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The Red & Black Devil's Canyon - A TON of pics - My first build! (UK)

by ZaidSyr

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Date Published

July 22, 2014

Date Built

July 12, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

967MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

UPDATE 23/07/14 - I have returned the EVGA PSU as it was very loud. I bought a Corsair RM650 instead which works much quieter.

75 PICTURES! So after months of planning and picking and changing parts, and after i have finally sold my iMac...and after 8 consecutive hours of building... My first custom built PC has come to life. And what can i say... this thing is no more than a legitimate beast! And since i was a former iMac user, i had to get myself a whole new setup (except for headphones)... so i went with a 23.6-inch 1ms ASUS monitor, a Razer Deathadder mouse and a Corsair K70 mechanical Keyboard.

Case - So as you could see i decided to go with an NZXT H440 case after being torn between it and the define R4, this case is absolutely beautiful and very quiet! Add a few static pressure intake fans and its ready for anything! I don't regret my decision at all by going with this case instead of the R4.

The processor was also a last minute quick change. After sticking with 4770K for a while, i saw that the 4790K had come out and at a very similar price to the 4770K, with a stock clock of 4.00GHz. This Devil's Canyon i7 below the Noctua NH-U12S CPU cooler is definitely a good combo, i have never seen temperatures going beyond 70 degrees at full load and in the hottest days here in England!

Gaming wise... this thing absolutely shreds! The GTX 780 ACX is an absolute beauty and performs exceptionally well. All the games i play including Far Cry 3 and Watch_Dogs never go below 60 FPS. The only problem i'd say about this GPU inside the H440 is that it dumps a lot of hot air inside the case... not too much of a problem, however i did get 2 Corsair AF140's to try and help solve the issue. I also plan to get 3 static pressure fans for intake at the front of the case.

This PC boots EXTREMELY FAST! (5-7 seconds) thanks to that 250gb Samsung SSD.

Other than that... I am VERY pleased with my first build and i welcome ANY suggestions or recommendations to this build. I still want it to be as quiet and as cool as possible, so any suggestions would be very much appreciated as i am fairly new to this! Thank you for taking your time to view my first build :D I am open to any questions...

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ShadeeS 3 Builds 7 points 40 months ago

PS3 looking lonely over there on the sofa, you might aswell throw that sh*t away! +1

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 5 points 40 months ago

HAHA f*** that PS3!!! Im part of the master race now! But i might need it for playing GTA 5 though :/ ... But i tried connecting it to my new monitor it doesn't work LOL. I think it got really sad because i have abandoned it. Well... it has been living for 7 years, i think its about time it died :)

ShadeeS 3 Builds 5 points 40 months ago

GTA 5 is coming to PC soooooooooo :D

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 3 points 40 months ago

haha i know! Cant wait! but until then i got nothing except this shi**y ps3 to play GTA 5 on :/

ShadeeS 3 Builds 5 points 40 months ago

Same I have it on xbox and I don't even touch it anymore the feels

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

haha yeah.

QuantumEssence 1 Build 3 points 40 months ago

Pshhh, you don't know the half of it... If I want to play GTA 5 I have to wait an hour constantly ejecting and reinjecting the disk until my roommate's PS3 reads the disk. He is too cheap to send it in to get it fixed and he won't let me pay to get it fixed D:

nehemiahawesome1 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

do it secretly or buy a ps4

Blackie_Sheen 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Even though pc master race is the way to go, I still like my ps3 for some ps3 exclusive like the uncharted series which is probaly the overall best games I've ever played particurlaly the second one which is a beast. Though my ps3 is getting pretty old just as old as yours so sometimes my ps3 just carshes and it pisses the **** off of me.

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah exactly, im currently playing The last of us story for a 4th time (epic game) on my ps3. I cant use my PC today :/ returned the PSU as it was very loud so i ordered a corsair RM650.

Sheddemon 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Very Nice build, good part selections. A few more pictures of inside the case would have been nice but otherwise solid build! +1

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

sigh why is this website doing this to me?! i had 80 pictures uploading!

QuantumEssence 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Pshhh, still not enough, we need to see pictures of the manuals too! ;D

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

hahaha XD

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Uploaded more pics :)

Sheddemon 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Looks great, love it!

Honeymush 1 point 27 months ago

Are all the parts on the list updated? thinking of building this myself to replace my shite vostro 230

xDiamond 1 point 40 months ago

love seeing h440 builds +1

D7 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

This is a nice build! More pictures of it in action would be good but still +1 (Another UK builder!)

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

OMG i had 80 pictures uploaded! where the hell did they go LOL

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

More pics are here.

OblivionXBA 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

More pictures please! I'm very intrigued by the NXZT H440! +1

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I have got 80 pictures i uploaded onto here, i have no clue why they arent showing up!

OblivionXBA 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah the image uploader on this site isn't the best!

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

i know... took me all day jheez

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Uploaded much more pictures... have a look

OblivionXBA 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks!

ncarter13 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

+1'ing because the build is impressive regardless of your age! (Not sure when posting your age became a thing? shrug)

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah i just realized how silly that was... sorry, i changed it now. Hope you liked my build :)

ncarter13 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

no need to apologize. I was just giving my 2 cents :D . You have excellent taste in cpu coolers. That exact one is my next purchase. stock intel cooler sounds like a turbine when I game for awhile.

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah its a great CPU cooler, however in the future im thinking of swapping it out for an NZXT kraken X61 AIO liquid CPU cooler... that thing looks so beautiful. I also want to do the same thing to my gtx 780, by adding a Kraken g10 and an AIO liquid cooler such as the kraken x41. So there i will have my CPU and GPU liquid cooled! But hopefully it will be quiet too (im a silence freak). The only thing im worried about is this push or pull configuration thingy... have no clue what that is :/

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Oh and yeah this Noctua CPU cooler is literally silent... the loudest part in my PC is the PSU and then the GPU (when gaming).

hawktalk2013 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Any benchmarks? I have a 780 too have you tried bf 3,4 or crysis 3 yet?

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Like i said in the description, this thing runs ANYTHING at 60 FPS or above. BF3 i got around 80-90 FPS. However some games like far cry 3 and watch dogs, if you max out the Anti Aliasing then fps drops to 30-40. But to be honest i keep AA normal (it doesn't seem to improve the graphics too much). Other than that the 780 is perfect, im sure you know too since you own one.

nehemiahawesome1 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

you are awesome. the featured build of the week

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Thank you so much! :D

Ricky_Math 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

idk why you would go with a razer mouse if your theme is black and red

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

I've been wanting to get this mouse for so long mainly because of the amount of good reviews people have been posting about it. Now that i see that the full spectrum Deathadder has been announced... i feel regret :(

Ricky_Math 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

haha i feel your pain. I couldn't live with every thing else being black/red and my mouse black/green thats just me still an awesome build, love that case by the way :)

Ntress 1 point 33 months ago

are those red and black cables comes with the Power Supply?

Honeymush 1 point 27 months ago

Does this PC run gta 5 on ultra?

ZaidSyr submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

This does run everything on maxed out settings on GTA 5 however without increasing the MSAA too much as it will result in framerate drops.