Description

This was my first build ever. This machine will mainly be doing science work for a variety of distributed computing projects.

The case was a bit small, but I got everything to fit... barely. I had to do some plastic trimming of the Rosewill case fans with my Dremel to get them to fit around the PSU connectors and RAM slots.

I could have ordered one less case fan as the Corsair H80i water cooler was an after-thought and replaced a pre-installed 120mm case fan that came with the case.

System is stable overclocked to 4.4GHz. I'll be tweaking things slowly over the coming weeks.

The OS was free because I have a buddy that works at Microsoft, gets the employee discount, and owed me.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Sweet build. Love the Crossfire. You may want to work on that cable management, though.

Also, I think you may have went a bit overboard with the PSU. Paul from newegg made a build with an 800W, that was ready for 2 780s. You could have saved money by going with a 750w or a 650w. (I am planning to crossfire 2 270s with a 600w supply, and the cards are basically the same).

Nonetheless I really like the build!

-Matt

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks Matt! Good advice. I am learning. That photo is from half-way through the build. I've since cleaned things up a bit. I'll post more photos tomorrow.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh sweet! Yeah, it doesn't make your computer unusable, but it does help your build look nice and a much better airflow. This is a very good first build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, regarding the power supply, this website estimated a power consumption of 598 watts for all the listed hardware... and knowing that I had a 3rd PCI slot to play with, I wanted the ability to expand the mobo in the future. I'm hoping to run this build at 100% for years and be able to do some upgrading along the way.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, I like it :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build, but i would re-route that cord that is going over the cpu fan, you DO NOT WANT THAT FAN TO STOP. i also see that you dident put the h80i in... lol did you get scared? or just want to get the build done? :P its not very hard if you are scared its just that it takes a couple of extra mins.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll add more pictures soon of the completed build. I added the H80i as an after-thought when I saw the CPU temp going above 70 deg C and didn't like the sound of the cheesy stock air cooling fan.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice case! I have the same one! Cable management is a pain in it though. Try using the drive cages to hold the cables against the side of the case. Just twist tie all the excess length together and shove it behind the cages.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Fix that cable management! lol, nice build

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

super nice build thanks for posting. You can upgrade to a R9 270x or 270 if you want to try to squeeze a third card in there. I see no problem with your choice of PSU, seasonic is the best and having more watts than you need means that the PSU only needs to work at a third of its max which is more efficent. Cable management is always a problem in small cases. Could you have mounted your H80i on the top with the heat flowing up which is natural? +1 for you sir.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a waste of beutiful scorpion design on a case like this :/

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Those Rosewill fans really are great aren't' they?