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Leviathan

by madcracked

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CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.35GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.56GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

Description

To start i would like to say i know that some of the parts, i.e the ram and ssd are not in the build, i am waiting till the end of the month to get them. As well as the second PSU in the first picture. i ended up having to buy another because that one didn't work right. the sad part is i individual sleeved each cable myself. and will be doing sleaving again for this PSU later on. with that being said that is why the cable management is a little sloppy.

I built this computer because i wanted something that was faster than the gt650m on my laptop. I play light games like minecraft and host a private server every now and then, hopefully that explained the 16GB of ram. I ended going with the 4GB GTX760 because i was looking for future stability when i go with triple monitors. the 4GB also lets me run higher textures on games like skyrim and minecraft as well. I was able to overclock the gpu to 1210mhz with a boost of 1275mhz, but as seen in my last picture the benchmark as well as games pushes it to 1346mhz.

i need to mod the case just a bit on the top and cut out some of the metal and plastic trim to fit the corsair sp120's in the top with the 240mm rad just below them. i this it worked pretty well considering MSI says it can't be done. with the Swiftech H220 i only have a peak temp of 75c and an idle of 20c, and yes i know im blowing air in, i wanted to color of the fans to show. i have also maxed out the fans in my case making the airflow very good. this helps with the GPU because its not a back expelling fan. all in all th3e parts are good and i got them for a good price. the mobo was on sale and i got a bundle deal with the cpu at my local microcenter. the monitor was purchased there as well and is an amazing ips screen.

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killacase21 2 points 52 months ago

What do you think of that 4GB edition of the 760??

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 2 points 52 months ago

so far i personal have not seen it go over the 2GB usage, but unlike many other boards it was only $40 more. and for the extra 40 bucks it was worth it for the future proof.

Jimmy 2 points 52 months ago

Think of it as a 4 GB 670.

zlogs 1 Build 3 points 52 months ago

If he was to SLI the 4gb 760's and got 2 more of those 1080p monitors or went 1440p, he would definitely see the value in 4gb

Jimmy 5 points 52 months ago

I never said he would see the value in 4 GB, I was just offering input on killacase21's question on how the 4 GB 760 is... So why the down vote?

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 4 points 52 months ago

Dont worry bro I got you+1. And yes the value for the 4gb is better if I increased the resolution or did multi monitor which is what I will be doing eventualy.

Jimmy 2 points 52 months ago

Yeah, for surround that 4 GB would definitely come in handy. I feel like one 760 may not have the power to push max settings in surround though. But if you SLI then you definitely will. Even with just one 760 you should still be able to play on high on the more demanding games.

Also, thanks lol

zlogs 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

I was actually replying to madcracked's comment. And, I never downvoted you.

Jimmy 2 points 52 months ago

Oh, somebody else did then, sorry. Also you accidentally replied to my comment then, because it was in my message box =P

istealunderwear 9 Builds 2 points 52 months ago

Need to sleeve everything and It'll be awesome!

Still a very good build, haven't see that case before how is it to work in?

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Its fine. A lil more cable space would be nice but it was suficiant

UnexceptionalJew 2 points 52 months ago

How do you like that motherboard? I was thinking about getting that motherboard and an i7 4770k as a combo from microcenter. Have you had any issues? Was it easy to overclock with it?

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Its fine so far. The easy tune said I could do 4.9-5.0 but I didnt like the voltage

Jimmy 2 points 52 months ago

What was the voltage it wanted to set it to? Just curious, because your good as long as it's not too much over 1.3V, that is, if you can cool it.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

I run 4.7 at 1.357, and 4.9 at 1.43

Jimmy 2 points 52 months ago

Wow, that is a lot of voltage. It doesn't sound like you got a fantastic clocker. I think 4.6 is the sweet spot for your chip then, though if load temps are under 80C you could run 4.7 without much risk.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

yeah thats what im thinking my temp are good as im not worried about the voltage

RyneSmith 7 Builds 2 points 52 months ago

Damn nice OC!

Goku671 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

BEST all in one liquid cooler, good job.'

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Its not only an all in one. Its modular, you can swap out the tubing and add radiators and gpu coolers. Swiftech designed the h220 to be a stong enough pump to handle expansion

Goku671 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

i know, i have one. I They are not selling them in North America anymore due to patent claim from Corsair.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Yeah I got on of the last ones at my store in ny

Goku671 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

mine just got here today. I ordered it 4 weeks ago but the ebay seller shipped with slow *** shipping. I live all the way in Guam.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Just to forwarn you it has near a mile of tubing. I cut mine down.

ExcaliburVII 2 points 52 months ago

Great build, it looks amazing even without the sleeved cables. :) About your SP120s, if you flip them and use them as exhaust, will the blue ring still be facing the top of the case?

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

No there only one way. But I do have 8 fans in the case. So I can afford to have it intake. My temp are really good

WyzeGye 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

Hey, I have the same case as you and was flabbergasted when I saw that you had a rad mounted at the top. Check out my build and see what I ended up doing. Could you maybe snap a pic of the modification you did to the top of your case?

jru732 1 point 52 months ago

You seem to have your radiator fans as intakes. This might be on purpose, but normally when radiators are mounted at the tops of cases they are positioned to be exhaust.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 0 points 52 months ago

Yes I know I mentioned it in the description. I wanted to sp120 to show and I maxed my case fanes so a ihave very good air flow hence the gpu temp

Smily 1 point 52 months ago

Hmm. The other build entitled "Leviathan" was better.

Just kidding. Nice build. Smart choices. Assembled well. Nice job! Happy gaming!

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

I was disapointed when I saw that but I named mine this because of the color and claw marks on my case.

Smily 2 points 52 months ago

Haha, yeah. Well, there are names that pop up frequently. I think every build in the Rosewill Thor V2 is entitled "thor".

littleb 1 point 49 months ago

Overpaid on your ram and ssd imo. but i do like your CPU cooler. + 1 still <3 I just bouhgt same ram for dirt cheap on amazon for $120....

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Series-Desktop-CMY16GX3M2A1866C9/dp/B00D2LGRO2/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=ARIRHZY220SC8

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

dude read the description if your going to post something about it.

littleb 0 points 49 months ago

-1 now.... You earned it.. I did read the description.. Just told you you over paid.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

if you read the description you would have seen i didnt buy them yet.

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Why do you have to be such an ******* about it? Sheesh...

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

I've got the same case, are you able to fit the 240 rad in there without too much modification? I was planning on using the Corsair H110 without extra fans. Would be nice to know if I can fit a radiator in the top or not before buying one. I plan on OC my 4770k @ 4.0Ghz w/ my motherboard limitations, and I'm not sure if I should buy a rear-mounted or top-mounted all-in-one liquid kit. Nice build, by the way, only negative opinion about it is the yellow components contrasting with the blue case. Of course just personal preference, but it would look nicer.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

im guessing you mean a 280mm rad for the h110. it may be possible to get the rad in but it wont be possible to get the 140mm fans in the top. so you wont get much benefit. if you still havn't purchased the rad i would just go with the h100i it more than capable to take a cpu overclock

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

The only reason I was looking more at the H110 was because of many reviews talking about the H100i's pump being noisy. Didn't know H110 was 280, thought it was 240. Oh well... Is your H100i noisy for you? I want to get a liquid all-in-one because it allows displaying of RAM and motherboard in the case, and plus like you stated, the H100 series are more than enough for cooling.

Do you know of any other radiators that may be of the same size, or smaller (but are a 240, not 120 like rear ones)? I want to do the least amount of modification to the case as possible. Finally, how do you take the top off of the case? Do you just pull on the rear "handle", or is there another pull-off spot? I managed to get the front panel off, but I somehow can't get it off without feeling I might break it. Thanks for the response!

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

i used a swifteck h220

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Goddammit I'm stupid... forgot you were using H220. Let me rephrase what I meant to say... would you recommend using the H220 in the Ravager, or would you use a smaller rad? I'm thinking about the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer. Sorry about that lol

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

the size of the rad isnt important as long as its a 240mm

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

there are one way clips that need to be compresed in order to get the top off

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Oh ok, I'll try that later. I was struggling to pull it off and was wondering why it wouldn't budge.

thunderdan602 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Very nice build sir. I do have a question for you. How do you like that motherboard as far as overclocking goes?

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 0 points 47 months ago

im sorry i couldnt get back to you sooner pcpart was giving me login probs. the mobo isnt bad just keep in mind that haswell is 99% dependent on the cpu for overclocking its has been found that even a $30 mobo can overclock as much as something that cost $500

thunderdan602 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you so much for the reply. It sounds like this board is hit and miss. You seem to have no issues with the overclock and yet I'm reading some people hate on this board for the trouble it has with the overclock. Thanks again for responding.

madcracked submitter 2 Builds 0 points 47 months ago

what board do you have?

James710 1 point 47 months ago

That is a lot of money, in my mind, for a PC

buildsmadeby11yearold 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Super Cool build!! It's also Hackintosh ready. Beats my build by storm.