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Bear, the White - Gaming/Editing Medium range Build

by resvez


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Date Published

April 27, 2015

Date Built

April 26, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

39.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.244 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.466 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

76.0° C


First of all Hello!

I'd like to invite you to see and discuss my build for future reference! Please feel free to comment! The purpose of this build is for Gaming, Streaming/recording and light/medium (i hope, for YouTube content). I will also do edit some Gopro footage on it!

Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core I think the choice speaks for itself, I definitely waned to jump on to the X99 platform and the 5820k seemed to be the perfect match for my budget and purpose.

ASUS X99-S ATX LGA2011-3 This board seemed to support everything I wanted and add a slick look to it! The Ice white matches the case perfectly! ASUS's board switches, LEDs, sensors, and smart overclock gave me good starting points to tweak around making the process quite easier! the are USB 3.0 everywhere on this Board and more SATAs than we can count! Overkilled a bit since I only plan on going as far as 2-way SLI but... reasons!

CORSAIR H100i amazing temperatures fit and low noise. When I'm on YouTube, or playing something like LoL these are the only fans really spinning. keeps my CPU cool even with increased voltages, a bit of a pain to configure but worth the trouble!

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Are they making a competition on who has the longest name? Anyway this Gaphics card absolutely brutalizes anything I threw at it on 1080p, the G-sync funcionality is a must and the crown of the jewel. The games look amazing on the Screen after tweaking around a little bit with the settings! The low fan consumption allows higher OC since there is more power to deliver! when on Idle or light load fans are stopped which makes it very quit too!

Kingston 16GB DDR4-2400 Got these at a amazing deal price and they are totally worth it, when I was looking for the Board to buy on the ASUS X99 I saw that at times there was a few issues with the XMP profiles on some sticks. Not on these ones! Profile was loaded and running smooth!

CORSAIR HX850i ATX Corsair Link + Silent + Platinum energy Seal

Overall Building a PC after 6-8 years is absolutely amazing. This was fairly easy to put together! The corsair Air 540 allows you a clean look fairly easily! In the future I might add another 980 and another 4 ram sticks (if needed)! As for results, I'll leave a benchmark result bellow! http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/6708505 If you read this far, thank you!

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Cloudyy 5 points 47 months ago

Medium range? This is a bit better than that. :P Great build, I love the color scheme. +1

resvez submitter 1 Build 0 points 47 months ago

I say Medium cuz High would be something like a 3 or 4 way-SLI with watercooling! There are a lot of builds out there than turn this into a calculator :p Thx for your reply! Yeah I think the colours turned out awesome! No photoshop there!

Veizin 2 Builds 5 points 47 months ago

If by a lot you mean 0.1%, yeah. But I'm sure this PC would be well able to score in the top 1% on Firestrike. my i5 4690k on an evo and EVGA 970 outperforms 96% of all rigs. Increase the cores by 50% and triple the threads+15-20% from the 980 amd the high performance RAM? Pretty sure it's in the top 1%. Remember a lot of guys are building g3258/750 TI/260x rigs right now. Not to speak of those sporting a core 2 quad, which is still in the top 10 most popular CPUs.

resvez submitter 1 Build 0 points 47 months ago

I am not very skilled in Overclocking really, I bought this rig and invested a bit more in high quality components so they can be a little forgiving :p as it is, I disagree, maybe if i doubled up my GPU

dannyw1612 8 Builds 3 points 47 months ago

Looking brilliant at what seems to be a reasonable price. I love X99 boards it makes me want to go intel.

resvez submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

Thank you! Since I haven't built a PC in a while I was afraid I might screw up so I did investigate a bit! These boards ARE amazing mate, and they look greeeeeeaaaaat!

lilshatespug217 1 Build 3 points 47 months ago

Slow/ Unusable:

=< 4gb RAM

=< Core 2 Duo

=< 250gb HDD

=< No dedicated or really old dedicated graphics

Low End:

=> 4gb RAM

=> Pentium, A4, A6 or Celeron

=> 500gb HDD

=> Integrated Graphics

Mid Range:

=> 8gb RAM

=> i3, A8, A10, FX-6300

=> 1tb HDD

=> Integrated graphics, or entry level card such as 750 ti or r9 270

High End:

=> 8gb RAM

=> FX 8350, i5, i7 (Quad Core)

=> 1tb HDD

=> 120gb SSD (Sometimes)

=> High end graphics, such as gtx 960/970 or r9 280/290


=> 16gb RAM

=> 6+ Core i7

=> 2tb HDD

=> 250gb SSD

=> Enthusiast graphics, such as gtx 980, gtx Titan X, r9 295x2, and maybe some SLI and Crossfire Configurations

Hope this clarified why people don't like this build being called "mid range"

resvez submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

Ok , now I see I might have been underestimating my mini-fridge here! Still a mid level enthusiast until I get another 980 in there :p Thx for the comment, I really appreciate it!

zackattack099 1 point 46 months ago

r9 270 is not an entry leval card, that is why it's in the r9 series. If you want to talk entry level, that would be something like an r7 265.

Growliff1234 2 points 47 months ago

I need to save up some money quick ! This thing is beautiful awesome work !

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Thanks mate! The unpacking made the savings worth it!

Omiguu 2 points 47 months ago

Nice! Colour scheme looks sick!!

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

hehe! Thanks mate! I'm kinda hypnotized by it actually! Turned out even better than I imagined!

DTF1129 2 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

super nice man, +1

DTF1129 2 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

although you should maybe consider some white lights, i bet it would really bring everything out

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

I did think that, but seems like white takes the blue effect away, at the moment the 980SC is blinking white and the Corsair H100i pump swaps between White and Blue :)

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you!

Banshebot 2 points 47 months ago

Barring the CPU cooler if I had £2k this is the exact set up I'd go for +1

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you! Well the build cost me about 1600£ ( taking out the monitor) cuz I built it over a couple of months to take advantage of the volatile price in hardware. At the end, I think every £ was worth it :)

Banshebot 2 points 47 months ago

I've got to admit aesthetically this build looks gorgeous. Have you got some crazy photo effects going on in those pics or are they just kick *** LED's? If so where did you buy them?!!

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

No Photoshop was used AT ALL, I promise, you can download and check the photos yourself! Ye, these LEDS give the White a very sick look. They are stated on the build, They are the Akasa Vegas LEDS 60cm strip (x2), ordered them from scan.co.uk for 8 pound something each. thnaks for your comment :)

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Worth mentioning he photos were taken with a DLSR, it brings it very close to how it really looks like!

Stone_88 2 points 47 months ago

very nice Build mate! Your build is way more than medium range for now! ;-) I'm planning to do a white/green build in a similar style. I'm definitly going for an ASUS x99 board since they are awesome and look very good, did you have any problems with your mobo? Also if I may ask how was the installation of the AIO-cooler? I can't decide if i should go for the corsair H100i or if i should take the Cooler Master Nepton 280L. +1 from me, enjoy your system!

resvez submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

The X99 is just beutifull! And that LED they inserted on the back of the board to illuminate the division between the soundboard and the motherboard makes the cherry on top! Installation wise was quite easy, didn't run into many issues, even tho i;m still messing around with the BIOS. Mounting the H100i couldn't be easier since you don't even need to put a backplate, just apply the male/male screws and mount it with the thumbscrews on top! Also have to say the difference between silent and performance mode on this is about 3 to 5C and a lot of noise. The silent mode suits all clocks! I haven't tried a Nepton 280L so I cannot compare but I can say I am very happy with my choice, the Corsair-Link option on both the Power Supply and CPU cooler also helped with the decision. Thanks for your comment, if you have any more questions feel free!

Stone_88 2 points 47 months ago

Thx, Asus did a very good Job on their X99 series. When I will start building my build ( maybe in a few months ) I will definitley use one of their mobos =) I will further investigate on the corsair AIO and corsair-link and maybe go with the H100i Cheers

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

They really did! But not only are they an amazing piece of hardware but they also look really good! The 5 way optimization helps a lot to get safe OC to start from which cuts a few hours from the tweaking process! Only thing they advertise and I cannot really test is the "exclusive overclocked CPU socket with extra pins." Yes they are there. No, not sure if theyre doing anything...

Stone_88 2 points 47 months ago

Hmmm well i think that you won't notice much difference under "normal" circumstances. But they should provide better and more stable power to the CPU and hence allow for a more stable OC. But I'm really not experienced with OC'ing. I have to build my system first =) Something other I heared was that corsair-link did not work properly for many ppl out there, any problems with that?

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Yes, i did have some issues with the H100i link. at one point i basically stopped recognizing the device. Just by using HWinfo. But I was able to bypass the problem by denying the Link control. I have now reached a Stable overclock on the CPU @ 4000MHz and stable at 41 degrees. Ranked 1274 points in CineBench (from 1089 stock clock)

GhostTaco 2 points 47 months ago

Awesome build but I think your next upgrade should really be a 1440p 144hz monitor to really use that 980. 1080p is nothing for it

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

That was my aim when I started this build but then noticed that all the g-sync monitors at the time were TN models. I decided to go for a 1080 on the idea that in a few months well have better colors on 1440p with more friendly prices. Thanks!

racsorrac 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

I agree with the others. This is a high end build

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Okok I am sorry!! :)

Scotty0709 2 points 47 months ago

How is the AOC G2460PG monitor? Good colors? Swaying on whether or not to get it.

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Sorry on the late reply mate! With a few tweaks I think I found confortable place. I love the monitor, the G-sync makes the difference in the panel worth it. And for the price you cant go wrong! Settings: Brightness 57 Contrast 50 Gamma 2 Overdrive Medium - USER Red 57 Green 60 Blue 62

zackattack099 1 point 46 months ago

Mediam range LMAO and it costs 2k dollars.

resvez submitter 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

I know I know... About 1700 pounds not counting the monitor mate! :)