Description

Building this beast was straight forward and took about 2 hours. Asus AI suite III overclock was quick and overclocked core 1 and 2 to 4.5Ghz and core 3 and 4 to 4.4Ghz. This caused the PC to crash when under load. I have since taken the overclock off to install all software needed.

She (The computer is female as it is Sexy) is dead quiet and can not be heard running. Games run well (BF3, BF4 and Assassins Creed Black Flag). Just purchased Day-Z mod so update once tested.

The Monitor is fantastic and does what it says on the tin or box.

My GTX 780ti runs everything I can throw at it.

Boot time for windows 8.1 for her is about 13 Seconds from when it shows windows logo to desktop.

I will look at replacing the mouse as it does not feel right with FPS games as it stutters.

I had a media centre remote and receiver so I have connected it and can say it makes the world of difference with windows media centre.

Update- Overclocked to 4.2Ghz across all 4 cores and stable

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  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

Better off making note of the auto over clock numbers, then going and manually over clocking. Every one is different so fine tuning is a must. Watch some videos online if you have no idea. Bios are different but pretty much called the same. Sounds like the auto over clock isn't very stable, so I would either chime it down a bit or like a say, go manual.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Trying to overclock to 4.5 using the stock cooler? ARE YOU INSANE?

  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

That's not a stock cooler. He listed that Intel liquid cooler and the photos also show the cooler installed.

I bet you a basket of crumpets the reason for the crash in the overclock is because that cooler couldn't handle the heat. Haswells run hot. If your gonna use the software to overclock, back off some of that overclock. Ultimately manual overclock is the best way to go. And if you want to get a higher overclock, get a cooler with a bigger radiator.

I like the build by the way. :-)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I... I totally didn't notice that. Pulled a typical internetter stunt there. No cookies for me.

To throw in my own two cents here though, i'd probably still go Ivy right now. Heck, maybe even Sandy. The complete absence of overclocking headroom on Haswell is disusting, eager to see how Broadwell turns out.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

You could go IB or SB, but on a brand new build it doesn't make sense to take a step or 2 backwards as far as tech goes. Haswell is newer, is faster and more efficient at stock, and does well with good cooling and just fine with stock cooling if you don't overclock. Best thing to do , if you haven't built yet or don't need to upgrade, is wait for Broadwell or wait for Intel to do the refresh with Haswell later this year.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

While this is true... atleast you're not converting your PC to a space heater.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

He's using Intel's water cooler. No stock cooler is being used.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-005-IN

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i had that pointed out to me, i hastily neglected to read the description thoroughly and when i saw "Intel" i naturally assumed it was the stock heatsink; never heard of Intel's own water cooling before.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it looks cool, but that radiator is small. Those kind of coolers are great if space is a premium like with those small builds and or your not pushing a big overclock.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The rad is only 120mm but it is a bit thicker then the norm. Does keep it cool under full load. I will post after I measure it again.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Low 30° C at idle and 44 to 45° C using prim95. Using Asus ai suite for temp monitor. I don't think it bad... Soon try over clock to 4.3 and hopefully Intel liquid solution will do its job right.