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Bad Juju

by jordanngarcia

31
22 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 12, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6 GHz

Description

Bad Juju was a spur-of-the-moment decision.

I wanted to get back into PC gaming. [SUCCESS]

I built this rig to play games -- CS:GO, GTAV, BF4, Skyrim, Crysis 3, GMod, Mass Effect, and whatever upcoming titles I feel like playing -- at high graphical settings and FPS. [SUCCESS]

I play BF4, GTAV, and Crysis 3 at top settings in 60FPS with no problems at all. Sometimes I open the side of the case to aid in GPU cooling, but it's not necessary (see below). I have overclocked the i5-6600K in here, but have recently set it back to stock speed. There's not really a reason to OC this proc right now, in this build, for my needs.

Planned upgrades: -[PSU] RM650 fully-modular PSU from Corsair because I have a buttload of extra cables hanging around under the MBU tray.

-[FAN] 80mm Antec blue LED exhaust fan (http://www.amazon.com/Antec-TriCool-80mm-Blue-LED/dp/B00066FH1U?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) for the top of the case to aid in cooling the fat GPU. The primary exhaust fan is sucking air out of the radiator and out of the case, this one will aid the work that one does so splendidly.

-[MONITOR] I want to get a bigger, possibly higher refresh rate monitor. This one already has a 1ms response time and I love playing in 1080. Depending on prices when I get sick of this monitor, I'll upgrade to something with 2K or 4K resolution. Not really interested in multi-display. But the curved monitors seem cool.

This computer had a lot of quirks in the build stage -- I was out of practice and unfamiliar with the layout of this tiny case. It has been a labor of love and is paying off so well. I set out with this case to stay away from 'mainstream' cases like the Corsair 540 and other similar size cases.

Let me know your thoughts below!

Part Reviews

CPU

Best gaming proc for the money currently, in my opinion (duh). If you want to save more, go with the non-K version.

Motherboard

Tiny, powerful MBU. Great for small builds. Comes with many features for a small board.

Case

Tiny case, sexy looks. It's a puny case with a horizontal MBU layout. If you're afraid of that, leave this case now. This is a challenge-level case to build in -- for some people. The more time you spend with this little lady, the more you'll love her.

Optical Drive

It does its job.

Monitor

Buy 3, have no regrets. Best 60hz/1ms monitor out there for the money. Perfect for 1080 gaming on a small desk.

Comments Sorted by:

Gooberdad 10 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

I'm digging the light this build casts onto the wall. It's a good looking pc.

jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Thank you! Yeah, it makes some pretty cool patterns coming through the back plates.

Biggerboot 6 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

Awesome reason to go mini itx on the Qpack-3. Very nice.

Astrowings230 2 points 30 months ago

Damn, that looks sexy!

jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Thanks!

Little_Weeaboo 2 points 30 months ago

+1 for clean setup and parts if you're looking for a monitor asus has a 200 dollar 24 inch 144hz monitor with like 1 or 5 ms response time. GG on cable management.

jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Thank you! Yeah, I am about to update this with the new PSU and removed drive bays. I'll add more pictures of the new wiring once it's done.

unicykle 3 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Nice bukd man +1. I like the case and the well placed figurine..

(is that a huge drum stick in his hand?)

jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

It's Leeroy Jenkins!

Yes, he has chicken.

unicykle 3 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

GOD DAMN YOU LEEROY!

That's awesome, I totally want one.

The.Geeked. 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

+1 for the gundam wallpaper

mandroy 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

+1 for the Gundam wallpaper, Freedom ftw! oh the build is sexy too

stax 3 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Just built in this case and love it too, though yours is now making me wish there was an ITX board for AM3+ so I'd have a nice shelf for my mini figs too :D

+1

GloriouSGabeN 2 points 28 months ago

Amazing build! When I heard Bad JuJu I though of Ice Age Meltdown :I +1

Woodem 1 point 28 months ago

Hey, thinking of building a similar pc for csgo how many frames are you able to get, do you hit the 300 fps cap or just below?

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APhi11_3 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Yes, Bad juju is a gun in destiny, I own it and it is a baller pulse rifle with full auto mode and a perk that gives free instant reload if you string kills and it also gives a damage buff. :)

jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

I wouldn't know. I played the game for like 4 days when it came out and then went back to playing BF4.

Bad juju means bad luck or bad karma.

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jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Agreed.

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jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Sorry, yeah. I have the K65 now. But in the pictures is a Ducky Shine 3.

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jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Actually yes! It's just been sitting around since I got the K65.

PM me if you like, I'm not trying to make money on it.

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jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

It definitely is not.

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jordanngarcia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

4K isn't one of my goals, I just said I could end up with a 4K monitor (;

The 390X actually outperforms the GTX 980 in 4K, fun fact.

Here are some links: (https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/3atef5/discussion_r9_390x_over_gtx_980/)

and

(http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2687246/390x-gtx-980.html)

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