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Project Volt

by BiscuitEntertainment



Date Published

June 4, 2015

Date Built

July 22, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

76.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.018 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


Let me start off by saying that I started this build about this time last year but never got around to posting it. I would always procrastinate and never spend the time to take the pictures that are in fact not that good anyways because I don't have a fancy DSLR camera like some people so hopefully you enjoy the pictures taken by a iPhone.

Building this PC has been an amazing experience and gaming could not be better I decided to build it after the Xbox One was just not satisfying me anymore because every game is 60$ and you have to pay Microsoft even more money for Xbox live.

Once I knew I was going to build it it started around ~1400 and then escalated quickly as I saw what PC's can do. Originally it was going to be a i5 and a 780, but then I wanted surround setup hints the GPU choice. At one time I was going to do a custom loop then reality hit me and I knew I could not have everything so I settled with and i7 and my GPU choice was always changing the the best thing I could get at the best price.

This PC is used for surround gaming and some streaming when I feel like it. It plays all the games I currently own at high or ultra settings at 5760x1080 and 60 fps. Something that if a console tried to handle would blow up.

In the future I plan to put a custom loop in and maybe some more storage and ram. Also, if your wondering why there is a random 4gb stick of white Hyper X stick of memory in there is because I had it laying around and decided to use it instead of let it sit and I am aware that is slows my other ram down. However, I was not going to remove it from the system just to get some pictures.

The reasoning for the name is because if you did not know the R9 295X2 has a massive 500 watt TDP and I wanted to name my build something that had to do with power

I hope you liked the build

Comments Sorted by:

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

How are your VRM temps? with the x61 pulling hot radiator air into the case (especially on an OC'd 4970k) it seems like that hot air is the only ventilation over the VRMs on your mobo... Just wondering. I have the AMD Sabertooth variant for my FX8350 and with 2x200mm case fans (one is top exhaust - pulls A LOT of air away from the RAM and VRM areas) my board temps never go anywhere.

BiscuitEntertainment submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

They are fine I also have two fans at the top of the case pulling air in so that helps I feel like my drives are fine. Also my CPU temps are fine at idle they sit around 29-31 degrees and when under a gaming load its always in the low 50's high 40's.

pierogisandwich 1 point 47 months ago

That's a beautiful motherboard... I'm really feeling the whole diamond-plate thing it's got going on.

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l13199l 3 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

His drives are fine. The majority of heat from the 295x2 goes to the radiator, and even if it didn't those drives have plenty distance from the gpu. It would only be unsafe if they were being smothered by the bottom of the gpu, not happening here

BiscuitEntertainment submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

He's right most of the heat goes to the radiator and gets pushed right out of the case and I can not mount my drives anywhere else because of the push/pull config and the radiator at the front.

Dre_Pro 1 Build 0 points 47 months ago

Yeah, get those things as far away as possible, so much heat is pumped out that this could be a space heater

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ryan2pro 4 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Lol Ron Burgundy