This PC is just about packing as much power as I feasibly can using last generation parts in the smallest case possible. Other requirements and desires were lowering temperatures and reducing noise wherever possible, even if it is for small gains (with exception to the GPU). The reason of using the smallest case is because I have frequent travel requirements associated with my occupation.
CPU was left to stock speeds and undervolted using manual mode at 1.170v . With this, temperatures went from:
De-lidded i7-4790k @ 4.4GHz UV'd to 1.170v :
*Stress Test w/x264: 87C -> 75C
*Gaming: 81C -> 66C
*Idle: 45C -> 35C
GPU is still with reference cooler, and runs pretty hot:
GTX Titan X:
*Stress Test: 83C
It was priced at 400GBP by my friend due to him upgrading to the GTX 1080 :)
Boost clocks maintained post 10 mins are 1177 MHz with ASIC score of 75.9%.
Little noise in idle in a silent room, just the sound of flowing air. The SF600 is the noisiest at idle due to the presence of coil whine, however the fan itself when it spins is very quiet. EDIT: RMA'd and got a replacement SF600 which was had no coil whine whatsoever and is pretty much silent.
At load, the noisiest component is the GPU.
Cables sourced from Icemodz.eu
For use with CAD, Matlab (large datasets), ArcGIS, and for 144Hz 1080p gaming.