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by Burney21



Date Published

Dec. 13, 2014

Date Built

Dec. 12, 2014

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate



Hello again all,

So this build is kinda odd. This rig was built to run dual monitors for stock trading, so GPU horsepower was not a priority. All in all, this build went really smoothly. I'm kinda a silent freak, so using the stock fans and cooler drove me nuts, but hey, its not going to be in my house, so whatever. Comments welcome.

CPU: Got discount with micro center on CPM-MB combo, so yeah. Didn't want to use a 4690k, but it was cheaper than a 4590, so why not.

MB: Rock solid ASUS board, they just work, lol.

Memory: Reliable and low CAS.

SSD: It was on sale for $79.99, and i really like the Samsung drives.

HDD: Spare one i had laying around.

GPU: Supports dual monitors, should be just fine for anything he throws at it.

Case: Now this case was really nice. Not as quiet as my personal H440, but excellent build quality, and super easy to build in.

PSU: Reliable, and they work. Nice clean power

Comments Sorted by:

Mawdsley 1 point 46 months ago

Looks good for what you described.

Edit: Also, really good cable management.

Burney21 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Thanks i appreciate it.

buckeyefan63 1 point 46 months ago

Why did you get a Micro ATX?

Burney21 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

it was on sale, lol. only reason

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Good job, I'm sure it will work awesome!

Burney21 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

thanks man

HotSince92 1 point 45 months ago

good that u got the 4690k but wait ! how on earth did u OC it @ 4.3ghz ? H97 chipset doesn support OC and this board is not capable of such high OCing power.. is the system stable ?

Burney21 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

The system is stable as a rock and H97 does OC. Not the best, but it does.

HotSince92 1 point 45 months ago

tats surprising ! for an 4 phase power motherboard... anyway good for you dude :) rock on !

Veizin 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

You oced a 4690k on a H97 mobo with the stock cooler to 4.3 and are getting 65C. Not sure whether to spend money on buying myself an aftermarket cooler or to offer it to you to teach me your ways, master.

On a serious note - How?

Burney21 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

I don't honestly remember, lol. I did this build for a friend a while ago, but i just fiddled it for about a day off and on, and that was the farthest i could push it without getting too close to my 70C limit. I was kinda surprised too that i could push it that far, but i guess i won the silicon lottery on this one. One reason for the cool temps tho, there is not much heat generation in there, 730 does not put out much heat at all, so it has a constant supply of fresh air.

Burney21 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

And good cable management. Im kinda OCD about cable management if you cant tell, lol.

Veizin 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Indeed. Job well done with the cables. Wow, they should put this build on PCPartPicker's home page to inspire all the slackers. Show them that cable management is not just for people, who have nothing to do with their lives, but actually can help, A LOT. One of these days, I'm going to open up my case and just go through everything and make it look stellar. D: