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Decepticomp - EVGA Hadron build

by WTFsteven

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31 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.038 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

Description

This is my third build and by far my favorite! It took me almost 2 months to finalize because of shipping woes but she's finally ready. I needed an SFF computer because my job will require me to fly around a lot in the next 1+ years and compared to my Corsair Air 540 this is much more manageable. That being said, i didn't want to sacrifice any performance so i did my research and this is what i came up with. I got the 4GB version of the 770 because i plan to SLI it in the future and get a 4K monitor and 2GB just isn't gonna cut it. The case i fell in love with the second i saw it. There are mixed reviews all over Youtube but i knew i needed it. What i didn't need was that huge drive cage.. So the first thing i did was drill it out. I then off-set the font panel with some Velcro squares and put a 120mm fan where the cage was. This was also my first time sleeving and doing it on a non-modular PSU was a pain in my *ss. But looking at it now, it was worth every minute. The CPU, RAM, and Case i bought used locally for $180, $120, and $160 respectively. They were all about two weeks old so i hopped on the chance. The SSD was purchased locally as well for $60 and the GPU from /r/hardwareswap for $330 with the backplate included. Now that i think about it, i should call this the "Thrift Box" lol. I'm loving this build and i can't wait to put it through the ropes.

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polarbehr 4 Builds 7 points 60 months ago

that sleeving makes the LSU fan in me very happy

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 3 points 60 months ago

Quick Google search turned up a team with a great sense of color :P

polarbehr 4 Builds 3 points 60 months ago

Not gonna lie, i love the colors

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Retroman 4 points 60 months ago

+1 for unique color scheme :)

deathfromup 6 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

great job on the sleeving, they look awesome and it is quite a unique color combo.

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 3 points 60 months ago

Thank you! I love how the colors came out

Hakumisoso 2 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

I like them too. The lighting makes them shine. Especially those neon zip ties.

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

You know, i simply bought some yellow zip ties and was pleasantly surprised when i saw how they reacted to the lighting

zSyzygy 1 Build 2 points 60 months ago

These prices are so good! To have such a sleek and powerful machine for $1200 is something to be proud of, well done.

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

Thank you very much. I'm a proud father lol

Dave_6 2 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

Awesome build! Love the Decepticon emblem!

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

Decepticomp* ;)

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

Lakers colors ftw lol jk. I like the color scheme and great parts and cable management

Resa69 1 Build 2 points 60 months ago

This just gave me a hard one.

darkjedi1993 2 points 59 months ago

This is such a sweet little build. I love the case, as well as the color scheme. Whether or not it did, your build looks so classy and effortless. I wish I did a bunch of LAN gaming, just so I'd have a reason to get that badass little case. Also, LOVE the front decal.

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

Thanks, man. It was sort of a pain working in such a small case but so freaking satisfying. I actually water cooled(no custom loop) it but i haven't gotten around to updating this post yet. I'll link some imgur pics :D

http://i.imgur.com/QcCGEEM.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qT5MDGP.jpg

thekasafist 1 Build 2 points 58 months ago

Kool love the name Decepticomp LOL!

Cthill 2 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

Do you have any links for the plastic clips and also I am looking for some good material for cable sleeving. I am going to do blue and red colors for my cables. Any ideas on where to get good cable sleeving?

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

I got my clips and sleeving from LutroO over at lutro0-customs.com Grade-A stuff

IMANice16 1 point 60 months ago

LOVE THE COLOR SCHEME, did your card come with a backplate??

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

The person i bought it from kindly included the backplate :D

IMANice16 1 point 60 months ago

well you're lucky

actechy 7 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

Any airflow issues with the cables? It looks like they make a wall between your CPU cooler and front intake...

Diggin' the small form factor.

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 1 point 60 months ago

None so far, I have a weird setup after a long marathon of tests. The top left fan, over the CPU and the front fan are set as intake. While the top right is blowing out. For some reason that gave me the best temps.

actechy 7 Builds 2 points 60 months ago

nice!

ichiriki 5 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Awesome build! love those custom sleeves @__@ btw, where did you buy that mesh filter? was planning to make a custom dust filter.

prodigydeadeye 1 point 56 months ago

How loud is the PSU under load? Is it really loud?

WTFsteven submitter 3 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

It can get annoying at times. It's been hit or miss with these PSU for most people. One guy sprayed some WD-40 in there and said that fixed it. I'm away for business so i haven't gotten the chance to try it myself.

Jozmtr -4 points 57 months ago

In my opinion, this is a very poor build. You overpaid almost 100% on your ram, got a 160$ case with a built-in psu, and paid 30$ more on your HDD, although that's not a huge issue. You should have went with this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JuiJ Sorry bro, but don't get discouraged. All that matters is that you're happy with it.

321estrellas 1 point 44 months ago

I know I'm 13 months late to this, but dude, don't call this a "poor build" because it uses premium parts. Sure, DDR3-2666 RAM isn't cheap, and I'm sure many aren't fond of the built-in PSU but that case is SEXY and it couldn't be that small with a full size PSU.

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