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The Dominator! 2100$ of perfection (In my eyes)

by skewtorprint



Date Published

Sept. 22, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

57.0° C


In this build I decided I wanted to Keep my system from falling behind for a few years. My build was fairly simple, after dealing with the weird instructions of the CM H212 EVO CPU cooler, I slapped in the rest of my computer components and booted her up for the first time!

I began my build by researching my components, I started with a budget of 1600$. Like any other computer nerd, I started to want more. I started my build with a single gtx 970 and without an SSD/Disk Drive/Fan controller. I later purchased a second graphics card and installed it without any issues. I then purchased my NZXT Sentry and my disk drive and installed them without remorse. So far my gaming has been amazing and virtually flawless. there we re some compatability issues with Windows 10 and the Nvidia drivers, which were solved after some googling.

Part Reviews


Great Case, Plenty of cable management space and air flow. Silencio's fans leave a little to be desired, would recommend upgrading the fans. Can fit 240-280mm Rad in the top of the case, and two 120mm fans in the front of the case. Airflow with the front bezel W/ Door closed is minimal, would recommend removing the Front door off of the bezel for better air flow. Definitely worth the 120$ I paid for it.

Operating System

Best windows since 7. #NoRagrets :P

Fan Controller

Fan controller feels cheap. Does what it says it would, but does it kind of meh. Uses molex power instead of sata power...

Comments Sorted by:

skewtorprint submitter 1 Build 3 points 43 months ago

I've got the two JETFLO fans in the top of my case exhausting. I will probably be getting some sort of 240-280mm watercooler soon too. I rewired my case too and took some photos, I'll be adding it to the build log. I also took off the front bezel (or however you spell it). This was my first build so I'm pretty happy with it.

Quickie 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Why do you have the cpu cooler sucking air from the video card? Wouldn't it be better to exhaust it out be back?

multitasker451 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

It appears that you have your cpu cooler blowing toward the top of the case, and the case doesn't appear to have a fan on top. I would suggest orienting the cpu cooler so that it is blowing air through the cooler and out the back of the case. In your current configuration, you are cooling the cpu cooler's heatsink with hot air from your gpu.

Good build otherwise.

DS4130 3 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

Agree with others, certainly change the orientation the the cooler. Didn't realise those 970's don't include backplates :(

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