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by Featherawr



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C


This is my rig, I've had it since Sandy Bridge was released so I've had it for two and a half years (except for the 7850s). Only thing I wish I could change would be the board, back then there really weren't very good alternatives so I ended up with the MSI board. Wish Gigabyte had black PCB back then.

Anyway, tell me what you think ;)

OH and here's the OC: 104MHz BCLK 50x Multiplier 1.5v Core/CPU voltage

104x50 = 5200MHz

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l13199l 3 Builds 4 points 50 months ago

nice build, and really solid oc

DontUSASme 4 points 50 months ago

5.2GHz? Hot damn. I like this build. A lot.

Norm101 3 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

That OC is amazing.

jakethemp 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

nice to see another haf x fan, i have mine with mostly a blue theme and im buying my other msi 660 for sli next week

nice build!!!!!!!!

Featherawr submitter 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Yeah, it's amazing what a *** ton of voltage can do :)

Also the one thing I like best about the HAF X is the amount of surface area there is for intake and exhaust, all of this is dust filtered so you end up with no dust in the machine, and you hardly even need to clean the filters that often because of how much surface area there is.

DoHbOyBlAzEd 18 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Very nice build, wish my SB-E would OC like that :( Any particular reason you went with 7850 1GB's for Xfire? My experience has been great with a single 7850 in a budget rig, but 1GB vram doesn't go that far at anything above 1080P

Featherawr submitter 3 Builds 3 points 50 months ago

I got them for $120 each on Boxing Day/Black Friday ;) The 1GB VRAM definitely is the achilles heel, for most 1080p gaming it's fine but for things like high texture-packs for Skyrim etc just cripple it.

I mean, for example let's say I need 1.1GB of VRAM to run Far Cry 3 or something, even though it can't store all that on the card, the cards are so fast already that the performance hit isn't a big deal. Actually that's probably not the achilles heel, the biggest problem is AMD's lack of driver updates for the Crossfire profiles, it's NOTHING like nVidia.

nVidia will update with like a beta driver as soon as the game comes out, or even sooner. AMD will take like months for a beta, then another month for a full release. Software is more important when running multi-GPU setups, so since AMD sucks in that department I wouldn't go this route in the future if I was to do it again.

aarynb1 1 point 50 months ago

What kind of temps are you getting? Thats a lot of voltage for air cooling.

Featherawr submitter 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

If I run the fans at 1850RPM it's pretty fine, around 72-75C load. I can run at 5.0GHz (48 multi) with a lot less voltage and run the fans at 800RPM. I sometimes do this.

ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

How the hell did you get that BCLK to 104mhz? Aaaaaahhh Sandy Bridge. That is never going to happen with Ive and/or Haswell.

Very nice build!

Featherawr submitter 3 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

luck. lol

1337h1pst3r 1 Build 0 points 50 months ago

how do the amd gpu's work with the intel processor? some one recommended that i get nvidia if i want and intel processor, idk if he was just a fanboi or not.

Featherawr submitter 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

There's not really as much benefit in going with an AMD chipset with an AMD GPU anymore really.

Featherawr submitter 3 Builds -1 points 50 months ago

Yeah thanks, I had to work to get that lol. This is why I was thinking of upgrading to Haswell, except it overclocks much worse. Someone with a 360mm DIY cooling only got his 4770K to 4.6GHz. So if you OC, Sandy Bridge is actually faster than Haswell.. lol

BoltActionWaffle 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Dam, Over 5ghz, Me likey.

burndtcaek 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Keep in mind every chip is different and that while your OC is awesome, Haswell is ~20% faster than Sandy Bridge, clock for clock. So, that 4.6GHz is pretty good if you ask me.

Featherawr submitter 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

I was using this as a reference: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/06/12/intel-core-i5-4670k-haswell-cpu-review/1

Though you do have a point, on paper you'd think a 4670K is still going to be faster. I guess it just depends on the application, whether it can take advantage of the full potential of the CPU. From what I've seen 15% is more of the real difference while 20% is a best-case scenario too.

Also it looks like you need a lot less voltage for Haswell, so you end up with like half the power usage.. lmao.