Bit-Eater is an upgraded HP computer.

I started off by changing the case to an Antec Nine Hundred Twelve so I could use an AIO liquid cooling solution.

After I decided that my GPU was under powered for my use, I purchased a GTX 770 by MSI with a Corsair RM850.
Sadly, the HP motherboard didn't recognize the GTX 770 and failed to boot.
So the only option was buying another motherboard, it came down on the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 to run my computer for the next years.

Other upgrades in this system
Corsair SP120 PWM fan for the radiator.
Corsair AF120's in the front, connected to a fan controller.
A car headlight led strip I soldered to a molex connector for lighting.

Usage of the computer
Mostly for Gaming: it runs 1080p games on Ultra very well.
Rendering of Gaming Videos: the rendering goes extremely well with Adobe Premiere using all CUDAS and full CPU utilization.
Stuff like Word and Notepad++ for scripting etc...

Valley Benchmark
FPS: 67.5
Score: 2822
Min FPS: 8.5
Max FPS: 141.9
Resolution: 1920x1080 2xAA fullscreen
Quality: Ultra
Render: Direct3D11

Extra Info
The fans run at around 900 RPM and are very silent.
The computer gets shutdown every evening.
This was my first build.


  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice job

I started out with a pre built hp as well and salvaged the i7 like you.

My mobo let me up the multiplier to 42 for 4.2 ghz .

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to hear that I wasn't the only one with the idea of upgrading his HP pc.

However, I was not able to overclock my i7-2600 at all.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a z77 mobo? You should be able to change the multiplyer up to 39 or 42 depending on the bios.

Were the options just not available? Or was any overclock you tried unstable?

Look for "overclocking i7 2600 non k " on google.


Just had a quick look at your board it says it specifically supports overclock on non k processors. With just one click.

I had to manually adjust my settings though.

You won't get the crazy 5ghz overclocks like k owners get but should be able to get 3.9 to 4.2 at least.

Hope this helps.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I will try again tomorrow.

Thanks a lot.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

No problems.

Hope you can get to work.

Good luck

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How come that RAM is so expensive?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually haven't noticed how expensive it was. Imma change it now, picked wrong RAM.

Thanks for replying.

EDIT: I changed the parts to a new list. Prices are now right.