Description

They say, they both speak in binary.

I put it all together while waiting for the video card. It comes in tomorrow, I'll update with more pics then. I am planning to crossfire next month for those people who are hating on the power supply. I thought the Mobo would be more black than brown, but whatever. The Phanteks keep the CPU cooler than other builds I've used the H100, and its pretty much silent.

Update 1:I bought a bunch of white SATA cables and white individual wrapped 24-pin connector. Do you guys think it will look too white? Looking for a better way to manage that PWM cable from the Phantek.

Update 2: Installed the Video Card and benchmarked everything with stock clocks and voltage settings. OC'ed CPU to 4.4 ghz and GPU to 1100 Core and 1400 Memory clocks. Gained about 3000 marks in entry, 2000 in performance, and 1000 in extreme. Played some Crysis 3 at Max settings just turned AA down to 2x and played campaign at 40 FPS. I don't know if I will even need to crossfire. More pics inc.

Update 3: Installed most of the cables, other than CPU power cables were wrong. New ones ordered. White cathode lighting looks good, so does the White Bitfenix Recon controller.

Everything Done. No need to crossfire my fps don't drop below 60 in any games at 1080p (Except Crysis 3)

Any suggestions? Comments? Complaints?

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 138 points

Some say his CPU is OC'd to 12.8ghz... Some say he doesn't need an internet connection to play games online. All we know is he's (it's) called the Stig :) nice build

  • 77 months ago
  • 8 points

...but 6.8ghz isn't even breaking a world record (dear lord, that record is held by AMD)! He's gotta OC higher!

  • 77 months ago
  • 5 points

eh? hahaha

  • 76 months ago
  • 33 points

-_- Good enough. How about 9001ghz? Even Vegeta would be amazed.

  • 74 months ago
  • 6 points

You would probably need a surplus star trek cold-fusion bomb to cool something like that. But the possibilities would be cool, Crysis 3 on a Pentium I, ahhh...

  • 74 months ago
  • 20 points

The problem with that is that the more you overclock, the more errors the processor makes. A Pentium I would make so many errors at that clock that there would probably be arrows flying out the back of your crossbow thats mounted to your inside out foot (and your nanosuit would be on the other side of the world).

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nappa: Hey Vegeta, how much Ghz does it have? Vegeta: IT'S OVER 9000!!!

  • 76 months ago
  • 6 points

Yes.

  • 76 months ago
  • 11 points

This is one of the most beautiful builds I have ever seen. AWESOME JOB!!

  • 77 months ago
  • 10 points

Even if this build was utter crap (which it is not) the reference is worth a +1. Not 100% sure about that PSU though? Not familiar with the brand myself. Also how is that thermal paste working? I sell that stuff at work and figured since my store sold it that I shouldn't buy it. :P If it's good stuff, then I'll reconsider my thoughts on products at work.

  • 77 months ago
  • 8 points

I love it actually, they were out of arctic ceramic which i normally use, but this stuff is amazing. Replaced arctic on my laptop's GPU's and temps went down about 5 degrees C. Yah, the PSU brand is a bit unknown, but it was perfectly packaged and, lets be real, I just got it because it was white/sexy.

  • 77 months ago
  • 9 points

actually the PSU brand was purchased by OCZ to try and compete with the more reliable and better products on the market and to do so they have Seasonic making the guts of the Silencer MK III.

Look up PC Power and Cooler here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-8.html

and if you didn't know Seasonic is probably the most well known performance, quality PSUs on the market. You just have one with a different sticker ;)

  • 72 months ago
  • 4 points

Actually not made by seasonic. It's made by Superflower. The 1200 watt version is made by seasonic.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/PC-Power-and-Cooling-Silencer-Mk-III-750-W-Power-Supply-Review/1722/12 Look near the bottom

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

so Tomshardware, one of the most reputable websites on the internet got it wrong. Because they indicate the 1200 is SuperFlower and that all other MK III are Seasonic. I just double checked my references and you are in fact correct: http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1418.htm

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

That explains why the mail-in-rebate comes from OCZ. Glad its not an OCZ PSU though.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

PC power and cooling is amazing

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

all fair points

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Rubens Barrichello haha. Great build

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

How is that motherboard any issues? and how long have you had the computer?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard is great, better than I thought it would be with that many features for such a low price. The BIOS looks really nice, not as nice as MSI's. I actually use the ASRock Tuner Utility. No issues as of the first 3 days. But most motherboard issues are DOA.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Dat Top Gear reference. Great build, too :P

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

The psu is a seasonic one. Nice choice. All quality parts, I seriously can't think of anything to change. Have fun with this beast, especially when you crossfire the 7950!

  • 72 months ago
  • 5 points

Actually not made by seasonic. It's made by Superflower. The 1200 watt version is made by seasonic. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/PC-Power-and-Cooling-Silencer-Mk-III-750-W-Power-Supply-Review/1722/12 Look near the bottom

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, sweet rig ! I love the color !!!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

THANKS!

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

YAY!! I am the 100 point, what is my prize.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

A solid fist bump

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I think I might copycat you...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

love how ya kinda went all white with it.. sexy build

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I wanted to go with a EVGA GTX 680, to match to color scheme, but I am not going to pay $100 more dollars for a 7% performance boost. I'm looking at making a custom GPU shroud.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

You coulda gone with an i5 3570k which would save you around $100, although its a about %10 cpu performance worse than the i7 3770k, so it really wouldn't be worth it unless you want the color matching and the 7% increase in graphics processing.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about just going 3570k, but i really wana play Crysis 3. Tom's Hardware said that the 3770k can really boost performance. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performance-benchmark-gaming,3451.html

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

arctic cooling makes some pretty kick *** gpu coolers. black and white. i had the accelero extreme. 3 92mm fans and kept the gpu about 20 deg cooler then the stock shroud on the old 6870 2gb i used to have

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah, that's what i was thinking about going with. I heard the thermal adhesive for the VRM heatsinks sucks though. Did you use a different type?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it majorly blows i heard themal tape works best i used the adheasive becuase some people had success. i was not that person. lol i mixed it very throughly and it still didnt hold... def get the thermal tape.. other than that the cooler really cooled things down... the downside tho was this cooler is HUGE

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

They came out with a Mac version of the 7950 that also works on PC, but it's $480.

Not worth the money in my opinion, but thought I'd point it out since it would compliment your color scheme very nicely.

  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

I emailed Sapphire to see if i can buy just the cooler. God knows what they'll say.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Did they get back to you? I'm looking at making a white/blue themed build, and don't want to have to paint my GPU lol

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, they got back to me. They said the do not sell they cooling unit alone. I painted my cooling shroud, while my Accelero cooler came it. I was thinking about buying a powercolor card that had a reference cooler, easier to paint that huge shroud as long as you mask everything off.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

sexy build! especially the case

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build... The 7950 will run your games very well. Awesome CPU cooler too!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the all white / black theme. Should destroy games for a long time. Good Build!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful rig! How is that case for cable management? I want to try my hand at a B&W build this summer and was thinking of using this case.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is amazing for able management, comes with plenty of zip ties and even stick on holders to tie cables to. The tooless drives seem a bit flimsy but they work great.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! It came down to this case and the Fractal Design Define R4, but that one is 50% more expensive, and it'd really help to put that money into something else. :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah, it was either this case or the white Storm Stryker. That case was a bit too busy for the cleaner look i was going for, but had much better airflow. This case is more designed for watercooling.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks so clean, it looks empty! Very nice though. Just curious, wheres the hard drive? I dont see it in the picture.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The ssd is in the tooless tray to the left of the front case fan. It's super thin.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Very comparable to my current build in the works. For a time, I was even looking at that case.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

why is psu facing up isn't there a fan filter at bottom

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

PC Power & Cooling is smart. I flipped it upside down, and on the opposite side, the writing is upside down. Which makes it look write side up when you flip it. I explained it terribly, but in the pics you can see i flipped it and the words are the correct way. +1 for thermals +1 for OCD-ness.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

There is, but then the writing would be upside-down and i would die a little inside every time I would look at it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I have the same CPU cooler..very quiet!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

did you paint the gpu white to match or is the lighting playing a trick on my eyes?

in any case, it looks really good.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I did paint it. But it's really not that good of a cooler. Maybe better than reference, but still too loud. I bought an accelero extreme that comes in Tuesday.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the look of the Bitfenix Recon in the White Shinobi case :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. So clean inside, good solid items, a lot of people are like what is that PSU but hey it works and if you are happy.

Where did you get your cables?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

frozencpu they are awesome. Great customer support. I used all bitfenix alchemy cables.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you sleeve the cables yourself or did you buy them separate?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

i bought them sleeved. Only about $6 - $20 bucks, worth it.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g2/c537/list/p1/Cables-Bitfenix_Alchemy_Multisleeved.html

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

So I thought I will inform you that I may be "stealing" your idea of a Stig based build, I seen this a month ago and loved the white theme. "The Stig" didn't mean anything to me at the time, but I have recently fallen in love with Top Gear (U.K.) and thought a matte white build would look absolutely amazing. Then I remembered this and just should I would let you know. I hope you don't mind me copying your theme.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

No way! There needs to be moar stigs in the wild.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent, I'm happy you feel this way. It will be very custom. I'm planning to use either a NZXT Switch 810 or if I can get one, the new Nanoxia Deep Silence 6. It will be powder coated white, with pastel white coolant, painted fans and radiators. The whole nine. It will be a while before I can do it though (broke *** student FTW).

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You're telling me, i just graduated, student loans FTL. wut evs...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use to lit up the case? Thanks

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2993/lit-24/Dual_12_Cold_Cathode_Kit_--_White.html

i used one bar at the top and one bar at the bottom. I painted the controller white to blend in. The controller has a sound sensor if you're into that. I am not.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I use this build as a demostration for color coordination. Simple yet Gorgeous.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I love everything but the case! Seriously one of the nicest I've seen! Did the display thing on the front come with the case or did you buy it separately?

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

No, I had to buy the fan controller separately. They are both Bitfenix so they have the same soft touch texture, which is amazing.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That Sniper is in deep cover , You got a Pro sniper mate :) Great build BTW , loved it , its way better than mines :(

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks@!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I love the color scheme also. Good job with the cable management.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is reaally sexy. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Your GPU Temp. at full load is getting kinda close to the max. you would want. Ever thinking about installing another fan set-up or liquid cooler to try to cool it down more? And, unfortunately, did/do you know that the LGA1155 is going to be phased out here soon? How does the SSD work for you? Is it all it's churched up to be? Because I was thinking of putting a 256GB Samsung SSD in, and just wondering if its worth the extra money. Other then that cool design and airflow technique you have inside your case.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed out the stock cooler for an Arctic Accelero Cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186064

It doesn't get over 45C after gaming for hours.

The SSD is the truth. I had the second generation Samsung SSD and it wasn't quite as fast as I had hoped, but this one is amazing. Just as fast today as when i first installed OS. 12 Seconds to do a restart.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the new cooler running for you? cause im going to be doing a liquid push-pull configuration and i wanted to keep it somewhere around 70C after hard gaming So the SSD is truly worth the extra bit of money then?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler is amazing. It is pretty much silent and while stress testing the temps never got over 65C. My case is in a cubby which kills airflow and its the AZ summer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/thefishkid/GPU_zps964b4c5c.png

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

you should definitely find a better place for airflow to occur or you might end up burning your system out soon

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah, its a dumb built in desk in my apartment. I just bought a house so the computer will have its own room. The temps hover around 55C while gaming so it doesn't get that hot anyway.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't build a system without an SSD at this point. I have two 2TB drives for storage and my 128GB which has my OS and Photoshop and a couple games. Super Fast.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

would you recommend an "all ssd" system then?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be expensive, but if you are just gaming and not torrenting terabytes of data, an all SSD system would be nice. If you go that route, i would recommend getting a 512gb SSD though. You'd be surprised how quickly 128gb fills up with just Windows, essential programs, and a couple games.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed out the stock cooler for an Arctic Accelero Cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186064

It doesn't get over 45C after gaming for hours.

The SSD is the truth. I had the second generation Samsung SSD and it wasn't quite as fast as I had hoped, but this one is amazing. Just as fast today as when i first installed OS. 12 Seconds to do a restart.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is one of the sexiest builds I have seen on this site... You get my +1. Is it still running like a champ?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Still running great. I am looking for another MSI card though, just for fun. No game i play really stutters or anything, but why not go overboard? But then i tease about a matching watercooled setup and my imagination starts writing checks, my banks account can't cash.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it happens to the best of us... lol. "My budget is 1,000..." "OOH, the GTX 770 is on sale... Maybe 1,200..." "Gotta have a custom cooler for my i5... This is a high end build after all... maybe 1,300, and that's it" "This is on sale, that is on sale... F*** it, going balls out"

I absolutely love computer gaming, but I hate what computer gaming does to my wallet.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Its really beautiful. The white cables and the white cooler.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

you should bitcoin mine with this

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I did for a while. The ASIC machines have made it a ridiculous affair. Difficulty went through the roof and made it to where it took ten weeks for 1 bitcoin.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

CD drive?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought an internal CD/DVD burner and a usb-to-Sata cable and keep the whole setup in my desk. If i need it, i just plug it in, but I rarely use it. I didn't want to have that ugly CD drive messing up the clean looks of my case.

http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISATAU2-Supports-2-5-Inch-5-25-Inch/dp/B000J01I1G

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management is great with this one

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the digital thing in the front of his case???

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Its my fan controller, Bitfenix Recon in white.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997085

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my god I love Top Gear, the reference, and this build! Great job!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally for your CPU cooler I would get a Noctua NH-D14, it is very good quality and highly trusted for performance based cooling. I would also consider getting the newer gen i7 instead of that older one picked. Other than that I'd say everything is fine.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Yah, this build is from a year ago when that was a current gen CPU. The Phanteks cooler is actually better than the Noctua and doesn't come in Hearing Aid Beige.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_ph_tc14pe/4.htm

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

the video card you listed isn't in stock everywhere i look, would the MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 OC Boost 3GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI 2-Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card be compatable?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Compatible with what? If you want to match them up for CrossFire, you probably could but i wouldn't recommend it. Most of the time, you want to buy GPUs that are from, not only the exact same company/model/board, but also the same chip batch/bin from manufacturer. If you just want to know if it will be compatible with the other parts in the build, it will be 100% compatible.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so awesome, a huge thumbs up!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Sir, your build inspired me to do this: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/JDM

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I am watching this while listening to a TopGear recording xD

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Top Gear reference, +1 for that alone.

So clean! Fantastic build. :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Some say, his build is sexy. All we know, he's called thefishkid1! (and its true)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I think another video card would look good. :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Like minds thinks the same.
All Hail the OCD overlord.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn thats clean!!!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

+2 for relating to the Stig ... Some say that he secretly has 8 monitors that surround him, and that he also secretly uses a 5 way graphics card. All we know is, he's not the Stig, but the Stig's Computerized cousin!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that you called it the Stig hehe, although check out mine, it's got a turbo! lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

nice simple design, seems powerful

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you get the temperature control thingy?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This is by far my favorite Build. Time to Stream Top Gear UK on Streetfire in 4K Lol.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

First thing I noticed is that cable management is amazing, very VERY clean build. Thats something to be proud of nice job.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that thing called in the front of the tower? The display / monitor / thing.. Lol idk what it's called!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a fan controller. Specifically BitFenix Recon (white)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997078

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for replying! Yeah I had done a bit of high tech research, (googling) and found out what it was. I basically copied what you've build, I couldn't find the motherboard anywhere except eBay and ended up getting one that had a lot of red on it. I really like your set up, especially the color combos! Looks so cool!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK performing? Is it quiet?

Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It's my favorite part of the build. Extremely quiet. Moves a ton of air and keeps my overclocked CPU under 40C during heavy gaming. I have a custom fan profile I set up using the Recon Controller, where the fan is pretty much running at 75% to 100% fan speed at all times. You can barely tell the fan is on.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the PH-TC14PE? do you like it? recommend it or maybe i can get the single fan version PH-TC12DX?

also why did you add external thermal compound?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I love that cooler. Its my fav part of the build. I only buy Phantek stuff now.

I always use my own thermal grease and never use the stuff that CPU's come with. Plus, i changed my GPU cooler to an accelero and had to use some there. It's always good to have a tube of thermal grease when building computers.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get a 2tb toshiba hard drive for 99 cents?(That's one helluva rebate!). And where can I get about 100 of them?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

how many fans are you using for this build?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

220mm on top of case 220mm in front of case 120mm case exhaust

2x120mm in cpu cooler

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Any chance you could make a build log? I have never built a pc and feel quite intimidated by wiring and any other things in the process. Thanks

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going to be building a new PC for a friend in the coming weeks. I'll make sure to record and post it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint the GPU? I have seen him in other pictures as well but he looks grey there..

I like the case by the way, nice setup!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

just the cooler. I ended up replacing it with an Accelero Cooler tho.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How can this be the highest rated build any within the $1000 - $1300 price range.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If i were to but the computer voila i just buy IT straihgt away or do i have to add something or buy something Else

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Upvote! It is a very nice and clean build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I am beginning to build my computer and was wondering what product you got to display the temp in front of your case?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait im confused so if I build a gaming pc will the LED lights come with the case or do I have to install them?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow a carguy , nice computer , are you playing at 1080p with the 7950?

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

How is that motherboard any issues? and how long have you had the computer?

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

How is that motherboard any issues? and how long have you had the computer?

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

How is that motherboard any issues? and how long have you had the computer?

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

Will this work good for gaming?

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