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Jormungand 2

by keenangood

16
18 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 21, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.05GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

Description

I built this to replace my old build, Jormungand, which had a 750 Ti and an Athlon 860K. It couldn't really keep up with more modern games, especially games that require a good CPU, like online games and such. My goal was to build something that would last for a while, and also still be able to play new games later on down the road.

UPDATE: More pictures! :D The cable management isn't the greatest, so apologies! Also, I played some games and was blown away by the performance boost. Battlefield 4 I was get 100+ FPS with max everything, and in lesser demanding games like CS:GO and Heroes of the Storm I was getting 200-300 FPS with everything maxed! I even decided to start playing Batman: Arkham Knight, and, after changing the FPS cap to 120, I got ~70 FPS average, and surprisingly no issues with it after about 2 hours of gameplay (fingers crossed). Very happy with this machine so far, blows away Jormungand 1, and especially my PS4. Idles in the teens, and load temps have yet to break 40C.

Part Reviews

CPU

Lightning fast, great performer in games, and hyper threading is surprisingly useful while recording gameplay. No complaints here.

CPU Cooler

It works great so far, and I'm using 2 Noctua NF-F12 fans instead of the inculded ones on the radiator. It's silent, and keeps my temperature below 20C at idle, and have yet to break 40C while gaming. Great cooler for the price.

Motherboard

Works as a Z97 board should, the BIOS is beautiful, and the red LEDs on board are a nice touch.

Memory

Using from Jormundgand 1. I put it in the slot and it worked.

Storage

Using from Jormundgand 1. Using this as my boot drive, and my boot times are less than 5 seconds. no gripes here.

Storage

Using from Jormundgand 1. Hopefully this lasts, because where i had to take the drive cage out to fit my PSU and radiator, the only place to put it was on the top of the case, screwed upside down to the top fan spot. It'll probably be fine.

Video Card

Bought this first when it came out, and I'm glad I did. It's faster than a 970, and for cheaper than most. It doesn't get really hot, and it stays pretty quiet while gaming.

Case

Only complaint with this case is that I wish there were more places to put drives and SSDs, but if you're not using a 240mm rad it's fine.

Power Supply

Good price, 80+ Gold, Modular. It's a bit long, but most modular units are. It's a fantastic Tier 1 PSU, and the 10 year warranty is great also.

Comments Sorted by:

ThePoenix53 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

maybe post some more pictures

keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Just posted more!

raysfan98 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

What program are you using there to monitor your CPU Temp's?

InsightRevolt 1 point 28 months ago

I don't know what hes using, but CPU-Z is a good option for measuring temps

keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Open Hardware Monitor, http://openhardwaremonitor.org/

Atron 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Lol what? You screwed your HDD to the top of your case XD pics plz

keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

The pic is there now lol

Atron 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

You actually did a really good job of making that look clean rom the side though Ill bet it vibrates the case under heavy use

keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Actually there's no vibrations at all, I've been keeping an eye out

biggles5107 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Been seeing a lot of the N200 lately. Could you go into more detail about the cable management? I'm curious.

keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Cable management is the online sort of gripe i have with this case. you can't put the CPU power or 24 Pin connector around the back (unless you force it), because there's a ridge on the back plate thing, and the back side panel isn't large enough to fit those two in behind. Other than that, it's a great case, definitely worth ~$50.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

How hot/warm does that R9 390 get under load? I might buy one if I can't find a waterblock for any other R9 390.

keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Under load I haven't seen it go above 70C

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nice, that is lower than I expected.

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keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks!

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keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks, and just put a bunch more pictures up!

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mlach 4 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Thank you.

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keenangood submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I replaced the stock Lepa fans, so I can't really comment on that, but the pump isn't overly loud if your PC isn't right next to you.