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[Superclocked] Intel Core i7-4790K GTX 970 Gaming PC with Water Cooling System

by lyjacky11

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17 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 23, 2015

Date Built

Aug. 21, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C

Description

Superclocked Gaming Desktop Computer featuring Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB graphics, and Corsair Graphite Series 760T Black Steel Tower is designed for extreme performance serious gaming and incredible 4K multimedia entertainment.

Features: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Overclocked Liquid CPU Cooling NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB Graphics Windows 10 64 Bit Corsair 16GB DDR3 Corsair 240GB SSD

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Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU if coming from AMD side, but if bumping up from a 3770 from my previous computer, it isn't too much of an upgrade, as if most CPU's on Intels side every year.

Motherboard

The specs on the board are great for entry-level builds. It's on the lower end of SLI capabilities but all in all supposed to be fine. Now my personal experience with the board was horrid: boot looping, not detecting SATA drives intermittently, undervoltage shut down of system (even if that's a feature of intel chips).

Storage

The Corsair LS comes from a trusted name in the SSD business and when priced materially less than other current generation SSDs, makes a lot of sense for buyers who want more out of their existing hard-drive based machines.

Case

The best case I ever had, be sure to put at least an ATX board in there otherwise you are wasting all this huge space!

Power Supply

I'm very pleased with this product and would buy again good amount of power for a fair price and works well!

Optical Drive

Pretty self explanatory, it does what it's made to do. Comes nicely packaged in bubble wrap and also comes with a driver and some software.

Operating System

This is the second OEM I have installed and both went very well. OS seems very compliant with all hardware and no too difficult to work with unlike Windows 8. I would recommend a clean install of Windows 10 instead of an upgrade from previous versions.

Monitor

This monitor has a very good picture out of the box. The color are great. I don't play game, so i can not comment on that. I compare this monitor with the monitor Benq GW2760HS side by side playing an animation movie(Tinkerbell). The Asus MX279H has an ips panel and the Benq GW2760HS has an A-MVA panel. When i compare side by side, the ASUS was set to 'theater' mode and the BenQ was set to 'cinema' mode.The monitor Asus has darker color (more rich) and the Benq has more vivid color (brighter). Both monitor make a very good job with animation movies and i think they will be good choice for gaming. The price on the monitor Asus is too high here in Canada. In the USA the monitor is sold for 250$, here in Canada, it's more than 350$. I can not understand the price difference. The speakers are too weak and muffled. My laptop has better speakers.

Keyboard

The S.T.R.I.K.E. TE is the first mechanical gaming keyboard from Mad Catz, and it's a big improvement over the company's previous keyboards, but there are still a couple of features that fall flat.

Comments Sorted by:

Rkk1945 1 Build 3 points 25 months ago

That's a mouthful of a title

Glistening 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

I didn't even need to look at the parts list L0L

lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Lmao oops my bad

lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

lol i don't know what to call it, i just started using this website

Rkk1945 1 Build 3 points 25 months ago

Same here, though I haven't officially posted my build, I named mine "George Foreman" because I got a 4790k but used the stock cooler for like 2 weeks then got a CM TX3 and botched the installation and it barely ran any better then finally remounted it and later on, got myself a H110i GT

lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Lol that's nice :)

JAShadic 2 points 25 months ago

There's so much room on the top of the case, why not just put the cooler there?

And dat title. :) +1

lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Lol thanks I might change it up a bit and lol first time using this website

themadtux 2 points 25 months ago

How do you like the monitor? It's currently on my list for a build I'm compiling.

lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

The design is pretty nice especially the border less bezels and 27' is pretty good for one. I looked at the 23' at a store and its not that bad either.

Arkwoman1990 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

there is even a 25 inch model

floridaboz 4 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Sweet overclock and good looking build

lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Thanks

AW1018 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

WHY WINDOWS 10 HOME FOR PCs THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO RUN PRO??? JK, great job.

lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Lol I'm too poor for pro lmao my build was already over my budget

AW1018 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

lol

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lyjacky11 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Part List available @: lyjacky11's Gaming PC

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