Description

Primary Uses: Gaming Video Editing recording media center (planned) streaming

Secondary Uses: Web Browsing image editing


Background (summarized)

Worked for the majority of my summer with dreams of finally assembling a full PC - from scratch, no more tacky upgrades of older machines. Ended up slightly under expected target due to miscalculations with tax. Recently managed to get missing part. Sharing finished build.


Aim

To create a PC that is not only small and silent, but fast and strong. To earn each component myself (no cash funding from parents etc) To run all upcoming games on at least high for the next 2-3 years. To use components that are of high quality but fair price


How I have rated my components: 3 stars = It works almost as expected but certain areas (specifically noise) let it down. 4 stars = Works as expected, get what you pay for. 5 stars = Works better than expected, fantastic value for money.


Nag's

Case only has 2 drive bay's. DVDRW leaves indent in otherwise seamless surface on front panel. Monitor (unlisted here) came without stand - had to order in from america with with a shipping cost 4 times more expensive than the item itself. *should really tuck in the GPU cables to complete the cable management but haven't done so yet.


Overclocking

Both the CPU and GPU have been overclocked to the listed speeds, I will be attempting a minor OC on the ram shortly, I am yet to run any stress tests past 8 hours but i believe it to be stable at current speeds.


http://www.youtube.com/user/ZynchronizeHD ~Black Ops - Headshot Clan Member ~Minecraft - Community map maker ~chivalry - Angry, likely to rage quit. ~BF4 - On Pre-Order ~Watch Dogs - On Pre-Order Screenshots, footage and benchmarks soon!

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

wow, very nice build. That is one huge fan. I would have probably gone with a different psu but other than that very nice, balanced build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

does that really only reach 51 degrees under load? if so thats amazing. what stress test do you pit on it?

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

I used SETI@Home - you pc does some work for satellites processing data, CPU is at 100% load for full time. I also live in Scotland, not the warmest of countries.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice! Howver you couldve gotten a 1 TB harddrive easily for 58 dollars

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually got the 500gb for £30, as i rarely exceed 300gb there is little need paying more for something that is not needed.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I'm guessing the 4770 wasn't out when you purchased the CPU. Also, not saying it's a bad thing, but that cooler looks hilariously massive in that case. Those are great temps, especially on the 770 at that level of overclock. Mine started hitting the stock 80*C throttling wall at 1190Mhz core and 7050Mhz effective, but I don't have enough airflow in my case. Something that will be remedied the next time I'm on the other side of the city, near my PC parts store. I also didn't want to raise the max temps, as it's not necessary for any of my games yet, and I don't want to risk shortening the life of my card.

EDIT: I also just realized I also just realized that your GPU's core clock is actually lower than mine is stock (Mine's an ASUS as well). Did you lower it, or did it come that way?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

That was a mistype, i actually have it running at 1190Mhz too, despite my decent temps I actually want to make them even better and I am planning on buying some Corsair AF200 & AF120 fans, the 200mm's will be placed at the front as intake, and the 120's will be placed on the bottom and top of the case as exhausts.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

if this is a gaming/editing/med center why not implement 16 gb of RAM? can make the experience a little better.

other than that, i like this build. a lot of solid components. Also, amazing on the temperatures, I'm impressed.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

wow someone tell someone to add RAM? unheard of on this site lol. But for real that's a cheap easy upgrade that he can do whenever he wants. I do agree tho it cant hurt.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

If i notice any downfall due to the lack of ram, then i will upgrade. As i have been yet to see any issues i believe i will just stick with 8gb -unless i am given money for Birthday etc.

  • 58 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?