Description

780 ti installed, benchmarking. Having a hard time beating any of my 770's benchmarks...

I've fixed computers for years, had a few refurbished Dell GX260's that served their purposes and a couple laptops. Just never had the money/time to build my own because I always needed a laptop so I got those instead. I'm finally in a place where I'll stay for a while. I'm in the Marines at this time so hopefully I stay there anyways.

Just want to do gaming and have a show stopping rig I can be proud of and fit to my personality.

THE COOLER MASTER HYPER EVO LOGO IS UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO BOTHER WITH IT ANYMORE. YAY for Costa Rica chip woo! The BitFenix case fan isn't actually 200mm so I had to take the black plastic sides off and zip tie it to my case, only 1 zip tie is visible. No vibration even at full speed :) It's the nosiest fan though. Idle temps are still in the 28C range, no issues besides a motherboard driver conflict due to no windows 8.1 support

EVGA 770 Overclocks really well, shows no signs of slowing down. It will be missed

Some light benchmarking on the 770: Catzilla EVGA Edition (17730 @ 720p, 25470 @ 576P) FFXIV RR Benchmark (15500 @ Maximum 1080p) 3DMark 11 Performance (P11445) just shy of High End Pc hahaha I'm going to fix that, right now my voltage is holding me back since 1.212 is the most it'll let me output. I've broken Catzilla benchmark after upping my clock past 140mhz on the 770 after I ran my top 40 for single cards in 576P, not sure how haha

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

nice build. earned an upvote

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Been my dream forever :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you plan to use a custom looped liquid cooling system?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

No, probably just a retail one since they're a little cheaper plus I have limited space. Corsair makes a nice one and is red LED. Might look into nzxt loops though.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny how you say a little cheaper, it's actually a good deal more. And there's also a lot of research needed to make sure it's a good component. It's simply easier.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Love the red LEDs. Is there a reason you don't have your PSU fan facing downwards?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I just like it that way, add airflow to the system so I have air hitting the cpu from about every side. Temps dip as low as 23C :P Plan to add an LED strip sooner or later.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU fan is an intake. It exhausts air out the back grille, so you're actually taking away air from your CPU.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed a faint clicking which looks like a chipped fan so I did as you say and flipped it upside down which actually looks better, plus it's like 200% harder to hear the sound now :) So thanks haha, should've done from the beginning

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a really nice build! I looked at this one, then looked at my build and they look like the same thing. But just a suggestion if you plan on doing some gaming with it, I was going to go with that same g. Skill 16GB but I found out that the extra 8GB is hardly used when you game so I went with the --"G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory"-- instead, it's a little bit cheaper but it's also faster.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, the RAM was purchased hastily because the voltage of the other one I was going to get wasn't compatible with my motherboard so I looked for the cheapest 1866 dual channel ram and went down a few to match build color. Also wanted lots of ram for loading lots of movies. Right now playing Runescape and watching a movie at 28%. Also use virtual machines sometimes when someone needs to use a computer.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: Did you have to do anything to make your 1866 ram run at 1866 with that mobo? I have that same mobo, just completed my first build this past weekend, but the BIOS says the ram is running at 1333. Thought/suggestions welcomed.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, you go to the MSI Program that comes on the disk, should be under mmory profiler. Select the memory profile for 1887mhz or 667mhz. Click apply and that should do it. I'd give you more specifics but I'm away for a while.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont see your GPU in any of your pictures

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... As I said I have mail problems, its been here for 4 days but haven't been able to pick it up. Also in about 2 minutes I'm updating pictures again haha. Or not, google drive is being dumb

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

you can upload them from your hard drive xD. You don't even need cloud storage.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Have to send from phone to computer, which usually means all or nothing. And I don't like putting junk on my SSD :P

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder if u got bad airflow for your GPU since that graphic card intake and exhaust air inside the case? Still that is a really nice build. And I also use a MSI Z87 GD65 motherboard with I7 4770K, make it so easy to overclock. Thumb up for ya ~_^

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't. It does't affect my overall internal temperatures till it hits +60C and even then its only 1-2C. I usually turn my front intake up to push more air across the gpu (I have removed the Harddrive Cage) I honestly need to reseat my cooler but it's fine for now. Also the MSI Command tool makes it so easy to overclock, I've pushed it to 4.4ghz but never went full load since I know my limitations with air. Right now I just run it at 4Ghz. And thanks :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a reason every other picture was focused on the Pikachu? xD

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

I was just showcasing what supplies all my power

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Pika power! :D

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

Exactly :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I really liked your pc. It's well built and glowing. But the GPU is EVGA GTX 780 Ti 3GB Classified.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

That was my previous EVGA gtx 770 SC, The 780 ti is what I'm upgrading to. It's the first thing mentioned in description. And thank you

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That gpu is sagging quite a lot. +1 still though

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

i want that pickachu :p

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve used one of Toshiba’s hard drives, but I have never used their SSDs