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Upgraded 10th Feb 2015 from MSI GTX 770 OC TF to MSI GTX 970 OC TF 100ME (it's green!) and added another Vector 150 240GB and now in RAID 0 (so blazing fast, power on to Windows desktop with everything loaded ready to go in under 10 seconds)!

Used solely for PC gaming, mostly DayZ and other upcoming titles.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the look of this build, hate that MSI badge on the front though... can you remove it?

EDIT: one more thing - I believe your temps are a little high when under load. Might want to check to see if you can redo the TIM application and/or get a more optical cable management solution in place to allow better airflow.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, That 76 under load, if thats a Prime 95 load, that is pretty damned good especially for that OC. As for the GPU, thats so low there is no way thats a furmark burn in.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Would depend on the ambient temp and length of burn-in, I suppose. I'll just say I would not be happy with that performance, given the processor and cooler in question. I never got close to those temps using a 130W processor and a cooler less than half as good.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well another thing to consider, you arent using haswell, Haswell actually runs really hot when OCed, not only that but with that kind of OC, the voltage needed, he is going to be pulling 140 watts minimum through that tiny *** chip which in turn, means more heat generated.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. I was not familiar with the difficulties of low-nm OCing.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I dropped CPU down a bit as it was causing other issues in applications and temps got quite cool (29 idle 64 load) so think there was something going on there.

Lol at MSI logo, I stuck it there. May or may not leave it on but don't mind it.

I am probably going to redo cabling over Christmas when I have more time to organise and resheath the cables individually.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome PC, might even be able to break 20 fps in Cherno!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Got up to 35 at one point in Cherno. Until you get to plane crash area :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but I would dial your CPU back to like 4.5 or so to try and get those temps down a bit it also seems like that is not the h100i it has corrugated tubing hh100maybe anyways nice build the cable management could be a little better but still nice!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I did end up going down to 4.6Ghz in the end as some programs would 'judder' and clip a lot and couldn't work out what it was until I dialed it back. I queried the cooler as it was sold as H100i and got £30 back as it was an H100 (slightly older model) so thanks for that!

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like that case, cool!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It's quite easy to build in, if a little cramped. I like that the board sits flat to the floor so PCI-E isn't being strained like some SFF cases.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

why are some of your parts in pounds and others in dollars

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

All appear as £'s - depends if you are viewing through uk.pcpartpicker.com or US (or other regional) site. The manual entries are UK prices.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask how in gods name did you get a fan controller inside there even with a H100i. I want to do the same :D

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Dremel tool against the 5.25" bay cage :D With the rad installed in the top it didn't leave enough room to keep the whole cage so trimmed it so had something to screw the fan controller to.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Im either going to buy this case or a Corsair 250D

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked at both and internal space/layout is very similar, my decision in the end was just based on the colour and that it wasn't as wide. Think you will be pleased with either though. :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What was your rational going for the MSI Z97I Gaming AC over the normal MSI Z97I AC?

When I built my mini-itx build I tried to find the difference between them and other than the color scheme I really didn't see any major difference, yet the gaming model costs 60e more. Just wondering why is that?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I found the one you are looking at and there probably isn't much in it but I wanted a gaming board specifically for the (usual) use of higher quality components (power delivery etc.) and features like KillerLAN, stable USB audio power for my headset, high quality/polling 'gaming' ports for keyboard and mouse.

The board you mention has the Military Class 4 caps and chokes but no Guard Pro from what I can see which does your electric shielding /high temp protection etc.

I dare say the cheaper board would be fine but I wanted to be able to call MSI with any issues and them not say 'well it's not really designed for how you are using it' etc.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds reasonable :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the SSD, I belive it's the fastest on the market 550mbs Read 530mbs Write 850 Pro is 550 mbs Read, 520mbs Write

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  • 65 months ago
  • 8 points

I have literally never seen anyone question another PC user's need for storage space.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

right? how would you know how much games/movies/other stuff the have. I am looking for a 4TB soon because my 2TB is almost full.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

(;

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't see the original post but pretty much well said there. I just wanted a drive I don't have to worry will fill up with shadowplay full records and clips, other assorted downloads. I have a 16TB NAS that is currently 72% full of media, downloads etc. etc. so I think a 4TB for video on gaming PC is not unreasonable...

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a lot of adult entertainment.

EDIT: seems like pcpp censors the p word.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Yeah it didn't like that :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

you must be new here

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me how much storage I need based on your knowledge of my filesystem. See what I'm sayin? The amount of storage space someone uses is their own prerogative, and not something you can criticize based on any objectivity.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

i never said anything about it. people always say you need less storage in the comments.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No...We do not say the s word hear Thunder Booms Outside

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Barracuda still running strong knocks on wood.