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First Strike

by Bosco781



Date Published

Nov. 25, 2014

Date Built

Nov. 24, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.43 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C


My first ever build and she's a beast and a half!

Running ek full acrylic black blocks on the 980s and bitfenix black block on the i7 with dual 60mm ek rads 480 top and 240 bottom.

9 fans 4 intake (2 on the 240) and 2 front with 5 exhaust rear + (4 on top 480 in pull) temps are great I'm pushing 4.7 @ 1.4v and peak temps stress testing with aida64 are 80ish and the 980s never see above 40-45 even stressing. idle everything stays nice and cool in the high 20s low 30s

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skemble 24 Builds 9 points 53 months ago

I would love to see more pictures of this! Parts are excellent!

rishabhchugh13 1 Build 3 points 53 months ago

More photos and longer description plz. Looks awesome from what we can see so far :)

RPiAwesomeness 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

Very nicely done. Needs more pictures though!

ITneto 2 points 53 months ago

Dat description tho

Bosco781 submitter 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

Yeah my bad guys just kinda threw this page up quick and forgot about it :P been loving the beast so far I'll fix the description and get pics up quick

Stone_88 1 point 48 months ago

Still no more pictures? :) How is your build running now that you have used it for a while? I'm specially interested in the Mobo and the case, how was it to setup everything? thx and +1 from me for this clean build.

chrisb99 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

that is a very Nice Gaming Rig

BenC99 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Really clean! Can we have more pictures?

tabascosauz 3 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Can we have a rundown of the loop parts? Love the IndustrialPPC fans, by the way. +1

thunderdan602 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Great part selection. More photos and a longer description would be nice. Also, your missing a power supply and that's kind of important.

ajpinton 11 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Solid looking build, I fell that CPU was most likely a bit of overkill though. Do you have any more pictures? How does the thing game or run the programs you made it for?

Sed8Op8 3 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Its a phanteks enthoo primo! The Psu is only visible from behind the mobo panel!! Wow you guys are slacking on keeping up with things that case was released in 2013! FLAWLESS !!!! Lol that bottom radiator is so thick That you NEED the industrials or some Deltas to even think of pull only through it ! So clean MORE pics please!

mspring 6 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

nice case man. +1 from me.i got the luxe in white myself. i like your parts list also. white cases are where its at. you should check mine out if you get a chance.

DGON-MKII 6 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

Looking good, would like to see more pics of your build.

nlthompson 1 point 52 months ago

I have been debating on getting those iPPC Noctuas. What do you think of them so far?

Bosco781 submitter 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

They are nice but they are a bit loud at full tilt I bought some low noise adapters I'm going to try on them and see if that helps

qsball1999 1 point 51 months ago

dope build more pictures??

Bosco781 submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Long overdue update incase anyone still wants to know. I had a leak caused by a pinhole defect in the tube from the cpu to top rad (didnt leak until the system got hot one day playing gta5) had to rip out the watercooling so its on air atm. I'm on my 3rd motherboard or I will be once I get my third one from asus. First one VRM died and cooked my proccessor but props to both intel and asus quick and easy rma and I was up and running. that was jan 2015 nov 2015 mobo 2 had 2 ram slots stop working I could have lived with it but a warranty is a warranty so rmaing again atm turn around was within a week of them getting it but shipping around the holidays is a nightmare.

Things I still love - The case is great still solid and looks good if you like big cases that don't look like a spaceship/racecar, upgraded to a 500gb evo 850 love it 980s are still running great overclock well even on air 5820k doesn't even care what I run it takes it like a champ and keeps going. Asus mobo when working its good when it dies their rma service is quick and professional so no complaints.

Things I would change - different pump and normal noctua fans instead of the 2000rpm ones its not super loud but I would like it to be quieter. 980tis just cause if I had the money for them. Might redo the loop in the new year depending on funds.

Trinity596 4 Builds -1 points 53 months ago

so um... where did you put the power supply?...

BobsWorld93 1 point 29 months ago

Power supply sits sideways on the cable management side.