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by Skandranonsg


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CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate



This is Hlidskjalf, the throne upon which Odin sits and views the world.

This was one of my first builds for myself in a long time after owning only laptops for University.

Here is a breakdown of the parts I bought and what I paid for them:

Intel Core i7-3930K - Intel Retail Edge, Summer 2012

Corsair H100 - Retail

Asus P9X79 PRO - Retail

G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - Retail

Intel 520 Series Cherryville 180GB 2.5" SSD - Intel Retail Edge, Summer 2012

Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM - Salvaged from external drive

Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM - Salvaged from laptop

Toshiba 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM - Salvaged from laptop

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 - Was originally an Asus 7850 given as a gift, but that was sold and the remainder was paid for as a gift.

NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower - Retail

OCZ 850W - Retail, pricing error from amazon

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer - Retail

Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) - Gift from a friend at university

Logitech G600 - Gift

LG L204WTF-BF - Bought from work for $20 each refurbished. LG L204WTF-BF

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Grazzert 2 Builds 4 points 50 months ago

at first i thought the title was you rolling your face across the keyboard, then i read the description. great build, especially for the price :D

Enlyten 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

OCZ 850W 80 Plus Gold Semi-Modular $30.00

Quite the Amazon error, yes indeed.

Edit: Picture shows 650W...

Skandranonsg submitter 8 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Ah, my old PSU was the NZXT Hale82 650W. I don't have any pics with the new PSU. I do however have this:


Enlyten 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Oh :D By the way, I wasn't challenging you, I just thought you had clicked the wrong wattage for the parts list.

gabegabbert 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

From the looks of it in the sixth picture it seems as though your not running your ram in dual channel. Then again I don't know your motherboard, way out of my budget! :p Good build +1

Oh and even better name! From Odin's throne to view the world to your throne to view the interweb's vast selection of.... knowledge.

Skandranonsg submitter 8 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

Thank you. All my electronics are named after various things to do with Odin. My wifi SSID is named Bifrost and password is Heimdall. My phone is Huginn, tablet is Muninn. HTPC is Gerri and TV is Freki. Car is named Sleipnir. =D

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

+10 for the super crazy deal on the 3930k. Nice build

8F01C198997 11 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Guy's sporting the Dynex Computer Toolkit, he clearly works at Best Buy.

For anyone interested, you can pick up one of these wonderful toolkits for $30 at any Best Buy. Included is a ratcheting screwdriver, a smaller screwdriver, a flashlight, three tripple-A batteries, tweezers, needle-nose pliers/wire cutters, a wire stripper, a fuse puller, an anti-static wristband, and extra screws, jumpers, and washers.

Skandranonsg submitter 8 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Close! I worked at Futureshop once upon a time.

It's quite a dated kit, because it still has motherboard standoff insulated washers and a box of jumpers, but I couldn't say no for $8.

8F01C198997 11 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Those washers are still useful for mounting some GPU heatsinks.

JoeyThePCNoob 2 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

lol, i have that same tool kit from best buy

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Skandranonsg submitter 8 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

If I was paying full retail, I would have most certainly gone with an i5-2500k, but because I was able to get the 3930k for so cheap I couldn't say no.

Broadsky 1 point 50 months ago

Where da fuq you get the CPU so cheap?!

8F01C198997 11 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Intel Retail Edge. It's an available tool for people employed in Intel relevant retail positions. They offer great deals to the members in summer and winter deals on certain computer components. As well as awarding points for doing learning activities that can be redeemed for merchandise. That's where I got my Creative 5.1CH sound system.

Which reminds me, I have to get 1700 mor chips this month to maintain Rockstar status.

Broadsky 1 point 50 months ago

What do you mean get 1.7k more chips?

8F01C198997 11 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

It's a Retail Edge thing. They have four status levels: Roadie, Producer, Rockstar, and Rock Legend. Roadie is anyone who just started, when they earn 2000 chips they become a producer. To stay a producer you need 1000 chips per month or you drop down to Roadie. To become a Rockstar you need 4000 chips initially and 2000 per month to maintain this status. Rock Legend is a status that can be achieved by keeping Rockstar status for one year, plus a few other requirements. You earn chips by completing learning activites.

Skandranonsg submitter 8 Builds 1 point 50 months ago


If you work for one of the approved vendors, you get cheap/free computer parts by doing quizzes on intel products. Every summer/winter they have a massive sale that includes many of intel's top-tier products. Z-series motherboards, ssds, processors, etc.