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UPDATE: Upgraded to a reference EVGA GTX 780 video card and added a NZXT Hue RGB LED lighting system. Also added a few more pictures.


Built this as primarily a gaming computer but also so I could work at home on some Autocad files.

Some of the components are being transfered over from my old computer, which include the GTX 680, the SSD and the WD HD and the three surround monitors.

Cable managment in the back is still a rats nest, but Im going to make it look cleaner when I replace some of the cables with individually sleeved cables.

Most games I can run in High / Ultra settings and still get 40-50FPS with the three monitor surround. But games like Metro LL and Crysis 3, I have to turn off AA and lower graphics options to get a playable FPS. Still deciding if I like the Nvidia three monitor surround or if I should go with a single 27-inch monitor or so. I don't play FPS shooters competively anymore so FPS isn't as huge a deal as it used to be. More concerned as of late with immersive gameplay.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 8 points

Very nice cable management in the front and the back is better than mine, LOL.

I'm guessing you plan on overclocking with that cooler and motherboard?

Overall, very nice build. I wish I had the money to build that.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

So my question to you is will it run minecraft?

LOL

  • 80 months ago
  • 10 points

Mostly use it to play Minesweeper.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

No way. Can you hit 30 fps though?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course he can't. This setup'll run Minesweeper at 1.3 FPS, maybe...

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Just Maybe...

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Because Microsoft doesn't want to melt your graphics card, Minesweeper will tune down its fps to 1 or so when you're not clicking on things, blowing stuff up, etc. So, yes, this thing will run Minesweeper at 1 fps.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do plan on OC I would be interested to know how high you can boost the clock rate while maintaining a stable voltage with that motherboard and the H100i.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I did get it to 4.6 with a base OC, I didn't get lucky and get a good CPU from the Overclocking gods. But Im not OC expert and don't know all the tricks to getting it higher and remaining stable.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say he could do 4.6, maybe 4.8 if he's lucky, 6+ if he's lying to us.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to see more people using the Hero and EVGA PSU's. Gives me even more ideas on how mine is going to look. :P

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

If I built something like this, I would change a few things. 1. i7 4820k. A bit more than the 4770k. Worth every penny, from what I've heard. 2. mATX(Rampage 4 Gene, Arc Mini r2) 3. Non-reference 780(either ACX, Twin Frozr Gaming, or DCU2)

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  • 80 months ago
  • 6 points

he said he moved the 680 from his old build