Description

I built my first computer when I was 14. I am now 18, this is my current build, first put together on December 28th 2012. It cost me just shy of £800.

I use the computer for gaming, web browsing and video/image editing.

I just recently got around to overclocking my CPU to 4.0GHz. I can get 4.2GHz but in my opinion, low temperatures > very high clock speeds.

The only problem I have had so far is that the memory was underclocked for some reason, so I had to manually adjust it. I also had a bit of trouble updating to the latest AMD 13.1 drivers (thanks to TkrZ) for helping me fix it.

Upgrades in mind: - more case fans - high end thermal paste

I hope you appreciate my effort on cable management. I do like things to be neat. And I don't like LEDs or unnecessary rice in general

Here's a link to the uncompressed picture

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 8 points

I'm just linking to this build next time someone gets mad we're nitpicking their cable management because they "couldn't afford" a nice case.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, this case is truly amazing for its value. I could add some rubber grommets and it would look beautiful.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

or or or >_< "the cables aren't long enough" My good lord I can't stand seeing that comment when it clearly shows the person saying it didn't even try. And with a single glance at their pictures they routed the cables nearly 6 inches in the opposite direction of the destination and then back towards the connection... This builder on the other hand did a great job.

BTW to answer your question about ODD I believe the person meant Optical Disk Drive? maybe? I haven't used an optical drive in my computers in years, with nearly everything being available to download off the internet and since I have a network "server" as well as other devices that have optical drives I just haven't found a need for one in more than 1 or 2 systems on a network.

  • 82 months ago
  • 4 points

Good Cable Management for certain. Well done.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

yup nice cable management

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I see more and more people not having ODD anymore in their builds. Are we moving deeper into the digital content age?!?! =)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Help me out here . . . I'm an MSW that works with adolescents so my mind goes to Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

optical disc drive (ODD)

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean, son! Good job.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

More pictures this looks like god...

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The only other pictures I could find were of separate parts.

Graphics Card: http://puu.sh/2aQ0a SSD: http://puu.sh/2b3Nu

That's all I'm afraid.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Ohh well. Still amazing though.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

very clean build well rounded with all the features and for under a grand.... sweeeeet,

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

This is just... awesome!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same cpu, mobo, and fan. What should the idle temps of the cpu be. Mine is around 30 idling. I havent began overlcocking it.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Like in the Bios it says 30C but in core temp it ranges from 24 to 28

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

In my picture I'm getting 28C idle at 4.0GHz in Speccy. It sounds as if you've got plenty of room for undervolting to get much lower temperatures. I suggest following this guide.

Just remember that even though you have the same CPU as me, the overclock-ability and undervolt-ability will differ since all chips are unique.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the best cable management I have seen, bravo!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any issues with the intel integrated video? Or have you not used it?

I just built the same setup, i3570k, z77 Extreme4, Corsiar Vengence Pro 1866 2x4gb, Crucial m4 & 2x Seagate Barracuda RAID1

I am not running any video cards. Running dual monitors via the DVI and VGA ports... works great except the monitors have a message (ATTENTON: VIDEO NOT SUPPORTED) floating around like they're disconnected...... but all video is working. The DVI output is grainy, but that's it.

I dunno thought you may have had this issue; I'm pretty sure its just my monitors and not any hardware.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like a monitor problem to me. I've used the Intel 4000 graphics for a few months at one point and had no problems.