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Installed Windows 7. So far so good. Everything is running very smooth so far touch wood.

This thing is really fast with the SSD with no overclocking and runs cool. One day I'll get around to Benchmarking it.

Im still waiting on my custom fit DEMCIfilters and they should be here next week. I live out in the country where its dusty so I wanted to protect my investment. They are a bit expensive but what the hey, I already doubled my planned build budget.

My intended use is a PLEX media server with light use, back up documents and of course PC gaming.

Maximum resolutions and textures and etc. not important to me but I do want to make the game look good and I want the potential to over clock stuff if I want to experiment with that.

Also I live out in the counrty so their is a lot of dust and I wanted a motherboard that I could protect it from dust buildup and that is why I selected the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 with the TUF armor.

I think I went a little over board with my build for my intended use but I figure this will last me a long time and should be ok if my uses become greater.

If you got any comments or ideas before I build this beast please leave me a comment.

thanks,

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like that case

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

the case is awesome. Lots of room for the build. only drawbacks are that theirs a limited amout of space for drives and its kinda big. Im still havent decided where Im gonna put it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah thats what I was thinking I wanted to get a new case for my build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Im thinking of using that case too! thanks for feedback though it does look a bit... bulky though im sure that i have enough room to put it in a nice spot

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

You could've gotten a 770 for the price of that GPU.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for build, but god

That title though

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Very...very...very...cool.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

in more ways than one.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

that title...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat title! That is a nice gaming build. Your going to love them DEMCIfilters. I have some on my 750D and they are a huge help. Phoenix is a dusty town sometimes.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

+9000 title/title would read again GR8 SPX M8 I R8 8/8

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not a Haswell Refresh? They overclock a lot better than the normal Haswell's.

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

I was looking at getting the i5-4690 but I changed my mind mainly because the i5-4670 has been around a little longer and had good reviews. I think the Haswell Refresh have only been around for 6 or 7 weeks or so and have not passed the test of time.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

It doesn't matter how long it's been out, if it's made by Intel it's going to have great quality no matter what.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Someone say INTEL FANBOY

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Same goes for AMD.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly CPUs are never really unreliable. How many people do you know who have gotten a CPU DOA? The failure rate is lower than any other PC part, except maybe SSDs. This is true of both Intel and AMD.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of the same case. Did the top fan come with the case or did you get that separately? If separately can you point me to where you bought it from?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

No it did not come with the fan. I got it from Amazon.com. Its a Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 - Sleeve Bearing 200mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases (Black) Item model number: R4-MFJR-07FK-R1. Mine is the black one. they also have it with red leds but you cant turn them off and have the fan run. Its quite and only $17. I hope you enjoy the case as much as I have and good luck with your build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that gpu working out because I am considering get one of these.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Just fine. No problems so far.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the airflows?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

air flow is very good. I have 6 fans and DEMCIfilters to help keep the dust down inside because I have the top fan blowing air in, front fans blowing air out through the radiator and the rear fans blowing air in.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that graphics card? Does it play well?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

the card plays very well. I found it runs cooler on the default settings than the gaming default settings and plays just as well.

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

That title man,that title...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like I forgot to comment on the build itself.I personally wouldn't have gone for the Reds as they are meant for NAS,but that aside it's a really great build.

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

Could you make the title longer? It doesn't seem long enough :/ kthxbai

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  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

My guess is the AIO isn't using air to cool the CPU...

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess I could make my title longer but hold on a second. My build is liquid cooled and it is a loop with a pump with a line to and from a radiator. I could of said something like

"CORSAIR liquid cooled CPU, ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 w/ i5-4670k, dual 3TB WD red, 256GB SSD, GTX-GeFORCE 760 ROG w/ 4GB with passive liquid cooling loop radiator in a COOLER MASTER case"

As you notice in the sample title change above i also noted that the GTX-GeFORCE 760 ROG w/ 4GB is also liquid cooled. The liquid cooling is build in as part of the card but it does contain liquid, its in a loop pipe in its own radiator and the liquid is circulated passively i think.

Anyway I dont think CORSAIR makes AIO's anyway.

thanks anyway for the comment but I'm gonna leave my title the same.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

opps I made a mistake in my reply and I cant edit it. I ment to say,

Anyway I think CORSAIR only makes AIO's anyway. I dont see where the confusion is at.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

AIO is liquid cooling. I fail to see a problem with that. You need to chill out (pun intended)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish Corsair would include clear tubing and colored liquid in their AIO coolers. Just to please the picky ones like you ;)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Colored liquid has a tendency to gunk up (expecially cheap stuff) and clog hoses causing poor temps and wear on the lines. It's usually best to get colored tubes and clear liquid.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I always enjoyed winning awards, lol. thanks

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks