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First Build (Revamped): HAF X, 3770K, TwinFrozr 980, Maximus V, 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance...

by xSWATxBadkid

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27 Comments

Details

Date Built

Dec. 25, 2012

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

87.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

3.51GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

I primarily game on this build, but also do your general internet browsing, and light video editing. The thing is lightning fast, it boots up in 10 sec, it was super quite until I added the SilenX IXP-76-18 fans, which are not super loud, but they are not quiet. I put up with their noise because they blow a hell of a lot of air! I do not have pics with them installed, but I did edit one showing where I placed them. I love this computer, every penny I put into it was worth it.

Future upgrades will be an H100i, 1 more monitor, an quite possibly a third. When I put the H100i in I will improve cable management! ;P

More pics: http://s1256.beta.photobucket.com/user/xSWATxBadkid/library/Computer

Part Reviews

Case

Large solid case capable of much airflow. Motherboard tray CPU cut out is badly placed for my processor.

Monitor

Inexpensive, decent inputs, no dead pixels after four years. Viewing angles are as expected for a TN panel.

Monitor

Solid 144hz panel for a reasonable price with your average TN viewing angles. After three years the Display Port input has failed and one dead pixel surfaced.

Monitor

Great monitor for a semi-competitive gamer who is tired of 1080p and 24" screens. Good viewing angles, nice stand, magnificent OSD controls, all the inputs, above average 75hz. Very flexible monitor.

Headphones

Inexpensive indestructible headset.

Comments Sorted by:

hdmiller610 1 Build 2 points 63 months ago

The alternating red and black ram is a nice touch.

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 0 points 63 months ago

Why thank you!

Max11098 1 Build 0 points 63 months ago

thats something i do in my business builds. GG Sir :)

jokermike 4 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

really sweet rig bro :)...but please can you post more pics so i can enjoy all of her ;), by the way that matrix 7970 is really an awesome card upgraded from a gtx 580 to this and i couldn't be any more happier

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Yeah, this weekend Ill try to get some more pics. The red braided cables and H100i, and all the other stuff I have added make it look sooo much better.

Hydro 0 points 63 months ago

Pretty overkill....

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 2 points 63 months ago

I thought that, until I saw what kind of stuff people with custom water cooling loops were doing... O.o

NinjaSushi2 1 point 59 months ago

Lol thats me. 3.5k in parts and 1k in watercooling.

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

lol

beeerbelly 1 Build 0 points 63 months ago

All that money on parts and your using the standard cooler? Can i ask why

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 1 point 63 months ago

I said I would get an H100i in a few months, I didn't have the spare $100 to fork over for one.

beeerbelly 1 Build 1 point 63 months ago

I did read that part, just not sure why 16 gb of ram plus silent fans were a priority over efficient cooling. Like buying a muscle car without tires.

Anyhow nice build GG

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 1 point 63 months ago

Because RAM is necessary for operation, an aftermarket cooler was not. As for the fans I just installed those a few days ago.

Oliver 5 Builds 0 points 63 months ago

I was just about to ask that also, why the stock cooler? This build doesn't deserve to be stock cooled, it will also make it quieter!

About4Ninjas 0 points 63 months ago

i agree throw ya a closed loop water cooler on there, say an H100i and she will be perfect :D

Sabotage 0 points 63 months ago

I would go for three monitors, right now I have three and I want to get the I7 with a new mobo(right now I have a crapy amd x640)

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 0 points 63 months ago

I might, I would like to, but we will see how my budget reacts to that at the time when I choose...

Sabotage 2 points 63 months ago

It makes the build so much nicer, for 350 more it is the best improvement. It adds a new dimension to games.

Xareh 4 Builds 0 points 63 months ago

MATRIX POWER! PUT IT THERE MY BROTHER

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 1 point 63 months ago

YEAH MAN! MOST DIFFICULT GPU TO GET A HOLD OF 2013!

Spirafall 1 Build 0 points 62 months ago

I saw you come up with a build for someone, and I gotta say, the alternating colors of RAM you use are pretty neat.

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Thank you, I obviously did it on my own rig, so why not influence others to do so!! ;D

NinjaSushi2 0 points 61 months ago

Sleeve that PSU red and black and make it look hella nice.

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 1 point 61 months ago

Im going to buy red/black sleeved cable extensions. The lazy mans way of sleeving.

Dead-Xilence 1 Build -1 points 62 months ago

What 7970 is it? Tell me your thoughts on it please! How much was it?

xSWATxBadkid submitter 1 Build 0 points 62 months ago

The Asus Matrix 7970. Easily the most insane 7970 money can buy, although the Sapphire one with 6GB VRAM is nuts too. Triple slot, amazing heasink and fans, with the fans on 50% (2200RPM) at 100% load you will never see over 60C, and the card is at 1.1Ghz, 6.6Ghz memory out of the box. It is the sexiest looking 7970 IMO. You would be hard pressed to get your hands on one, I got mine as an open box on eBay for $470. It was a very limited edition card. The closest you could get to is the Asus 7970 DC II, which are as expensive as a 680, and harder to find than most 7970s. I love the card. Most powerful single GPU that is reasonably priced.

So far 0 problems with it.

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philip staff 10 Builds 0 points 53 months ago

Please keep your feedback polite and constructive.

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