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Codename: Moneypit(Update Pics & OC'd)

by j9506



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


Update: 12/23/14: last mods for the year. I decided to water cool the video card due to 80+c* temps.... so I brought a Kraken G10 bracket and a Corsair H55 AIO cooler. I couldn't be happier with the results. Don't mind the red color I just added them for the hell of it. 2015 I will start a new build 970 or 980 in sli and a better case.

  This is my very first computer build.....it's been a great learning experience and another cool hobby to dump money into....hence the build name. I originally planned for a $850<-(haha)..  budget build But quickly that went out the window. I wanted a great gaming/ daily usage pc ..nothing over the top just a well rounded computer. I believe I've met almost all goals except budget. The parts I chose has been proven to work and have great reviews. For now I won't list every part just a few....

Tower: The 410 has plenty of room for upgrades and plenty of room for wiring management, great cooling! Didn't like the grommets the kept pulling out when I was guiding the wires thru.

CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212..it did okay with cooling once I added a few more fans but after a while looks wise I got tired of it so I brought a Corsair h100i...I like it much better...temps dropped a few more degrees and it looks much cleaner in the case.

Video Card: One of the reasons for the 850 budget kill. I was going to get GTX 760 but looking for something more future proof I brought Evga gtx 770 SC. Cooling is top notch. Playing games like BF4 and War Thunder not completely maxed out settings(haven't tried) looks stunning. Haven't OC'd yet so I know there's much more left on the table.

Storage: The SSD works flawlessly boot time is approx. 10 second and the WD Black is for a games music no problems.

Case Fan: The AF Corsairs work great and quiet. The SPs that I'm using with the H100i is freaking loud with max rpms.

PSU: The 650w is plenty for the single card....wish I had've went with a fully modular instead though!

more to come ...feel free to leave a comment or critique...PLS go easy on me!

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DannyVekslender 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Awesome build!

Though, why Z87-Pro over a Maximus VI Hero?

Swish2000 1 point 47 months ago

Price, probably.

DannyVekslender 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Don't they cost the same?

Oh, it's just that in my country :P

j9506 submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Price is the main reason

DeathClap 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Looks Nice! Good job.

PickItApart 1 point 47 months ago

Great build. This baby will be flying fast! However, maybe it's just me, but I'm not a fan of spending $130(H100i + fans) on CPU cooling for a i5. Why did you choose the H100i over say a Noctua NH-D14?

j9506 submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

I know noctuas is a good brand and known for being quite fans I don't like the color.

Bajubom 1 point 47 months ago

All that mainstream part...........

Nice build though, better safe than sorry. +1

IPROXGio 2 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

I have been searching on CPU coolers and did the H100i fit easily in the case and how many fans did you fit into the system with the H100i.

j9506 submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

No problem fitting the rad. Including the H100I there is a total of 8 fans. 2 140s and the rest 120s