Description

This build is working fine has been running for a few months now mostly for gaming. All the parts run well the only thing is the optical drive which is the noisiest thing in the whole build. So far i have had no problems at all. Got an h100i and overclocked to 4.6GHz while the fans were set on performance my temps hit 78c then when i maxed the speed the temps dropped to 60c underload.

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

To spend so much on an OVERCLOCKING motherboard and then use the stock cooler and a 0.4Ghz overclock doesn't make sense. The 1866MHZ RAM is also an unnecessary cost as the performanace difference between 1600MHZ and 2400MHZ is less than 0.5 fps despite the extra expense.

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

no rush to overclock yet was waiting for h220.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough, have you thought about a custom loop?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are quite expensive, and if he wants he can expand the h220 into one.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

They are indeed, but they do perform better and are much more fun. I'm not suggesting that it's exactly what he should do but just saying he should just have a think about it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true. I completely agree.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The H220 definitely rocks. I think right now you can still get it from Performance-PCs, Sidewinder Computers, and Jab-Tech. Using one with my 3570k and MVF, and it works great for my 4.6GHz overclock.

Oh, and be careful installing the radiator, I accidentally busted my mPCI-E wi-fi when I was putting mine in.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

we need guts pic please.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a good stable build but why such mobo

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

the mobo was $100 off when i got it weekly sale on newegg.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

great build :) hows the gpu ? is it the ghz edition ?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure the GPU performs very well, but he chose the Gigabyte 7970. Those ones use a blue PCB rather than the brown, and most people don't know this but you always want the brown PCB for factual reasons other than color. The brown PCB has better VRMs, and chokes, which means it will hold up to overclocks better.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i get it, does the sapphire 7970 has brown PCB ? because im in between the two and i cant decide which one to get... as they are so similar.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe Sapphire uses both randomly. I'm pretty sure they mostly use the blue one though unfortunately. However you could still order one and if you get the blue you could rma it. The Asus one uses the brown every time, but it is triple slot. The XFX uses the brown as well but you have to deal with a rather poor cooler. I personally would chose the Asus.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Even with just a 800 mhz overclock, I hope you're using some sort of aftermarket cooling.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

He only has it on the turbo clock, no further overclocking, the stock cooler is fine for that for now.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

i was waiting for the h220 to come out to overclock

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely understandable, good luck, later 3570ks are much better overclockers than the earlier ones

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the name of the pretty green LED keyboard? How much did it cost? :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks like a razer blackwidow ultimate 2013. Here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1