Finally... I finally have a computer that I can do more than one thing at the same time on. ;)
Started with a budget of 1500 - 2000. I think I hit the top. Not all the prices shown are what I paid for them, as I shopped for deals for a few months.
Built it a month or 2 ago now. I love looking at other peoples completed builds so i figure i have to do my part and post mine. Also I need some help with it too ;)
Anyway first off a parts breakdown:
-Processor- i7-4790k Wanted something for video editing and gaming. Also want to be future proof. Have no regrets on this, it's blasing fast.
-Cooler- Corsair H100i Read a lot of good things about it. Wanted an entry level water cooler. One of the things im having problems with. More on that later...
- Motherboard- Asus Maximus Hero VII It was on sale, Couldnt resist the Red and Black :) Motherboard with good reviews and good specs for not too bad a price.
-Memory- Ripjaws X 16GB DDR3-1866 Got the red but could not find it on the list. It works and its G.Skill. Nothing to complain about. Originally got corsair vengance but the cooling fins would not fit under the H100I.
-SSD- Samsung 840 Pro Good reviews and was on sale. Running 2 of them in raid 1 for reliability. Thinking of switching to raid 0 because I love speed and they are supposed to be reliable already.
-Video Card- Asus GTX 970 Strix Had to wait for this to come in stock and then jump on it. Then still had to wait cause i didn't jump fast enough. Awsome card, Runs everything i play, but has a bad screeching sound when under load. Fans hardly ever come on though. Even under max load they are only at 50%.
-Case- THermaltake Overseer- Love the look, nothing really wrong with it but i think the quality could have been better.
-Power Supply- Corsair CX750m The one thing i kinda regret. I think i should have gone for a better model. But it works fine so far.
-Optical drive- Asus DVDRW Yep I still use DVDs sometimes. Plus i needed a few more dollars to get free shipping. :)
Sorry for the crappy cell pics. I`ll try to take some better ones when i get some lights in it.
So on to the issues. Please let me know if I am better of starting a thread in the forum.
1 Cpu tempurature. Runs at about 30deg idle, but when running prime95 jumps instantly to 65ish for about 60 sec then steadily climbs to 90 where I shut it down. I tried re-seating the cooler and added washers behind the cooler bracket as a few people say that helps. Didn't do anything for me. How can I tell if the H100i is working? I only feel a slight vibration on the pump and I cant ever tell any difference in temperature between the 2 hoses. Maybe the pump is not working?
2 Video card screeches when under load. Read a lot about this on the 970's. Some say its the power supply, some say if you overclock it helps. some say to RMA it, others say there's nothing you can do. I don't mind the screeching too much as i wear headphones but worried it might be bad for the card.
Thanks for looking and any help is greatly appreciated. Criticism is welcome too.