Description

I decided to re-upload this build with updated pictures and parts list.

Currently I have the i7-4790K running a stable overclock @ 4.8GHz. When placing the CPU under load using synthetic tests such as OCCT CPU test, the temps do not exceed 60°C (ambient 25°C). At idle with the pump and case fans @ 30% duty cycle, the CPU runs at 27°C and under load tops out around 50-55°C.

Th Gigabyte GTX 970 has been an awesome GPU. Using Precision X I have increased the Clock to +120MHz and the Memory to +400MHz with out generating artifacts during benchmark tests such as Unigine Heaven. I'm primarily using this machine to do some casual gaming and converting my media library over to all H.265.

Updated Specs:

i7-4790K @ 4.8GHz (Vcore @ 1.28v)

  • Liquid Cooled -EK Supremacy MX -EK XRES-DDC 100 Pump/Reservoir

  • EK-CoolStream PE 240mm Radiator

  • EK Tubes ZMT Matte Black 16/10mm

  • EK Compression Fittings (16/10mm - G1/4 Nickel)

  • 16GB (8GB x 2) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (XMP)

  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Windforce

  • EVGA SuperNova 750Watt G2

  • Samsung 840 EVO 240GB SSD 2x

  • 2x WD 1TB HDDs

  • Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic

  • 6x Cryorig QF120 Balance

  • 2x Vardar F3-120

  • NZXT HUE+

Future Upgrades:

  • Samsung 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD for OS

  • Additional Samsung 2.5" SSD for RAID 0

  • 2x GeForce GTX 1070.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Got a nice chip from silicon there. Running 4.7 at 1.317 volts up here in Dallas. Nice update to the rig birons! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be interested to see if your overclock holds throughout the summer. Down south where I live I would never run my 4790k at 4.8 GHz. Good looking build though.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in south Texas. Seems to be doing good so far, been running it for a month without issues.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Well you're southy-er than North Texas, so you win. I grew up there and the freaking humidity would have kept me away from doing it. Still good job.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Florida so I would probably get up to like 4.2Ghz lol

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta get that controlled ambient temperature, or "air conditioning"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

So beautiful! I have the same case.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Try 5ghz :D

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Challenge Accepted.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

honestly how do you have your vcore at 1.28 v i cant keep my 6700k stable at 4.7 ghz with 1.37

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

My guess is, I'm only getting away with it due to the low temps provided by the loop. When I started overclocking I locked VCORE @ 1.25v then increased the multiplier to x48. I was getting too many bluescreens, so I increased VCORE to 1.3v then it ran fine so I kept dropping voltage by .01 until I found the lower limit and started getting BSODS again. Then finally raised by .01 which left me at 1.28v.

In all fairness your processor is not only newer than mine, but also a different/unique piece of silicon that will be affected differently by its multiplier and VCORE.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the Cryorig QF120 fans are they noisy running At full speed ??? How are front Dust filter holding up ? Think I might need to buy some Silverstone 120mm Dust Filters.

I'm not sure weather to get: 3x Cryorig QF120 Balanced Fans $15 Or 3x Thermaltake Riing 120mm Orange Fans $20 Or 3x Phanteks White/Black 120mm Fans $20 Or 3x Bitfenix All White 120mm Fans $20

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Huutonytran,

The QF120 fans are excellent. They generate about the same amount of noise or less as my Phanteks fans that I used to have in there, or at least it's so close that I cannot tell the difference. The sound is very clean without any bearing noise of any kind, all you hear is air. In regards to the dust filter I'm assuming your talking about the case? If so, the built in filters for the case are doing really well. Granted my case sits on my desk, however the filters do stop dust and can be cleaned by simply running under the faucet.

Hope that helps!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Because my room is always dusty and I'm worried that Front dust filter is not enough to keep dust out.

If You look at it the front dust filter is not actually in Contacted with the fans like magnetic ones but it's clipped On the front panel so there's a gap in between them.

Another thing is the front panel has many gap vents on both sides of the panel SO shouldn't dust enter from their then ?

In that case should buy some Silverstone Dust Filters and screw them on ? 120mm/140mm fine filters.

Im pretty sure when people put on the front panel the filter clipped on the front Isn't in contacted with the fans so now you have a gap in between AND the dust coming In from both sides of the vents of the front panel.

That's why I'm asking you to test it for me if what I said is True or Not. I don't have the case yet from pccasegear.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Your old Phanteks fans was it the same set up as 3x 120mm fans Or was it 2x 140mm fans, if so why did you decided to change and use Cryorig ?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those Front fans running at full speed? Cryorig QF120 Balance 1600rpm. If so how loud is it with the Dust Filter/Front Panel on?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!! I've got the same case, and was wondering where you place your Hue + strips?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I've got all four LED strips connected together on a single channel. I've got the first strip along the top of the case behind the radiator, then it runs along the front top and down the side by the window, with the last strip along the bottom of the window. Hope that helps. Also I recommend saving the install files for the cam program in case you need to roll back. The software is really buggy and the last few updates have really broken things.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did the whole water cooling kit cost you ?

Really Nice looking build +1 ^

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I enjoy the black hoses as well. With the exception of the Hue+ I didn't want to go crazy with colors inside the case.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment! I would have to agree with you, acrylic is second rate to glass. It could be a bit tougher, as it tends to scratch easily. When I did this build I kept the protective backing on it until the build was complete, I did however remove it and re-install many times afterwards without a single issue. Phanteks makes it easy to order replacement parts, including the panel should you need one..another strong selling point for this case.

There are some good things to note about the acrylic panel, it's very clear with no absolutely no coloration to the acrylic, a problem I see with other case manufacturers from time to time. The panel has no odd cuts to it, a simple 18 5/16" x 17 1/2" with four symmetrical holes. This would make it affordable to get some heavy duty acrylic cut to replace it, or even better a sheet of glass. Hope that helps!

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