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Carolina 3000 Happy 10th Anniversary my love

by bankercobb

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4 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 6, 2016

Date Built

Feb. 16, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

31.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

34.0° C

Description

My wife had a decent AMD build (FX 8350 oc to 4.3GHZ) with a GTX 660 and 8GB of memory. I only wanted to upgrade her GPU (which would required a higher PSU) and add 8gb of additional memory for video editing. This called for a new case as there was no room for additional liquid cooling (980ti hybrid). So, new GPU caused new case which caused me to think...., well if I'm already replacing the memory, GPU, PSU, and case.... lets sell and start from scratch!

This new build was designed for a minimalist appearance (grew tired of a see through case) and built to last her many years. The main uses would be WOW, hearthstone and video editing.

After thoughts; Should I have gone with Intel's newest architecture or held off to see what AMD has in store for us? Should I have gone with a 40 lane CPU vs the 28 lane? *Should I have gone for a the curved LG monitor, opted for a smaller 144hz, or stick with her current and get "her" the Oculus Rift in addition?

Onto the build; a. Case. 1. Pulled out three HDD cages. (256GB M.2 SSD will be going directly into the motherboard for OS, her 2 games and the 4tb My Cloud will store the pics and videos.) 2. I moved the front two 140mm 1100 watt fans to the top to act as a exhaust. I placed the H110i as the intake 3. I moved the back fan to the bottom to act as intake. The GPU's cooler went to the back. 4. To get the H110i to fit I had to drill screw holes in the case.

b. Motherboard. 1. installed the M.2, I had no idea how small it was going to be! Very cool. 2. I plugged every hole I could with dust caps that came with the mobo. 3. First case I've had with room for proper cable management, not sure how other people have proper looking cables going from case to mobo.

Part Reviews

CPU

Always been a AMD fanboy, I have now seen the light!

Motherboard

Beautiful, I love the dust covers!

Storage

So fast, wish I would have gone for the larger size.

Video Card

Why would you choose anything else?

Case

Quality is untouchable. Incredibly large. Amazing amount of room for cable management and future upgrades. It is LARGE!

Minus 1 star for using black screws on a white case for the top.... really steals from appearance.

Operating System

Best of windows OS.

Monitor

The light bleed sucks.

Keyboard

Could have done without but, wife wanted a new keyboard/mouse....

Comments Sorted by:

gagep931 2 points 38 months ago

Damn that's sexy. The build's pretty good too.

chaotikkris 2 points 38 months ago

Great build and built for a super cute reason. Happy late anniversary to you two!

Mr_Anime 2 points 36 months ago

all for the wife huh??.... hehehe, great build, btw you could always just take some of her white nail polish for though's screws, or just spray paint them,

pj_sz 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

980Ti...5820K...16 gigs of RAM...for WoW...falls down