This is my Video Editing & Motion Graphics/Compositing workstation. I will be using this for my professional video editing work.
CPU Monitoring + Benchmarking Tools:
Temperature: Core Temp 1.0 RC5
Core Speed: CPUID - CPU-Z
Stress Test: Prime 95 (15 minutes)
4.7GHz - Extremely Unstable (Due to CPU's extremely high temperature)
4.6GHz - Very Unstable (Prime95 stress test resulted in BSOD, also temperature related)
4.5GHz - Stable (survived 5 minute Prime95 stress test, but reached dangerously high temperatures 96+ degrees Celsius)
4.4GHz - Stable (survived 15 minutes of Prime95 stress test at safer temperatures, up and down 78-80 degrees Celsius)
GPU Monitoring + Benchmarking Tools:
Temperature: MSI Afterburner (Fans @ 100%)
Core Clock Rate: MSI Afterburner (+57 MHz)
Other Clock Rates: MSI Afterburner
Stress Tests: FurMark (720p Preset) + 3DMark 11 (Performance Test) http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7302694
Geekbench 4 Results CPU: https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/3737474
Geekbench 4 Results GPU (OpenCL): https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/compute/1027926
The reasons for my less-than-five-star ratings:
CPU - 4 Stars This is a very good processor, with the only drawback being that it gets hot quite quickly.
CPU Cooler - 3 Stars It does a good job, although I wasn't able to achieve higher clock rates (4.5Ghz +) without reaching dangerous temperatures. If I knew that my case could in fact fit a radiator (which I was told it couldn't) I most likely would have purchased one.
Memory - 4 Stars Its falsely advertised to be 1600Mhz and I thought I could OC it to something higher, whereas it was stock at 1333Mhz and I had to OC it to 1600Mhz.
Video Card - 4 Stars After a couple months the far end of the video card started to bend downwards in the case because of its own weight so I had to tie it up to the HDD cage with cable ties. Other than that, its a good card.
Descriptions of the pictures in this post (in order of time of upload):
- First picture taken after being built
- Second picture taken after build built, with the lights turned down
- Inside the build
- Showing the lights inside
- The GPU and heatsink close-up
- Windows and Windows Experience Index
- Prime95 benchmark and CPU temperatures
- A picture of the computer part boxes after purchase (a somewhat tradition amongst new computer builders)
- A mess while building the computer
- Computer parts in the 'boot' of the car (pun intended) immediately after purchase.
- Inside the computer while being built
- Most recently, I purchased a FHD monitor (an upgrade to my previous 720p TV which I was using as a monitor). (I also purchased a WiFi Router, but who cares about that.)
- Inside the computer after my recent cable cleanup which is a very much improved cable arrangement.
- A weird representation of my build's airflow. (Imagine the airflow is altered slightly by the side intake fan as well).