Description

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)


Overclocking Notes:

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):

  1. First picture taken after being built
  2. Second picture taken after build built, with the lights turned down
  3. Inside the build
  4. Showing the lights inside
  5. The GPU and heatsink close-up
  6. Windows and Windows Experience Index
  7. Prime95 benchmark and CPU temperatures
  8. A picture of the computer part boxes after purchase (a somewhat tradition amongst new computer builders)
  9. A mess while building the computer
  10. Computer parts in the 'boot' of the car (pun intended) immediately after purchase.
  11. Inside the computer while being built
  12. 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.)
  13. Inside the computer after my recent cable cleanup which is a very much improved cable arrangement.
  14. A weird representation of my build's airflow. (Imagine the airflow is altered slightly by the side intake fan as well).

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 7 points

I have a hard time believing 4.6GHZ on air @ 73º under load...with haswell

Do you have screen shots of the stress tests with temps?

  • 75 months ago
  • 8 points

This. Prime 95 needs to be run for at least 10 minutes...

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd say 15-20 just to be sure.

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

I would have to agree. I tend to let it run for 24 hours when checking OC stability, but that's just me..

  • 75 months ago
  • 6 points

I think we should all do that.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Please check screenshots and tell me what you think! :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

His ambient temperatures could be pretty low/combined with great airflow who knows

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build :) More pictures please!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

These are the final values after real benchmarks. Please tell me what you think :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally, I would be pulling that Overclock back till you can get temps down to the mid-low 80's. 94 would make me nervous...

Thanks for the screen shots!

The build itself is pretty solid. Good parts.

Do you have a NAS or a HDD for this or are you just going to use the SSD?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I included the HDD i had from before in my part list

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

that's quite impressive at 4.5 ghz , job well done . The temps are a bit on the iffy side , maybe more fans or a watercool for the Haswell .

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

If the PC wasnt able to power up at 4.7Ghz, then how did you lower the frequency? Is there a physical button for Over/underclocking?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a mistake in the BIOS settings causing the PC to fail upon attempting to boot. 4.7GHz would have probably worked without a problem until i decided to stress the CPU somehow.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build dude. How did you fit the gigabyte gtx770 with the hdd cage? Did you need to mod anything or it just fits in perfectly? I have a HAF912 and I'm thinking about getting the same gtx770 but I really wish its fits even with the hdd cage. Thanks

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thanks for your comment :)

I have the HAF 919 Combat (RC-912-KKN2) specifically. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB fit within less than 2cm-4cm to spare between the HDD cage and the card, just enought to pass a couple cables between the gap. Hope I helped! :D

Thanks again! :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

So no mods needed? That's a big help man, thanks!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

np :)

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. Are the rear and top case fans both as exhaust?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, thank you for your comment! :)

The rear case fan and the top case fan are both working as exhaust fans. The front case fan and the side case fan are both working as intake fans. This appears to be the standard in most case fan configurations.

Thanks again! Regards

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

In that case i think the top fan case might be interfering with the push/pull you have there as it's working on a perpendicular vector, and it's much stronger/wider than the fans in the cpu cooler, creating "turbulence" in the airflow going through the heatsink itself.

I would suggest you try turning your cpu cooler 90 degrees clockwise so that's exhausting upwards,letting the big one on top do the pull heavylifting.

Just an idea though...I'm definitely not an expert :)

+1 on the build

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't really think it might have been a problem! :)

The pictures of my build with the 200mm fan on top are outdated as I have moved that fan to the front and brought the 140mm fan to the top.

Rotating the heatsink is something I have never attempted so I don't even know if its possible with the way that it is made and all.

If you like, you can check out my newly uploaded image of my computer's airflow at the end of the image-list :)

Thanks again :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I've lowered the clock to 4.4GHz. Temperatures on 100% load for 15 minutes do not exceed 86 degress Celsius. I am happy with 4.4GHz. What do you think?

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

4.4 at 86C max is a good overclock for Haswell, but don't feel bad if you can't get any higher. Haswell, as far as i've heard, is very hit-and-miss with overclocking, where some processors can reach the upper-4's on air while others barely struggle with the lower-4's even with something like an H100i. my guess is that you got yourself an average 4770K, which in and of itself should last you a few generations before you'd need an upgrade.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Great! Thanks for the info! :D

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't understand which version of the case I had because of the differences in the front I/O panel in comparison to the "RC-912P-KKN1". I contacted Cooler Master and gave them a serial number and it turns out I have the HAF 912 Combat (RC-912-KKN2). http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/mid-tower/haf-912-combat.html

Thanks for your comment!

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