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D-Device 8000R (Updated)

by Lightblood


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Date Published

April 28, 2014

Date Built

March 28, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.21 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

82.0° C


Update: I elaborated my description, added some additional photos, and tried to re-manage my cables. Oh, I also added a backplate to the 780ti.

This is my current main setup. I also have constructed the D-Device 8000 (My GF current setup) & the original D-Device 4000 (My Bedroom TV Pc / Old Old Gaming Setup). I will add these to my completed builds in the near future.

CPU: i7 for hyper threading / gen 4 because why not

CPU Cooler: Best you can buy before moving to closed loop liquid. I prefer to keep water out of my cases for the time being. Not ready to make that leap.

Motherboard: I have had less than great experience with Asus boards, so I'm rolling the dice on good reviews for ASRock. 4 Stars because the south bridge heat sink (even though mostly for show) was a little loose.

Memory: Crucial all the way. I don't need fancy looking memory because of the giant air cooler. Crucial Balistix VLP is so low profile that it sits flush with or lower than the clips that hold it in.

Storage: SSD for OS/Games, Hybrid for Music. SSD is the best, but to be honest the hybrids are amazing bang for the buck.

GPU: Later this year I will be adding a 2nd 780ti to the build. That is why I went with the reference model of the card. The reference cooler is ideal for SLI on a Z87 board. Latest edition to the setup was a back plate for my GPU, just because :)

Case: I had previous exp with this case doing a workstation at my job. Its a nice case all in all. If you are using extensions like me, you will have difficulty finding room to hide all the cable. I'm wondering if the Cooler Master HAF X Blue case that is setup just like mine has better management. Long term I need to get custom cables and ditch the extensions. There is too much cable behind the motherboard plate to manage properly.

PSU: SeaSonic is pricey. You get what you pay for. Gold rating, great warranty, and truly full modular.

You probably don't care about the rest, but thank you if you read this far. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to post them below.

Comments Sorted by:

Vorago 1 Build 3 points 59 months ago

I'm such a sucker for that reference cooler and its leds...

Any chance you'll be doing up a custom loop in the future? Seeing as you already have so much money dropped into the build and the second card will doubtless raise temps on your first card (already sitting at 82C at load.)

Lightblood submitter 2 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

Thanks for the comment/looking at my post.

If I bring water into the equation, It probably won't be until my next setup down the road. If I was running an aftermarket cooler (ACX / DCUII) I would be worried about one card throttling the other. However with the reference cooler, I'm not dumping 250w of heat per card into the case @ full load. Instead I'm dumping it out the back of my case. I was looking at tri & quad sli setups that were sandwiching the reference coolers together and they were running fine on air.

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 3 points 59 months ago

Really nice build there dude! May I ask what camera you used, it's really great!

Lightblood submitter 2 Builds 3 points 59 months ago

Thank you very much for checking out my post. The camera I used is actually the one built into my phone. It's an LG G2, and I was very surprised in the camera quality. Especially considering I got it from best buy for $1 with 2 year contract on Verizon.

Retroman 3 points 59 months ago

nice job :) +1.

this is more of a gripe on my end, but I'm not a fan of the brown PCB on motherboards.

Lightblood submitter 2 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

I can definitely agree with you, I was less than impressed by such a high quality board being crap brown. Color coordination was an afterthought in some respects with this build. I've told myself that next time I will keep color scheme in mind during my research/purchasing process. Thanks for checking out my post and leaving a comment, it is much appreciated.

Retroman 4 points 59 months ago

Your welcome and thank you for posting it :)

(this is such a polite conversation...I've never felt so canadian lol)

deadsight 3 points 58 months ago

Hey man I have this same case but with an msi z87 645 gaming MB and Im having some difficulty putting this thing together. This is my first pc build and I was wondering if you could help me out because alot of things are not working and I dont know if I'm missing cables or what so if you can add me on skype at "JoltZ17" would appreciate the help thank you.

Variable.variables 1 point 54 months ago

How much does the video card cost?

Lightblood submitter 2 Builds 1 point 53 months ago

It was around $700 when I got it.

Variable.variables 1 point 53 months ago

Ok. Thanks

NoxDraco26 1 point 43 months ago

Hey I'm just checking completed builds with this case. Since you've worked with it do you think what I have here >> http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/zqdnTW/mjolnir-build-12th-edition ; will work? Meaning, everything will fit and stay relatively cool? Well, as cool as air cooling can be.. It's a gpu used for 4k gaming, but I'm going to be using it to max out games in 1080 as well as other things.. I'm just worried about the cpu cooler, the gpu, and the fans..