Description

This CPU runs hot with the stock cooler, around 45C idle and at ~40% load hits 65C, haven't pushed it to 100% yet, waiting for liquid cooling to do those tests. When I tried before temp got to 70*C in a minute or so, didn't want to risk anything so I stopped the test. I love the motherboard, nice heat dispersion. The case doesn't make it easy to manage wires so keep that in mind if you want really neat wiring.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

Why get one 8Gig RAM stick instead of two 4Gig sticks? Also i hope you know you can't "CrosSLI"ie you cant use two different GPU makers, nvidia and AMD and crossfire/ SLI. You could have bought a 2TB maybe even 3TB for that 1TB cost. Unless of course these are not your real prices...

Also no completed pics? Come on man! or Woman...

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

What the hell is the difference between a Western Digital Blue HDD and the Black Edition for there to be a +$50 difference when it's still 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM....

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess testing more than anything. THe black goes through test to get it a 5 year warranty while the blue does not get the amount the black does... Also the black has faster reads/writes.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This hard drive was indeed expensive, it's the highest class 1TB that WD had, I'm sure I could have gone cheaper. The Raedon card isn't in my case anymore, I knew I couldn't SLI them or anything. I plan to upgrade my ram later. Sorry for no complete pics. I'm a guy by the way.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

You could have gone with a 7870 which is better and cheaper with that overpriced 660. Could have gone with a cheaper Gigabyte UD3 MOBO. There are tons of cheaper 1TB HDDs out there.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Although there are some questionable part choices this isn't a bad build by any means. There are a few places you could have done better/saved yourself some money but don't let these comments get you down. You've got a nice computer that I'm sure does what you need it to do and more

I'm not sure how much research you put into this but I do suggest posting some threads next time asking for advice as the members of this sight could have put you together a better balanced/more powerful build for the price.

All in all I don't feel you deserve this many down votes by any means, +1 for you.

To help your cause I'd upload a few more pictures

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I didn't know about this sight till after I built it, found it when helping my friend build a cheap gaming rig. Next time I'll run my ideas through here before I build.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You would have been better off with either a NZXT Kraken X40 (140mm liquid) or a CM Hyper212 EVO. The Fact of the matter is that 120mm liquid jobs just don't out perform decent air coolers enough to justify their added cost. If you wanted better cooling than an air cooler, I would normally suggest a 240mm cooler, but as the only place you could install that would be the side panel (which would prove problematic), I'm using the X40 as an example as it performs very close to a 240mm unit.

Also, that case may be tight, but it's still pretty competent when it comes to cable management.

EDIT: Just realized what PSU you're using. If you don't like explody PCs, I'd suggest you ditch that thing ASAP. For what you paid for it, you could've gotten something so much better. Hell, it's not even 80+ rated.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

My PSU has been great so far. My case is really tight. The liquid cooling barely fits as it is.

  • 73 months ago
  • -3 points

fail lack of pics -1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you ever going to add anything useful to the comments, or just continue to comment on the lack of pics/description?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 on this. He never offers any type of helpful advice. Most if not all of his comments consist of that same phrase. He's honestly not contributing anything to this site.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

he has that on his part list.