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5930K Build

by bohemond1980



Date Published

Dec. 8, 2014

Date Built

Dec. 5, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.061 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.062 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

56.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C


Gaming, NZXT is a pain to get in and the ROG RAIDR is a lot slower than advertised. EVGA bridge was too close, had to use 3 Way Asus bridge to keep top card within good temps. Asus motherboard wouldn't post with 64 or 48GB of RAM with more than one hard drive, ASUS bios was very confusing and kept switching turbo boost back on, also still fighting Asus bios on boot drive, right now I have to tell it every time, no matter how many times I change the boot order.

-Edit, fixed it, system crashes when I was overclocking it combined undoubtedly by my stupidity in installing windows with all the drives connected were to blame (i.e. me). Given my relative inexperience with modern bios GUIs I'm sitting at a 4.5Ghz overclock (1.299908V core voltage) which maxes out around 80C during stress testing. It does just fine across the board though, benching games it's fairly close between this and my 290X CF system.

Clear side panel from frozencpu.com.

The 780TIs are great and beat 980SLI in most games at 3840x2160; however in modded Skyrim with ENB the 3GB of VRAM limitation sometimes causes stutters when turning around, I will probably upgrade to Titan Xs eventually for the VRAM. Outside of Skryim the cards are great, but run really hot in SLI.

Part Reviews


Great processor and great overclocker. 4.5Ghz and XMP 2400Mhz DDR4 on 1.299908V.

CPU Cooler

Phenomenal performance for an AIO, at 4.5Ghz on all 6 cores for multiple days with power management allowing all 6 to run max speed non-stop, the Kraken X61 kept idle temps in the 40s C and max temp under stress testing at 80C.


Has issues, can't put 48GB or 64GB of RAM b/c it won't boot, even at stock clocks, only 32GB or less works. This is unacceptable for a motherboard of this price bracket.


Slower than advertised, too slow for the price.


Love these reliable drives.


A bit loud sometimes, but does what it's supposed to.

Video Card

Great card, in SLI beats 980SLI on the majority of 3840x2160 benchmarks. The 3GB of VRAM is a limitation in modded Skyrim with ENB though, causes stutters. Phenomenal on everything else though.


Amazing case, great quality, definitely worth it.

Power Supply

Superb PSU for a decent price, handles everything I've thrown at it.

Optical Drive

Does what it's supposed to.

Operating System

Love it. Hate the windows updates that break your computer though.


Great 1440p screen, 59Hz though come on.

Comments Sorted by:

SomeBlueGuy 1 Build 4 points 52 months ago

So you're the one convincing peasants they have to build 4k+ computers just to play games on the lowest settings...

+1 OP, really loved the build :3

Killeneminem 3 Builds 2 points 52 months ago

It looks pretty sick though

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Thanks man/ma'am.

Firecrackers 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

Welcome to the Master Race.

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 2 points 52 months ago

Thanks, though I do swing over to the dark side once in a while for Madden NFL.

Firecrackers 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

Haha was only kidding. I still enjoy consoles here and there too.

bhernawan 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

The glowing NZXT logo is an anomaly. Otherwise, what a beastly build. +1

Euphemia 2 points 52 months ago

Doesn't the mobo already come with an SLI bridge anyway? Also, why go for the 780 Ti when the 980 is available? It's a beast of a machine either way, but it'd be even more so with a 980 SLI.

Johnston12 2 points 52 months ago

The one he bought looks hella good.

Zethyr8 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

My guess is that they're recycled from an old build or were bought before the 900 series came out because they have a manually entered price. Just a guess.

TilarP 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

It seems like he purchased them before the rest of this rig. The 980 and 780ti have pretty similar performance anyways. I don't think he'd notice too much of a difference at 1440p. I play most games at high settings at 1440p with just my 780s.

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

SLI brige from mobo is what I am using, but I had wanted to use that cool nvidia bridge and the short one was the only one left. 780Ti actually beats the 980 in some games http://i1.wp.com/alienbabeltech.com/main/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-18.jpg. Also initially I had ordered GTX 980s through NCIX and then like 30 days later they told me they were out but would replace the reference order with STRIX 980s; however they didn't know when they would get them in. At that point I was fairly po'd for them waiting like a month to tell me and GTX 980 prices were skyrocketing or cards were unavailable anyway, plus I really loved the look of the MATRIX cards compared to the horrible looking STRIX cards and performance difference was negligible, so I went with the 780TIs.

Euphemia 1 point 52 months ago

The STRIX cards aren't too bad. But I'll agree that the MATRIX ones look loads better. I could definitely see myself switching to the Ti too given how long you end up waiting for the 980s. The main reason why I said it would be better to have some 980s was because they were newer though. It's kinda funny how the top-of-the-line king-of-all-GPUs card becomes second-rate once the new series kicks in.

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Very true, I had wanted to try getting GTX 780 6GBx2, but those were all sold out or ridiculous ($999) prices. My main concern was VRAM at 1440p; specifically for modded skyrim with ENB; however, from what I am seeing throwing 4GB of VRAM with 2xR9 290Xs is not quite (it's close) as smooth as throwing 3GB 780Tis at Skyrim with ENB. Same for Shadow of Mordor Ultra at 4K resolution. Last fall I had just upgraded from a GTX 260 1.792GB at 1600x900 to an EVGA GTX 660 3GB at 1920x1080, but once I found out about ENBs 660 didn't cut it and a single MSI GTX 780 3GB didn't cut it when I got a 1440p screen. On the processor front though yesterday's Dukes are still about as good for gaming as today's kings.

Euphemia 1 point 52 months ago

Yeah, I have some 290Xs myself. They're great, don't get me wrong, but somehow I wonder if it would have been better to stick with Team Green. I got a great deal on the two though at the time- my buddy was upgrading to dual 780 Tis from his 290Xs but he couldn't afford the second one without selling some stuff. That stuff ended up being his graphics cards, and he needed $600. All of that means I get a sexy 2-Way 290X CrossfireX for $600 that hadn't been used for more than a month. It hadn't even been OCed. You can see why he's my buddy, ha!

I still think you went a teeny bit overboard for 1440p considering the refresh rate of that monitor, but it'd be completely amazing if you got a 4K monitor or an Eyefinity setup drools.

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Well specifically for Skyrim at 1440p or 1080p with an ENB like K ENB, I'd say 2 R9 290Xs or 780TIs are necessary. But I agree with you on most other games as far as overkill. I also have an Oculus Rift SDK2, which I'm still trying to figure out, but I wanted to make sure I maintained the highest FPS possible with the refresh limitation to avoid nausea with the OR.

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CaptainwolfieXD 2 points 52 months ago

This build is great. I love the color scheme and everything about it. Thumbs up

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bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Thank you very much sir.

Romz 1 point 52 months ago

nice build.. it looks like a race car... :)

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

lol, thanks, a lot cheaper though.

niggashu 1 point 52 months ago


M3RICA_ 1 point 51 months ago

Yo Dawg, nice Build.

+1, are you planning on upgrading to 980's soon? Or maybe more than 1 monitor? Imo, the ROG RaidR is a waste of money, the difference in performance isn't worth the money, the way my Dad found out the hard way. $400 down the drain, anyway, hope everything works fine now, and enjoy the beauty that you've got.

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

Thanks; I was going for 980s initially, but NCIX screwed me (aka took my money then 30 days later told me they didn't have the cards), and looking at benchmarks sometimes the 780TIs actually beat the 980s, I'm guessing due to the bigger bus bandwidth or whatever? Anyway I'm pretty happy with the 780TIs. I kinda figured on the ROG RAIDR beforehand; however it is faster than a single SSD, looks awesome (yeah I know shame on me), and unlike a lot of other more expensive PCIE cards I didn't find much on instability and RMAs.

M3RICA_ 2 points 51 months ago

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I can honestly say that when I took the RAIDr out of my Dad's PC when he was away (Don't tell em) and sneaked it into my 5 year old setup, I honestly couldn't notice the Difference between that and the 500gb 840 Evo that I recently purchased. But, you have it now, and you can't deny that it looks Wicked.

Gerardo2624 1 point 51 months ago

Where did you get the cables? Ive been looking everywhere for them and can't seem to find them. Could you link me to the website? Thanks. Great Build by the way!

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

If you're talking about the red GPU/PSU cables I got them on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812527004 ,but I believe those particular ones only work with G2/P2 EVGA PSUs.

HeavensLastHope 1 point 47 months ago

Are you still having issues maxing out the specified ram amount that this motherboard should be able to do?

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Yeah, I just gave up on that, all the sticks are good, for some reason won't work with 48 or 64 though, just 32GB.

so0shiboi 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

You have to play around with the timings etc. There are fixes on rog forums.

HeavensLastHope 1 point 47 months ago

That's weird indeed. I've never heard of a mobo not meeting it's specs, especially in ram. Did you ever contact the manufacturer about it??

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

No, I've got a pretty solid overclock on my cpu now and I don't want to mess it up. It's annoying I wasted $530 on RAM I'm not using, but oh well, guess I've got some spare sticks now.

TwoScoopsOfPig 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Lol 1.299908 volts is generally called 1.3 volts, am I wrong? Great build btw, love it :) +1

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Thanks man

hunterx2210 1 point 45 months ago

Wait, with PSU EVGA 1300 G2 in Cosmo 2 Ultra Tower. Do you need or use any cpu extension ? 'Cause I'm going to build PC soon and have EVGA 1300 G2 in Cosmo 2 Ultra tower. Need help ! :/

bohemond1980 submitter 14 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Sorry I missed your comment, but I did not need an extender for the CPU.