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Tian Di

by sPACerANGErtOm

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110 Comments

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Date Published

Nov. 7, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.51GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.27GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

Description

Tiān Dì, Heaven and Earth.

And with a name like that there is only one possible use for this PC. Gaming! Well O.K., it also does videos, music, and the Interweb pretty gud 2.

This is not a new build but a continuing saga. Finally got rid of that atrocious orange. I think the white worked out well.

Next is checking out some tempered glass to replace the plastic side window. It would be nice to replace the front metal panel with glass too.

All the pieces parts seem to work well together. At 1080p if I get 60fps I check to see whats wrong. Have the Max Frame Rate in game set to 120fps so the GPU keeps cool.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

P.S. The final product is Pic. 7. ;-)

Part Reviews

CPU

My last CPU was a i5-4690k and the improvement is noticeable.

Motherboard

First MSI board and I'm quite impressed.

Storage

PNY seems to be very reliable.

Video Card

OCs well, it's a beast.

Case

Very nice case, pleasure to build in.

Operating System

Must say, good for gaming. It does seem a little intrusive with all the monitoring. I turned off as much as i could and have not introduced myself to Cortana. Nor have i signed up for a Microsoft Account. Microsoft is like a friend who wont go home. Thank you for the operating system MS, it works well, but you can go home now.

Sound Card

Sounds great and the DTS seems to work better than the on board.

UPS

Excellent for conditioning the power esp against brown outs. And its neat when the power goes out and the PC keeps going.

Comments Sorted by:

Raz0r 7 points 10 months ago

Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Must say, good for gaming. It does seem a little intrusive with all the monitoring. I turned off as much as i could and have not introduced myself to Cortana. Nor have i signed up for a Microsoft Account. Microsoft is like a friend who wont go home. Thank you for the operating system MS, it works well, but you can go home now.

Best. Description. For. Microsoft. Ever. :D

oneflygtiguy 4 Builds 5 points 10 months ago

Ok so the orange is great but with the red it seems lost. Now that it is white and red it looks fantastic. I am a huge orange fan but love symmetry so vote is for the white. As far as an excellent quality build you have my vote.

ThinkWithPortals 2 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

Did you read the description or look through the photos? That's the build before, pictures 6 and 7 are the build as it is now.

OP, you should really move picture 7 to be picture 1.

Lathrael 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I second this... First i saw the "Featured" photo, i thought was how the hell it got into featured list. Then a day later i clicked the link...

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Thanks oneflygtiguy , I think the white was the right choice too. Storm-cooled the dragon is the MSI dragon and i got it from modsticker.com. ThinkWithPortals nothing wrong with a little obscurity now and then. ;-)

Storm-cooled 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I believe he painted over the orange. Picture #7 is the completed build, with the awesome looking dragon on the water block.

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RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

.....You arent the submitter.......

ShriyansM -2 points 10 months ago

XD

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

.... Not sure the point of your reply ... was this supposed to have more to it or be constructive in some way?

ShriyansM 2 points 10 months ago

Sadly no. I was probably high on apple juice when I wrote that.

MrMoose88 5 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

I looked at the first pic and was like...wait this is featured? But then I saw pic #6 and was like, Hell Yeah! +1 for the nice transformation of the build.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Thank u Mr. Moose.

manojsankar 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

lol. Everyone is talking about how they were surprised this got featured until they saw pic 7.

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

To be 100% honest I was wondering why this this a featured build at first since in the first picture the build honestly doesn't look good and thought the staff had a few screws loose. That is until I saw the last few pictures and wow it does look great. It went from fat kid to channing tatum. +1

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Haha, an entertaining journey, thanks.

Storm-cooled 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I am not really sure what picture to look at here. Move picture #7 to the first so that is what shows up on the thumbnail. I LOVE that white, though. You definitely have my +1

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. ;-)

chubble123123 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

It is a nice build and everything, but I think the corsair fans and heat sinks. I would get different fans and spray paint the heat sinks. None the less great build and it is fresh. :)

chubble123123 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Ignore what I said, I did not realize that you repainted it, it looks great now

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

;-)

wimpSquad 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Another S340! These cases are awesome. I also see a lot of 6700k's around, but those processors are beasts.

Great looking build! It's cool to see someone unafraid to dive in and do some customization.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. It's not noticeable from the pics but I enlarged the PCIe power cable pass through to the basement so the cables would hang straight. Dremel rules!

TedTheOperator 0 points 10 months ago

Thanks, I'm glad I got rid of all the orange. :)

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

What he said .

wolfepack1991 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Looks so much better and that cable management is amazing. +1

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks, cable management is my kryptonite.

jonatanp007 1 point 10 months ago

Where do you buy asetek coolers? ( no rebranded ones like NZXT X31 or Corsair H55 )

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I think the answer is, you don't, unless your a system manufacturer. ;-)

jonatanp007 1 point 10 months ago

So do you work for a system manufacturer?

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

No. ;-)

manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

You can get them inside prebuilts like Cyber/Ibuypower machines.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

There's something familiar about you. ;-)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Wow that pic 7 transformation is amazing. Grest color change. Looks like a totally different build.

Thumbs up.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

That's the transformation I was looking for, thanks.

Pieninja14 1 point 10 months ago

If you want to replace the side and front panels with glass, you might as well just get a corsair 460x. Check it out, it may be what you're looking for.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

I thought of going for the S340 Elite, but doing it yourself is fun. ;-)

ShriyansM 1 point 10 months ago

Congrats on the feature :D

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Yes, thanks. That was unexpected. ;-)

LukeLane1 1 point 10 months ago

Why the 980 and not the 1060?

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

he probably already had it, seeing as this is an upgrade

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yup.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I looked at the thumbnail and was seriously confused why this got featured, but after looking at pic 7 it does look very nice. Nice dragon on the cooler.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. I like dichotomies .

SilverWolf149 1 point 10 months ago

Yay! A feature! Knew you could do it.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Aw shucks. ;-)

Cwooley 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Just take out the orange build pictures, it would help your case a lot. But wow, The red and white looks great

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. ;-)

Xreldo 1 point 10 months ago

Because s340 white isnt a thing

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Maybe good taste is universal?

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thank god you painted that orange painting! lol

Talking about "ORANGE", it's a very bad anime lmao

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

It's a great relief to me also. ;-)

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

inb4 jipster!

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Specter2100 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Your paint job looks top quality. Great job.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. White paint and indirect lighting covers a multitude of sins. ;-)

Franko74SR 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

DId the MSI GTX 980 armor have a backplate?

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Nope.

commodore64 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

How do you like PowerDirector 14? It looks a lot less cluttered than Adobe Premiere to me.

Broadsword008 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Please get rid of the first picture, made me think that was the finished product. Lol.

sbrdude1 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Not bad. I'm about to finish my build tomorrow.

jadesoncutter 1 point 10 months ago

That's a real nice build man. Congrats on the feature!

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks.

stnz 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Magnificent build my dear.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Thank you your Grace.

ClashBeastSZ 1 point 10 months ago

The parts are...ugh... I mean nice theme but...could have gotten a 1070. The ram is bad for its price. Plus...U need that much storage?

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

They didnt make 1070s when i got the 980. Thanks on the RAM, typo. C: 208GB free, D: 167GB free, E: 933GB free, Yup. ;-)

auldae 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Interweb? Don't you mean webernet? Anyway, I like the yin-yang 340: nice parts, nice mods. +1

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks.

evangs1 1 point 9 months ago

Why on earth did you but a sound card with that on-board?

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I find the SB much better at Dolby and DTS.

Nater650 1 point 6 months ago

If you want to fix your operating system problems but keep Windows 10 get Windows 10 Pro

Nater650 1 point 6 months ago

Operating system problems as in Microsoft being intrusive

Nater650 1 point 6 months ago

The first solid state drive to make your computer startup faster makes a lot of sense but I'm not sure why you need a second solid state drive

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Loading time. O_o

Andrew.Kovalchuk 0 points 10 months ago

There is a newer 2017 version of Cyberlink PowerDVD on the official site.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I will check it out, thanks.

Varan56 0 points 10 months ago

Why do people keep using the 980 I mean you are getting less for your money. The 1080 is brand new and would crush this 980 without it being water cooled. The 980 also cost more then the 1080. here is the best 1080 I could find https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-CLASSIFIED-Graphics-08G-P4-6386-KR/dp/B01GAI64GO/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1478539427&sr=8-12&keywords=1080%2Bgraphics%2Bcard&th=1

If you want a cheaper option here is a 1070 that will still destroy this in benchmarks. https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-08G-P4-6173-KR/dp/B01GX5YWAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1478539629&sr=1-1&keywords=1070%2Bgraphics%2Bcard&th=1

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

As I said, this is not a new build.

HaloLegend98 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I was wondering why the 980, then realized this was built a while ago. I bought a 1060 6 GB (basically 980 performance) for $209 from Jet. Pretty bouse GPU.

Nice transformation on this build.

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks

Varan56 -1 points 10 months ago

If it is not new why does it have an I7600k?

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

I7600k Launch Date Q3'15

Varan56 1 point 10 months ago

yeah sorry wasn't hating the build just saying that you could get better performance for less money just sell the 980 and buy a 1070 if your going to do an update. Otherwise stay with what you have because from this graph if your not looking to break benchmarks your build is great good job getting featured. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-980-vs-GeForce-GTX-1070

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

GPUBoss is a horrible site.

JR3538 1 point 10 months ago

its Canadian dollars not american in Canada the 1080 is way more expensive than the 980 and i bet he does not play just more than 1080p no need for a gtx 1080

Varan56 2 points 10 months ago

Yeah but he could still get the 1070 for a lower price I just checked that.

JR3538 1 point 10 months ago

he could of had the 980 before the gtx 1070 out

Lyrix -5 points 10 months ago

why is this featured?!

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

look at pic 7

Lyrix -3 points 10 months ago

mhhh okay. but its not THAT great!

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

That's what she said.

Lyrix 0 points 10 months ago

:)

sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

;-)

RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Its tons better than anything you've posted .... oh wait ....

oneflygtiguy 4 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Its way better than nothing ;)

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I like it! It starts off kind of odd but it turns out pretty sweet.

Lyrix -3 points 10 months ago

maybe i find time in three days to laugh about this.

RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Maybe stop being so judgemental about peoples builds? You have a knack for pointing out flaws in peoples builds, some of which dont even exist, and nitpicking about EVERY little thing instead of maybe trying to find SOME way to provide constructive criticism at least?

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Lyrix 1 point 10 months ago

when did i say that?

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sPACerANGErtOm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

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