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Pixel Pusher

by TooGood

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37 Comments

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Date Published

Sept. 13, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

84.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.2 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

Description

I use this machine for gaming, content creation, etc. It is my main machine, and I am very satisfied with the performance of it, and feel that everything came out balanced. The reason my RAM and CPU cooler are white is because I initially bought this case, then decided to build in an H440. However, my GPU was getting in the low to mid 90s under load, and I don't have the funds to build a full loop, hence the pricy air cooler, although I may build one in the future, and the reference design of the Sapphire card is a bonus.

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HungryFatCats 4 points 56 months ago

Get an air duster :)

jimmystempura 2 Builds 3 points 56 months ago

looks pretty dusty in there but nevertheless, awesome build!

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Thanks. I need to buy another can of air. I've already gone through 2 cans, plus I use a duster on the outside, but it doesn't help much unfortunately.

Scallawagers 1 point 56 months ago

I would get a better cooler. 80c is kinda pushing it far. I would pick up a closed loop cooler like the H100i for the time being until you can afford a open loop. But otherwise, great build! +1

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

84 C is under full load from Prime95 for a few hours. When gaming it barely hits 60, if ever.And Phantek's coolers are some of the better ones you can purchase, as far as air coolers go. Thanks for the comment though. Edit: and I am feeding 1.9 volts to my processor for it to even remain stable at 4.2Ghz, and it won't even reach 4.3, so that is where quite a bit of the heat is being produced.

PacificNic 4 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

WHY!? 1.9V is an absurd amount of power to push through any CPU! That is absolutely stupid! Did you just use an Auto OC tool?

istealunderwear 9 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

Ehmm not even an Auto OC tool would do that. It'll stop at around 1.250 or 1.225. I certainly hope he mistyped, because if he's really feeding the proccessor 1.9volt i wouldn't expect it even to boot.

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

That is on the input, not Vcore. Yes, that would fry the hell out of the machine in a second, but that is not the case.

fertileturtle88 1 point 56 months ago

Jesus my heart stopped for a second lol. Thanks for the clarification.

PacificNic 4 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

My thoughts exactly

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

No, I was attempting to overclock higher, and never bothered adjusting it back. 1.9V is still within the safe zone however, so that's why I was a bit negligent. I just haven't had much time lately.

PacificNic 4 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

You're kidding me, right?

hjj174 1 point 56 months ago

It's not the vcore, its the input voltage.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

I got to 4GHz with my 8320 on 1.25V. Anything above 1.5V is just insane.

PacificNic 4 Builds 2 points 56 months ago

Anything above 1.35-ish is insane for an Intel chip, especially 4670Ks with their tendency to heat up a lot. I am pretty skeptical.

TooGood submitter 1 Build 0 points 56 months ago

That is an AMD processor however, and they have a lower thermal limit than Haswell. Intel's processors can withstand a lot of heat, and Haswell runs hot. Yes, I should lower the voltage, but it isn't detrimental to my build at the moment.

xx116xx 3 Builds -1 points 56 months ago

My 8320 was running at a minimum of 60 when I had the voltage a 1.5

Scallawagers 1 point 56 months ago

Ah, ok that sounds good then :) I wish there was a thing where you could put temps for MAX LOAD and Average Load and Idel, just for confusion purposes like this :P

welshdiesel 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

1.9v. no way

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

As you can see in this guide, an input voltage of 2.1 is even safe.

welshdiesel 1 Build 0 points 56 months ago

lol thats vrms not cpu voltage

TooGood submitter 1 Build 0 points 56 months ago

You're right, it is the CPU input voltage.

LeMonarque 3 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

Holy ****, please tell me that 1.9V is your input voltage, not your core voltage.

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Yes, it is input.

GoldenTrident 1 point 56 months ago

Nice build! Only thing that's kinda itching is the amount of dust, although it doesn't look like a metric shot ton, try cleaning it every so often with a can of air. Dust can be a real *** to computers. Other than that, It's looking mighty mean and hella clean

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Thanks! And I've already gone through 2 cans of air. That is about 3 days of buildup. I have filters on every available fan, but I live in a VERY dusty environment. It bothers me too, but there isn't a way for me to keep all the dust out unfortunately.

Mikemk 1 point 56 months ago

Try using an adapter to fit an outflow fan above the psu.

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

The problem is the cracks in the case mainly. Besides, I don't have room for another fan, and would rather keep the top 200mm as intake.

Mikemk 1 point 56 months ago

Since hot air floats, it's better to have intakes on bottom.

LucasJWZ 1 point 56 months ago

That mobo for 40 dollars?!

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

A friend had it laying around and gave it to me for an excellent price. I feel bad, I basically stole it.

AccursedEntity 1 point 56 months ago

Dat Playstation 2 lol nice build!

TooGood submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Thanks. The PS2 is the perfect height, and I had it laying around.

I_LOYK_PIGZ 1 point 56 months ago

holy crap is dat dust? (GIGGITY)

Ntress 1 point 50 months ago

how is this cooler compares to the Phanteks PH-TC14PE?

which one do you recommend?