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My new Gaming/Editing Build. I use it for everyday use. Gaming includes Skyrim, WoW, Fallout3, Hitman Absolution, and a few more. Video/Photo editing includes Sony Vegas, Camtasia, and Photoshop.

One thing, The fans that come with the H80i are a bit loud for my liking. I read a lot of great things, and watched some videos on these "Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm Fan - 1850 RPM". They're suppose to be very quiet and have good static pressure to push/pull a lot of air through radiators. So i will probably pick up 2 of these and replace the stock Corsair fans that come with the H80i.

I'm overclocked to 4.3 right now at 1.16v. Temps are in the low 30's at idle and mid to high 50's under load. I know i can get more and i do intend to. It's just the way i like to overclock, little at a time. I'll run it like this for a week or two and than bump it up a little more. Might just wait for those fans to get here and do it then.

This is my 2nd build. First one was about 6 years ago with an E8500 Dual Core, and 1 GTX 275. So this is a big step up for me, and I'm enjoying it very much so far. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me,

Thanks for checking out my rig,

Frank

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Clean (relatively, looks like some of your cables could use with some neatening), but powerful :D Why the cheaper case though?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

What is the point of a $200 case? $80 is perfectly fine, it's not like it will give yo more performance. I honestly think the Corsair 200r is one of the best cases out there and it is only $60

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Well he spent so much on other components, I was just wondering.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice username

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, thanks :D

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build. really appreciate how even though you got some high priced motherboard and other things you didn't skimp out on performance parts. Thank you for sharing Frank.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I made that mistake on my first build. Skimping on parts, and i wound up Rma'ing the board and the memory. Didn't want that to happen again.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you make a comment on every build? I presume you must do something IT related for a living.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.IamApropos.com ;) I'm a computer parts and build consultant.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build, makes me a bit jealous but i would love to see a full picture or two of the inside with the side panel gone. great build though

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll get some more photos up when i do the scythe fans and or the corsair sleeved cables.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The case. Im pretty wierd with cases. I really hate full sise cases. I just find them to be big and bulky, and i never need all that room anyway. They might stay cooler, more fans i guess, but who knows. To each his own.

Getting back to your question. I really just looked at it, and said "that's the one" LoL. I just love the way it looks. I did look into specs, a little :P With the 200mm intake on the front and the 200mm exhaust t on the top, the radiator exhausting out the back. It seems to stay pretty cool and leave me plenty of room for upgrades. The middle HDD bay i took completely out. Im not even using it, and i figure i'd get better air flow from the intake with it out since it was just dead space anyway.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

They definitely can, and im just not doing it right now cause there is something i might do that my wife doesn't know about yet.

Get These: Red Individually Sleeved PSU Cable Kit:

http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/psu-accessories-1/professional-individually-sleeved-dc-cable-kit-type-3-generation-2-red.html

There definitely overpriced, but i want em. Will have to see how it goes :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome freaking build. All best of the best components. I like you didn't feel the need to get an expensive full tower. I see a lot of other people with half that build unnecessarily get an expensive full tower. +Upvote

Since you didn't rate anything, how do you like that monitor for gaming?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Its different than what I've always had in the past. I always bought Dell monitors, and before this one I had this,: "Dell S2340M Black 23" 7ms IPS 1000:1".

I read all the reviews about how gaming monitors should be 1 or 2 ms, and all that. When I look at the Dell, which my Daughter is using now, the screen looks more like a glass finish, and the Asus looks more matte. It's great though, I really like it, and beats out the Dell performance, and options wise. I'm guessing this is why everyone is saying there is a glare with the Dell if you place it in a room with a lot of natural light, and there is. I haven't noticed any glare at all with the Asus.

I think I just haven't got used to it yet. Plus I haven't played with the settings yet on the Asus, like the different modes from the "Splendid" option. There's like 6 different modes. Gaming, Movie, etc...

All in all, it looks great, just those different finishes is an adjustment period. Thinner bezel on the Dell as well.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this exact case, with the same GPU. I'm also wanting to SLI, but was concerned with the cases lack of a side fan. What are your temps while gaming with your cards?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a link to a Heaven Benchmark i just did this morning. http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww101/Flanaggan/New%20Build/heavenbmark.jpg I also let it run for an hour or two. Temps were low 70's. Gaming doesn't stress them as much as the stress tests do when you let em run a while of course. So there a bit lower while gaming.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Noctua NF-F12s have the most static pressure for the sound level (pretty much silent at 2.61 static pressure), but they look horrible (to most people). Just thought I'd throw that out. And epic build by the way :D

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking of getting one or two of these "Bitfenix Spectre Pro" 200mm fans for the front. http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/spectre-pro/

I would like to get a little more intake into the case to bring the static pressure up. From what I'm reading and looking at on YouTube, these fans seem to push more air than the stock Coolermasters that come with the case. I have a 200mm exhaust on top and the push/pull radiator H80i setup in the back and only the one intake in the front. So i want to get something that moves some a lot of air.

The specs seem quite impressive on these:

Dimensions (mm)....200x200x25mm Current (A)....0.28A ±10% Speed (RPM)....900 RPM ±10% Air Flow (CFM)....148.72 CFM ±10% Air Pressure (mmH2O)....1.26 mmH2O Noise (dB-A)....27.5 dB(A)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish they made 200mm fans and werent so darn ugly :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how did you get your CPU LED to be red? Did you mod the cooler itself or did the option for red come with it?

Thanks!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It might be able to run wow on normal. ;D if your lucky

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

I hate the case but I don't think you would need that motherboard you could have went for cheaper

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

In reference to what? I had a h80 on 4.8Ghz

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. I did have this one at 4.6 for about an hour or so, but i did lower it, cause like i said, i just like to go up slowly.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Not all chips are the same buddy, What was your voltage at?

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  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

You should consider going to the doctor if seeing a computer makes you wet yourself.

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