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This is my most expensive build yet. It is also the largest and most capable machine that I have built to date. The biggest issue I ran into was getting the 4790k to work with the motherboard. The BIOS needed to be updated and after several emails back and forth with ASRock, I took matters into my own hands and purchased the cheapest LGA1150 chip that I could (Celeron G1820). This allowed me to finally boot the machine and flash the most current BIOS. Then swapped the chip back. I have noticed that the cooler I selected looks cool, but the i7 gets in the 80 degree C range when compiling an edited video so I think I will be upgrading that once I save up the funds. Please let me know what you think.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Your CPU cooler............................................................................ why?

Jokes aside, I recommend flipping your bottom fans so that they bring air into your case.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU cooler...it was free. Regarding the fans, I did realize after taking the picture that I had them pushing out instead of pulling air in. I just never bothered to reshoot the pic.

Thank you for your recommendation.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. I'm not really judging here, just surprised to see a fanless CPU cooler. I can't remember the last time I saw one on a non-server build.

Nonetheless, you've got a nice build. I'm glad you noticed the fans before I did. Good job. (+1, of course)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a fanless cooler, of course it's not going to be the best at dissipating the heat. You can pick up a 212 Hyper EVO for ~$30 and your temps should drop quite a bit.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your suggestion. I'm planning on getting a Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate and trying a little overclocking.