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TheWorkTower

by NWinn

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6 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 10, 2015

Date Built

Sept. 6, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

76.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.4GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

Description

Custom built editing\streaming\1440p gaming rig. 4790k@4.7GHz 1.280v 980Ti@1400MHz

4790k might not be the newest possessor, but this is still a wicked fast rig. 4k editing in Premier is fluid, gaming performance is solid and the only additions to make it better will be another 980Ti and an M.2 SSD. But that is a few paychecks away...

Considered a ROG board but they are a little over the top aesthetically speaking. I prefer a more subtle 'Performance with Class' style.

Part Reviews

CPU

Fast and still solid in 2015.

Motherboard

Overclocks well. WiFi and Bluetooth are handy. Farly minimal and subdued aesthetic.

Video Card

Great card. Will play most games on ultra at 1440p 60FPS, ShadowPlay is neat, and mine, at least, overclocks really well.

Case

Such a treat to build in! Lot's of cable management room, quite modular, can fit a lot of rads, the removable SSD sled holder things are fantastic, love the brushed aluminum, would have liked to see a more elegant solution to the optical drive bay, but I realize most gamer's don't even use them anymore. Flexible magnetic top filter is wonderful, basically it will hold whatever you need it to and probably more. Yeah the 900D can hold more but it's a bit overly monstrous, really I feel the 750D will do just fine for most.

Mouse

The best gaming mouse you will ever use.

Comments Sorted by:

Unicyclemen 2 points 26 months ago

noice mouse :D

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Linux lover YES!! :D

Looks nice! That gaming chair must be really comfy.

noap7 2 points 26 months ago

Wow that's a clean build. +1. How well does that gpu perform? Would you recommend it?

NWinn submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Thanks! I'm super picky about cable management ( still not fully happy with it, but I'm adding parts still so it's good enough for now. )

As far as GPU performance goes, Skyrim with more mods than is ever necessary running at 1440p The lowest I see is about 40FPS with a solid 60 average. Plays all the games I have pretty much maxed at 1440. Great overclocker as well.

noap7 1 point 26 months ago

Thnx! Great to hear. On a side note: since alot of your build looks like my future build, do you think it would be worth it to throw in a skylake 6700k and a z170 mobo with some ddr4 ram for another $150 or so?

NWinn submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Well that depends. I chose not to go above z97 as I had 300$ of DDR3 already and didn't want to drop that much extra for DDR4 at this time. It would net about at 13% over all performance increase and generally has better cooling. So if you have the money and it wont take away from GPU budget (assuming this is more of a gaming rig) might as well get the newer aftercare, you will need to upgrade to DDR4 eventually anyway now is a good chance as price per gig is almost on par with 3 finally.