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by Silarial


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CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C


Here's my first PC build!

The build was a lot of fun, and I lucked out by not having any DOA parts. The only issue I had came when I attempted to install the 8-pin VGA Bitfenix Alchemy extension; after a couple of hours, and some bloody fingers later, it finally snapped together. Also please ignore the placement of the 8-pin CPU cable, I've fixed it since I took that picture with flash, as it was blocking the top 200mm fan (see darker photos).

UPDATE December 9th, 2013 - The CPU Cooler arrived in the mail today, and it's great!

Did some overclocking of the CPU / GPU, here are my settings:

i7-4470k: 4.5GHz @ 1.2v GTX780: Core = +130, Mem = +230

Please see the photos for Benchmark results, and the statistics at the side for temperature results! :)

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KingOfKhazmidan 8 points 59 months ago

I wonder if the tears could fix a broken part. Huhh… Your girlfriend would understand that lol. nice build!

Jared364 3 points 59 months ago

I see what you did there!

FlimFlamPhlegm 3 points 59 months ago

case looks sick! how hard is cable management in it?

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Thanks! :D There is a surprising amount of room in the rear of the case, so cable management wasn't that bad. I may upload a pic when I put my cooler in :) It's not as neat as I would've liked it to be, but due to the extra length of the extensions, I had to do some crazy spreading to get it all to fit :)

CheyTac 4 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

cool build, good cable management, looks sick with the blue fans and white case! +1

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Thank you very much :D Neat cables were really important to me, so I tried my best :)

Eventful 3 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

Awesome build. First time seeing that case and I like it! How fast were you able to get that ram running?

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Thanks! :) I was able to crank the ram up to 2133Mhz no problem :) It's running right now pretty stable! I also really liked the case and I've seen very few builds using it, so I figured I'd try something different. The only qualms I had with it, were that it advertised with a blue LED logo and blue LED 200mm fans in the front and top, but this was not the case. It comes with one red LED 200mm in the top, a red LED logo in the front, and no way to disconnect the top fan to replace it without breaking the fan.

candy 2 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

This will look awesome with the dark rock in there

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Thanks :D I'm really excited for that. I should have pics up with that by next Wednesday at the latest hopefully!

Jared364 2 points 59 months ago

If I'm not mistaken the Dark Rock 2 is a massive CPU fan cooling system! Or I may be confused with the other Be Quiet fan solutions... Either way great system you got and loving the Case, stuck between doing a BitFenix Prodigy Case or a Cooler Master 130 for an mITX build i have as a saved plan. +1 for Harry Potter reference and happy lady friend (my lady is starting to accept my desire for the build I have planned in January)

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

You are very correct! I've uploaded some new photos which showcase just how large that cooler is inside of the case. It's a behemoth! Best of luck with your build, and thank you for the feedback! :D Personally I liked the Prodigy for mITX, but if you're concerned with chassis size at all, keep in mind that it's roughly the size of an mATX case :)

Jared364 1 point 59 months ago

Yea looks like a huge amount of space, and I love the color choices, would probably go with Green though! ("THERES SO MUCH MORE ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!!!!" ~Step Brothers) Yeah, Its a tough call for me! love the idea of a small form factor I can easily pack up like the Cooler Master Elite 130, but I love the sexy handles on the Prodigy despite its a tad bit larger size... decisions decisions!

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

Go with a beautiful green prodigy, you won't regret it! :) just make sure you get a blower style card. It won't clock as high, but that way you won't have excess hot air with the lack of room. :) Please come back and post a link to your build once you finish!

Electrospeed 1 point 59 months ago

Great build, love that case.

I, personally, would have gotten a Samsung 840 SSD. So yeah.

I have never heard of that CPU cooler, is it any good?

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 2 points 59 months ago

The cooler works great! According to some benchmarks it's better than the Noctua NH-D14. It's super quiet, and keeps me below 80 degrees at 4.5Ghz. I went with the Crucial SSD simply because of the sale price :) The Samsung ones are a lot nicer, I just wanted to cut some costs and got a great deal on this one.

Electrospeed 3 points 59 months ago

Ah, money, ruining our pleasure since the dawn of time...

BFBCIE2 1 point 56 months ago

How does the cpu cooler work with the ram? Is there enough room above above the ram for the cooler fan to fit comfortably?

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 54 months ago

There is still lots of clearance between the CPU Cooler and the RAM :)

BFBCIE2 1 point 54 months ago

Could you possibly provide a picture of the clearance between the cooler and the ram? It would help me out A LOT as I'm debating between this and the corsair h100i. Or if you can't do that maybe a measurement of the clearance? Thanks for the reply :)

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

Hey! Sorry I just saw this, do you still need a picture of this? :)

aludka 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

I like the build. I was just checking out others that used the same cooler. +1

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

Thanks! I highly recommend the cooler, I've had no complaints. My PC is located right beside me and it's incredibly silent

coolguy562 2 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

Can you link where you got the alchemy cables? I found the website but not where to buy. Thanks!

Silarial submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

I don't think we're allowed to link on here, but I got mine from FrozenCPU! they came fairly quickly too! Google FrozenCPU bitfenix alchemy multi sleeved" :) Hope this helps!!

coolguy562 2 Builds 2 points 48 months ago

Yaaa.... That's where I found and ordered them about a month ago they arrived in 3 days whcih was nice.

KingB17 1 point 40 months ago

How much is this, USD?