Description

Great gaming Build with potential for extreme over clocking. Built for a friend who previously owned a computer from 2004. He'll finally be able to run DX10 games ;) Love the RM series from corsair, the flat cables really make a difference when managing the cables.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

Your/your friend interior cable management is awesome. The exterior cable management...

Bet he is loving it.Have fun

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, yeah I didn't even notice xD

I hope he'll do something about it ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

couple questions. Are those the actual prices? why windows 7? why a $100 cooler when the evo will be about a 2 degree difference for $30?

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Are you friggin' insane? The 212 Evo is a piece of trash for overclocking a Haswell, and it's far from a 10 degree difference. Try 15 minimum.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

What cooler would you reccomend for this proccesor? I am getting the same proccesor w/ my new build. What should I get. (air prefferably)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Hard to tell depends on the setup. Does the case have good airflow? How much OC?

If you're planning to use a more expensive case you might not need an aftermarket cooler, I've used the stock cooler since 2011 on an i5-2500K @4GHz without any problems. Though I'd spend more money on the general airflow in the case, custom fans etc.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

No, with Haswell the airflow in your cooler doesn't matter. Stock will simply not suffice. It's suicide. I've seen a review where the generation before this one was breaking like 100C on a stock cooler.

Basically, unless you have really good ambient temps AND airflow in your case, the EVO212 is crap (well unless you don't want to overclock). Oh, and you also have to have a really good chip. For the Haswell i7 at least. For air cooling results, you can look here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-heat-sink-haswell,3554-22.html

One thing to keep in mind is all of those are REALLY optimistic results. My 4770K (It'll be a bit better on a 4670K) took 1.305Vcore to get to 4.5Ghz, and many peoples' chips need more than that. Temperatures increase quite a bit with vcore. There might also be something funky going on with the surrounding temp because those look a bit low to me, but whatever.

Considering many of those air coolers are getting close to AIO water cooling prices, there's really no reason to go for them. If you have to, though, use this: http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, I thought they were about as hot as sandy bridge (never used one myself) :/

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting a bitfenix prodigy with one extra 220 mm fan. Prolly gonna go to around 4 ghz and up.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

We almost didn't get it to 4GHz today, it was unstable until we over-volted it. And then it gets hotter faster than you get more performance it seems. And I'm probably the wrong person to ask about an air cooler anyways ;) Haven't used one (3rd party) since 2007 and that wasn't a great experience for me (fried my chip on stock frequencies). But I know the physics; it'll get really hot really fast. I'd go with something like the V8, but that wouldn't fit in the prodigy (?).

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

My friend doesn't like windows 8, and the H100i will show greater results when over clocking (currently at stock). Don't trust the prices, we got student discount etc. so it's not even close to reality :/ The thing is that the parts work great together and I wanted the world to know it, or something...

Edit: the H100i is also much quieter according to most numbers I've seen. Total was closer to $1050.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! how are you liking the case, is it really quiet?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The case eliminates most of the noise, the only thing you're able to hear are the fans from the H100i mounted in the top, corsair includes a lid to close it off. So if you want a quiet build and not spend hundreds of $, I'd go for this case. It's really solid but still light, quiet and looks really good from the outside.

Edit: it's quiet enough for me to sleep next to it, if that makes any sense xD

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

awesome thanks! it just is so simple looking and sleek.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

be careful. that motherboard is famous for frying your ram. just saying. cool build otherwise

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I have deactivated the automatic over clocking so I think that I'll be safe. I hope so at least...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

give us an update if anything happens. Hopefully, everything works out for you otherwise

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Hope not though, but of course I'll post any errors on this site.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it but I feel like money could have been saved here and there.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah of course, it's not the cheapest system by any means. PSU, CPU cooler and graphics could be saved quite a lot on, but as mentioned in another comment we got student discount. So we got some money left. Why save when it if you can spend it? xD

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you could get a better bang for your buck by not going for the mPower board and the Lightning card. Sure, they are nice components, but all of the advantages they have over an average board or GPU make minor differences and are most of the time just marketing. But the build is nice and clean which I guess is what matters if you have money to spend on it. :P +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Main reason that we choose MSi's MPower and Lightning were the color scheme, I really like that the colors match throughout the case. The Corsair RM 850W has almost the same colors, so I'm very happy with the results.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any issues with the water cooling system? I heard the software sucks and the pump fails a lot. I was gonna use that system in my newest build but now i am unsure

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Only at installation, it was a really tight fit. The H series from Corsair are famous for failing pumps, though I believe that they're more or less DOA. Software took a while to get used to, but it does what it's supposed to do (haven't tried anything fancy yet).

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How does someone go about obtaining a student discount?

Also, I like the build so +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya if you paid 1050, around one third seems like alot

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but the components on this site weren't the original prices either. Without the discount I'd be about $1200

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently seated in Sweden, not sure about other countries.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the GTX 770?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't really had time to test it yet, I'll be back in a few days ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The card is awesome for the price point, you won't max the settings in all games, but most running 1080p. Worth the money at least.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the build +1 from me. What's the circular looking thing on top of the gpu?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, It's the "GPU reactor" featured on MSi lightning edition graphics cards

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