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So my build has been completed. Obviously cable management is quite terrible right now. Will add more to this thread later but just wanted to share the pics for now. Thoughts?

(case is not the snow edition)

Update: Consistent boot time is an amazing 14 seconds!

Update 2: I've added screenshots of the 3dmark scores as well as CPU/MB temps and voltages.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! Maybe neaten up the cables a bit, but I like it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! Im going to replace the leds with some whites and reds. Recabling will be on the list when that happens!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet! Can't wait to see the updated pics.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this computer used for?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Predominantly photoshop, illustrator, after effects and premier pro. Looks like some pc gaming will be on the horizon for me as well.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a TN panel monitor if it's primarily for editing work?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I've already got an IPS LED, didn't want to dish out the cash for a second just yet...Sure I will down the line though.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes total sense now. I too have a IPS for Photoshop and a TN for gaming. Enjoy your awesome build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice choice of parts. I like the soundcard, the keyboard (good as it gets for rubber dome), and the mouse. Solid build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks..honestly couldnt've done it without this site. The part picking/price finding is just genius. Really looking forward to putting this thing to the test.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build although the power supply isn't the best. It doesn't have the best voltage regulation which is important in a high draw system with a 770 and a 3770k. I would go with a corsair tx/hx/ax, seasonic, xfx, or PCPC. Those are much better power supplies that make sense in a high end system like this.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input....I'm new to a lot of this and I can understand the importance of efficient voltage regulation but what risk do I really face if I don't switch? So far the power supply seems to hold up just fine with moderate use ...obviously not an empirical measurement but...I guess I'm just wondering whether this is something I should be concerned about, or is it just a piece of mind thing?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It's more of piece of mind thing. Excellent voltage regulation under loads means that your power supply won't fry anything if it fails and your components won't fry by getting the wrong voltage. It's a small chance of it happening on any reputable power supply, but it's just that it's more likely with this one than a better quality one. This might be more likely if you tend to stress the PSU more with overclocking or adding another 770. EVGA makes good PSUs. They just don't make great ones.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm okay I've heard a lot about the crosair ax as good price/performance so maybe I'll consider saving for that. I don't see myself doing sli anytime soon although I do want to OC.

I just added 2 more pics to the thread (3dmark scores and temp/voltage info). Not sure if that voltage info tells you anything but if it does any insights would be appreciated.

On another note look at those crazy temps! Less than 25 degrees AFTER running 3dmark.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

These monitoring programs can give you idea of where in are in terms of temps and voltage, but they are never truly accurate. I mean according to that, your CPU is 3-4C above ambient. That's very unlikely. The voltage is meaningless as you have to use real equipment to measure it coming from the PSU in real time.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, gotcha. Bare in mind the fan RPMs though. I have them on maximum settings and my pc literally feels ice cold to the touch.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Did anyone else see the 16 ghz clock...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

1600mhz? its 3.5-3.9 but low while idle...not sure if that's what you're referring to

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvm, i misread :P