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well i have had ,y computer for about half a week now and it runs fantastically. i still need to do some minor changes to fans and so on before i overclock my CPU and GPU. i did notice that setting up the sli was extremely tricky but i will talk about that in just a second. For now I will just go through the list.

so for the CPU I wanted on that was fairly cheap and i could overclock to at least 4.5 without any problems. My CPU is from Costa Rica, which most of their batches have a high clock rating so im going to try and push for at max 4.8.

for the cooling i was like i dont really like fan towers, so i did not get one. i will say it fits fantastically in the case. although you have to place the Rad on top its cover by the top plastic so you cant see it :) i am having problems with one of my cooler fans and that one of the reasons i have not overclocked yet. (basicly its not spinning as fast as the other one.)

for the motherboard, i wish i would have gone with the Asus sabertooth Z87 but it does not come with wi-fi (im not going to drill holes in my wall to get to the router) so this was my next option. im not sure if its the mobo or the cards or even Win 8 but my 2 cards just did not want to sli. i finally got it but it really should not have been that difficult.

for the ram... i mean come, on its ram. I went with the Vengeance because i really have heard nothing bad about it.

ok so i bought 2 sandisk extreme II for my RAID 0 and i was going to run it in the two 6 Gb/s. i dont know if this is for all the boards but on this one you can NOT use the 6Gb/s ports for RAID. really i could not even get it to realize i had 2 drive in each one.

for mass storage i did not want to replace/add any drives any time soon so i was like what the heck.... 2Tb

Some of you are probably like why 2 760s when you could buy a 780 and save some cash.... well here is the reason, the 2 760s can out preform a gtx titan and can most certainly out preform a single 780.

THE CASE. personally i freaking love tron, this reminded me of it, enough said, lets move on.

for air flow i actually could not find the 140mm but the 2 120mm work great in the front( the case did come with a 140mm i did not know about so i just used that.)

um really i dont need to talk about the os and the blue-ray. it a blue-ray and windows os.

the keyboard i wanted cherry mx browns so i got the G710+ and it also has noise rings on each key so it is not as load as an elephant walking on creeky wooden floors.

PS I WILL BE UPLOADING MORE PICTURES MY FRIEND TOOK!!!!

I don't remember all the prices (i'll try to update it) but the total was like $2214

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

Internal pictures would be great!

Why not go with the 780 for the same price as the two 760s and SLI that later down the road?

Hopefully your SSD's warranties are honored since OCZ declared bankrupty and is supposedly being bought out by Toshiba

All in all nice build! Why the name Claire? I would just call her sexy... and whisper sweet nothings into her ear

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

if you read the description i talk about the graphics and the ssd change. And lol to the last line.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Ah sorry I skimmed and must've missed both of those points my fault there

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

He'd also need a bigger PSU if he went that route, and if he's only gaming at 1080p it's fine. I took the jump though for a 780 Classy though I don't think I can SLI with my PSU.

Anyways nice build, Phantom 410 really is a great all around case.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

its cool :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

I noticed your temps while under load are 87c? That's seems way too high. How do you have your airflow setup in your case? I have the NZXT Phantom Full Tower and I have the h110 and mine only gets up to mid 50s Celsius under load.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

well i don't have my fans turned on high, i just keep them at a low speed. also, the temp is not completely accurate any more, i had to reajust my fans so ill do another test.

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

that case is sexy

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi Claire

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

bro I made the same mistake a few years back buying mid grade cards and doing the Crossfire... just take the money you would spend on two mid grades and buy a high grade card... still a nice rig though good job.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, indeed. I love how the case matches perfectly with the keyboard. Cable managment is nice too, so I have no complaints aside from the SSDs. I've heard plenty of things about those OCZ SSDs, and they weren't good things-- probably less life when compared to some of the competitors. I give a +1 :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

thanks for the +1. i actually went with 2 sandisk extreme II. (i should probably update it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build :) I suggest putting Claire at the top of your desk right side of the screen!!! ^

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like Cherry MX Brown switches? I have never used a mechanical keyboard and the Browns seem the most appealing to me.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Um i like it and it sounds great. They are quiet to an extent. Overal i really like them. At first i didnt just because i was not use to it. Now i love it

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't own this keyboard so I might be wrong here, but I've been researching these the past few days. The description is a little vague, but I think it says that this keyboard comes with rubber o-rings installed on each key, which will dampen some of the sound when pressing the key all the way down and slightly shorten the travel. I assume these are removable if anyone wants to try it without them? I've never used a mechanical keyboard, but I've been looking at this one closely.

EDIT: I have now read your description above and see that you mentioned the o-rings.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You say the same thing that I did; 'What can I say, it's just RAM...' Well, it's just RAM until it causes a problem. Long story short, I was having problems with BF4 black screen crashing after about 30 mins and requiring a hard reset. Couldn't figure out what was causing it. Didn't have problems with any other games though (and I have a pretty extensive Steam library). Recently got Assassins Creed 4 (great game BTW) and it started having the same problem. I did some searching and finally came to the conclusion that I had a faulty DIMM. After some screwing around I managed to get everything running properly, albeit on only a single 8GB stick. On top of that, I can no longer return the second stick...

Just RAM...

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

It's always a good idea to run something like MemTest86 on new RAM... load it up on a bootable USB and you don't have to touch your real OS. They now have a bootable UEFI version that handles 64 bit architectures natively, too.

Beautiful build, BTW!

Cheers, Dave

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I ran a 18 hour burn-in with Prime95 and thought that would be sufficient. As I said, it only happens on those two games, but I guess they are quite a bit more intensive than most of the games I play.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I always thought that Prime95 thrashed the CPU more than the memory, since it is a compute-intensive test, and MemTest86 beat up memory but didn't stress the CPU. That might explain things - if Prime95 only ever used the first GB of RAM (which really is a huge amount for a calculation) it would never detect problems in the rest, but as soon as you load a game that uses lots of memory you get the problem.

From what I read, MemTest86 was designed to specifically for testing memory by the propeller heads that design memory, hence the cryptic patterns. It takes the physical layout of the storage into account so if, for example, setting bit 5 of one location inadvertently sets bit 5 of a location 1K away, it should be detected (or something like that). There is a pretty good history of it at http://www.memtest86.com/.

Are you talking about the Drunken Canuk? That's a nice looking rig - did you ever get the custom paint job?

Dave

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm talking about the Drunken Canuck. At the time that I was doing my OCs, I hadn't heard of MemTest86 and was new to Prime95. From what I was informed of at the time, Prime95 did test memory, but I guess not enough. I used Prime95 for the CPU and memory (I thought), FurMark for the GPU, and Unigine Heaven and 3DMark 11 for benchmarking. I'll use MemTest next time I build a rig. At least I still have 8GB of RAM to play with.

As for the paint job, I've been completely broke for the last three months, so no. I don't own any airbrush equipment at the moment, but hopefully when I'm back to work that will be rectified in short order.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a bit of an update, since I apparently screwed up. It wasn't a bad DIMM, apparently I was running into a CPU undervolt scenario. I had my voltages set to adaptive mode @ 1.2V when gaming, but since I heard ASUS' adaptive mode didn't work well with synthetic benchmarks, I had it set to 1.2V steady when doing my benchmarks. I've since set it to 1.25V in constant mode (or whatever it's called), and have had no issues since.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! I love that case! Just flip that CPU block, just an aesthetics thing!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

well i would flip it, but it is an extremely tight squeeze so that just how i have it. i might try again later. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

It's just an OCD thing. Lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

you have really nice parts could you please do some better cable management and rearrange the h100i so itll look better.. lol

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

i plan on opening it up today to fix my case audio. but it is extremely hard to do cable management with it first because the wires are not long enough and second because the h100i is on sideways. oh the h100i is on sideways because it will not fit right side up :/ thanks for the comment.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are you using the airflow fans for your rad? You should use the corsair sp 120s for your radiator.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

im not using them on the rad because im just using the ones that came with it. and i don't really find a difference in performance so. also im using the af fans on the front of the case so i can push air through my drive cage better.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I noticed that as soon as I posted the comment, really sorry about that.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that plastic thing under the PC in the first pic? My room has a carpet floor, and I want something like that to reduce the static electricity from the carpet.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

its was part of my desk, like were you put your keyboard, but it was just annoying and in the way all the time. so i just use it for under my pc. really, if you want something like it, you can get like a plastic door mats.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

its was part of my desk, like were you put your keyboard, but it was just annoying and in the way all the time. so i just use it for under my pc. really, if you want something like it, you can get like a plastic door mats.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the "mouse pad" XD. I have a Slifer one.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fantastic as a mouse pad/desk pad. it also means i don't need to buy one XD

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice. Good attention to detail.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

hope youre joking

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

if you say something like that, you should explain why you think this, so the person does not make the same mistake.