Description

Built a PC for the first time, friend helped me with most of it.

Please do let me know what you think!

UPDATE 02/21/2016

Just thought i would update my experience so far and the updated part list.

Monitor - Asus PB278Q 27.0 - 1440p , 60Hz , IPS 27 inch

After many countless hours of research and banging my head around , decided to get a 1440p 60Hz 27 inch Monitor from ASUS. I was mainly considering this against a 1080p 144Hz monitor. After using the monitor for almost 6 Month , i'm absolutely happy with the choice. The 1440 p totally utilizes the 970 so well , and the resolution and the screen space is something i cant go back from now. I get around 50 to 60 fps on most highly demanding games on almost max settings and 1440p ( Arkham Knight , Witcher 3 , Gta V ) which quite surprised me.

MSI GTX 970

Easily the best price to performance GPU. I get 55 to 60 fps in Arkham Knight at MAX settings except interactive smoke/paper OFF at 1440p ( there is a lock on the fps in the settings so probably goes a bit higher too).

I just use afterburner to overclock the card if required within the factory limits ( im not touching the voltage settings, too scared!! ). Still need to learn to use the test tools to know exactly how far i can stable overlock the cards.

The only info i have now using the OSD from the afterburner is that i get 1470 MHZ without any bugs spots or crashes in any of the games i have played. ( probably still room to experiment to get that a bit higher)

Load temps at 71C to 79C ( games like Project Cars on max settings makes the 970 sweat to 81C ). But obviously i could bring that down with a better cooling system but pretty happy with evo 212 performance so far.

Any thoughts on the temperature? is this normal for this setup? ( i live in a hot place..room ambient temp 28C )

--more updates to come--

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  • 59 months ago
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All great choices component-wise. My only quibble would be that you are blowing air from the rear towards the front which would seem to negate the air that your front fans intake.

I love the case, so clean.

  • 59 months ago
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Hey thanks man!

and btw the rear fan is blowing air out and the front fan( the white one in the front ) is taking air in.....did u think that rear fan is blowing air in and the front fan too ???

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I did :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol no , the rear fan is blowing air out .

and i installed a new fan too to exhaust on top , so front intake and two exhaust.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the CPU cooler not fit when the fan was positioned on the other side? As if it were over the RAM?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that little Asus device I keep seeing on builds?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're talking about the thing on top of the case, it's the wifi antenna from the motherboard.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Its the wifi antenna , thats just a sticker you can put on it

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

that is really clean! Nice

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm i have one front intake deafult case fan ( 140 mm ) and one rear exhaust fan (120 mm ) and recently put in one more Top exhaust fan ( 120 mm ).

Idle temperature is like 40 to 44 C and Load temp ( ex. Project Cars at MAXED out ) is like 72 to 74 C.

All this on a 1080p monitor that is.

The third fan ( the top fan ) dint make that much of a difference , like may 2 to 3 C

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

well 85 to 90 is ridicoulous, there is no way ( touchwood ) it could reach that temp.

Make sure u use a thermal paste while putting the heatsink on the cpu and apply it properly. ( everyone uses the artic silver thermal paste )

And the case is actually well ventialted compared to other cases. Vent on rear , vent on top , vents on bottom , lol what more could u ask for?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

And lol sorry bro, i dint realize u asked about the GPU , i replied initially thinking you asked about the CPU.

I just recently got into overclocking the GPU. But just slight OC, without touching voltage. So right now its OC'd to 1440 Mhz ( im sure i can comfortably push it a bit more ).

With the OC'd settings , full loads increases the GPU temp to 80 C max. ( This is on a 1440 p monitor btw )

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