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Purple Machine

by zipson1



CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.201 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.753 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C


This build took a long time, mainly due to the fan controller and the astronomical amount of wires that came with it. I also ended up having to use 2 SATA power cables, for i had five SATA power devices... Of course there were only four connectors per cable. The fan controller needed a molex power cable, also coming with four connections, of which I used only one. Needless to say, there were a lot of extra cables jammed in the back. Even with the almost inch of space behind the motherboard tray, and a fully modular power supply, I still had difficulty getting the side panel on. Upon a first boot, I noticed the fan controller was upside-down, and so had to remove the side panel, fix it, and struggle again with cables.

I installed windows 8.1 on the Samsung SSD, and everything is running smoothly. The only issue I had with installation, was an error on my part. When the computer would restart during installation, it would reboot on the install disk, restarting the entire process. I had specified this in the UEFI setup for the installation, but not realized I needed to manually switch to the desired boot drive to continue the installation. Upon finally realizing this and booting off the SSD, everything worked as desired.

I will be mainly using this machine for gaming, however I may end up using it for video editing and high end graphics. I usually prefer OSX for this, but I neglected buying compatible parts for it. I have yet to push the h100i, and it's abilities, however I plan to in the near future.

All prices below are the prices I payed for when I bought the components. Thanks for your interest in this build. :D

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sketch24 9 Builds 24 points 67 months ago

Everyone seems to be naming their computers, "Beast". It's like the computer version of the name "John."

TerraPosse 1 Build 9 points 67 months ago

Dunno, I named mine "The Holy Handgranade of Antioch"...just to be a bit different. ;-p

kcampo 1 point 59 months ago

You watched the Holy Grail too?

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 67 months ago

Haha very true. I would have tried to come up with something more creative, however my mother, having never been on this site and not knowing about the popularity of this name, insisted. I humored her.

IAMCecilMan 1 point 65 months ago

I'm naming mine "Cocaine" because you'd have to be on some pretty stimulating drugs to push it to the limit :D

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Hakumisoso 2 Builds 4 points 67 months ago

Sexy gpu.

aragorn98 1 point 67 months ago

Nice build, cable management looks good and I love the colour scheme you picked out. Nice +1

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Thanks. I spent a lot of time picking out visually pleasing parts.

IAMCecilMan 1 point 65 months ago

I want the biggest, ugliest piece of hardcore money can buy lol, never mind how it looks when your playing Crysis 3 on Max Graphics.

zareki 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Love your build. I think you choose your parts wisely. I also use an NZXT hue it's the best for lighting things up :). I don't like full towers that much but nicely organized

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

The Hue is quite spectacular. I'm glad I got a full tower though, otherwise cable management would have been even more of a nightmare than it already was.

LookTopHats 2 Builds 1 point 67 months ago

Great build +1

sketch24 9 Builds 1 point 67 months ago

This is an awesome build. The only thing I can comment on is that ASRock tends to using very low quality analog MOSFETs for its VRMs on the motherboard which can give problems when overclocking or affect the life of the motherboard. If I was spending this much, I probably would have went with Gigabyte as they use high quality digital MOSFETs that might help with overclocking. Besides that, the parts are a smart choice and the build looks really nice.

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Thanks. Good to know about ASRock boards. I'll do some more research on mobos in the future, but for now, I'm stuck with it. :D

Kbur215 1 point 67 months ago

I agree with Sketch but I think ASRock has been stepping up its part quality game lately. I just read this article from Tom's Hardware, it seems like they have been doing a better job.


zipson1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 67 months ago

That's nice to hear. I also just really likes the ASRock board aesthetics. It matches the build pretty well I think.

nukeFusion 1 point 67 months ago

Cooler master seidon 240m out preforms the h100i

Arit911 1 point 64 months ago

The corsair H100i is a 2x120MM rad and the seidon is a 2x140mm rad

candy 2 Builds 1 point 64 months ago

No it isn't. The seidon is also a 2x120. And change your font size lol

ThonyGenzo 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Lemme ask. Why platinums? Its soo expensive IMHO. Well nice build though

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Honestly... They're pretty. The look of the computer was very important to me, especially considering there is a window in the case, and it is sitting on my desk, a quick glance away. They are expensive, but I think they were a good investment.

ThonyGenzo 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

You could go with vengeance pro. They are sexy as hell also.

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Very true. I didn't consider them at the time, but I don't regret buying platinums.

ThonyGenzo 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Well thats that. Either go sexy or die. HAHA

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Haha very true!

Mattyice47 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago


TJ_Hack3r 1 point 66 months ago

Would you recomend the NZXT Sentry? I was thinking of putting one on my build.

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 66 months ago

I quite like it. It is a good fan controller and looks great, but it does take up a lot of space, so make sure you have at least some extra room

Playgames 1 point 66 months ago

This is a piece of art.

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Thank you. I tried really hard to make it pretty :D

andrewu 1 point 65 months ago

How well does the wireless card perform? Do you get any ping spikes/disconnects/speed drops/etc.? I need a wireless card for my upcoming build and this one looked pretty good, but I want to make sure it works well first.

zipson1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 64 months ago

I haven't noticed any of this regarding the wireless card. It works flawlessly for me. I have had internet issues but that is just Comcast providing the usual.

Jagyir 1 point 64 months ago

Mine is called Jagged Beast.... http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jagyir/saved/38UV Also, how is the MOBO and fan controller? Is it good?

16TTek 1 point 39 months ago

nice build thinking about getting those RAM modules they give me a boner!