Description

I'll try to keep this as brief as possible for everyone.

It was built for gaming and graphic design editing. It works great for everything I need and seems to run anything I throw at it with no problem. I like the gtx770, but may SLI it sometime in the future to boost it's performance even more.

It's overclocked as far as it could go on air-cooling. I lucked out on my cpu, since it clocks at such a low temperature (measured with SpeedFan)

It may make more fan noise because of the higher fan speed, but I can't hear it anyways with the surround sound headphones on.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 12 points

Great build. The color scheme reminds me of the aurora borealis. +1

EDIT: and yes I had to look up how to spell aurora borealis.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Did you google it?

  • 73 months ago
  • 10 points

Holy $#!7 that is one hell of an OC on AIR!! Awesome build overall. Instead of a WD Black, I would've bought a WD Blue considering the only difference between the 2 is the warranty, but clearly you weren't trying to save money with this build :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

No, the Black should be a bit faster, although it typically wouldn't be perceptible to typical end-user computing.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I like how you still used symbols to actually write you swear word... +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't think words like that were allowed on the forum so I just took the safe route to avoid the chance of being banned or reported or something.

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

I did something like that overclock.net but I got a warning for simply for using *'s. Guess it helps to be safe

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha probably smart...I haven't done that since the days of runescape o.o lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol I still play RS. Not Eoc, but Old School.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

maannn....thems was the days, after high school, listening to green day on repeat grinding wc x.x hahaha

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Very balanced for its intended uses. I'm not a fan of that case, but I love the colour scheme.

+1 :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

You won the silicon lottery.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sooo glad I did.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What voltage is it set at?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

1.32v

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

damn, I can hardly get a 4.6 OC with a 1.35v

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a lot of trial and error but I was surprised It was able to be balanced and stable at such a low voltage for its clock. I know this helped in keeping the temps low as well. :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Nice to see a few choices that deviant from "the norm" like the CPU cooler (which is a great one) and the case. Make sure to upgrade to Windows 8.1 when you get the chance. You should find it more user friendly, and it offers some performance enhancements. Unfortunately, the nVidia crowd won't be taking advantage of DirectX 11.2 of Win 8.1. :/ Just saying.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Only issue I've had with the build is that my WD Black is a little sluggish compared to other drives I've had from them, so I bought the Samsung SSD for the OS and choice games so now it really flies.

Oh, and of course I upgraded to 8.1 while I was at it. I actually really like the subtle performance boost it gave.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad you didn't have any trouble upgrading to Win 8.1. A lot of users across the web are reporting problems with the upgrade becoming visible for them.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too I took a gamble, but in the long run now I can say I enjoy 8.1 a lot. I have had very few crashes and it seems very stable. The UI had a sharp curve, but coming from Windows 8 it was not that bad.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I typically admire builds in the background and don't comment but I really like the colour scheme you have going on! :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Love those zalman cpu coolers. Have on my self but have not overclocked.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too, it's amazing how well those things work!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at their GPU cooler also, looks like the CPU one but more spread out and also has a fan that has a blue led in it. http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=276

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

That Zalman CNPS9700 is underrated. One of the few pure copper coolers. I have both 9500 and 9700. Still going strong.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you getting those temps?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I ran a Prime95 test for quite a few hours (5 I believe) and looked at its readings. I also used SpeedFan to measure the temps in some high intensity applications and games. :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the 770?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually like it a lot. It does what I need right now and it plays most games like BF4 at a minimum of 70fps which isn't a bother to me since I have a 60hz monitor, but I may look at an SLI in the future.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Asus VN247H good? How are the colours on this monitor and how you found the gaming on this monitor? How are the viewing angles because many people say TN panels are not too good.
Is the stand stable ?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this reply is late, but the monitor is very stable and I love it. The colors are vibrant and my only issue is that the backlight brightness is a tad low. Other than that I am very pleased.

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