Description

This was a build we did for a client who wanted a reliable and quick machine to handle any task he needed. The client already owned an R9 270, two of the sticks of RAM, and the PSU. The H100i came DOA so another one is coming soon and will be installed ASAP.

Parts Breakdown CPU - The i7-4790k is perfect for the video rendering and 3d modeling that this machine is intended for.

Motherboard - As per client request, this board is an excellent gaming motherboard with tons of features and software. Its 4+4 power phase design and robust overclocking features will come in handy when the H100i comes in.

RAM - 16gb of reliable A-Data RAM. The client had 2 4gb sticks to start, and had requested another two.

Storage - A fast Samsung 850 Pro SSD lets this computer boot in under 5 seconds, and the client is going to be adding in some more drives for additional storage in the future.

GPU - The client had a single R9 270 to start, and requested a second one to be put in crossfire.

Case - We've worked with the Corsair Air 240 before, and it is very easy to build and expand into so it was an easy choice.

PSU - The customer had an RM750 already, and it is plenty to power all of this hardware.

Monitors - These monitors are a very good price, as they are 23" screens with thin bezels, making an excellent surround setup.

Any feedback or opinions are welcome.

Our website is www.zenithcustomspc.com if you're interested in our services. The prices listed are not the prices paid for the components themselves.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 5 points

Wow that's very very clean love it. You might advise your client that they might want to replace the stock CPU heatsink as the 4790k runs very hot even without overclocking it. Anyways your customer must be happy.!

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks, and the H100i we ordered for the build came DOA, a replacement is coming next Monday to finish off the build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks really good, I like the color scheme. The cable management looks nice and clean too, and you gotta love those Corsair cube cases.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, they're fantastic

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Is that first card just sucking the bottom ones heat? Like how does it get cool in such a constricted space?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

The air 240 has excellent airflow through the entire case, which keeps the GPUs at a low temperature.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So you getting good temps ? Just curious

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, both GPUs run nice and cool

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Both GPU's run at 25-27 idle and max out at about 75 at load.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

saving

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think amd cards require the bridge for crossfire? could remove it for a cleaner look.

edit: nvm i think its only 290's or something.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

R9 295x2's Doesn't need a bridge.

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

lol

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did "the client" get such expensive RAM? You can get fantastic 16gb sticks for half the total price.

Not bashing the build, which is absolutely sublime. Love that case.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM prices look about standard to me... Of course I'm used to it, they didn';t use to be 70-90$ for 8 GB sticks in 2012....

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The prices listed are not the prices paid for the components themselves.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Very impressive stuff. Bad stuff for the h100i... I heard the H105 is a more refined version.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

It was unfortunate that the h100i came dead, it would have completed the look.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy **** that RAM is expensive for £180 for 8Gb, £360 in total!! You can get very good sets of 16Gb Ram for more like £120-40.

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

The prices listed are not the prices paid for the components themselves. This build was built when each set of RAM was roughly 65-70$. Your PCPartpicker is showing British prices rather than prices in the US.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

OK that explains it xD

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Take the sticker off the stock cooler and spray paint it red, that would match perfectly

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

An h100i is coming soon, the one which was initially supposed to go in this build arrived DOA, and a replacement is coming next Monday.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What's with the white background?

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

professional photography. OP does run a business after all.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Under 5 second boot? Are you serious? If you say yes an 850 pro is going in my build overnight...

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, it's an insanely fast drive. It almost saturates the SATA 6gb/s speed...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I will definitely be putting them in builds for other people too

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those top two fans set as intakes or exhaust? Corsair recommends that the top case fan is an exhaust fan. However, I have read from another user on this site that they will suck dust in from the back if you do not place two 80mm fans in the rear. What are your thoughts?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Those top fans are exhaust in order to create an airflow over the cards, and over the rest of the motherboard and VRM's etc. We did have some 80mm fans spec'd for this build, but they proved too loud.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Awesome Build! I currently have the stock fan installed on the top in my system as an exhaust but I am looking to buy two Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition fans to replace it. I didn't know if installing two would be overkill. Are you using a fan controller in your system?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

We did install a fan controller in this system. We are using the Grid + in this system to control all the fans. If you let all the fans run at medium to full speeds it can be fairly loud, so I would recommend a fan controller.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Great photos. Very clean build. Nice job!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1 from me!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I've know that the R9 270 is an amazing card alone, but how much performance do you gain when you use crossfire with this card. If its only 10 fps increase then I think its more of a looks kind of thing. Anyways great build!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Its much more than a 10FPS gain. It got about 150 or so FPS on ultra in BF4.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet thanks

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. That's a much higher performance boost than I thought you'd get. I'm running one of these and might get another to tide me over til the 300 line launches.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, also, with DX12 coming out soon, you will be able to take advantage or VRAM stacking on the cards!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, which fans are those?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans that we used are Corsair SP-120's.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this build looks great! Cable managements great, also +1 for those sleeved cables!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean build! Very nice!+1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing i can recommend is either get a black and red liquid cooler for your cpu or spray paint the blue sticker red!

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice, all it needs is an H105

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

We are installing one later next week!

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