Description

Took a few hours to install, the power supply, although modular was a real ***** for cable management, the cables were extremely inflexible. The CPU is good, couldn't get it to 4.8GHz with a reasonable voltage, at 1.275V and 4.7GHz is extremely comfortable.

Haven't Overclocked the GPU yet, only just built the thing!

Very happy,

UPDATE: Now overclocked the GPU!

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

If it was just for gaming, I would have dropped to 8GB of memory and got the 128GB samsung 840 pro for better r/w speeds.

I want that case, the brushed aluminium looks amazing.

Could you post some images of the inside?

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

I do lots of productivity and RAM intensive work, so from previous experience the 16GB will be used, I'll post some images of the inside tomorrow. The 120GB is just really a boot drive, and for programs sot write speed not so important. Read speed is not to bad on this

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Please post that in the description; there's always someone who won't read this comment .___.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

What'd you give the CPU to make it so comfortable? Was it a blanket and a cup of tea? Great build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha! I guess I meant temperature wise. And thanks!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

4.7GHz @ 1.275V is impressive. hopefully your thermal levels can remain just as reasonable.

how's the case, btw?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is great, I was surprised at how well the CPU overclocked, Pitty I couldn't get it to 4.8 without silly voltages! But I doubt 100Mhz will make much of a difference.

The case was extremely easy to build in, the cable management options were great, as is the overall look. Even had room to just drop the pesky LED Corsair Link light controller down the backside of the motherboard tray without any problems!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

good thing you're not using an AMD processor, then, because they require even higher voltages.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Check this guys set ups out.. talk about an OC.. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/COP http://pcpartpicker.com/b/CJ8 http://pcpartpicker.com/b/CZk He has #1 in all 3dmarks for his cpu and gpu

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a crack or a scratch on the window?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Luckily its just a reflection!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I love that case. I wanted to do an ATX build next, but I am seriously considering a micro just because of that case.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU label bugs me and cable management at the bottom. Otherwise a nice build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, with you, the PSU label is not great, plus the cable management at the bottom is pretty bad, mostly due to how stiff those cables were. Couldn't bend them or push them through any more, without pulling the connectors out. Generally not impressed by PSU

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've gone with Corsair for most my PSUs and they are okay but some do create whining noises. I have never come across a "perfect" PSU.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks cool

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Im thinking of purchasing this motherboard and CPU cooler. I wanna ask if the CPU cooler, mounted, obstructed any of your ram slots?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

u look really cpeepy in the pic

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Should have bumped up to an SSD that uses MLC flash instead of TLC flash.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

What's wrong with a bit of TLC??

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Each cell has 8 possible binary settings: 000, 001, 010, 011, 100, 101, 110, 111. Because each cell has to receive up to 8 currents to receive its proper data to store, the covering wears out much faster, causing each cell to die in a shorter amount of time. In addition, it's slower to send the larger number of currents into the cell, hence the terrible write speeds.

I agree that an 840 Pro, while not an economical SSD, would have been a much better option for a primary drive.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

It's less reliable and performs worse.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

It was a play on words, what I meant was "Tender Loving Care" :)

  • 78 months ago
  • -2 points

Yeah I got it, just wanted to make the point about TLC flash.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. But the 840 is still a great SSD. I don't think it's failure rate is anywhere near that of a HDD.

Booting off of it is going to be lighting fast.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It's stable, ran AIDA for a few hours!

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