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Financial Mistake in 4k

by badwrds

33
27 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 15, 2018

Date Built

April 1, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

Description

Fire Strike Score: 23111

Built for gaming, with no regard for budget or logic. Overkill where applicable. Parts of this build have been passed between 3+ owners before settling in this case - so think cut corners on one item, then spend double the money you saved on another part. Pointless, exactly.

Motherboard - The z97 mobo came from my boss, probably the only cheap part.

CPU - Upgraded the cpu to the constantly almost overheating 4790k.

RAM - Added more ram than needed, because "PERFORMANCE!".

GPU- 2x 1080, because who doesnt want some 4k on ultra?

Storage - 3x SSD because the case had 3 slots... so yea 3 SSDs duh.

PSU - The 1300w Antec because I dont understand wattage.

Cooling - EK fans because apparently I just like spending money.

Im having some problems with cooling the case but when you have a radiator attached to every opening, what do you expect? Its been through a couple different coolers and a couple different fan setups, and cpu now sits at a respectable ~74* under load. Solving the problems is part of the fun I suppose. Maybe I'll do a h700i case and a 360mm cooler next..

Sincerely, Mr. PC Poor

Comments Sorted by:

DRogGTX 6 points 11 months ago

I think we should all choose a PSU that way.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

:D

devincat 2 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

I like your logic.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

haha thanks homie

Razorbomb2 8 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Love the look of the 3 coolers all together!

badwrds submitter 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

I think it would look great in a bigger case, thats why Im thinking h700i and sell the s340 elite

Razorbomb2 8 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

You might even be able to get away with the h400i, but I have not built in that case, so idk what the cooler support is like.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Good call

Vairfoley 29 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Hey man, the 4790K is still a great CPU. I bet it keeps up with those 1080s just fine, especially since it's overlclocked.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I agree, I think with a bigger rad I should see the temps I want

Brianw91 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Both builds.

ps. i was hoping to get my build featured, but i gotta say you deserve to have the next feature spot.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

btw I have one extra custom asus dual 1070 backplate in white. PM me and I'll ship it to you for free.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks so much! This has been a work in progress, still waiting on cable combs. I'll need to update some pic once its completed.

WaldoTheRanger 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

when water cooling actually makes things hotter...

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

haha right?!!

WaldoTheRanger 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

btw, love the build. it looks amazing and i love your sense of humor.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

much appreciated, gotta keep it light

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

what's that second build

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

My gfs build ;) 6700k and some 1070s

sushiman 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

That's pretty freaking sweet looking!

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

thanks bro

Keith_Horton 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

WOW! That thing is clean! I dig the blacked out look.

Digital_Ronin 6 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

“PSU - The 1300w Antec because I dont understand wattage”

Oh man this made me laugh way harder than I probably should have. Good stuff! +1

Beautiful looking build btw. I’m really surprised you are having such high cpu temps. It looks like all your cooling hardware is setup optimally. I’m sure you’ve already done this but just in case- make sure you’ve set an aggressive fan curve in your bios or whatever fan control software you use. That little step often gets overlooked. Also maybe try reversing all your airflow to see if that makes any difference. I have a build with a heavily overclocked 4790k with the same evga aio you are using and it doesn’t go above 65c during a 24 hour Prime95 torture test

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the helpful feedback! I have vigorously tested different fan profiles, but havent had the best luck. I want to go back and replace the thermal paste, in a rush to get gaming/laziness I used the pre-applied paste on the evga aio cooler - I know I'm a bad person. I think paste + different case = problem solved.

thebream 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build, it looks really neat even with of all those AIO tubes. I'm aiming to have my system to look something like that when I'm done upgrading it.

I think your cooling issues have a lot to do with the restricted air intakes at the front. If it were up to me, I'd get a case like the Meshify C or Enthoo Pro M and mount a 280mm AIO CPU cooler as front intakes, then have the GPU radiators as exhaust with one on top and the other on the rear.

badwrds submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Im looking at the h700i next, should put the airflow problem to rest.

Steelbawng 1 Build -1 points 11 months ago

Erm ok. Effective

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