Description

I used this for everything really from gaming to messing around in Photoshop and other usually resource heavy tasks. Everything went well while building this although it seems to say there is a problem with the space in the case in the compatibility checker, but i had no problems fitting the GTX 970 in there was tons of room in my case. and i got a really nice Overclock of 4.4 GHz And for those who will ask i did run a stress test on AIDA64 to check stability and the hottest it's gotten according to AIDA64 is 51C (i also checked with realtemp but it's mostly the same although it says its 52C in realtemp) i also just added another two pictures with fixed cable management that i was able to do for a little while.

UPDATE 3/21/16

I've replaced the mouse and PSU and got an SSD and my god i'll never go back to having a HDD as my boot drive unless i absolutely have too. After replacing the PSU I fixed my cable management and now feel more satisfied my computer then ever.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Curious how hot is that OC while stress testing? Also what is your Core Voltage?

I see you said 47 degrees but I'm guessing that is during gaming. I don't see it being that low while stressing it, especially on air.

At 4.9GHz and just under 1.4v mine maxes out right at 60 degrees with liquid cooling. I'd be very impressed if you kept it under 65 at 4.4GHz with that cooler.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I never messed with the Voltage from when i did do the OC and what do you recommend for stress testing?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally use prime95 ver. 26.6.

If the temps stayed solid I'm more than comfortable taking the voltage up to 1.4v.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I updated the page yesterday with the stress test temps.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

That's pretty impressive for that air cooler. In awhile I'll clear all my settings and leave voltage on auto then set my core to clock to 44. Really curious how they compare.

These are pretty cool chips so I believe it. I believe there can be quite a variation on the stock voltages though. On hwinfo or hwmonitor what does it say your voltage is?

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job on a first build! Can you give us a "straight on" shot to the motherboard tray, so we can see more of the inside? Also, what are your temps on that overclock under load? You moved the external fan to up front (so there are two), and put the Corsair in the back as exhaust? Looks like a good selection of parts to me.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

the hottest it's gotten 47C and yes i did. Thank you!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta give some props to the CPU for handling that oc so well :D

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup! I'm still surprised how stable it was i expected my first oc to crash.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the additional pic! As you contemplate improving this one or your next build (the bug hits most people!), consider 1) trying to plan your cable routing so you hide them behind the mobo tray and improve case airflow, 2) upgrade to an SSD (makes boot times so fast and OS more responsive), and 3) doing some more robust stress testing to make sure you know the chips limits.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestions! i do plan on getting an SSD when i'm able too, i do plan on fixing my cable management since it is bothering me somewhat when i first built it i didn't want to bend the USB 3.0 pins on the mobo since i accidentally did when building (i wasn't sure if i should have mentioned it is the description) and was able to bend the pin back and i just plugged it in so i didn't bend it again. i do have a lot of the cables behind the motherboard tray the only cables i need to fix are the USB 3.0 connectors and pull back the 24 pin mobo connector. What do you recommend for me to stress test it with?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Also i just updated it with the load temps from the stress test i conducted.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

A TR2.... With this? :(

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It was all i could really get at the time of building i might end up changing it eventually.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I've updated with a better PSU :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the parts, though the color coordination could use some work! Keep upgrading!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll do my best! Thank you!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you increase your voltage to reach this overclock speed? Why not get an ssd? To sad to see such a great system without a ssd.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't really get an SSD at the time of building unfortunately, although in the future i do plan on getting on most likely a 500GB one, i did use an old hard drive from PC i used to use although after about a few days it started to show signs of dying (Clicking noise etc.) and all i could really afford was a 1TB blue ,i still boot faster then my last PC which i didn't build! And no i did not increase the voltage. (honestly i'm surprised on how i didn't need too.)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So basically I'm doing the EXACT same build but with different mobo ram and an Eva 970 ssc and I am just wondering how it is holding up for you thanks

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been holding up really well! I've recently added a few new parts as well, so it should serve you well!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok thanks, also first comment in a year!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Last thing it I see relatively quiet right?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're talking about the build itself I say it's relatively quiet!