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My multipurpose all in one computer.

by pdastoor

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15 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Feb. 28, 2015

Date Built

Feb. 11, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.06GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.21GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

Description

I will be using this machine for audio and video editing, after effects, working with 4k footage, colour correction, graphic design, photoshop, illustrator, watching movies and some gaming along with regular everyday stuff like emails, youtube, word processing. Some of the items I already had in my old pc such as the RAM, hard drive, video card so I decided not to buy new once since what I have is compatible and still pretty solid. This build will probably last me for many many years, hopefully 5-7+ years maybe more. I will be adding possibly another hard drive since I need more storage for my footage and my everlasting sound library. Decided to get a nice old school looking case, reminds me of my childhood days. Would likely upgrade to a bigger monitor in the future but right now I am limited to 22 inches due to my desk. Total ram is 32GB

Part Reviews

CPU

Just got it and haven't used it much but so far I am loving it. I have only OC it to 3.6 ghz as I want to make sure this lasts me a very long time

CPU Cooler

So far so good, everyone says this is the best. I haven't OC much and my temp right now is around 30-40 when surfing internet.

Motherboard

Lots and lots of features, 8 ram slots was key for me to buy this and is much more affordable than other models that do the same thing

Memory

Pretty solid. Haven't had any issues, excellent for heavy apps like adobe after effects and premiere

Storage

Makes everything load up fast. Highly recommend this SSD to anyone. Comes with helpful software. Works very fast even on older sata 3gb ports

Storage

Tons of storage and speed is very good as well

Storage

Very good, use it for storage

Video Card

Bought this two years ago and is still excellent. Superb for video editing, composting and especially gaming. I have the super clocked version and every game I have played runs smoothly on highest settings.

Case

A beast, this thing gets really heavy though. Best case I have ever had, no regrets

Power Supply

There is a reason this is the best in the market

Optical Drive

Awesome, burns and plays every type of media cd/dvd/bd you can think off. Great for watch movies and burning backup files onto disc

Operating System

Best operating system right now.

Sound Card

Absolutely outstanding. Every single thing sounds so much better compared to on board audio. Never going back to onboard audio. The mic that comes with this is a dud though

Case Fan

Spare fan. Tested and works great, pretty quiet as well. Will be adding this to my heatsink and to a push/pull air flow

Case Fan

Spare fan that I may eventually use a bottom fan for the case if needed

Case Fan

Good but loud even when the speed is set to be low. If sound isn't an issue then this fan is perfect.

Monitor

Best monitor I have owned since my old CRT. Only thing I dislike is that if you touch it just a little bit then the whole thing moves, it's a poor design flaw because anytime you have to use the buttons on the monitor then the whole monitor shakes. Also you have to be positioned properly in order to see all the image details but that was on my part, I should have researched better

Keyboard

Just wanted a cheap basic back light keyboard. Only taking star off cause you need to have this backlit all the time otherwise you can't see the keys at all. Also wish there was a physical switch that turns on/off the light rather than pressing a key on the keyboard (you have to press the key everytime machine reboots). Other than that it is a really nice keyboard. The mouse itself is also good. There is no software so there is no way to control the led on the mouse.

Mouse

Smooth, lots and lots of customizable features. I am not too fond of the wire but that is no reason to take off a star

Headphones

Used exclusively for mixing, monitoring, mastering, editing etc... Top notch quality

Headphones

Amazing, can hear lot of details. Also has a cable that comes off so you can easily replace it. Excellent for music, movies, gaming and decent for editing

Speakers

Got this many many years ago and haven't had the need to upgrade since I use headphones 99% of the time. Sound is pretty good as well when I do need to use it. May upgrade to monitor speakers when I have more cash

External Storage

Plenty of space, fast speed but sometimes I have issues and the hard drive won't connect so I have to reconnect a few times to get the pc to recognize it, not a cable issue since I changed cable many times. Same issue happens to my other WD drive but other than that works well

Comments Sorted by:

slims875 2 points 23 months ago

I love your build. Even though I'm an avid AMD user, there's a couple of things listed that told me you did your homework and got the best possible items backed up by extensive comparative testing. As dumb as it sounds the first thing I noticed is the termal paste you got. Throw prices in the trash and just compare pastes and the Arctic Siver 5 PolySyn has the best thermal conductivity of any paste at any price. Love the CPU cooler. I studied every cooler out there to replace my stock cooler and in terms of price/performance, I think you got the best on the market. The only question I have is this: Your mobo and CPU both support DDR 1600 and 1866. Seeing as how you are video editing and graphics editing why did you opt for DDR 1333 chips. Just curious.

pdastoor submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I had about 4GB (x5) of DDR 1333 chips in my old pc, decided to just get the same ones rather than spent more money. No point in spending like $400-$500 to get DDR 1600 when I already have 20GB and only had to spend $100 to get the exact same stick (x3) to upgrade to 32. Short on cash as well, definitely going to upgrade to 1866 in the future once i save up enough

slims875 1 point 23 months ago

Not to belabor the point, but you could get 16GB of DDR3 1866 for $80.00. (32GB of 1866 around $190.00) I do a lot of graphics work and performance is so much better with Photoshop or GIMP with 1866 sticks and I only have 8GB.

Darum 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

High end mobo ans CPU that support quad channel memory : only one DIMM of RAM, i dont get it.

pdastoor submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I have 32 gb of ram, 8 sticks that are 4gb each. I don't know why over here it lists at me have only 1 dimm

paintboy131 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Should've put that in the description

dabasepc 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

nice build optimized for your needs

surprise_me 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Do you have any issues with the side panel fan and the 212 EVO? I noticed you used a 120mm, I have a 140mm there and was considering getting the 212 but if it won't fit I'll have to rethink it.

pdastoor submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

None, both work and fit in there fine. No problems at all, really happy with it.

surprise_me 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Excellent, thanks!

Memo1010 1 point 26 months ago

Man i wish i had your CPU

pdastoor submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Just save your money and wait till there is deal. I got it cheaper during boxing week

Memo1010 1 point 26 months ago

i have VERY low income...i would have to save for a very long time...

Zahyaan 1 point 9 months ago

lol ur processor costs more than my whole build!

Zahyaan 1 point 3 months ago

Can it run Crisis 3 at 4K