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Processor is exceptional. The Asus Hero VII also makes it insanely easy to overclock the 4790k. The Corsair 80i cooler barely fit, and I had to bend the case a little bit, (it was quite frustrating).

Case is pretty small for the build, not a lot of room after adding the water cooler.

Also, I'd HIGHLY recommend going for a modular power supply if you use a mid tower like this one. SO much more room if i didn't have to jam excess cables in the empty disk drive slots.

Processor is OC'ed to 4.7 GHz. While I could get stability at 4.8 Ghz, my temps were a little high for my liking so I have it scaled down to 4.7 @ 1.323V.

I did not have much luck getting my GTX760 much higher than 50MHz OC'ed. Seemed to have issues when playing a few games that were highly taxing.

EDIT: Upgrades memory to 16 GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro, as well as reduced clock speed to 4.6GHz @ 1.300v. Dark Souls 3, running torrents, and a plex server all at once was draining my physical memory. Clock speed also got reduces to when during new memory system stress test. Decided that I wanted to stay under 85°C max to help with longevity.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 5 points

You need a new case, that cable management makes me want to die.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, I completely agree, but a modular PSU would solve it as well.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there no way to route the cables behind the motherboard? doing that for the cables that are connected could increase the airflow a lot more and give you better cooling performance.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of the clutter are unused cables, Looking at it, I don't think any of the cables could be hid behind the Mobo except the cable that hides behind the water cooling radiator.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Why can't you route the motherboard power cable and CPU power cable behind the motherboard? Does the case not leave enough room?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I use a modular power supply but you can definitely improve the cable management. Here is my cable management in the same case https://imgur.com/zDsvlDe

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its gaming time! Cool Runnings!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome overclock +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

A case recommendation for when you get the money, the AZZA Sirius, for 40 some odd dollars, to help rid of that clutter of wires. Great management and looks cool. TT cases arent the best unfortunately

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

If this build is for gaming, then I would have suggested the i5 4690K instead, so you have more money to get a better Video Card, the 970 for example.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

760 does just fine. Ultra high or High settings on all my games so far. Ill just SLI another 760 for more power if and when I start seeing the 760 limit my graphics performance.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't bottle neck with an i5 4690K and a 760...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

My mistake I think i misread something here

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

that cable management tho

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man, do you really have a downward facing PSU fan sitting on the carpet?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure does. That's a no-no.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you know there isn't a hole in my carpet?! But yes, I didn't even notice. Sloppy....

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yea, saw that and was like oh gosh...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool Runnings...No problem Mon +1

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