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Tonshi - Silent Gaming Beast
by Orvarius
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Description

This is a build i did for a friend, his main requests were for near silent operation, awesome performance and a large monitor, i think i managed to deliver this quite well. All of the parts used were pretty awesome, the only 'bad' point was that the flat cable design on the PSU made it quite annoying to cable manage properly. We could have easily gone higher with the overclock but that wasn't as important for my friend so we kept it at a modest 4.0GHz

Part List
Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate830MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.25Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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duramax08 [1 Build] 22 points 10 months ago

I think you need a wider monitor.

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 11 points 10 months ago

Perhaps i should go triple monitor ;)

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

Beautiful. I love that the label on the PSU matches the mobo. :p

+1 from me.

 
 
purplepenguin 0 points 10 months ago

Good build, although you probably could have put in just a little bit of money to get the 7970 and 16 gigs of ram, but other than that, looks great, will perform great, PLUS has windows 8. If you were going to use win8, also why not get a touchscreen monitor. It may be smaller, but 29" is just a bit overkill. But thats just IMHO. Nothing wrong with the build, those are just some alternate routes.

 
 
Tonshi 5 points 10 months ago

I gave a budget of £1500, unfortunatly it wasn't possible to exceed this by too much. 29" is just for aesthetics in all honesty. I like to have the ultimate wow factor and Orvarius seems to have done a fantastic job!

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Why thank you :)

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

The original budget was meant to be around 1.5k, it ended up nearer the 1.6k mark so i don't think he really wanted to spend anymnore money on it. But i would definitely agree with a bit more money to play with to move up to the 7970/16gb of RAM.

 
 
xx116xx [3 Builds] 3 points 10 months ago

That monitor just looks awkward... but it's a nice computer. +1

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

The build looks great! I definitely think you could've squeezed a 7970 in there however it's not a big deal.

How you do like that monitor? I considered it once or twice but decided in a different direction as I didn't like how thin/long it was and it didn't rotate :( haha

All in all +1 from me!

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I've only seen the monitor once in use, and it was very good. My friend who owns it loves it, it looks great, colours are vibrant on the IPS panel and the shape of it makes gaming feel very cinematic, and gives you plenty of desktop real-estate for multitasking.

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Ya I never doubted the quality of the monitor was just a never a fan of the shape haha

I ended up going with a 2560 x 1440 monitor

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I must admit, it takes a bit of getting used to, i think if i was buying for myself i would have gone with 2560x1440, you don't realise how wide that monitor is until it's in front of you :P

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Ya haha I know that feeling I originally had 3 monitors and couldn't get used to it as they were too wide and the viewing area was just stretching my peripherals

I will eventually get 3 2560x1440p monitors but will turn them in portrait style so it won't be as hard to view everything... that's awhile away though haha

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I think is more than enough to play anything. 8 Mb of RAM can handle a lot. Congrats for a great and pretty build.

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 3 points 10 months ago

*8GB

Hah, could you imagine 8MB?

 
 
tsunamitomi [2 Builds] 4 points 10 months ago

I remember upgrading my 386 from 4MB to 8MB it was glorious, I could finally play Doom II fullscreen!

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I'm a "young 'un" as they say, I was probably in diapers at the time. I haven't had the chance to play doom, only Half-Life... is it worth playing?

 
 
grove4life [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

One of the best FPSs ever made. Back when they were fun and not order-following simulators.

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I've been playing a ton of CS:GO competitive recently, that's probably the most fun in an FPS I've ever had.

 
 
grove4life [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Agreed. CS is awesome. But if you ever get the chance, check out stuff like Duke Nukem 3D, the original Shadow Warrior, System Shock 2, or the older Serious Sam games. Those are some of the best FPSs out there.

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Sorry! was thinking about many things at the same time hehehehe. Right, 8 GB. My first computer was 16 MB RAM though.... legacy of my older brother hehe. Too many years ago.

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JakeyU72 [3 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

If you have problems with that keyboard, just update the firmware. I have it and it kept disconnecting, just a tip :D

 
 
aludka 1 point 10 months ago

Nice build. How does he like the BeQuite! cooler? I have a Dark Rocks Pro 2 and I love it.

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

The bequiet cooler is insane, barely makes a sound and performance is incredible

 
 
utkugul 1 point 10 months ago

Maybe in the future you can buy 2 more of those monitors and have a square setup. in that possibility you should buy a r9 290x since amd smashes multi screen setups. that would be really cool, in a portrait style. (All 3 monitors sideways beside each other would make it look like a huge square, AWSOME)

 
 
mancuss 1 point 10 months ago

Hi, How loud the Graphic card is?

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

This build isn't mine, did it for a friend, but when i put it together i could barely hear it, that might be down to the case though.

 
 
JaggerPT 1 point 8 months ago

It may sound a little bit dumb, but how did you connect your Headset and your speakers to your sound card at the same time? Did you use a splitter cable?

 
 
Orvarius [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

The headset used is a USB one so this wasn't an issue for me, but you can also plug your front panel audio connector into the sound card so you don't need a splitter.

 
 
minimalist 1 point 5 months ago

Do you have any more photos of this build, preferably the internals? Just curious what it looks like as I'm going to be building a very similar build.