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White black and red all over
by Pileofpixels1084
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Description

First build in like 15 years. Man how things have changed. This is primarily a gaming/htpc.

CPU: Went with and i5 simply because it was affordable and gave me a great bank for the buck. and in all honesty most of this build is based off of toms hardware monthly buyers guide and some good old wait and see for good deals. Great chip though although I don't think I got a top clocker right now 4.2 is taking 1.65v going to push for 4.5 soon though.

Cooler: Choose the 105 because I had the space and I didn't care for what I was hearing about corsair link. I dunno one less thing to go wrong with this pump. Plus some more surface area can't hurt. Seems to be working pretty good so far. Toying with the idea of doing a water cooled cpu/gpu look down the line not sure yet.

mobo: Love this thing. Easy to use...Easy to update. It's everything I wanted and a price that wasn't killing my budget. Look at the ROG and Sniper and just didn't see anything that this board didn't have that I needed.

ram: It's ram...it works. Saved some money here may go to some higher end stuff down the line.

SSD: Its great. boot times are fantastic with 8.1. I'll probably throw another 240 or 300+ in there when I see a great deal and have some cash.

Video card: Was between this and two 770's but decided I would just go with one for now as I'm only pushing a one monitor 1080p set up. Want to go rifting when that all drops though. Plus when they come down( when ever that will be) I'll pick up a second and SLI.

PSU:It works and its alright. Again saving some money here. Someday if I have to I'll go to an 850 ax. This was the biggest pain of the build was trying to find a psu that fit and was affordable. Really would like to have full modular though. I'm sure I overlooked one that would be better any suggestions welcome.

Fan's I replaced like the whole freaking thing including rad fans. Glad I did but there is still some modding to be done to really cool this sucker down in my opinion.

Mouse: I wanted a good solid gaming mouse that wouldn't break the bank. Saw this while diggin through amazon and was surprised at all the positive feedback and features for such a cheap mouse. I am glad to say I am not disappointed...would I rather have a g700 or rat 9. Well yeah but I also had spent enough for now. This is a great alternative and is responsive, economic, and really customizable. I would not hesitate to buy from this company again. Considering getting one of their back lit keyboards right now as well.

Last but not least case. I really wanted something semi small and with a good look to sit along side my energy tower speakers. This fit the bill. Only thing I could ask for is some sort of mesh in the front to let some more air in this thing. It's not terrible but it could be a chiller if they did that. Maybe something like bittfenix is doing with the prodigy and phenom.

That's all for now. Some more stuff to do includes some more cable clean up with some single sleeving and also probably will get the windows. Wasn't gong to but now that I put this much work in I want to show it off. Plus hopefully working out the front air flow dilemma. I'll re post pics and and update when it all happens.

Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle27.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load61.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate954MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load76.0° C
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Xxmg98xX [1 Build] 3 points 6 months ago

I thought it was the prodigy at first. lol But nice Build +1

 
 
Wheelzz 1 point 6 months ago

I did as well

 
 
xx116xx [3 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

Really nice, never seen that case before. Looks like a pretty good build to me!

 
 
mejohnny [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

I like it! If you like the red, try the red leds from corsair af120 quiet edition. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Nsf

 
 
Pileofpixels1084 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

I actually already put gt ap-15's on the rad. Forgot to add that I'll put those on the list. Looked at the corsairs heard they were noisy.. Liked the look though.

 
 
FlyinRyan [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

White, black, and red(read) all over. What is newspaper?

 
 
Ope_Lee [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

It looks like you have your fans on the H105 in pull config, bringing in the hot air into your case instead of exhausting out on the top. Just letting you know :)

 
 
Pileofpixels1084 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Yeah I know and I'll change that but I am pulling really good temps right now with it that way. I'm planning on modifying the front panel and I'll switch them then. I know this is not the "right way" but I can't really argue with the temps right now.

 
 
Mic755 1 point 6 months ago

Is there space for SLI with that case/mobo? Was thinking of building a similar build and was wondering about how upgradeable it is...

 
 
Pileofpixels1084 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

For sure. It would be a tight fit and you may want to get the window version so you can add a fan mod to help with airflow. I will do that once the 780 drops in price later this year.

 
 
soy_milk 1 point 6 months ago

do you think that a slim odd will still fit in there with the cpu cooler and gpu? Great build BTW!

 
 
Pileofpixels1084 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Not sure actually. you might be able to just do vent's and cover with a mesh and have the gpu fans do the work. I haven't done it so I can't say for sure. From the look if it where I sit it would be tight but doable.

 
 
Radknight 1 point 5 months ago

Nice build. I like the red accents thoughout. I'm doing something similar but with the black Aerocool case. Have to say though the case is pretty huge for a microATX but it has nice airflow options and it looks like you're taking advantage of them. Well done.

 
 
Duke_countu 1 point 3 months ago

Does the mother board come with wireless, if so is it any good?

 
 
nkncloca13 1 point 3 months ago

Can u see a pic with the wondowed sode panel on

 
 
ABJ117 -2 points 6 months ago