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Formula Classy
by knowing27
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Description

This is my first computer build. I designed it to be clean and destroy BF3 and BF4. I was able to overclock the GTX 780 Hydro coppers to 1241 Mhz. I did delid the i7 4770k I did get lower temps and more even temps across all cores I have a few more pic coming soon

Revision: Flipped back rad fan to pull Add bottom exhaust fan New temp cpu 30 low 45 load. Gpu almost always 43

Revision: Add GTX 780 classified hydro copper Add 2 120 rads and SP120 fans cleaned-up watercooling route Mod evga sli bridge "red" paint xspc raystorm

Note: 3D Mark 11 Extreme "hall of fame rank 38" 10181 Score 1371mhz I more more power I did crash at 1410 mhz

Part List
Details
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load50.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Extreme Preset ScoreX10181
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remi1133 22 points 10 months ago

Awesome build!! +1 What fps are you getting in bf3? Have you played any other games with it? What fps on those?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 9 points 10 months ago

At the moment i have it capped at 125 fps If i let it go it will hit 130-180 fps in metro 64 man server I played crisis 2 but didn't check the fps It pretty much just BF3 for me

 
 
TheRealCheekyGit 11 points 10 months ago

If Frosty the Snowman had a PC, this would be it.

Awesome, awesome job!! +1

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 10 months ago

lol I like that

 
 
fnapoli [1 Build] 5 points 10 months ago

This is insane...and it's your first build? Whoa!

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 10 months ago

I spent a few months of research and I have a some design ability

 
 
xCloudyHorizon 2 points 10 months ago

Beautiful build. I've been waiting for someone to put a formula into a R4 for a while now. Just curious but, much space would you say there was between the motherboard and the top of the case?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Me too. I measured from the bottom of the fan to the top of the motherboard is " 5/8 " I considered a top Rad and still might At the moment I thinking of adding a 120 rad at the bottom

 
 
l13199l [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

this looks so beautiful

 
 
th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Nice looking, clean build! However it seems like you had some problems with the length of your tubing? Why didn't you cut it, it appears in some places that it's way too long. Solid build though overall!

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I agree I need the rad tube and res tube to be long from drain, fill and air filter cleaning

Also I cut them longer to make sure I have a enough

 
 
th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Alright, fair enough. Although in the future you can use the flllport on the reservoir, and just connect a tube to that when you need to, it's easier than unscrewing the compression fittings and taking out the barb, and probably less messy.

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I planned ahead before I assemble everything I drilled a fill and drain hole. When I revise the cooling system I will finish the fill/drain and shorten the tubing the revision is adding a 120 rad and fan at the bottom

 
 
th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Okay, sounds good! Have fun!

 
 
Killeneminem [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

This is beautiful :') I'm tearing up at the pure perfection.

 
 
Bartmanicus [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

You have to get some mayhems pastel white into that loop, otherwise amazing build! +1

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I considered it but the clean up worries me

 
 
Bartmanicus [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I've read some log and it seems to be a POTA

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Maybe I will some day. I originally I wanted a white and blue build but there are to many red lights. I think just white tubing would be the best

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

damn

 
 
TrekonBT 1 point 10 months ago

what did you use to white your armor?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

I primed it with a primer that works with plastic and painted it with a satin finish 2 coats

 
 
Daxtinator15 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Simply beautiful.

 
 
794 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Looks ******* fantastic. Look forward to seeing more pics. Get one of your overall setup with the monitors, too!

 
 
JoeOC [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Are you using distilled water?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

yes with a silver sliver

 
 
TerraPosse [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

If Whitewalkers were to venture into IT...this would be the outcome, a slick white beast of a machine!

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

lol thanks

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

This is beautiful +1

 
 
Nicholas13 1 point 10 months ago

AWESOME BUILD! but i wold have went with the corsair vengeance k95 instead of the k 60 for the keyboard

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I know I regret not getting the K95

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Looks fantastic! As said, if you shortened some of your tubes, it'd look even better!

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I agree I need the rad tube and res tube to be long from drain, fill and air filter cleaning

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Otherwise, all-around super attractive build, I'm pretty jealous.

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fnapoli [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

So what kind of airflow would this be? Am I understanding this corectly -- hot air is being pushed out both the back and through the rad out the front?

Are there fans mounted to the top that i can't see? If so, they'd be pushing cold air into the case, right?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I made so revision since the picture. 2x 140 in top of the case "intake" 1x 140 back "exhaust" 1x 140 bottom "exhaust" 2x 120 front Rad pull air in 2x 120 rear Rad pull air away from rad I open to ideas

 
 
DjArtifact 1 point 10 months ago

Damn that's a lot of components for a single 240 rad. Nice build though, nice choice of thermal paste and nice SLI bridge.

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I know, something I was really considered about. But with a few changes it seem to be great. Idle 31-35c cpu load 45-50c w/4.2 cpu gpu 43c

I think delid helped alot

 
 
DjArtifact 1 point 10 months ago

It being an intake probably helps a lot too. Getting that cold air from the outside instead of the warm air in the case. What RPM are you running the fans at?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

The top fans 1050 RPM back and bottom 600-500 RPM

 
 
Artimaeus 1 point 6 months ago

I've heard that thermal paste has a tendency to dry up. Have you experienced that?

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 10 months ago

drool.......Great build.

Can you add monitor pics?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

I uploaded a monitor setting pic Thanks

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 10 months ago

thanks. I'm sure others agree, we love your build and would love to see how everything looks. For many, including me...you have a dream setup.

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

is there any room for HDDs since you are using the space for a radiator?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I dont believe so. I have alot of external hard drives so it really wasnt a concern there is no room in the back if your curious

 
 
Mattyice47 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

will it run minesweeper?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

LOL I hope so

 
 
Mattyice47 [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

You sure..... You need at least four titans all watercooled in quad sli just to run it on low settings. But seriously what games have you tested on it.

 
 
ThonyGenzo 1 point 10 months ago

Just to give you a tip. The formula's Cross Chill is aluminum block.

Alot of people complain because of that stuff.

Just came here to give you a tip :)

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I know but its coated with something it not bear aluminum. I considered that when I bought it Thanks

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nathancl_1st [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

the build is great, but the highlight is the sli bridge to me... outstanding

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

This is your first build O_O Mine looks pathetic compared to this. Then again, I didn't have $4600! Amazing, love the color scheme, +1.

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 10 months ago

What are your speakers?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

They are logitech x-530 refurbished for $45 I think they work pretty good would nice if some cables were longer

 
 
Goku671 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

i would get some white tubing and keep it short, looks amazing.

 
 
fizzwizz15 1 point 10 months ago

Hot damn! :O Amazing!

 
 
NG_Fright 1 point 10 months ago

Gorgeous... I would have prefered some 45 and 90 degree fittings here and there... but still awesome.

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Yea, I am revising the water loop this weekend with more rads and 90 degree fitting Also classified gtx 780 hydro copper X 2

 
 
blaziecat1103 1 point 10 months ago

Wow! Putting a honking black/red Maximus 6 Formula into a classy white system with black accents seems to be quite a feat! Also, do you have an anti-corrosive in your loop? Apparently, the VRM cooler has aluminum internals.

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I going to add some anti-corrosive. I am revising the water loop with more rads and 90 degree fitting. also the VRM is painted inside

 
 
KingOFCRuel_ 1 point 10 months ago

How are the fans? Air Series AF140? i heard they are quite loud

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

the AF140 are quite the SP120 fans in push/pull are a little loud but it doesn't matter me

 
 
Pvt_Nutzack 1 point 10 months ago

Your CPU cooler is upside down...

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

lol yea

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aragorn98 1 point 10 months ago

This is my favorite build on PC Part Picker! I love it, the only thing I would improve is some sleeved cables. But I can't think of anything else

 
 
barackobeeezy 1 point 9 months ago

this is so badass

 
 
22jk [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Man dude that is an awesome build for your first time! I can tell you put alot of money and Hard Work into this. Nice Job and congratulations i wouldn't have done anything differently.

 
 
ArrKayCee [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

WOW...Can I sell you my soul for this?

 
 
RedShnow 1 point 8 months ago

This is actually the perfect computer Nice job man you have a winner with you now

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks

 
 
NikitaFun 1 point 8 months ago

You are my hero! How much did the 2400 CAS11 RAM help you?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks

I dont really notice anything with the adata ram but is has more copper in it. thats what attracted me to it

 
 
Undead_Warrior12 1 point 8 months ago

Jesus Christ I would pay for that but I have a question is this a good build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29eQf

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

yes i think you have a nice build there. only thing i would change "possibly" is the maximus extreme 6 is a little overkill and costs more than you get. But not knowing your goals i could be wrong. I think the true valve of the extreme is more then 3 GPU's and heavily tweaking your overclock

Also is really like Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) i want to do a watercooled HAF XB

Have fun with your build

 
 
heaven 1 point 8 months ago

How did you go about painting the armour on the Formula? it looks beaut

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

there's a few screws that holds it on. really easy

 
 
heaven 1 point 7 months ago

I'm aware of that :3 I was referring to what you used to actually colour it, it looks really good

 
 
twaelbroeck 1 point 7 months ago

Do you even have any cords in there?? Wow. Very nice work.

 
 
Nosmas 1 point 7 months ago

This is an ahhh-mazing build! I gasped when I saw this. I want to replicate this build. Its absolutely amazing and wonderfully gorgeous. I know I'm a bit late in posting this comment and I hope you get it!

 
 
changerrs 1 point 7 months ago

where is your ssd? did you mount it to the back of the mobo tray?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Yea it's mounted in the back

 
 
Artimaeus 1 point 6 months ago

Hey! I'm planning out my first PC, and I'd like to do a custom water loop like yours. I'd really like some pointers/advice from you. If it's possible and you'd be okay with it, I'd like to talk to you in Skype or similar.

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Yea I'll help, I changing internet provider so my internet is down Make a list of parts you have ie case. And what part you want to cool

I do think the thermal drys up over time but if the temp are okay it doesn't matter

 
 
Artimaeus 1 point 2 months ago

This is what I'm thinking about going with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GOLm I'd like to cool everything ideally. I'm flexible as far as contacting.

 
 
thunderdan602 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Beautiful rig. Question regarding that mobile and case. We're you able to mount the mobo in the case with that mobo backplate being attached?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Yes the mono fits fine

 
 
ollieoxenfree [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

nice build but the paint chip or black spot on cpu block screw draws my attention like road kill and fat asses

 
 
dan1229 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Hey I was gonna get this ram and cpu and I was wondering how it runs because I heard you can't run ram over 1.65v with i7s

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

It works fine, but overclocking the CPU with the XMP profile seem to not stable 4.6 and higher

 
 
Jozmtr 1 point 5 months ago

Poetry.

 
 
Pbandjelly4 1 point 4 months ago

reaches through computer and grabs parts i wount thaut (ik its not typos) +1

 
 
Ludamister 1 point 4 months ago

Question: It's hard for me to see exactly what all you have for your radiators but how many and what size do you have? I have an Azza Hurrican 2000 and I'm thinking of adding a 360mm radiator on the top inside with noctua fans on pull. However, I'd still need to add more since I'll also have two 780's classies on with the hydro copper blocks. How much more cooling do you think I'll need? I know I can stick a 140/120mm on the back exhaust. I think I can also put another one on the very bottom as well.

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I have 120mm slim in the rear 120mm 45mm thick bottom 240mm 45mm thick front

I dont know Azza hurrican 2000, but I looked it up it should do 360 rad. Do what need more, No you need 1 120mm per device cooled so if you have 2gpu and 1 cpu then 360 is good, I am cooling 4 devices so i have 480 worth of cooling, Also I found delid and lapping the cpu to be very helping for cooling also use coolabatory ultra thermal paste I also changed all my fan to noctua and change my pump to D5 vario I also lapping the cpu waterblock very helpful

 
 
idontknowwhatimdoing@liam 1 point 3 months ago

dat windows 8 doh Y??!! my eyes bleed for this build but, the windows 8 ruins it.

 
 
cooperred [2 Builds] 1 point 3 months ago

What's your bottom radiator mounted to? The fan doesn't seem to line up with the fan mount

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

I drilled new holes where the 140 mount is. it works good and allows me to change wires at the PSU easily

 
 
ahsbringer0 1 point 3 months ago

for your first build, dam, wish i had that lol, so far only have a 600 dollar pc, going to upgrade reallly soon and going to get the 770, and also the intel core i5 4770k, along with 2 sticks of 4gb g.skill ripjaws, and 1 more terabyte of WD black. so a huge upgrade for me in about 1 1/2 weeks, but ANYWAYS, awesome build, hope it stays nice and good for years to come:P

 
 
dcmabry 1 point 2 months ago

even though this was built 8 months ago, I feel sorry you had to pay 800 dollars for a GTX 780 LOL

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

So did I that why I have 2 Kingpin on deck

 
 
WindeezKC 1 point 1 month ago

How did you get the MOBO in White?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I took off the armor and painted it

 
 
WindeezKC 1 point 1 month ago

ok what did you use spray paint or ...?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

yes a spray paint that bonds to plastic

 
 
WindeezKC 1 point 1 month ago

Ok thank you. iI love the board but not the colors. thx man

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks, I personally don't like white and especially red, but the color scheme make sense

 
 
Pr0gR0ck 1 point 1 month ago

Would an h105 fit on the top of the case with the formula? Also, did you paint the mobo white? Amazing build btw...

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

yes the h105 will fit and yes I painted the mobo

 
 
700mAdOg700 1 point 28 days ago

I think I jizzed my pants....

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 0 points 10 months ago

You are a true enthusiast. May i ask, why hydro copper?

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I was really concern with be disappointed with Gtx 770 sli then I want Gtx 780s sli. thenn I wanted watercooled 780 and hydro copper are the same price as buying 780s,waterblock and backplate and no guarantee of a successful install. I was chick

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 0 points 10 months ago

links for your other custom parts?

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

https://www.google.com/ He has them listed.

 
 
theonelonewolf [1 Build] 0 points 10 months ago

Yes, thank you... extremely helpful. -_-

I was actually curious where you got them from but that's okay.

 
 
Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Check http://www.frozencpu.com. The cards he listed are there as are most of the other components I checked.

 
 
knowing27 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I only painted available parts I made a fan shroud to mount with the fractal design fan shroud