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Asus / Corsair Red Black Build

by ventjh

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74 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.01Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

OC about my parts. I know I could have saved a few dollars here and there but in the end I love the out come. More pics to come!

UPDATE - Got rid of my 760 GTX and changed it for a 780 GTX

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Zeus 1 Build 5 points 17 months ago

Sexy, Well balanced. Nice build!

Also, are there any plans to add another 760?

763nadom 1 Build 6 points 17 months ago

760w psu is a lot of power for just a single 760.

Zeus 1 Build 5 points 17 months ago

Yeah haha, thats why I asked

ventjh submitter 1 Build 3 points 17 months ago

I was thinking about it, till I did some research and found out that the cards are very close together when you sli. I should have gotten the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977 which has the sli slots spread out more. But for now I am sticking to single card. Might sell the 760 and get a 780 or a r9 290x when they come with better coolers. Only way I can really Sli properly is if I water cool. It can be done in this case but its a challenge and lots of money.

Zeus 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Yeah micro atx boards can be an issue for sli configs, and if you want to keep that wireless adapter it looks like sli wont be an option. Like you said, your best option would be to buy the best single card you can get.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

yea I love the wireless adapter but I can use it for another computer in the future. I will just have to run a wire to my office. But I am always scared of Sli... Maybe my next build will have a corsair 520 air I think it was. With a Maximus Hero or something along those lines.

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

Very nice, love everything about it. Never hurts to pay a bit more for looks. I assume 760 SLI is coming? That's what I planned on doing but I thought about selling my 760 for a 780 since they're within a attractive price now.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Lol thats what I might do. Its between the r9 290x and the 780

xIMcCloud29Ix 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

The only problem I'm most likely going to have is actually selling it. I don't know anyone who even games on PC let alone if they are willing to spend $200 for a video card.

Anyways I won't try to persuade you for one or the other. There are so many arguments between the best price-performance ratio that we forget that both will do very well regardless. Just preference and what entices you to buy.

Deathwyhsh 3 points 17 months ago

Extremely sexy build, dat cable management man. +1.

Starlana 2 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

Just gorgeous. +1

ts2210 2 points 17 months ago

Loved the red black combination

etcarter151 2 points 17 months ago

this is the exact same build i want to do! except i will go for a 780 when the prices drop.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 3 points 17 months ago

Thats the plan for me 2!

ljigga 2 points 17 months ago

Didn't the prices already drop? Are they suppose to drop more??

etcarter151 2 points 17 months ago

I think they are dropping another $100 when the 780ti comes out

Hailex 2 points 17 months ago

Why would they drop it another 100? It's already as cheap as AMD now, why wouldn't they just make bank off of that?

etcarter151 2 points 17 months ago

Yeah It would make more sense to make bank! From what I've heard they will (which will be kickass if im going to upgrade!)

Hailex 1 point 17 months ago

If they drop the price of the 780 to 400 from 500 now... It would not only shatter amd, but everyone could utterly destroy games at such a low price... It would be so good for the consumer and the gpu market. But I HIGHLY doubt they will drop it another 100, because that's just silly haha

ljigga 1 point 17 months ago

Please make this happen

JKRM 2 points 17 months ago

That's a very nice build! +1

ljigga 2 points 17 months ago

Moarrr pics

ventjh submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Its coming! Had problems getting them off my phone! PROMISE!

ljigga 2 points 17 months ago

Awesome, how do you find the performance of that network adapter?

ventjh submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

amazing! its got a great range and very good speed

Hailex 2 points 17 months ago

Epic build, almost exactly what I've been planning on building. Love the cable management, very very tidy. More pictures please!

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Very nice, color scheme is awesome.

I love me some black and red!

+1

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Does the front of the 350D only allow 1 fan for intake/exhaust?

spencerharden 1 point 17 months ago

no i have the same case u can have two 120mm fans in the front or three 80mm

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

alright thanks!

spencerharden 1 point 17 months ago

and a filter there too' it is very nice case for the price and very classy

Ninjadudewhat 1 point 7 months ago

you can fit two either 120mm or 140mm fans in the front, u can also have (i think) the same in the top, along with 1 120 or 140mm in the back. i think that's it

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks i was able to figure it out in 10 months!

TNTrocks123 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

How you cable management??? I'm having trouble getting my motherboard power plug to fit in the back of my corsair 300r

spencerharden 1 point 17 months ago

the 350d has ample room for cable management

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I will post pics of the back here shortly. You just have to bend and pull. I am planning on getting the aftermarket cables which are red and black but they are about $130 a pack....

TNTrocks123 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

lol $130 for colored cables

renesillo2 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Love this build! Planning on using the 350R, Asus Gene and R9 280x myself later this year.

how has the 4-way optimization worked out?

ventjh submitter 1 Build 3 points 17 months ago

4-way optimization?

renesillo2 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

The Asus Board, especially the GENE, has an auto optimization tool that, among other things, overclocks the system.

The manual should point it out.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

wow I am def going to check that out.

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I guess it includes the wireless adapter but this seems a bit expensive for a 4670k/760 build, considering that i'm (soon to be) getting a build with a 4930k/r9280x toxic for only about $325 more. I guess all the fans could add to the price as well.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Yes it was overpriced. But like I mentioned, its because I used all Asus and Corsair parts. I could have easily saved $400.

ArrKayCee 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Good point, beautiful build, 1+ form me.

Swish2000 1 point 17 months ago

Gotta say this build is beautiful!

I'm assuming the front 2 fans are intakes, and the rest exhaust? That's generally how it goes but I've seen different :)

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

yup sure is! The case looks pretty cool closed up. I will put a pic up of that soon.

mu57afa 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

nice build! almost like mine ;) but one thing i've been having problems with is my rear exhaust fan! its screwed on but its very loose because the screws(have tried both the ones that came in the box and the original case ones; i have a 350d) what screws did you use? for the front fans i used these long screws which i think came with the h100i, so the front two and the top two fans were done with these; just having trouble having this exhaust fan fitted on properly, really really irks me. wish you can help me (:(:(:(:(:

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I used the ones that came with the fans!

mu57afa 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

bah it just wont go in! the rubber grommits in the fans just cause it to not be flush if you get what i mean?

robopizza45 1 point 17 months ago

Did you use the wifi expand ability that comes with the MOBO? If so What wifi pieces.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

nah I didnt want to pay extra. Plus I needed a pretty good wifi card since my router is way on the other side of the house. How much does that even cost for the gene. Wish it came with it.

robopizza45 1 point 17 months ago

The gene comes with a mini pcie combo card that has space for a wifi module and a ntff ssd. You should be able to install any mini wifi cards in this module.

robopizza45 1 point 17 months ago

The gene comes with a mini pcie combo card that has space for a wifi module and a ntff ssd. You should be able to install any mini wifi cards in this module.

mizamori 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Why not route the PCI-E 8 pin connector through the same hole as the sata cables? That is the only thing I would change.

plgdg 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Gorgeous build. Somewhat similar to my own: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Fvk

plgdg 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

What's with the NAS drive?

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Beautiful build! +1

Hey, I want to get that wireless card, but it'll greatly contrast with my black/blue build theme. Is there any way that I could repaint the exterior of the card's heatsink, or could I just take the heatsink off?

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

you can probably repaint it if you take it apart. Its a very good wireless card.

infinitemerald 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Cool. By the looks of it, it'll definitely help my position in whichever house I'll be in.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

yea its very good. Strong signal

Simon_Science 1 point 14 months ago

How is the wireless connection? I have to have wireless and am about to use the same as you.

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Very good actually. I would say my router is about about 700 feet away from my computer and it gets perfect connection.

sparky03 1 point 14 months ago

Very gorgeous build!

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks!

jacked87 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

This is fantastic! Is the network adapter good value? Which router did you go for?

ventjh submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

This network adapted is the most amazing I have ever purchased. It gets great range and awesome speed. High recommended.

kozarman 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build bro! Very jealous! Asus and Corsair are two of my fav brands. Looks like you put a decent amount of work into this build, good job.

TaylrTownsnd 1 point 13 months ago

splooge

Moiz36 1 point 12 months ago

This is truly where Corsair's products potential is well embraced. Amazing build!

kindasortaasian 1 point 10 months ago

Probably one of the cleanest, most proper builds I've seen :D

navyseal470@gmail.com 1 point 10 months ago

nice build, very cheap

CiaranFHogg 1 point 6 months ago

good build but try too spend more on ur gpu and cpu

Reflects 1 Build 0 points 16 months ago

Only downside - Windows 8.1 -sigh-