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Asus / Corsair Red Black Build
by ventjh
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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

Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle23.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load45.0° C
Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.01Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle25.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load65.0° C
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Zeus [1 Build] 5 points 11 months ago

Sexy, Well balanced. Nice build!

Also, are there any plans to add another 760?

 
 
763nadom [1 Build] 6 points 11 months ago

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

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 5 points 11 months ago

Yeah haha, thats why I asked

 
 
ventjh [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 11 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 11 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 11 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.

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

probably would be better to use an atx board and open air case if you have plans for sli

 
 
xIMcCloud29Ix [3 Builds] 3 points 11 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 11 months ago

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

 
 
xIMcCloud29Ix [3 Builds] 1 point 11 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 11 months ago

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

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

Just gorgeous. +1

 
 
ts2210 2 points 11 months ago

Loved the red black combination

 
 
etcarter151 2 points 11 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 11 months ago

Thats the plan for me 2!

 
 
ljigga 2 points 11 months ago

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

 
 
etcarter151 2 points 11 months ago

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

 
 
Hailex 2 points 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago

Please make this happen

 
 
JKRM 2 points 11 months ago

That's a very nice build! +1

 
 
ljigga 2 points 11 months ago

Moarrr pics

 
 
ventjh [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

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

 
 
ljigga 2 points 11 months ago

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

 
 
ventjh [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

amazing! its got a great range and very good speed

 
 
Hailex 2 points 11 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 11 months ago

Very nice, color scheme is awesome.

I love me some black and red!

+1

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

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

 
 
spencerharden 1 point 11 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 11 months ago

alright thanks!

 
 
spencerharden 1 point 11 months ago

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

 
 
Ninjadudewhat 1 point 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

 
 
TNTrocks123 [1 Build] 1 point 11 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 11 months ago

the 350d has ample room for cable management

 
 
ventjh [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 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 11 months ago

lol $130 for colored cables

 
 
renesillo2 [1 Build] 1 point 11 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 11 months ago

4-way optimization?

 
 
renesillo2 [1 Build] 1 point 11 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 11 months ago

wow I am def going to check that out.

 
 
ArrKayCee [1 Build] 1 point 11 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 11 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 [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Good point, beautiful build, 1+ form me.

 
 
Swish2000 1 point 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago

I used the ones that came with the fans!

 
 
mu57afa [1 Build] 1 point 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

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

 
 
plgdg [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

What's with the NAS drive?

 
 
infinitemerald [1 Build] 1 point 9 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 8 months ago

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

 
 
infinitemerald [1 Build] 1 point 8 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 8 months ago

yea its very good. Strong signal

 
 
Simon_Science 1 point 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

Very gorgeous build!

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

Thanks!

 
 
jacked87 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

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

 
 
ventjh [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 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 7 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 7 months ago

splooge

 
 
Moiz36 1 point 6 months ago

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

 
 
kindasortaasian 1 point 4 months ago

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

 
 
navyseal470@gmail.com 1 point 4 months ago

nice build, very cheap

 
 
CiaranFHogg 1 point 9 days ago

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

 
 
Reflects 0 points 10 months ago

Only downside - Windows 8.1 -sigh-