Description

Here is my new refurbished gaming rig which hosts old but yet quite powerfull components mixed with an Asus 1080ti Strix

This build was intended to finaly release the horse powers of my 3770k which hasn't been overclocked since just a few days ago.

CPU:

As you can see for now I just went with a very mild overclock 4.0@1.05Vcore just because of the fact that it runs my actual game - the hardware killer - GR Wildlands with no issues. The load temperature while gaming is sitting at 50~55c. Stressing the CPU with prime95 hovers at ~60c so I have plenty room for more overclock in the future :)

CPU deliding:

When I first put all my parts together I encountered bad temperatures during load so I decided to delid my CPU with a razorblade. The beginning was realy hard but once one corner was lose the rest was easy going. I decided to go with Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra under my IHS. Be aware that I cleaned my CPU PCB and IHS from the glue to achieve as best as possible heat transfers from die to IHS. Initially I run my CPU with 4.4@1.175Vcore and I had temperatures of 85c during prime95 load. After the delid it stayed at 70c. That's a nice gain of -15c But I wanted also to lower the noise of the CPU cooler and just gave it the actual overclock of 4.0@1.05Vcore which goes up to 60c during prime95 load and I'm happy with it as it runs my games pretty well and doesn't even go to 100% load while my GPU is at above 90% load.

CPU cooling :

After lots of research I decided to go with the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B It is a pretty good cooler in my opinion and almost silent. But I decided to change the fan with a Deepcool GS120 20mm fan which just perfectly fits and closes the case touching directly to the side panel which I think better sucks the child air into the CPU and mainboard. It's slightly louder than the scythe fan but it provides more fresh air and helped to achieve above mentioned load temperatures.

I will update this Build with photos and an extended build description within a few days. If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will answer them asap ;)

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you delid your CPU with a razer and the tools pictured? If so you sir have balls of steel!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes sir I have :D The beginning was kind of hard but once one corner was lose the rest was easy going ;) Will add the temperatures differences in my description soon, but I gained about 10-15c I had to do it because of the bad airflow of the case but now it's OK :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

you are crazy my friend. First time i've ever seen it done outside of the tool. Great temp decrease. I thought about delidding but for my needs my 4790k doing turbo up to 4.5 is good. I saw big temp increases when trying to OC. see no need to delid since onces GPU prices go down i'm building again with the 8700k and 1080ti unless new architecture is out by then.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Might be a little crazy with optimize and carefulness mixed ;) I watched several videos on doing it and took my self a little time to do it :) Honestly I saw no needs yet to upgrade my old 3rd Gen CPU, any game you could recommend I could realy stress my CPU a little? Btw what temperatures do you have under load?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

My load temps are around 50 deg cel under load. Depends on if my heats on. In my gaming room my desk is sadly almost right under a vent so my ambient temp changes a lot if the heat is on which with summer coming now it'll be AC which will help a lot. GTA V is pretty CPU intensive. My GPU has been heating up lately i've seen up to 74 deg cel while gaming. Otherwise you could try some of the assasins creed games i know they are pretty intensive

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn I have neither of them on PC, might do a little searching myself for other games to stress my CPU and test if it bottlenecks my GPU. But as I already mentioned in my build Wildlands is also a demanding game and it looks like my CPU isn't bottlenecking. My GPU temps also went up to 80c and throttled it a little so I installed 2 additional fans above the GPU and now the stay at max 65c while gaming having a little speed left on the fans to push them even further. I didn't mod my case yet as I didn't want to cut it for now and see if it helps but I might consider it once there won't be enough airflow. Will also post some photos of them when I'm at home again.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

can you remove the 2 2.5 inch hard drive holders next the disc drive slot?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can remove them and bend the holders down to achieve a plane surface

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

noted you changed the fan on the cpu cooler. im planing a similar build but with a 140w tdp i have seen smaller cpu cooler on the same tdp so i know its possible but im thinking of going with the big shrunken because of larger fan size = more air flow. how does your system cope?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have fans under the gpu? how much clearance is there between the fans and your gpu if so