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So I wanted to build a new computer for a while now with brand new parts rather than gradually upgrade from secondhand parts as I've always done in the last 7 years.

 

I started this build at the beginning of September, initially getting a Corsair H100i for cooler and an MSI 7970 OC for GPU.

 

The GPU artifacted so I returned it and got my money back. Decided to wait on new GPU release before committing.

 

The Corsair H100i wasn't fully compatible with my motherboard (itx gigabyte motherboard which turns out to be thinner than standard mobos?). After a long struggle with the retailer I got my money back, although the distributor itself (Altech), and the retailer's partner branch (where the retailer sourced the H100i) were fantastic at processing the warranty claim.

 

Got a H220 afterwards

 

After waiting for a while, got myself a r9 290x Gigabyte 1st day of release.

 

Died on me within 4 days.

 

I returned it and got a refund and got a HIS r9 290x.

 

My WC parts came in as well partly from EK webstore and partly from PCCG.

 

Here's my current build:

PC Components

Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Green with sidepanel Window)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI

CPU: Intel i7 4770k

Memory: 16GB (2x8G) Kingston 1600Mhz HyperX Blu

PSU: Thermaltake Tough Power Gold 850W

GPU: 1x HIS r9 290x

SSD: 1x Samsung SSD 840 250GB

HDD: 1x 2TB hdd

 

Cooling:

Basic Loop: H220

GPU Waterblock: EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal+Nickel

GPU Backplate: EK-FC R9-290X Backplate - Black

 

Compression fittings:

2x Bitspower G1/4 Silver Shining 3/8 Compression Fitting CC3

2x EK-CSQ Fitting 10/16mm G1/4 -Black Nickel

 

Clamps: 4x Bitspower LTC6 Single Black Luxury Tube Clamp For 5/8 inch

 

Adapters: 2x EK-PSC Adapter 45° G1/4 Black

 

Coolant: EK-Ekoolant UV Lime GREEN (premix 1000mL)

 

Tube:

1x PrimoChill PrimoFlex™ Advanced LRT™ 15,9 / 9,5mm - Atomic UV Green (PFLEXA-58-G)

1x PrimoChill PrimoFlex™ Advanced LRT™ 15,9 / 9,5mm - Crystal Clear (PFLEXA-58)

 

Additional radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 120mm

 

Fans: 4x Noctua NF-S12

Fans: 2x stock H220 Fans

 

Misc:

Lighting: 2x cold cathodes

 

I'm happy with cable management EXCEPT for fans. Everything looks neat, but again, except for fan cables. Still trying to sort that one out.

 

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edit:Tied cables for the 4 top fans to the front of the case:

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ooo a 290x on water benchmarks please!

i'll do some later. the temps are sitting on 48 degrees in dota2 (which im playing at the moment) with 27% pump/fan speed

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Nice build.

A tip for camera work, set the exposure time really high. As long as the camera is stable, it will make for a lot better images.

This build really needs sleeved cables and some good LEDs.

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Alright my score with:

 

stock clocks intel 4770k

GPU clock 1120

Memory 5400

 

 

P14095

 

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After I OC'd the 4770k to 4.3Ghz

 

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With the extra little voltage I did 1250mhz and got 18.4k on GPU score (no artifacts).

 

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Nice build.

A tip for camera work, set the exposure time really high. As long as the camera is stable, it will make for a lot better images.

This build really needs sleeved cables and some good LEDs.

Haha, thanks for the tip. I'll see how to do that on my phone :)

 

For those interested:

 

Stock CPU clock; stock GPU clocks:

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Compared with my other OC'd clocks on GPU/CPU:

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OC'd Graphics score is at 18777

Stock Graphics score is at 15151

 

That's an improvement in performance of 23.93% going from 1000mhz to 1275mhz (27.5% increased clock speed)

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1412mv is a little on the high side does it actually improve stability taking it that high or did you just crank it as high as it would go then do the same with gpu clocks?

i have found taking the gpu v too high can decrease stability in some cases even with it on water but then some cards are just pigs and always want more

1280mhz is a very nice clock speed wish my 7970 could do that

 

must be time to get some scores in here

http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?s...0&start=560

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Nice work!

 

Told ya the 290x will do 1200MHz easy on water, didn't I?

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is that with the cpu at stock voltage?

CPU OC'd at 4.4ghz is with about 1.4v :/ my cpu needs a lot of power :(

 

1412mv is a little on the high side does it actually improve stability taking it that high or did you just crank it as high as it would go then do the same with gpu clocks?

i have found taking the gpu v too high can decrease stability in some cases even with it on water but then some cards are just pigs and always want more

1280mhz is a very nice clock speed wish my 7970 could do that

 

must be time to get some scores in here

http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?s...0&start=560

i just maxed what asus bios would offer for voltage to see how much mhz i could push before artifacts kicked in

 

Nice work!

 

Told ya the 290x will do 1200MHz easy on water, didn't I?

thanks!

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is that with the cpu at stock voltage?

CPU OC'd at 4.4ghz is with about 1.4v :/ my cpu needs a lot of power :(

 

Wow i thought mine needed a lot to hit 4.5ghz (registers as 1.3v)...

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