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#801 Posted by psychrage (24 posts) -

I call this one Project Big Air. I recently moved from a watercooled z68 / i7-2600 set up to an z87 / i5-4670k on air.

  • Case: BitFenix Prodigy ITX (SLIGHTLY modded)
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX
  • CPU: Intel i5-4670k @ 4.5Ghz
  • RAM: 8GB(2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Low Profile White (1600mhz 8-9-9-24-1T) (Still playing with overclocks on these)
  • GPU: eVGA Nvidia GTX 780 w/ Prolimatech MK-26 Cooler (1200mhz / 1625 MHz)
  • Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Omni USB brick, Corsair SP2500 Speakers, Skullcandy Plyr1 Wireless Headphones
  • Storage: 120Gb Munchkin SSD, WD 750GB Black 2.5" Drive, External Panasonic Blu-Ray Burner/Reader
  • PSU: Silverstone Strider Gold SST-ST65F-G 650W
  • Mouse/Keyboard: Logitech G700S / Coolermaster QuickFire Rapid (Brown Switch)
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit

#802 Posted by Andorski (5253 posts) -

@psychrage: I don't think you have enough fans. =P

are you going to put grills for the side case fans?

#803 Posted by psychrage (24 posts) -

@andorski: I wanted to, but the way the fans clip onto the mk-26, it doesn't really allow for that. The top and bottom of the clips ride the grill, OR, the clip goes under the grill and is pushed into the fan. Still trying to come up with a solution.

#804 Edited by SgtSphynx (1338 posts) -

Just built this on Tuesday...

  • Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
  • Processor: AMD FX 8350 8 Core 4.01GHz
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Hard Drive (Primary): Kingston SSDNow 60GB
  • Hard Drive(Secondary): Seagate Barracuda 1TB
  • Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower
  • Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze
  • Mouse: Logitech G400
  • Mechanical Keyboard
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit (I really wanted Win7 but my brother couldn't get it and I wasn't about to turn down an OS for $11)

Hooked up to my 47" HDTV and LG Sound Bar

Ran it through a stress test and the temp held steady at 60ºC

#805 Edited by Craig1287 (4 posts) -

My PC specs:


-CPU - Intel i7 3770

-Mobo - Asrock Z77

-RAM - G. Skill DDR3 1600 16GB

-HDD - Wetern Digital Caviar Black 2TB + Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD

-SSD - SanDisk 240GB

-Case - Rosewill THOR V2

-PSU - Corsair HX850W

-Other - SteelSeries Rival, Razer Deathadder & Roccat Kone XTD mice and Razer Arctosa keyboard, BenQ 120hz monitor, Logitech webcam & speakers, Logitech 7.1 G35 Headset, and a Blue Yeti microphone.

#806 Edited by Hardywells (49 posts) -

CASE: Corsair 750D w/ logisys sun sticks for lighting

CPU: i5-3570k OC 4.8ghz

CPU Cooler: H110 2x AF140 Prime95 12 hour run highest temp recorded was 58c in a 20c room.

GPU: MSI GTX 680 Lightning 1.3GHZ Boost

GPU Cooler: Accelero Xtreme III

MOBO: Asrock z77 extreme3

RAM: 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600mhz Corsair Vengeance

PSU: Corsair AX850 850w Gold Fully Mod

SSD: Crucial M4 256GB SSD

HDD: 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Green

FANS: 2x Cougar Vortex 14CM Black front intake, Vortex 14CM Rear Exhaust, 2x Vortex 12CM bottom intake (filtered)

Tt challenger keyboard

CM Storm recon mouse

Corsair MM200 Wise mouse pad

Logitech speakers w/ sub

Sony Wireless Headset (replacing with Corsair Vengeance 2100 soon)

LG E2251 23.5 Inch 1080p LED Monitor

Acer G205HL LCD Secondary Monitor

Toshiba 42inch 1080p LED TV

Best feature: ballertime 1980's green carpet complete with red cat toy ball.

#807 Posted by bluecaboose (3 posts) -

@sgtsphynx: That is almost exactly my build, except I have 16gb of RAM and no solid state. Same MOBO/CPU/GPU though. However, as a note, 60c is the thermal ceiling on the AMD FX CPU chipset, so 60 might be a little bit worrying. I had really bad thermal issues on my original build with a stock CPU cooler, but after replacing stock with the Coolermaster 212 EVO, my temps dropped from 68c at stock to 40c with a slight overclock. (my case is an ancient enermax that was originally a sun microsystems tower back in 2000.) Also, EVGA accidentally replaced the DOA 760 2gb card I originally bought with a 4gb version. shhh, don't tell anyone :P

I'm running with:

MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.4 GHZ
GPU: nVidia GTX 760 4gb Superclocked
RAM: 16 GB Team DDR3 1600mhz
PSU: Coolermaster 550w
HDD: Toshiba 1gb.
The case is an old enermax with 2x 90mm exhaust and 2x 90mm intakes on the hard drive bays. I also have a Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler.

For monitors, I have a 1080p 37 inch vizio TV, and a 24 inch ASUS monitor.

#808 Edited by _Wolf (6 posts) -

Building my first PC in a couple weeks after exams are over.

PCPartPicker part list:

Price breakdown by merchant:


CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)

Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.22 @ Amazon UK)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£59.89 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.89 @ CCL Computers)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£239.99 @ Amazon UK)

Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.58 @

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£45.78 @ Amazon UK)

Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)

Monitor: BenQ GW2760HS 60Hz 27.0" Monitor (£181.52 @

Other: Ethernet Cable (£6.99)

Other: AULA Blue Expert Gaming PC Multimedia Keyboard Mouse Mice Befrie and Ogre Soul by Lenk (£29.35)

Total: £1016.97

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-10 17:17 BST+0100)

#809 Posted by TimeLeap (24 posts) -

Got my first Gaming rig about 6 months back. Convinced my parents I "needed it" for University work ahaha!

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k
Memory: 8.00GB
Storage: 1TB Western Digital Black
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 760
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (I believe this the same case Will and Norm used when they built Jeff a rig back in 2011 haha.)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750W
Cooling: Corsair Hydro H80i
Monitor: Iiyama Prolite E2773HS 27" Monitor
Mouse: Razer Death Adder (Blue)
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Speakers: Creative something-or-another?

It runs great for the price I payed. Definitely gonna pick up an SSD when I graduate though :)

#810 Posted by keyvin (34 posts) -

Mine is a pre-built systemTexas Instruments

Processor: Intel 80286

Ram: 512KB

Storage: 728kb floppy (looking for a 1.44mb upgrade)

Video Card: Monochrome 80 column text display

Monitor: Orange-ish monochrome

my main game right now is nibbles, but I am hoping to beat Coproate raider by cosmi soon.

#811 Edited by Cyprus (1 posts) -

Case: Silverstone - Temjin 11 SST-TJ11B-W

CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X, 6x 3.60GHz

CPU-Overclocking: Overclocking Level 2 - Extreme

Mainboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, Intel X79

Graphicscard: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB - SLI

Ram: 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 (8x 8GB)

SSD: 1TB Samsung 840 EVO

2. SSD: 1TB Samsung 840 EVO

HDD: 2TB WD Caviar Black

2 HDD: 2x 2TB WD Caviar Green

Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Essence One, USB 2.0 (extern)

Gaming Networkcard: Bigfoot Networks Killer Xeno Pro, PCIe

Monitor: 32" ASUS PQ321QE (3840x2160)

#812 Edited by Hardywells (49 posts) -

@cyprus said:

Case: Silverstone - Temjin 11 SST-TJ11B-W

CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X, 6x 3.60GHz

CPU-Overclocking: Overclocking Level 2 - Extreme

Mainboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, Intel X79

Graphicscard: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB - SLI

Ram: 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 (8x 8GB)

SSD: 1TB Samsung 840 EVO

2. SSD: 1TB Samsung 840 EVO

HDD: 2TB WD Caviar Black

2 HDD: 2x 2TB WD Caviar Green

Soundcard: ASUS Xonar Essence One, USB 2.0 (extern)

Gaming Networkcard: Bigfoot Networks Killer Xeno Pro, PCIe

Monitor: 32" ASUS PQ321QE (3840x2160)

We'd love to see pictures of your $5K+ set up. I assume you won't can't post them, but would love to be proven wrong.

#813 Posted by zx6star (1 posts) -

Mobo: ASRock Z-87 Extreme 4

CPU: i5-4670k(Stock)

Cooling: Noctua NH-D14

GPU: Dual R9 280x XFX

RAM: 8GB G.Skill 1866


SeaSonic X Series X-850

Optical Drive: N/A

HDD: Hybrid SSD 1TB

Sound: onbaord

Monitor: Dual Ben Q GW2450

KB/M: Death Adder 2013

Case: Corsair 500r(White)

#814 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2670 posts) -

My first build, parts are sitting on my dining room table right now...

Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache - BX80646I54670K
Crucial Ballistix Tactical BLT2KIT8G3D1608DT1TX0 16GB 240-Pin DIMM DDR3 1600, PC3 12800,
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 256bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI,DP, SLI

PNY XLR8 SATA 120GB 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SSD9SC120GMDF-RB
WD Green 1.5 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD15EZRX

Cooler Master Seidon 240M - PC CPU Liquid Water Cooling System, All-In-One Kit with 240mm Radiator and 2 Fans
Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
CORSAIR RM Series RM750 750W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD
Corsair Obsidian Series Black 450D High Airflow Mid-Tower Computer Case CC-9011049-WW

ASUS VX238H Black 23" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monit

#815 Edited by MOAB (374 posts) -

@monkeyking1969 said:

My first build, parts are sitting on my dining room table right now...

There's not much like booting up a computer that you've just built. Good luck and have fun!

#816 Posted by MB (12212 posts) -

@monkeyking1969: Nice dude! I just did a complete teardown and rebuild with the Maximus VII Hero as well and have been spending a lot of time digging into the bios and tweaking. I've been trying to optimize for low power consumption and low noise right now, when I get that settled in and stable I'm going to start working on an OC Profile. Shoot me a message or add me on Steam if you want to compare notes, there isn't much information on this board out there yet.

#817 Posted by Pathos (199 posts) -

Here's what I'm rocking right now:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
  • MB: MSI Z87 G45 Gaming
  • GPU: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 OC (2GB)
  • RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP
  • Monitor: ASUS PB278Q (1440p)
  • Case: Corsair Obisidan 650D
  • KB: CoolerMaster CM Storm Quickfire Pro (MX Blue)
  • Mouse: Logitech G500
  • Mousepad: Logitech G440
  • Headset: 2013 Astro A40 and Astro MixAmp Pro
  • Speakers: Audioengine A2

I'll upgrade my GPU once the NIVIDIA GeForce GTX 800 series is announced, but I love it as it is! :D

#818 Edited by Deckard42 (132 posts) -
MotherboardAsus P8Z77-V
CPUIntel i7 3770K
RAMCorsair 16GB DDR3-1800
GPUeVGA Geforce GTX 690
Sound cardASUS Xonar DX
SSDSamsung 830 Pro 256GB
PSUCorsair AX850
CaseCorsair White C70
#820 Edited by Ezekiel (400 posts) -

My new build is nearly complete. I'm just (impatiently) waiting for my Asus GTX 780 Direct CU II. I already moved my hard drives down to the lowest bays to make room for it. But I'll also need to replace my 1TB hard drive with a 3TB+ to back up the data on my 3 TB drive. Edit: On second thought, I'll just buy an external and keep the 1TB. Then I won't have to use it for backups.


  • Case: Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid
  • PSU: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Killer
  • CPU: i5-4670k
  • Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Barely fits. It touches the case.)
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws, 8GB (2x4), 1600MHz (They're in the secondary slots. The cooler fan pushes slightly against one of them when it's in the main slot. I don't want it on the other side.)
  • HDD: 120GB Samsung 840 EVO (SSD), 3TB Seagate Barracuda, 1TB Seagate/Samsung Barracuda ( I don't know what to do with my SSD. It's lying beneath the other two, since the screw holes don't match my case.)
  • GPU: GTX 460 SE
  • Optical drive: Sony Optiarc DVD-ROM DDU1671S

External devices:

  • Monitor: Acer G246HL 24" 1920x1080 LED
  • M&KB: Cheap, small Microsoft mouse and Logitech K120 (The feel isn't ideal, but I found it for 3 dollars, I think.)
  • Other: Panasonic RP-HTF600 stereo headphones, DualShock 3 controller (with XInputWrapper), KTV Microphone

#821 Edited by Andorski (5253 posts) -

The lack of pictures in this thread is unsatisfying. Let's change that: here are some pics of my rig...

Here's my current rig. Built it about half a year ago.
Xbox 360 controller for scale.
Top-side view. This case is full of vents so that all the components don't fry each other.
Front view. Two USB 3.0 ports, mic/headphone jacks, and power/reset button.
Back view. Ports and stuff. I have a ROG Impact ITX motherboard and a i7-4770K in there with 16GB RAM. 92mm Noctua fan as an exhaust.
Side opened up. As you can see, I kinda like Noctua fans (except for the color scheme). The bottom two fans are kind of a waste. I just use them to build overall positive pressure inside the case. Got my GTX 780 with its logo glowing based on how much power it's using. 4TB WD Black on the right and a Noctua CPU cooler with a 140mm Noctua fan on the left. I have a 250GB SSD placed on the back of the front side of the case. Using Demciflex filters to keep my rig dust free. I also have two Demciflex filters on the bottom. They're pretty damn good, but kinda expensive.
Top opened up. Better view of the CPU cooler. 450W PSU on the top right powering the whole thing. You can see the VRM daughterboard of the motherboard on the top left. The ITX motherboard size is so small and Asus wanted to add so much that they had to build upward in order to fit all the components. You are unable to see it, but the ROG Impact also comes with a Wifi/soundcard daughterboard that sits underneath the CPU cooler.
Other side opened up. Haven't opened up this case in a while; found that monstrosity of dust. The Demciflex filter did a great job of preventing the dust from entering the intake of my PSU. Motherboard cutout on the right with a view of the CPU cooler bracket.
Kinda cleaned up the dust.
Front side opened up. Using Velcro straps to hold the Wifi antenna that came with my motherboard. To the right of the antenna are the two PCI-e slot covers that my GPU is currently in place of. The gray thing wrapped up in velcro straps are port covers for my DVI and HDMI ports. This case is small, but it still has enough room to store miscellaneous parts.

#822 Edited by MB (12212 posts) -

@andorski: I could practically fit that entire thing inside my HAF 932. What are your CPU & VRM temps normally like? Impressive looking for sure!

I recently did a complete rebuild and was initially going to go for a mATX or mITX build, but instead kept my giant ass case and built in that instead. My main goal this time around was silent power. Plenty of passive airflow, quiet operation, expandability, and lots of room to overclock.

  • i7-4790k at 4.5ghz on an Asus Maximus VII Hero Z97 board, Noctua NH-D14 w/ LNA's. Noctua thermal paste.
  • 16gb Corsair Vengeance LP running 1600mhz XMP
  • Asus GTX 780 DirectCU II OC at 1155mhz clock / 6.18ghz memory frequency
  • Corsair HX 750 (Modular, fan only turns on at high load)
  • A bunch of SSD's - no platter drives this time (too loud and too slow)
  • No LED fans, and I disabled all LED's that I could. Clipped the power leads or disconnected others.
  • 4x Corsair 120mm AF Quiet Series Fans & 3x Bitfenix Spectre Pro 230mm Fans, all at full stop when idle
  • Cooler Master HAF 932 ADV. Giant, steel, heavy, and dated. But it works.
#823 Posted by Andorski (5253 posts) -

@mb: Temps are average at best. I've done hours worth of stress testing with Prime95 and Furmark at the same time. My CPU temps shoot up to 85C. GPU temps stay at the target temp of 70C, but the fan is spinning like a mofo. When gaming though my CPU temps stay around 60-65C. GPU sometimes goes up to 70C depending on how demanding the game is; I should get back to adjusting the fan curve someday. So when in practical use my PC is able to stay relatively cool.

There are definitely some sacrifices to be made when going with the ITX form factor. But given the insignificant increase in temps when the PC is under practical use, I think the trade-offs are worth it. I doubt I'll ever go back to mATX.

#824 Posted by MB (12212 posts) -

@andorski: That's not bad though, at least your real world temps are within normal ranges. I'm not a fan of using Prime95 anyway, to me that's like keeping a sports car's engine at redline for extended periods just to see if something will break. As long as my system is stable and temperatures are within range when I'm playing demanding games for extended periods, I'm happy.

Nice build though for sure. I'll get around to posting pictures one of these days, but mine isn't much to look at. From the outside it just looks like a black steel behemoth. Opened up, all you can see is the Noctua.

#825 Edited by Fobwashed (1970 posts) -

Main Desktop

  • Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz
  • MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Motherboard
  • 4 x Patriot 2133 CL11 Series 8GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-16000U (9-9-9-24 5-39-12-6)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX670
  • Samsung SSD 830 256GB
  • WDC WD10JMVW-11AJGSO 1TB 5400rpm 8MB Cache
  • ASUS Xonar Essence STX Audio Device
  • Corsair Gold AX-850

I actually had to upgrade to Windows Professional so that my computer would actually be allowed to use 32GB of ram. I guess the lower versions are capped at 16GB for some ridiculous reason =\


  • Asus PA248 (1920x1200)
  • Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 (1920x1080)
  • Wacom Cintiq 20WSX (1680x1050)
  • Samsung 52" TV (not pictured)

The TV is mainly for Steam Bigscreen mode and playing videos -_-;;

Laptop is a Toshiba Qosimo X75. Picked it based on Wirecutters roundup of gaming laptops.

  • Intel i7-4700MQ @ 2.4MHz
  • 16GB ram
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1TB 5400 rpm HD
  • 17.3-Inch Screen

The only thing I'm unhappy with on this laptop is that it's freaking huge and heavy but I wanted the large screen and the gaming capability so... well. I guess I can't complain.

I've written some stuff about the audio setup I use on my blog here. Basically I swap around between a decent set of 2.1 creative desktop speakers, some Grado and Sennheiser cans depending on what I feel like for music and a Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset for when I need to talk and/or play games with surround sound.

#826 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (2670 posts) -

Here is My RIG while being built and finished. (Still come cable tweaking)

ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO mobo w/ Core i5K, including 16 GB of RAM. Didn't win the silicon lottery, but managed 4.4GHz, so I went from 34x clock to 44x, not shabby.

Note: The wiring is actually a lot neater at the bottom now. I took the last pic just before I booted it up for the first was what amounted to my 'test bench' build. I also want to change that white fan in back to a 'red' fan to match much of the mobo colors and LEDs.

Believe it or not I am just about to buy parts for my next build. I want to make something for my nephew. Since it won't be overclocked I'm looking an an ITX build in the $650 range. But I do have a PC Parts Picker for a Micro ATX that is cheaper, like $475 (I already own a spare OS, so $475 of pure parts). I guess I'm torn about it. He's just a kid, but that cuts both ways - a small ITX would fit a kid's desk...but a cheaper Micro ATX machine is cheaper.

I might just go microATX because we will build it together, he and I could both do the bigger case because less care is needed to bend and twist wires when you have room.

#827 Posted by DayOneAdvantage (82 posts) -

EVGA Superclocked 780Ti SLI


128GB+256GB Crucial M4


Case Coolmaster Stormtrooper

27inch 4k monitor + 120hz 24inch 1080p monitor.

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