Description

I like to consider this Murphy V2, because I'm finally at a happy point in its life since I built it on March 28th, 2015. Special thanks to my friend 66tee for helping me build it, and Dreamlord139 for advice on recent modifications. Murphy got his name because 66tee and I were eating pizza when we were building him... not quite sure it was actually Papa Murphy's though. lol

I know he needs cable management. Send help.


4/26/16 EDIT: Yes, guys I know my old PSU is literally the "worst" power supply on the market, so I replaced it with a new EVGA B2 power supply! Also, I ditched my old Patriot Blaze SSD for one twice its size.

Part Reviews

CPU

All-around great CPU for its price, and it runs very cool.

CPU Cooler

Highly underestimated AIO water cooler. It looks beautiful, and runs very cool. Just a little difficult to install, and it sags on the motherboard.

Storage

Works great! I'm sure, if I were an SSD expert, I would realize that it doesn't have the best specs... but it's affordable and great for its price!

Video Card

It's a freakin' 980 Ti, guys! Runs cool, and the FABULOUS LED lights works for almost any build! I recommend it, and it's not hard to get it for a very low price.

Case

Works fine, fits fine and meets all of my expectations in a case. Not too beautiful, but at least it isn't some Dell piece of crap from some office building in 2002.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Please replace that PSU immediately, in no ways on earth should it be in this build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is it so bad?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It is junk. Made with junk components by a company known for making low quality PSUs.

It SHOULD NOT be in a PC like this. Very dangerous.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This psu is not even rated 80+ must replace now

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy crap. A tr2 unit in a 980ti PC? New record for sure.

But seriously replace that PSU ASAP. It WILL fry the computer. This is VERY important to do.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone says that. I think I'm going to get some corsair modular one.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd skip Corsair. Their lower priced units are poor quality and their good stuff is overpriced. Look at EVGA (G2,B2,GS)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

How is your experience with Win10? I dont want to be "that guy", but I think 240/256 GB SSD will have better price/GB and give you some more time before you have to buy new storage drive. Also can we have data on CPU and GPU temps please?

Nice build btw +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Win10 is GREAT. no complaints, besides that microsoft tries to monitor everyone. so when you install it, disable every setting that lets them record your searches and stuff.

And for the SSD, I know I need a bigger one. CPU runs at 25 degrees idle, GPU runs at 31 idle.

:D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude i like your build and you put so much work into it!!!! I was wondering how you liked this processor??? I was thinking of getting this Processor but dont know if it is the right choice. Things i do on my computer: Video edit, multitask, Music Production, SchoolWork and Gaming as well. Also i like to have alot of programs open. Do you think this cpu would be good for my tastes??? By the Way i like to overclock too to get extra perfromance or should i save up a bit and go for the 4790k???

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah you should get a 4790k if you're video editing and doing music production.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!!! Is it becuase the intel core i5 overclocked cant handle the things that i do on my computer???

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The i7 4790k has 4 cores and 8threads compared to 4 cores 4 threads of the i5. Having 8 threads will handle more tasks simultaneously if the software run is designed to make use of hyperthreading.

The i5 will handle it but in theory the i7 will do it much faster.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I just think the processor is more important for music and editing and stuff.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

You should get a 2 pairs of 45 deg angled tube fittings, will prevent those huge loops in the case. that's if your kit allows that.

cable manage behind the MB panel, may be worth changing the orientation of your PSU so fan faces bottom of case.

what's preventing the rad fans to be inside the case/

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

what's preventing the rad fans to be inside the case/

I'm actually curious too

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

By the looks of it, there's a fan wire stretching right where those radiator fans would be. If he gets a fan wire extender and a PWM fan hub I think he'd be okay.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM is too high profile, so the fans won't fit. I had to reverse them and put them outside. CPU runs at 25 degrees idle, I think it's fine.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

get a better MODULAR PSU

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just thinking about it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

u should get a better psu. that 1 suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xD

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you JordanTheGamer from YouTube?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! You've seen me?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah dude! I love you're channel man, keep up the good work :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Very Nice build I'm planning on building one similar after Christmas but instead of an i5 I'm going with an i7 4790k

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Highly recommend the case :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm not too sure on what case yet but I will keep it in mind. Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How much do you want to spend on one? Corsair has the best cases in my opinion. http://www.corsair.com/en/cases/popular-cases/mid-tower-cases

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I will take a look

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to see another build with the 300R; this is the case I'll be getting but with a window instead.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the windowed version. I quite like it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the downvote?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the windowded version and the window is horrible. Huge fan vents dont allow you to see half of the pc. I would look at the phanteks enthoo pro m or something like that. I wish i had waited a bit as many more options came around later at the same price point.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I regret not getting a window. I think I'll order one soon.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You can order them straight from Corsair, if you didn't know. Here's the link:

http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/carbide-series-300r-windowed-side-panel

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, thanks though.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The Orange Mobo and the Green color scheme are perfect for this time of year! BTW, really interesting thermal compound, how has it worked for you?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same Thermal paste in my build, it's more of a thick paste and harder to spread but from the stock thermal compound I got lower Temps.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the orange mobo with a green build, they go great together. and the thermal compound... why is it interesting? Anyway it works great, CPU runs at 25 degrees idle.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Put those cables through the hole and behind the motherboard! I feel like this build needs Jesus.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'm going to get a modular psu

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the rainjintek triton holding up?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Great! Sorry for the late response :P. I'm an amateur water cooler, and that was my first time applying a third-party CPU cooler. It runs at about 27 degrees idle, and from what I hear; it's cooler than an average Corsair H100i. I highly recommend it. Also, you can add food coloring to make the coolant any color you want!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: Today is the 1 year anniversary of my PC, so my friend and I went back to Fry's Electronics and got some stuff! I bought a Corsair Force LE 240 GB SSD to replace my main drive, although I'm probably going to keep the Patriot Blaze in it. I also got an SSD cloning kit to transfer the stuff. I also got 2, 8-pin, green cables for my GPU. They look fantastic :D. At Christmas, someone got me an EVGA SuperNova 750 B2 modular power supply. I'm going to install that when I install my SSD and green cables. Thanks for reading! Lemme know what ya think! :D

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and I agree. The fans are ugly. But I can't do anything about it, because they won't fit in my case lol