Description

This is my gaming / work computer. It isn't a build that i made at a specific time, but more a work in progress, as i update parts when needed. So some of the components are up to 2 years old (like the monitor, mouse, ram and the 1TB hard drive), but some are rather recent (cpu, mb, case, psu, vga)

  • I am fairly sensitive to noise, so this build is very silent.
  • The 2TB hard drives run in Raid1
  • I am very satisfied with the cable management in the new case (my most recent addition) compared to my old one (Lian Li PC-07FN)

Here is a link to a photo album with more and full size images: http://imgur.com/a/dHx7B#0

P.S. Did some light overclocking while undervolting a bit. CPU is now at 4.0 GHz with 1.10 V. Temperatures didn't really change at all. The values i put into the box on the right are with Prime95 and Furmark running at the same time. During normal games the cpu doesn't get above 55°C and the GPU stays around 60°C.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, and nice cable management too. What games do you play and how does that 7850 perform in them?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool machine. Personally I would not buy 4TB of storage but I guess it fits your own needs. Instead I would have put some more money into a better graphics card. Nice build anyway, I really like the case

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

In reply to both Justin95 and BudgetBuilder:

Currently i play Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and GuildWars 2. For the first two games, the graphics card performs absolutely perfect, meaning i basically have a constant 60fps on max settings (vSync on). In Guildwars 2 i have between 30-60fps on nearly max settings, which is absolutely fine. I chose this card, because it is enough for the games i play, while producing fairly low heat. Initially i had the MSI TwinFrozr model, but it crapped out after a few days and the shop i bought it at, had only the Sapphire as a comparable replacement. (The Sapphire is still very quiet, just not as much as the MSI)

As for the storage: The 2x2TB run in Raid1 mode, because i use them as my archive drive and i want some kind of data security. The 1TB drive is my everyday storage until i either move them to the Raid or delete them. And just as a sidenote: With the current hdd prices, i wouldn't have bought them, but i got those hard drives last year just before the flood in Thailand and they actually cost me only about 55 Euros per piece.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, nice cable management. Though like BudgetBuilder stated, I probably would have saved on one of the drives and ugpraded the GPU ;) But I'm sure this system does exactly what you want it to do.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Kickass cpu cooler, not to mention the rest of your build!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management.... oh yes.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

neat and nice, i was thinking of getting the same ram because of its price, any problems with it?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Popped over to take a look at your build after some tips you gave on cable management with the Fractal Design case. Nice looking machine. Can you tell me more about your Raid1 setup? Do you have a separate controller?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No separate controller. I just use the normal SATA ports from the chipset (they are RAID capable).

P.S. I moved the RAID out of my computer into a NAS box (Synology DS213j). While the Samsung Spinpoint F4s itself are very silent, they have quite a bit of vibration. And because they are running synchronously they produce a bit of rattling in the case (although the Define R4 is fairly heavy and does not rattle easily). Also saves quite some time when booting (the raid setup added more than 10 sec to my boot time)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build man, really good cable management as well.