Completed my build a few days ago:
CPU: i5 2500k @3.3Ghz, 1.096V Vcore, Load Temps ~45°C
Mainboard: AsRock Z77 Pro3
Ram: 8gb Corsair XMS PC-12800
GPU: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr iii
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500gb (still unhappy with the noise levels though)
PSU: BeQuiet! Straight Power E9 580W (modular, 80+ Gold)
Case: Fractal Arc Midi
Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo
Fans: 5x Bitfenix Spectre 140mm
Monitor: LG IPS235V (23")
Mouse: Logitech g400
Sound: Logitech Z323 2.1
Keyboard: Random 10€ Trust mechanical keyboard... does the job
More pictures in the album.
Last edited by Nips; 2012-05-14 at 02:33 PM.
What speakers are those?
http://www.wowprogress.com/pve/us/stormrage - Death Jesters 8/8 [H]Dragon Soul
Um yes, it is the evo, of course ... fixed it.
It's just the "whooshing" sound of the spinning discs. The drive itself should be fine and the read/write sounds don't bother me.
Maybe it's because I'm used to 5400rpm Laptopdrives which are way more silent.
Awesome build Nips. I just worked on my cable management this weekend on my Fractal midi also
I still can't get my 12v PSU cable to reach the 6pin in the back so I have to go over the GPU and next to the cooler it is so ugly.
Intel i5 3570K @ 4.5GHz | Intel 120GB SSD | ASRock Z77 Extreme4 | ASUS Xonar Essence STX | ASUS GTX670-DCUII
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 | Corsair H100i | Corsair HX650W | Fractal Design R4 | Dual 23" IPS Monitors| Razer Deathadder | Gigabyte Aivia Osmium
And yes Rickz, those bricks are an essential part of the build :P
What I did was turn the PSU around so that the fan is at the bottom, putting the non-modular 6/8 pin and 24 pins right next to the grommet, so they went straight out the back, the CPU power went up the back of the board and the 24 pin up to the middle grommet. This gave me the extra inch or two of cable length that I needed. The only cable I have in front of the motherboard is one of the black braided fractal fan cables that runs along the top of the graphics card, couldn't find the right fan socket for it. In the end I didn't bother with the fan controller, I couldn't work out how to wire it up while keeping the cables as out of sight as I could.
Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850
Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide
Looks good Nips, if you decide to overclock be sure to test the stability and post your results in the MMO-C CPU Overclocking Leaderboards thread! ^_^
Well I made the leap from my Gen1 I7-950 build.
My new Ivy bridge system is as follows:
CPU: Core i5-3570k @4.58Ghz
Mainboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
Ram: G.Skill 16gb DDR3-2133 PC3-17000
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 580
SSD: Intel 520 180GB SSD SATA III (primary boot drive & FOTM game)
SSD: Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA III
HDD: WD 7200rpm 1TB internal drive (forget model, old build)
External Drive: Seagate GoFlex 2TB USB 3.0
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX750W PSU
Case: NZXT Switch 810 Black
Heatsink: CORSAIR H100 Liquid CPU Cooler - 4 fans push/pull
Monitor: Asus VG236H 23" LCD 120Hz Monitor (3D capable)
Mouse: Razor Naga Molten
Sound: Steelseries Siberia V2 Pro Gaming Headset[/url]
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Back-UPS: APC Pro 1300 (780w)
CPU: Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz MB: ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1-Gaming 1519MHz Boost RAM: Corsair Pro 16GB 1866MHz
SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 500GB PSU: Corsair RM550 CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Monitor: 1440p Dell U2515H 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
Current build! (not updated) ||Old Build || Antivirus + Security 10 || AV-TEST 2016
Haha yeah I will do soon™ and that means I'll have to tidy up my desk. /shrug
I checked out some temps by the way. I ran prime95 at my current setting (4.53ghz) for 8 hours on a well air cooled system it never crashed but it did hit 80°. In all practical applications I will never be running at 100% load and it's stable at max 48° when gaming atm. I'm not overly concerned about pushing my OC to the limit but I'm sure I could get it too 4.6 - 4.7 with out BSOD under normal operating conditions and no overheating anything above that I'd have to consider water cooling.
80 degrees?! Well I guess the Hyper 212 was never the best for higher frequencies/voltages and at those higher numbers Ivy does run hotter... hmm, you may want to do some tweaking if at all possible. Also, what TIM paste did you use?