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The Dream Lord

by atomicruns

104
58 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 28, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.07Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

I've added a few pretty major updates to my PC so here is the most updated version. I've OCed it to 4.5GHz and am running pretty stable.

I've re-done the right side cable management, added water cooling, taken out one LED stick (2 was WAY too bright), painted the GPU backplate, and added a wireless card.

I wanted to show the right side panel after it had been sitting on the cables for a couple of days. It doesn't look pretty, but it keeps the system very quiet.

My next upgrade will be another GTX760 (SLI) or a GTX 780ti (possibly an 8xx series card if it takes me that long to save the cash). Any recommendations? If I upgrade my GPU I will likely add monitors, as well, for a 3 monitor set-up, so I don't expect this update to take place for quite awhile.

I love receiving comments on the build - it helps me to get better! What can I do better on this build? What can I do better on my next build?

I didn't include my mouse, keyboard, speakers, and headset in the build price since they're not a part of the build. The price represented without them gives a more accurate price for the PC itself. If you're interested in the prices of any of those please feel free to ask!

Love this community and appreciate the support you all have given in my PC building process! I'm officially addicted to PCPartPicker haha.

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ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 4 points 14 months ago

+1 just for the tardis! Haha, cable management for days! Great build, love the red theme in this.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Thanks! The "Dream Lord" is from one of my favorite Dr. Who episodes, too haha. Appreciate the comments.

ITneto 3 points 14 months ago

Cool build bro +1, you did very well!but not perfect.. I understand that 760 SLI requires at least a 750w power suppy but I am not sure if that's true in the real world. I really wish that EVGA had moved the power pín conector to the right end of the card

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 4 points 14 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. If I decide to SLI I will upgrade the PSU. Any other suggestions?

ITneto 4 points 14 months ago

Yeah, you should send me your new PC.. None that I can tell! Good build

impyowner1 2 points 14 months ago

I run EVGA Superclocked 2GB SLI 760's on an EVGA Supernova 750W. Never had a problem with wattage. I have compared benchmarks for the 780TI (I have felt the urge to buy one as well) and the 760's perform the same if not better on all the games I play. For reference I game on the Asus VG248QE. Everything max settings BF4 gets at minimum 82 FPS, Crysis 2 100+ FPS, CS GO 250 FPS.

I know some of these games are a little old, but it's what I play.

If you follow the link below I actually posted in a forum FPS with and without SLI 760's so that you can get a feel of the performance boost you will receive.

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/10017-slicrossfirex-whats-the-worst-that-could-happen

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Awesome! Thank you for the info. Good stuff.

hjj174 1 point 14 months ago

The power connectors ARE at the end of the card, everything past them is the cooler. The pcb is rather short.

ITneto 1 point 14 months ago

Oh thanks, didn't know that.. If they were in the end it'd look better

thunderdan602 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

Excellent build and great job on the cable management.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks thunder!

actechy 6 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

Really well done at a really good price-point, considering your part choices! +1

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Thanks Actechy! I got pretty good deals on most of my parts - especially my 2nd 8GB of RAM (thanks Craigslist ha)

zerolessmusic 2 points 8 months ago

"You're a Time Lord, let's call me the Dream Lord." Anyways, awesome build! +1

HappyCamelLicker 1 point 14 months ago

If this is your first build, that's a very nice build. A very nice build indeed. I have a few tiny nitpicks, one of them being the seemingly loose ziptie around the GPU's PCIe power. Would probably look cleaner if you tightened it a bit more. Take that as a massive compliment, because that was the only thing I disliked about the build, apart from the colour, but that's purely personal preference. :) 9/10!

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks for the input. In all honesty that zip tie doesn't get much tighter without looking funny. Appreciate the feedback.

pegotico 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

love the case, nice build!!+1

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks!

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Pretty. +1

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks!

Catalyzer 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Yo ! looks really really Sexy Man. Great build bro.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks Catalyzer!

MrAccidental 1 point 14 months ago

Funny I just ordered the exact same desk for the build I'm doing.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I actually picked up this desk about two weeks ago on Craigslist for $30, so it's pretty freakin' sweet for the price.

MrAccidental 1 point 14 months ago

wow wicked price OP.

Erikus 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Looks great man! That color scheme works out great, especially with the painted backplate.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks Erikus - glad you made a comment about the backplate. I was very hesitant to pant it but am glad I did in the end.

jonathan_b 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

What have you used to light it up? It looks amazing!

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I'm using a LOGISYS super bright LED stick in addition to the fans.

LedWeappelin 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Very nice job and set-up. +1

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks Led!

Nadox97 1 point 14 months ago

I have seen these individually red sleeved extensions around in a few builds. How ever i haven't seen any of them in the build lists. If somebody could tell me Who makes them or where I could buy them that would be amazing.

-Thanks

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Hey Nadox. These are Silverstone cable extensions from Newegg.

Instinc 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

hows the keyboard, ive been looking to buy a keyboard with red backlighting but the only good ones i can find are Tt and Corsair. i was going to get a Tt but on amazon it doesnt say if its mechanical or not and everywhere else is always sold out.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

It's not mechanical, unfortunately, but it's a great keyboard. The side macros are super handy, I love the little finger fan, and it looks great. If you need mechanical go with the Corsair. If not then this one is pretty great.

hernshot 1 point 13 months ago

It says you purchased three of the AF120 and one of the AF140 fans. Is the only one visibile the 140?

I'm new to this whole building computers thing, but I really like your build. Just trying to get swap out fans if they are unable to be seen.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Hey Hernshot! My 140 is the rear fan (the only one by itself). The 120's are all three on top of the build. I believe I have pictures of all of them. I kept the front three fans stock.

hernshot 1 point 13 months ago

I had to look at the build a couple of times to figure out where the fans were located. I'll be doing the same thing! Swapping the rear and top fans, but leaving the front stock.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing it. The third fan on the top had to be put in with zip ties due to the h100i taking up so much space, but it worked! haha

dcmabry 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build did you paint the EVGA backplate yourself red? Or did you buy a red backplate?

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks DC! I painted it myself.

gorgonzer 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Looks great man! Love the color scheme. Keep up the good work!

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks a lot Gorgonzer! Means a lot.

tony55544 1 point 13 months ago

Did u put both fans and the radiator in the case?

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yes. On the top part of the case I have the H100i radiator plus two CM 120mm fans. To the right of the rad I have one more 120mm fan.

apatel18 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

HEY FELLOW WHO IAN. I love your build. Are you gaming on it. Does the in work or should I upgrade to it. I'm building mine right now but I'm not sure what could I should get.

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey apatel! Thanks for the compliments. I'm gaming quite a bit on this bad boy. So far I'm getting at LEAST 60FPS on all games I play on max settings. What games do you intend to play on your PC?

aint_got_no_belly_button 1 point 11 months ago

I see someone is into LootCrate

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

You caught me :)

Hassanain_Ali 1 point 11 months ago

Why not mount the radiator on the top section of the front panel of your case?

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

These water coolers are designed to be mounted on the top of your cooler. It wouldn't even come close to reaching the front of the case. Typically the front of your case is used for pulling air into your PC. The top is used for pushing air out.

Hassanain_Ali 1 point 11 months ago

I'm a bit new to whole PC thing but im really curious how you (and MANY other people) get those red sleeved cables to go with there modeler power supply's... What are they called? Where do you get them? (would be interested in red ones)

Honestly every build i see that has a green and black, red and black color scheme ALWAYS has these sleeved cables in there builds which i feel like sets the whole build off. (and many other color schemes) Someone please help. I'm trying to get my parts for a future build and i feel like this is something i have to have, but i have no idea what they are, or what they are called.

Thanks in advance :)

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

You can find them on Newegg or many custom sites. Here are some of the cables I got: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119485 (note - they're extensions to your existing psu cables). Hope this helps!

Hassanain_Ali 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks!

GehennaPT 1 point 10 months ago

I need help, see the notes of the build. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/GehennaPT/saved/rh3gXL

Dam5968 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Great build, nice cable mngt (perfect case for it) excellent color consistency. +1.

How are the Genius SW-G2.1 1250 38W 2.1ch, I was thinking of picking them up to go with my rig (red all around).

atomicruns submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I actually had to replace them after about 3 months - they just stopped working. Could have been a fluke with mine - they worked okay when I had them, though. I would recommend them for cosmetic reasons more than sound quality.

JLMCS2012 4 Builds 0 points 10 months ago

Nice work! I think your 3DMark 11 P score is incorrect though. :)