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Tha Battlerig

by srs922



Date Published

March 27, 2014

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C


This is my current battlerig. I got what wanted. Money wasn’t really an issue. However, once I saw a good deal, I didn’t hesitate to take advantage of it.

Case: I love corsair and would never go to anyone else. At first I was planning on doing a normal ATX system, but ever since I saw this case and really liked the size, the looks, and the airflow on it, I just had to get it. So I did.

CPU: There was a great deal of the 4770K at Microcenter and took the advantage of the deal and bought it. I knew that the hyper-threads would not make my gameplay any better bought knew that I could use it for livestreaming which I am hoping to do and that since I do video editing, it would also benefit from those hyper-threading.

Motherboard: Wanted the Maximus VI Gene but I really liked the Gryphon because of the thermal armor. And a friend of mine told me that since I’m doing a red build I could paint the armor red which would have been a whole lot better. And plus, when ever you buy a CPU at Microcenter you get $40 off of the motherboard so I got this motherboard at a good deal as well.

RAM: Wanted to go with Corsair because of the name brand and I liked there RAM, however, they are ridiculously expensive so I went with a cheaper alternative and still got good looking red RAM.

GPU: After 3 months I finally settled with a GTX 770. Originally I wanted a R9 280x but the bitcoin mining craze had started which forced me to look into NVIDIA. So I settled with the Titan cooler design and found one on eBay and won the auction. It was in new condition and had never been used. It was even still in the static wrap too.

PSU: I won it though the EVGA 15th anniversary scavenger hunt on the EVGA website. I was lucky to have won something I actually needed because the Corsair RM650 had been giving me serious problems. So far, it is wonderful.

Hard Drives: I went with an ADATA SSD because there was a really good deal on it. I went with a 1TB Black because it will hold all of my games and I just wanted the Black. Once you go Black you never go back.

CPU Cooler: I wanted to go water-cooling for looks and temps. I like the H60 and it was cheaper the H100i. It looks cool, is SUPER QUIET, and I get wonderful temps.

Monitor: I had this monitor before I even thought about building a PC. I knew I was going to eventually so got it for my laptop for college because I like working on a bigger screen. I wanted 1080p and this monitor is absolutely perfect! The only problem with is that there is this one dead pixel is the very left of the screen. It is completely unnoticeable but pops out like no tomorrow ever time I do word or am browsing on PCpartpicker.

Keyboard: I got this keyboard because a friend recommended it for me and since I had played a lot of Minecraft at the time, the command keys would benefit me. Now I’m hoping that it would kind of break because now I want a mechanical keyboard because I no longer play Minecraft.

Future updates: In the future I will include the Items! Red Corsair sleeved cables, and an aftermarket dust filter to put on top of my case as well as the NZXT HUE lights to go on the inside of my case. Mods to come soon as well.

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Akut 1 Build 6 points 18 months ago

Very nice and neat! That baby will last you years (expecially that 4770K)

Remember, It can be any color you want it to be, as long as it's black! :P

BranToast75 4 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

Tis most sexyness, yea i want mine to break aswell, cause i too want mechanical. This is a Great build, and I had fun teaching you about compoopers, the student is now teh masterz.(Yes I am typing like that on purpose.) Very Clean, neat, and well rounded. Good Job Spency.

matrooshi4ever 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

great build ^

James710 2 points 18 months ago

This is almost the same build I was getting right down to the monitor

kingbal 2 points 18 months ago

Great build!

Only thing is you didn't need the thermal compound, and i hope you didn't use it.

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I did actually. I was getting horrible temps with the pre applied paste that came with the cooler. Even with the new thermal paste, I still don't get very good temps. I'm open to any suggestions if you have any

casebuilder 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

what are said horrible temps?

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

temps as far as 102C. But that was when it was overclocked at 4.5Ghz.

casebuilder 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

thats pretty high, but then again the h60 is a small rad, try a push/push fan configuration

Songster 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Awesome build!

Also, I have the same Corsair H60 as you, ...so try mounting the radiator with the hoses coming from the bottom, not the top. In the manual for it, Corsair says that is the optimal way for the cooling of the cpu.

district_11 2 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Looks good!

similar to my next build too

TheTekJake 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Got you to 100 upvotes :)

linsyschopman 1 point 16 months ago

98C is still too hot for that CPU with that cooler. Did you mount the cooler properly?

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Oh sorry I forgot to change it. It got that hot when at full load when it was over clocked to 4.5. When I got the graphics card for my system I had to under clock it because it kept crashing. I haven't ran a stress bench test for it yet. But yes I do agree that 98 is way hot for the cooler. There is no other way to mount it to get better temps. I don't know if getting another cooler like the H80i will do any better.

linsyschopman 1 point 16 months ago

The H80i won't do much better. for a 4.5Ghz overclock it's not too bad to be honest. What do you mean you had to underlock the GPU?

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

No I had to underclock the CPU. They GPU stays the same.

legomyego1010 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Looks great but some red sleeved cables would make this build really shine!

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I so desperately want the corsair red sleeves but they are just so pricy. Know any ways to get them for cheap? I prefer full length because I hate the black cables as they are really hard and hard to bend.

juheebus 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I purchased the white corsair sleeved cables for my rm750 and i would honestly just sleeve my own. I only got them because they were on sale for $40 with the 24pin and a **** ton of extra cables.

luisflo 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Great Build! Nice and clean.

CarterBond 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I have a air cooler and my idle is like 11-15. I have a different CPU so maybe thats why.

karijuana 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Love it! Just hate how optical drives can make the Obsidian cases a little less sleek, nothing on your part though! :D

Crying_Reaper 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Really wish I would have known about this case before I did my build. I love my R4 but I think I would just love the size factor of this case. R4 is just huge for a mid sized case. Awesome build!

navyseal470@gmail.com 1 point 15 months ago

nice looking very inexpensive

VDragn 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Nice stuff

Look into doing the stealth cover mod fro your dvd drive, if you havent already~~ looks so nice with that mod

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Yeah. I took it out since I don't use it anymore. But I will if I ever decide to put it to good use some day.

Infixite 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Did you have to mod the two 140mm fans in the front to fit there? I'm having some doubts if they fit normally. I may get this case and I'd love to put two AF140s in the front.

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Nope. They fit just fine and perfectly in the front. Corsair's fans are pretty much designed for their cases. At first they are a bit difficult to get in, but once you get them in then its smooth sailing from there. they are also easier to get out but you will have no problem putting them in. Great fans, very quiet, love them a lot. Good luck on your build. Great case too if you are wondering.

Infixite 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I already own a few AF140s in my current rig, I'm just wondering about the fitting of them in the 350D. I have a 500r from Corsair right now, and I wanna downsize to the 350D.

srs922 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

They will fit fine, trust me. If I had issues with them I would have put them in the description. There are tons of other build on this website including Google images with these same fans in the front.

iamwildbear 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

doesnt the H60 come with pre applied thermal compound?

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

yes it does. It is also pretty good.

iamwildbear 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

heh just didnt get why you needed the extra compound :P

srs922 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

My CPU temps were really high when stress testing them and I thought the paste was bad and so I got some different thermal paste to see if it would fix the problem. Well it didn't and realized that it was Prime 95 that was over volting my CPU, causing me to get temps of over 100C. So yeah.

smikoczi 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Nice build. I've had my 350d for about a week now and the case is great. I will be adding two AF 140's for front intake and two AF 120's on the top for exhaust along with the AF 120 I have on the back.

I'm a Corsair fan as well but with cables I went with Bitfenix extensions and they made it look great for a lot cheaper than the Corsair cables. If you're still looking, they might be a good (cheaper) option.

+1 for a sexy case

iamwildbear 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

If you want it to look even better( at a ridiculus price) you should get the Armour for the motherboard. even though it would mean removing the cooler, im sure you didnt use ALL that paste :3