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I built this to replace my Samsung QX410 laptop that I had been doing all of my editing on. Only problems was the WD Black drive worked for about a day, then became unrecognizable. The Corsair RM1000 needs to be returned as well, I just need to get to a point in my projects where I can take the build apart and send it back.

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  • 68 months ago
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Are those CPU temps accurate? the idle looks a little high? Are you using adaptive voltage?

  • 68 months ago
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Look at the overclock he has... that's probably why he's reaching those temps

  • 68 months ago
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My overclock doesn't effect my idle because I have adaptive voltage and variable clock speeds that change to fit the purpose of what I am doing. I idle in the 20s and peak at 60.

  • 68 months ago
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41c isnt that bad for idling, if it was 45+ i'd start looking into it

  • 68 months ago
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well...except if the room is at 30 degrees, it is pretty bad

  • 68 months ago
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*I realized I looked at the idle CPU temp while streaming video (muted) and doing a few other things minimized. Derp. And it was a bit warmer than usual in my room. Open windows + no wind = stuffy room.

Edit: Idle temp fixed. Much cooler in the room (~30C) now and idle is at 35C.

  • 68 months ago
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what kind of video editing do you do, cause im pretty sure you dont do that heavy of video editing to have a 2600 build, but your money. save 200 dollars by getting a 4790k which does everything 3 minutes slower in real time video rendering. and mother board doesnt matter just can use more lanes but you only have 2 hard drives and 1 gpu. i mean i think you spent your money not smart at all. someone could have made a video editing build for 800 dollars cheaper and got almost the same performance. i feel like your in college and spent crazy amounts of money on this build thinking it fits ur needs. people who make battlefield maps guns the layout blueprints sounds to actually make the game, use computers like this. and its fits ur needs how i just may ask???

  • 68 months ago
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Sucks about you wd black. I always hear that 3tb drives and up have higher failure rates. Maybe get 2 2tb?

  • 68 months ago
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Yeah, I've heard the same with 3 and 4tb drives..figured I'd give it a shot. Oh well, there wasn't anything on it yet, so not a huge loss.

  • 68 months ago
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At least nobody is asking why he got a 780 and not a 970... hahaha people are crazy with that card. Nice build!

  • 68 months ago
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The only differences that make a biggish difference are that the 970 has 1/3 more vram and lower power consumption but either way, they perform about the same in games

  • 68 months ago
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its an editing rig. The card is probably mostly for rendering. I suppose. He did not mention he was gaming

  • 68 months ago
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Does the 970 offer a performance boost in rendering over the 780?

  • 68 months ago
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I don't know for sure but the 4 gigs of ram for the 970 vs 3 gigs for the 780 should be better for rendering but I think the 780 has more cuda cores so I really don't know.

  • 68 months ago
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In retrospect, I should have gotten the 970. I assumed the 970 would be more expensive than it was and it was out of stock pretty much everywhere. Practically speaking, I rarely need to render in Premier now and when I do it takes a few minutes, even for longer timelines. I can't imagine the 970 would have made that much of an improvement.

I am doing some gaming, though mostly it is an editing rig. I don't have any 4K monitors yet, nor one that is >60hz. 60fps/1080p everything maxed is fine for me in games.

  • 68 months ago
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Do you like the case?

  • 68 months ago
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I do. Very easy to build in, plenty of room for a n00b to run pretty tidy cable management. Looks nice on my desk, and it certainly is quiet.

  • 68 months ago
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I know this wasn't directed at me but I feel like adding my two cents too. I built into the Define R4 blackout for my current build and honestly have been less than impressed with it overall. For the same price I feel like I would have gotten a lot more for my money with the Phanteks Enthoo Pro.

The paint on the R4 is kind of crappy, there are no filters on the top intakes (and the top panel has a lot of flex) the ssd "mounts" on the mobo tray are little more than screw holes which necessitate you remove the mobo and possibly psu to install 2.5" drives there, and despite being a super wide case I still don't feel like I had enough room to fit my 24pin cable in without having to force the panel back on.