Description

The i7 runs at a turbo clock speed of 3.9 GHz as long as the 212 Evo can keep it cool. The GTX 970 is clocked at a modest 1504 MHz, and it is very stable. General cooling is now handled by THREE Define R2 fans, which circulate air through the new and spacious Define R5 case. The new case and an extra fan are all the differences to the previous Jack the Ripper build. All prices are marked as dollars but were paid in Euro. Some sexy new pictures now as well.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great performance for it's specs, and an obvious plus is the low power consumption.

Memory

Great in every way, only the heat sinks are a bit large.

Storage

Was fooled by Kingston's solid reputation, this SSD does not match up to its similarly priced competition.

Storage

No complaints, solid in every way. Only it doesn't match my color scheme!

Video Card

The best 970 out there, but boy is it big.

Case

Fantastic case for a great price. Build quality and functions excellent. Comes with a few carefully planned changes to the R4.

Power Supply

Pretty much what one would expect, could maybe use a few more output slots though.

Case Fan

Very quiet and high performing.

Monitor

Good price to performance ratio, although there are some minor quality issues like bleeding. Overclocking is a great feature.

Keyboard

In my opinion, a perfect keyboard considering the fact that it isn't mecahnical.

Mouse

Best mouse I ever used, wireless sensor works flawlessly. Only a bit heavy, but that's a matter of taste anyway.

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

2 suggestions: tidy up the cables a bit and flip over that psu. Otherwise, +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes exactly. The R5 is great with cable management; it's almost illegal to not go behind the motherboard.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. I think a lot of people have installed psu's backwards, it's easy to do. Once it gets turned around cable management will be even easier as well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you pull your wires behind the case if you can? I agree with mlach's statements. Otherwise this is nice to see three photos, instead of two from your previous version. I'm also curious, how are those temperatures for your CPU? Since you mention that you overclocked to 3.9. And how do you like this case? It's pretty interesting. Enjoy your build. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This CPU isn't over lockable the 3,9 GHz is default turbo boost. And the case I like a lot.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I'm sorry. I misunderstood on your description there. Makes sense too, since I was wondering how that was possible but it's obvious now. And glad you like your case... Still... How are your temps?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Since the CPU only takes less than 70W of power and I have an after-market cooler, the temps are great. Even at high utilization (Arma 3 :D) the temps remain below 50 degrees Celsius. The low power draw is one of the things I really like about this processor.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

That is great temps, for having a CPU that is below 50° C with such activity. Thank you for your responses, and it sounds like you are enjoying your PC! Thanks for sharing your build. :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

so beutiful