Description

I named my PC after the Monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever if you're not aware

This build started it's life out as a basic 4690k, 8GB, GTX 770 build about 2 years ago, and since then everything aside from the motherboard, CPU and HDD and in that two year period there has been many, many renditions of this rig, R9 290X, GTX 780 SLI, single GTX 780, more RAM, less RAM, bigger PSU, smaller PSU, no RAID, RAID 0.

I wanted a system that could run any current game on ultra settings at 1440p and achieve 60fps, alongside handling photo editing with the possibility to overclock more or less every part in the system. I also wanted something of the utmost highest quality from the parts, whilst still staying in a relatively compact form factory and keeping the system aesthetically pleasing, which I feel was a tough task that I achieved perfectly with this system, and mainly this case which is more or less the highlight of the system in my opinion.

Running temperatures:

GPU: 54C idle, 67C under load

CPU: 42C idle, 63C under load

Both the NH-D15 and the GPU run semi-passive. The GPU kicks the fan on at above 60C, the CPU fan comes up at 45C with the case fans running at a constant 35%. It's absolutely dead silent. The loudest part is the HDD in almost every case no matter how much load you're pumping on to it.

Overclocks:

GPU: 2101MHz core, 9200MHz effective memory, power% 126

CPU: 4.6GHz core, 1.266vcore

RAM: 2400MHz

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for the money, fast, affordable and a great overclocker.

CPU Cooler

The best air cooler out there, dead silent and a great performer.

Motherboard

Decent motherboard. Nothing special about it, nor is there anything special about the price.

Storage

Great SSD, no wonder it's rated as the best thing since sliced bread.

Storage

Not the greatest HDD i've ever had. It's fast, sure, but it's loud as hell, and quite pricey too.

Video Card

Absolute killer of a graphics card. Dead silent and a superb overclocker. 1508MHz stock, 2101MHz once overclocked.

Case

Great case, albeit a bit barebone, but a great looker. Not the quietest case ever, especially compared to my old Define R4, but i got it for the looks and it delivers on almost everything you'd want from a case.

Power Supply

Great PSU, essentially the same as the EVGA G2 750W under the hood, but it was cheaper when i bought it :)

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! I love that case :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Super compact too. 41 liters of dual chamber ATX case goodness.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn this looks lovely. I bet she's whisper quiet in operation.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Build looks awesome. Did you mod that panel or does it come with the case?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in love with the case, my cousin has it, but I cannot find it anywhere to buy, could you please inform me on where you bought it? Nice build! Very clean!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That cpu cooler is a monster ...Lol. But impressive cooling!