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College Workstation

by EGMXC

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Gaming / CAD rig

*RAM is from old computer :)

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Retroman 5 points 62 months ago

great build +1

the ram is actually fine its just not perhaps as aesthetically pleasing as the ones with the heatsinks on it and if your not overclocking them its no biggy but who cares really, mine are the same in my build, but I have 16gb taken from my old build, so same story there

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Thanks, and yeah, I'll likely switch them out when something nice goes on sale

Retroman 1 point 62 months ago

totally, I'm waiting for the same thing, however, I fear we might be waiting for a while, RAM prices are pretty horrific these days haha :)

Nurinder 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Just put some Artic RC RAM coolers on make them look more ascetically pleasing. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Simm-Passive-RAM-Cooler/dp/B001A5O03C

Swish2000 1 point 62 months ago

Damn, those look nice!

Retroman 1 point 62 months ago

I actually dont like the look of those BUT thank you for the info, I always appreciate helpful members like yourself offering great alternatives! so thanks anyways :)

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

man those are tall, lol

Nurinder 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

No worries, having them in my build managed to get some value ram cheap. Just waiting on the damn NZXT H440 to be released in the UK !

AustinTheTimelord 2 points 62 months ago

Why did you choose that ram? Just curious..

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 3 points 62 months ago

It was out of my old computer, figured it was good enough for now

AustinTheTimelord 2 points 62 months ago

Ah I see :p that makes sense and hey it works so you kinda can't complain :p I was only asking due to aesthetics..

skyfox64 3 Builds 1 point 62 months ago

You know, I kinda thought the same thing, but it doesn't look all that bad in the pics. +1 btw I used the same case in my build

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Low profile can be nice :) and thanks

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 62 months ago

Nice build, that GPU is huge.

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 2 points 62 months ago

Comparison against my old GTX 560

http://imgur.com/uZmsZny

*and hand

duramax08 1 Build 2 points 62 months ago

"work"station.

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Haha yep, no delays and hindrances to productivity ;)

actechy 7 Builds 2 points 62 months ago

Nicely done, +1

ABJ117 1 point 62 months ago

Why the 280x over the 770?

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

This was built when the 280x just came out so it was $349 vs the $400+ 770

ABJ117 2 points 62 months ago

Ok. Good thing you bought it then and not now during the age of bitcoin inflation. :P

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Yeah its $599 now on Newegg, I'm glad I went with it when I did, at the time being a cheaper (newer) 7970, its just a beast

connortm97 1 point 62 months ago

Good build, if you plan on getting more RAM go with higher freq (1800 - 2400) because haswell works better with higher freq instead of latency like ivy or sandy.

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Alrighty, likely will, soon I'll get into overclocking so it will certainly help with performance

8F01C198997 11 Builds 1 point 62 months ago

Did you include the picture of the Asus laptop to show the different badges with the third and fourth generation processors?

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Nah I just wanted to show my laptop too :) it has an i7 3630QM which isn't too far off

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Dat battery life though..............................................................................................................

peterb 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Ehh you have enough room to Crossfire... :P

EGMXC submitter 1 Build 2 points 62 months ago

I actually though about that, would have to fold down all the front panel connectors, but yeah it'd fit... wouldn't be any room for any airflow at all but it'd fit XD

Chubby_Panda19 1 point 45 months ago

How well is the monitor?

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EGMXC submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

The ram is just what I had left from my other computer, it'll be swapped out eventually. I actually put it together in September, and the R9 has been very nice to me so far, I overclocked it from 1070 to 1150 (6400 mem) on stock voltage.. I push it pretty hard at times and it usually peaks around the 70 degree mark. The heat sink is a nice bonus because under load the GPU is virtually silent (unlike the Toxic 280x). And yes I do enjoy it very much as even the some of the most demanding tasks seem not to be too hard for it to handle, and thank you very much :)

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