Unfortunately, the Hyper Cooler 212 EVO couldn't last against an FX-9590 so I switched over to the Corsair H100i GTX. No problems since and under heavy load, it goes 40C. 15~20C Idle compared to 60C heavy load and 25C Idle.
Do be careful about defects about Water Cooled Units (All-In-Ones in particular) before purchasing.
If you want to aircool with better results, I highly recommend the Noctura http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018.
And thanks man.
I've updated the specs while I re-formatted the page here. Ctrl+F 'Benchmark'. Sorry for the late reply.
Thanks, friend. It was my first build from scratch. I've installed and replaced parts before on other PC's but haven't made a computer for myself.
I know, I hate the table as well. I'm getting this on the weekend and assembling it: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50219044/
Gotta respect the case mod skills.
Nice selection, indeed. If you wanted to go a bit under budget at the time you made the build. You can opt in for air cooling. My favorite part is the case, looks lovely.
You're right about that, that's my bad.
You managed to pick up some brand names, and made the costs around ~$1300. This is not a bad build at all. However if you want more performance for boot times and the like, with some saving in mind, allow me to recommend Kingston or Crucial. Their 120 GB and 250 GB at the time of this post are around 70~199.99$.
Hey guys, I've did an overhaul of the formatting. It's not 100% the way I want it, but it'll do for now.
I also typed up some new content regarding about the reasoning behind the build. Check that out and be as vocal as you like. Let me know what you guys think!
On Blacklist, they ran anywhere from 80~90 FPS on Max Settings. That is pretty darn impressive. Actually, since I'm so used to this monitor now, I play on a single monitor if I can't make it run 120fps consistently.
The triple 3D monitor effect draws you in quite a bit. It's weird at first but you get used to it. It's nowhere near as bad as a... Nintendo 3DS. Oh god.
You're right, it is mhz. Fixed.
With the bill, not much. The Corsair PSU draws as much power as needed. The amount of watts I'm using at best is at ~1000w.
Temperatures are alright for me when not doing anything intensive such as cranking up a demanding game with triple monitors. Using one monitor to play on runs smooth.
However with air cooling, you're not going to really overclock all that much. This PC's a lifesaver for being a heater, but I'll hate it when it comes to summer time.
I am also working on that too. I already have a desk in mind here and I'll update the post when I manage to get that going.
My beta build with the help of a very lovely friend, recommended me these parts. After digging around some more, it helped me with my needs, and had a budget of $1500 at the time. At the time I gathered the parts, it costed me a bit less than ~$1400 which is very nice to start with. This is with only one monitor, and one gpu, which explains the price range of it being so high.
The second card, and the additional two monitors of the same Asus VG248QE 144hz racked up the huge spike in the price. This is no 'budget' build by any means of the imagination. If I wanted to go for the best bang for my buck, the link I provided is the key.
I'll work on the description format right away.
That's right, I completely forgot to discuss about the cooling. The intake is the top, and the side panel (which is the panel that's used to remove the cover to show the inside). The exhausts are on the back, and bottom. The Fractal case comes with four small legs on the bottom that gives it enough room for air to pass through.
I have that in the description (bottom left corner of the page for people on the PC. PCPartPicker is weird like that). However, the highest I've ever seen it ran is almost 70C CPU from extreme benchmarking.
I fixed the cable management, but I used the wrong picture. Eugh. I'll work on updating the picture when it gets bright outside.
As for the other components, I got some of them at discount since I work in retail.