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Completed. GPU barely fits.

by radovan787

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8 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 19, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 20, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

86.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.56GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.02GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C

Description

This machine is used as a super high performance gaming machine with performance for everything else. Sometimes the machine can act as a very low powered space heater but I actually want that from my machine. I use this machine to play games at max settings along with other CPU and CPU intensive applications. The things that worked nicely and well are installing the CPU, Motherboard, RAM, HDD and cables. The things that I had trouble with was the GPU which barely fit into the computer and I had trouble slotting it into the motherboard. The problems with this computer is that the HD audio for the front panel audio ports seem to have lots of interference from the GPU when running. I've plugged the headphones in the back of the computer which makes it work like it did before. The GPU is hard to install for me.

You may get lower CPU temps than what it says. The reason why it's so high is because Prime 95 with the max heat load was tested on the CPU.

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Connor_The_Gamer 2 points 2 months ago

Nice build but the cable management looks like burnt spaghetti. Also is that an iBook in the corner on your seventh picture?

radovan787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yes that is correct. That is an iBook G4 in the corner. To be exact it's the iBook G4, 1.42GHz, 1.5GB ram and 60GB hdd, and the 14inch model. You could even see it a little bit in the 8th picture.

AdamTheMan26 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Looks like mom's spaghetti in there. Was it worth spending $109.99 on an air cooler? Where is the SSD? Also it sounds like you have ground loop interference. Such a pain in the @$$!

radovan787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yes it was worth spending $109.99 on that air cooler, My intent was to have an air-cooled CPU, but water may reduce the spikes for the CPU by a lot more than what the air cooler can do. I'm also temporally using the back audio ports for headphones instead of the front ones. The mic port does not have any interference but the volume is as loud. (not that huge of a deal.) I'm also trying to fix the interference slowly and make that cable management much better. I just found out I don't need the two adaptors which can reduce cables by a lot, [assuming it does] But I will also need to route the cables through the back of the case.

radovan787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I've also forgotten to say that the SSD in the future may be intel Optane depending on what is available at the time when I get an SSD.

theunknown420 1 point 2 months ago

Why you need a strong power supply? You could get a 600w one.

radovan787 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I've gotten a strong power supply so I won't need to worry about my current power supply being too weak with future computers that I may or may not put it into.

theunknown420 1 point 1 month ago

You're also losing efficiency, and more stuff are using less power