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cbf taking side panel off and dark room.

 

asus z97-k/4690k/780ti

 

that hard disk at bottom is not connected they are the hot swap bays

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I built this PC in October 2012.

Still going strong, video card is permanent sli cos 2GPU's on same PCB

 

Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor  running @ 4GHz.       

16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws running @ 2133 MHz.

Asus  ROG Rampage IV Formula mother board.

1  Nvidia GTX 690, default settings.

1  OCZ SSD, 240GB.

 

 

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have sandwiched the CPU radiator with 4 fans in push/pull config.

 

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11 minutes ago, Ford Freak said:

far out that's some serious fans on that cpu cooler lol

 

It gets hot in the summer in Cairns  

+ stock speed of CPU is 3.2 GHz, running @ 4GHZ = more heat   :)

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hahahaha gold. where can I buy one of those hard drives?

it needs to have 1000w in it please so I can save 1000gb worth of data on it.

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its really not that difficult and there are couple of different methods. Selecting the correct mobo, cpu and ram as well as knowing the limitations of the setup are key.

I have an haswell i5 4570 non K at 3.6ghz and have short burst at 4gz. Yes it is actually possible to overclock a non K processor but the multipliers are limited. FSB method can be used but the reason intel didnt make them "k's" and leave the multipliers unlocked is they know they are unstable at higher clocks. From my understanding they dont manufactuer Ks and non Ks specifically its determined in testing if they will be suitible. Or they are the same cpu and they literally charge you a bucket load more for just leaving it unlocked...But I have genuinely found mine unstable past 4ghz at like 80c well before thermal throttling.

If you want to go nuts like 8ghz you will need liquid nitrogen and its retarded. Good liquid cooler and correct parts will see a reasonable increase in clock speeds

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With my Z97 rig I initially had an intel G3258 (unlocked 3.5ghz dual core) for some fun and also cause it was only $90 got that upto 4.5ghz at 1.32v. I pushed it to 4.7ghz but I wasn't comfortable with the voltage.

 

Current chip I didn't even touch the voltage for stable 4ghz, been like that for about 8 months. I need a bigger cooler and believe this chip is good for 4.2-4.4ghz.

 

Currently runs corsair H55, this is a H110i that I want to fit but I was thinking of doing a custom watercooling setup with a triple 120mm radiator front mounted :rockon:

 

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I need to dig up photos of @SteveR 's computer, quite like how he had to cut his case to fit the new graphics card and think he should show off his IT man handywork :P

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Yeah my ivy bridge was at 4.2ghz without doing anything other than a multiplyer on the standard boxed cooler. Ran like a dream. 

 

Built it for over clocking and never did apart from the msi auto overclock. Ivy bridge is old but gold

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Got my 4770k @ 4.8 with 1.28v 24/7, using an x61 nzxt kraken water cooler for the cpu. Overclocked everything ive owned since my celeron 300... like turning up the boost just nerdier and much less exciting. Can help if you need but the guides you'll find around are a better source of info

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Overclocker forums are a good source too.. plenty of info on the interwebs

 

Edit: 245 of 252 updates. Home stretch! Been going for like 6hrs:/

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22 hours ago, luke187 said:

Got my 4770k @ 4.8 with 1.28v 24/7, using an x61 nzxt kraken water cooler for the cpu. Overclocked everything ive owned since my celeron 300... like turning up the boost just nerdier and much less exciting. Can help if you need but the guides you'll find around are a better source of info

 

yer I have the i5 4690k. would like to try o/c for more boost when gaming now that im getting back into it. I think the graffix card is a gtx 960. just a cheap build. 

 

playing gta needs a boost ahahha

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CPU, RAM, cooler and Motherboard have turned up - GPUs and main hard drive probably won't be here til after the weekend :(

 

Am fighting the urge to put it together with what I have (will be using my main case, so will be without a 2nd PC til it's done)

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Yeah honestly the cpu overclock made little change gaming wise. Even an 100mhz overclock on the GPU made more difference. Maybe with a console port you might find something CPU bound to really take advantage of the OC, for normal usage it definitely feels faster though. I have a 770 which is probably slightly slower than your 960 and have can pretty much run any game max or high and a solid 60fps. Witcher 3 and a few others were the exception but still  got a solid 40-50fps with very high.


Would also recommend msi afterburner for the the 960 oc.

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Hence the reason overclocking is a novelty these days. Getting a waterblock for your gpu and turning that up is worth it as mentioned.

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33 minutes ago, mightbuyaford said:

do it! dooooooooooo ittttttttttttttttttttt nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! :D

 

Decided to hold off til the weekend - there's a slight chance I could get a delivery tomorrow and am also at my busiest time of year (work wise). If something went wrong tonight on the build I'd be stuffed tomorrow.

 

23 minutes ago, luke187 said:

Yeah honestly the cpu overclock made little change gaming wise. Even an 100mhz overclock on the GPU made more difference.

 

Would be interested to try something like Minecraft or ("soon to be released") No Mans Sky - I reckon they'd be more CPU limited than GPU (to a point)

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