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by tggrng123



Date Published

Nov. 13, 2014

Date Built

Nov. 10, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

53.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.67 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz


I built this as my dream build. I've built many computers before for many other people but this is the first time I have built a rig for myself (finances were the holding back factor). I intend to further expand it in time. I will eventually be moving from a closed loop cooler to a custom loop. I am intending to use this machine for audio production, gaming, digital design (web, graphical, etc.), and video rendering.

I've refreshed this build with a new chassis and GPU (ROG Strix NVIDIA GTX 1080) from the GTX 780 that I had. I also added a Deepcool RGB 360 LED Kit to it.

I do plan to add a hardline tubing custom loop soon though.

Part Reviews


The performance out of the box is great! I've not had quicker rendering times than when I've got this CPU. With audio production, even the most CPU taxing VSTs hardly load it! I am disappointed, however, as I wasn't able to overclock at all with the one I received.


I love the quality of this motherboard! Asus continues to create quality products. The software features are a nice addition and I really like having the ability to easily replace my UEFI firmware chip. The UEFI firmware interface is great and user-friendly.

Comments Sorted by:

Griesyburger 4 points 52 months ago

Lol "pure beast"

woofwoofbro 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

nice audio technicas

tggrng123 submitter 1 Build 2 points 32 months ago

Thanks! They're amazing - it's a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.

woofwoofbro 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

I have the same ones :)

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Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

I see the same thing... which makes me nervous to see a $359.99 GPU to be dipping down to the right in photo #8. Is the CPU Fan the cause or what am I missing here?

Otherwise, taking a guess here... is the computer intended for games? Rendering? ??? I don't see the description mentioning a purpose yet.

"basic" parts for it to be up and running

Sounds like a work-in-progress who is waiting for their parts to arrive or be able to purchase down the road?

tggrng123 submitter 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

It is completed but I am adding more peripherals. I plan to do a two-way SLI, eventually. I also will be adding a sound card with ASIO for the audio production. As well as a few other things.

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 52 months ago

Ah, that makes sense. I'm sure you'll enjoy your computer then!

kingawesome7 1 point 40 months ago

Hi i music produce as well... Except i also do video editing, streaming while gaming, gaming. Intense mulititasking, sometimes i might do all of these at once and sometimes i might be doing other things like compiling code which requires alot of cpu power as well. I have a huge amount of plugins,VSTs, etc. I also have huge sound libraries too. I also would like my cpu to last giving me good performance 2-3 years. Do you think that this CPU will be up to task?? Or should i go with something along the lines of the x99 platform, like a 5820k??

Also how does it feel to finally build a dream build??? XD

tggrng123 submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Well, I'm not so sure about doing all of those at once - I believe even the top-end Haswell-E CPU would have trouble with that even (don't quote me on that). This system performs well for all workloads I've used on it so far. I've loaded complex audio projects with as many as 38 VSTs loaded at the same time and playing the project live. I would highly recommend using a sound card - be it a USB one or not, that supports ASIO. For video editing, it's splendid. Make sure to use good HDDs/ SSDs for the system - I would highly recommend Western Digital Black drives for an HDD. I would recommend 16 - 32 GB of RAM though, especially if you use libraries from EastWest/Quantum Leap or Native Instruments.

kingawesome7 1 point 40 months ago

Why do you recommend a sound card??? Does it sound better???

kingawesome7 1 point 40 months ago

With westrn digital blacks i tend to shy away from those because i feel like your paying for the warranty, and build quality and this:


kingawesome7 1 point 40 months ago

Oh and i have 16 gb of ram should i get 32gb???

Oh sh** I just realized i ahowerd you with question sorry.... Thank you for awnswering my questions by the way.

tggrng123 submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

To answer you last question: I love it! :D

monkeybars 1 point 52 months ago

That's like late-'90s jeans-level sag.

tggrng123 submitter 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

It isn't sagging at all. It's the perspective of the picture and an optical illusion.