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Fire Wing

by hyperstalker

13
25 Comments

Details

Date Built

Aug. 15, 2012

CPU Clock Rate

4.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

63.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.4 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

Used for gaming ranging from classics to new titles, my main goal with this build is to make it last a good long while. So far it has been a real trooper and the upgradability has been superb. I will make changes whenever I replace or add new parts accordingly.

Part Reviews

CPU

have yet to have any hiccups with this processor. The OC ability was to my liking and more than likely I could push a little more omph out of it but what's the point i think 4.3 is plenty.

CPU Cooler

A great cooler for the price, my only complaints are that its a big sucker to take on and off and is a space hog. Also cleaning it completely without removing it is becoming inconceivable.

Comments Sorted by:

edman545 10 Builds 2 points 70 months ago

My neck hurts just looking at the tv setup. Someone call the ergonomics police. Nice build though.

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

thats where the chair comes in haha the picture has the keyboard on the desk but i actually put the mouse and keyboard on a board and lay the board across my computer chair armrests and lean back and take it all in :p it actually works out quite well.

bbooiigg 1 point 70 months ago

Can you take a picture of it? I would actually like to see this myself.

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

sure thing lemme take one real quick

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

your neck might hurt more looking at these pictures of it lol i always forget iphone is meant to be take length shots not width shots. it looks kinda uncomfortable but it hasent bothered me at all. i wouldnt mind painting it black or getting something else so that it looks for aesthetically pleasing but for now that what I have. also having it like some college classrooms have it where if your not using it you can move it up and over to the side of the chair would be pretty awesome.

jfree232 2 points 70 months ago

i dont see that hper 212 evo

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

the picture is older i can take a few pics for yall to show whats all been added since those pictures.

EPiCxCOMMANDER 1 point 70 months ago

I have the same psu, how do you like it.

NUclearD3 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

I have the 700W version of that power supply and it is great so far.

FokMaster 2 Builds 1 point 70 months ago

I'm getting that one too. On a scale of 1-10 how great is it tho.

NUclearD3 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

I would give it an 8. It comes with the cables you need for even Sli/crossfire. They look pretty good,but I have seen better. And most importantly it has been running great and low sound not comply quite but you will not notice it.

FokMaster 2 Builds 1 point 70 months ago

How good is it for cable management since it is not FULLY modular?

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

only problem i ran into was cable length and even then for the most part depending on your case you should be fine.

NUclearD3 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

Its good because the only cables that can't be taken away are the ones that power the motherboard so it works out. All the other cables are mod cables, you just put in what else you need,

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

works for me which is all i care about the 12V Power Connector and Power Connector connection to the mobo could of been a little longer so i could do better cable management but other than that it works fine.

Smily 1 point 70 months ago

I would've spent another $20 and upgraded to a 1TB HDD. After all, if you hook your TV up to your computer, you're probably gonna want to save movies, and they take up a lot of space. If not, 500GB should be plenty.

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

well to be fair the HDD is my storage i put alot of data on my SSD since its so roomy :p but i also have a external 1TB and a Network 1TB HDD so i have plenty of space all around.

also at the time of me buying it all which was all the core components to get it running i wanted to keep it under 800$ and was scraping by with pennies. notice how i dont have an optical drive? saved me 20$ by not using one and i really havent needed one since ive had this build.

Smily 1 point 70 months ago

Yeah, I didn't see those extra things. You've got plenty of storage. How did you install windows without an optical drive?

hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

surprisingly you can install it off a USB. just gotta get the windows .ISO which you can download from their website get a program that makes it bootable off a flashdrive and then boot the comp off of the flashdrive. that part was easy. it gets interesting when you have to put all the MOBO drivers and video card drivers on there. to do that i made seperate ISO's and put them in a flash drive along with magic iso which is a virtual drive program that allows you to run iso's and did all the installing like that yes it took more time to convert and all that just to save 20$ but i didnt mind. also i use my laptop now as a network optical drive.

XxShadowHunt3rxX 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

lol epic cooling system :3

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hyperstalker submitter 1 Build 1 point 70 months ago

nahh :p i also got a star wars poster that needs to be put up.