Bought a pair of razer 7.1 tiamat headset to replace the broken blacksharks. The headset is extremely comfortable but the mic is not great but usable, wish it could be more flexible. It also has a control unit which is nice.
Decided it is time to OC the CPU and see what it is capable of. As i am still a beginner at OCing i didnt want to do anything too drastic or push it too far. Originally the cpu was running at 4400mhz at around 50 degrees underload. so i went into bios and slowly ramped up the core ratio from 44 to 47. Stressed test the system with aida64 for around 30mins at 4.7ghz (core voltage was about 1.277v), the temp stayed around the high 60s to the low 70s at 40% fan speed (still really quiet, rad fans r in a push/pull config).
added some better photos
This build is for my school project also a reason to build a high end pc :) there will be more detailed shots in a couple days time when i get my hands on a DSLR. current crappy photos r just temporary taken with my phone.
CPU- Had my eyes on this cpu for a while now, finally able to purchase it pretty damn powerful. Does well with after effects and photoshop,
cooler- always like the kraken series more than corsair's. It cools a bit better and just prefer the overall design and the hue RGB controller
mobo- a nice cheapish z97 board with the red dragon suit which suits my colour scheme.
ram- once again i like g.skills especially how most of their ram r red also decently priced and reliability.
storage- went with 840 evo...nuff said. also the 2 x 2tb 7200rpb hd. Was initially planning to raid 1 them but after some consideration, gonna use them as two separate drives.
gpu- ALL HAIL ROG, wanted the gpu to be future proof for a long time before i have to upgrade again. many people said i shouldve waited for the 800 series but just because a new series is coming out doesnt mean it will outperform its predecessor, am i right peeps?
psu- a nice full modular evga psu with hybrid fan control
headphone- my friend was nice enough to give me his old pair of blacksharks for free since he recently upgraded. yay :)
also as this is a school project, if you dont mind leave an overall rating of this build out of 10 and some constructive criticism which i will add to my final report to be handed up and marked, thanks all.