Can We Still Overclock Non-K Intel Skylake CPUs? answer is yes. watch the youtube link on the steps to do it. you can clearly do it since you have a z170 mobo with non k cpu and you're using an AIO. Run it around 4.4gz and the performance would be noticeable.
PS. I logged in just to comment about this since you can still OC a non k chip up to date. You have a nice build. 10/10 ram, m.2 ssd. OC that CPU to 4.4 and get an rx 480 or gtx 1060 in the future. have fun :)
nice looking cards, DAYUMM! +1. Delidding the cpu could help with the thermal problem and you'll be able to push higher clocks.
You have a 27" that can run 144hz but can't and only running it at 59hz, well thats not good.
You can also remove the hdd cages since you have nothing in them.
Honestly though from the 4th picture, that really look nice beside the red snakes ;)
PS. somehow I couldn't +1 any build
DID IT GROW?
very nice build +1
"And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow."
Anyways very nice build, +1
i7 5820k at 34.4GHz that's pretty intense xD
It could be nothing but is the top fan working? From the 7th picture it looks like it's not spinning.
Anyways nice build +1
I stand corrected, IF the benchmarks are true then wait for RX 480 release date is June 29, the RX 480 beats the gtx 980 and is VR ready. At $199 which beats a gtx 980 what more can you ask, Value right there.
The stock cooler is fine since you have a locked i5 cpu. The only thing missing is a gpu. IF you're from AUS I would recommend ASUS R9 390 8GB for AUD $389 from mwave I know a lot of people are waiting for the RX 480 for the value, and yes it's better but don't expect it to be able to match the performance of the R9 390.
Congrats on being featured! Your Build made it!
Not every day you'd see a kid with a monitor on his back +1
the first thing i said when i saw the 2 1080's was Fvck. lmao +1 man hope those **** are treating you like a king! The only problem with those cards are thermal throttling which is seen through different benchmarks online
if you're gonna upgrade the GPU from a gtx 960 and budget is restricted I would personally look at r9 390 or gtx 970 when the prices goes down. If the budget is quite alright go for the gtx 1070 or wait and see the polaris cards
Nice build, you should have gone with a z87 or z97 mobo since you got a unlocked cpu. The PSU could have been better for the money such as evga B2/G2 or corsair RMx/RMi. You could have also gotten a 4gb GPU but then again gtx 960 has a 128-Bit mem bus(R9 380 is a better choice). For future upgrades i would recommend samsung 850 evo 250gb and another 8gb ram.
those temps are pretty high! I would recommend adding 2 front fans as intake.
i3 non K overclock works with z170 motherboards. He talks about the steps you need to do. This vid shows he recently bought a motherboard and he downloaded an older BIOS which is easy to do to allow baseclock OC. watch his 4min vid. overclocking i3 3.7ghz into 4.25ghz is a great boost of performance. I would just recommend having a better cpu cooler rather than the stock cooler. GL HF Anyways +1
"Valley Benchmank DX11 Ultra AAx2-----54.1 fps, Ultra AAx8------35.5 fps" I have a i7 4770 with gtx 760 2GB overclocked(since I liquid cooled mine) and at Ultra AAx8------47 fps. not sure why your gtx 960 is underperforming, maybe it's underclocked?
I saw a gtx 960 2gb and it's performing like mine at stock, if he overclocked his gtx 960 MSI(the white one, not red) would probably beat my 47 fps
I pretty much play dota 2 as well and currently have i7 4770 + gtx 760 overclocked. Playing dota 2 with 120 fps, I do believe that even a gtx 950 OC can play dota 2 at 120 fps not the gtx 750 ti though. 4.6k mmr here :D Anyways +1
the 2 front fans are currently acting as exhaust, I would suggest to flip them around as intake. Anyways +1
i5-6600k has a base clock of 3.5ghz and when turbo boost is on(turn it on from the BIOS) it automatically goes to 3.9ghz. You're saying you overclocked to 3.7ghz which means you're under clocking it. I would recommend changing the CPU ratio to AUTO and just look for the intel turbo boost in the BIOS and just turn it on. Anyways +1
Flip the PSU so it's getting cooler air from the bottom of the case. +1
Nice build rocking with Xeon E3 1231 - basically performs like an i7-4770 +1
High Spec Pc deserves more pictures agree?
PS. Didn't know evga gtx 980 ti kingpin needs 2 8pin and a 6pin connectors. Anyways +1 for the specs
ofcs! look how she routed the cables, it's very clean. I would suggest doing the same
I had to comment when i saw it was 450W PSU, well that PSU should be fine. Hope nothing goes wrong!
I would highly suggest upgrading your PSU. Your system can use 432W and that 450W PSU won't handle it well when you start overclocking the CPU and the GPU in SLI. I would recommend cheap but high quality PSU such as EVGA B2/G2 or Corsair RMx/RMi. I said cheap but high quality since you can buy an expensive and high quality PSU sush as EVGA P2 or Corsair AXi/HXi but you don't need to.
Other than the PSU issue, if you just recently built this PC should have gone with a Gtx 970(OR a R9 390) and bought another one when money isn't an issue. Anyways +1 Mistakes were made but that experience will allow you to make less mistakes in the future
Nice upgrade and the cable management! Very Clean +1
It's way better to pull cold air from the bottom of the case to cool down the capacitors of the PSU than to pull Hot air produced by the gpu.
Eltech did a very good job with the cable management in that case! Here's her build. Best cable management for Corsair Spec 01/02/03 cases
Nice build +1 I wish the GPU came with a backplate. The cable management can clearly be improved. The DDR3 are placed in the wrong slots, they are currently NOT running in dual channel mode. According to Z97-G45 Gaming Manual If you have 2 memory stick, they should be placed in the slots 2 4( 1 2 3 4 ) Download the pdf manual and go to page 15 of the PDF if you wanna check it.
Alright let's end it here. I knew it you were the chick who made this beauty using spec 02. I had that booked mark to encourage some people with the case. Anyways Gn from Aus
Imagine a asus z87 motherboard heating up when just overclocking a i7 4790k at 4.6ghz. How much more is a H97 that isn't for overclocking.
3.9 x 103.(something) = 4.058ghz The voltages(everything is on auto), just change the base clock since i7 4770 non K processor
The heat sink of the motherboard heats up. This is my experience when increasing base clock since I have a lock processor i7 4770, highest clock is 3.9ghz I can do it stable at 4.058 and the motherboard heat sink radiates heat this is why I only do it during winter.
PS. Also in my brother's case when he upgraded to i7 4790k, he already had a asus Z87 but the heat sink of the motherboard really gets hot I mean(touch it for 1 sec and it really burns) thats only at 4.6ghz thats why he upgraded to asus Z97.
thats pretty much the story of my mom's PC. Me and my bro upgrading. She has i5 4440, asus z87, 8gb ram, corsair case, corsair PSU, samsung 840 evo, 2tb(pretty much free from us)
to some extent I would agree that it can handle minor overclocking probably 400mhz at most(if lucky) but if you're going to get a unlock processor then might as well go for a Z motherboard. Overclocking with a H97 motherboard would also produce more heat compared to a Z97 motherboard since it's not made for overclocking.
Rear and top fans should always act as exhaust since hot air rises. From he's case which has rear, top and front acting as exhaust I would agree to do a push or push-pull config as intake for the front fans this is mainly due to the limits of the case S340 with 240mm radiator. I would never recommend top as intake, sorry if you misunderstood my comment.
for a push-pull config you might have to remove the white bracket
This is just a question. Wouldn't the temp of his gpu be higher? This is why having it exhaust is the best way(rear or top) but S340 case has limits.
That VS650 PSU is at the bottom line of Corsair line up. Hopefully nothing goes wrong with the build. I would consider upgrading it. Another one is the H97 motherboard that doesn't allow you to overclock. Other than those two +1
Looks like everythings fine after all, have fun and enjoy the beautiful rig!
The 1st and 11th picture shows the PC is ON but the rear fan aren't spinning. Is this because of a great SLR camera or something else.
PS. Just wanted to point it out. Anyways +1 my next build will most likely be black/white with krait msi board or a console-like PC(Ml08 or RVZ02)
When I saw the name I was expecting a Gtx Titan X.
PS. Just being honest. Anyways +1
Nice Xeon CPU +1 It's basically i7-4770. The build looks great but I wish you've gotten atleast a Gtx 950 and a better PSU, it was cheap I understand but still.
The Flaming Vermin Solid, humble build +1
ahhh I see, still have a lot of room to OC'ed when needed.
Great budget pc with good intentions +1
I would recommend overclocking the i5-6600k at 4.4/4.5ghz since you have 240mm liquid cooler, that should be a breeze. Anyways +1
PLEASE get it OFF the carpet other than that +1
Hopefully you're overclocking with CM hyper 212 evo since from the pictures, you're currently using a stock cpu fan. Anyways +1
Watta cute little beee +1
Had a look Marshmallow, he's clean gave a +1. Yea a hyper 212 Evo/ hyper 212X is a good cpu cooler. Just make sure it will fit the case.
Well I am very flattered! :D Kinda smiled when I saw you renamed it to my suggestion. It was literally what came out of my mouth when I saw the 5th picture.
So this is a friend's PC? If ever an upgrade comes to mind, tell him a R9 390 or a Gtx 970(both of them will drop in prices once the polaris/pascal cards comes out. JUNE/July) would nice since i7 2600k can still kick some ***!
PS. After market Cpu cooler would be nice when overclocking.