Project warlock - supreme overclock noiseless build

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I am building my dream pc and want to share its story
the specs are
ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 1080p 144Hz 1ms 3d vision monitor
AMD FX-8350 cpu @ 5.0ghz
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 @1500MHz
250GB samsung evo
2x1 TB 7200 rpm WD blue drives in raid 0
MSI 990fxa-gd80 mobo
32GB 4x8GB 2100MHz G.Skill trident x
corsair h100i water cooler for cpu
corsair h50i w/ NZXT kraken g10 for GPU
3 corsair SP quiet edition fans for radiators*
2 corsair SP quiet edition Blue LED fans for radiators*
3 corsair AF quiet edition blue LED fans for front of case and exhaust
NZXT sentry 3 fan controller
corsair C70 case
corsair RM850 850watt silent psu
5x pwm splitters
cheap lg cd drive

pcpartpicker link: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/4knnTW
 

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after receiving everything but the h50i and nzxt Kraken I went to work now its worth noting that originally i had a 650 watt evga psu and the best rated amd micro atx board by asus (which was why i was limited to 1600mhz) and also a Raidmax Hyperion matx 102wbu case but after a faulty psu fried the mobo i decided to go mid tower and all out
 

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I purchased the MSI mobo case and a fx-6300 next although the h50i and Kraken had still yet to come in. I went to work assembling the PC but soon realized the nzxt sentry 2s need for a molex on every pwm cable would make cable management impossible.
 

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After much research i decided on the sentry 3. I got that installed booted successfully and installed windows. only problem the gpu was faulty it crashed on anything high performance but I had already thrown away the box luckily I was able to exchange it and also buy a fx-8350 and by this time the h50i and nzxt kraken came in. after installing everything, hooking all the fans to the sentry 3 with pwm splitters and crossing my fingers I pressed the power button...
 

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IT WORKED! now for the fun part Overclocking. I wanted a high overclock that was stable even with the fans on minimum.
after some tweaking with the bios I OCed the cpu to 4.5ghz and 5.0 at turbo and the memory to 2000mhz ran prime95 for 3 hours with the fans on high and 2 more hours with them at low. It had no hiccups so I moved to the GPU I was willing to be more conservative with it as stock its already overclocked and its plenty powerfull already I bumped it to 1500mhz at turbo 7400mhz memory clock and 110% power safely. I ran unigen prime 95 furmark and 3d mark with no problems and never breaking 40c idling at 10c for the CPU and 25c for the gpu was also a nice plus.
 

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my 3d mark score was about 9500 getting 12k on gpu 9k on physics and 4k on combined. lower combined scores are to be expected from an AMD CPU. I was finally done... well almost I have now purchased a StarTech S2510U33RUSM 5.25" Black SATA III USB 3.0 5.25" USM Storage Bay with 2.5" SATA
and I am either purchasing 32gb 4x8gb of 1866 mhz g.skill trident x or 2133 depending if the mobo and cpu can support about 2300 which is what the memory will be at after the cpu OC I'm alsu getting the case professionally painted picks will come soon

*update decided on the 1866MHz and will over clock to 2100
 
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