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Come to the dark side...

by xpr0metheusx

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22 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 17, 2016

Date Built

March 15, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.04 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

No, this is not my first build and I am not a teenager. Not that there's any thing wrong with that. =) Anyway on to my build...

The requirements for my build was it needed quiet, be on the smaller side, be not too bright, and be a good looking rig that could play current games on high settings and still get 60fps. Also it needed to be able to go 1440p and still hang at high settings. I don't have the 1440p monitor yet but I will be getting it soon.

Installation was a breeze. Surprisingly had no major issues. Still need to organize the the wires in the back and clean up the presentation a little bit more. Also, I'll add better images later. But it's all up and running very nicely so far.

As for temps, it is pretty cool. The H7 keeps the cpu cool. The R9 390 gets a little hot under load(65C max) but

CPU: i5-6600K. Really nice so far. Right now I'm only overclocking to 4.2GHz but might go further after I've played on the system some more.

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 is really quiet and does a great job cooling. It's very big and it made it impossible to install my m.2 in the first slot but luckily I had another slot further down on the board.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 has all the right features for me. The two m.2 slots were nice. Weird placement of a few fan headers though.

Memory: Kingston FURY 16GB DDR4-2400 looks nice and works... not much to say. It's ram.

Storage Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 is small and fast. PLUS, no wires! The WD red is large(storage wise) and queit.

Video Card: Sapphire R9 390 is pretty sweet so far. I need to really run it through it's paces but so far it runs cool and quiet.

Case: NZXT S340 is awesome! I love this case. The layout and spacing for cables is great. It's big enough for the massive Sapphire card(which is very long!)

Power Supply: Does a good job and the fan is quiet(My last rig was very noisy in general)

Case Fans: I was skeptical about these fans at first because they aren't super popular but they are very nice. They push a good amount of air and are very quiet and low rpms. They are PWM too.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really nice so far. Right now I'm only overclocking to 4.2GHz but might go further after I've played on the system some more.

CPU Cooler

It's quiet and keeps my cpu pretty cool. Plus it doesn't look awful.

Motherboard

Has all the right features for me. The two m.2 slots were nice. Weird placement of a few fan headers though.

Memory

Looks good and was nicely priced.

Storage

Small and fast. PLUS, no wires!

Video Card

Very good so far. It can get a little hot but it's totally manageable. It's very large so it will make finding smaller cases harder.

Case

I love this case. The layout and spacing for cables is great. It's big enough for the massive Sapphire card(which is very long!)

Case Fan

I was skeptical about these fans at first because they aren't super popular but they are very nice. They push a good amount of air and are very quiet and low rpms. They are PWM too.

Comments Sorted by:

Red_Eagle 2 points 33 months ago

I love everything about this ༼ °ー° ༽

Sawdog 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Nice build :)

Squishbean1 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

The first thing I heard when I saw this was James Earl Jones's voice.... Looks very nice, great job. I have the same CPU cooler. Also, I'm a teenager and I'm not offended.

xpr0metheusx submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

LOL. I see so many of the "I'm 14 and have budget of ..." lines on this site thought I would change it up a little =).

Squishbean1 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Yep.

Finnin1442 2 points 32 months ago

Nothing wrong with being younger, new generation of builders :)

ComputerBubbles 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Raid with another m.2 ssd. Please

hawkeye1 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I agree completely. SD are perfect for raid 0. you should be able to do raid0 on the mobseto, not from intel chipset.

526christian 2 points 33 months ago

Get upvoted m8

hawkeye1 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

+1 for case, m.2, gpu, cpu and cooler nice build.

Xorex64 2 points 33 months ago

i like this build, good job

+1

Percivious_ 2 points 33 months ago

This is such a Lit build, cant find a single thing that could be improved for the price

Kelfella 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Hi , im in the process of carrying out my first build which has similar parts to yours . One of those parts is the NXZT S340 case , can I ask why you purchased fans for this case , does it not have enough fans or the stock fans no good ? Also im planning on using the CRYORIG H7 cooler , did you have any issues installing it ? Really like the look of the H7 in your build .

xpr0metheusx submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

The stock fans are OK but a little loud for my liking. So i got fans that you can programmatically change the fan speed(pwm) which allows you to make them quieter. Plus you only get two 120s with the case but the case takes two 140s for the front intake, one 140 for the rear top and one 120 for the rear. If you don't want to spend any more than you have to on fans I would suggest you get at least one 140 for the rear top and switch the two provided 120s to the two front intake spots.

Kelfella 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

I see some ppl have fans in their parts list and others don't , was wondering why , thanks for making me aware of that . Im I right , some after market fans have a set speed and some can be adjusted , is this done from the motherboard software ?

xpr0metheusx submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Yes, you adjust it through the motherboard(bios)

Kelfella 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

I understand now , thanks a lot for your help .

Slade84 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Looks alot like mine ;) +1

I would check out the Crimson AMD Driver and program (raptor and playtv not needed) I use obs to record/stream.

Temps wise now. I always hit 75 on the GPU (40s to 50 with the cpu) but never over when running DCS or star citizen while streaming. I generally run at 1440. For dcs its mid to high with acceptable frame rates while in cockpit appears to be a steady high fps.

idle is 25 on the cpu, 38 for the gpu.

xpr0metheusx submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I posted better pictures!

ajcardiac 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Nice build :-D

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pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

So do you have a one of those screensavers changing your avatar every 5 minutes.. :)

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xpr0metheusx submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

What fans would you have used instead?

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