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Black & Red 8600K Beast

by noahfuturePC


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Date Published

Dec. 13, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 11, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

4.104 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C


I mainly use my system for gaming, voice chatting, watching videos and movies, and coding. Everything seems to be working great and the temperatures are amazing. No complaints with any hardware. First build so it was a little difficult, but I managed to figure it all out with a little help from instructions. READ: I will be adding more pictures of my completed setup with speakers, sub and much more.

Part Reviews


Great CPU. Managed to OC to 5GHz on all cores with the bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 with temps not exceeding 71 degrees C.

CPU Cooler

Wonderful beefy air cooler. Was a pain to install but works like a charm.

Thermal Compound

Great paste, not much more to say. The amount isn't worth $10 though.


Great board.. stable OC for my i5-8600K at 5GHz with no temps above 71C. Poor lighting though.


Achieved 3000MHz as advertised.


Quick storage for my boot drive and all programs. No complaints.


Great drive for all my games. 1TB is more than enough for me.

Video Card

Absolute beast. OC a little. Wish I could change white MSI logo to red.


Great case, great cable management, great airflow, top radiator mounting tray was a pain to pull out and put back in.

Operating System


Case Fan

These have amazing airflow, LEDs are a little dim for me but overall, great build quality and looks.


Achieved a 180Hz OC with no line or whatever other people say they see. Stable and I love the gaming mode for displaying my refresh rate.


Very good build quality.. doesn't feel cheap at all even though it's on the lower end.


Great mouse. Love the weights idea but the mouse was already the perfect weight. No weighted needed for me. The buttons are a great feature and the DPI is insane although I never go over 2500.


Great build quality and the 7.1 Surround sound sounds great in FPS games such as CS:GO.


Just a boring ol' mouse pad but works great


Very hard to bend and the cable actually popped out of my motherboard connection so I had to loosen up the tension, but they look great.


Good fan hub even though I only used 5 fans. Small and compact, saved my life because I don't have 5 fan connections on motherboard.

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Noved 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

How's the monitor I was thinking about getting that one. Just curious if it has any problems with you

noahfuturePC submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I have had no problems so far and managed to OC to 180Hz with no gray line that many complain of. Overall, great monitor for my uses. Can be bright so I use the gaming mode to reduce stress on my eyes.

aulttyl 1 point 8 days ago

How did you decide on a cooler? I'm planning a similar build but can't decide between air/AIO. Nice build btw.

noahfuturePC submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

8600K.. relatively cool CPU - air cooler. 8700K.. relatively hot CPU - AIO. Also, the air cooler was cheaper and I liked the look of that bulky monster. Air cooler is easier to clean in my opinion as well, but much harder to install compared to AIO. What's your specs?

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