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by STixRedline


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Date Published

Dec. 27, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 26, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.516 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.002 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


Hey Guys! So I guess I should start off by saying this pc is an upgrade from an i5 3570k and an EVGA GTX 770 Classified. The install went pretty well and got the cpu up to 4.6 GHz, the card up to 1516 MHz and 8002Mhz memory. The ram is running at 3100MHz because the mobo can't handle it at 3200MHz for some reason. Overall the system runs really well and gets a scor of 2822 on the Valley Benchmark on maxed out settings. The ssd is amazing and windows boots up in around 10 seconds. I am running 9 fans and the case fan controller and the mobo controller work really well. I definitely recommend this watercooler, I am using UV reflective tubing which looks awesome with the UV cathodes I put in the case. I had to heat up the ends of the tubes though for them to fit around the barbs. No leaks and overall a really good cooler. The monitor is amazing and will never go back to 1080p gaming, the difference is immense. All the peripherals are from my last build and still work really well and I love the astros as well (did pro cod for a bit so thats why I have them.) I bought white braided cables and plan to get an hx1000i so I can use all the cables included which unfortuinately I can't use because I am reusing the powersupply from my last build which isn't fully or semi modular. Overall the build is quiet, pulls insane fps, and overclocked quite easily without any issues at all. Thanks for checking out my build and best of luck!

Part Reviews


Running at 4.6 GHz and runs really nice. Not much else to say.


Love this motherboard, especially the fan controller. However, not sure if it is related but it won't run my ram at 3200MHz which is what it is rated for. Still runs it at 3100MHz so it still gets the 5 star.


Great ram however it only runs at 3100MHz for me. Not even a considerable difference though.


Amazing, that's it. Buy it.

Video Card

Love this card and handles above 1500 MHz like a champ! Definitely my favorite 980 ti


great case however the downside is only to bays so watch out if you are watercooling.

Power Supply

I've been using this PSU for about a year now and it works great, I plan to upgrade to an HX1000i so I can use my braided cables and possibly sli but wokrs great in the meantime.

Case Fan

Great fans, quiet, cool things, do what they are meant to do.


Pure insanity. Not sure what the bad reviews are about but mine is amazing and haven't had any issues in the month I have owned it.


Amazing keyboard. I had a razer blackwidow ultimate 2013 and I think I like this thing more. I love the brown keys and the fact that its rgb sells itself. No issues to report either.


I've been using this mouse since it came out and it's by far my favorite mouse I've ever touched. Blows all the competition out of the water and feels amazingly comfortable.


I've been using these for coming up on 2 1/2 years now and I absolutely love them. No issues at all, not even one and they still are working like a champ. I know they are meant for xbox but my friend who is an audiophile even says he likes them as much as his best headsets.

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LagSpikeOrPoorPcBuild 1 point 40 months ago

Sick build

medyq 1 point 40 months ago

Nice build. What cold boot time in this config with win?

STixRedline submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

It takes about 6 -8 seconds after the mobo thing, with the mobo menu its about 15 or so

medyq 1 point 39 months ago

Thx . I plan similar build (mobo, ssd, i7) and i wondered if it could be less than 8-10 total time (with mobo screen). 15 sec is longer than expected. But thx 4 reply :)

STixRedline submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

I mean an extra 5 seconds isn't the end of the world. I also have a lot of stuff plugged in that make it take some extra time (racing sim stuff) so it could be shorter for you. Also not sure if it matters but my stuff is overclocked.

KB_Evolved 5 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

I have the same ram in my system. At 1.36v I have them running at 3366MHz.

I'm very surprised you're not able to get them to 3200MHz. I mean it should do that without changing voltage or anything.

STixRedline submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

Huh i guess I'll give a shot at ramping up the voltage

KB_Evolved 5 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Yeah, just put the Voltage to 1.35 yourself instead of leaving it on Auto.

It's a quality Mobo and high end ram. I don't see why you would run into a problem but you never know.

Don't use XMP or anything. Just put the ram to 3200MHz and the Voltage to 1.35v. It should boot right up IMO. Have you raised the BCLK?

STixRedline submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

I still have it on xmp so ill try not using it sorry not completely fluent in pc talk what is BLCK?

KB_Evolved 5 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Yeah I'm not a fan of XMP. Just do it manually and you will get better results without raising your BCLK.

BCLK is just base clock. It's a number that starts at 100. On Skylake it's a bit different and has been improved over previous gens of Intel CPU's.

If BCLK is at 100 and your Core clock is at say 44 then it's 4.4GHz Core Clock. 100x44= 4400MHz or 4.4GHz. So if you raised BCLK to 200 and wanted to get to 4.4GHz again you would have to lower the core clock to 22. 200x22=4400MHz

BCLK also changes your Ram speed and Cache speed.

KB_Evolved 5 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Yeah, once again with that Mobo and ram I feel you won't have a problem. If you need me to walk you through it while you're in Bios. we can figure something out. I have the Asus Hero Mobo so I'm sure its almost identical so I can go into mine and go step by step with you.

I would start from stock settings and only raise your ram speed to 3200 and Voltage to 1.35v just to ensure you don't have any problems because if a problem pops up you will know it can only be the ram and not the CPU.

After you get it to 3200MHz you can just OC your CPU with Ram still OC'd or remove it until you get a stable CPU OC then put the ram back to 3200. I personally would just leave it honestly since you already have a stable CPU OC obviously.

Maphisto86 1 point 27 months ago

Is your monitor still working well? I heard mixed things about the PG278Q.

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