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Black Cobra Gaming Build

by chanceaclark



Date Published

Nov. 22, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 29, 2016

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C


Overall it has great performance. Overclocking at 4.4 GHz but probably could push more. The GPU was a little big, but made it fit with a little effort. Spent around $2000 around the time I ordered parts. Would like to get colored power cords and some sort of lighting system to finish it off.

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PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Nice job, you made a black and red build that I actually enjoy! +1

texasmayne 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

very sleek build. nice pics too!

Stereotypical_Whale 2 points 12 months ago

very clean. needs 2 ml140s in the front with red leds. noice job m8ty

ChinChest 2 points 12 months ago

I really like your choice of motherboard. The option to do SLI in the future is a good thing. I also find the look of it without LED's. The dark and foreboding look really works for your build. I could only recommend some dark red led fans for the front of the case.

Lyrix 2 points 12 months ago

WOW!!! this is a very very awesome build! 1+!

KiwiCoon 1 point 11 months ago

What did you do to make it fit ?

chanceaclark submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Just by angling it in. Took some patience, but made it work

BuckTroat 1 point 11 months ago

Are you running a push-pull config on your radiator? Curious since I'm planning on doing a similar setup to yours.

chanceaclark submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

He, sorry for the late reply on this. I just did a simple pull in through the front and a push through the top and back. Main reason for pulling air through the radiator is the that it pulls cooler air allowing to OC my CPU more. You could put the radiator on the top to push air through but spacing was an issue for me already.

Finlay_Massie 1 point 11 months ago

how did u fit the strix?

chanceaclark submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Angling it it. Don't think I'll want to do it again for SLI.

ShahSahari 1 point 8 months ago

What is angling it in? Sorry english is not my first language. I am interested of buying this case too, and having the same gpu as yours..

Finlay_Massie 1 point 10 months ago

Sorry, one more question, would there be room to have sleeved cables to the GPU with how close to the window it is??

chanceaclark submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Totally! It will be bumped up against the glass though. There is like a finger's worth of room in between the window and the GPU.

Finlay_Massie 1 point 10 months ago


atkars 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you for posting it. Was wondering if Asus RX 480 Strix would fit in my Corsair 240 Air.

Kunra 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Nice to see that one person was able to get the Asus strix 1070 in this case. I just bought one and I never thought about GPU size restrictions I'm glad to see its possible. I know all about a squeeze I got mine in the elite 130 lol it's basically the entire side. I am planing on putting my build in the 240 for better airflow and a case that can show it off.

jonbuttcheeks 8 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Great build! I noticed the case specs say max gpu length 290mm. And I wanted to put a Strix card in here (298mm). So I've been looking for a while to see if anyone else had fit one. And your post was perfect! Do you think you can also fit fans on top and bottom? It looks like there's only one on the top left.

chanceaclark submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

If you're wanting a 2-way SLI with these Strix cards, you will definitely not be able to fit fans on the bottom. Otherwise you can totally fit fans on the top and bottom. Mulling over this build again, I think it probably would have been better to stick 2 exhaust fans on the back whilst removing the top fan. With that you could be pushing more hot air out, because after time has elapsed I've noticed +/- 5 degrees with temperatures across different parts.

jonbuttcheeks 8 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks so much for the detailed reply!

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