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Noveria

by Pixelsandwich

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9 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 28, 2017

Date Built

April 27, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

2.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7GHz

Description

Noveria is a mid-tier gaming PC for a friend who wanted to join the master race. I kept a frosty black and white theme for the PC. (Now you know why it's called Noveria)

First of all, the processor (Core i5-6400). Nothing special, a cheap and good quad core processor from intel. It will run anything my friend throw at it and won't bottleneck the graphics card.

Now for the cooler... MAN this thing was a b*tch to install. I really like ARCTIC product, they are cheap but are a good bang for the buck option...but the installation is a pain and took me a good 20 to 30 minutes and the horrible pushpins wrecked my thumb . I will update the description once some temperature tests have been made.

The motherboard has a very pleasing aesthetic but there is a little problem, the BIOS puts the RAM at 2133Mhz at default, even at XMP, the RAM doesn't go higher than that. It's a shame because the Corsair Vengeance is 2666Mhz. I think a BIOS update would fix that. Other than that, don't have a problem with it.

The RAM is just that... it's RAM... and 16GB it more than enough.

The SSD is used as a boot drive so Windows is sanic fast, and with 128GB, it'll be more than enough for an OS and some programs. Even some games if he desires.

The HDD is a Western Digital Caviar Blue. Good, reliable, not extremly fast but does the job and has plenty of space for his Steam Library.

For the graphics card, an Asus Radeon RX 480 Dual, cheap, fast, black/white and has 4GB of GDDR5 RAM, enough for simple 1080p gaming. Went for AMD, because AMD is your typical bang for the buck option, which is why I love their products so much.

Now, now for the case... I have mixed feelings about it. The case feels strong and durable, I was very surprised by the thickness of the metal. It came with a nice coat of glossy white paint that feels very high quality. Overall the quality is great and very good for the price and offer alot of cable management space. But... the screws and motherboard stand-off were bad...really..really..bad... and the fan controller makes a buzzing noise when set lower than High. Not sure if it's the fans of the fan controller but it's really weird.

The power supply. Corsair. Semi-Modular. 450W. 80+ Bronze. enough said.

Now for the fans ! feels durable, moves alot of air, nice LED's but they aren't extremly quiet, like I said previously, don't know if the fans makes the buzzing noise or if it's just the fan controller. But it's weird.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

MAN this thing was a b*tch to install. I really like ARCTIC products, they are cheap but are a good bang for the buck option...but the installation is a pain and took me a good 20 to 30 minutes and the horrible pushpins wrecked my right thumb .

Motherboard

Very pleasing aesthetic but there is a little problem, the BIOS puts the RAM at 2133Mhz at default, even at XMP, the RAM doesn't go higher than that. I think a BIOS update would fix that. Other than that, don't have a problem with it.

Storage

Good, reliable, not extremly fast but does the job. Cheap, durable and has plenty of space for a Steam Library. Great choice even if you don't have an SSD.

Video Card

Cheap, fast, black/white and has 4GB of GDDR5 RAM, enough for simple 1080p gaming. Went for AMD, because AMD is your typical bang for the buck option, which is why I love their products so much.

No backplates, and isn't the quietest. But still a great card

Case

I have mixed feelings about it. The case feels strong and durable, I was very surprised by the thickness of the metal. It came with a nice coat of glossy white paint that feels very high quality. Overall the quality is great and very good for the price and offer alot of cable management space. But... the screws and motherboard stand-off were bad...really..really..bad... and the fan controller makes a buzzing noise when set lower than High. Not sure if it's the fans of the fan controller but it's really weird.

Case Fan

Feels durable, moves alot of air, nice and not too bright LED's ,but they aren't extremly quiet.

Comments Sorted by:

iotapsi 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Love the color scheme, is there plans for sleeved cabling? Amazon has some cablemod cable extensions for like $40 which would look amazing in that build

Pixelsandwich submitter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I'll ask him about it but I don't think he'll be interested :P

ComboArson 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Been looking at doing a similar pure white build like this, good to know it'll look just as good as I thought!

+1 gorgeous!

Pixelsandwich submitter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Pure white builds are gorgeous. Add an NZXT HUE+ with it to make the colors really pop !

You could also take a cheap case and paint it white, same for the GPU

Qazz123321 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I love the white scheme dude :)

Pixelsandwich submitter 3 Builds 0 points 17 months ago

Thanks a bunch ! he was very pleased too

Qazz123321 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Eyy

Kalefun 1 point 17 months ago

Got the same case, couldn't figure out how to wire the fan controller properly however lol

Pixelsandwich submitter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

You just need to plug the fans in the dedicated fan ports. After, you plug a molex connector in the fan controller port