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The Blue Power House

by Nasawasp



Date Published

Jan. 21, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C


About Me: I am a 15 year old with a small photography business and a small computer repair business. I used my savings to build the overpowered computer to edit photos and videos. And no, my parents did not buy this for me. I plan to use this computer for 10 or so years, and I hope to get a GPU for it soon. Thanks for looking at my build!!!

Overview: This is my first build. I wanted a capable machine for photo and video editing because I do lots of photography and I am going to start editing videos for a YouTube channel. The result was a powerful, but expensive computer that I will remember as my first desktop. My computer before was a 2009 MacBook, so I was shocked at how fast my computer is.

CPU: I was originally going to get was the i7 6700K, but when I discovered the 7700K was coming out, I decided to wait it out.  I am glad I did, because the improved integrated graphics and higher clock speed is a nice improvement.

CPU Cooler:  This CPU cooler keeps my CPU at low temps and has nice aesthetics.

Motherboard: I choose this motherboard because of the features it packs for the price and the IO ports, headers, and expansion slots it has.

Memory: I wanted 32 GB of memory, so I choose Corsair Vengeance because of the aesthetics and speed.

Case: I was looking at cases, I when I saw the Thermaltake Core V71 I was impressed the design and the amount of drive bays. I removed two of mine because my motherboard only has 6 sata ports.

Power Supply: I am going to eventually get a graphics card, so I wanted a decent wattage power supply the was high quality and modular.

Speakers: I saw the JBL speakers at Free geek and tied them out. I thought the sound was good and I liked the futuristic design. The low price was a bonus.

Monitors: I had these monitors from some old business computers, so I decided to use them. I don't have the adapters to hook them all up so I currently am using one monitors.

Final thoughts: The parts I chose made a fast well rounded machine that I can max out in the future. I am impressed with boot times and CPU temps. I never thought when I was pick out parts the final results would look so good, and science I was use to a slow computer I never thought a computer could be so fast! I average about 12 seconds for boot times and edge launches in about half a second. The CPU temp for idle was the temp of the CPU when I was posting this. Geekbench results are in the photos.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

looks awesome and keeps my CPU at low temps! Also very quite.


Nice UEFI and love the RGB lighting. First motherboard for first build, so I don't have the Knowledge to compere to past motherboards. Works great and no complaints.


A little thick but good color and decent brightness. Also cheap.


Good sound and bass for price.


Great speakers for price. Looks cool and modern! Great sound!

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Durdak 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Very nice. After I built my son one and saw how fast his started up I made another build list for myself a new desktop. Made me jealous mine is a dinosaur of a PC.

twistanesh 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

huge case , small screen lol but nice build

Nasawasp submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Thanks! I am eventually going to get a lager monitor, but with the other two hooked up I should be fine. The colors are really vidid on the monitor in the center, so if I get a cheap widescreen monitor I'm going to keep using that one for editing.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

mmm have one question... can you use ix 6xxx CPUs on 2xx chipset mobos?

Nasawasp submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Yes z270s and z170s have the same socket, you you can skylake with a 270.

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Nasawasp submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

You would just have to update the BIOS or UEFI

Nater650 1 point 3 months ago

I’m pretty sure Skylake doesn’t need a BIOS update to work with the 200 chipsets

Rapturedheart 1 point 20 months ago

how did you secure the WD hard drive in the cage/bay? the holes on mine don't line up :\

syedhyderabadi 1 point 19 months ago

kindly tell me temp plz on load ?

what is your room temp ?and which stress test software ur using ?

Nasawasp submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I run the CPU at 100% by rendering stuff on inventor, and measure the CPU temp using Speccy. My room temp is a average around 70 F.

Viveycore 1 point 17 months ago

When you said power house i didn't know you meant overpowered power! Upvote for that!

plzDonateAgame 0 points 18 months ago

Ummmm where is your gpu? lol

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Noire58 1 point 18 months ago

You should get a 1060, good price/performance card.