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Transphasic Shift

by alexiteque



Date Published

Oct. 5, 2016

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


I decided to use the In Win 303 case for this build because I could not resist that frameless tempered glass panel on a mid-ATX case for under $100. It did not disappoint. Granted, installing those bottom fans is a pain in the ***, and it's not the most perfect design for good air flow, but...tempered glass...under $100... c'mon.

Overclocked the CPU to 4.2 and it blasts through pretty much anything. In the graphics department, the GTX 960 is holding its own for now. I mostly play The Division and Star Wars Old Republic. So far, I haven't had any real complaints about performance. I can run around The Division on high settings without any issues, so I'm cool with that.

For tonight's makeover, I replaced all the case fans with some snazzy white Thermaltake Riing 12s. Bottom 3 fans are intake, top 3 fans are exhaust. Now, not only do I prefer the look of the LED ring's subtle glow over the glare from fully illuminated blades, but these fans are noticeably quieter than the Corsairs they replaced too. Double win!

So, that's all for now. I'll be back at it again soon with some more upgrades, and until I'm done disassembling and reassembling for a while, Vader is gonna have to deal with my "disturbing" lack of cable management.

Part Reviews


Some of the best headphones I've ever owned. I bought these headphones for gaming and I had a pair of mod-range studio headphones for recording and mixing. These sound better.

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iPxn3z 2 points 24 months ago

Damn son, you should be proud ! Looks stunning +1 for sure

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago


DaBDog 2 points 24 months ago

Ugh, I swear, blue builds are the best looking ones. Awesome build for sure. +1 for the setup and +100 for Spock :P

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

LLAP, friend

AnyOtherWay 2 points 24 months ago

Here we have a really nice looking blue build, slightly ruined by a stain of red! Somebody must of been pissed about this build looking better then theirs, and decided to ruin it with some blood...

Build looks great, blue is a very nice color. Shame there aren't many blue GPU's... Shame.

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Hey, I like that hint of red. It's artistic! Hehehehe.

I have my eye on that ASUS 1070. Awesome card with the added bonus of RGB accents!


AnyOtherWay 2 points 24 months ago

Oh yes, artistic. Compared to all the other blue in the build... Nah, just kidding a bit, it's fine. But in comparison with all the other blue, it really stands out and looks weird to me.

There's a 1070 that has RGB accents? Damn, real nice.

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

lol. Funny thing is, I'm actually trying to get it away from being a "blue Build", but the LED set I bought is garbage and I couldn't get it to produce any other color that looked good.

But yeah...Im sure soon they're gonna be making Entire cases RGB. It's out of control.

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I like how this (Technically Asetek) Intel cooler is supported on AMD sockets...

But, +1 anyway. ;-)

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago


Battlefield 2 points 24 months ago

Love this build. The color scheme is similar to what I want. I want same case, RAM, and Riings. Thanks for showing me what I'm getting.

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Glad you dig it, looking forward to seeing the doppleganger. Post pics when you're done!

Battlefield 1 point 24 months ago

Will do...waiting to see the new Zen line and Intel Kaby Lake. Waiting sucks.

4IRS0FT 2 points 22 months ago

I like how your computer and your relatives computer share the same layout, but I have to admit,

Blue=BETTER +69

RixKyZX 2 points 17 months ago

my fav cpu cooler of all time

coolguy145 1 point 23 months ago

i think you shouldv'e got a 1060 instead just my opinion tho

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Went back and forth over that, getting slightly better performance with this one. 1060 would've been my choice if I did any video rendering on this one, but I don't so this works better for me.

Haz408 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Are those Corsair SP fans?

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

No, Thermaltake Riings

csgopro 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

+1 for the Star Wars comment! Keep it up. How's the AiO holding up? Luke...


May the Force be with you

alexiteque submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It was still going strong when I swapped it out for a 240. :)

uzair.ak 1 point 14 months ago

Nice build :)