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The Red Arrow

by Arrowassasin

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17 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 27, 2018

Date Built

Feb. 26, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.632 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C

Description

This is a gaming rig that I use to record/stream video games as well as use editing videos.

I have the CPU overclocked to 5.0GHz as well with no problems.

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing. Couldn't have asked for a better processor for gaming. It slays every game and it was stable enough to overclock all 6 cores to 5.00GHz! I would buy it again.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler, keeps my CPU at a good temperature under a heavy load, I've yet to stress test and see the temperature, but overall it works great especially for it being such a cheap air cooler. I would recommend buying an extra fan from Cooler Master's Website to make a push-pull config for even more efficiency.

Motherboard

Its a motherboard, what can I say? I mean hey, it had 8 USB ports on it so that's a plus I guess.

Memory

Great RAM, I really enjoyed not making it past 70% usage no matter what I was doing.

Storage

This is a pretty fast SSD, it makes my experience in Windows 10 so much faster as well as launching applications and games as well.

Storage

Hooooooooo Weeeeeeee! This is really freaking fast, it makes my experience in Windows 10 so much faster as well as launching applications and such.

Storage

A little slow at times, but hey, its an HDD, what can I be asking for.

Video Card

Nothing needs to be said, its priced this way for a reason. Great cooling, great performance, great everything.

Case

Great case although I wish that the window was tempered glass for the price point but that fine too.

Power Supply

Its a power supply, what can I say... Its never let me down!

Operating System

Cough Cough. Its windows, its pretty self-explanatory.

Monitor

Good monitor but its really slow to turn on once you push the power button compared to other monitors.

Monitor

Great monitor for gaming, it gets me buttery smooth frames and a great experience.

Keyboard

Good keyboard for the price, although I wish it had per-key lighting.

Mouse

Great mouse, as long as I don't break it I'll be using it for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.

Comments Sorted by:

weirdcamy 1 point 3 months ago

Why the hyper 212 EVO?

Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

It's a cheap and reliable cooler.

weirdcamy 1 point 3 months ago

Ah ok

zMadButcherz 8 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

If you have never run a stress test on that CPU how do you know that 5Ghz is stable? If you do stress test it (Which you should) watch your temps very closely because the 212 while a good budget cooler is most likely not going to cut it under full load for that CPU unless you got the coolest 8700k on the planet.

P.S. Not trying to criticize just pointing out something important.

Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah temps are a little high but I'm switching to a three rad liquid cooling for Christmas this year. Btw I have two fans on the 212 eve for a push pull config as well.

TheBox193 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

What voltage are you pushing to your 8700K to get stable at 5GHz? I have mine at 4.8GHz surprisingly with only a +0.1V. Haven't tried for 5GHz yet. Haha.

Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I'll have to check, I just used ASUS's automatic overclock in their BIOS.

TheBox193 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah if it tells you in the BIOS I'd be interested to know to compare.

Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Here are the Voltages that it tells me, sorry this took so long, I've been pretty busy.

CPU Standby Voltage - 1.000

PCH Core Voltage - 1.000

CPU Core/Cache Voltage - 1.088

CPU VCCIO Voltage - 1.344

DRAM Voltage - 1.360

CPU System Agent Voltage - 1.232

Keep in mind this could vary a little based on your power supply rating and also a little depending on your CPU, no two CPU's are exactly the same.

TheBox193 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Another question, did you overclock the RAM? I have the same one (G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory) but when I turn on XMP in my BIOS it fails to boot. I probably a bad stick lol.

Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

No I did not overclock my RAM

Matthew.Gronski 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I have a question: why did you buy a 250GB 2.5 Sata SSD for the same price as the 500 GB NVMe SSD?

Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I had bought the 250GB Samsung SSD previously and it was left over but I wanted a faster one for faster 4k read and write speeds since I deal with 4k files a little.

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Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

What's so LUUUUUUULLL ,I'm confused

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Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I get that it's a meme, I just dont see how it fits.

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Arrowassasin submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Idk what experience you've had but it's still working fine for me after 3 years

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