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REDSHIFT (Inwin 301, R5 1600, GTX 1070)

by Shift831



Date Published

July 27, 2017

Date Built

July 26, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

49.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.632 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

46.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C


My rig is the culmination of years of silently judging hundreds of other builds here on pcpartpicker.com and taking only the things I like best. This is my very first desktop pc so I dont have anything crazy going on with it but I had a clear image of the aesthetic that I was aiming for. I give you REDSHIFT. The name comes from the color (duh) and my gamertag is SHIFT831 and the theory that proves the universe is expanding is called redshift. I am planning on using this build for gaming, light editing, possible music production, and general web browsing. I had the help of an experienced friend when building.

Now, if any of you have keen eyes, you may have noticed that my radiator is only rocking one fan. This is because I was not smart and did not check to see before I purchased if my gpu would fit with a radiator installed. I had to remove the bottom fan to make room for the enormous strix card. Good news is that my cpu is running cool even with one fan.

Part Reviews


seems to be working perfectly fine so far

CPU Cooler

i messed up and had to rock this with only one fan and it still keeps my r5 1600 cool sp that's good


bios looks cool and it has been easy to work with


fast as hell and stays pretty cool for an nvme drive

Video Card

huge *** card but looks great and works amazing


a little tight to get in the smaller plugs at the bottom of the motherboard but otherwise not too hard to work in and it is GORGEOUS with the enormous glass side panel and red io.

Case Fan

fans are pretty quiet and super cool looking

Comments Sorted by:

Harobi 3 points 20 months ago

Your load temps cannot be correct. Stress test for 30 mins and let us know what they really are.

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

It only took me till now to realize I never did add my values. I used furry doughnut to get the 1080p stress test on gpu for 15 mins and got 61c max and cpu burn for 15 mins and got 49c max. My monitor is only 1080p 60hz so thats why the gpu wasnt stressed at all.

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

Yea I'll get around to that. I just entered the highest I ever got while playing games lol. Not accurate whatsoever.

siegex 2 points 20 months ago

Very nice build there bud. May I make a few suggestions.

Rule 1. Never skimp over part comparison, part specs, and most imortant of all is, measurements and dimensions. Keeping it the rule book as no.1 ensures 95% happy builds.

Snake that light cable behind and down, along the innner side of the radiator so the eye can't see the bulb, and the rest of it run hard up along the underside of the gpu next to the motherboard resting on the floor. The bulb shouldn't show, but the radiant light is still visible, that thing looks like a sword on fire....can the lighting be lowered?

Cable Management, visible cables always are harder to notice if pulled and trained in to a "straight line" meaning cables slithering around in an enclosure or at odd angles are more visible than if one was to lay them out at a neat, straight angle and locking it down.

Fans are are available at 15mm (your current rad fan is 25mm) so it might just fit if only for aesthetics as you've stated temps are still good, have you factored in summer? Thermaltake Luna is the only black and red fan with red led at 15mm to date and they are radiator specific fans, I can't remember the percentage of positive noise measurement reviews on it but I remember the over all average was "good".

AIO hoses, these things can be loose and clumsy, or tight and rigid. I've always found using the smallest available zip tie (just one) really helps train the cables in to your wanted position) and helps straighten them out too, attaching one small ziptie just a teeny bit firmly does the trick

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks! I'll do my best!

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

So I can't seem to for the second light strip behind my radiator (it's a fat light strip and the space is really tight) but I took it out and the one at the bottom is enough lighting paired with the fans and cooler and RAM and GPU. I will make an update post very soon but I am waiting for a little special piece to add to the building to give it character! As for the fan you suggested, I thank you very much for doing the research for me, but I don't think I will be needing it as it would be a super tight fit even with the thin fan, and my temps have never gotten above 50C so I don't need it. I will cable manage a bit before my repost and do my best to keep all the cables taught. (CPU power I'm looking at you!). Again, thank you so much for the in depth advice and analysis!

Jaayar 2 points 19 months ago

so i have almost the exact same build (just no fans on the bottom, i got 2 on the front). Under load for the gpu i get max around 80 degrees celsius (playing pubg). I've heard that's really above average for a strix. Can i know your temps under load since you got fans down there i dont? If it is significant to mine, then i'll most likely move my fans down there.

Thanks in advance!

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I think that it would be worth it if you purchased two fans to put at the bottom because it helps to create a positive airflow as well as blow cool air onto your gpu helping to keep it cool. You can get a pair of fans for really cheap.

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MemeBuilder 2 points 18 months ago

+1 For BRS Barebones Im a flipper myself and have Replicant myself.

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Omg how did I miss this! BRSCrew!!! Also I'm jealous I really want to get a rep or AB.

MemeBuilder 1 point 17 months ago

Yeah man. I have had my rep for about a year but the g10 has been really scuffed up from dropping on concrete just on the ends of the handles. I'm looking to get an AB Infinity when they drop again.

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I never even take mine outside lol. I only drop it on carpet.

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

good luck on the infinity that puppy if gonna sell out instantly haha. They are so dope

keeper777 7 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Cool looking build! +1 for butterfly knife

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 0 points 20 months ago

Thanks! U flip?

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 20 months ago

RAM timings?

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2coolminator 1 point 19 months ago

This is amazing.

Liquid cooler. Are you just using 1 fan instead of 2, I totally understand because of the size of the gpu. Is that 1 fan an exhaust or an intake unit?

Possible improvements, you can actually put the fan behind the "metal case", you might need to open the case tho.

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Good eye! Yea I tried that but the panel is riveted in place and it's too much work to drill out the rivets just for a second fan. Also, my temps are fine so I'm not worried. Down the line if I get a 1080ti I will get one from MSI or evga because their cards are slightly shorter and then put in a second riing fan. For now im managing just fine!

2coolminator 1 point 19 months ago

Yeah I agree. Btw is the radiator fan an intake or exhaust fan?

I am planning the same thing and copying your set, I just got a gtx 1080ti FTW EVGA, and it's 30cm long lol - planning to switch to the SC2 which is just 27cm. Any suggestion?

I will be using Corsair H60 (this is 1x 120mm fan radiator), or should I switch to H100i, the 2 x 120mm radiator like yours?

Shift831 submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Exhaust fan on rad. I'd say depending on if u have a CPU that needs cooling headroom. If u will overclock for sure 240 rad but if not u probably don't need it.

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