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i had plan this build quite some time and i really want the best performance also have a good "silicon lottery" i had a few problems with the build one of them is the stupid thumbscrews are so dam tight its near impossible to be removed ( maybe im just week ) other then that no other major troubles i have run into. After the build the first thing i did is to overclock my cpu and gpu the cpu disappoint me i need a 1.35v to run it at 4.6 GHz and a cant push it further then that without using over 1.4v i didnt spend much time overclocking my gpu so i end up with a +100 on the core and +200 on the memory also the high cpu temp with the AIO might be due to me accidentally wiping off a chunk of thermal paste on the water block and dont have thermal paste to replace AND i might have broke the front HD Audio header OPS

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  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

No don't do it. Do not run that computer. Get some good thermal paste like arctic and smack that on. Your cpu could seriously overheat.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I dont think it is that dramatic but it could certainly be problematic after time so buy some on amazon :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

My local radioshack sells arctic silver for 5$ so you might want to check there first if you don't have a dedicated PC parts store near you.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't buy the Arctic Silver 5 though... I would get Arctic MX4 instead.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

IC Diamond FTW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I will I don't want to pay $12 for shipping just for thermal paste I might order another Harddrive and put it in raid 0

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I beg you to get thermal paste too!!! ;-)

Despite the few issues you had, this is definitely a nice build. Especially for a first! +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm going to jump on the thermal paste bandwagon. Your CPU cost $380 Thermal paste costs $5. You do the math

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, really similar to my build. I had difficulties with the thumb screws as well on my Noctis 450-they come that way from the factory. I did a mild OC on my build and haven't had any problems so far.

Overall, this is a really nice looking build. :-)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

First two photos are upside-down. Just sayin you might want to fix that

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do I'm horrible with taking pictures do is my hole entire family haha

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

4.6 @1.35 isn't that bad for Skylake. The overclock.net Skylake thread has an average OC of 4.68 @ 1.38.

(http://www.overclock.net/t/1570313/skylake-overclocking-guide-with-statistics)

And yes, get some thermal paste. For your computer, and for your sanity. The pre-applied paste on AIOs is only just barely enough to cover the CPU even before any of it is wiped off.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy cow those voltages remind me of AMD's I didn't think intel chips could take that abusr.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I see but I was hopping for at lease 4.7ghz below 1.4v minimum maybe I just have too high hope or expectations also don't worry I will get the thermal paste done

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck. Good OC or not, still a pretty stellar PC you've got. Enjoy the framerates!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Had to do a hand stand to see the first 2 pictures, guess that is my exercise of the week done, thanks for that!

(upvote cos Noctis)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

we have the same desktop background except mine is red :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1. How's the motherboard, run into any problems with it? Looking to get the same one.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing wrong so far only thing it didn't work is the front audio header but I think I broke that so yea go for it good looking too

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, kid. Get that thermal paste fixed. +1 on your build though

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