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Phantom Beast Editing/Gaming PC Rig

by TeenTechie



Date Published

Sept. 5, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 4, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

53.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


I will be using this pc to edit videos for my youtube channel and school, and to game and do the dreaded "homework". Mainly playing: Minecraft, Phantom Forces, Dirty Bomb, Adobe Premiere Pro, paint.net, Windows 10, Google Chrome, etc etc. As of publishing this PC, I do not have the GPU but will update when it is obtained.

This is replacing my crappy Dell Inspiron M731R.

Part Reviews


Best consumer grade CPU out there. 4GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8mb cache, would be stupid not to! Especially for editing and possible livestreaming in the future.

CPU Cooler

Cools good but the reservoir prevented me from putting the radiator as an exhaust in the back. Only could get it in to the front. VERY thick radiator XD


Awesome DAC/AMP, ports, USB 3.1, awesome features and looks great. Only 4 stars because only four fan headers. Including cpu fan header.


Planned on getting blue and 2666, but this was $15 at the time so I decided to save some money.


It's Samsung, a SSD, and V-Nand. What is there more to say?


Broke during shipping so replaced with an old 1TB 2.5 HDD for the mean time.

Video Card

9/10 card. I would recommend. Although I wish there were LEDs on the top left of the card, still performs very well with reasonable temps. Looks great. Would buy again. (I probably will buy this again lol)


All though the radiator was a pain to mount, that was my experience. Looks great and lots of options for cooling.

Power Supply

Cheaper than my original 550W PSU so decided to get more headroom for later.

Case Fan

Not as bright as I had hoped but looks good. The faster it goes, the brighter it gets!

Comments Sorted by:

TURBOBACON 1 point 30 months ago

Wow I'm so surprised!! Never thought I would see a $1200 build with an i7 and a gtx 1070.

TeenTechie submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Yeah I was surprised too when I only saw 1500$+ builds with a 1070 and i7

Arminecraft 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Basically he found the best deals he ever could. RAM is at a third of its real price, same for the Power Supply. He doesn't use many fans yet has a powerful PC. Really lucky guy right there, would love to find such bargains in my country too xD

saiki4116 1 point 29 months ago

I have the same Case.How did you route the CPU power cable? My Motherboard is blocking the hole they have given for CPU power cable routing.

TeenTechie submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Oh god I need to be more active XD

I had the same problem. I just happened to have a long enough 4x4 pin to route on the motherboard.

Shadowriser609 1 point 28 months ago

How fast does the rendering take with this? I am thinking of building one with the same CPU, Case, and GPU.

TeenTechie submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Sorry I just saw this lol. It renders really fast, although if you wanted the gpu, keep in mind it's not compatible with EVGA power link. I've rendered a 40 minute heavily edited 1440p video with it in 5-10 minutes. Not overclocked. (In camtasia studio)

Shadowriser609 1 point 26 months ago


SilentMenace 1 point 25 months ago

I need to make an affordable video editing rig that could also play the occasional game or two. This one looks pretty nice. I haven't built anything in many years, so trying to find a build someone else has already tested their build. Now that you've had it for a while, would there be any changes you would make keeping it in this price range?

TeenTechie submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I personally wouldn't change anything. If you want more storage, you should add a 1tb Toshiba P300 or the western digital blue 1tb HDD. If you're going to play the occasional game or two, the 1070 is pretty overkill. Unless you're doing things that use the CUDA architecture, and you need the 1070, you should go for the 1060 or the 1050 ti to make it cheaper.