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CM Stryker snow beast - First build

by icweiner



Date Published

Jan. 16, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 15, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.1 GHz


I've been wanting to build a PC for about a year and I finally got around to doing so. It took about a couple of weeks to chose the parts that I wanted and a few hours to finish the build.

The PC runs great and is SUPER quite.

I ended up not using the Noctua thermal paste and used the included one with the Cooler Master.

The only issue I had was with the Cooler Master SickleFlow fans, they were super loud compared to the included case fans and the CPU cooler, I had to unplug them and I am thinking of replacing them with something quieter just as soon as I decide on what to get. The next step is to get a better mouse and keyboard, I'll include them in the build once I find something I like and purchase them.

Also yes that's Sora's Keyblade and it is as heavy as you would think.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

1- This thing looks like Optimus Prime's head which is pretty cool. 2- It is super quite when not under stress. It can be a bit loud while under stress but its not unbearable, nothing unexpected. 3- Easy to install, and love the LEDs.


I wish it had more LEDs, other than that this MOBO is great. It could use a few more USBs in the back panel.


Perfect! I love the front interface and the Fans are super quite, a lot fo room to work with everything and easy cable management. The top handle is a game changer haha. The Case has a lot of screws to manage, use a shot glass to sort them out but don't worry they include plenty extra if you lose a couple.

Case Fan

Super loud, it sounds like the whole PC is under a lot of stress but it's actually just those fans doing their casual thing, I had to unplug those and it's like I have a different PC now. Two stars because they spin and the LEDs work, but too loud.

Comments Sorted by:

Blue.clapp 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I love this case. I actually just posted my build recently using it. Great work man!

icweiner submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Yeah this case is amazing. Thanks!

packrfanfw 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

How is the 8700K with the 1060? I'm considering an upgrade (8700K, mobo, etc) and I currently have a 1060 6GB. I can't afford a 1080ti right now. Thanks fore your input.

icweiner submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

It's great!! I benchmarked it with Futurmark and the results were amazing. If I were I you I would go ahead with the upgrade to 8700K, that way even if you upgrade you GPU in the future you won't need to upgrade you CPU. It's unlocked and overclocking potential could go up from 3.7GHz to 5GHz, or it says in the BIOS. I haven't overclocked it yet but I will update this comment as soon as I do.

19csadler 1 point 7 months ago

I have for the most part the same build, and i was wondering, what you were able to overclock your 8700k to??

icweiner submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I settled on 4.7GHz. I tested it to 5GHz with no problem at all. I didn't try to push past 5GHz.

19csadler 1 point 7 months ago

but 5 Ghz was stable??

icweiner submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

For the most part, I didn't try to push it too hard so I can't be 100% sure it would've been stable for everything. But I researched and people peaked around 5GHz using parts similar to mine, so I settled on 4.7GHz because it was enough for my needs. I'd recommend starting at 4.5GHz and go up a little by little until you find you comfort zone.

19csadler 1 point 7 months ago

how many volts are you at for your cpu???

icweiner submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

1.25V and peaking in about 70C