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The Red Bolt

by VortexGamer



Date Published

Dec. 25, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 24, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C


Used for programming in unity, Light game playing and internet. Worked pretty well. Needed to buy an ssd(256GB Samsung) because this hard drive is SLOW and old, Makes weird noises as well.

OS: Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10. Nice

CPU: Handles loads well. Good for it's cost

MOTHERBOARD: Small micro ATX board. Very good BIOS

MEMORY: DDR4! Fast and enough for most tasks

Case: Really big, good airflow many slots for hard drives and comes with 2 fans. One with Red LED

PSU: Good and reliable

Overall great build

Some Issues while installing OS

First got a CD/DVD ROM driver issue. Had to research. Found out Windows 7 doesn't like usb 3.0 installation needed to use intel patcher. Then successfully installed. Found out no ethernet or usb 3.0 drivers were not installed so I could not install any other drivers. Had to reinstall windows and while setup was going on had to select drivers I manually put on the usb disk. A pain. Upgrade to windows 10 was (Thankfully) uneventful.

Disk is almost always above 90% because I'm using a disk I found lying around the basement temporarily. So I bought a Samsung SSD with 256GB of memory.

All in all this was a good first build!

Part Reviews


Good CPU for it's price. Comes with a heatsink which is more than enough to keep it cool.

Runs at ~35 C?


Great BIOS and has everything you could possibly need. No other words


DDR4, Super fast 8GB is what I need


Horribly slow, Found one of these in my basement though so Can't REALLY complain


Plenty of room for airflow, Nice front panel USB's and the fans are enough for this build.

Power Supply

Does what a PSU does.

Comments Sorted by:

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 2 points 39 months ago

Are you planning on upgrades? That motherboard seems a little overkill for this setup, I think there are h110 and b150 quite cheaper than that, that would've still been enough. Other than that it's pretty good, I don't know how much programming in unity pushes your hardware, but if you are able to do it on this machine it's pretty good.

VortexGamer submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Yea im planning on upgrading in the not so near future

Jhobbster 1 Build -2 points 39 months ago

The window is on the wrong side mate.

hayhay7789 2 points 39 months ago

The image is mirrored. It's not.

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