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by efuerstenberg



Date Published

Sept. 25, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 22, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C


This is my second full build and I wanted to design something that was not only aesthetically pleasing, but will allow me to keep up with new AAA titles for the foreseeable future. I decided on the 1070 over the 1080 purely from a price/performance ratio considerations - with the expectation that I will upgrade the GPU in 1-2 cycles.

This was my first true attempt at proper cable management and the H440 was perfect for the job. I stuck to an all black theme after toying with the idea of a black/white build, but decided in the end that I liked the look of the matte black MSI Z170 SLI.

I have yet to overlock the CPU or GPU, but that will be coming soon - as a result I haven't fully benchmarked it. All in all it was a fun experience researching and building, and I look forward to seeing how far I can push it.

Edit 4/1/17 - i5-6600k overclocked to 4.7ghz with 1.35v and temps max at 60 celcius under load.

Comments Sorted by:

toastythomas 5 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

That is a b-e-a-utiful build that you have there, sir. Nice job with the all black. This is a pretty good and a standard PC for anyone looking to go mid-high range. Nice pickings with all the parts.

gabo0208 1 point 29 months ago

Great build! I like that cable management, where did you get that GTX 1070 at that price? Amazing!

efuerstenberg submitter 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

I watched /r/buildapcsales and saw a Jet deal pop up. Was able to use SHOP10 for my first purchase and got it without tax. Hell of a deal, but I wish I could have gotten the SC version or FTW. I just couldn't pass on the price though.

Haz408 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Love it, even fits with the room and desk.

CJHDelta 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

that is probably the nicest looking build i have ever seen sub $2000. amazing job +99999999999999

danthearsonist 1 point 29 months ago

I call ********... nobody has a desk space that clean :D lmao.

Beautiful build.

Robolon 4 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Nice and clean build +1 Also a very nice setup, how is the cable management under your desk?

efuerstenberg submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Cable management under desk needs some work, but I bought a cable tray from Ikeda that I plan on installing this week. Though I'm kind of hesitant to drill into the nice wood of the desk.

Robolon 4 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

If it is solid wood, you shouldn't have any problems drilling into it. Just make sure you don't drill to deep. Also make sure your screws aren't to long.

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

very nice, there's not much to say here. good cable management, good parts choice, all around well done!

lolwat1 1 point 29 months ago

nice! I actually plan on building a pc with similar parts and is all black like yours :D

trosty 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Nice clean looking rig. Well done. Await the OC results. Maybe a wifi/bluetooth mouse and keyboard would help with the desktop cable management?

thewhitesaber 1 point 28 months ago

is this a gaming setup?

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Wow what a sick looking beast.

phool13 1 point 16 months ago

what table top is that? love how aesthetically pleasing your build is.

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