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Ered Nimrais- The White Mountain

by TacoNinja



Date Published

Jan. 12, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 3, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

46.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.165 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C


The name comes from The Lord of the Rings and means white mountains in the Sindarin language. The Phantom 240 reminded me of the snow covered mountains seen the movies, with its tall and sloped point. Reference Page: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/White_Mountains

This build is nearly 2 years in the making. It first started when I was in 8th grade with an i3-6100 and R9 380, all on a micro atx board for about a year. I’m now in the 10th grade and upgraded nearly every core component. To get my build going in the right direction for a cleaner look, I upgraded the motherboard, which I picked up from a microcenter on clearance. About 6 months later, a friend gave me the GTX 970 for free! His original one was defective, and got it RMA’d, but had already gotten a 1060 by that time. I was originally going to buy it, but instead got it as a late birthday gift. I had also gotten some sleeved cables, and my build was starting to come along. The next upgrades were at Christmas time, which is when everything else fell into place. I decided to finally upgrade the processor since I was getting a new cooler for Christmas. I picked up the i5-6600k (which I had always dreamed of) off eBay used for $187, which works perfectly fine but have not gotten to overclocking yet. With several Amazon gift cards in hand, I put on the finishing touches. Although I do not like the whole RGB craze, these were cheap and had a nice clean white. In addition, I bought some acrylic for my DIY PSU shroud, with my custom decal painted on. Learned this from the Dietec YouTube channel, which is definitely worth a look. I also painted the GPU and plan on doing a custom backplate as well.

Primarily use this for gaming, but hoping to get into video editing. Handles everything I throw at it at 1080p 60+ FPS on high to ultra. Beamng.Drive, GTA V, Rainbow Six, The Division, Battlefield 1 to name a few, keeping the GPU around 71C. I never really notice/mind sound due to using headphones and family going about their business, but never gets loud.

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Jokin_Is_Here 2 points 11 months ago

I have the same cpu, cooler, and monitor in the 27 inch size in my personal pc

TacoNinja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Nice! What are the odds lol

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

pretty high, on a site of people who are interested in Pc parts :/

TacoNinja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Fair enough

bengy22 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Good friend +1

Rezzzyyyy 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

How was painting the shroud for the fans on the gpu white and any tips? I would like to do the same.

TacoNinja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I actually did not paint the fans, although I’m sure it’s the same as painting case fans which people have done.. Tip I wish I would’ve known was very thin coats, and build up as needed. Usually one or two coats on other projects was fine, but doing that made some really bad buildups on it. So take your time on coats and you should be good!

TacoNinja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Just saw you’re planning on doing the same exact gpu. Although it would look nicer, do NOT attempt to take off the stickers, unless you really know what you’re doing. They’re near impossible to take off and scratched one up really bad trying too. Thankfully it’s on the bottom so

Rezzzyyyy 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

thanks man ill just mask them off best I can in that case!