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Alpine Joy

by 702Wolfi

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175 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 23, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.59GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

This is my fist PC build. I will mainly use it to enjoy X-Plane 11 flight simulator, and maybe some Battlefield 1. I am also very interested in learning the art of fine overclocking. I will probably get a second EVGA 1070 when the prices come down some more. Flight sims can be quite hardware hungry, especially if you install a lot of scenery Add-ons .

I remember my last "gaming" desktop PC I had in the late 90's. I believe it was a 700MHz Pentium III cartridge style CPU with a couple of MB's of ram. The progress in hardware since then amazes me, it's unbelievable.

I hope you all like my little Alpine Joy! I had a lot of fun putting this thing together.

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Faizan 54 points 4 months ago

This is stunning, and that cable management is... exquisite.

ya already know dat feature's comin' +1

joelhowell 17 points 3 months ago

That cable management is probably the best I've seen............................ever

Faizan 6 points 3 months ago

Definitely up there. Take a look at the last few pictures here.

RedHawk02 7 points 3 months ago

I'm pretty sure to only way to get cable management skills like that is to sell your soul. Count me in because my cable management skills are worse than mediocre.

joelhowell 3 points 3 months ago

Holy cow that's amazing!

joelhowell 2 points 3 months ago

That's pretty hot

Cloud887 1 point 1 month ago

Dat "Bloody Angel" That modder is a genius

joelhowell 2 points 1 month ago

Indeed

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vagabond139 5 Builds 6 points 3 months ago

What is this now, the top comment on a featured build isn't from Jipster!?

Xayxay 3 points 3 months ago

Congrats on over 30000 comments!

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Huh. I didn't know I reached it. Thanks!!!

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vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Well good then. I read it as you saying it as sarcastic tone or something along those lines.

I didn't want to hear it that way but it was the only way I could figure out how to how to interpret it.

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Sorry about the misunderstanding.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 4 points 4 months ago

Thanks Faizan!

Faizan 5 points 3 months ago

Ayy there it is! I knew you'd get it.

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Faizan 7 points 3 months ago
SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

I am not sure I understand your meme. I'll just wait intel someone jumps over the devil's canyon and tells me what you mean. I am not that great of a processor so I will just have to take a dive into kabylake and cool off.

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702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 6 points 3 months ago

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 5 points 3 months ago

Wow my build is on the front page. I can't believe it! Thanks guys!!

andlaw 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

its definitely an honor! I've hoped my build would make it one day... one day lol. ...

SheerSquirrelTV 5 points 3 months ago

This is hands down, the best cable management I have ever seen! Congrats on featured too!

Yahtadi 5 points 3 months ago

There should be some record or award for cable work, this build would be the winner

chinamanch 3 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

Nice build :) you sure this is your first?

EagleEye801 4 points 4 months ago

Nice Haley Strategic sticker on there. Nice to see there are other shooters that are computer nerds too!

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Hehe yep!

Ramjet_Mains 2 points 3 months ago

Haha, I was thinking the same thing. I carry a 19 in an Incog almost everyday.

Hunter74 4 points 3 months ago

+1 for Hailey Strategic and Magpul stickers ;)

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

hehe thanks!

ShutYourTrap 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

That cable management skills are over +9000

Can I do something like that?

Love the build XD

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

Lord_Blackheart 3 points 4 months ago

Hey can you drop the benchmarks And thnx for sharing Really the best recent build Looking forward to build it soon Also the normal room temp here is about 30°C so should I go for water cooling?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks! A good air cooler should be fine. I'll drop some benchmarks soon.

Mailman9 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

GORGEOUS! There is no other word for this. So clean and neat: the white cables to the VGA, excellent cable management, clean glass side, RGB lighting and a matching CPU cooler make this build so pretty.

floridaboz 3 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Very nice and clean.

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Inb4 feature?

+1 (:

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you!

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Noooooooooooooooo... =D

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WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

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WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

???

What do you mean by "rip feature"?

Vreaker12 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

I love this build. You probably just need to go sleeved cables for the ATX cables and add another intake fan and it's perfect.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! Yeah I have been thinking about ordering an fourth fan, and a white ATX cable tomorrow. I was hoping nobody will notice :)

Vreaker12 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

I have a similar build like yours but nowhere near as nice and yes ended up having to order new cables as I couldn't stand looking at the original PSU cables myself. Congrats again on your build. It's truly a joy to look at.

Papparone 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Love it! Beautiful! Good job!

boadicea 2 points 4 months ago

This is a clean, and beautiful build! +2 :D

seanbarkley 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

really neat and clean! congrats for the build!+1

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you guys!!

Royce.J 2 points 4 months ago

I want. So Nice

Lyrix 2 points 4 months ago

looks AMAZING!!! 1+!

Deftrune 2 points 4 months ago

So fresh and so clean!

vinimaciel01 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Nice build. Almost what im thinking. Somes questions:

Why ram of 3200 if the cpu only is able to read up to 2400?

How are that fans? Im in doubt between woth or without led in the fan.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

The fans are great so far. They run very quiet with no feelable vibrations.

As I understand this, the i5- 7600k can take 3200mhz, but only if the motherboard/chipset supports it. The ram overclocks the memory controller in the CPU by enabling a XMP profile, or overclocking the ram manually. Intel's specs for the memory controller in the CPU have always been conservative.

relco 6 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

This needs to get featured. +1

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you!

Testing12 2 points 4 months ago

You need to do a YouTube video on cable management! Beautiful work all around, congrats.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks Testing12!

obeypk 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

This is an awesome build, super clean! Nice work!

anujpatel631 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Love this build! That case and cable management is great.

dekema2 2 points 3 months ago

Looks like it'll handle XP11 well. Great game and a beautiful build.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks guys!

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

A beautiful execution of a white and black build. You have my +1.

Curtis0208 2 points 3 months ago

Hot ;) +1

DominicBoccella 2 points 3 months ago

Dude nice work on pc (:

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 3 months ago

Looks great, love the the white with coloured highlights. +1 :)

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

It's pretty. what more can i say!

Cazza_ 2 points 3 months ago

So beautiful :) Reminds me of the snow funnily enough..........

L4zr_ 2 points 3 months ago

Glorious cable management. +1

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 3 months ago

Beautiful, clean rig.

Well done! +1

HelloPeyton 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Damn. Damn! That is a beautiful build. Amazing job for a first time!

critti00 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

This is excellent! But I don't believe that this is your 1st build.

Justiceinacan 4 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Very clean and professional looking. You get my 1.

R3DL1G3RZ3R0 2 points 3 months ago

'Eeeyyyy!!!

Drokovian 2 points 3 months ago

Holy ****, this is a beautiful build. Like that is really good cable management,and a perfect demonstration of how you can still comfortably use the HDD cages after the cable management's done.

cooperj600 2 points 3 months ago

Awesome

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Gorgeous build.

Congrats on the featured spot.

Thumbs up.

Zelda_ 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Such glory...

Songster 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Beautiful! Never been a fan of those huge cpu air coolers, but your setup, and with everything being color cordinated, I love it! +10!

Manaconda 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

This is honestly the nicest computer build i've ever seen. You hit it out of the park man.

LordLeo 2 points 3 months ago

Great build, and the cable management is spot on. Not over kill; just what you need. Perfect

ryancz 2 points 3 months ago

Amazing build!

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks guys! I was too much fun building it. Cheers!

Yahtadi 2 points 3 months ago

There should be some record or award for cable work, this build would be the winner

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Wow! Great cable managemen!

BattleDor 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Wow, this build is awesome. The lighting for the pictures is superb and the cable management is amazing. slightly obsessive The part selection is also very good, and I love the color scheme.

mmcconkey 2 points 3 months ago

That cable management is amazing, excellent work. Very nice overall setup, though I do think that a single 500gb SSD won't go very far with games/applications these day. Totally getting my +1.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Agreed, I will get a second SSD drive in a few weeks.

Arminecraft 2 points 3 months ago

Oh didn't I miss white-themed pc builds... really impressive how you made it look, with very good components as well! Well done :)

JustARandomPancake 2 points 3 months ago

HOLY CABLE MANAGEMENT.

+1 million for you...

commodore64 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Makes me want to switch GPUs. I hate how my 980ti connector is on the side rather than top.

llamasbetrippin01 2 points 3 months ago

I also have X-Plane 11, though it is a little buggy, like in the 737-800 at fl 400 (40,000 ft) you may suffer from Hypoxia even though PAX is on, all the air, and pressurization is active, you could still suffer from Hypoxia. Also in the 747-300 (I believe) there are a couple of switches that will start to go nuts when you flick (switch them on/off), and you will be unable to use it. But overall it's great especially it's still in Beta and it already looks that good. Oh and I don't think the FMC, and or the FMS is working in the Beta yet, which is a little sad to me since I am an actual pilot, and I like the realism even when im not in flight in real life.

But to your very good looking build, the cable management is sublime, and is far beyond what mine looks like.

Defiantly a +1 from me! (Congrats on Featured!)

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks llamasbetrippin01!

Yeah it's still pretty buggy, but I am sure they will smooth everything out soon.

llamasbetrippin01 1 point 3 months ago

Let's hope so! :)

PeriZ 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Love it.

XFacility 2 points 3 months ago

The cable management is beautiful! +rep

NastierOne 2 points 3 months ago

That looks incredible, but no RGB RAM? although I was wondering why there isn't cable combs on any MB cables but whatever it still looks great

cmn65 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

beautiful!

x3thelast 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Black and white; very classy build :)

rowanhirst_82 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

The cable management is not possible. You're using modding hacks. Get prepared for your PCPP Vac ban. Only joking dude. This is such a sweet build. Perfect in every way. +1

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

hehe thanks!

pawsti 2 points 3 months ago

Cable management game is on point! This is gorgeous. +1!

danny_bui 2 points 3 months ago

Please teach me how to cable manage like you! I'm in awe from such a beautiful beast of a machine!

serenesa 2 points 3 months ago

how well would this run overwatch? =)

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Not sure. I am not very knowledgeable about all those newer games. All I know is that it runs battlefield 1 superbly with everything on the highest settings at 1080p. I think it could run it twice :)

kktxk 2 points 3 months ago

can you put ssd and hhd together?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yes no problem.

URNext7634 2 points 3 months ago

Where are the cables?!?! It's perfect! I'd plug it up as a centerpiece for my living room instead of gaming on it!

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Haha thanks. Cheers!

willa7277 2 points 3 months ago

Jfc the cable management.... Impeccable

RIsaac 2 points 3 months ago

You bought the TridentZ RAM and it's not RGB? I'm so... unimmersedand my jimmies are... rustled

SeanAngelo 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

amazing build! :D

JerardBlack 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

EPIC CABLEMANAGEMENT!!!!! Wow im inspired. Great Build.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

atadams44 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Impressive job, well done. Can I have it?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

haha

Arichikurukuto 2 points 3 months ago

Nice clean and sleek looking build. I'm building mine this weekend. It's going to be red RBG overkill lol. But love the white you have going.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Sweet, enjoy building your new machine!

MattyC51237 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Gorgeous build. It looks stunning. Great cable management, very clean and organized. Just an all around fantastic build. Nicely done!

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks Matty!

MattyC51237 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

You're welcome!

CaptainVeyron 2 points 3 months ago

It looks wonderful :)

Gentleman00 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I see you don't need 20-100 pictures and long description to get featured :P Great build !

ShaBlaWo 2 points 3 months ago

Why not just become a pilot? Do you like crashing? (sweet build)

AnimeGamer 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Its so sexy

chas_cubes 2 points 3 months ago

BOI. THIS IS DOPE.

Marine_Boy 2 points 3 months ago

Holy **** that cable management! o Beautiful! :D

RustyRedbeard 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

+1 for cable management level - BOSS

Maximum OCD approval rating :P

Jin_Kusanagi 1 point 4 months ago

bling bling ヾ(*ΦωΦ)ノ I heard the hard drive bays for this case are basically only metal, so it can make rattling noises if you put a hard drive in one of them. If you need more space, you can probably just get another 2.5" SATA ssd, or get the expensive m.2/pci-e ssd's. Actually there's also external hard drives, and ssd's as well. Your power supply probably has a lot more wattage than you'll ever need, unless you decide to add another graphics card in SLI or crossfire, which I'd recommend not getting. You can do a basic check with cooler master's power supply check just to be sure. You can replace your graphics card and get another single mid-high end one about every 3-4 years, and clean out the interior every so often with air in a can. If you build another pc, I'd recommend getting an i7 or an amd equivalent for futureproofing purposes, since the next generation(s) of cpu's might not be compatible with the chipset of your current motherboard, but overall I really like your pc. I'm planning on building something similar, but it'll cost more, since I like to have extra bling, lol. I'm stealing your idea for a PSU to GPU custom sleeve extension btw. Based on your photos, it's definitely the most noticeable pin connecting cable after proper cable management.

Fleetleader101 3 points 3 months ago

I can't decide if your trolling him or if I'm just reading this in the wrong tone...

Arichikurukuto 1 point 3 months ago

After reading it too I felt the same exact way lol

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andlaw 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

picture #5 got you the +1 from me! I don't vote often, but this is how its done people so take note! A clean minimal build, cable management is always a must and this guy nailed it!!

+++++++1

Essex23 1 point 3 months ago

Does the G.Skill ram come with different color inserts? Or did that set specifically come with white? I'm doing a black & white build this year and would love to get factory colored parts instead of having to do a lot of modding.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

It came with a specifically set color. These are being offered in other colors as well. No modding required. There is also a RGB LED version.

monthlypcbuilds 1 point 3 months ago

Why not FTW ACX 3.0 instead of SC?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

The SC was on sale. I couldn't be happier with the SC. The FTW is nice though.

monthlypcbuilds 1 point 3 months ago

This is my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/monthlypcbuilds/saved/bQzGXL I honestly can relate this build to yours so, so much. Great job on cable mangement though, that is excellent. +1

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Very nice! You will love that case it makes cable management a breeze.

oDarthBane 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I'm a 'big fan' of this build!! : D

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you oDarthBane!!

krampsy5435 1 point 3 months ago

I was focusing less on aesthetic motherboards until i saw yours, damn I'm sold.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

It's a very nice motherboard. I'm very happy with it.

nokmanoks2 1 point 3 months ago

Hi I just want to ask, how's the clearance with the S340 and the H5 cooler?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

There is 4mm of clearance between the glass plate and the cooler.

islandg@m3r 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Awesome build. Congrats on the feature. I'm Trying to build a new rig as well. Stuck between 7600K, RYZEN R7 1700 or the 6-Core 1600X RYZEN When it comes out...=(

IMO they really need to have more White cases with temp. Glass.....they rly should..tired of black.

Anyway you got my +1 Great Cable Management!!!! =)

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you very much! Cheers

Krlos 1 point 3 months ago

So beautiful

Ricardo_Nixon 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

If you had bought an H5 Ultimate, that would've made this the ultimate build. Haha. Cable management is flawless. Great build. I admire those parts that you have wisely chosen.

IcepickXIII 1 point 3 months ago

Stunning build! I hope my first build turns out as nice as yours!

redta1l 1 point 3 months ago

Honest question... and it might not even be your need, but can this processor be used for a dedicated streaming/encoding rig? I am absolutely in love with this design. This is what happens when an artist is also tech savvy.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks redta!

I think a i7 would be a better fit if you encode and stream a lot while performing other tasks like gaming. I won't do any streaming or encoding. Just some flightsiming and maybe a game from time to time.

Traineblaine 1 point 3 months ago

I dont usually like white builds but oh man... this might just be my first one. I usually go black and blue LED's. This is amazing, well done.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks Traineblaine!

thatguitardude 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Beautiful build, clean and organised, my eyeballs feel happy :)

BasicallyNuclear 1 point 3 months ago

Does your case get grease stains? Scratches yet?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

No still like new. It's a tempered glass panel, which is highly scratch resistant, unlike plexi glass...

BasicallyNuclear 1 point 3 months ago

what about the plastic?

DasBassDropz 1 point 3 months ago

...can i have it?

nickname1400 1 point 3 months ago

Damn I wish I could afford a computer like this

lgoeres 1 point 2 months ago

!!!!!!!amazing!!

CostaPCBuild 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Firstly, thank you for posting that heavenly back panel view because that cable management is the best I have ever witnessed. You've outdone yourself and your attention to detail in that regard makes this one of my favorites on pcpartpicker.com. Absolutely amazing. Enjoy X-Plane 11, I hear it's very good. I play FSX now and maybe someday I'll try X-Plane. Cheers.

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you CostaPCBuild!! I love XP11, but it's still a little buggy though.

Cheers

lazoj2020 1 point 1 month ago

Love the Aesthetic! The different colored lights! And the cable management!

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you!

Cheers

Viveycore 1 point 1 month ago

Great build and great camera work too! Also the cable management is awesome!

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks Viveycore!

ctbrezenski 1 point 1 month ago

AWESOME CABLE MANAGMENT

SpartanAirsoftBen 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

Haley Strategic and Magpul?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 2 points 26 days ago

Yep it's a tactical Ninja PC :)

leviathan102 1 point 20 days ago

What did u overclock the CPU to?

702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

Currently it's running at 4.8GHz. I overclocked via XMP. Will try to get more out of it by manually overclocking it.

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702Wolfi submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

There is a 4mm gap between the glass plate and the cooler.

BritishInmate 2 points 3 months ago

thanks i wanted to see if mine would fit in the same case and have a idea of the clearance i would have

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