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Thorn - Intermediate Black and Red Build

by Caff3in3fr33



Date Published

March 1, 2017

Date Built

March 2, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C


An easy to transport, good looking, fairly quiet build, focused on bang for buck and high FPS.

The CPU is the low point of this build and is enough to get by. No third party cooler, no overclocking ability, but good enough. Swapping the fan for a quiet, better looking fan would be a nice upgrade however. Usually the CPU fan is running so low that it does not matter however.

The EVGA SC 1070 is savage.

250GB SSD because 120 isn't enough and 500 is too much. 2TB of HDD ought to last a while.

The RAM is red.

The motherboard is black and red and has a sexy bios. The new B250 chipset pairs nicely with the 7500 as well.

The V21 case is super nice but was a bit bigger then I was imagining. Easy to carry still however.

Red LED case fans were essential. I swapped the stock case fan for two. The stock case fan was actually super quiet but did not have red LEDs.

Quiet edition of EVGA 600B because it was on sale. It is super quiet.

Additional red LEDS were needed because the fans didn't illuminate the entire interior well.

Part Reviews


Sexy bios and looks great for $85. MSI makes a mean motherboard.


The stock 200mm fan is actually very quiet. Probably in the 20-30 decibel area at max speed. The customizability is off the charts and super convenient.

Case Fan

Great fans but the self threading holes are a pain.

Comments Sorted by:

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Gotta love the description of the GPU

it's savage

cmn65 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Honestly, I feel as if that cpu will be fine for 95% of modern games. I think the only time you will see bad FPS is if you play a game that uses the cpu instead of the gpu such as SW:Empire at War or other super old games!

Have fun with the new PC!

Caff3in3fr33 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

My thoughts exactly!

DragoHi5 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

This build is savage!

Never heard of a black edition. Truly diabolical!