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Obsidian Dragon

by AncientArchon



Date Published

April 20, 2015

Date Built

Feb. 15, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.075 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.3 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


Once I knew that I wanted to build a PC I soon was overcome by the many options I had before me. Thankfully with the help from r/buildapc and this wonderful site I made something I can be proud of! This is my gaming machine, it is used for other general tasks but the direction of this build was purely gaming. I wanted longevity so I knew I had to go with Intel. I planned to overclock and Crossfire/SLI in the future so I settled with the MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard. The rest of the build was based on what had the best reviews/performance for the price. Assembling all the parts was incredibly easy (especially for a first build) and thankfully I didn't encounter any DOA parts. I had plenty of room to work with thanks to NZXT's wonderful H440. I initially had the black/red case but soon painted it black/black. I couldn't be more satisfied with my purchase. I will enjoy this for years to come!

Part Reviews


I couldn't ask for anything better. Impeccable performance!

CPU Cooler

This baby is quite amazing. It looks wonderful and performs great as well. It took my temps from 75+ under load with stock cooler to 55. Nothing to complain about here.


2 words... Bad ***! Cant beat the price/performance. The looks are what make it a home run!


Does what it needs to do. Worth the buy.

Video Card

Wonderful card for the price. Hard to beat MSI Twin Frozr 280 for $200. Only downside is the locked core voltage. Limits the overclocking potential. Still able to get excellent performance from it.


Just wow. This case is a must have for any mid tower. The looks are so sexy!

Power Supply

Great PSU! High quality parts and black sleeved cables are great.

Comments Sorted by:

stitchlips 2 points 48 months ago

The H440 looks gorgeous in all black, I wish they came like that stock. What brand/type of paint did you use if you don't mind me asking? I've been thinking of doing the same thing myself, and it looks like you managed a really clean finish.

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

I used krylon plastic bonding paint. Gloss black.

PTsupport 1 point 48 months ago

Very good build! Cheers to the H440 Club. Btw, did you use plastidip or spraypaint for the black? Looks clean.

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

I used a spray paint for plastics. Couldn't find plastidip where I live.

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optimusgaming 1 point 48 months ago

This is almost identical to the build I am finishing up... I just have to get the CPU and MOBO. But anyways, have u played any games on it? If so what kind of FPS?

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

I get 60FPS on high setting on all games I've played so far!

SaintLlamaHandz@gmail.com 1 point 48 months ago

Love the h440. Love the gpu. Love the board. I LOVE THIS BUILD!!

And one question? Where did you get that sexy black gloss desk ;)

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

I got it off amazon! Its the walker-eddison desk... I think

rook21 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Looks amazing, again, I love the all-black h440. Does the black/red version of the case come with red LED lights? That's the only thing turning me off from getting one and painting it. I don't really like red LEDs and I don't know how I would switch them for white ones.

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

No, all the LEDs on the case are white.

rook21 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago


Lucky_Pom 1 point 43 months ago

A bit of a rage comment here lol. So I am building a new pc for 2200$ and for the name I decided to stick with Obsidian Dragon because I use the Obsidian 450D case from corsair and everything inside is either msi or just red (ram). Why did you go with this name?)

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Sorry to hear that. With everything being black and red I just thought it fit the bill.

starz1128@utlook.com 1 point 42 months ago

How many sata power cables does the psu come with

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I'm not around it currently but I think its 2 or 3.

LightProtecter 1 point 28 months ago

Why did you use a VGA cable? Doesn't it limit the resolution to 1600x900 (900p)?

AncientArchon submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

At the time, that was the only cable I had. I had a HDMI in the mail at the time of the pictures being taken.

LightProtecter 1 point 28 months ago

Oh, cool! +1 for the custom paint job! And, the Minecraft poster too (brings back memories).

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