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The Blue Phoenix - My first build

by computerteen96


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Date Published

July 16, 2015

Date Built

July 14, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.215 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.012 GHz


This is my first build but not my first encounter with computer parts and assembly. Originally I was going to go with an I5 but chose the i7 because of what I am going to be doing with this budget Workstation.

I figured the GTX 750 SC would be enough gaming power for now and I might upgrade later but its been flying nice and strong. I had one bad experience however, with the purchase of a Seagate pipeline 2tb hard drive which I later found out was defective. I went with a 1tb WD hard drive instead. At first I had a EVGA non modular PSU but found myself a little cramp in my Bitfenix Aegis when it came to cable management. Despite all the complaints I went with a NZXT 550W full modular PSU and Its also doing a really great job, no issues yet.

Don't know what else to say, right now I have it overclocked at 4.5 but I can take it higher if I wanted but I am playing it safe for now. I have to mention though that the Asrock Pro4M has really easy overclocking choices and options for newbies.

Feel free to Leave a comment!

I don't know the cpu and GPU temp under load As I don't know how to check it without going into bios. I know that some use websites or software I just couldn't remember the names of them.

Part Reviews


Blazing fast, handles every little bit I have thrown at it so far. Couldn't be any more happy with its performance

CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps its nice and cool and its really quiet.

Cons: Hard to install and tubing is stiff but its to be expected.


Easy Bios and quick setup for beginners and would highly recommend it to someone else. Only time will tell how well it holds.


Not much to say about this one. It does what its supposed and really well.

Video Card

Runs cool (from what I can tell) and keeps up with most modern games. Very quiet and fast! Installation was a breeze and the software was better than AMD catalyst ( I owned an HD7770 It was good but the drivers were horrid)

Power Supply

Quiet, runs nice, decent length in cables and does what its supposed to!

Case Fan

These fans are keeping things nice and cool. They are silent and I have yet to have a problem with them.

Comments Sorted by:

DTI466 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Dat case so sexy. :-D

Maxxoz 1 point 35 months ago

Le beast CPU but a 750...xD. Since you are mostly using this baby as a workstation, i'd say well done! I must say that the i7 is really superior to the other components.... nevertheless great build!

computerteen96 submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I recently replaced that 750 SC with a 960 XD

Maxxoz 1 point 35 months ago


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computerteen96 submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

I was using rainmeter to keep an Eye on my temps. Yes while it was stupid to take the risk, I did it. I just couldn't tell you off the top of my head what the temps were under load. I wrote everything on a laptop away from my pc which was turned off.

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