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Golden Build

by Caspetic

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33 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 4, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

Description

Just an updated version of my computer. Moved to Skylake and will be buying Pascal/Polaris when they come out. I used Gold Rustolium paint to make the 2.5 and 3.5 SSD/HDD holders, expansion slot covers, and rings on the fans.

With the cooler my temps idle around 20 and at full load 44 degrees. Using CPU-Z to put it at full load. All the parts from my old build that I'm using in this and all the new stuff hasn't let me down yet. (Except the speakers, they're already dying.

Part Reviews

CPU

Intel did it again. Perfect. It's everything I wanted and runs perfectly.

CPU Cooler

Amazing cooling and quality. Idle temp is 20 and full load is 44 on my 6700K. This doesn't sit over my ram so no clearance issues. I suggest this to anyone who wants a simple looking and performing air cooler.

Motherboard

This is definitely Ultra Durable. It's handled everything very well. It's got USB Type-C, M.2 slots, Crossfire AND SLI capability. Love the black and gold. It's bios is very easy to work with which makes overclocking a breeze. It also has a light going from the front audio connector to the back headphone jack. It can stay on, pulse, beat to the music, and be turned off.

Monitor

I picked this up at Best Buy for $150. It's not worth anything more. Don't get me wrong, it's great, besides being kinda flimsy. Colors are good for what it is and viewing angles aren't bad.

Speakers

Probably just the ones I got, but they started crackling a few months after I bought them. They sounded good before but they're slowly getting worse and it hasn't even been 6 months

Comments Sorted by:

PhoenixPanda 2 points 19 months ago

Is that golden paint i see on those corsair fans? It looks so cool :p

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

Yup. Also on the expansion covers and drive caddies. It matches the motherboard so well.

PhoenixPanda 2 points 19 months ago

How did you paint the rings on the corsair fans? Did you use any primer or did you just paint it straight on?

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I used some light sandpaper to rough up the plastic so the paint could stick better. They were already white so I didn't use any primer. Then about 3 coats of the gold paint.

oldfan13672 2 points 19 months ago

It's not a bad build, but where is the GPU?

TheMadCowitist 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Description

Scadoosh118 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

So you're gaming with Intel HD Graphics for a month or two?

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yup. It's been more than 2 months already, but games like Terraria, Duck Game, Undertale, and Rogue Legacy have kept me busy when I'm not at work or school.

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DrunkennJedi 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Mionix is my love

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Absolutely. I just wish their software was a bit better. I would like better RGB control and more effects.

Multiracial 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

damn, looks GREAT, has awesome cable management and runs ice cold! NICE!

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Very good build theme. There are some High-End ECS Gaming Motherboars out there which their color scheme is mainly golden o

Bor3alis 1 point 19 months ago

Does the Hue+ have gold lighting? Cause that would look sick

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Probably just yellowish. Plus it would be silly to put RGB lighting in a case with no side panel. Plus, I found out with my first build that I like no lighting in my case.

Markyy88 1 point 19 months ago

As a site admin I need to... umm.... inspect the build. Just send it to my house, it may or may not come back. /s

Nice build btw

Togoswaga 1 point 19 months ago

Gold theme <3 that color scheme is awesome ! You'll need to find a Pascal GPU with gold accents, like the actual EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid, or something :)

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I was definitely thinking about EVGA when the new cards are out. I could paint another card gold, (thinking about MSI), but I don't think the card would suit the look of the build.

JoshKuslock 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Where did you get the mount for the cables?

Ghrolt 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Would love to see some better pics. Closeups.

Finlay_Massie 1 point 19 months ago

i had the same issues with those logitech speakers, thy're crap, What are your Ambient temps because 44C under load on an Air cooler is ******* perfection my man!

Finlay_Massie 1 point 19 months ago

Also Is that heatsink Gold 0_o That's sick!

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Did you paint that NH-U12S too?

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

No, the heatsink is not painted. That would be.... counter productive.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Not if you only paint the top. That would be...beautiful. ; )

Jozeph_sh 1 point 18 months ago

Help! The motherboard has alot of bad reviews in newegg and i find it the perfect one, should i buy or not? most of the problems were DIMM slots issues and the mother board being too short!!! this is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Ls9H9W

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

The motherboard has been absolutely wonderful. It's standard ATX size and I had no issues with the DIMM slots. I fully recommend buying it.

ZoliiD 1 point 17 months ago

Hey man great looking build. Has that ram caused any issues for you with that Mb?

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. The ram has done fine. No problems

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 16 months ago

Are you physically able to move that drive cage over?

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Yes I believe so. You can move it back, rotate it, or move it up. Usually only to make room for a radiator.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 16 months ago

would you still have enough clearance with that psu?

Caspetic submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Sorry I don't check here often. I don't think that the drive cage will fit in the other slot. The PSU cables are in the way

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 15 months ago

oh ok.