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Bleeding Sky

by Brethren2k


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Date Published

March 30, 2016

Date Built

March 25, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.544 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

49.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C


This has been an ongoing project for me for awhile and most of these components have migrated across three different cases and configurations as I've locked down exactly what I wanted. I have always liked the idea of a two system setup for streaming and when I saw this case I knew it would be the perfect fit for me.

I use my PC both for work and play. Gaming, photo and video editing, DJ software, remote support work and I occasionally host VM's for dev testing projects. I also enjoy streaming and creating content and my next project is completing a studio in my garage for just that.

The primary build (mATX w/ 6700k, 32Gb ram and 980 FTW) uses the 500Gb SSD for boot. The secondary machine (mITX 6700, 16Gb and capture card) has a 120Gb SSD for boot, dual 3TB drives in RAID 1 for archiving projects and dual 1TB drives in RAID 0 for active projects. This was originally going to be a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation with 3 - 3TB drives in RAID 5 but I kept running into various compatibility issues with the software/hardware I was running and abandoned that. Hyper-V installs just fine on 8.1 Pro so not too bad a sacrifice. I also originally purchased a KVM switch for the secondary machine but I again ran into compatibility issues with the KVM switch and my hardware. I use RDP to connect to the secondary machine.

I will have some more/better pictures and proper benchmarks added soon.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

I always use Corsair H series coolers when I am not doing a custom loop. Great performance, breeze to install and they look great.


Lots of granular overclocking features. Really stable - no complaints. The accessories included with this board was also very nice. The included adapter really cleans up those front I/O wires.


XMP profile worked as expected and handled OC to 3k just as easy.


XMP profile worked as expected. Did not try overclocking these modules - I chose Corsair for the reliability I come to expect from their brand.


I primarily only purchase Samsung SSD's. The 120's don't get nearly as fast as the larger capacity drives but it does the job.


Over 9000 Mb/s in Samsung Magician with rapid mode enabled.

Video Card

Overclocks very well and great temps. Only downside is that it is a custom PCB so there are not any full cover water blocks for this card.


Best mouse I have ever used. It has held up to the beatings and comes with a lot of accessories. Two cords, replacement switches, carrying pouch, teflon pads ect. I haven't had to replace anything yet but its nice to know you have them.


They make sound. Fair quality and low price.

Comments Sorted by:

mtrapuzz 3 Builds 6 points 37 months ago

Builds computer to edit photos; doesn't edit photos.

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 1 point 37 months ago


Jackson_Tyler96 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

hahahaha this comment is perfect

BennytheTree 2 points 37 months ago

Awesome build +1, however I do have one question, what case is that?

auldae 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL DS, with the dual mobo add-on kit (I presume).

Brethren2k submitter 4 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Yes, the link in my parts description is for the version with the dual motherboard add-on pre-installed which includes the power supply hub and the mITX mounting bracket.

BennytheTree 2 points 37 months ago

I didn't know the enthoo itx came that way, but awesome

Zluku 1 point 37 months ago

Nice build and a nice description +1 !

oKrazii 1 point 37 months ago

too expensive for a 980

Brethren2k submitter 4 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I had it from a previous build - most likely looking at some Pascal once it becomes available.

Xizt 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

How is $447 expensive for a 980?

harr1847 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

He meant that the 980 doesn't live up to the overall build cost. When you spend nearly 5,000 on a PC, he was saying that you should spend more than 500 on a GPU.

EDIT: That being said, I disagree given what this PC (these PCs?) are being used for and its everyone's personal preference on how to spend their money.

Xizt 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Ahh right. I thought he ment the price

oKrazii 1 point 37 months ago

pretty decent actually

KrumpetPirate 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Unique build, good work

MannyPCs 1 point 37 months ago

Great build. Nice choice of red cables you got to fit the theme

+1 for sure

NitroOG 1 point 37 months ago

Nice build.

killsonik_867 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

How did you spend less than $200 on a 32GB set of Corsair RAM?

minireg22 1 point 16 months ago

Check his build date.

Brethren2k submitter 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Look at the part history. DDR4 has been skyrocketing in price, it has almost doubled in the past 12 months.

killsonik_867 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

any idea when prices will start dropping?

Brethren2k submitter 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Now that both AMD and Intel have DDR4 as the standard the demand is high and DDR5 isn't going to hit consumer boards until 2019ish according to most tech news sites and even then I would suspect it would only be on the enthusiast boards. (Threadripper or Broadwell / X type product lines) I would just watch for deals and always bundle. I typically go to microcenter since there is one nearby. I can guarantee I always get $30-40 off the motherboard with processor purchase, an extra $10 off ram and usually 2-3 mfr rebates from a build.

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