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Subtle with a hint of RGB

by philipthi



Date Published

Aug. 16, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 15, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


What's up ya'll?

I've never built a computer personally before but have always wanted to.

The last custom PC I had my friend build for my consisted of these components..

CoolerMaster HAF 912, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, Radeon HD5770, 2x4GB Corsair XMS & MSI Fireboard

-- During 2012, they were great but as time grew on. My passion for PC gaming also faded and midway through 2013-2015 I was completely into console gaming, specifically PS4.

Needless to say, a good friend of mine brought me back into PC gaming by purchasing me a copy of Overwatch. Another good friend recommended me to check out PC Part Picker and that's how this contagious affection started... One purchase led to another and after 6 months, I'm here.

Completed and ready to game at 144hz WOOOOOOOOOOOO

This thing is an absolute beast, hitting over 200 FPS on Overwatch with relatively high settings.

Part Reviews


Best bang for buck out there. This thing is an absolute beast!


So far so good, managed to get my Ram to 2933Mhz with the newest bios update 08/02/17

Got it for real cheap on Newegg. Can't complain.

Did I mention that this thing looks stunner? Black/Grey theme. WOOT


Nice looking ram with subtle white led. Great contrast in my build.

Got it running to 2933Mhz without a hitch too


Great SSD! Good speed and affordable.

Video Card

Great little graphics card that packs a punch. - Affordable too (Prior to gpu craze)


Nicest looking case out there and super easy to work on. Especially for first timers like me. The plastic clips in the back allow me to tuck all the wires in with ease.

Power Supply

10 year warranty, ultra quiet, & included cables are black?

What more could you want.


The colours a bit washed out but 144hz at an affordable price, I'm happy.

Comments Sorted by:

guseppiguliano 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Nicely worked out mate... keep it up!

INFLCT 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Nzxt builds always come out looking great +1

philipthi submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I agree 100%

Super clean

Rklennox 1 point 18 months ago

Nice build! Your 1600 came with the LED spire cooler??? I thought it was only the 7 series...

philipthi submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thank you!

No, I managed to find a used R7 1700 cooler on a local sales site for $10.00

ch1cken_dude 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

So clean dude! It looks crazy!

philipthi submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Ya! I'm real happy with it. It's not too busy looking yet stands out.

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philipthi submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

It's great!

I'm using a 144hz 1080p monitor and I can play on high/ultra settings over 144fps on Overwatch if that matters to you.

The stock cooler is quite limited tho, I would recommend getting a Cryorig H7 or CoolerMaster 212 Evo if you plan on overclocking past 3.8Ghz

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