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The Bringer of Silence.

by Banthare



Date Published

March 2, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 13, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.108 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C


This is my pc I built a few weeks ago and decided to post a few pictures of it here. 'Twas my first ever pc I've ever built and it was pretty fun aside from after building it wondering why it wasn't posting on my monitor. On Valentine's day I checked to see if all the cables were connected and lo and behold the hdmi cable was disconnected lol. Soon after I fixed the issue and have been enjoying my new pc. I have run into one issue with the cpu running high into the upper 70s, but that is only in.....CS:GO. It kinda freaks me out so I'll be swapping the air cooler for a friends to see if temps will drop.

3/28/2017 UPDATE:Swapped out cpu cooler for an x62 and temps never go above 55 now. 11/18/2017 UPDATE: Walked out of the shower to hearing my pc's fans on full blast, check cpu temps and they were sitting at 98°C.(X62 pump died). Think I'll stick with air coolers from now on. Temps are better than what they originally were in February, most likely due to adding a little more thermal paste. Looking forward to seeing what changes I do to this build next year.

Part Reviews


Pretty cool seeing how fast and these things have gotten(I was coming from a pentium e5300)

CPU Cooler

Whisper quiet compared to the the rest of my rig's fans and looks pretty nice. Was pretty annoying to install into my case though.


Awesome aesthetics.


Easy to get up to speed and look clean.


Decided to go ssd only and gaze in awe of the loading speeds.

Video Card

Looks pretty sweet and I can never hear the fans while gaming.

Case Fan

It's awesome hearing these things just blow cool air through my rig occasionally.

Comments Sorted by:

yllanos 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Why 2 different coolers in part list?

Banthare submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I originally had the cryorig H5 installed but I was getting high temps/disliked the appearance of it so I bought another cooler.

Matthewgrossman 1 Build 0 points 26 months ago

Have you checked the thermal paste on the CPU?

Banthare submitter 1 Build 0 points 26 months ago

I did, I reapplied it with a pea of arctic silver 5 and idles a few degrees cooler but still hits the 80s sometimes in cs:go. I tried im other games such as Doom and Witcher 3 but those games would sit in the 50s-60s. It's strange.

daslolo 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Did you solve that? I'm reading that the silicon lottery on the 7700k is brutal and more builders end up deliding and using liquid metal.

Banthare submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Yep! Swapped the cryorig cpu for a Kraken x62, lowered the voltage on the motherboard to 1.25 and temps never go above 75 now!

Brazilianrogue 0 points 26 months ago

Hey, would you mind elaborating on the annoyances you had with the Taichi board? I'm about to pull the trigger on it, and would love to know if there is any last minute red flags.

Banthare submitter 1 Build 0 points 26 months ago

Depending on what cpu cooler you purchase it may get a little annoying. For myself, I'm fairly tall and have large hands and forgot to install my fans until after installing my cpu cooler. So basically I spent a few extra minutes struggling to fit my hands under the cooler where most of the fan headers are located. It's still an awesome looking motherboard though.

You can find a diagram of the motherboard on asrock's site where you can get a pdf of the manual.

Wolfe1919 0 points 26 months ago

Did you lose the first ram slot because of the fan? And did you have to adjust the height of fan? I'm thinking about getting the same fan with same case, and just wondering if there was any hiccups with installing it in with ram slots filled.

Also Nice Build!

Banthare submitter 1 Build 0 points 26 months ago

Yes you will lose the first ram slot completely and no. You'll have no problem installing it but positioning it may get annoying if you're at a bad angle.

Mr.Jackson 0 points 25 months ago

How good is the wifi on the ASRock Z270 TAICH

Banthare submitter 1 Build 0 points 25 months ago

It's pretty good. I have better ping in game compared to my ethernet cable but the download speeds are worse than the ethernet.

Mr.Jackson 1 point 25 months ago

O ok I was thinking about getting that motherboard so it's a overall solid motherboard

ConDreeds 1 Build -1 points 26 months ago


Banthare submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Yes? Lol

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Banthare submitter 1 Build 0 points 26 months ago

Thanks! It was pretty fun haha