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Frostbyte 2.0

by xXrelichXx



Date Published

Jan. 11, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

63.0° C


My 1080p 144fps gaming rig.

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lorenzose 1 point 8 months ago

Hi Can you post a pic on the cable management on the HDD cage in the psu shroud? I'm impressed at how you were able to route the sata connectors to the front mounted SSD :D

montiago 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I have the same case. It takes a little bit of work, but it's not impossible. If you place the HDD on the bottom partition, the sata and sata power cables can squeeze through. A lot easier if you're using a modular power supply as well, btw.

lorenzose 1 point 8 months ago

So that mean he mounted the other HDD on the floor of the case? It seems kinda tight after viewing all the pictures in some other sites' review of the s340. Nevetheless its a very clean looking build

montiago 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Yup, it's a tight fit. I have one HDD and one SSD, and I plan on switching to everything being an SSD. Makes cable management much easier, but it's not impossible with an HDD.

jedi5200 1 point 8 months ago

the kraken is the star of it all! :) (and the case)

martin8aw 1 point 8 months ago

Never heard of that cooler and I would probably go with all SSD, but this is still a solid build! Good job!

Titan8881 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

The Kraken is one of the more frequently used CPU coolers on this website. Very trusted, and the problem with going all SSD is that it is very expensive. To have the two TB he has in hard drive would cost upwards of $400 versus $100 for the same size but slower.

TheMightestOfUsAll 1 point 8 months ago

Would an X61 fit with this case?

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago


seb4s7ian 1 point 8 months ago

I wonder how well it can play Battlefield, get it cause it runs on the Frostbyte engine. Ok I'll stop, +1

randpost 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I like the build!

Lyrix 1 point 8 months ago

wow! 1+! amazing looking build!

ThatOneBudgetGuy 1 point 8 months ago

i only came to see the kraken x52. absolutely amazing looking.

PeriZ 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Is the Kraken working well with tubing facing down?

xXrelichXx submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes, it's best to have the tubes facing down when mounting an AIO vertically.

kekjuan 0 points 8 months ago


y tho

sakkoda 2 points 8 months ago

1080p Is fine. It also makes it so you can get a 1070 and crush anything you throw at it. If you want to play at 1440p you can as well. Monitors are expensive. Especially if someone wants to have 144hz monitors for competitive games or just likes 144hz. It adds up in cost. Getting the asus monitor he did was a really smart decision (well done op I respect that). Nothing wrong with 1080p!

kekjuan 0 points 8 months ago

Forgot about that, but if he's only doing 1080p, he would be better off with something cheaper, like a RX480 or a GTX 1060, no?

montiago 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Look at it this way:

1060/RX 480 = 1080p 60fps

1070 = 1080p 144hz OR 1440p 60fps

1080 = 1440p 144hz OR 4K (does 4k even reach 60hz lol)

seb4s7ian 1 point 8 months ago

I have a 4K monitor and a 1080 and most of the time it's like 50 fps 4k, i prefer 1440p for 144 fps

montiago 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Yup! If you're planning on going FPS or any type of competitive, then you can take advantage of the 60+ hz, but if you just want something visually stunning, then stick with the 60hz IPS beautiful ******* monitors lolol

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montiago 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

There ya go lol.

sakkoda 1 point 8 months ago

Yes that's true. But take into perspective. This pc = approx. 2000 (whatever his currency is.) About 5 years ago I could game on high quality with my 700Euro craptop. It's busted out today. Can't even run games anymore. I feel like, getting a 480/1060 would be smart, especially for games today, but seeing as the build rounds out at 2000, and op stated he wants 144fps (for his monitors sake), AND it's a decent future proof (1070 is overkill for 1080 today, but in about 3 - 4 years it'll work itself out), then it makes sense!

kekjuan 1 point 8 months ago

Ah yes, I'm being too blur today. Futureproofing is good