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Turbo Virgin Gaming Rig

by prockhimself



Date Published

Sept. 29, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 26, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


It started as a budget machine and then quickly got turned into a beast.

The processor is overclocked to a stable 4.9ghz at 1.385v. With the cooling system on full speed it has sub-30 degrees when idle, stays under 60 degrees when benchmarking, and stays around 40-50 when on a marathon gaming session. On silent mode it idles a little high around 40 degrees and in gaming it can reach 70 degrees. On balanced and performance modes it is inbetween those two. Silent and balanced modes are exceptionally quiet, all you really hear is the water trickling in the reservoir. Performance mode is still quiet, you hear the fans a little bit, and on full speed the fans are noticeably loud.

After the pics were taken i doubled the ram to being 32gb of ram. I also listed two mice because i have one for RPGs and one for shooters and general use.

The ASUS Maximus VIII Formula has a really neat LED lighting setup with multiple zones and full RBG customization. I run all of the mobo lighting on green to match with the coolant in the clear tubes. Paired with blue LED corsair fans, it looks pretty sweet with a blue and green color theme. The inwin case has a full side of glass instead of just a window, as well as a hidden area to put the power supply which also adds to how nice and neat the whole thing looks.

It is quiet, looks sweet, and a beast for gaming

Part Reviews


have a rock solid 4.9 overclock on this thing. super beast. got it for under $300 at microcenter too.


looks great, runs cool, able to get my i7 beyond the 4.6ghz that my MSI mobo was unable to do.


timing could be better, could also have a better overclock ceiling. decent price point


good bang for the buck. only have the OS on it so i cant really say much other than it boots quickly


fast and great bang for the buck, especially on sale at amazon for $180


looks amazing, good price point. could use for being about 3 inches taller so i can fit a 2-way SLI without cramming the second GPU against the case fans on the bottom

Power Supply

less vampire power sucked up compared to my old bronze certified one. quiet, no hum or noise from it.


nice clicky sound and a great feel. a bunch of conveniently located extra buttons. the LED settings are pretty slick. able to customize it so it matches my rig and mouse.


hands down the best mmo mouse ever. the LED adjusting is cool and the clicks have a nice mechanical feel.


awesome mouse for shooters and general gaming. it has adjustable click pressure with the included tool, the LED settings are pretty neat as well.


been kickin for years. super mega comfortable for users who need to wear glasses

Comments Sorted by:

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

I love it when I finally see someone using the built in liquid cooling functionality on motherboards! Nice work!

Wow 4.9ghz!! But that voltage is really high.

prockhimself submitter 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

thanks! it's under 1.45v which is where things can get a little dicey. i was very surprised with how well it was able to OC considering in an MSI Gaming 5 it was only able to do 4.6ghz at 1.4v. maybe i can bring it down a couple more hundredths of a volt though.

RhettRO55 1 Build 3 points 31 months ago

When you are lucky enough to win the silicone lottery. Had a friend who lost his lottery in a HUGE way, spent a ton of money wanting to build a brand new X99 2011-V3 i7 5820K rig and he could only get a 100MHz OC. sad trombone

Are you planning to include the GPU in the loop? I only ask because thats a lot of money and parts to only cool the CPU.

prockhimself submitter 1 Build 3 points 31 months ago

ouch, that sucks so much for your buddy. i would have been so mad that i think i would have returned the cpu even if i had to pay a 20%+ open box fee or maybe just flip it on ebay just to go and get another one (and keep my fingers crossed while swiping my credit card through the machine). i guess thats why some people pay a premium to buy binned chips.

at the time i had built it in the end of august the only 10-series waterblocks ekwb had released were for the founders edition. now they have ones for the FTW/Classified so i will be picking one up and installing it once it is time to flush the system in about 4-5 more months.

RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

Yeah it sucked, he ended up giving me his ASRock board and 16GB of DDR4 (this is about a year ago and I needed the money) that I sold on eBay and am now looking at all the benefits of a 2011-V3 chip over my 1150 4690K for Sony Vegas renders and kicking myself. But the board was red and black like all boards almost are nowadays and my build is MegaMan blue color themed so I wouldnt have been able to use it without my OCD going insane.

Ive been meaning to go full water cooling in mine instead of just the CPU AIO but my Element G wont support it without me removing the HDD tower and Im not sure how effective 200/240mm radiators are. But perhaps one day.

Kamifushou 3 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Sorry to break it to you but EKWB decided not to make the classified full cover water block. I verified with with of their reps on overclock forums after sadly getting the card myself and selling it after the news. I can't say if the FTW block will work though so worth looking into.

prockhimself submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

welp, i might have to do the same now if the FTW block doesnt fit. i emailed them this morning, i guess i will find out on monday

Cruzaz 3 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

That's not high people don't understand v core voltages

prockhimself submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

yeah, i have heard stories about people being fine in the mid-1.4v range 24/7 for years. 1.38v is plenty fine i think. i cant imagine trimming it down to 1.36 even being worth the time to benchmark afterwards

NarcissisticFox 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

Super sexy water cooling system-well who am I kidding super sexy everything about this virgin computing machine! Also that 4.9 ghz makes me tingle. + 1 for virgins everywhere

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prockhimself submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

hey there sorry i have not seen this sooner. thanks :)

no i didnt have any issue with that fitting althought it was very very close, like a hair's width from not fitting perfectly