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Red Panda 1.1

by Bembi

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Details

Date Published

June 3, 2017

Date Built

May 29, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

91.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.072 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.25 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

Description

(This is an update of the Red Panda 1.0)

I upgraded the CPU cooler on this PC since I wanted to see what kind of temps I could get the CPU it down to, but I hadn’t taken into consideration that you must configure the cooler before you are good to go XD So all the bench marks included are all with the fan and pump at stock speeds. In other words, the fan and pump wouldn’t ramp up when the CPU gets hot.

I will be making another update video with the cooler configurated AND overclocking on my 6800k (before I send it back to get a Kraken x62 XD)

Even if no one really sees this or cares its really here for me so I can look back in the future at everything!

Part Reviews

CPU

For gaming I would rate this CPU a 4/5. This is solely due to it being a 6 core processor and not a quad core, and clocked higher. But as just a processor for everything, a solid 5/5. It hasnt let me down once and I've even overclocked it a small amount (Can't much more due to CPU cooler) I look to overclock this CPU a lot in the future :).

CPU Cooler

In my personal opinion. If you are thinking of getting a 140mm liquid cooler, you might as well go for a high end air cooler at around the same price. It just isn't worth it. I got okay idle temp but I would of been able to avidly overclock if I had just used the same amount of money to get an Air cooler. Thats why I will shortly be upgrading to a 280mm version.

Aside from the worse than expected cooling, I have to admit the LEDS are ******* insane. It can add any feel you want to any build you want. Which is why I am upgrading to the larger version of this cooler! XD.

Motherboard

I don't know too much about motherboards but I really like the on and off switch included to test if it will post before putting it into the PC! The RGB support is also cool (even though I don't use it) And I also like how the colour matches my theme :). One thing I do know about is the overclocking support on this motherboards BIOS is INSANE. Theres so much you can do with this board overclocking wise. It even has 2 modes, advanced and simple, depending on your knowledge... I highly recommend this PC to anyone trying to beat overclocking world records, or to someone who just wants a good motherboard for everything! :D

Memory

Great budget stick of ram, I haven't had any problems with it at all and it works just fine!

Storage

Stores stuff, is okay, nothing more to say! :)

Video Card

Has been the soul of my build for 4 years now, even though I'm upgrading, this card has served me so well. Has NEVER failed me, and is able to run every flagship of its time. AKA, GTA, Outlast, Portal 2, etc!

One of the best purchases I ever made.

Case

Good case for wire management, even an idiot like me can make a neat build with this thing! Highly recommend.

Power Supply

Great for lower standing builds! Would maybe go up to 700 just to future proof but its lasted me long enough :)

Keyboard

I love this keyboard to bits! I don't think I could play any games without it at this point! I'm so attached!

Mouse

Has lasted me literally 8 years with no problems. I'm using it as I type this! I wouldn't recommend now but it was amazing for its time.

Headphones

This is a great budget wireless gaming headset! Corsair so it can sync with my other corsair devices and 7.1 for that Call of Duty style sound whoring :D

Comments Sorted by:

NitroOG 2 points 22 months ago

Are you using a graphics card? I thought the i7 6800k doesn't have onboard graphics.

Bembi submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Yeah! I'm using the Gigabyte - Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE :) I think its listed I cant tell from here!

CheekyPotato 2 points 22 months ago

Are you going to be upgrading to x299?

Bembi submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I'm actually getting a whole new computer very soon! This will stay at my parents house and just be there if I'm home and need a computer to work on. My new build will be made public soon, once I get to finalise it! :)

Bembi submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I will be carrying over the CPU and the motherboard though, since I find those pieces of the build pretty modern!

ajwaz 2 points 22 months ago

Nice build. But something caught my eye, your using a motherboard with SLI support and your only using one GPU. Id suggest another R9 280 for crossfire to give you that FPS boost. ↑ from me. ive left a link to one on CEX to help you: https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SGRATIR92803GB

Bembi submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

The reason for this is I bought a Motherboard that I would be able to use in my next PC when my original PCs motherboard died :( I will be (hopfully!) getting duel 1080tis in my next computer! :)

ajwaz 1 point 22 months ago

CPU bottleneck?