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by CreepySandwich

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Date Published

Dec. 2, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.516 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.46 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

Description

My first build, primarily used for gaming and homework. Not overly powerful, though does what I want it to. Thinking adding a pair of Cougar Dual-x green LED fans to add a green glow to compliment the green graphics card. Feel free to suggest anything I could do to improve this build.

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xDiiThy 3 Builds 5 points 40 months ago

why 1866mhz ram? it only supports 1600mhz ur cpu and mobo. Great build by the way and also invest in an ssd trust me its great.

zdrvr 2 points 40 months ago

maybe because of color scheme, sometimes faster ram are cheaper than the 1600 Mhz ones

16chance1 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

That RAM is designed to run UP TO 1866mhz, their site on kingston says it will clock itself to 1333mhz, 1600mhz, etc based on BIOS

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zeropaladn 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Not sure about AUD, but the 16GB kit over Black Friday/Cyber Monday was on sale for $90CAD where the 1600MHz kit was $105CAD. I bought some myself. If the higher clocked stuff is cheaper go for it.

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LukeNN 2 points 40 months ago

Normally I would suggest not to use a stock cooler.

Then I saw you had a dual-core i3, in which case: Lovely Build

sirnicko1 2 points 40 months ago

I never understand things like this. I'm not bashing the comment of anything, but why is the stock cooler bad? Yeah it's louder than you'd like but why would Intel supply a cooler with a CPU that can't do it's job. The stock cooler is more than enough unless you plan to OC

LukeNN 1 point 40 months ago

It's loud, it does the job, but it destroys the idea of gaming without headphones on.

CreepySandwich submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

For what I'm using it for, the CPU stays fairly cool on the stock cooler although it is very loud. I might upgrade to a Noctua NH-L9i or similar cooler just for the quietness.

pwelch234 2 points 40 months ago

Cheaper case Cheaper ram = new cpu

Simonzegamer 1 point 38 months ago

The i3 can run any AAA title with this graphics card on medium to high setting because of the hyper threading = no need for new cpu

TheGerd 1 point 38 months ago

Some games won't start without 4 cores

Simonzegamer 1 point 38 months ago

With a hyperyhreaded dual core any game will start as it creates four virtual cores.

TheGerd 1 point 38 months ago

LinusTechTips tested it and the hyper threaded dual core didn't work on some games.

Simonzegamer 1 point 38 months ago

i have an i3 4170 in my build paired with a gtx 960 and i can run, witcher, batman, gta v, bo3, elder scrolls online, counter strike, fallout 4. They all run fine?

TheGerd 1 point 37 months ago

Eh, I've heard otherwise. Who cares.

AddisonKwong 1 point 40 months ago

Decent budget build u have there bro, very balanced build :)

Atron 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I didnt think you were meant to sit the case up like that once you finished but I actually quite like it like that

Darkseiders 1 point 40 months ago

It's fine. The corsair logo on the front can be rotated to suit your configuration.

CreepySandwich submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah, I really wanted to be able to see the green GPU through the panel, and putting it in this orientation allowed that.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Looks cool! Love the white/green/black scheme.

pickanddrop 1 point 40 months ago

Looks solid, man. What kind of games are you playing?

CreepySandwich submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Not many at the moment because I now have no money to buy them. I am playing a few MOBAs and a bit of warframe, though I would like to get GTA V and a few others as soon as I can.

pickanddrop 1 point 40 months ago

cool, I have yet to upgrade and got my eyes on Shadow of Mordor and FO4. Thanks for sharing!

GuruGames 1 point 40 months ago

You should name it GameBuster

bucholtzrd 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Nice job! Pics 4-5 are blurry, and you should remove them, or retake them and upload. Also, is that a glass pipe sitting on top of your skateboard? If so, not judging, just curious. After I posted my first build, the first comment was that the CPU I used, made them want to vomit. So I verbally attacked the dude, then him and his buddy, suggested I not use this site if I couldn't take criticism, which is not the case...if you offer constructive criticism, that is fine, but if you just come on here to blast someone's build, because you believe you are a computer wiz, then your opinion will be reduced to a meaningless rant that I haven't the time for. Did you consider using the G3258 CPU when you were deciding on this build, currently $70 on Amazon? I have not done a comparison on them, so not sure if the G3258 is in the same ballpark as the i3-4170? Love that case!

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I saw those too, but i think its a pair of water speakers.

CreepySandwich submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

It is indeed a pair of water speakers, and as for pics 4-5 being blurry, I'm too lazy to re-shoot them. I did consider the G3258, though I wouldn't be able to overclock much on this board, and wanted something with hyper-threading.

bucholtzrd 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks for the response; love your user name by the way. That would be a good name for a band. Anyway, you did great on your build.

detechtive 1 point 40 months ago

Haven't seen the 100 Million Edition 960, but I guess if I've seen that version of the 970, I've basically seen the 960 version.

fn230 8 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Hey, not bad for the price point. It's a good looking machine, too. I like that case.

kajikoujou 1 point 38 months ago

did you have a hard time fitting your gpu inside the case? because i saw on a few forums people saying it wouldnt fit inside the air 240.

CreepySandwich submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I did, and at the moment the heat-pipes are actually touching the side panel window.

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CreepySandwich submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Yeah, I have no money. I probably will when have enough

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