Description

Hello all.

Will be launching a website soon and finished producing a budget mATX build which has found a nice home as an xmas gift a buyers son.

Wanted to create a budget range which was budget.... as well as having a premium feel , which is why Jonsbo case has been used- aluminum panels !

I was lucky enough to test Gigabytes pending XTC700 cooler which is a beast!

Project log can be found here for full single Hi-Res pics

https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18760721

Will be building this range from RX470 & i5 6400/7400 to GTX 1080 & i5 6600K/7600K in both mATX and ATX form, the latter using Raijintek's Thetis case... Aluminum & Glass in a budget build! All builds will come with 128GB NVME SSD and Hue+ as standard :)

Build cost was £750 due to buying from distributors, retail prices would hit £950

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 4 points

RGBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB getting long in the tooth for me, but everyone wants it lol

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

lol needs more rainbowzzzzzz

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard of that PSU... can you verify that if it's any good?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Not even on the list. Should get replaced asap.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed.

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

PSU is fine. And bear in mind, there's about 4 factories that make all the when known brands PSUs. Only one company actually owns their own plant with their name on it, rest is from OEM and sub contract, EVGA is from Suoerflower with extreme bits and that unit is produced by an OEM with design done by Suoerflower etc etc Quiet happily let these run two titans if requested by a client . just because it's not on a list, doesn't mean it's not good. Corsairs first units were just aweful and took off only due to their branding

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

No coil whine from it or GPU unlike the fast 5 Suoerflower PSUs I've used. Very quiet and bought from Caseking / overclockers so know RMA issues wikk be handled well

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you buy/acquire that gigabyte cpu cooler? never seen it before except at ces 2017? are you some sort of undercover???

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

released on the 20th I believe world wide. Gigabyte will step up promo's come closer to the time.

again, this sample has done is job with people asking about it :D and this one was an a review one thats done its rounds and ended up with myself and allowed to be used on the build and sold. Have distribution with Gigabyte Partners so will use the cooler in Gigabyte budget builds .

cooler was a bit of a pain to install! meaning mobo has to be out, but the mounting system used rivals water mounting kits and is rock solid! cooler actually performs solidly. Think the fans will let it down for i7 7700k 5Ghz but forgot to strip and used some high quality Static fans . The sink can handle a lot of heat and has a flawless design

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the thoughtful reply, I truly appreciate it! I'm thinking of investing in a higher level cooler, so hearing this from you has confirmed my buying decision.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

no worries, Gigabyte did put an embargo on press/reviewers but not long till its lifted. well worth the wait and look , think its the 20th. Although their pictures, both reviewers and Gigabytes own are really aweful, so hench this build , whichis more publicly EU side then US or Asia .

Hopefully see it through its paces on the new Kaby lake CPUs and if it can handle 5Ghz ....

Just wishing I took apart the unit but was afraid of trashing it be I could of mounted it .

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Sucks you could have gotta window 10 for free :(

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you replace the be quiet cooler for the gigabyte cooler? besides theme wise

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The bequiet was Budget cooler and then was Given Gigabyte one for free for testing :) , naturally was better performer and matched the theme.

The aorus cooler is 100% identical to this one but has been updated with the new logo

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

SDRAM is just the type of ram, there about 3 types an then DDR4 is the model . you can tell this is the correct ram due to pin numbers and speed SDRAM first gen or DDR was 600hz :D

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