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Dark MSI

by mvcmeyer

12
4 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 26, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

4.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

15.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

4.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

15.0° C

Description

This is my first build and i am quite satisfied with it so far.

Built it for a college workstation/gaming rig but only games so far are Paragon, Very Modded Fallout 4, GTA5, and in the future Dark Souls 3

Programs im going to be using FL Studio 12 Producer Edition, ToonBoom, Most Adobe Programs, Unity and Unreal Engine 4, and other modding formats of games.

Don't have all the specs ready as i am at work but wanted to post this!

Will update in a short time!

-Building- Was a breeze, I was first going to get a NZXT Razer case but worried that cable management wouldn't be great so i picked up the ThermalTake and absolutely love it! Took about 2 hours for everything to get set up!

-Gaming- I can run Fallout 4 (with 60+ mods and ENB/ReShade/SweetFX ) And The Division on Ultra with 30-60 frames (havnt truly tested it yet) and modded GTA 5 (Pushing about 6 mods, and 26 car models from Forza, almost everything on Very High, High for everything non important with x4 reflection (very intense on cards) with ENB and ReShade/SweetFX, pushing a buttery 60 frames per second.) Paragon (New MOBO from Epic Games) runs with everything high and textures and shadows on ultra, producing about 60 frames a second probably around 50) I will be posting benchmarks here in the future to show how far my money got me.

-Workstation- Wont have this ready for a bit as i gotta wait about 2 paychecks (a month) to purchase all the desired programs

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Cheap, Efficient , and Quiet. 5/5

Motherboard

It looks nice, the manual the comes with it isn't the best and a lot of slots not labeled but still got it to work. I do like the surround sound feature built in. Probably will pick up a newer version of this motherboard in the future.

Storage

Gets the job done. Love the few second start up time and super speedy loads on Fallout4. 5/5

Video Card

For the price its killer. I can run Fallout 4 (with 60+ mods and enb/ReShade/SweetFX ) AND The Division on Ultra with 30-60 frames (Havnt truly tested it) and modded GTA 5 (almost everything on Very High, High for everything non important with x4 reflection (very intense on cards) with ENB and ReShade, pushing a buttery 60 frames per second.) Paragon (New MOBO from Epic Games) runs with everything high and textures and shadows on ultra, producing about 60 frames a second probably around 50) Overall, its a greatly priced video card that can run most graphic intensive games on high at 60fps. It will play better then a console if thats what you are looking for. (Atleast with the games i play, they run better on the computer then my xbox one.) I will post pictures on my competed build in a few days with tests!

Case

Love the case! Looks good, quiet, and a huge panel! Everything i can ask for in a greatly priced package, also good cable management as well!

Operating System

Gets the job done. Nothing special except instant xbox controller support and xbox streaming but i will never use it. Overall, i think its better then windows 8. Not much of a difference though except the touch like interface.

Wired Network Adapter

Getting 2 MBS+, good for the price.

Keyboard

Pretty damn solid for the price. Does everything i want and the backlight keys are just a plus. Only thing i dont like is the cheap feel but what do you expect for a $29.99 combo? 4/5

Comments Sorted by:

bobdude_01 3 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

Black with a touch of red FTW! Only little thing I would do is tidy up those cables a smidgen ;) +1

mvcmeyer submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Agree! i was going to re do the cables when i get my red ones in! Thanks for the look.

S0nny_WarBucks58 3 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Hubba bubba. That is all

Upvoted

Nater650 1 point 11 months ago

You mean 2 Gbps+

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