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Charlie - First build

by TheMadCowitist

1 Comment


Date Published

Aug. 21, 2016

Date Built

June 18, 2016

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C


Built for web browsing. Yes, I know the CPU cooler is facing the wrong way, it was my first build, cut me some slack. I probably won't fix it unless it becomes a problem. I use this for 1440p gaming. I got the GPU open box from Micro Center. I haven't adjusted the voltages yet so I might be able to squeeze out some more performance if I do that. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Part Reviews


It works with what I need, getting an i7 wouldn't have made a huge difference in gaming (for most games, not all).

CPU Cooler

It cools my CPU well. I almost never hit over 60C with this.


It could use some more fan headers and better onboard audio. Otherwise it works and I couldn't ask for more.


It works great. As the saying goes: "RAM is RAM." This is no exception.


It has fast boot times and has enough storage for the OS and programs I use daily. It would have been nice to have more than 111 GB though.

Video Card

The idle temps are a bit high but it stays cool under load. Perfect for 1440p gaming.


It looks nice. The cable management isn't great and if you have an SSD in the drive cages you won't be able to fit a full length GPU in the second PCI-E slot. Luckily you can mount SSD's elsewhere in the case.

Power Supply

80+ Platnium is a bit overkill but it gives power to my components and I couldn't ask for much more.

Comments Sorted by:

migmax99 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Very nice build.