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My Boo

by rrrromas

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23 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 5, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.59GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

This is the second computer I've built. The first was way back in 2009 when I was in college. I had no idea what I was doing and picked a lot of parts that were shall we say... nearing the end of their relevance, so this time I decided to do a better job.

So far, this guy has been performing like a champ. Absolutely no issues getting things up and running, and it can handle basically any game in my library with no issues. (granted, most of my library are games that could run on my old 9800 GT, but after I build my funds back a little bit I plan on adding some more modern titles to that collection.)

Part Reviews

CPU

Good CPU. I realize not much has changed performance wise in Kaby-lake, but why not just buy the newest thing when its only 10 bucks more than the old one?

CPU Cooler

Keeps my CPU nice and cool even under load. My only issue with it is that the cooling block is rather large and blocks the first RAM slot on my motherboard. Not an issue for me right now, but it could be if you want to use all four slots in your build.

Also the infinity mirror lighting effect is tight.

Motherboard

Cool lighting effect on the board. The bios seems pretty intuitive, though I've had some (very) intermittent issues with setting reverting between reboots.

(update: the issues with settings changing between reboots seems to have stopped. no idea what was causing it, but I haven't had any issues since)

Memory

Good, cheap RAM. No issues so far.

Storage

Very fast, my boot times are easily under 10 seconds. Wish I had splurged on a slightly bigger drive, but that's my fault not Samsung's.

Storage

Adequately stores data on my computer! Not the fastest, but at this price who can complain?

Video Card

This was the cheapest full size 1070 I could find and going into the purchase I was a little concerned about that, but after using it I had no reason to be. The temperatures stay consistently low and it handles basically anything I throw at it VERY well. I would say don't waste your money on a more expensive model unless... you want to, I guess.

Case

Very roomy case. Lots of options for routing cables and keeping things neat and tidy in the back. The look is very striking overall, and the glass pane on the side is actually quite thick and sturdy.

If you need a lot of 3.5 inch drives in your build, this isn't the case for you, but for everyone else I would highly recommend this case.

Power Supply

Adequately supplies power to my computer!

Wireless Network Adapter

Adequately connects my computer to my home wireless network. The cable for the antenna is a bit short so the only reasonable place you can really put it is on the actual computer case (it is magnetic) which is fine, but it doesn't look great.

Monitor

Good, cheap 1080p monitor with very minimal bezels. The colors seem good, though there is some light-bleed around the edges, but it's only noticeable if you're looking for it in a very dark room on a very dark background.

The on-screen menus are basically unchanged from my 7 year old Acer monitor (which is to say they are bad), and there's no displayport if that is something you're looking for.

However for what you get for the price it is a solid monitor.

Comments Sorted by:

Sockens 4 points 6 months ago

Sounds like you made quite the bounding leap between computers. Congratulations on that.

UGame_ 3 points 6 months ago

Gorgeous PC, love the case and sticker. More pics please? +1

Duncan034 3 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Second photo looks so CLEEAAAAANN

+1

Omgukk 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I love the boo vinyl sticker! I was planning on grabbing a sticker for my nzxt soon. Where did you get this one?

rrrromas submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

found it on ebay, the seller was called "decalgremlins"

texasmayne 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Nice decal.

realsuperman20 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Hahaha clever name and good looking inside

TioJorge 5 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Super cute name and decal and great build. Love it.

XFacility 2 points 6 months ago

And that's what I call a detailed description and part reviews <3 +rep

LukaEardley 2 points 6 months ago

wow man amazing build! =1 WHAT STICKER OS THAT?? any link to where I can get my hands on one?

edubPC 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Great build! Just a quick question about the WiFi card. I have the same one and there are times where it disconnects from my network and I would enable airplane mode in Windows 10 and disable it a few seconds later and it would reconnect just fine. Does this happen to you as well? I have a feeling it just may be the card heating up during heavier loads.

rrrromas submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

have not had this issue. performance seems totally fine with this new build. I'd previously used this same wifi card in my old computer as well and also had no issues. hopefully you can find a solution to your problem. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

edubPC 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Huh..well that's strange. Perhaps I just got a faulty unit then? Regardless, thank you for the answer.

stephen2802 1 point 6 months ago

Excuse me if i ask, but what do you mean by "intermittent issue's with rebooting"?

rrrromas submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

for the first couple of days i was having an issue where settings i would change in the bios would revert to their default settings after i rebooted the computer. For whatever reason though, this has stopped and I haven't had any more issues.

stephen2802 1 point 6 months ago

Odd

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claudiuskt 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

You picked S340 Elite with a smexy Tempered Glass but you put the case on the bottom with the glass panel facing the wall??? SHAME.

In all seriousness though, would have show it off to the whole world if my build is as clean as yours with that kind of case.

+1 anyway

rrrromas submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

¯_(ツ)_/¯

MacheyPlayz 1 point 4 months ago

How did you add those 3.0 usb ports?

GoldenPotatoe 1 point 3 months ago

spends $100 on case but then gets a 60hz monitor???? what

rrrromas submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

¯_(ツ)_/¯

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rrrromas submitter 1 Build 4 points 6 months ago

almost always.