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Gen 6 Valvoline

by shottycall



Date Published

Dec. 31, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 25, 2015

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C



  • Swapped out the super hot 4670k for a 4690k
  • Installed an Enermax CPU cooler (Loving this AIO)
  • Upgraded from an MSI970 to the 1070
  • Got a deal on a corsair keyboard on Craigslist for 50 bucks
  • Got a fancy LG 2560x1080p ultrawide monitor

Part Reviews


At default clock settings it's a meh, but give it some juice and this thing really takes off! It was a night and day difference after overclocking this to 4.5ghz

CPU Cooler

I mostly bought this based on looks but I was very surprised at how well it performs. I was only able to fit one fan for a pull config but it still keeps temps much cooler than my other cooler master 120v AIO

Video Card

Maxes out any game I have in 2560x1080p no problem

Operating System

Meh, its windows


Got a referb one on ebay. Works great, sounds great, very comfy

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texasmayne 4 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Nice room setup you got there!

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Nice mods...good looking build +1

mb67 5 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Nice build! :-)

Barney_Sample_Text 1 point 30 months ago

Would you say that this cooler is good enough for overclocking?

shottycall submitter 7 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

The original Zalman one I had in there was horrible for overclocking, the Cryorig keeps the I5 under 80C when gaming with a minor OC but it's not a cooler for anything more than a minor OC

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shottycall submitter 7 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Thanks! Are you meaning did the 970 have its anti static bag in the box? It came wrapped in that but I think some gpu's just come in like a plastic mould that hold it still during shipping.

For the paint I only did the front cover and side panels with white plasidip. I used 4 cans. Plastidip is cheap but it's not permanent. You can peel it off when it's dry, so if you don't like the paint job or if you ever want to change the color you just peel off the rubberized plastidip.

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shottycall submitter 7 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Oh yeah the whole box was plastic wrapped.

I don't know if plastidip is non toxic, it's fine to get on your skin cause it just peels off but it still smells like spray paint

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shottycall submitter 7 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I bought all my parts on newegg

If you do the plastidip outside you'll be fine

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shottycall submitter 7 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Used stuff is still good, hopefully you didn't pay full price though?

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shottycall submitter 7 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Ive not had any samsung SSD but I did have a crucial bx and I dont notice any speed difference. An SSD is an SSD for most people. As for dependability Ive never had an SSD fail on me yet for any brand