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My First High End Build

by Wilkinsonzs



Date Published

Aug. 20, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

47.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C


I wanted to build my first desktop in such a way that would give me some future proofing and allow me to play/ do whatever I wanted on it without much restriction.

I might have went a little overboard but hey, everyone needs their toys.

Let me know what you think or any questions you have and I'll answer the best I can.

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Battlefield 11 points 15 months ago

Good place to hide your lady's toys. Nice build.

Dmolitor 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

LOL THIS^ day made.

KarmAngel 1 point 15 months ago

XD Roasted

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Abab 2 points 15 months ago

yah one of the best builds EVER

LetsGoOakland 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Great setup! Hilariously I spent the past week specing out a build for my office and came up with many of the same choices as you. (CPU, cooler, motherboard, case, and AMD version of the video card with the same RGB accent.)

It looks like you were able to keep the drive bays in. (I plan to ditch at least the optical drive bay.)

Two questions for you:

First, have you run into any trouble with the GPU standing upright and the bridge? I read some reports that it didn't work for a bunch of people.

Secondly, I was interested in finding the power supply cover but cannot seem to find it anywhere. Thermaltake includes it on their website with a link to "buy now" but it leads nowhere. Any chance you found a place to pick one up?

Thanks and great rig!

LetsGoOakland 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Finally found the PSU cover in Thermaltake's store. I guess they were out of stock over the weekend or something? Anyway here it is for anybody else who may search for it.


Wilkinsonzs submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

The GPU bridge actually works pretty well. When I first installed it there was a little droop, but I just tore off a piece of black cardboard from one of the boxes I had laying around, folded it up a few times and put it in between the far right edge of the bridge and the top corner of the power supply and its solid as a rock.

Unfortunately I cant be much help with the power supply cover, I haven't really been looking for one.

tankthom 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Wouldn't a 3Tb HDD be cheaper then 3x1Tb? Looks lovely btw. Might have gone over board in the fans though.

hsammai2 1 point 15 months ago

am gonna take a wild guess and say that they were on a 50% sale or something so he took 3x 1tb over 1x 3tb

hydroproxy 1 point 15 months ago

Or maybe he wants more harddrive failure protection..

Wilkinsonzs submitter 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

Yeah more or less, I wanted to play around with RAID 0 and use the third drive exclusively for backups.

schultz.drew 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I loveeeeeeeee the fans and the GPU standing vertical :O

Criticalz234 1 point 15 months ago

Theres practically an exact same monitor for around half the price.

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Wilkinsonzs submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

If I'm being completely honest I didn't even know that existed, I wanted to play around with RAID 0 with the third drive being used exclusively for backups.

Appreciate you saying something, Chalk it up to lessons learned and something I'm going to consider moving forward.

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philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Please keep it polite.

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