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H440 i7-7700k Fully RGB

by afsGingerrr

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30 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 7, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

30.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.58GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

44.0° C

Description

This machine was built in order to play video games and be able to move around easy since I will be going to college next year. Everything shipped perfectly(I ordered mostly from Amazon and Newegg due to rewards points back and quick shipping). The assembly was fairly easy, but if it is your first build make sure you read the entire instructions first( I know I'm impatient but it would have saved me a lot of time and headaches). The computer case came with plenty of extras to keep wire management easy and simple keeping everything clean. The case came with 4 Fans already installed that are already pretty quiet. So if you aren't that worried about it being completely silent don't buy the extra fans. Read the specs on the case and make sure there is enough room for the fans. I am in absolute love with the the build and couldn't be happy.

If you are going to buy both the Kraken and the Hue+ make sure you buy a USB 2.0 Module Hub (They go for around $25). You will not have enough adapters to plug into the motherboard if not purchased (https://www.nzxt.com/products/internal-usb-hub) <--- There's a link. The Kraken and the Hue+ work together in a program called CAMWEBAPP, that you can change and monitor your system and change the colors.

I will also recommend that if you download a lot of games that you in a larger storage drive. I will be upgrading to the Samsung 850 Evo 1TB 2.5"SSD. Only because I know that I have a lot of games on steam and download a lot of other files for school. You also do not need a SSD if you are going to be storing other files such as documents, photos, etc... Hybrid drives or just a normal Hard Drive would work just fine and are much cheaper. Do your research for what you need, if you have any questions leave them below.

I plan on wrapping my case to change it up since they are cheap and easy to do and can be changed at any time, if you think that the all black is boring look at wraps for the cases.

Just some tips for Beginners (along with mistakes I made, again I was new): 1) Read the entire instructions (I promise it's worth it) 2) Install all the drivers for motherboard from the disc included(Or the internet port wont connect to the internet). 3) Keep everything nice and neat, you will lose your mind if you are O.C.D. 4) Install the Power cables before putting the power supply in the case. 5) Keep your cable management neat just in case you need to go back in to fix something.

Please be sure that if you have any questions leave them below I am more than willing to help you out and answer any questions you have about the parts.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works great, easy install super fast!

CPU Cooler

Great quality, plenty of accessories. Only bad part little unclear instructions but can easily figure it out.

Motherboard

Great speed, easy install, plenty of accessories.

Little off leading doesn't have all the USB module ports it says, the can be expanded to that.

Memory

Easy install, really quick and fast.

Storage

Quick and easy to install.

Case

Easy directions and a lot of extra accessories.

Comments Sorted by:

DroidMX 1 Build 4 points 15 months ago

Overall this build is a great build. I would like to comment on some of your part selections if you dont mind. First of all, I noticed you got a i7 7700k. However, your motherboard is a z170, which isnt a good choice. When the new 7th processors released, a new line of motherboards also released, the z270's which support some of the new features that the 7th generation processors brought to the table. I would have gotten a Z270 which supports intel optane that the your processor also supports. It makes storage faster. Other than that, the rest of your parts are amazing. Thanks for sharing your build.

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

No I don't mind, I actually didn't realize that. Thanks!

EpikMark0123 1 Build 3 points 15 months ago

Ahh with a fully RGB build i want more picsssssssss. Stop hiding it, be proud. Make us proud. Good combination of parts and all. +1

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Coming soon I just ordered the USB extender.

EpikMark0123 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

It better. Im looking forward to it.

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Love your setup by the way, I got glass desks but always wished I had gone with wood ones.

EpikMark0123 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Eyyyyyy. Thanks man lol, still working on it right now actually.

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Make sure you update it then ! Love to see it.

izzybhoy786 2 points 15 months ago

How do you install the disk drivers without a optical drive?

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Lol you download drivers online now

izzybhoy786 1 point 15 months ago

Can you explain how'd i go about downloading windows without an optical drive?

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 0 points 15 months ago

facepalm you buy a key and install it with a USB drive. No one installs windows with optical drives anymore

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I actually had an old pc with one, so I just plugged it in to the computer loaded it up and took it out. There are also external DVD drives that you can get for $30.

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

But you could do it with a USB drive too.

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

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BenMiller 1 point 15 months ago

Did the CPU work straight out of the box with that Z170 chipset??

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

yes it did.

BenMiller 1 point 15 months ago

Did you buy your mobo before or after the launch of kabylake??

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

before

BenMiller 2 points 15 months ago

I'm surprised I would have thought you would have had to up update the BIOS

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah me too. I think I just got lucky on that

Aslayer360 1 point 14 months ago

Why would you get a z170 mobo for a kabylake processor?

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

it was bought before I got the processor

Maxplayssomegames 1 point 11 months ago

Kraken x62 keepin 7700k on heavy load below 60C?

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

It's around 60-65

Maxplayssomegames 1 point 11 months ago

On heavy load? well that sounds good enough, i heard aio shouldnt go above 60c liquid temp, but i wont hit heavy load often so it should be fine

ZinxOfficial 1 point 5 months ago

How is the Kraken X62 holding up? Seen a lot of reviewers saying that their pump broke at the 5-6 month mark.

afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

The Kraken Pump did have a problem. But I contacted their support and they sent me a brand new one.

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afsGingerrr submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Im an idiot, plain and simple