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White out black

by leo1346

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5 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 10, 2017

Date Built

Dec. 1, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.59GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

Upgrade the GPU from Strix GTX 960 4gb to Galax GTX 1070 EX OC Sniper Black .

Have a nice day!

Part Reviews

CPU

I work with Autodesk programs so i7 processor is my minimum requirement for good operational.

CPU Cooler

good performance and looks, but there is humming sound from the pump (or the fan/radiator)that sounds like mini fridge and the stock fans are really loud I replace it with Corsair sp 120 fans.

Motherboard

Black and white pcb match with my h440 case, the feature is just average compared to other brand. The downside is the placement of Sata ports are facing UPWARDS the problem is it will get in the way if you use multi-gpu as the second card will be blocking the ports. Even with angeled sata cable, the cable will facing to the left that makes it inconvenient to use. In my case I use sleeved sata cable and treat it like 24-pin cable, turns out well. Replaced it twice due to bad psu ( corsair CX600m ) and had problem where I can't enter UEFI BIOS

Memory

Choose this because of looks

Storage

Have to update the firmware because of the bug. but after that it run fast, never have problem ever since the update. CrystalDiskMark 5.1.1 bench result : seq q32t1: read 554mb/s read ; write 531 mb/s 4k q32t1 : read 362 mb/s ; write 357 mb/s seq : read 535 mb/s ; write 522 mb/s 4k : read 38mb/s ; write 135mb/s

Storage

decent speed for traditional 3.5" HDD, when under load it's sound louder than my Western Digital caviar blue. This HDD alone is the loudest part of my rig

Storage

Good HDD not loud when under load

Video Card

Really likes the looks of this card, not too "gamery" like other brands. The fans won't spin when idle and always below 65 degree Celsius under full load and overclocked. Performance wise, it's a decent gtx 1070 card with factory clocked however it's not that great when comes to overclocking. Do read this review before make the purchase http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/galax_gtx_1070_exoc_sniper/

Case

I have this case since 2014 and still looking sharp. Downside is the included Leds will get dimm after some time.

Power Supply

RMA'ed my CX600M (green unit) and was replaced by this instead. No problem so far

Monitor

Frameless, good color accuracy and floating feeling because of clear acrylic stand. Awesome looking 1080p monitor. Has screw hole on the back for vesa mount.

Mouse

Laser mouse with pretty good tracking, It's light and good size for my hand. Though I prefer the shape of my broken Logitech g302 more .

Comments Sorted by:

Rashiq 2 points 11 months ago

Pic 3 & 4. Legitimately thought that was a white lightsaber. Awesome build!!

leo1346 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

I know right? currently I change it to purple just cause Mace Windu.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Cool build.

Thumbs up.

leo1346 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Hey thanks!

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

awesome build