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Black Ice

by Jmize666

13
6 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 28, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 26, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.51GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

This is my first build and I'd have to say it went quite well. It overclocks stable to 4.8Ghz and gets a ridiculous amount of fps. I am still not done benchmarking but it destroys everything I have thrown at it. I built this to be a high end HTPC with the capability to moderately edit video/images. The only problem is now I need to upgrade my T.V.! Once I get a decent 4k my build will truly be complete (will also need to upgrade my internet for higher speed for 4k streaming.) It all works smooth as butter and is ultra quite even though it is air cooled. (Even though it O.C.s high, I keep it at 4.2Ghz for normal use) I would actually call this a $1000 build because I already had the T.V.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

This is a great cooler, I used it because it could just fit into my case. It is quiet, looks good, and keeps the temps low at a great price!

Motherboard

This motherboard does everything it needs to and comes with a great easy to use BIOS.

Storage

Got this instead of a Samsung, don't regret it. It's quality and cheaper.

Video Card

What can I say, this is a great card that comes with great software and even some LED lighting. Destroys all current games.

Case

This case looks great for how cheap it is. It is tight on the non-window side with cables, but I really had no trouble fitting everything in there otherwise.

Comments Sorted by:

Th3M1dn1ghtC0ff33 2 points 7 months ago

nice build +1

Jmize666 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks, just wish the case didn't leak light around the drive bay but otherwise, I love it!

Stereotypical_Whale 2 points 7 months ago

Cable management is pretty good, LEDs make your build stand out for sure. noice m8

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

If only you had the TV on when took pic 5. INCEPTION!

Jmize666 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

haha that's kind of what I was going for, after I took the pic I noticed it was off in the other pic but at that point I was already tired of trying to take decent pics with my cell phone so I gave up.

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Jmize666 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

On the main page (completed builds page) there is a button that says "create completed build" press that and import your parts list or make one, it will ask you to put in your stats/comments. Then you can add picture files. You can always go back and edit to your hearts content as well. Hope that helps!

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