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"Project Archangel" First PC Build

by Archangel


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Date Published

July 1, 2016

Date Built

June 20, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C


This PC will be used primarily for gaming as well as CAD design projects for school. It is currently running perfectly and I hope to soon acquire a GTX 1080 for it so I can really push its potential.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Keeps my i7-6700k frosty cool (upper 40's Celsius) under load. Looks good and is relatively quiet. There's better options out there but not for this price point.


I will have to write up a more detailed review once I've utilized some of the overclocking features of this board but as of right now it looks very good, booted right up once I got my PC assembled. It also has a sweet backlit IO panel which is useful if you're plugging in anything in the dark.


RAM is RAM. Looks good and hasn't burst into flames. 10/10.

Comments Sorted by:

Artmist 2 points 33 months ago

What happened in the third picture?

Archangel submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Are you reffering to the LED strip hanging down within the case? The adhesive on Phanteks' strip isn't very good. I'm working on finding a better solution.

Artmist 1 point 33 months ago

Yeah I was referring to the LED strip

Archangel submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Yeah I've currently repaired it with gratuitous amounts of hot glue. Seems to be working great thus far.

Artmist 1 point 33 months ago


XavierBob 1 point 29 months ago

Brotip: use magnets to aquire faster

Zasq555 1 point 26 months ago

How did you get an i7 for $173?

Archangel submitter 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

Intel Employee Purchase Program

jmerlin101 1 point 23 months ago

where did you get the motherboard?

Archangel submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Came as a bundled deal with the processor through the Intel Employee Purchase Program