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Hello everyone, I built this as my first actual gaming rig. Went with the TEC cooler instead of water or fans due to RAM clearance and to eliminate the risk of a random blowout. So far, I love the computer and the build in general.

The build is about 95% done. All that is left is to fix up some spaghetti in the back and to apply the last box of LED strips when it arrives. I'm also going to be upgrading my monitor to a Samsung CJG5 32" monitor when I get the chance.

I haven't done a full stress test on it yet, so I cannot say when the clocks are at, but the CPU idles at 33C, and average at least 4.6 GHz on all cores while not overclocked. Still tweaking with the setting to find the right overclock. I have done around an hour of Prime95, and the highest temp I saw was around 74C.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, 4600GHz

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I should have fixed though, to me, it reads 4.6 GHz. lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you like Cougar a lot.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I tired to keep the brand similar out of ease, And the RGB out of the cougar fans are nice, bright, and even, imo.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the look of them surprised me. Not bad.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I see ur build, i'm like "Beautiful". I see ur cable management, i'm like "Horrendous". Lol its a nice build tho +1 (also for aesthetic purposes, you should probably do something about ur cooler, like noctua's chromax and whatnot)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I recently ordered extensions to clean up all the spaghetti, and I'm going to end up rewiring everything. The cooler is actually a ThemoElectric Cooler, it works on the same premise as an AC unit, minus the Freon.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Extensions are lifesavers lol. Post some More pics when ur done : )

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh also when I was talking about the cooler I just meant like a cover or something on the top (idk what the term is)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, I'd love to, but I dont think Id be able to find anything in the HEX's radiator shape. But who knows, they may one day. Ill keep an eye out, and sorry for the mix up.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i see. np

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1! Though you should move your GPU up to the top slot. Are you gaming in 4k? What games are you playing and how many FPS are you getting on each games?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

the motherboard supports sli so i dont think his bandwidth is being messed with

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Sadly, I'm not doing 4k. on getting a 2k 144Hz monitor in the future. As far as the GPU, the clearance from the TEC was a bit of an issue. I can slide it back up, wires from the TEC hit the GPU. It's still a work in progress, and I'll mess with it when I get the chance. On War Thunder, it is set to "Movie" graphics and I average around 107 fps at 1080p. Honestly not sure what I get on Fallout 4, but it is on ultra and I've never had a stutter.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Phanteks black individually sleeved cable extensions.

Clean up the cable management and route everything better.

Otherwise you got a winner my dude.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely going to look into that, thanks. The wiring has been irritating me with how unkept it looks.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

4600 ghz..

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

4600Ghz LOL

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

wow that is a really nice case? I've been looking as some similar ones, but i'm still not sold on what i should choose. how was the building experience?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Was not bad to install everything, the wiring is an issue, but the wiring was, and still is a hassle. I like the case because it has plenty of room to work in, and the glass helps draw the best out of the RGBs.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the Phononic HEX cooler! How did you hear about it, and how does it preform? What made you pull the trigger over a AIO considering they are similarly priced?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler is great imo. I was looking for an alternative to the AIOs and something as huge as the higher end fan sinks, and searched on multiple forums and "best cooler list" websites. Performs great, although, I have not put it through the ringer yet. Prime95 for around an hour maxed it at 74C overall, and it idles at 32C; I keep my house around 78F. What made me pull the trigger? The fact that I never have to worry about a random AIO liquid explosion that would fry out my system lol.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a super awesome reply! AIO worry the heck out of me! Some people are brave and want to put water with expensive electrical components and I just do not understand haha Sounds like a really awesome alternative! The temps you are achieving (even without further testing) are pretty great all around!

Is there anything else that you are considering upgrading in the future, just curious. (=

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The next thing id like to upgrade would be moving to a cable mod setup, just to really clean up the back. Recently rewired the front, and it looks a lot better to me. Other than that, Im honestly not sure where I would go from there.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Deseron49,

How did you get all your fans and ram sync? I can't sync my cougar fans same as yours to my aura sync? Can you please help me. Thanks in advance. Have a great day!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly, the ram and my fans are not synced. However, the fans and the LEDs are synced. In order to get the fans to sync to the motherboard, you'd need the 5 volt addressable pin set on your motherboard. Without that, you wont be able to sync it. If it is a software issue, Im sorry, I wont be able to help with that.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/qKV323/can-you-help-me-please Can someone please check this out? I am being cost conscious and need help trimming off some unnecessary cost. (Will be using it for Gaming)