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Dark Blue

by langtuqn2007

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20 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 16, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 19, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

500 MHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

I and my friend built this for his first PC ever at home. Since his budget at $1500 with monitors, I decided to pick these parts, some of them were on sale, such as R9 Fury.

Since my friend is not too tech savvy, I would just go with locked CPU and mobo so that he doesn't need to care about it. At first, we did not plan to with 850 EVO, but the SSD came in D.O.A, so we just said "Screw it" and went to Bestbuy grab a Samsung one. Other than that, everything went well, the case was not too hard to build in.

It was fun to build this and see my friend smiling while playing Overwatch on his glorious 144Hz Freesync.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works perfectly, handle multi-task. It's locked, but that doesn't spoil the cake at all if you don't plan to overclock. To be frank, as having another build with CPU unlock myself, I would say the gain is not extremely beneficial compared to what you are paying for the heat.

CPU Cooler

$20, possibly the best entry CPU cooler you ever need if you don't plan to overclock. Load on my 6700 at around the low 60s. Idling at 3xs. Very easy to install, and quite lightweight, small and much beautiful compared to the popular 212 EVO. Seriously people, just move to this already.

Motherboard

So far no problem with the 6700. Have all things I would ever need.

Memory

RAM with blue motive backlit. Looks very attractive, and so far no problem.

Storage

The most popular consumer SSD on the market. Very reliable and great longevity. That's being said, other brands are good too: Sandisk, Adata, Muskin, etc. If they are cheaper, just come for them. You won't miss much.

Video Card

When you can get a R9 Fury at the same price at RX 480, you know you get a good deal. Target temperature at 75C load, which is pretty normal on GPU card, and you can even undervolt the card for better efficiency. At 40% fan, it hardly makes noise. Totally destroy 1080p, but greatly shine at 1440p. The only things to nitpick on are:
- Huge! (12 inches) You might wanna consider about those sags.
- Can get coil whine at times.

Case

Pros:
- Beautiful case
- Quite roomy to build in
- Affordable glass case under $100
- Pretty sturdy materials in general

Cons:
- No rubber grommet
- Prefer more cutout, or at least bigger holes.
- Negative pressure airflow
- I/O shield is positioned kinda hard to put into

Overall, A good case, but with flaws.

Power Supply

At $60 without rebate, this PSU is a great choice. Cables are quite stiff, but that's to be expected.

Case Fan

Blue LED, not into your eyes, but attractive enough. That's aside, it's very silent ~17dB.

Monitor

For $105, I cannot ask too much. I like the finish on the bezels, look very good. It has AMD Freesync, 48-75Hz range tho. The stand is very basic, can't adjust the height, only tilt. The color is decent. It has VESA mount too.

Monitor

Good 144Hz 1080p TN Freesync monitor. Has everything at this price range. Not many things to say, really.

Comments Sorted by:

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Is this PC sponsored? Because I guess you could say it has a lot of fans...

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Nice build! Some clearer pictures would be great tho :) +1

inb4 jipster. sorry I had to do it xD
langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

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I would love to have better pictures, but the owner is too busy playing OW and too lazy to take pictures under good lighting. I gave up on that.

About the fans, I added 3 fans on the top to cover the PSU behind, and since I have the exhaust on the top, I put 3 fans on the bottom to get more air to balance it out. In the end, it looks nice, so there's that.

TossedRightOut 1 point 24 months ago

Kind of random here, but I can't tell from the pictures. Does the Cryorig fit on the smaller motherboard vertically with the GPU in? Like with the fan pointing towards the back of the case?

langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I'm fairly sure that the Cryorig is pretty small so it would fit on iTX mobo if that's what you are talking about. Correct me if I did not understand your question.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I don't blame you. =-) But it's missing one.

How many #s do you use to get the super teeny bold text?
Smaller than this
chris.rivera 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Hey man I was going to buy exactly the same ram as you but I just wanted to ask if this ram is any good performance wise because it looks really nice and would fit my color scheme perfectly but I don't want to get something with all looks but no performance

langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Hi there, so far my friend hasn't complained to me anything, and every task I have on his build is pretty smooth for me. I'm not sure if I can even notify the difference between RAMs, but at least it's fast enough for his needs.

chris.rivera 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Thnx really appreciate this I just need a good response for this ram to make my decision I'm definitely going to get it but btw your build is sick

Brutchev 2 points 24 months ago

The case wouldnt have negative air pressure if you put an intake fan in the empty fan slot in the rear

langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I agree, but again, my friend think he has too many fans already, and his temps so far are nothing to be concerned.

Brutchev 1 point 24 months ago

Having positive pressure isn't about temps, its about avoiding dust buildup :)

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Have seen that blue fan more pics Hum! more pics

langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Will try to threat the owner for more pics, but I can't guarantee (っ˘̩╭╮˘̩)っ

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

lol!

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

small and much beautiful compared to the popular 212 EVO.

Such doge, very build. Much feature.

Did you do that on purpose? It's ok if you didn't. ;-)

langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

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No, I did not do that on purpose, but I do hate the 212 Evo with a passion, sacrificed a good amount of cut and blood on a build long time ago. Oh boy, was it a pain in the *** to install.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Well..........

Now I know just to go Cryorig for sure.

CorCorAnonymous 1 point 20 months ago

Wouldn't you want a G-sync monitor since it is Nvidia?

langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

The video card is Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X. It's from AMD, not Nvidia.

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langtuqn2007 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Well, the title doesn't have the word "dark" for no reason へ[ ᴼ ▃ ᴼ ]/¯

Joking aside, my friend said that he would take more pics so I don't know, but will update ASAP.