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Excellent Gaming System and Digital Audio Workstation

by Patooti

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3 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 24, 2018

Date Built

March 23, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

83.0° C

Description

I built this system for gaming and as a digital audio workstation. It was completed in March of 2017 and runs extremely well. I found it easy to build and set up.

Part Reviews

CPU

Runs very smooth, easy to install and it can reach 4.8GHz.

CPU Cooler

Easy to install and runs so quiet I can't hear it

Motherboard

Instructions are very easy to follow and understand. Easy to install and very easy to update. Navigation in the BIOS is super easy.

Memory

Easy to install with just a snap in place and no issues at all. Runs as expected.

Storage

Fastest drive I have ever used by far. I put my OS on here and game I want to run in 4K. it defrags in just 3 or 4 seconds for real, I was shocked.

Storage

Excellent drive, very quiet and easy installation.

Video Card

Faster than anything I have ever had, only uses about half the rated memory with full 4K settings so it has lots of room left over. Clock speed can reach 1800 from what I have seen so far without any overclocking other than system BIOS.

Case

Very easy to install everything. Extremely quiet and easy to keep clean. The directions are easy to follow. It never gets hot even when gaming. The standard fans that come with it do just fine, and there is enough room for more on top and the bottom.

Power Supply

Very easy to install. Instructions are easy to follow, cables are of good quality and it came with a bag to put the extra parts in for future use. Does not seem to produce much heat.

Operating System

Easy installation VIA a USB drive, took only a few minutes with the fast SSD I put in.

Monitor

Excellent monitor! I never played games in 4K until now and the graphics are amazing. There are easy settings to use on the right back side. I did need to turn on V-sync for some games even though the G-sync was supposed to take care of the tearing, but it's just a matter of programming I'm guessing. It didn't take long to set up and figure out the correct settings for certain games.

Comments Sorted by:

scottydc 1 point 1 month ago

did you put a sticker on the heat sink of your cpu? that thing is gonna melt

Nullarc77 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Probably not. Since it is on the aluminum and not the copper it should be fine. The worst that will happen is the adhesive will wear off due to the heat and the sticker will fall onto the gpu.

Patooti submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 days ago

The stickers are semi-metallic, and are stuck on extremely well. Thanks for sharing the comments. I didn’t think they were very noticeable.