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Simplistic Black and White Build

by aces9797

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4 Comments

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Date Published

Dec. 27, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 23, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

19.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.41GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.05GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C

Description

Gaming machine. Maxes out everything I've thrown at it. The Noctua cooler is well worth the cost (I threw on a second fan however). The MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition is by far the best board I've used. The OC Genie in the BIOS made overclocking the CPU so easy its ridiculous.

Part Reviews

CPU

Destroys my old I3-4130, and FX 8350. Takes overclocking like a boss. Practically no performance difference between it and my buddy's 6700k.

CPU Cooler

The packaging was superb, installation was easy, thermal paste is high quality, and it keeps my OC'd 4790k idling nice and low.

Motherboard

Looks good, works fine, and the OC Genie is a godsend.

Memory

Passed the mem test and looks great in my build.

Memory

Passed the mem test and looks great in my build.

Storage

Got it on sale for 35 USD. Totally worth it at that price. Performs just fine.

Storage

Bought it 2 PCs ago and just keep moving it around. Even had it in an external case for my laptop for a while. Went everywhere with me. No problems in 3 years

Video Card

Good quality. Fan 2 failed prematurely but Sapphire took care of it within a week. Maxes out everything at 1080p 60+ frames.

Case

Best case I've ever owned. Not awfully expensive. Looks gorgeous. Love the inverted mobo, though "Sapphire" is upside down, might just turn the LED off. Cable management is great, but it can be a little tricky if you've got shorter PSU cables. They need to stretch a bit.

Power Supply

Powers my build perfectly. Will be going with another Seasonic when I upgrade to crossfire.

Operating System

Better than 8. Not as good as 7.

Comments Sorted by:

ThatOneBudgetGuy 1 point 11 months ago

that case looks amazing. one of the first builds i've seen on this site to use an inverted layout.

aces9797 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I absolutely adore the case. Its gorgeous, roomy, and the cable management is top. The 2.5" drive location can make cable management a little difficult though if you've got a daisy chain with the right angle. Tight fit. Same deal with the SATA cable. Can't use a right angled one on the drive itself. Hardly a problem, more of an inconvenience if you route the wires and then find you can't put the side panel back on

MrBeanSprout 1 point 6 months ago

Does the motherboard have to be inverted? It's not a big deal I was just wondering I might buy this case.

aces9797 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yes, it does