Description

This is my second build and first mATX (i5 - 2500k / ATX before). The whole process was pretty smooth, including the GPU and non-k CPU overclocking. I primarily use the machine for FPGA development and to remote into more powerful linux machines. Also, I am a casual 1080p gamer (GTA V / Fallout 4). I really enjoyed working with the air 240, a big upgrade over my previous Antec Three Hundred. I probably could have gone with a more powerful GPU, but I am definitely going to upgrade to Pascal or Arctic Islands (with HBM hopefully) when they're released. Maybe to 1440p then as well.

Edit: Achieved a 4.608 GHz overclock at 1.38V as well!

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Non K on 4.4GHz?! Is it photoshopped or am I reading the numbers wrong? If not congrats!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Non-k overclocking's been possible on a lot of boards since early December, actually.

Didn't know it was possible on this one in particular, though. Glad to know that.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Are there any complications with that?

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Bios update and it's unreliable.

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Rather than giving you my dummy's version, here's a nicely written guide by someone smarter than me:

http://overclocking.guide/overclocking-non-k-intel-skylake-cpus-performance-tests/

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Its more complicated than doing it on a k skew but not insanly difficult if im correct i believe it involves overclocking the blck

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to overclock the bclk, turn of SpeedStep and c-states. CPU temperatures are unavailable as well. It has been stable though. When I get some time I will see if I can get over the 4.5GHz hump.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

cpu temps aren't available don't like that

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Its true the temps aren't available, but the cpu throttles before any damage is done in case you mess up and as long as you limit yourself on a set voltage depending on your cpu cooler you should be fine.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of the consumer pascal cards will have gddr5x still an upgrade from gddr5 just be aware and who knows artic islands night be sick

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I love non-K OC builds. Very smart and efficient and looks pretty sharp, too. Congrats.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

xilinx or altera?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Both actually, though more xilinx on this build so far

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good work. This build is very similar to mine. Hope you are enjoying it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

i would have used a western digital hdd

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no legitimate proof to say that Seagate is more reliable than WD, or vice versa.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

He had the HDD left over from his last build it looks like, so why buy a new HDD?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it was left over from my last build, same goes for the lackluster ssd. Eventually I will probably upgrade to a single large ssd or something else.