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White Christmas

by Ophaniim

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9 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 28, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.1GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

Just to get this out of the way, my girlfriend named this machine White Power as a joke with me because she is a walking meme.

Now the build itself was my first, Everything runs great on extreme or ultra settings, I can currently run DOOM at 4k Ultra with minor dips into the 40-45 in the more bloody areas of the game, not many games I can't play at true 4k on high settings though.

My only con of this entire build is the case, I was highly disappointed with how hard is was to cable manage and keep everything tidy, lots of wires were streched and parts of the case do not look good. (EDIT: Overtime and with a little elbow grease and patience I was able to fix my cable management problems, and make the build look super good.)

All in all, the entirety of the 3 days of its life I have had no problems overclocking or issues with thermals. hopefully things stay that way.

Anyways i'll get to my benchmarking now.

I have the CPU overclocked to a 4.6 GHz stable for some reason 4.7 would crash, but I think I can tinker with the voltages a little more to grab the 4.7.

The GPU is overclocked to 2100Mhz, while the memory is clocked to a 4200MHz, (I could be wrong, this is my first time overclocking a GPU.)

Unigine Heaven engine at ultra/extreme settings at 1440p achieved a score of 1451, and 57.6FPS average (120.4 High, 28.0 Low) GPU never got over 64c

Realbench I got a total system score of 144636. But the test i ran before that i got about 4400 more score for some reason, not sure why the gap but I did get a picture of that.

Cinebench was quick with a score of 1022, and the second run a 1018, not sure the gap still.

Overall, aside from the case, I really enjoyed this build, running games at 4k is fun, no 30fps gap is great too, even if I have to tone some settings down to achieve it at times.

DOOM normally is running about 45-80FPS 4k Ultra Fallout 4 I have to tone down some anti-aliasing at 4k to get the smooth 60fps but that's not a big deal. Infinite Warfare (I play the zombies) runs always at 50-75 FPS at 4k Max settings as well.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very solid CPU, hyperthreading does its job here. Ranked a great 1022 on Cinebench with this overclocked to 4.6GHz.

CPU Cooler

Dead silent, and keeps the 6700k cool at 4.6 GHZ under load. wish I could give it a 4.5 stars because the loop cables were hard to work with but I'm sure it was my Case's fault.

Motherboard

No problems here. BIOS is easy to get to, and its easy to overclock things and crank up fan speeds. Love that it has 3.1 and a type C. Hopefully will add an M.2 Drive soon.

Memory

Good RAM. Heavy workloads on after effects show that I do need 64 gigs to do more. 32 is great right now though. Love the white coloring.

Storage

Using this as my Boot drive, I get into windows in about 12-15 seconds. 6/5

Storage

My storage drive for games. Super fast, hardly have no wait times. I have had no problems with it so far.

Video Card

Absolute Monster in games, Its a good sweetspot at 1440p, but I can achieve a few games at 4k with smooth 60fps. easy to overclock and never gets over 70c. Wish I could have two.

The White color scheme is a nice touch too.

Case

Wish I did not buy. I know it is a 50$ case, but cable management was awful, the frong SSD drive cages poke into the usb 3.0 and 2.0 hubs on the bottom of the motherboard, no holes or rubber grommets to push cables away, No airflow for fans unless you open the front panel, Everything is really crammed in this case, the main reason I bought it was because of the actual look of the case, which looks great. Not a recommended case for a 1st time builder. (EDIT UPDATE: After about two weeks of having this case I've realized that it wasn't the case that was the problem, It was me, This case is much easier to work with once you get hands on with it and take your time building it. After hours of rerouting, repositioning, and some elbow grease, I have an amazing clean build, in a quality case that looks great.)

Power Supply

the cables that come with it are great quality, No problems getting things plugged up. More than enough power for my build though.

Comments Sorted by:

Duncan034 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Have a look at the S340 elite for a case upgrade :)

Ophaniim submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I am seriously considering case upgrade, Thanks for the suggestion.

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ten8yp 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The S340 has horrible airflow... many proffessional reviewers have said as much.

ten8yp 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I was about to say I love all of your core components (and do) but then I noticed your comments about the case and building in it. Your building and cable management could use some tweaking if we're being honest. This was not the cases fault at all and appears to be more a case of user error. It has everything a first time builder could want with exception of the cable grommets (as you mentioned). But those dont really do anything except hide just a bit of wire direction. They can also be purchased for less than $10 from MNPCTech. I dont mean to offend at all and would be happy to give some tips/hints if you need help with cable management in the case.

Example 1: the route you took when running your case cables (USB 3.0, audio, etc) You can go directly out of the top hole and down the back, under the PSU tray and up through the small holes. There is plenty of cable. I did it myself in the same case. Feel free to check out my build if you're curious.

The Deepcool Dukase V2 is a great case for airflow! Even with the front door closed it still allows some airflow and if you open the door its even better. The front fan placement allows for both overall airflow and even blows directly on HDD's in the lower caddy. With the top radiator mount placement you can expel most of the cpu heat. The main issue I think you're having is that you're using the stock fan placement which is not ideal. The front panel can be removed to allow for replacement of that fan (or any 120mmx2 or 140mmx1) config. It gives much better airflow when you do it that way. Again, see my build if you're curious about it and message me if you need any help getting the panel off.

Ophaniim submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I wish I could show pictures but I have put HOURS of work into putting this thing together properly, I have the cables properly managed now, and everything looks nice and tidy, I was finally able to get the front panel off and properly install intake fans, and rerouting several cables to make this thing look clean, it was difficult getting some tighter cables through holes above the psu shroud but it all came together.

To be honest I think I was so excited to get it put together I simply was sloppy with my management.

I'm still having trouble with what looks like condensation on the rear exhaust fan and I've already swapped the cooler for a new one and it's still appearing. (Which no one has helped with an answer to it.)

But I've started to like the case now. It looks fantastic but I really don't think it's a good one for a first time builder like me. Now that I've put a LOT more work into it, everything looks amazing and I can't be happier with my build.

Ophaniim submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I actually just updated it, I took some quick pictures, maybe you can see the updates I've made, thanks for the comment, glad to see someone is enjoying this case as much as I am.

ten8yp 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I see what I think you're referring to in pics 12 and 13. The only way you would have condensation is if your Captain 240EX is somehow leaking or if you have your computer near an air conditioner or vent with the AC on (a window unit comes to mind). You also definitely want to inspect the hoses and connection points on the watercooler to check for leaks. Might even want to put some small paper towels around the case to try to find the culprit.

I see LOTS of dust lol. Try moving the computer to a different spot in the room/house to see if that makes a difference. The new pics and cable management do make the system look MUCH better though!

Now just add some custom or white sleeved extensions and a backplate on the Asus Dual 1070 and you will be good to go.

arrin 1 point 6 months ago

WHITE POWWA!

AuraNightheart 1 point 6 months ago

As an upgrade, white S340 Elite with some black and white sleeved cables from Cablemod... it would look absolutely stunning. Nice first build!