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Fractal Design R6 Build

by hdmurp2



Date Published

Oct. 31, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 27, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5.1 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

76.0° C

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

14 GHz


I built this computer for my new gaming rig. I replaced the stock case fans with VENTURI HF-12 and HF-14 from Fractal Design, I put two 140's blowing into the rig up front, one 140 in the basement blowing out, three 120's on top blowing in and one 140 in the back blowing to create positive air flow. I also did a push pull configuration on the Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler. I have the rig overclocked the CPU to 5.1 and I'm not having any issues with temps at all, there staying in the 70's.

One thing I would say about this build is the Fractal Design R6 case is amazing to build with since you can remove so many panels to get cables run and plugged in.

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FurryJackman 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Excellent choice on the Venturi fans. I have them for my 280mm radiator and could not be happier with the noise profile.

This should also serve you very well for 1440p 144hz.

Just remember to disable the "Armory Crate" app in the UEFI or ASUS bloatware gets installed.

hdmurp2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

To late, as soon as I loaded Windows all that crude got installed, had to go back and uninstall a bunch of it :(.

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

You may as well reinstall at that point with that UEFI option off cause you basically got files placed in system32 without your permission.

kingnick44 1 point 3 months ago

Had the same issue on my machine. then when building my wife's I forgot and had to reinstall again :(. Wont be making that mistake on the next build.

VII77 2 points 5 months ago

Nice build. +1.

Not sure if I am more impressed with the build or the alcohol collection you got going on back there. Lol.

hdmurp2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you :)

The wife and I don't really drink anymore so as we have folks over it keeps growing since folks leave stuff :)

hdmurp2 submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Something I didn't put in my original description, I haven't built a gaming rig in about 6 years and I knew what major parts I needed/wanted but I used this site allot for ideas on how I wanted it to look and that's why I posted this, to help other's get ideas and visualize how there rig could look. So thank you pcpartpicker community :)

sakriv 1 point 5 months ago

I appreciate you sharing it. This is almost exactly what I have in mind. I built my current one six years ago as well.

Setec 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice, I'm a big fan of the Fractal/Noctua combo. I didn't realize they made the Venturi fans with white blades, I've got a few of the black ones.

hdmurp2 submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I really like the Venturi Fans, there not loud at all, I haven't built a rig in about 6 years so I went with my buddies recommendations and I'm definitely happy I picked them up.

Adiboi156 1 point 5 months ago

Great build. Put in some blue RGB strips in there and it'll look great. You might want to consider building a custom watercooling loop to keep the whole system cooler while overclocking. Spending extra for a motherboard with wifi was not very wise, because i dont think you are going to be moving this thing around the house much. LAN is always the best for gaming.

a6600 1 point 5 months ago

What core voltage for 5.1ghz? Nice build btw :)

shinji97 1 point 5 months ago

are those white power cables stock?

KrishnaSandeep 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Hey nice build! I have a question regarfing Maximus XI Hero. I saw on Amazon that there is an issue with the M2 screw/screw slot. Did you face any issues installing the M2 drive? If yes, how did you go around it?

TO0OT 1 point 4 months ago

Nice build !!!

I just recommend setting the front CPU fan as 1500RPM and the back fan as 1200RPM in order to create a differentiation in air flow which will be better balance of performance and noise than the combination of two 1500rpm versions.