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Medium Rawr

by Cinnamon92



Date Published

April 29, 2017

Date Built

March 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.85 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.582 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


I'm not good with build names, I just call it "the computer" usually but that seems a bit boring maybe. Would've called it Little Rawr but the Carbide 240 Air isn't THAT little, so Medium Rawr will do. Like a steak!

50% gaming, other 50% multi-tasking stuff like RAW conversion, Photoshop, VOIP/streaming, chatting, drawing etc. etc.

CPU is Prime95 small FTT and blend stable, both 4 hours, at just 1.235V which I think is a very sensible voltage. CPU doesn't get past 60 degrees Celsius during small FTT, and that is after 30 minutes or so, a scenario you're unlikely to see IRL unless you do some hardcore encoding.

RAM runs at 2933 MHz for now, 16-16-17-19. Hopefully May's big AGESA patch will fix RAM and get it to 3200-3600 without bumping SoC and RAM voltage too much (right now +50mV on SoC and 1.38V on RAM)

My only gripe with the build is the Carbide 240 Air, which is lovely to build on and looks cute otherwise, BUT the tacky plastic side panels and fan grilles kind of ruin it. Could've gone with a simplistic design with less beveling and geometry, just sensible straight side panels. Preferably not plastic either. But it's still cute, in a cheap way.

stuff not listed in Part List:

  • frosted white Steelseries glass mouse pad + teflon skids for the mouse. Rival 100 is scratchy without extra skids

  • Ajazz AK33 mech. keyboard, blue Zorro switches (aboutsies Cherry MX Blue equivalent)

  • Genelec One active speakers

  • Behringer QX1002USB mixer

  • Bitfenix Alchemy gray braided cable extensions + cable combs from eBay

  • Phobya 8-way PWM splitter

  • NXZT Hue+ LED kit

Here's a .gifv of a LED loop (I don't keep it this way, very annoying in the long run): http://i.imgur.com/yQwJrYK.gifv

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SufyanMaher 3 points 23 months ago


DflippinK 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Thats a pretty rad medium... Nice work!!.. and your desk looks rad too!!

prozjekt 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Love it, your workstation is awesome

rhombae 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Very nice, I just also put a 1700X in my Air 240, Definitely have to agree about the side panels, they feel flimsy in comparison to the rest of the case.

You really nailed the white aesthetic in every part of your rig and peripherals though, well done.

RedRageTNT 4 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Amazing. Really like the 144hz monitor.

DayQuil_Man 1 point 23 months ago

Sweet build man +1.

Also loving the k701's, what you got those hooked up too?

Cinnamon92 submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Just the Behringer QX1002USB, I'm not much of an audiophile, more of an audio technician formerly. The impedance curve on K701 is not difficult at all, so even a lackluster headphone out with high output impedance will function with them very nicely. Being also efficient, I don't need lots of output power. Quite frankly I'm not certain where the people get the impression these cans are "difficult to drive", seen it around so much. Weird. (here's the InnerFidelity measurements for reference, very easy impedance curve! http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK701.pdf )

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DayQuil_Man 1 point 23 months ago

Lol sorry, didn't pay attention to those.

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TheProtagonists 1 point 23 months ago

Majestic. Blue-purple is the best gradient.

Also is there any chance I can lay my hands on your wallpaper?

Cinnamon92 submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Haven't found a better quality one but it's sufficient for my hobo *** VA panel :D http://i.imgur.com/4OpgPhP.jpg

TheProtagonists 1 point 23 months ago

Nice. Thanks :)

gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Great build, love it. What is suspending that 92mm fan above the I/O and VRMs? It looks like it is just magically floating in the pictures lol.

Cinnamon92 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

there's a small L bracket from the back of the case, it's metal colored. See it now? I used just one because I got lazy. It's there to cool the VRM mostly, although the undervolt should take care of them not getting toasty. No kill like overkill

gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Oh I see it now thanks. Never seen anyone do this before, very cool.

joezim007 1 point 16 months ago

I was gonna say... How bad could your VRMs be to need that fan, but I guess if you like the aesthetic and understand it's overkill, then enjoy it.

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Lol what's with the 92mm case fan??? What's the purpose? and why is it just hanging there o.o

Cinnamon92 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

VRM cooling. VRM on these B350 boards is 6+2 phase, better cool it well if you can while overclocking. Also the reason why my overclock is quite conservative with an undervolt instead of bumping extra voltage into them.

Barnzy 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

How's that AIO treating you. Looks like one helluva deal compared to the other options; is there any trade off??

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Good build!

Seth_Benson 1 point 10 months ago

how is the monitor

Ruling_elite 1 point 3 months ago

do u have any problems with the monitor, i heard a lot of stuff about it, but looking to get one as it has one of the lowest price range...

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Cinnamon92 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I figured I'd call it that because the Arctic F12 PWM fans are VERY quiet.... if you keep them at low RPM.. which I don't. And with a 38mm thick AIO it just looks and feels somewhat street credible with fans revving up and temps staying so chilly. It goes "rawr" when the fans are on and I love the convincing sound of lots of air moving :D

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