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I've Summoned BERSERKER of Fate/Zero.

by khmergod



Date Published

Nov. 2, 2016

Date Built

Nov. 1, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.898 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C


After contemplating for about 5 years, I've finally built my first PC, and a gaming one at that. I went with some bells and whistles so that I could max out all settings in 1080P or 1440P with high frame rates.

NZXT Manta for the clear window to show off the goodies. ROG Maximus VIII Impact for the complete ITX board. i7 6700K for high clock and 4 cores. Strix 1080 OC for high performance out of the box. Kraken X61 for super cooling and flare factor. Raid 0 850 Pros for 1GB Read and Write. WD Black 7200 for gaming storage. Ripjaw V for red theme. PG248Q for space limited, but high performance monitor.

The build wasn't difficult, but I had trouble because I couldn't figure out where to put the X61's usb header. I was able to purchase a usb 3.0 to 2.0 adapter and used that for the X61's fan control. It was fun and I enjoyed the build.

P.S. Forgot to mention that some longer cards like the Strix 1080s are very long and heavy weighing around 3lbs, but the Manta's space is sufficient. However it's almost twice as long as the pcie slot and might sag in the future. Luckily my pcie power cable is semi supporting it. Just a note.

My fan layout is top two fans is pulling hot air out of the motherboard area while two front fans are pulling cool air in, while the rear fan is exhausting hot mobo and gpu air out. I'm thinking of dropping the fan for the rear lower to get better air flow for the gpu since it does get hot at 79c in 4X SSAA in Tomb Raider and 4X SSAA in Metro Last Light, but never reaching over 80c in silent mode. If I were to make a more aggressive fan curve to drop it below 75c, but it would be much louder.

Cinebench R15 @4200mhz synced= ~910 pts Firestrike Ultra= ~5500+ for both graphic and total score in OC mode which maxes out at 2050mhz on core clock. Timespy=~7000 total and 7600 graphics in OC mode.

Part Reviews


Fast stock clock with 4 cores and 8 threads. Can't beat this deal.

CPU Cooler

Turned my room into a refrigerator. 10/10.


Great mobo except for no M.2 or 2.0 usb header. Wifi works well and sound card is great.


Inexpensive, but great ram for value and looks. XMP easy to use and worked perfectly.


Raid 0 these drives into over 1GB read and write. Lightning fast for OS.


~200MB/s read and write, low noise except when shutting down. You can hear the head park.

Video Card

Very fast card with great cooling. Larger than expected, but my ITX case was ready for it.


1 star off for price, but a great case.

Power Supply

Great power supply with enough juice for 1 big gpu.


Lightning fast monitor. 1 star off for price.


Cheap keyboard and optical mouse solution. LEDs make it a great value.

Comments Sorted by:

AzraelPK 3 points 30 months ago

Nice set up! What sold you on the Manta?

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

Reviews said it was spacious and easy to work with. Had lots of fans and fan headers. It was perfect for my first build. Thank you.

philphaser 12 Builds 2 points 30 months ago


khmergod submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

unfortunately, i did not take pictures while building. i will upload a picture of all the components that i took before building in one frame. i was having so much fun building i forewent taking pictures. will get some pictures with the front window taken down to see everything clearer and cleaner. i skipped on cable management. this case was beast at hiding the cables.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

pics without window is all we ask for. ; )

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Added windowless pics with power off and power on. That shroud is so amazing. I didn't even do cable management and that's how it looks. No cable velcros or ties in this build.

Cr1ms0n 2 points 29 months ago

Bazerkaromputer! (fate/Carnival reference)

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago


cap7ainskull 1 point 29 months ago

How is the cooler working out as I am pretty much sold with the h100 but second guessing

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Idle in silent mode fans 780rpm pump 2280 rpm <30c. In 100% mode my cpu will drop down to 17c if idle. Silent mode heavy tasking and gaming=<70c cpu. Unleash the Kraken!

cap7ainskull 1 point 29 months ago

Thanks for the reply and wb the psu would you have gone with another one or suck with this one

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

If i knew the new kraken were coming out I'd have used an evo12 cooler until it was released.

cap7ainskull 1 point 29 months ago


HaloLegend98 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

That case to MOBO ratio tho

I'm looking at that monitor. She's a beaut. How are the colors?

I have a 1440p 60 Hz, and really want g sync...

khmergod submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

I love the monitor. It's on sale 350 best buy right now. of course it goes on sale after I already bought it. 47 liter case. one of the biggest itx cases ever. so much space. I'm working on a blue raijintek metis next week which is only 13 liters. will put up build in a week lol