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Killgrave - The Purple Man

by chapel976



Date Published

Feb. 5, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.811 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.12 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C


When I couldn't decide on a case, I asked my kid what color it should be. He wanted blue and white but after seeing the purple and white H440, we decided on that one. This will be my first enthusiast build in over 10 years. Been slogging along with an old Dell T5500 for almost 8 years and it's finally starting to fail.

Started with an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW, then stepped up to an FTW2 then did another step up to a GTX 1080ti SC Black. (yay EVGA Step Up Program!)

Changed out the 16GB 4000Mhz TridentZs for 64GB 3600Mhz Vengeance LPX (PCPartspicker doesn't have the 3600s listed, so I put 3333 as the closest)

RAID0 everything. 2x NVMe (1TB boot drive) 2x SSD (2TB fast game drive) 2x HDD (8TB storage and slow game drive)

Compared to all my current rigs (980 lives in my X5690, 960 lives in my E3-1225, Ultrabook with GTX 1070 Gaming Box over eGPU, Asus GL502VS Gaming Laptop) - http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/12941184/fs/11579998/fs/11388826/fs/11385288/fs/13165267

Part Reviews


Great performance, decent overclocking if you get the right one.

CPU Cooler

Looks great. Keeps the CPU nice and cool (68C at 4.8Ghz with 1300mv). coolant hoses on the side cause issues for tall memory. Recommend Vengeance LPX for this if you use all 4 slots


Looks great. Lots of options. Lots of tuning On board sound card caused many issues of no-sound. Disabled it and bought a Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro instead


Stupid fast. Bit expensive.


Great speed. Good looks on an open case


Excellent build quality. Great fit and finish. Easy to display good wire management up front, but the rear leaves a little to be desired


Perfect Color, great looks.


Viewing angles suffer but is super fast. Color reproduction leaves much to be desired. Not recommended for video or photo editing

Comments Sorted by:

Enrico411 4 points 25 months ago

Pic 6 a blood sacrifice to the PcMasterRace Gods!!! As it should be!!

Great build ;) +1

chapel976 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

the heatsinks around the processor on the motherboard are VERY sharp!

abod2010 2 points 25 months ago

Nice storage +1

11TB wow.

chapel976 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Needed the ability to back up my 12TB NAS in the event of a NAS failure

Chooxch 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

So what did you do with the other -1TB?

chapel976 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I just set up exclusions. Those exclusions go to a 4TB external drive that sits on top of the NAS.

chapel976 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

so... my NAS is now 48TB over 9 HDDs... so now I back up the PC to that instead. PC is now basically expendable.

aziindahouse 1 point 25 months ago

Probably less because it's set up in raid

chapel976 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

RAID0, so 11TB. It's all striped. I don't need the redundancy because I have a 12TB SHR (RAID5-like) NAS that all the important stuff gets backed up to.

Kurajber 2 points 25 months ago

WOW. So nice!

aziindahouse 1 point 25 months ago

Very nice, it's hard to make a purple PC but maybe try using a white mother board and using more LEDs( Just a suggestion) looks great +1!

chapel976 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

If I do more LEDs, I might. I was thinking about blacklights inside at some point

the_naked_nerd 8 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

no bad. but check out my pc. got same stuff. but i spend some money on custom slave cables. and if you spend extra 50 - 60 £($) . this will improve overall looking. nice rig

chapel976 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Did a Step Up to a 1080ti

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