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My Girl Sarah (First Build)

by Ya_Boy_Fontana

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40 Comments

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Date Published

Feb. 27, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

I just recently built Sarah and she runs like a dream. I like to game and she can do everything just fine on ultra. I have pushed her CPU all the way to 5.4GHz and have not really overclocked the GPU much. I keep the CPU overclocked at 4.5GHz and it has a nice steady 25 degrees idle and averages at 48 degrees when playing any game all the way maxed out on everything. 5.0 GHz runs under stress at 70 degrees. My current highest score on passmark is 7035. To top it off the cable management for this case is great. I have no complaints whatsoever.

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blizz7 7 points 13 months ago

all these first builders and there giant bank accounts...

mogadishu707 1 point 13 months ago

right?

SekouSan 2 points 13 months ago

For real! I see PCs and their budgets of at least 1K everywhere...

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

Been into it for a few years and helped people build their own. I was never able to build my own until I started investing and making a decent amount of money.

LoekFleijsman 4 points 13 months ago

only advice i can give you is get a better monitor, a 1080ti can easily run 4K and you are using it to play on 1080p you could get way more out of your hardware that way. But other then that a very nice build!

calebdude1 3 points 13 months ago

And it's a 60Hz monitor. I couldn't do that lol. Feels like ***

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah I was going to get another, but I figured with my desk space I should wait a minute.

calebdude1 2 points 13 months ago

Ah, cool. Are you going to stick with your PSU?

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Should I be upgrading that?

calebdude1 2 points 13 months ago

Wait, someone else had a 1000W PSU combined with a 1050 ti or something. Guess I commented on the wrong build because his PSU is just fine. 750W is fine.

Wi1dCard 1 point 13 months ago

Why would he bother changing it? It has plenty of power and is platinum certified. More than enough for his needs.

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DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I have that same monitor with my 1050 Ti...

calebdude1 1 point 13 months ago

That works great!

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Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Would you say 4k or 2k with 144Hz?

Bh117 3 points 13 months ago

2k with 144hz all the way honestly

WyrmWolf130 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Yes

calebdude1 2 points 13 months ago

Getting 144 fps in 4k is quite difficult. Then again you could use the 4k for streaming movies and such, leaving the 144Hz for gaming.

VladQwerty 2 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

I don't like that PCI-e cable which is "intersected" by watercooling tube. Overall, this is a nice build! +1

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sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Man if I can give you more than +1, I would. You’ve got amazing specs and you gave your system a more ‘human’ name, which is amazing.

One thing though, that I suggest doing is getting the EVGA PCIE... the little bar that makes the PCIE connector go around to the side of the card, I forgot what’s it called but it can tidy up the cables a bit better for you if you don’t want to show them

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Yes, that! thanks!

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you very much!

martinmwwebb 6 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

No problem :)

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Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Where is the case lighting coming from?

William.Gonzales 2 points 13 months ago

ECLIPSE cases come with built in RGB strip you can choose from 10 colors, and there's a button in the header to alternate between them.

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Oh I see. I only have the P400, which I guess doesn't. Thanks!

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I have a LED strip that it came with, the LC has lights, and the motherboard also has lights.

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Nice, I added a strip in mine. Nice build btw.

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you. Means a lot :)

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Nice build :D i would get a 1440p 144Hz monitor next though :D the GPU is a bit overpowered for this monitor :D

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Should i get 4k or 2k with 144Hz?

TheCrimsonGabe 3 points 13 months ago

2k at 144Hz. Higher frame rates are smooooooooth.

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Personally I would rather get a kick *** 2560x1440p, 144Hz, IPS, G-sync monitor

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Sounds like the next upgrade to me.

zMadButcherz 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Very nice build. I agree with all the other comments that a monitor upgrade should be next on the list. I suggest 1440P 144Hz. This will give excellent picture quality with the smoothness of high refresh rates. 4K can be nice but you loose out on the massive refresh rate. Once you go above 60Hz it is hard to go back.

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

2K it is :)

Ya_Boy_Fontana submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

The upgrade ideas so far for Sarah are:

  • 2K 144Hz Monitor
  • EVGA Powerlink (for GPU cables)

If anybody can think of anything else, then let me know. I am open to all advice, ideas, and tips. All is appreciated!

tony475130 1 point 13 months ago

$1200 for a 1080ti? You must have really wanted that GPU lol