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red black theme build for the brother

by Blackops010



Date Published

Dec. 18, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


Total budget was 900 dollars. includes everything except monitor. he wanted a computer that would last atleast 3 years at 1080p gaming, medium/high settings.

cpu-went with i5 6600k because of the overclocking potential and extra GHz stock.

cpu cooler- wanted to get an air cooler with some red, keeps the cpu idle at 28C will update with load temps. only con is to mount it i had to remove the second fan.

mobo-nice z170 board, i got a refurbished one from newegg the red really pops out

memory-wanted a 16gb red kit because well reasons

ssd- he has an 500gb drive that was 3/4s full so I decided to get one large ssd for silence and speed

gpu-I had to chose between the 480 and 1060, im a nvidia fan and for my brothers games nvidia is the way to go, haven't stress tested or looked at idle temps will update the temps.

case- cheap case looks good, cable management is a nightmare with only one hole, included fans dont make much noise tho. Worth the money

psu-wanted a decent 750w unit, only con is the semi modular cables being a pain to deal with trying to cable manage.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great cooler, hard to mount but worth it for the aesthetics, how cool it keeps the CPU, and quiet


Nice mobo loving the bios especially when coming from a h110. Looks great to


Great ram, it's nice and red and well ram.


Nice queit ssd, if I had the extra money I woulda bought either a 1tb ssd or two 525gb adds.


Only one cable management hole, screw holes sometimes didn't line up

Power Supply

Nice psu wish I woulda gon full modular. With the 750 psu the fan hasnt came on yet.


Sound quality is amazing

Comments Sorted by:

biggles5107 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

that cpu cooler is friggin' insane

Blackops010 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

It is I was surprised

Solemnsong 2 points 28 months ago

That air cooler is a behemoth! Lol. And are you telling me there was really only 1 hole for full cable management? +1 for making it happen!!!

Blackops010 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you lol I was shocked

swans_to_be_kind 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Sweet - what kind of games do you plan on playing??

Blackops010 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Csgo, arma 2/3, stranded deep, insurgency

Yecool 1 point 28 months ago

I'm buying the case you are using for my first build, do you have any opinions or suggestions that would be helpful? Thanks.

Blackops010 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

For me the gpu screws (idk the tech name) didn't line up so it took me pushing a little and my dad screwing it, same for the psu. I'd also recommend a modular psu because the managing was an absolute nightmare. Oh the IO shield was a pain, there is a little piece of metal on the case that prevents you from inserting it from outside the case, so it must be inserted before the mobo. If you need anything just ask

Yecool 0 points 28 months ago

Thanks for replying so early, but again this is my first build and therefore I do not know what you mean by psu, IO sheild and mobo.

Blackops010 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Oh so sorry ok so psu-power supply unit IO shield is the metal piece around the ports (USB hdmi etc) on the motherboard Mobo-motherboard

Sorry for late reply

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Blackops010 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Me too he loves it as well