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NZXT S340/i5 7600k/GTX 1070 build

by PositivelyPhil

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16 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 19, 2017

Date Built

March 30, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

I built this solely for gaming and entertainment. Achieving 60+ fps with max settings in all titles save a few. Couldn't be happier. I overclocked the cpu to 4.6ghz @ 1.175v with no stability issues. Will probably push it to 4.8 but I'm quite content for now. Stays cool even with the aging hyper 212 though I might upgrade to water in the future.

Edit: added better photos and I got a new desk.

Comments Sorted by:

urmom42069 2 points 23 months ago

-whistles- that looks really nice the red on the case compliments the white leds nicely +1

corruptGamer698 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

How do you like that NZXT case? I have been thinking about getting the white one.

PositivelyPhil submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I love it! Very clean and minimalistic. Cable management is excellent. If you do buy the S340 go for the elite version. The acrylic window won't scratch nearly as easily as the regular one (and you will scratch it eventually). Hope that helps.

KingKiller1759 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Be careful overclocking to 4.8 with only a hyper 212. Great build. Looks awesome. Great part list.

TogetherLemon 1 point 23 months ago

Looks sweet. Planning on getting a very similar build soon

BeardedYeti 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

That's a nice tidy build you have there!

JosiasMic 1 point 23 months ago

What kind of texture does the case have I've seen some reviews on youtube and it looks very glossy?

PositivelyPhil submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It's a matte finish. I hate seeing fingerprints on my things.

JheyoDELperu 1 point 23 months ago

sorry, this mouse its very popular..right?... looks like a bitten mouse..lol... such a nice setup!+1

Zosto 9 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

still love that case (its an Old love..) ..have you overclocked the 7600k above 4.6Ghz ? is it safe... One thing is for shure..its a very HOT chip.. nice build

PositivelyPhil submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I did some tests and yes it's safe but it ran pretty hot. Averaged high 60's, low 70's under load with spikes into the 80's. Not dangerously hot by any means, but I dialed it back down to 4.6 as I didn't see the need to push it harder. I'll put it this way, the performance increase was outweighed by the high temps. 4.8 is really for watercooling. Hope that helps!

Zosto 9 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks for the help.i am using a corsair h115i and the temps are similar to yours..maybe my thermal paste sucks.its the mx-4.

PositivelyPhil submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I used arctic silver 5 with the spread method. Some chips are bound to run hotter than others though. I feel lucky to get what I got out of mine.

plzDonateAgame 1 point 23 months ago

Jesus man! Why do you need to overclock to 4.6??! Not to mention 4.8!!!!! Amazing build though +1

PositivelyPhil submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Because I need ludicrous speed son!

plzDonateAgame 1 point 23 months ago

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go Gotta go fast, gotta go fast, Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster Movin' at speed of sound (make tracks) Quickest hedgehog around Got ourselves a situation, stuck in a new location, Without any explanation, no time for relaxation!