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Crimson

by farth3ory

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17 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Dec. 18, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.62 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.316 GHz

Description

I am actually impressed by how fast it is on all games. Completely blows my laptop out of the water. (ASUS X755JA-ds71). IDK why I didn't just go with custom in the first place.

Part Reviews

CPU

Its a 6600k. Power wise, not too much, not too little. Exactly what is needed

CPU Cooler

Good cooler but VERY hard to get in, especially in my case, n which I was unable to have a pull config from the top of my case

Motherboard

Good Z170 mobo with red leds where you would want them.

4 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type C 2 USB 2.0

just felt like putting that there

Memory

Good RAM but beware, the leds have a breathing effect and you need to download a program where in my case, only one stick becomes static.

Storage

Its a Samsung SSD..... its good.

Video Card

Pros: Handles games like a champ, Beefy cooler so lower temps, RBG LED

Cons Really big, takes up 2 PCI slots and probably cant put anything under it unless in a pcie x1 slot.

Case

This case is an amazing case, probably the best at its price point. Looks amazing and has so much room inside of it. Uses the psu shroud to its full potential and places the storage bays out of sight so you don't have to look at ugly hdds. The 10 color LED on the power button and under the front cover is very bright, so you don't have to worry about that. (BTW the led cable is marked 12v and plugs into a sata connection from your power supply.)

The gray is very dark and it looks amazing. best case I have ever seen.

Power Supply

Good PSU, Black rubber sleeved cables. Semi modular is really the only thing you need. Modular is such a waste unless you get custom sleeved cables

Wireless Network Adapter

Does its job as a dual band wifi adapter

Monitor

Great monitor with a matte finish. Probably will overclock to 75hz as other said it has performed well there.

Keyboard

The Cherry MX Red Switches are AMAZING. The corsair CUE program lets you customize the red backlight and you can choose from 7 presets. Never going back to membrane key switches. Beware, the secondary functions on the keycaps have been switched for the number keys, comma, period. equals, dash, semicolon, apostrophe, and slashes

Mouse

Steelseries is a great company, and I love this mouse. Fits the hand really nicely and the LEDs are good.

Headphones

Gets the job done with virtual 7.1 surround. RGB LEDs are a plus.

Comments Sorted by:

Solemnsong 4 points 27 months ago

You've gotta name her so she knows ya love her! +1

Lyrix 2 points 27 months ago

I like it! 1+!

farth3ory submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks :)

DjDeni 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Super build! Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 was my case of choice at first, but it misses a optical drive bay (which i needed) so I went with dukase.. but P400 looks lovely! very nice build!

farth3ory submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks :)

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

So hear me out. This build is good and yes always more red. The GTX seems underwhelming for that proceessor, maybe eventually a 1070 or 1080? For the name how about The Unnamed. Title of a book by Joshua Ferris about a man afflicted with an uncontrollable urge to start walking. Modify that to P.C. building and how it becomes uncontrollable and takes over. I know it's a stretch.

farth3ory submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I wanted to get a really good processor due to streaming as OBS really takes a toll on the CPU. And for the gpu, I really only need a 1060. It performs fine for the games I play (Rocket League, CSGO, wargaming.net titles, etc...) But thanks for the input :D

Trotterz 2 points 27 months ago

Project Fire

bigpete 2 points 27 months ago

Nice build btw. I'm getting a build together sometime after Christmas. I have this really small corner desk in my room now and it just doesn't work anymore. I would look on Craigslist or something for a new desk if you're on a budget, but I went the diy route. Look up Paul's hardware on YouTube and find the video in which he makes a desk out of an ikea countertop. I did the same thing but with finished plywood on top that I'm going to stain. He spent like 90 but with the plywood version i spent 60. Good luck!

uzumi98 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

nice build, have the same case, loving it so far!

itzknockout 1 point 27 months ago

can your 6600k stream well?

farth3ory submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I haven't really tried it but my laptop processor (i7 4712mq) did it pretty decently as long as I wasn't playing a game, so I'm pretty sure the 6600k blows it out of the water.

Manula.Pabasara 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

CRIMSON ORGASM???

Asvarden 1 point 24 months ago

Dude you should have gone with the 480 from amd, it has 8gb of vram for less cost it is very nice

plzDonateAgame 1 point 18 months ago

Sick build and setup! Desk link?

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farth3ory submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

The ram I got, believe it or not, was the cheapest ram on Amazon at the time of purchase. Also, a 1070 would be $120 more than what I already spent. I had a strict budget and I don't really need a 1070, but thanks for the comment. :)