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Frost (first build)

by dmonster1000



Date Published

Dec. 8, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


Hello, thank you for viewing my build. Overall, it was a very smooth process with almost no hiccups.

I have to say, the one part of this build which blew me away were the speakers. For 25 bucks, they are a steal. The SSD was a fantastic deal but it took a while to format my drives -(https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/701757-only-ssd-showing-up-help/)

I did buy an aftermarket cooler, but returned it. It was too cheap and too much of a pain to install. For now, I'm sticking with stock.

Cpu and Gpu are both beasts! Haven't tried them in many games yet, I'll upload benchmarks soon.

Power supply is a power supply. Not much more to say, however semi modular cables are nice in the case, which is gorgeous with the hue.

The keyboard and mouse are a great value.

The monitor is OK. if I were to change one aspect of this build it might have npbeen a monitor with a faster response time or higher hz. It can occasionally be a little pixelated for streaming at times.

With all of the fans installed, it is still very silent. Motherboard has been easy to use and is durable.

Love the WD drive. It's fast for a mechanical drive and 1 tb more than enough for me right now. The only problem is that I don't think I have the bracket space for another hard drive with the hue.

I highly suggest you pick up any of these parts for these prices. I got these parts during Black Friday sales online.

I will soon post more pictures.

Part Reviews


Got it in a cpu bundle from micro center. Great and easy to work with. Didn't work with my aftermarket cooler and only one fan header.

Video Card

Great deal, stays cool and pretty quiet


Aesthetically pleasing but cable management is annoying

Power Supply

Good deal and a semi modular Psu is nice for compact builds. Nice black cables

Case Fan

They are fans. Not too loud and a good deal.

Case Accessory

I love the hue, but it was a little pricy


It's ok for my needs but may want to upgrade later down the line


Fantastic deal for nice looking combo. Also very functional


Would leave 10 stars if I could. You will not find a better deal.

Comments Sorted by:

ADC2486 2 points 28 months ago

Nice build! I like the coordination of all the colors and how cool it looks with the Hue+

ogag003 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Moar pics!! rawr... :) anyways SFF FTW!!

dmonster1000 submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I plan to add more pictures soon

ijustwanttobuildpcs 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago


vordnaskelA 2 points 28 months ago

Loving the glow coming from the pc c: We have the same wallpaper lol

Magorex 2 points 28 months ago

the way that elmo stares at the camera gives me a chill

hbm.6867 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Didn't notice him till you said something, I haven't stopped looking at this picture in 2 days.

maverickvii 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nice build. I recently put together a similar build and am loving the small form factor.

BradJones0 2 points 28 months ago


Kreuzer 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl and leds!

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dmonster1000 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I'm just using a one header with a 3 way splitter for my 3 fans. it has been fine and it's great because they can each be controlled independently even though they are all on one header. I could have used the PSU but then i couldn't have them controlled and my system would be very loud. My fans have been working fine. I have a 200mm in the front and 2 80mm fans in the back.

Splitter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CLFOK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

AlexTheTechFreak 1 point 26 months ago

Thanks a lot! :) Looks like I'll need to pick one up for myself.

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