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Black Ice - My First Build

by Fireheartleon

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Date Published

Nov. 7, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 5, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

Sooo this has been my very first build that has been a year in the making. And boy was it an amazing experience. I had only 1 hiccup when the original H100i V2 wasn't cooling my CPU at all. Exchanged it for another, and she runs like butter. She will primarily be used as a Gaming rig with some Twitch streaming here and there.

I haven't done any OC-ing on the CPU or GPU and at this time, I don't think I'll need to just yet.

Future upgrades will include a RGB light kit for the inside of the case, and RGB fans. A better SSD Boot drive will also most likely be coming as well since it's a store-brand SSD from Micro Center. It gets the job done, though.

Part Reviews

CPU

For the price I paid for it, I love this CPU. Havent tweaked OC settings, though, but thats fine. Had ther option to get a $200 7700K, but I have no regrets

CPU Cooler

First one I purchased had a faulty pump and wasn't cooling my CPU. Exchanged it for a new one and now it works like a charm

Memory

Overpriced as hell, but it gets the job done

Video Card

Overpriced as hell, but she gets the job done and with the games I'm running, most, if not all, of them can be run at max settings. Highly recommend...if you can find one under 300

Case

Great case! very stylish. Only gripes are its not completely white (accessories and back are black) and could use a bit more cable management tweaks like a bit more space in the back and some rubber grommits, but other than that, I love it!

Power Supply

Fully modular, 80+ Gold, enough wattage for current workload plus room for improvements. Can't ask for much more!

Monitor

She doesn't curve, but she's the prettiest non-curved monitors I've seen. And at a reasonable price, too

Keyboard

She lights, her clicks are tight, but most importantly, the price was aight.

Mouse

Grerat MMO Mouse, lots of customization. Highly recommend!

Headphones

Very comfy, great quality mic and headphones, awesome mute function, best price!

Comments Sorted by:

Vicepter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Why the 6850k

Fireheartleon submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I was working at Best Buy and through Intel's Retail Edge Program, I could get either a 6850K for 150 + tax and shipping or a 7700K for 200. Probably should have gotten the 7700K bit at the time, I didn't have the extra 59 bucks at the time, so I just went with a 6850K

Vicepter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

$150 for a 6850k?!?!?!? That's insane for a 6 core from intel.

Vicepter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

For any 6 core that is