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Purple Haze

by yazzfloot

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27 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Aug. 30, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 26, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

Description

New additions/upgrades below

So, I used to work for Apple as an assistant engineer, and utilized my Macbook Pro for a number of years for everything work, AND personal (photo editing, browsing the web, etc.).

Now, I spend less time working in the field and no longer work for Apple so I figured, hey, why not go back into the PC world. Well, I started off with getting a Dell XPS 15 (9560) and then it just spiraled out of control, but only slightly! So I had the XPS (and still have it, actually) because I was so used to the laptop form factor now, and it had been YEARS since my last PC build, so I it helped me ease back into Windows for personal use, and not just enterprise shtuff. Wow, I didn't think I would pick up on games this quickly...

I wanted to play a little bit of Crysis 3 with that awesome GTX 1050 built into my XPS... then the keyboard was awkward and I definitely needed a mouse. So here comes the mechanical keyboard and my Sabre RGB... then the screen was just too small, so here came the LG 34UM68-P because I figured Ultra-wide in 1080p was perfect for the GTX 1050. Which, it turns out, it was!

But then the wife posed the big question, "why don't you just build a damn computer since you're basically on a battlestation-ish setup with all of this"? Yes, I love her so much : )

Enter, my current battlestation. What was supposed to be budgeted out for me to get all the parts separately, and to be completed by January of 2018, thanks to the help of my LOVING wife, the build was complete within a month!

What started out to be a "budget friendly" build, took a few twists and turns and ultimately, I ended up deciding to future-proof my rig because.... i'm gonna be getting a 3440x1440 to upgrade from this ultra-wide pretty soon. I can't even lie about that.

And here we are, my first personal build in about 10 years! Thanks for stopping in, and more pics will come as I find time between work, baby, and enjoying this beast!

P.S. I searched for my favorite RGB color code and came upon the HEX color, and it turns out the name of my favorite color is "Summer Sky", and now we know! "The more you learn!"

UPDATE 09/18/2017

I've upgraded my display to a 3440x1440 @100Hz because the 2560x1080 @75Hz just wasn't cutting it for my build with my beast of a GPU. I cannot be any happier with this curved UWQHD display, it's not a popular choice compared to the X34 or PG348Q but even without G-Sync, the 100Hz provides more than enough to prevent any tearing during any gaming.

Also, my previous Eagletech keyboard's spacebar switch failed so I had to upgrade, and when I did, I decided to fulfull my needs for a typing-focused setup along with the gaming. So the G.Skill KM570 RGB with MX Cherry Brown switches were MORE than enough to fill that role.

Everything in my setup has been holding up JUST FINE, without any hiccups or hitches. I've overclocked my system to 5GHz from Day 1 and still going strong with NO issues. Keep on building and upgrading, my friends!

UPDATE 01/12/2018

My Corsair H100 V2 pump died on me suddenly. No warnings. No nothing. Thank God for Amazon - ordered my Noctua NH-D15S for same-day delivery and was up and running, slightly COOLER than before! Honestly this is the route I wanted to take initially but I wanted to try an AIO... never again : \ I'll RMA the H100i and see if I can hold onto one for spare parts, but in the meantime, i'm definitely happy with what i'm running now.

UPDATE 01/12/2018

Noctua Cooler and my 2 additional Noctua case fans are thrown in and now the beast looks completely different. I've also decided she needs a new name since I will no longer be using my previous color scheme.

Photos added for latest build (1st and 2nd photos are current).

-Sam

Part Reviews

CPU

I got lucky and was able to overclock mine to 5GHz with my AIO liquid cooler. It's been running perfectly at that overclock since Day 1.

Motherboard

I have no complaints, other than I wish it had more USB 3.0 ports. This baby accommodated all my needs during my build and I still have an extra RGB header to sync up some more lights later down the road.

Memory

These sticks are flawlessly @3000 MHz since Day 1 of my build. No issues!

Storage

Stupid fast. That's all you need to know.

Storage

My main storage for my games and photo edits, absolutely no complaints.

Video Card

I can run Witcher 3 at ~70 FPS with EVERY detail set to Ultra on my 3440x1440 UWQHD display, so I really can't complain about this beast.

Case

One thing to note, this case is a little shorter than most, so make sure you have room to clear your radiator AND fans up top, because my H100i V2 sure as heck couldn't. So I ended up front-mounting them and moving my case fans up top. Also, the case fans are pretty loud. Other than that, it's AMAZING!

Power Supply

No complaints, fully modular, more than enough cables and matching velcro ties to keep cables managed neatly in my case, and holding steady!

Case Fan

Great fan, doing its job as an exhaust fan at the back of my case, BUT the RGB doesn't work with my setup since I have ASUS ROG STRIX Aura lighting. In fact, it doesn't light up AT ALL unless I get the controller so.... that's pretty lame.

Comments Sorted by:

Zerizum 2 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

Whats the hex code! This looks great :)

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks for the love! The HEX color code is #25B4FF : )

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

COOL ahem BEANS! Nice build man :D +1

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I see what you did there! Lol thank you!

DutchL 2 points 20 months ago

Such an awesome pc and an awesome setup! Love the monitor and the rgb colors!

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you so much!

KarmAngel 2 points 20 months ago

+1 Awesome build! Sure got love the build's name, color scheme and the wallpaper (reminds me of Miami and the informatic technology)

Yap, i'm sure when you get that ultrawide monitor (that i see many people with it), you will love it

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Thanks so much!

Do.mini.ck 2 points 20 months ago

I need that lighting in my house. This is the only build that i've seen that actually chills me out. calm sets in throughout the crowd +1

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Lol thank you! Yes, I favor the color because it definitely chills me out, and with a 2 year old running around all day and resting in this setting, it was a top priority lol

ibrahdurm 2 points 14 months ago

Hello, It looks neat!

I have two questions, did you have any trouble with cpu cooler and case? I heard some problems with p400s tempered glass and noctua d15s fitting and touching.

And do you have any temperature problems if you OC ing 7700k? I'd like to hear your temps on load.

mav2000 1 point 14 months ago

I have the same doubt but with the p300. Waiting for the answer

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Sorry for such a late reply - I wasn't notified of this comment! I had zero issues with fitting the Noctua D15S into my case actually. It's an absolute perfect fit so if you're planning on running their colored covers that they have, the covers won't fit in the case as there isn't enough space between the cooler and the glass but the cooler itself without the fancy extra covers fit. I actually don't have any cooling issues with the 7700K being OC'd. I had some inconsistent temperatures while I was running my H100i but that AIO system failed on me, which lead me to my Noctua purchase. The Noctua D15S keeps my temps COOLER than my H100i V2 ever did and has been running things consistently cool since I installed it.

tuninglegend 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Does the cpu cooler touch the glass? I think i'm gonna buy it for my pc eventually, but i'm a bit worried about the noctua fan touching the glass...

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Nope : ) But you won't have enough room to put on those cool covers that they make for the Noctua coolers.

tuninglegend 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I see. Well that's good news. Still if i put this cooler on, my motherboard led won't be visible anymore and i really don't want to sacrifice it. I could still get the nh12s, but its performance it's not as good as its bigger brother and i definetly hate that ugly square fan :( Also asus has just announced their first AIOs, that would fit perfectly with my rog mob... Any suggestions? Should I wait?

kudzuinc 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Very nice build!

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you kindly!

ThatNoobAssGuy 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

lol we have the same wallpaper except its on my phone nice build m8

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you!

true2uroots 1 point 19 months ago

could we see some more pictures? im really loving this build!

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yeah, what kinda pics do you wanna see? I'll take some today and i'll comment once i've posted them for ya. Thanks for diggin the build!

true2uroots 1 point 19 months ago

great! I wanted to see more pics everything lol but mostly wanted to see more exterior shots of your tower .

yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Okay, so I posted 2 pics, hopefully they show off the exterior more? Lol sorry if they don't I didn't know what else I could take pics of. The other side is just black since it's not Tempered Glass on front and back so nothing exciting there.

true2uroots 1 point 19 months ago

great i was just really curious with it looked on the other side but thanks for taking the pics!

dsalguero 1 point 4 months ago

I'm new to pc building and I have a question. How do u change the color of the case

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yazzfloot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

lol the very first thing I did (after upgrading the UEFI) was the auto overclock to 5ghz and it runs flawlessly (and cool)!

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