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My 2nd Build Major Upgrade

by Thasham

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33 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 29, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 24, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.632 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

I built this computer for gaming more specifically for all the new games coming out in 2017. I wanted to push Ultra settings at 1440p and have some nice eye candy. I've been playing Mass Effect Andromeda on Ultra and it is super smooth 60fps and temps never get close to 70 degrees C even after running for 10 hours straight.

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SubNauticaWaterWorld47 4 points 24 months ago

Mass Effect Andromeda

How are those facial animations looking?

Thasham submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

LOL I've been seeing all the talk about this and really doesn't bother me yes it's disappointing for a AAA title to have these small hickups but it's a really good game. I find the weird animations pretty entertaining to be honest.

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 4 points 24 months ago

That's good glad you enjoy the game.

BattleDor 1 Build 3 points 24 months ago

Wow, this looks amazing +1 pls feature

silly_rabbit 1 point 24 months ago

Agreed. This whole setup is beautiful... +1,000,000 if I could

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks I appreciate that

BurningBomber15 3 points 24 months ago

This actually looks like one of my favourite builds, it gives a clean and simplistic feel while maintaining a realistic look and not having two GTX 1080's in SLI mode. I just wish the price tag would be cheaper to appeal to a wider crowd but other than that I am really digging the desk with the nice wood look against your green plant it gives a good feel to both!

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks a lot

Dreamsandlies 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Hows the monitor? I just ordered it yesterday.

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

You're gonna love it make sure you have a displayport cable for the 144hz it makes a world of difference.

Dreamsandlies 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Ive got one ready to go haha. Just waiting for the delivery. Still have my other 3 IPS monitors for color accuracy for my graphic design but I wanted a monitor for gaming.

Fearful_Warlord 1 point 24 months ago

+1 for the Pop collection. How many do you have? Oh, and nice build.

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Too many lol I'll put a pic up of the stand next to my desk later on.

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Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

how's that monitor working for you?

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I seriously love the monitor I did have a small issue at first were I'd have my displayport hooked up and only hdmi would work but I just unplugged it and plugged it back in after a minute and I never had an issue since. 144hz is a noticeable difference over 60hz. Color is good I'm no expert but it runs really well.

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Cool thanks

shadowbyte918 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

wowser

what desk is that?

Thasham submitter 1 Build 4 points 24 months ago

It's from ikea they have a desk bar lol you can mix and match pieces. It's a bamboo top with a tresle and a Alex drawer

mojojojo213 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

That's a Z270 Strix from Asus. I'm pretty suer that it has an onboard RGB header on it so you shouldn't need the Hue. Otherwise, this is beautiful!

pagodaworks 1 point 24 months ago

How do you like the Kraken?

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I love it. When I first installed it I had a few issues though, I felt it wasn't properly on the cpu even when I fully torqued the screws when I first booted I noticed higher idle temps then I felt comfortable with about 60 at idle and above 80 at load. I took it off wiped the stock thermal paste and applied some new and it ran like intended. 35 degrees idle in silent mode I have never seen it go past 67 degrees at full load or after 10hrs of gaming. And that's just in silent mode. Performance mode is slightly louder but nothing you'll ever here if you have speakers running or a headset on.

Scrogix 1 point 24 months ago

What desk is that man, it looks great

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

It's from ikea bamboo table top sorry I can't remember the exact name. Alex Drawer on the right and a tresle on the left.

ConnorEllis98 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

This build is awesome ! Tell me what you think of mine when i post it , should like frightfully similar XD

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks and I'll be on the look out

Mr_Sketer 1 point 24 months ago

Love the build. How is the keyboard? Looking at buying one.

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

its great i love it the clicks of the keys are a little loud but it comes with a removal tool for the keys and you can order an o ring kit should make it a little quieter, i haven't gotten them though.

Nibslip 1 point 24 months ago

Desk?

Neko2k9 1 point 22 months ago

Awesome build man! What mouse pad is that? That size looks perfect, not too large and not too small.

DavidTheNewGuy 1 point 18 months ago

is the keyboard good?

Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

the clicks are pretty loud but not too bad i wouldn't want to use it if someone is sleeping. And the only down side is its not for gaming if you hold a key down like the up arrow for instance it doesn't think of it as a key press and hold but it takes it as you pressing it really fast over and over so that sucks

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Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks a lot I put a lot of effort into this I really appreciate it.

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Thasham submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

yeah it is i got it on sale at best buy though for 480 total