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Best CPU performance in July and August 2017 reported by CPU-Z

by vmitri



Date Published

Aug. 2, 2017

Date Built

July 28, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5.135 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C


Update: 9/8/2017 - After instllation of Thermaltake RL360 liquid cooling

I'm so happy with my PC build and choice, today and after installing ThermalTake RL360 liquid cooling and running again the benchmark test, results were breathtaking to be selected #1 CPU performance in both Single and Multi thread (8) cores :)

Score of multi thread superseded the 8core 16 thread and almost similar to 12 cores CPU with very small difference of 30 MHz :)

Attached updated images of the results, and soon I will update the liquid coolant installation.

This is my second build, first built was in 2009 it was an HTPC case and Intel I965 extreme, 24GB, GPU 4GB, SSD 512GB, 12TB and it still rocks till date actually it par with my current setup in real life operation.

Project design is based on two factors:

A- Best Performance - Nothing less than UFO (Gaming, Workstation & PC) B- Outstanding look

Taking those two factors into consideration I started the design, it took me a while to decide between multiple processors and the number of cores I should select, I had my eye on 3 different models:

Intel i9 (12cores) AMD 1800x (8 Cores) i7 7700k (4 Cores)

At the end, I choose intel i7 base on all the reviews from the market, although the AMD 1800x is much better for multitasking than the 4 core CPU.

The Build

Case was my main objective, I wanted to be a showcase and personally I don't like the tower case at all, I find it more like a toy than business device, I kept looking for case till I came across the Thermaltake P5 and I knew I had a winner since then, even though the shipping price to where I live is double the price of the case itself.


Knowing that the total operational performance is related to the bootlneck of the customized hardware, I decided the following:

1- No SATA cable, except for backup, primary I will use 2 x M.2 SSD mounted on board to avoid SATA 6MHz bottleneck 2- M.2 I have selected the PRO version to ensure maximum Writing speed 3- RAM - 32GB and 3200MHz 4- CPU can top up all that :)

Result of the built speak for itself, nothing but the best today and therefore I'm very glad of the selection.

First Benchmark for my PC, prior installing drivers and updates and Without overclocking results: UserBenchmarks: Game 113%, Desk 163%, Work 116%

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K - 110.4% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 - 99.8% SSD: Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB - 345.6% HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) - 75.8% RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB - 99.3% MBD: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING

After overclocking and installation of application: Week Later UserBenchmarks: Game 111%, Desk 162%, Work 116% CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K - 115.1% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 - 96.7% SSD: Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB - 337.3% HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) - 71.1% RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB - 98.5% MBD: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING

Monitros: BenQ Gw2760S x 2 @1080p 5ms Samsung: S22F350FMH x1 @1080p 5ms

Part Reviews


CPU: Intel i7 7700k:

l have mixed feeling about this processor, first lets start with the positive side:

Pro: Great speed, i was able to overclock it to 5.53 ghz without a problem, and reached benchmark number one on CMU-Z with speed of 577 beating any similar processor around.

with clock speed 4.2 - 4.5 ghz this CPU speed is more then capable to handle any application no matter what, i'm running Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Time Lapse application, plus other application and yet able to play COD in the background at full fps on Eco mode :)

Cons: processor can overheat and have spikes in temp, this is what many reported and i have noticed till I was able to fix it by resting bios, i was able to solve this issue buy bios reset, and i'm not sure if it was a bio, but now i'm no longer overclocking the CPU, i'm leaving it on Eco mode or performance up to 4.5ghz.

Temp works idle 30c maximum while playing games <45c

Benchmark is beyond great, since i received fastest single thread result in july 2017 @ 557

Maybe when i'm going to receive my new liquid coolant i will give it another try, but it will be for benchmark purposes only, since there is no application which will require anything above 4.5ghz that i'm using.


ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 ATX Motherboard with onboard AC Wifi and USB 3.1

I'm in love with this MB, my list of Pros can not finish: Pros: Dual M.2 USB 3.1 - C Type 4 slots ram Aura Lighting control for all lighting Network: 10,000 gb WIFI and Bluetooth antenna

Cons: dont support VR Ram support up to 3200mhz where the Hero can support 4200mhz


Ram 32gb, 4x8gb 3200mhz, its working as its intending almost all time >3190MHz


SSD Samsung 960 Pro, its a beast and i'm intending to buy another one since my board can handle 2, writing speed on this SSD is 4000 mhz, imagine another raid 0, this will double writing speed :) to 8000 or more.

ro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB - 337.3%

Video Card

GPU: 1070 i love it, quite, can handle all my work without spinning of its fans most of the time, can generate on ULTIMATE video settings >125, >91 fps COD remastered and <125, > 91 COD Infinite warfare 2 @1080 (3) monitors - Note, i was able to overclock it to 2050mhz


ase is ThermalTake P5, first allow me to say that i'm not a person who like Tower cases for many reasons, i find it more for business and gaming to me its boring and looks cheap, i wanted something much better visually, and Thermaltake was my preferred choice, and i love it.

I bought an LCD wall mount and mounted this beast to the wall for two reasons, for show case, i want to use 3 monitor setup and P5 size is huge to be a desktop. it will take all your space.

Pros: The housing is great, plenty of space for MB, liquid cooling, GPU can be mounted in both on board or horizontal, (5) HDD locations, all cables can be hidden and more, USB 3.0 & 2.0 supported.

Best for me ability to mount this case in all shapes, standing, laying down and wall mount, with ability to upgrade for full tempered glass housing.

Cons: -No air flow, this case is not for air coolant neither small liquid coolant because of the shape, if you are planing to buy it you need to spend money on Liquid coolant with 480mm radiator, 4 fans preferred from Thermaltake, for bracket compatibility.

-No place to mound DVD/BD

-No 3.1 USB on case, however its not a big deal since this case is open from all sides but you.

Note: dont repeat my mistake, i took shortcut for budget and purchased the H55 and immediately regret it, and had to fix my mistake with bigger mistake and end up with liquid coolant, overall i had to pay 3 times for coolant. H55 + HD120 to cover the empty space in case, then Thermaltake package liquid cooling.

Power Supply

I gave it 4 stars because LED cannot be controlled from MB and its manual control, which is useless

Case Fan

4 stars because of no LED light control from MB

Case Fan

Tricky, if you need to control LED using MB you need to pay additional 65 USD which is crazy. RGB gives one color at a time for the 3 fans, not as you can see in picture at all, false adv

Comments Sorted by:

Albert_shurl 2 points 20 months ago

The misalingned top fan tho my OCD is killin me....

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

:) waiting for my Thermaltake liquid coolant kit, current kit will be trashed.

Thanks for the comment :)

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Is that a shake weight ? ;p

What's your vcore set to ? You gonna throw the gpu in the loop too ?

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

CPU: overclocked to 5.35ghz, and single core 577 GPU: Overclocked to 2050mhz

I will try to upload score results, using score i got i guess its the highest speed reported in July 2017 using this processor :)

so this making me feel happy

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Oh wow 5.3ghz, that's crazy !

I was asking what you set the voltage too though. Are you hitting 85c at 4.5ghz, with what voltage?

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Temp issue is resolved i guess via bios, at least for the meanwhile cause i went down to the original settings without overclocking the CPU till i receive my liquid coolant kit.

OC V: 1.398 Dram: 1.5350 CPU standby V: 1.35 CPU VCCIO V: 1.3

Frenchi33 1 point 20 months ago

More than my car.....

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks finally i found some people who appreciate good build, most of my friends and family is like oh i like the masks and didnt even notice the PC :(

smheer 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I love wall-mounted pcs. A pc like this is my dream rig. It looks awesome, great job!

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks smheer, its nice feeling to see some great feedback :)

tune for next week, i will add the liquid coolant which i guess will transform it to different much better look.


kenlao 1 point 20 months ago

monitors used in your set up-

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Dont laugh on the monitors since its mainly design for photo retouching.

I'm using (2) Benq LED 2" GW2760S Samsung 24" & Dell 24"

all monitors standard on 1080p and 60hz

kenlao 1 point 20 months ago

ok thanks, just asking for details not gonna laugh about it :)

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

:) ive edited my listing with full details including the monitors, please check.

Thanks :)

kenlao 1 point 20 months ago

by the way, does the i7 7700k temps. gets high when you overclock it right, if not overclocked the temps. are really low?

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

well, Temp is a concern let me put it this way.

Initially temp used to be +/- 10 c above room temp in idle mode between 29-35 Overclock: 45-85

it got stuck on 45 idle 65 using normal applications even at 4.2 ghz, till i reset my bios and Dual Intelligent Processor 5 and now temp is back between 29-35 idle and using CPU <25%

Gaming COD for two hours <40

so i guess, it was a BIOS issue and Overclock cannot be done using my existing H55 corsair liquid coolant

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Temp is an issue, and based on other people reports when you overclock your CPU several times, you might have temp spikes, where temp keep bouncing between 30 - 85 for no reason.

currently i got my CPU temp back to 30 so i'm happy and i may not try overclock on this cpu again

Coupec 7 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Nice set up but your parts list is very very wrong. The HDD, Rad, Ram, Case and PSU are completely wrong. You also havent listed the fans Corsair HD im guessing from the look of them? You should really make sure you have the right parts listed but nice build all the same :D

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Yeah i totally agree with you, i was not able to find easily any of the parts.

e.g. case, the listed ones is P3 small and P7 with two cabinets, and i have P5 which is not listed !!! Same with Ram, i have corsair 4x8 3200mhz and i was not able to find the same HDD and PSU, so i decided to find nearest match.

I will try to update but this is listing of all what i have

Case: Thermaltake Core P5 Black Edition ATX Open Frame Panoramic Viewing Tt LCS Certified Gaming Computer Case CA-1E7-00M1WN-00

MB: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 ATX Motherboard with onboard AC Wifi and USB 3.1

Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 3200 C16 for DDR4 Systems - White

Coolant (Current - will be changed): Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler

M.2 SSD: Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6P512BW)

CPU: Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)

PSU: Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 750W 80+ Bronze Smart Zero 256-Color RGB Fan Fully Modular ATX 12V 2.4/EPS 12V 2.92 Power Supply 7 YR Warranty PS-SPR-0750FPCBUS-R

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 256 bit PCI-E 3.0 x 16 Windforce OC (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD_

New Coolant:

Thermaltake Pacific DIY LCS RL360 D5 Res/Pump PETG Hard Tube RGB Riing Fan Red Opaque Coolant Water Cooling Kit CL-W129-CA12SW-A

Color: Thermaltake C1000 1000ml Vivid Color Computer Water Cooling System Coolant CL-W114-OS00GR-A, Green

Coupec 7 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I managed to find all the parts and the ram your using for instance I have used a number of times in my builds and have them on my parts lists. I'm not sure how you struggling but anyway I love the build and the wall mounted case is amazing! Very clean and tidy, good cable management +1 from me :D

vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

thanks bro, can you check if you can find P5 case and Thermaltake


if yes please let me know so i can edit my post, i edited the rest except these two???

Thanks again for your feedback

Coupec 7 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I'm not really sure what that link is for? But here is the part picker link for the p5


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vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Surprising, after spending lots of time trying to figure the reason of temp i was able to pinpoint the source from two issues:

1- BIOS: apparently i have done something wrong, i have reset the BIOS and things went back to 30C on idle and <45C while playing COD and other production application.

2- I stopped the overclock, frankly, neither the CPU or GPU require overclock to play smooth 91fps at ultimate settings, therefore i have reduced speed to eco auto on both and i'm playing without any temp and with same fps.

Currently waiting for my Thermaltake and Noctua NT-H1 Pro grade thermal compound paste, i believe it can easily bring temp down and be able to overclock beyond the 5.35ghz.

The maximum frequency i was able to achieve is 5.35ghz (116% performance) stable on CPU and GPU 2050 (110% performance).

lesson learned: overclock require super coolant and in real life owning such CPU no game or application require such speed.

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vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Check picture attached, this CPU got best score in July 2017, it went even beyond, however CPU Temp went crazy as well >86.

I don't suggest trying this at all unless you want to take the risk. From what i have read online i'm lucky that my CPU still running :)

To do that, have to set manual overclock values to GPU and Ram. Then start testing on CPU alone, this is how i have done it.

Good luck and share the result, try CPU-Z benchmark and share the result pls.

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vmitri submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Great I will sell it then

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