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GGPC Warlock - G1 1070 time!

by GoodGamingPC



Date Published

July 21, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


The most recent upgrades to the Warlock build add in a very cool looking G1 Gaming GTX 1070, AC wireless and Bluetooth :) Here's the original build if you want to check thing out = https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/b/Rp6XsY

I'm still in love with the little Corsair 88r chassis and this is a top choice if you're after something on the small side and quality / price is spot on, I've continued to tweak cable management inside and i'm making better use of the space behind the HDD bays again. The case really is pretty small and really tidy, I've taken a nice pic with a coke can to scale here = https://www.instagram.com/p/BHiNk9_hFSX/ If you building in it be sure to firstly remove any rear slots for gpu etc as these are non-replaceable ones and might hit the mobo while you break them away, break first then fit the mobo.

I've used a smaller motherboard this time, trying out the Gigabyte B150M-HD3 and it's a great little board much like my favourite GA-H110M-S2H. Gigabyte have updated there website with an excellent comparison tool = http://www.gigabyte.com/products/comparison/main.aspx?ck=2 and I really like the way it works, here's how it looks with the two boards side by side here = http://www.gigabyte.com/products/comparison/list.aspx?ck=2&pids=5641,5606 - super easy to read nice work gigabyte!

Hard drive wise I've run into no issues with the recent seagates over my usual WD blue picks so I'm using a Barracuda in this build.

I've stuck with the i5-6500 again and it's a great CPU for sure, if you're wanting to stay VR ready you can downgrade to the i5-6400 and stay above requirements while saving around $30 NZD :) I've also got a great new way to do cable management for the stock CPU intel coolers here = https://www.instagram.com/p/BHdzG-KBJ8t

Next plans for the build are to reduce the PSU down to around 500w and that should (hopefully) free up a little more $ so we can add in some more fans and maybe an aftermarket cooler for the CPU.

  • I've also just finished a variant build of this for an upcoming overwatch tournament in NZ :) It's got a slightly smaller desk footprint in a phanteks Matx EVOLV and i'll get a new PCPP build thinggee done for that one soon \o/

Comments Sorted by:

Geode1010 2 Builds 3 points 33 months ago

Professional pictures, good build, +1

Kiwiman 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Stunning build! +1

KiwiCoon 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

I see you guys are starting to sell through PB tech now ! If I wasn't building my own pc I certainly would buy one of the beauties you are selling.

GoodGamingPC submitter 23 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Thanks, PB have been so great making all the new designs available as pre built in NZ and Ascent just started listing our designs as well! Hopefully one day soon we'll get Mighty Ape as well :)

KiwiCoon 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Looking forward to seeing more wonderful designs, good luck !

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Very professional.

Muhkyle 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Nicely done! Pics are absolutely fantastic, well done. I love seeing nicely put together builds that are under $1k. Excelsior!

derpchosen 3 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Glad you got a 1070! How are your temps for the CPU with just the stock cooler though? Oh and what camera did you take these pictures with because god damn-that's clear.

GoodGamingPC submitter 23 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Thanks! temps on the CPU hit 68 degrees ( I think, pretty sure but sounds so low now... might retest and grab a screenshot) while we did stress testing and that's prime95 + furmark running for 12 hours. The build doesn't use any front fans currently as well. Photos taken from my D3100 which I'm going to try to stick with over the one+ phone I usually use for these :)

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Very clean. Nice job.

Thumbs up!

Jhobbster 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Wow. Im surprised noone rode his *** about the psu.... Good job guys.

GoodGamingPC submitter 23 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

The PSU is a meps certified Zalman sadly only available in NZ, it's very good

Jhobbster 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Oh I see.

TheZyd 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

I have this case too, how did you manage to route the 4+4 pin EPS in the upper-left corner? Wouldn't it be too small?

GoodGamingPC submitter 23 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

There's just enough space for it :) Easiest to do before mobo fitted for sure!

IJTheCuber 1 point 21 months ago

Hey! I'm not sure whether to go with this PSU or the Corsair CX600W which is much more expensive and I'm on a tight budget. If I can have confirmation that this is a decent PSU then I could upgrade my SSD to 250GB and that would really help the build. Is this one working well for you? Let me know :)


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GoodGamingPC submitter 23 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

:) thanks for the reminder!