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Sapphire Battlestation

by uyenthu2405

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 7, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 6, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

Description

My first time building a PC.

I'd watched a lot of YouTube tutorials to prepare for the build and thought everything would be quite straightforward, but alas I got stuck at cable management and AIO installation. It took me 4 hours in the end, but once I pressed the power button and the PC booted, I was the happiest person in the world.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very good value for performance. Would definitely go AMD again for my future build.

CPU Cooler

As this was my first time using an AIO cooler, installation was a bit difficult. But thanks to YouTube tutorial, everything worked out well. My CPU is currently running at 33 degree Celsius in idle.

Motherboard

It works perfectly with everything in my build. The only minor complaint I have is the orange red LED which does not go with my build color at all. Had to disable it.

Memory

Set up the XMP (or DOCP for AMD) in BIOS and now it's running at advertised speed. RGB LED looks nice but the sync effect is a bit slow compared to other Corsair components.

Video Card

It runs all of the games I want to play @60+ fps on ultra without making too much noise. I also like the LED display (wish I had gone for the RGB one to sync it with the rest of my system though).

Case

The case looks absolutely stunning and provides lots of good cable management options. However, as I had to install 2 SSD and 1 HDD, finding a good spot to install them AND route cables through was a bit tricky.

Power Supply

Pro: It's very quiet and the build quality goes without saying, coming from Seasonic.

Cons: The two SATA cables are grouped together in a weird way, making it very hard for me to route them to my 2 SSD and HDD. Took me forever to set them up. PCIe 6+2pin cables are also grouped together while my GPU only requires one 6+2pin connector. I had no choice but to leave the extra connector just hanging at the front of my case.

Comments Sorted by:

JCookson52 2 points 5 months ago

Lovely build btw.

Also, what are those fans you are using (the led ones)

uyenthu2405 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

They're from Xigmatek (a small brand from Taiwan) so they're pretty cheap - only $8/fan.

Thionite 2 points 4 months ago

Are they customizable LEDs or just blue? I'm looking for a build like yours but a 3 pack of Corsair LL120 RGBs costs $100. Also how are they noise-wise?

uyenthu2405 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

They are customizable (came with a remote controller too) but not addressable from motherboard. They're pretty quiet, I don't hear anything even at night.

CarnageJT 2 points 5 months ago

I have a similar build in mind. Same specs but with a 1070ti for $20 more than your 1070, different case, and a Asus ROG Strix bm4 mobo. Great build in general.

wurpy 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Looks sick. I like the consistent color scheme.

uyenthu2405 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

Raxus__Prime 2 points 3 months ago

you found a way to flex the PC, switch, and PS4 (among other things) in one pic...

Aphaeis 2 points 2 months ago

Beautiful case! Everything looks great

Bongo56 2 points 1 month ago

Gert of Riviera!