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by Arathion



Date Published

Sept. 15, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 14, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.835 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C


Edit: 10/28/16. Additional ram has been added, as well as movement of the fans. Added 1 additional 120mm. Updated picture to show this. Backed CPU down to 4.3, and below 1.4 volts. Added a photo of current cpu configuration.

So I am building a his and hers PC set for myself and my wife, since my "professionally built" gaming PC wouldn't make it more than 2 minutes without freezing and had to be RMA'd. Many broken promises, lied time tables, and a return later I decided to just do it myself when I got the time. So here is my portion of the upcoming pair. Mine was red and black to be the color theme, and I chose to go ahead and go ROG with it. Since I had already decided I wanted to go with an asus MB and an asus GPU.

The in-win 509 case isn't listed yet on here. But can be found on new egg. It is a beautiful case, and fairly spacious. Significantly better air flow then their 805 but also very very heavy. 31lbs unloaded. Due to the steel and tempered glass. My completed PC is over 50lbs. Due to the weight of the case I actually had to build my own desk as well. Given that the desks I liked the looks of, were too expensive. I lucked out on the i7-6800k lottery, and was able to get a stable 4.4ghz overclock at only 1.4v and more surprisingly under 100 watts idle and under 200 watts load.

This was both my first attempt at building a custom PC and furniture. Both turned out better than I could have hoped. Though both were really the trial pieces for my wife's. Which will be completed sometime in late October or early November.

Part Reviews


As advertised. A work horse that runs hot, takes a lot of energy. But does the job.

CPU Cooler

Very easy to install, hoses are stiff can be the only complaint but that is also a good thing as far as longevity.


Extremely user friendly BIOS. Fan connection placement leaves a bit to be desired. They are all clustered at the top of the board for the most part.


Paying only for looks. A decision I don't regret as they do look fantastic, once they start working. One stick randomly didn't light up for 3 minutes, worked fine as memory just no lighting effect. Performance wise they are sub par compared to any other memory, most at half the price. Their XMP profile is buggy, and manual overclocking was required to make use of them.


Having to manually change the formatting to install an OS is a bit annoying on a fresh build.

Video Card

An absolute beast. Easily over clocked, well made, lower power consumption. No complaints.

Power Supply

Stable, well built, plenty of connections.

Optical Drive

Cheap, does its job well.

Operating System

Its a light operating system. Filled with ads, pop ups, dozens of background services you have to manually disable. But its basically the only choice out there at this point.

Case Fan

Without any vibration mounts, no vibration. Quiet at normal operating speeds.

Case Fan

Without any vibration mounts, no vibration. Quiet at normal operating speeds.

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spade312 1 Build 3 points 30 months ago

That red is sweet. Gotta see what that beauty looks like.

Arathion submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Should be sometime late october early nov waiting for a few things to get back in stock.

JoshuaPet 2 points 30 months ago

never put beast as a name for a pc

Arathion submitter 1 Build 3 points 30 months ago

Using never or always, is unwise. But my wife named it beast, and hers beauty. Almost always listen to your wife.

rhali8 2 Builds 3 points 30 months ago


Careful ;)

Arathion submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago


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confuzledandlost 40 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

I dig the color scheme, looks nice!

You might want to look into adding a second set of RAM to take advantage of the Quad Channel capabilities on that MOBO, looks a bit odd with only two sticks lol +1 from me though!

Arathion submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Does look rather lopsided. I intend to add a second set definitely, as well as an SLI setup for the 1070 (hence the 1000w) but given the price of the ram I chose, and that I have to build another PC. Those were set aside as upgrades later down the road.

H3rr3gud 3 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Sweet build! Can I ask you what voltage would be required to get 4.3Ghz? I'm getting 4.3Ghz @ 1.25. I cant get 4.4 @1.3... If I need to go to 1.4 to get 4.4Ghz i don't really think it's worth it... And the temperatures also seem to be very low considering the amount of voltage you put in that thing :)

Arathion submitter 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

Howdy, I have uploaded updated photos of the build as well as the current CPU/GPU settings. To get 4.4 I was seeing a max voltage of 1.41, with it usually hovering around the 1.33-1.37 range. While stable, like you, I wasn't a fan of the voltage. When I added the additional memory, I backed it down to where it is currently at in the screen shot you see. That is taken after about 2 hours of playing WoW: Legion on ultra settings. I tend to keep the fans on 70 percent, because I like the way they look and the case is fairly silent. The rad pump is set for performance, and is around 2800+ rpm when in use. The case currently has 4 120mm intake fans which blow onto the rad. Rad has 2 140mm set in pull configuration. As well as 2 140mm exhaust, one rear that is pulling from the top rad fan. One below, that is pulling from the bottom rad fan as well as GPU. The room I operate in never reaches above 70 degrees, as it is a small room that is intended for PC use and the temp is monitored.

H3rr3gud 3 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Thanks for a very detailed response!

extremespider01 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

What monitor do u have? If u have a 60hz one do u notice screen tesring when gaming, since u have a gtx 1070?

Arathion submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Just 60hz, its just a flat screen television. I notice no screen tearing. The rig was designed to be VR and 4k proof, while waiting for the 4ks monitors to become more reasonable this Christmas hopefully.

Jason2016 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I got the Gtx 1060 and if you want absolutely no screen tearing then this is the monitor you want ASUS ROG PG278Q Black 27". Im getting 135fps with vsync of and gsync on.

martin4884 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I was planing on going with the same gpu/mobo you have setup but, decided to go with 4 core cpu.

Arathion submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

When I ordered custom built gaming pcs about 4 months ago for my wife and I, that is what I originally went with. After having the bad experience with mine (the company not the setup), and deciding to build myself I went this route. My wife does some graphics design and video processing so it was the eventual route for her anyway.

Dray_Gon 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Nice build you got there. I was wondering, How much power supply does it take? And will you be planning to get high watt items to use that 1000W power supply?

Arathion submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

The intention is to get a second 1070 and run it in SLI. Under load presently with the overclocks in place on the gpu and cpu it is about 600w with the single 1070. Given what the card pulls presently, the second will put it in the 800w range. You want to have head room for spikes etc. Without the overclock it is at about 450w under load.

Dray_Gon 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Sounds like a good plan! Thanks for responding.

DayQuil_Man 1 point 30 months ago

Sweet build +1.

How's gaming with the 6800k? I'm looking to get it for my next build.

Arathion submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I have seen no issues. Between it and the graphics card it has handled everything i have thrown at it on max settings. To be honest, there aren't a lot of cpu reliant games. Even maxed, the cpu is hardly using much of it's power.

coolarj10 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Awesome build, that RAM looks so awesome. Did you have to do tweaking to get it to perform at standard speed right out of the box, or only when you tried overclocking it? In other words - if I buy it, will it work right out of the box as regular RAM but with the cool lighting effects?

Arathion submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

It will work as ram out of the box the tweeking was only in relation to the xmp profile and it's over clocking. As for the lighting effect, one stick took sometime to light about five minutes. There is a very soft whine from the tesla coils. I just completed my wife's build, beauty. Out of her six sticks of this ram, different colored, one had such a high pitch whine it could be heard through head phones and had to be returned. The light effect is awesome, but comes with risk as the build quality of the tesla seems hit or miss. Out of 10 sticks I have had 2 bad ones.