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Snowstorm

by TheHammerLukas

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43 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Dec. 22, 2015

Date Built

Nov. 27, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

  • First PC build ever
  • White/ish build
  • 5h build time
  • Runs nicely
  • Sry for the sometimes blurry images

  • Changes

  • 12/25/2015 Tried to fix GPU sag but didnt work (Will get PVC Tube to fix the sag)
  • 12/28/2015 Fixed the GPU sag with a wooden stick
  • 12/28/2015 Got a Wireless Keyboard , Xbox 360 wireless Controller and a TV so i can play games while lying in my bed (Need to get a Steam Link)
  • 01/07/2016 Steam Link arrived and i linked it up to my TV via ethernet
  • 01/19/2016 Saving up for a Steam Controller
  • 01/19/2016 Cleaned the dust filters of my PC and removed the one on top of the case, now my GPU runs 20°C cooler than before since there isnt any air blocked by the filter anymore
  • 01/28/2016 Changed the front panel fans to Corsair Air Series SP120 ones
  • 06/09/2016 Changed my MSI R9 390x to an MSI 980ti for VR-Games (HTC-Vive)
  • 06/12/2016 refunded my 980ti and got a 1070 from MSI
  • 07/20/2016 Overclocked my CPU to 4.5 MHz
  • 08/01/2016 HDD died
  • 08/10/2016 Now got a WD Black instead of the Seagate one i had before
  • 10/05/2017 Finally picked up a HTC-Vive

Part Reviews

CPU

Very fast CPU. It´s a beast.

CPU Cooler

Keeps my CPU very cool (15°C in Idle). Nice big cooler.

Thermal Compound

Good thermal paste.

Motherboard

Very nice features and good Interface.

Memory

Quite fast RAM will upgrade to 32GB though.

Storage

High quality, sometimes get a bit loud but thats normal for High-Performance HDD i guess.

Video Card

Really nice card, very low temps.

Power Supply

Actually got the 1000W version of it I know its OP for this setup but well :D

Case Fan

Quiet AND Powerfull

Keyboard

Nice Keyboard with cool looking lighting features

Comments Sorted by:

Barnabus 1 Build 5 points 38 months ago

Good looking build! Love the white case :)

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

Thanks Dude :D I could have gone with the black case but i think the white looks cooler :D And I could have done better on cable managemant but it works so why should i fix it XD

RockinCowboy 0 points 38 months ago

Better cable management means better airflow which means cooler temps

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

Yeah i know. But it actually looks worse on the pictures than it is :D Thx for the tips

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 38 months ago

Hell yeah!! I'm digging the gpu prop rod. I hate the card sag too. I wedged a piece of a cd in my daughter's pc to try to hide a prop and hold the long gtx770. Still crossing fingers that it won't damage the mobo from the strain on the sata ports on wedged it between. I'll try to add that photo. I really like your build. +1.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TxK8TW see picture 20 at the sata ports where the gpu card has a shiny looking spot. Kind of looks like a knife.

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

thank you :D like i said i fixed it with the wooden stick and it works pretty nice :D

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

I like the wooden stick. My deal will probably damage the motherboard eventually.

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

maybe ... I dont know since this is my first build and iam new to the whole pc building stuff. Just get a wooden stick and saw it to the right length and put it under the gpu, there will be no need to glue or screw it to the case or the gpu since the force of the gpu sag will hold it in place. u could even get a pencil or something like that.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Yeah the piece of cd wedged in to hold the 770 has held it for 2 years now. Maybe it won't cause a problem.

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

yeah it will be ok i guess.

Chuck38 3 Builds 2 points 38 months ago

Nice build! Have you tried overclocking that i7 yet?

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

no i dont know how overclocking works and iam afraid that i will break something :( thx for looking at my build

Chuck38 3 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

That's fine, I was just curious.

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I could actually activate a switch on my mobo and it would automatically dial in an overclock for me but so far i dont need it :D

lerbuddey 1 point 38 months ago

Cool build, really love it, but you might want to check the gpu sag it looks like it could cause damage to the PCI-E slot in the future.

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

u know anything i could do that doesnt look bad against the sag? Thx for looking at my build

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I can push my GPU up like 5 mm may it cause damage or will it be fine?

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I fixed the sag now :D

lerbuddey 1 point 38 months ago

sorry I didn't respond, I haven't looked at pc part picker in a few days. Awesome, It is a really nice build.

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

No Problem dude :D Thanks for taking another look at my build :D

dns637 1 point 38 months ago

how can you not manage the cables w/ that much space inside that case?

o well who cares lol

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

It actually looks horrible behind the mobo tray XD

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

I've seen much much worse cable management. This one is fine. I mean I've also seen much better, but it looks like the area is free enough to cool well and not like freaking spaghetti piled on top of a motherboard.

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

yeah thats right. Air can go all the way to the CPU cooler and my GPU and i actually run my CPU cooler at 700rpm and i get 30°C in Idle. I think thats not too bad

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Shoot that is great.

superexplosions 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Hey, thanks for commenting on my build :D

My best advice for you is to deal with the graphic card. Notice it slightly sags down due to how heavy it is.

Try putting a pencil (sharpen it to the right size) or some kind of object in the outside corner so it stays stable. The gold connector (on the GPU that connects to the PCI slot) might be damaged over long periods of time (I think) so it wouldn't hurt if it had additional support.

Enjoy your new build for the 2016 year !!

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Thanks dude. Which corner do you mean? The corner at the window? I noticed the sag earlier but didnt bother with it. But now I think i gotta do something to fix it .

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

BTW I tried to push my gpu up a bit and it can only push it like 4-5 mm so is it really that horrible or will it just be fine? Thanks for your comment :D I can take any tips for pc building since iam very new to it :D

superexplosions 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I'm not really experienced with PC building either. I pushed it up so it was parallel to well ... the floor lol

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Ok thanks for the tips tho and thx for commenting

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I fixed the sag now :D

MrHmbhkhk 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Good build there, love the case +1. Thanks for checking my build too :D

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thank you :D

Mattox 1 point 33 months ago

Do you have any ram clearance issues with the Dark Rock cooler?

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Nope all fine. Although keep in mind its Low Profile Ram :D

Siopao.lo 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Hey nice build. I want to build a PC for myself and I saw that you have the same cpu cooler and mobo that I plan to use. Is there any clearance issues between them?

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

nope no issues.

Siopao.lo 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Great! Thanks!!

170fin 1 point 32 months ago

Hi nice build. I've the same case, CPU & MOBO as you ~ Curious of temps with this cooler under load?

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

Its ~30°C and ~700 RPM in idle and with all cores being on 100% load it maxes out at 55°C and ~850 RPM fan speed.

170fin 1 point 31 months ago

Cheers. Nice temps, now I'm kinda tempted by this cooler. I take it your running CPU at factory settings. 1400 - 1700 RPM = 13.2 - 26.1 dbA is a selling point too.
What was it like to install?

TheHammerLukas submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Installing this on my own would have been really hard but if you get help from somebody else it will be quite easy. Yes I´m running at factory clock speed.

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gamerred 1 point 38 months ago

Changing what you say slightly doesn't mean it's not spam