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Midnight Scarlet

by Lewdicrous

Description

I mostly use this PC for college work but I play games on it every so often and I'm able to play on high-ultra settings.

It cost me around $1500 when I built it, that price included shipping.

Didn't know it was the name of a band.. please don't sue me..


Things about the case:

-The front panel is connected to the front I/O in a way that doesn't let you remove it completely, this makes adding a fan and/or cleaning the fan filters a bit of a hassle.

-There is room for 2 x 120mm fans on top, but if you don't add any then dust just falls through the hole (You can cover it with paper or dust filters if you want) they tried to use a 'corrugated' piece of plastic to make it look like a sports car, but that still lets dust fall in.

-The plastic window gets scratched easily so be careful with that.

Other than that, the build works well and it performs nicely under workloads and during gaming.


Fan speeds on quiet mode (idle):

-CPU Fan: ~781 RPM

-System Fan 1: ~676 RPM

-System Fan 2:~652 RPM (2 x fans)

-System Fan 3:~763 RPM

Fan speeds on standard mode (idle):

-CPU Fan: ~850 RPM

-System Fan 1: ~727 RPM

-System Fan 2:~743 RPM

-System Fan 3:~818 RPM

Fan speeds on performance mode (idle):

-CPU Fan: ~920 RPM

-System Fan 1: ~805 RPM

-System Fan 2:~896 RPM

-System Fan 3:~901 RPM

All these speeds where made possible by using APP Center, the speeds were calibrated on SIV.

These speeds will vary depending on CPU and system temps.


All of the four fans in my system are configured as intakes, I made it this was cause the front fans are restricted and I wanted the top fans to push cool air onto the GPU.


Suggestions are always welcome.

Part Reviews

CPU

Does what it's supposed to be doing and does it well at that. My only complaint is the loud fan on the stock cooler.

Motherboard

Has mostly everything I need and is great for it's price point. Would've like at least one more system fan header but nothing a splitter can't fix.

Memory

Hasn't put me down till now, I don't think I've ever seen it jump to 50% usage so I can't say too much about it.

Storage

Fast and reliable, the usual things you look for in an SSD. The system boots fast and all so that's a good thing in my book.

Storage

Haven't been using this much but it's mostly quiet.

Video Card

Works great, amazing graphics and FPS numbers while gaming.

Case

Sturdy and well designed (depends on your taste) Some cons that are to be expected for its price point, but other than that, it's alright.

Power Supply

Turns my PC on and keeps it well fed while I'm using it.

Monitor

They work well, having two increased productivity and procrastination but that's what you get.

Other

Works well, only drawback is the length of the wires but that's a subjective matter.

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antonjetpack 2 points 14 months ago

Get an air cooler that isn't the stock one from Intel, but otherwise, great build!

Lewdicrous submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thinking about changing it but i still didn't decide on which cooler to stick with.

Thank you!

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Lewdicrous submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I was thinking about getting the 'Hyper TX3 EVO' or 'Hyper TX3i' from cooler master but I still didn't decide on that. Thank you!

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Lewdicrous submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I already have it in my inventory (on another site.. sorry ppp) but now I'm eyeing the 212 EVO.. I have a problem... lol

Thanks