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Straight outta Hoth

by g0vernor

15
5 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 1, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.3GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

This is my stormtrooper build, went with a white & black theme. Building took a few hours, but boy how exited I was. The experience, it was superb! Everything booted and worked when I pressed the power button, which was great. Heard that the B150M's have first time booting problems, but mine worked like a charm. I installed windows, but I don't have a network cable so i can't install updates yet. I may actually buy a USB Wi-Fi dongle, we'll see.

I will update with more pictures soon, as well as temps and gaming performance.

Part Reviews

CPU

For people who don't plan to overclock, this is a huge handful of number crunching power.

Motherboard

Works great, I had no issue's whatsoever with it. Has some cool white led backlighting. No m.2 or special features, but a great basic good looking board that's easy to work with. Manual was a huge book full of knowledge aswell.

Memory

Great pair of DDR4-2133 memory.

Storage

Holy donkey balls how fast this is!!

Video Card

Got it with a great price from a local shop, works like a charm. No backplate. :(

Case

Unbeatable cable management possibilities, looks slick as hell aswell.

Power Supply

Silent, and has all the necessary connectors for a single gpu setup.

Comments Sorted by:

Scorpiiious 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Wow. I'm surprised you have no comments on here but 8 likes :S

I think you did very well. Good job! :)

By the way, hows your new graphics card?

g0vernor submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

The 960 is, well, okay-ish, but I feel like if I had gone with 970 I would have gotten better price-to-performance. Still, I get 60 fps everywhere, 40 on the division with high settings., 300 in csgo, and because I got a 144hz monitor, csgo really feels butter smooth. It really is a monster compared to the laptop I had before, which had a gt 635m.

CptGump 1 point 16 months ago

Are you still thinking you should have gotten the gtx 970?

joelplt82 1 point 18 months ago

Nice build. I am building the same computer this weekend. I got the skylake 6600 and the gtx 960 4gb. I felt like keeping the wattage low, so I avoided the amd r9 380, even though it may be more powerful. I am running on a 430 watt power supply it should be a low power consumption beast.

g0vernor submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Yes, I got this build because it is efficient in terms of power. I almost went with a 430W Seasonic, but this was a bit more and a lot better, and I have a bit heardroom, because I am planning on getting the new generation AMD card when they launch.