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Onyx (First Build)

by ActionJfin

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29 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Dec. 20, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 18, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

First Build :DDD

matte black color scheme

Primary uses (besides general use): gaming, tiny bit of video editing

Prior to building this, I was on a "gaming" laptop that ran BF4 @30 frames on low graphics settings and the Witcher 3 @20 frames on low graphics settings. Now, I can run BF4 at high enough frames to utilize my 144hz monitor and the Witcher 3 at 60+ fps on its highest settings.

I had to decide whether or not to include clearer pictures with a lot of glare on the tempered glass window or slightly fuzzy ones in the dark without glare. (photos without the glass window were included to compensate)

Most of these parts were purchased around the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, so I was able to cram quite a bit into my ~1200$ budget

CPU set to 4.5GHz @1.337 volts

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Keeps my 6600k at 46-47 ° C under load when clocked @4.5GHz....very quiet....80 bucks...not much more I could ask for

Motherboard

looks nice and had a clean & easy to use bios that made overclocking my CPU and setting my RAM speed very easy

Memory

very sleek and easy to set to 3000MHz in the bios

Storage

I boot in 5 seconds. Transferring files is many times faster than when using the old 128GB Kingston SSD I had in my laptop.

Case

high quality materials; cable management was very easy; tempered glass panel is super smexy in person (way better than in pictures)

Power Supply

650w & bronze with sleek/high-quality cables for only 60 bucks

Wireless Network Adapter

Extremely easy to set up; solid connection; black

Comments Sorted by:

Trotterz 1 point 28 months ago

But, can it run Crysis?

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

on a good day

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Exceptionally clean build, it's almost mesmerizing to look at. The motherboard has a minimalist look to it that I think really sets off the lack of visible cables. Very nice, thanks for sharing!

+1

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks :D

JakeTheTwentyDollarCake 1 point 28 months ago

Nice clean looking PC. Just got a job and might build this one whenever I can. Thank you for sharing!

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

:D

Cbray10 1 point 28 months ago

What is the name of that desk

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

It's an IKEA desk that I believe goes by the name of Bekant. However, the version on the IKEA website seems to have had an upgrade in materials. Therefore, the combined table top and legs/support system are more than twice the price they had been previously.

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I read a little more and realized they added an electric height adjustment mechanism. It may still be possible to find the version I got.

Cbray10 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks!!

Pc_Master_Race03 1 point 28 months ago

can it run fallout?

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

easily

ikhsanfadillah_ 1 point 28 months ago

$379 for strix. in my country about $450. ****** poor country

Haz408 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

what voltage do you run the cpu at for 4.5ghz? have a locked voltage or automatic?

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I set it to 1.337 in the bios. That's all I know. Pretty sure it's locked idk.

Val_Perret 1 point 27 months ago

Would it work if I replaced the Mobo with: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard and if I replaced the Graphics Card with: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory

Stupid question but I wanna be sure, is the NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case same as the NZXT S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case?

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

That is the exact same motherboard in my build. Also, you are asking if you should replace the graphics card with the RAM I am using. I hope you misspoke. Otherwise, I would recommend doing some more personal research before doing your own build. And yes, the color of the case does not change it. If you have a budget, feel free to tell me what that amount is, and I can help you out. We don't want you sticking a ram stick in a PCI-E slot.

Val_Perret 1 point 27 months ago

Omg how did I fail that much!! xD

I wanted to ask if i can replace Mobo with: MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard And the GPU with: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card

-Sorry for that huge typo! :P

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

LOL; all g; and yes, you could definitely do that; basically any gpu would be compatible

Val_Perret 1 point 27 months ago

Edit: GPU change to: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card or EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card

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ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

love u too Jacob

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

bro no need to be rude. this is actually a solid build. idk what you on about.

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

dw he's my friend

uberlizard 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

oh ok. Still, the staff might delete the comment.

2 minutes later: yep its gone

ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

lol

manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Please keep it polite.

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Please keep it polite.

RabidApocalypse 1 point 28 months ago

It was a joke, sorry. I know this dude as a friend, lol.

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ActionJfin submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

thanks :)