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All Purpose Low Noise Monster

by zXTechnoWolf

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Date Published

June 29, 2016

Date Built

April 27, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

57.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.284 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.332 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

Description

Fits the bill for any purpose and works beautifully. Case is essentially silent, as with all 8 chassis fans on max is still drowned out by my room's fan. I have had zero issue with heating, all components so far stay at normal ranges during stress testing. May seem a bit excessive, but this rig is capable of ultra settings on 1680p in games, streaming, recording/video editing, anything you can think up this computer can handle, while staying quiet the whole time. The monitor and headphones are things we had on hand already, but both work really well.

Part Reviews

CPU

Ridiculous overclocking power, easily handles up to 4.8 GHz stable under air cooling without issue. Multicore tasks are extremely efficient, and single core power is absurd. Well worth the cost.

CPU Cooler

This fan, while bulky, really does its job well. Actually fit rather neatly into my full tower case with plenty of room, and so far it remains silent while keeping my overclocked CPU at low temps

Motherboard

BIOS is extremely well done, with simple overclocking, intuitive security settings, and monitoring/tuning for fans, RAM and CPU

Storage

Super fast SSD is simply incredible. Read/Write speeds are outrageous, especially with Samsung's RAPID feature.

Video Card

For as much as people complained about this card online, it does its job rather well. Unless you're going for a 4k monitor, there's no reason to think this card will underperform. So far I haven't found a game I can't run over 100 fps at max settings with my 120hz 1680p monitor. There wasn't much room for overclocking, but the card has a decent clock speed to begin with.

Case

This case is huge, which means parts fit in easily and there is plenty of room for airflow. Cable management could be a bit less crowded by the PSU but its not too in the way.

Case Fan

These fans are both strong and quiet, so having 5 of them doesn't mean that I have to hear it.

Keyboard

Didn't feel like throwing out an extra $30 for the RGB but this does not disappoint. Lighting is reactive and very customizable, the keyboard is comfortable to use and responds well to high speed typing and input.

Mouse

Great mouse, tracks well, and the positionable function keys work great. Mine has an all black design that looks amazing.

Comments Sorted by:

Iron_Knickers 1 Build 2 points 32 months ago

Excellent build! You incorporated many of the parts that I use in my build actually, (the PSU, both storage drives, and the cpu)

The ONLY thing I would change if I were you before you got this build, was to buy an R9 390 instead of a GTX 970. The only cons to the R9 390 is that it does run hotter and draws more power, but otherwise it has better performance, more VRAM, and async computing, beating the pants off of GTX 980's in ashes of the singularity and other maximized Dx 12 games.

zXTechnoWolf submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I've heard plenty on the back and forth about R9s versus the 970, but with one monitor that isn't even 1080p the vram is pretty useless. Other than that I've seen comparisons that mark them around the same performance. Besides, when I got all this together it was one week before the 1080 announcement. Guess who's getting an upgrade :3

Iron_Knickers 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Ooh sort of a waste of money but nice lol

SlyKies 1 point 32 months ago

4.8 with a 212 eve on a 6700k, that's impressive

zXTechnoWolf submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Is the 4.8 really that impressive on the 6700? When the motherboard's tuner was going through the auto setup it actually got two cores to 4.9 before crashing on the third

camdaman 1 point 32 months ago

Excellent choices but how are your fans are they really quiet mine arent are yours set for silent in bios i cant seem to get mine really quiet ......... the box even says quiet edition

zXTechnoWolf submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

How many fans are you running? Depending on the amount yours may be running at full speed to keep up. Your case also makes a difference, airflow is important. I have 8 fans running, and unless I'm doing something intensive (parts heat up fast) then they are all on low power or off. It may seem excessive but it keeps noise down while cooling is consistent. If you don't have enough cooling going on, your fans may be maxing out all the time and making more noise than needed. Check your setup and make sure you have adequate airflow throughout.

archlinuxos 4 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Sounds like you won the silicon lottery by a lot! Silent cooling on a 4.8GHz 6700K??? Nice!

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

1680p? Wow, sounds even better than 4k.

zXTechnoWolf submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

1680p is the future, 4k is obsolete.

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