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First Build

by Tarawa566



Date Published

Oct. 1, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 13, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

43.0° C


As the name implies, this is my first computer that i built. Assembly went without a hitch, and it posted first try. Ive managed to conservatively OC the CPU to 4.5 ghz with temps staying under 40 for the most part. I know that i probobly should have gone with a 6gb 1060 but for the price, it was totally worth it. I get 60-70 fps on ultra on games like War Thunder and World of tanks. Start up is fast thanks to the SSD, and the TRident Z RGB Ram looks Great! The Motherboard has everything i need, and looks fantastic, as does the NZXT S340 Elite Case.

Part Reviews


Great Value, Great Performance, Great Overclocking, Great CPU! Would Recommend!

CPU Cooler

I got Mine for $60 and Wow, It keeps my i5 7600k Overclocked to 4.5 GHz UNDER 40 Degrees. The White LED looks great too.

Thermal Compound

Didn't Know That my Cooler Master Master Liquid 240 Came with thermal paste, but this works better anyways and was only 5 Bucks. Would Recommend.


Looks great, bios is easy, WiFi and Bluetooth work great. The RGB LED is a nice touch.


Wow, this stuff looks GREAT, it really tied the build together and is super fast too. Well worth it!


Its Fast, It Looks Good, Its Small, Its Cheap(for an SSD), 10/10 would Buy again

Video Card

Looks good, works great, stays quiet, 60fps on everything I play on Ultra


Great Cable management, Great looks, Good Airflow, Great For a Beginner!

Power Supply

It Works, Semi Modular is nice, But i probably will get some cable mod stuff.

EDIT: After 2 Months my computer refused to turn on. I dissembled the system and concluded it was the PSU. I returned it to EVGA and got a new one. Works great now!


Some might not like the Romer-G switches, but I love them, and the appearance and software is top notch!


I have big hands, and use claw grip. This mouse FITS PERFECTLY. Best mouse i have ever used, and the subtle looks are great.


Got these for free and they work great.

Comments Sorted by:

irritablemoth 2 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

I like seeing a computer under the desk. Nice work! +1

Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks! I'm still in high school so I thought that it wouldn't be as distracting to have it (sort of) Concealed.

TL1971 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Not bad, almost like mine.Congratulations.

annasoh323 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

You've got a good, quality build there. Save some dollars here and there and you could upgrade the GPU and monitor and start slaying at higher resolutions or framerates with minimal work. I'll bet you could even squeeze more power out of your CPU if you wanted.

Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks for the feedback! Funnily enough, i'm going to build a computer for my brother in a few months, and he isn't really much of a gamer so i'll give him my 1060 and get a 1070. I checked out your build too, looks great!

annasoh323 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Huh, even more funnily, I just started working on something for my sister and she's also getting a 1060 (EVGA 3GB SC) since the price/performance was there.

Of course, we did just get a Switch too, so we've been getting our Hyrule on. We only have one but we're not kids anymore. Obviously, the adult solution to fighting over the console is to each have our own gaming PC to play other games while we wait :D

waldenjosh617 1 point 18 months ago

Dont let it over heat :/

Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Trust me, the liquid cooler is wayyy overkill for the 7600k.....Just the way I like it

pc_creator07 1 point 18 months ago

very nice build. would recommend subbing the i5 with the ryzen 5 1600 though. Im in high School as well and making my first pc build myself. Planning to post it on this website in the future:)

Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Initially, I was going to go ryzen, and probably will in the future, but I got the i5 for a better price at the time of the build. I’ll probably swap graphics cards or get more storage before I upgrade the cpu :)

scrooge.canavera 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Nice build. I have a question regarding the cpu cooler. I ordered one of those but i'm a bit confused on where the pump cable (3pin) would connect to on the mobo. Any help would be appreciated.

Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I have mine plugged into the CPU header, and it works like a charm! You will need to either examine the mobo really closely, or look at the mobo diagram in the instruction manual to find it, its a 4 pin male normally towards the top, near the cpu, above the ram

scrooge.canavera 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

thanks for the reply. I saw somewhere that I need to plug the 3PIN connector into one of the 4PIN headers omitting the PWM PIN and set the header to DC-mode instead of PWM if you want to set the power to something less than 100%.

Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Hmmmm, i'm not too sure about that, I think the cpu header should be a PWM header.

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Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

lol what

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Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

What makes it weird

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Tarawa566 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

1) I got the cooler for $70 and I overclocked the cpu 2)i dont play too demanding games and its slightly faster than a 1050 ti 3) i have a 1 tb external hdd and the 500gb made sense cost to performance wise 4) the motherboard is rgb and I have a halos rgb which stays blue along with the mobo.

The pics there are really old, that was right after it was completed