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First time building a pc




Date Published

Oct. 13, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 5, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.126 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.91 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


CPU is OC'd to 4.5 - base vcore of 1.2 with a -10 offset and a max voltage of 1.264 after running aida64 and intel burn tests for long periods of time. GPU has a+160 to the core clock and a +450 to the memory. usually sits at 2126 ghz but sometimes it sits at 2139 depending on the test/game. CPU is around 50c under load (max I've seen is 55) and the gpu is around 58 (max so far is 60). I've got the front intake fan running faster than the exhaust fans in attempt to create some positive pressure. There's only 2 fan connections on the mobo so the top/front are connected to port 1 and the rear/top are connected to port 2.

Part Reviews


OC'd to 4.5 with a -0.010 offset...base vclock of 1.2 and a max of 1.264 after heavy testing. idle temp is around 35c and the max temp I've seen is 55c

CPU Cooler

Does a great job so far - not noticeably loud to be honest. This thing is huge though...made the mistake of mounting it to the mobo before mounting the mobo in the case...found out the hard way that those grills are very very sharp haha. when I first opened the package it seemed very complicated but was pretty easy once I started.


putting the IO shield on this thing was awful...had to bend all of these little tabs out of the way. I dislike where the fan connections points are...my front intake fan couldn't reach the nearest connection point and it has a fairly decent lengthed cable. it has a cool orange breathing LED but I have that turned off as it doesn't match my color scheme. I'm not sure if this is a mobo or windows 10 issue but my default sound kept switching from hdmi to the realtek driver and the only way to get it back to hdmi would be to reboot the computer...this hasn't happened since switching the hdmi to my gpu.

Video Card

I picked this up for $389 (plus tax). I have a +160 OC which makes in run between 2126-2139 depending on the game/test with the max temp only hitting 58c (that's with a custom fan curve). At idle it usually sits between 40-45c depending on the room temperature. the memory has a +450 oc putting it at 8900ish. All OCing was done through Precision XOC. So far I haven't encountered any coil whine. The fans are a little loud when under gaming load but I purposely cranked-up the fan curve to keep the card from ever hitting 60c...plus with the tv volume at a relatively average volume I can't hear the fans at all (however I am sitting about 7-10 feet from the pc). I have it set so the fan turns off when the card is below 45c (the factory setting is 40c). the only thing I used the gigabyte software for was to change the LED's then I just uninstalled it. I honestly can't think of any complaints so far...I guess the only thing is no SLI and the power target can only be increased to 111%.


Nice case with lots of room to work with. My biggest complaint is that the front 120mm fan cord was too short to reach either of the connection points on my mobo so I had to use the big 4-pin connectors and link the fans together. would have been nice if there was a place to mount another case fan on the bottom by the power supply. the front grill is very hard to pull off (felt like I was going to break it). the blue led's stand out but aren't way too bright or over the top. even though there's only the 1 front intake fan I seem to get really good airflow in my case. the window has 2 places where fans can be mounted - I kind of wish it was just one solid piece of plastic without the grills as I don't plan on mounting anything on these...more than likely I'll find two transparent filters to mount on these.

Case Fan

2 fans for dirt cheap - the led's perfectly matched the ones in my case. Not loud at all. The mounting screws/holes in fans that came with them are awful though...required some brute force to get those puppies in. I'm using both of them as exhaust fans but I haven't really tested yet how much air they're actually moving

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Frozzty 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

This is really cool =)

FLOYDIE submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Nice OC, thanks for posting the OC stats. Wish more people did!

FiveLive 1 point 30 months ago

Great Build. I had the same case and it really doesn't fit your build. This build deserves a better case. I upgraded to the P400 Eclipse. Maybe look into it. +1

FLOYDIE submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

ya that is a really nice looking case...maybe in the future I'll look into it

Pie_Inspector 1 point 29 months ago

Was that GPU a tight fit with that case? Looks like it came close to the hard drive bay. Planning on getting the same GPU and case.

Dynasty5 0 points 30 months ago

Nice build! You should look into getting another 1060 for SLI...

Wolfemane 7 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

not sure if trolling or not...

Dynasty5 2 points 30 months ago


MannyPCs 1 point 30 months ago


xiurobert 0 points 30 months ago

you can't SLI 1060

Dynasty5 1 point 30 months ago

I know, that was the joke LOL

You guys are hilarious

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

4-Way 1060 ;)

Dynasty5 2 points 30 months ago