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The Kraken

by mhshaon98

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63 Comments

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Date Published

Oct. 8, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 26, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.721 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

Description

       First off, there's no reason behind the name, it just sounds cool. So, this is my first ever build and I am damn proud of myself. I have been planning and researching about PC builds for the last 4 months and I believe I have watched over 100 PC builds on youtube; even the detailed long ones. The hardest part for me was choosing between 1440p and 4K. You can easily build a 4K capable PC with this budget but many don't consider the cost of the monitor in their budget and I did the same thing. But then my budget went over 3500 and the parts were all entry-level parts. I then moved down to 1440p and it was the best decision I ever took. I got some sick looking high-end parts and had the budget left to improve the aesthetics of my setup as well. I was really nervous about the building process and my hands were literally shaking once the build was done and I had to power it on in fear that it won't post and might have damaged something while building. Thankfully, no problems occurred and everything went really smooth. I know the parts are kinda overkill for gaming and for a beginner like me but I wanted to go all out and wanted it to look aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. And huge thanks to the r/pcmasterrace and r/buildapcsales , they helped a lot and I saved around 200-250$ with those sales. Overall, I am really happy with my setup and I finally can game at 90-100fps on ULTRA on the highest demanding games out there. That's everything I ever asked for. And, I didn't overclock anything, I might do it down the line. Also, ask me anything and I will hopefully reply. Peace out!

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nmaciver 11 points 18 months ago

Probably my favorite color scheme I have seen so far, sweet build!!

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks man...glad that it's your favorite!

avengedJC 3 points 18 months ago

+1. Looks so nice. Especially how you've matched the colours of the RGB components to your wallpaper!

It's a little bit of a shame that the green on the speakers doesn't quite match... could you paint them the aqua/turquoise or orange colour?

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you so much for the +1 and I don't think there's an option to change the colors on the speakers other than to manually take a paintbrush and color it so I'll probably have to go with it.

AmericanX 3 points 18 months ago

Love the color scheme, and I always love seeing the Ornata Chroma on here. One of the most underrated keyboards imo. :) good build

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks man and I love this keyboard so much...those clicky sounds are satisfying!

iMoonTiger 3 points 17 months ago

Beautifully done, great setup too. This is serving as inspiration for my own build. Enjoy your awesome computer, dude! +1

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks a lot, man. Can't wait to see yours!

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

This thing looks amazing. The monitor and the 1440p 144hz monitor suites it perfectly. its crazy overkill for most stuff, but stilll great. Why didn't you go for a 1080ti by the way (not that you need it)

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Yeah, just like you said, I don't need it. 1080 is more than enough for 1440p ultra gaming so I didn't see any point going for the ti version. And thanks man!

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Yeh good point, I bed gaming looks incredible

7x8 2 points 18 months ago

Looks beautiful. Great build.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

nubybuilder 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Amazing system you got there. The colors and lighting of these photos are perfect. +1

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks, dude!

N0_N4M3 2 points 18 months ago

looking super fresh

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank You!

Drente 2 points 18 months ago

Nice sleeve job you bought there. I am not a fan of the rgb movement, but this one is alright : ) gg

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Well, they cost me 55 bucks so they better be good!

AllBlvck 2 points 18 months ago

Absolutely beautiful.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!!!

Wolklung 2 points 18 months ago

mmmm... those colours look fresh.

Thanks for sharing.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks and welcome?

jdukes96 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

You've completely shattered my first PC build (which I just posted the other day), but I mean you DID have like 3 times my budget :p haha. I'm not gonna lie, besides the top of the line parts, the highlight of this build for me is the NZXT CPU cooler. That thing is freaking gorgeous. If I could, I'd get it in a heartbeat. I LOVE this thing, +1

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I am sorry for that dude and Thanks for the +1..No hard feelings eh?

jdukes96 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Yeah of course! I'm saying I love your build, no worries :)

Jorgy1234 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Hey man your setup looks greasy! I’m deciding between the 24 inch or 27 inch version. A lot of reviews say the 24 inch is too small for 1440p but I don’t plan on sitting that far away and the 165hz seems more future proof than 144hz. I’m planning on waiting (if it’s in next month or two) for the Volta GPU so 165 FPS might b achievable down the road. My question is do you wish you would have gone with the 27 inch version instead of the 24 or does the 24 feel just right? There’s a deal for 349 on the 24 inch and 379 for the 27 inch.

Also my setup is my first and it’s almost the exact same as yours! Great minds think alike haha

LordJackie98 1 point 18 months ago

Is the monitor too small or is it a perfect size? I just brought it(did not received it yet) and was thinking if the 24" is a bad choice then again I don't feel like spending an extra 400$ CAD for a 27". Heard the 24" is better since it helps your awareness more and there's more PPI than a 27". Only cons I found is the scaling which shouldn't be a deal breaker.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

This is the perfect size for me...right at the sweet spot. The 27" looks really big and as far as I know, the colors are washed out on that and also the ppi is horrible. This is the perfect monitor once you tweak the color setting and once you go G-sync you never go back!

TheTempler 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build man, i love the color scheme! im guessing youre using the g skill program to change the RGB on your sticks? thats something i need to get around to.

Awesome man! one of my favorite builds

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks man and I use the Asus aura sync. However for some reason whatever preset I set, it resets everytime I put tvr the computer to sleep or restart it. This has been really frustrating.

SynnabiS 1 point 18 months ago

One of my favourite build, Sexy <3

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks man...means a lot!

VibratoryGold7 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build, but it would be nice to see some more photos of the overall computer, and the case

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I will definitely do that once I am free which is I don't know when but very soon...

iMoonTiger 1 point 17 months ago

What's that wallpaper?

raunakchat 1 point 17 months ago

How will you manage the storage. 525Gb isn't that much today.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Yeah, it isn't. I will add storage down the line. I didn't need a lot of storage, to begin with.

Nachtmsk 1 point 17 months ago

Hey, Do you have any overheating issues? I’ve heard that this case can get pretty hot.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

No, my system runs very cool and quiet. It could be also because it's freezing where I live but I haven't had any problems during the warm days as well.

Zachwils2 1 point 17 months ago

hey before i say anything i just want to say, your setup is straight up eye candy. anyways i wanted to ask, is there much difference between the EVGA ftw2 1080 when compared to the EVGS ftw 1080? the second version is currently cheaper and i was wondering what the differences are.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks for the comment man. Really appreciate it. And for the graphics card, I think the FTW2 has better cooling than the FTW version and I do not remember if it had a higher clock speed, if it did, I don't think it was that significant.

r0pe 1 point 16 months ago

Did you use the original case fans? Are they quite enough?

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Yeah, I used the original case fans and they seem pretty quiet. I didn't have any problems.

PatrekurMH 1 point 16 months ago

What fans did you use? and how many. I am building a similar pc and was wondering do you use 2x 8 pin custom cables for your gpu or something else because the gtx 1080ti im buying uses 2x 8 pin connector but I like the looks of your evga card better and if I need to buy different custom cables for the evga card or stick to the 2x 8 pin connectors.

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I used the case fans and I might upgrade in the future. And, I used 2x8 pin custom cables for my GPU. So you can stick to the same 2x8 pin connectors as well. Hope this helps.

PatrekurMH 1 point 16 months ago

Is your case black or silver or gray?

mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

it's gray.

I_got_you 1 point 15 months ago

what are the speakers like? thinking of getting the cr3 or cr4s. going to do a Razer build in the near future and cant decide between these or the razer leviathan(?spellcheck?)

Nish21 1 point 14 months ago

How can I find that wallpaper??

Chazzzaa 1 point 13 months ago

very nice

Ametista 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Gorgeous and clean build!

TarikDurak 1 point 12 months ago

(+1) I really like the look of this setup, especially the color scheme. I might have to give it a go once my nzxt kraken x62 arrives. I'm in the market for a new monitor but I can't seem to wrap my head around what I'd purchase. I'm currently still using this cheap Samsung 24 inch 1080P 60Hz monitor (s24f350fhu).

I like the look of the Dell very much as it has a non-gamer look which I very much appreciate. The price difference between the 24 inch and 27 inch model in my country is, needless to say quite ridiculous. (A difference of up to 140-200 euros even for just a couple inches).

Are u satisfied with the size of the monitor at 1440p? I've seen a large amount of people say that 27 inches is the best size for 1440p, not 24 inches.

RagingGamer1358 1 point 10 months ago

I hope ya don't mind but ima gonna steal that monitor for one of my builds...... so just leave your house keys under the welcome mat please.....

jk

Lexiius 1 point 10 months ago

The build and setup looks completely astonishing and it just blows my mind that this is your first PC build. With that, may I ask which desk you are using in this setup because it seems to work well with the LED strips you have mounted in the back. Anyways, thank you and apply for TechSource's Setup Wars if you haven't already, you might get the seal of approval.

yousha 1 point 9 months ago

AMAZING

yousha 1 point 9 months ago

Does the keyboard have individually-backlit keys

yousha 1 point 9 months ago

What length desk did you use?

jaspirz 1 point 6 months ago

Love it!

What desk are you using?

BenTheAryan 1 point 3 months ago

+1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1

tylervandersall18 1 point 2 months ago

DAMN. have you considered entering to setup wars by techsource??? not only is the pc insane, and it looks great, but the whole setup is amazing. good work man! i wish i could +1 more than 1 time.

Forenzyhd 0 points 5 months ago

Can I have it :,( plz

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mhshaon98 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks for the comment. The keyboard is clicky but trust me it's much quieter than the Cherry Blue mechanical keyboards. My room-mate has one of those and it pisses me off whenever he starts typing on it. So, I think grabbing this keyboard won't piss any of your friends off.