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Lyoko II

by Fraxtil



Date Published

April 18, 2015

Date Built

April 16, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C


My previous (and first) desktop was a Dell E520, hostname "Lyoko". 1 GB of RAM, 1.7 GHz CPU, and a 160 GB HDD. It's been long overdue for a decommissioning.

I use this machine for web development, programming, basic audio / video production, and StepMania. It runs beautifully and I have no complaints thus far.

Parts not shown in the part list (because I already owned them): CODE 104-Key MX Clear keyboard, Monoprice Over-The-Ear Pro headphones, Western Digital 2TB external HD, Transcend 128MB external SSD.

Part Reviews


This thing is easily the loudest part of the build, but that 5-year warranty is worth it.


Takes longer to turn on than the computer itself, but once it's on it looks great.

There's a paperclip shape molded onto the base, which apparently indicates that the base is magnetic, but it's kind of an eyesore for me.

Comments Sorted by:

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 3 points 47 months ago

Looks good.

TheRealIronSheep 1 point 19 months ago

I saw that you said the paperclip molded into the monitor stand was an eyesore. I have one of these monitors, with another arriving in a few days. I have it as my side monitor, so I'm rarely looking in that direction, so when I saw this review, I thought "wow that's a lot of bull it's not that bad." However, looking at your build (nice build BTW), I can definitely see where you're coming from. I like the feature of having a magnetic portion of the base, but the paperclip is kinda annoying, I'll admit, so I kinda just covered mine up with a fidget spinner aha.

Anyways, nice build, and happy coding (fellow programmer/web developer)!

Fraxtil submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks! To be fair, I stopped noticing the paperclip pretty quickly after finishing my build. My bigger issue with the monitor is that after getting a second one, I immediately noticed the colors are different between the two, despite being the same exact model (and an IPS display, no less).

TheRealIronSheep 1 point 18 months ago

Wow. My colours seem to be the same, but I have a different middle monitor (and will have 3 different bottom monitors that are TN later on, aha), so the colour difference bugs me a bit, though it's not very noticeable most of the time (even whilst triple monitor gaming; all are IPS).