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Virtue

by MeanieMartini

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16 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 17, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.51GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.11GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

Absolutely love this computer and all the parts in it. The only thing I'm going to change is the GPU. When I build my wife rig she's going to get this one and I will get a 1080 version of this one. Just a little info for this AIO cooler. If your mounting in the front you'll have to remove the bottom plate where the HDD's are located. Otherwise it won't fit at all without drilling your own holes.

CineBench R15 - 1044 cb '' '' GPU- 134.18 fps Fire Strike Extreme - 8316 Fire Strike - 15865

Part Reviews

CPU

This chip is an absolute best. I came from the AMD FX-9590 to this and OMG this thing is awesome. Super smooth with plenty of power for anything I could possibly want to do. I used the mobo overclocker and it clocked it to 4.8GHz without any trouble. If your really good at overclocking I'm sure you can break 5GHz without trying.

CPU Cooler

To start this cooler is absolutly wonderful. The waterblock and tubes are incredibly well put together. Highly recommend this to anyone looking at getting a solid AiO cooler. There are only a couple things I have a problem with. The RGB lighting in the pump looks great on the logo but the ring that goes around it disappoints me. Instead of having a seamless transition for colors, it have a block look when its rotating colors. The stock fans that came with it haven't shown me any reason to doubt them. One thing that I wasn't a very big fan of the preloaded profiles that came with the software. I created my own profile for the fans so they have a more gently step-up compared to their silent profile. Other than those small things it's a wonderful cooler.

Motherboard

I'm gonna be honest I really only bought this board because of the look, it's a wonderful board none the less. Unfortunately I don't use all the features on it but it is a easy board to hook everything into and looks great too.

Video Card

Extremely power card and quiet at the same time. The software used to overclock it is very easy to set up and get working. Just make sure you have it set to turn on everytime you power on or just make sure to manually turn it on when you power on. One thing I really like is that its very very quiet even at max power. It has little to no problem pushing all of the Triple A games out at max preset settings. I highly recommend this GPU for anyone looking to replace an old card.

Case

This case is absolutely beautiful for putting a custom build in. The screws holding the 2 tempered glass side panels on are very strong and secure feeling. They have very good rubber grommets on them to make sure there is no metal on glass contact when tightening them down. One thing I'm not a big fan of is the fact you can't put fans on the outside of the sliding rail on the top of the cage. For me that sliding rail didn't make much sense because I didn't use it but for someone it's probably a nice feature. When it comes to mounting a rad in the front of the case I was rather bothered that I had to remove not only the plate covering the hard drives but that I also had to remove the mounting hardware in all. So after its done you can't mount your hard drives in the front because of that. It would of been nice for there to be different mounting hole to put the rad up higher in the front but oh well. The basement only partly covering the power supply is a nice touch in my opinion. Be very careful when it comes to doing cable management. when it comes to doing management do it as you go. DO NOT wait till the end and just manage it then, you'll be hating life. Once it's all said and done, after its all built and put on its pedestal this thing is gorgeous to look at. Tempered glass is beautiful to look at especially when you have a little led lighting in it.

Power Supply

It's completely overkill for this build I'm fully aware of it, but YOLO MOFOS. I happened to buy it for 185 bucks and couldn't pass that up. Being able to have something that powers anything I could ever have and not have a fan turn on is kinda what I wanted.

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Vreaker12 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice, powerful build!

MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks.

CallOfSnowGolem 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Like how the led strip is placed

MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Just wished they were a little longer but hey I can always add.

alanoc 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Nice, this is so close to the build I'm thinking of doing. You going to overclock it?

Also on the front for fans.. do you think you could fit a 3rd 140mm fan.. ive seen some custom builds that did.

Its funny same price but I ended putting more into GPU and monitor. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/alanoc/saved/b4Lpgs

MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

No you can't fit a 3rd 140mm, at least without modding the front part. I plan of getting MSI's 1080 here in the coming months, the 1070 is the one I already had. As far as over clocking I just went into the board tweaker and it auto tuned it to 4.8 and I'm superbly happy with that. Coming from a FX-9590 stock speed would of been fine with me lol

Joiner21 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That PSU might be a little OP on this build.

MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Oh its horribly OP, but when you have the chance to buy it for $150 I mean you can't pass that.

Fumacilla 1 point 2 months ago

Sweet build. I got nearly the same setup, but how did u manage to fit the Kraken in the front. As i tryed it, the holes in the radiator did not fit with the phanteks case ones, cause the radiator was to wide.

Thanks for your reply - and pls excuse my bad english as a german guy :)

MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

So in order to fit the X62 you have to take the hard drive cages out of the bottom. Which involves taking out the bottom plate off. If you look at one of my photos you'll notice that you can see right next to the radiator you can see the Hard Drive in the bottom (which is just laying on the bottom on the case). It sucks because you have to take apart so much for something like this. Hope this helps.

Fumacilla 1 point 1 month ago

Hi - so this was not my question. I know i have to take out the hd cages. I did it already. But my problem was not the height... it was the width. The screws did not fit for both sides. There was always one side i could not see the screwholes.

Btw: U know that u can order a HDD cage for mounting the HDD at the bottom like the SSDs?

But anyway. Thanks for your responding.

I now have the kraken in the top of the case ;)

MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

That's interesting because for me the holes matched up perfectly.

FXcheerios69 1 point 1 month ago

Is it possible to mount the radiator any higher or is that the highest it can go?

MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Unfortnualy you can't unless you have a smaller radiator. Sadly because of the mounting holes they force you to set it down in the bottom of the case in the basement.

FXcheerios69 1 point 1 month ago

Thats too bad. Probably just gonna go with the x52 then. Its all about the aesthetics. :)

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MeanieMartini submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The power with the lack of noise makes me hard everytime I play Arma 3 on it.