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The Charlotte

by Steale

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15 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 12, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.56GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

My entry into PC building comes in the form of this sturdy beauty. I pretty much played it by ear while building this and i am beyond pleased so far. Before long i plan to add some hard drive space as well as upgrade the cpu cooler and maybe swap out the fans to get a little RGB action. Let me know what you all think!! Update Added pretty lights and replaced the CPU cooler.

Part Reviews

CPU

Doing its job just fine w/ no problemos. solid CPU with enough power to get you by.

CPU Cooler

I can't praise this cooler enough. It looks damn good and keeps my CPU VERY cool. haven't seen my CPU go much higher than 55 degrees under stress. Nice and quiet too.

Memory

This RAM does its job plain and simple, no problems. It looks a little cheesy but not horrible

Storage

Great budget SSD Fast boot speeds and no issues.

Video Card

Honest opinion of this GPU...if you want to comfortably play most newer AAA games just get the 6gb version of the 1060. 3gb is an awkward spot for Vram, might as well spend the extra couple bucks for the 6gb version which can handle almost all the newer games.

Case

I am in love with this case. great design, build quality, and airflow. I love the tempered glass door panel that is super easy to open and remove and looks sleek when closed. The case is an incredible price for the quality you're getting.

Power Supply

Plenty of power. Got it for cheap at a local PC store so I can't complain.

Case Fan

Pretty lights. I only use the controller that is included to change the light pattern and color so no real complaints aside from a little pricey but that's RGB for ya.

Comments Sorted by:

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

That GPU cable is annoying me

Steale submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Same

bengy22 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I think the gpu cable looks fine but the cpu fan cable on the other hand....

Steale submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Uh oh. Lol not to worry it wont be there long, the fan will be replaced soon.

bengy22 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice!, any idea with what you are going to replace it with?

Steale submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Probably like a Hyper 212 evo because i'm a basic ***** lol

Ripper137 1 point 2 months ago

Overall great build man!

Steale submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you very much!

Ripper137 1 point 1 month ago

any time!

VenusFTW 0 points 2 months ago

i'm sorry but why did you get an sli motherboard with no sli? just buying another gtx 1060 wouldnt even work cause it isn't sli compatible. also are you planning on upgrading your cpu cause you got an overclockable mobo with a locked processor? anyways i like the cable management.

Steale submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Lmao all good points. I got the SLI because it was an open box model for 98 bucks so i figured why not? I learned as I went on and bought my CPU first, thinking i wouldn't be overclocking. I definitely regret not just going with the 7600k now though

dadiman260 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

i wish i knew where all of you lucky ***** lived :P its like every second build has some wierd part and its just because they apparently live beside a big store that sells stuff for dirt cheap and here is poor ol me stuck in a middle of rural ireland buying everything at msrp :C.

VenusFTW 1 point 2 months ago

I wouldn't go for the 7600k since coffeelake just came out. The i3 8350k is even better and cheaper, it's just new.

Steale submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Ahh yes thank you that looks super appealing. Thanks for your help m8!