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Red Dragon - Early 2017

by IBeRamen

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5 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 17, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 16, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

This is my second build and to start of 2017 I decided to upgrade my components. The prices I have on this list are what I paid for the items. Some of the items I've paid for are with discounts and programs (Like the i7 6700K). I love building a new PC and this one is no exception.

Mainly got this PC for gaming/streaming and programming. So far so good. The CPU is amazing and can handle everything I throw at it. For the future I plan on getting an ultrawide in the future and potentially upgrade the GPU. Other than that I think I'm done upgrading for now!

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU kicks butt. Overclocked it to a stable 4.4GHz with no problem. Handles pretty much everything I throw at it (Even streaming and playing at the same time).

CPU Cooler

This cooler is amazing! This is my first AIO cooler and it's pretty well and gets the job done. It also has pretty RGB lights which is the standard for everything now!

Motherboard

Got this motherboard at a discount from Amazon because it was a certified refurbished. It's practically new and works great and handles overclocking well. Also, it fit in the theme pretty well.

Memory

It's RAM, low profile and works. Lower clock speed than some RAM but it works pretty well.

Storage

Sandisk SSD's have done me well for over a year and I decided to get the 480GB version. Pretty spacey for what I normally store and they are pretty fast. Might get an M.2 in the future.

Storage

Seagate's 1TB HDD is nice. It hasn't failed on me yet and it stores most of my games.

Video Card

The 1060 is amazing. This card handles every game I play at 1080p on Ultra/High. Very nice to play with and have. Leaves some great upgrade potential in the future if I get a higher resolution monitor.

Case

The Corsair Crystal looks amazing. Although it is a fingerprint magnet I love the looks and style it brings to my desk. Tempered glass is absolutely perfect for PC cases if you are careful and like looking at your components.

Power Supply

It's non modular but I didn't bother getting a semi-modular as I was going to fill in most of the ports anyway. I got it for pretty low price but fear not - it is still a very good and quiet power supply.

Comments Sorted by:

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Nice job on the build! One thing i would recommend is moving your ram sticks so that there's one slot in between each stick. That way, you can take advantage of dual channel. Also, work on your cable management in the back, because if everyone can see it, why not make it look good? That's all my suggestions for now.

IBeRamen submitter 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Yeah I fixed the RAM before putting the board in the case and definitely need to fix the back too. Thanks!

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

you're very welcome!

felohany 1 point 27 months ago

where did u buy the i7 from?

IBeRamen submitter 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Intel Retail Edge. It's for select retail companies.