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My Little Monstah

by Z3DM4N

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34 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Dec. 22, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 23, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C

Description

ATX Entry-Level Gaming Rig (For little bro!)

This is my 7th build, Monstah. Designed to easily achieve 1080p Gaming at above 60fps on ultra settings. I also colour-schemed the build to be green/black, as I personally believe PC building is also a form of art.

The building process went quite smoothly, the stock cooler sticker peeled off easily and custom cables were more bendy than the last set I used, which was a relief. The monitor was an old one of mine as I now have an ultrawide, so he got a discount. As was the old psu.

I used my phone camera for the progress pics, sorry they aren't as good quality, but I was able to borrow a Nikon D5500 for the photoshoot, as my uncle was visiting. (Thanks again)

Thanks for taking a look at my build! Any questions, just ask :)

Comments Sorted by:

MjolnirThunder 6 points 28 months ago

Little Monstah has had more care put into it than half the high-end builds that get submitted, this looks phenomenal.

What's with picture 15? The green looks more yellow there.

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Just the lighting, had to use that pic as others were more blurry. Ty

Trav_X 1 point 28 months ago

Agreed. Some people buy nice expensive hardware but then ruin the look of the build with bad cable management and color matching. Although this is a lower budget system, it looks so much nicer than a lot of higher end builds on the site.

BattleDor 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

This looks great +1

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Cheers

Solemnsong 1 point 28 months ago

Rocking little monster with a monsteresk color scheme to boot! On a side note it is always refreshing to see when siblings start there sibling off on a good build with great clean installation!!!

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Cheers

VoxBarbarian 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

That's a great looking build, great cable management, and putting Cablemod on deck makes every build better. For a next upgrade, a good logical step would probably be a leap to an i5, would be a little bit more balanced. And probably a mechanical drive for mass storage when the space on the EVO runs out -- I was optimistic on not needing more than the SSD space myself, and ended up buying a 2TB 2 months in.

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yeah, i5 6500 in future when he has more money. He's staying with ssds only, no mechanical drives.

The cables I use are actually phanteks ones as they're £20 for the cpu, mobo and 2 pci power connectors with cable combs included :)

Bromar 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Oh wow! That's a great deal. love the build +1

Skyrim 1 point 28 months ago

awesome build

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

ty :)

enewtabie 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Looks really good. Nice colors

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

ty :)

AnyOtherWay 1 point 28 months ago

I may absolutely despise that shade of green, but it looks pretty good here, as well as being a pretty decent, clean build, omega good job.

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks, my bro used to have an xbox so he wanted the colours to be the same.

Nufious 1 point 28 months ago

Love how it looks +1 I have heard bad things about gigabytes rx 480 regarding heat issues, how is it holding up ?

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Its fine, the coolers pretty bad but it is only 1080p games so it isnt too stressed out

relco 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Not gonna lie, if you were to throw a Cryorig C7 CPU Cooler and a matching fan (matching the exhaust G1 Gaming fan)

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yeah, an extra 30 wasnt available though. Went overbudget already.

relco 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Oops! I stopped typing out this comment because I figured it must've been a budget thing and it somehow sent. :p Gorgeous build though, the clean cable management and matching scheme along with great pictures make it really shine! +1

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Cheers dude :)

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Better than average i5/i7+GTX 1070/1080 build.

Drachenherz 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Wow, really clean and carefully put together. And great combination of parts, actually. I rock an i3 6100 too, and it doesn't cease to amaze me how well it's holding its ground (mainly for gaming and watching stuff/browsing.

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

yeah its an amazing cpu for the price.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Great job and took care of your brother.

Thumbs up.

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

:)

Paintshaker88 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Fresh looking build man! Lucky brother eh!

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

He earnt all the money himself so he is really happy with the outcome xD

riftking 1 point 24 months ago

I'm also thinking of getting this rx 480, because its the cheapest one atm, but reviewers have said the thermals are really high, yet reddit has said its a bad fan curve...is it actually 85c under load?

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

It doesn't get quite that high but it is quite a bad cooler on it, I personally have watercooled mine as its now max. 30 degrees but i would go for a 1060 for temps.

riftking 1 point 24 months ago

thanks for the reply :) apparently it's only a bios update needed to fix a bad fan curve (reddit says it would have a 30% fan curve at 80 degrees)

Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Cool np

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Z3DM4N submitter 6 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nope, just a coincidence xD

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