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I Accidentally Overbuilt my Computer

by disgruntld

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Date Published

March 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.582 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

Description

This was supposed a budget/mid range build. Obviously that didn't stick. What started as a 6700k, GTX1060, 16GB ram, air cooled intro build underwent many changes until it became what it is now. A few of the parts were birthday or Christmas gifts, which is why I didn't include them in the price total. Sure, there are many more flashy, overpowered and overpriced builds on here, but I wanted to build this computer beyond the capabilities of what I plan on using it for, while keeping it understated. I don't really get the whole RGB craze...

I knew I wanted to use a 6700k and DDR4 RAM. After many many hours on PC Part Picker, reading reviews on Amazon, Newegg, and Tom's Hardware, I ended up with the parts list you see here. At one point I had a Zotac GTX1060, but I sold it before I installed it. Bought a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for a boot drive and replaced it with the 1TB Sandisk before installing. I had one of the 5TB HDD's as a storage drive before, and bought a second to run in a RAID1 setup. At times I regret not buying the RM1000x, but I'm very happy with the 750. I'm also in 2 minds about the case. Because the build was meant to be a mid range/budget build, I bought the 200R as one of the first parts. Once I saw it in person, I knew I wanted to keep using it. It seems like it has a reputation as a 'cheap' case, which I'm not sure if I agree with. All in all, I'm very happy with my build, and I'm glad that I've had no real problems to speak of.

Part Reviews

CPU

No complaints here, coming from an HP Envy with the 2.6 GHZ core. The Motherboard Overclocked it with the auto-tune to 4.5GHZ, but I feel it could hold 4.6GHZ if i did it myself. Brought it back to stock clock for longevity's sake.

CPU Cooler

Had to pull the HDD cage out of my Corsair Carbide 200R to fit this cooler where I wanted it, but it keeps temperatures low. Replaced the factory fans with a Corsair SP120 performance edition pusher and an AF120 quiet edition puller. 6700K @ 4.5GHZ peaks at 67C. Swapped over from a Cooler Master 212 EVO, and I kinda miss the simplicity, but I do like the look and quality of the Corsair.

Motherboard

Color scheme was good, and no real complaints regarding the Mobo itself. UEFI was easy to navigate. Auto update software did the bios uppate for me with no worries.

Memory

Good ram, great price, but more or less purchased because of the color scheme as opposed to any sort of brand loyalty.

Storage

Bought brand new for a very reasonable price. Slightly slower speeds than othe SSD's on the market, but honestly not noticeable. Boots to log in page from cold in less than 10 seconds.

Storage

Louder than I like after using metal mounts in my 5.25" drive bays, but large, reliable and high quality. Running 2 of these in a RAID1 setup for storage.

Video Card

Wonderful card. Haven't had any issues with the card at all, and I am completely in love with the performance.

Comments Sorted by:

Crus4de 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

No such thing as overkill with computers. Only necessary and most definitely necessary

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Think I'm learning that :) thinking about running a second 1070 in SLI but I guess plenty of games haven't been optimized for this generation yet. Plus, even a 1080Ti would be cheaper,

Minky7 3 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Fancy!

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Thanks!

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 20 months ago

There is no such thing as an "overbuilt" PC. Looks great with the black and white> +1 :)

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Might want to turn that front radiator fan around for cool air intake.

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

It's actually a push pull set up, using the grill in the front plate.

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

so it's push/pull to exhaust from the case?

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Yep, same as if it had been mounted to the rear exhaust. I've got 2 140mm fans at the top of the case as exhausts, 2 on the side, one 120mm fan at the rear and a single 140mm as a supply at the bottom. I was trying to maximize negative pressure inside the case. I thought about using the cooler air from outside the case, but since I'm not having any issues with temps I'll probably leave it how it is.

Pacemaker13 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Thank you so much!! I have the 1060 Dual OC, and the only thing I dont like on this card is the lack of a backplate... I will buy one of these in nearly future

+1 for your build

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

There were a few other places that made backplates, but I really liked the Coldzero piece. Pricy, but good.

Pacemaker13 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

I hope it will fit in my build... between my gpu and cpu cooler are not so much place xD Question: Looks the glossy white version in rl cheap?

Greets

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

If you're asking whether it looks cheap in person, not really. It's basically just cut plexiglass though, so I guess that depends on your definition of cheap.

Pacemaker13 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Ok, I have measured and its not enough room between my gpu and cooler -_- But thanks for your answer :D

Toastslave 2 points 20 months ago

Hey man nice build! Does the h80i v2 act as an intake or an exhaust?

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Exhaust. It's a push-pull setup using the vents in the sides of the the front of the case. I could probably get better temps as an intake, but I lIke the way it looks, and haven't had any heat issues yet :)

Toastslave 2 points 20 months ago

I agree it looks wayyyy better up front! Do you have fans on each side of the radiator or just one side?

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Both sides. Push-pull like I said :) Forgot to take a picture without the front cover off, but it fits with enough room to move the air to the vents a little further down.

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FL0P 2 points 19 months ago

Hey! great job with that case!

And as i've got same one case - i have a question for ya! Have you screwed HDD to ORICO-adapter only by 1 screw a-side, so two screws for one HDD in total?

As my maths calculations tell me that. Otherwise seems it won't have enough space "inside" front panel

disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Nah, I got creative with a drill to make sure there was enough room for the cable. I drilled 4 additional holes through the "bottom" of the plate, and then added a small rubber spacer.

FL0P 1 point 19 months ago

Got ya! So you screwed HDDs not from the side, but from the bottom? Anyway, don't you have old photos? just to be ensure with how to do that.

wackydog3331 1 point 17 months ago

So sad that you have to cover it up with that black side panel :(

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disgruntld submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I used the ASUS software, but I'm still new to overclocking. Not really sure what I'm doing :/ I've looked at guides and such, but I'm just a little wary of breaking things.