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Project Drair

by spacemen13579


More information about this build on: https://themotherboard.blog/2017/02/04/project-drair/

CPU: I previously had a i5 6500 and I thought, why not just get an i7? I do video and photo editing in addition to some gaming.

GPU: I had this GPU before, but sold it along with my old PC and got the same one again. It works, has a good cooler, RGB lights, and an all around well built card.

RAM: Okay, this is where most people will start saying why do I need 32GB of RAM. Well, I say, why not? I will be using it a lot to edit RAW DNG footage and 4K footage so why not?

Motherboard: Okay, so I could've gone with cheaper options but this was mini-iTX and had wifi and bluetooth built in. There are other cards that are cheaper but then I would've had to used a USB WIfi/Bluetooth dongle because of a lack of PCIe slots. It also has onboard RGB LEDs which I love. :)

PSU: Nothing to say here, fans don't spin when not under high load. Fully Modular, reliable, and gold efficiency.

Case: I love the red accents on this case as well as the value it has. The window is also very nice (although because it's acrylic, it scratches easily).

Monitor: Well, it's color accurate and vivid. I may upgrade to a 4K monitor in the future however, most of the work I do now are in 2.7K or 1080p (but they are RAW DNG/ProRes files)

Overclocking my i7 7700K went very well. I managed to get 4.8GHz on air even if the temps are slightly high (77 centigrade or so in Aida64). This is at 1.24V which is not too bad.

In regards of the 1060, I have not pushed this card to its limits, only have it at 2024MHz on the core and around 8500MHz on the memory.

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jakethemp 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

nice... 1060 rides that line for 2k performance, seems to handle all the games i throw at it to.

spacemen13579 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks. I was actually thinking about going for a 1070 instead but then opted to go for the 1060 so save a bit of money since Vega will be coming out in may or so. I might upgrade to that...

StarBlazer457 1 point 24 months ago

Nice Build, very clean. +1

spacemen13579 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it :) I had another build with a BitFenix Prodigy M so I've had some experience with cable management.

StarBlazer457 1 point 24 months ago

Oh nice. Congrats.

shorteeayy 1 point 24 months ago

Hello, would a rear 120 fit in when u have a CRYORIG H7 in? planning to get the same case, but with BeQuiet's dark rock pro 3.

spacemen13579 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

A rear 120 would definitely fit (both on the cooler or the case itself).

MotoNate 1 point 24 months ago

Where the fuckity *** did you get the mobo, its out of stock everywhere i look. is it not out yet or some ****?

spacemen13579 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Haha, I got mine on BHPhoto. It's gone down in price (about $20) since I got it. It's still in stock there.

thrusher89 1 point 23 months ago

how are the GPU temp in gaming?

spacemen13579 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Sorry for the late reply, I'm pretty sure the temps are fine. I also have an overclock on it, the MSI cooler on this is awesome; it's quiet most of the time (no fans spinning at all) without a heavy load.