Description

With this build I wanted to make something that was sleek, simple, quiet and powerful.

I wanted to focus on quiet performance without being gaudy!

All in all I am very happy with the build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Man do these run hot? I had a user from reddit do a delid for me and it was so worth it! Able to run at 5.0 GHz stable with 1.285v, during stress testing never broke 71c and was never louder than 26dB at 12inches from the case.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler for the price, I have found the pump to be dead silent, the stock fans do leave room fro improvement but I replaced those anyway. I will say you need a third hand to get this thing installed.

Motherboard

Great bored with all the features you could ask for, also great for overclocking, had from a previous build so wanted to re-use.

Memory

Nice ram that runs as advertised, didn't care about color since no case window.

Storage

This little guy is awesome, not only is it silent it also adds no cords to the build and is very quick.

Video Card

The stock cooler can be loud on this card, I went ahead and removed the stock cooler and went with the Morpheus II, Card runs amazing without ever breaking 60c and the fans have never had to work more than 40%.

Case

Really nice case, keeps it simple but does all the simple things well.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I actually havent seen a system on here using one of those aftermarket gpu coolers, cool.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to say I am blown away by the performance, I have never cracked 50c while gaming and the fans have never had to spin past %50. It has been a really nice upgrade.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. What made you go with the 7700k instead of an 8700k?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Already owned the z170 Mobo and grabbed a new i7700k off an eBay deal for 220 so figured why not.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. good deal.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you try overclocking further than 5GHz? And what voltge were you getting on 5GHz.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was able to pass Intel Extreme tuning with 5GHz and 1.285v , I am going to do some longer stability testing this weekend.

I will probably push it to see what I can run at 1.35v, I don't want to go higher to keep noise down due to temps.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool. I have gotten 5.3GHz on 1.410v and my 5 is 1.270. Been slowly modding my VRMs and how power is delivered studying on it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome dude!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Over the week I saw that new Thermal Graphite Pad. Conductive, I wonder if it could be used on delids and VRMs. But wouldn't that short them out?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it looks super interesting but I would be so worried. I guess you cut to fit the die and compression from the ihs would keep it from moving?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

good job nice effort to 5ghz, thats actually sick that ur put case fans on ur gpu, are they getting enough airflow?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah plenty!, I haven't gone past 50c while gaming with fans never going past %50.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait is that windows 7 in the last pic? why?, never mind thats just how intel extreme tuning utility looks like

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah windows 10.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Pic of setup and pc when on

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a whole lot to show. The case sits under the desk. Are you asking for a picture of the monitor setup?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I can grab one and upload it tonight!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the width of the video card with the Raijintek Cooler + fans? I'm curious to try it, but doubt it will fit in my mini ITX case. Thank you! +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the overall length of your 1080 now, I'm looking to do this but also do a vertical mount that adds 30mm to my card. Right now it wouldn't work the Duke is massive, but it looks like it might work in this configuration.

[comment deleted by staff]