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by Shacomd



Date Published

Oct. 1, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C


It's called pythagoras, because, well, meshify C.

Main priorities: aesthetic, sound and performance of course

Built this because my old PC (check my other build) is getting outdated and it runs CS: GO @ 70-80 fps (It doesn't help that I am the type of person who likes games to look pretty...). Of course, I didn't just get a GTX 1070 because of an online game that an old dell laptop can run is getting less than 120 fps on my computer. Main reason is because I like to mod games. Especially Skyrim and Fallout 4 these days. Have been modding for a pretty long time now (~3 years?) and of course mods make your game run like crap sooo a GTX 1070 it is.

I have waited a lot to get good deals on items (in canada) and bought them when they were the cheapest available price. I couldve waited for black friday but I was getting impatient so I have the build now :P.

I don't like RGB that much. A simple white LED build is perfect for me and I love the monochrome look so I didn't buy any RGB. I wanted an all-black look, but with the white LEDs shining through the window. I think I got it right. Maybe sprinkle some LED strips in it in the future and put them white so I can see the build better.

My old build was around 38 db idle and about 42 db on load, so definitely quietness was one of my priorities. But you bought a Meshify C!!! It has no sound dampening!! you say. Well, it looked cool sooo.. Nah this pc is great for sound. It is now (keep in mind my room sound is ~28 db) at around 33 db under load! Really quiet and can't almost hear anything other than my mechanical keyboard now.

OK, now onto what I think on the products (so you can decide whether to buy them or not):

CPU: It's an intel Core i5-7600k. Newest generation available, runs games easily, easy to overclock, doesn't run too hot. Perfect.

CPU Cooler: This cooler is so worth the price. Amazing performance on very low sound output. Fantastic. Had to put the fan higher though since it didn't fit with the ram. Also worth noting: not the easiest installation.

MOBO: Has all the features I need at a semi-reasonable price (got it cheap) and it looks great.

RAM: It's black, low profile, cheap and reliable. What else do you need? (no. not rgb)

SSD: Samsung and intel make the best SSD's and this drive proves it. Loads games very fast compared to my old PC. (7-8 secs compared to 15-20)

GPU: EVGA make the best looking GPUs in my opinion. Not too gamer-y. Exactly what I love. The fans run very quietly under load too so it was perfect for this build. (and the amazing looking backplate and LED's)

Case: Very easy to build in and the cable management is well done. It looks professional but still very cool. The window tint was perfect for me but it might not be for you so do your reasearch. My only gripe is that there is not enough spaces for the cables plugged in the PSU. You have to squeeze it to fit it in. Non-modular users beware!

PSU: Love the ECO mode on this! Most of the time the fan doesn't even run on it so it is dead quiet! The cables look attractive enough to not buy sleeved cables (if you arrange them right) and it is m o d u l a r. Love it.

FAN: This case fan usually runs quiet, but sometimes under loads it can get a bit loud. (less loud than most fans though)

Can't stop looking at this PC. It looks great, sounds great and performs great. Can't get any better than this.

Comments Sorted by:

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Very nice. Awesome rig!

I_Need_Big_Drink 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I wish this case was out when I was building. God damn.

RollingSushi 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

The simplicity and the all black coloring makes this build look really awesome!!!!

annasoh323 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Great pictures, great writeup, and great build! Everything you need and nothing you don't. What monitor do you use? What's the final OC you got on your chip with that cooler? And aesthetically, you're really right on with that subtle backlighting that accentuates the graphics card's simplicity and, ironically, also accentuates the CPU cooler's strongpoint which is its subdued look.

Turdy 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build ! I am doing something similiar in the near future. How much space is there left between the cooler and the tempered glass ? would dark rock pro 3 fit which is 3mm taller in height than the dark rock 3 ?

Shacomd submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Honestly I'm not sure if it would fit or not, since there is not much space left between the cooler and the case, but I would say there's at least 3-4mm left between the two. I don't know if you should take the chance on it or not.

(sorry for the late reply)

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TheKaramazovs 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Dude, great pictures. I love the minimalism. What type of camera were you using to take the pictures?

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