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Arctic Fox

by mreclipse



Date Published

Jan. 10, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

43.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

79.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.9 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

43.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


This is my first PC build, with all parts bought locally in Singapore.

This PC will be meant for my gaming needs, although it may seem overkill for 1080p@60hz gaming.

2 problems currently, 7700k with temp problems which I may need to delid. Aorus motherboard overvolts your cpu, please fix that manually if you are getting it.

Part Reviews


Only got mine to 4.8Ghz at 1.3V, overall a good cpu with a minor flaw, probably being the bad TIM installation.

CPU Cooler

Being a cheap and good cooler, installation was simple as well.


Coming from the Aorus lineup, this motherboard is beast. No problems at all, easy bios, and pretty decent RGB lights on the board.


Fast and relative cheap at this price.

Video Card

Relatively quiet, as it has the fan stop technology. It also isnt very flashy, and is also small enough to fit in mid tower cases.


Really fun case to work with, and quite beginner friendly.

Comments Sorted by:

Rashiq 1 point 27 months ago

Lovely build!! Pls add more pics!

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you! Will try to add more pics!

archit134 1 point 27 months ago

AYYYY! I am from Singapore too! But instead of your beast parts I have got an i5 4460 and a 960. Sweet PC, love the LED's!

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Nice to see a fellow countryman here!

squats 1 point 27 months ago

How is the id cooling holding up? Those are dirt cheap here in china so i might pick one up. Is the quality alright?

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

The ID Cooling is holding up great, but I feel that the only problem with my temps are probably due to the poor TIMs on the processor, but other than that it is great and all.

squats 1 point 27 months ago

Could be the problem, i heard that kabylake is faster but accordingly hotter than skylake tho. But do you want to void your warranty delidding it :/ its true that it often can win you up to 20C but we'll see i guess. What are your temps currently? I might want to get the unadvertised 360 icekimo from id cooling:D dat performance for money.

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Overclocking to 4.8Ghz and the voltage to 1.3v, the cpu stays at 46deg, and i ran a CPU-Z stress test, the cpu maintained around 79-82degs.

I have to say the fans are quite decent and move quite alot of air as a SP fan.

Trotterz 1 point 27 months ago

Yo Kaby Lake is LIVE now. Currently waiting for Zen.

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Couldn't wait haha

MayhemDarkshadow 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

First build I've seen just scrolling through that has the Kaby lake chip set. How do you like it?

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Great, no problems, just the thermals are really bad despite with an AIO cooler, like most reviews say that I may have a crappy 7700K with poor TIMs, and thus I cannot push its clocks further, plus I upgraded from a 3770, so it feels like old times.

He_162 1 point 27 months ago

Your cooler seems to be placed wrong, try replacing it down tighter, also DO NOT delid that processor. It is not worth the effort, they run hotter than the 6th gen on purpose for better efficiency, and you will not yield even a noticeable difference in performance whatsoever, so you are risking ruining your CPU for no reason.

jsdecker10 2 points 27 months ago
 This is just my personal opinion...I have to 100% agree with what @He_162 is saying here.  To be one of the newest and obviously one of the "best" standard "consumer grade"(monetary value of CPU being fairly "affordable" and roughly less than USD $400) processors released to market recently, it's just awfully risky to attempt to "de-lid" this cpu without a 100% guarantee of any real noticeable gains.  Obviously, no one here knows your financial situation except for yourself, so if you can afford to lose your warranty and possibly ruin a cpu in which your parts list shows that you paid $349.89 for, then sure, give it a shot.  If it was me and I had spent my hard earned money on a cpu such as this one, just as you have, there's no doubt in my mind and I wouldn't even have to contemplate modifying this processor, simply because I wouldn't want to risk damaging it in any way at all.

 Your warranty on this cpu, which I'm going to assume that you still possess, would presumably be non-existent....$$ouch$$.  That's just the kinda luck I've got though...lol  If I had this cpu and I decided to go forth with de-lidding it, it would just be my kind of luck and I'd end up doing something careless and ruin my nice new processor, AND in turn, not have my once valuable warranty to fall back on.  That would be some bad timing on my part to have a brand new, top of the line, speed-demon of a processor, yet now screwed up, and not have the insurance of a warranty to easily have it replaced.  Oh yea...and of course, be out another $349.89 to buy another one.

(Sorry about the long post - I tend to get a tad bit long-winded when typing after having two or three cups of coffee in the morning. lol)

He_162 1 point 27 months ago

That's quite alright!

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I have already installed the cooler twice, is there any other possibility?

Belabbes.Anis 1 point 27 months ago

i love the pc but i don't have a money for buld

mrich44 1 point 27 months ago

is that a c0 debug code on your motherboard? i have that and have no idea what it means

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

yes that is a C0 debug code and that generally means its fine and according to the manual it says Reserved.

Egyptian 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

It's Reserved for future use. Wish it was just the CPU temp...

Egyptian 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Temp problems are from the motherboard providing too much voltage to the CPU, had this same issue.

Kurajber 1 point 26 months ago

Hey man, great build really. Been think about buidling with same motherboard, video card and processor. How are they working, are you satisfied? Im just not sure if i should go Gigabyte G1 gaming, Msi Gaming X or Asus Rog Strix. Is Gigabyte version good?

mreclipse submitter 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

The gigabyte version is great, i could get it to 2ghz and at load it only caps at arnd 72deg, with the ambient being in this hot country 28deg or so

PumpkinSalad 1 point 18 months ago

I know im incredibly late to this but I have heard around the internet that if you used easy overclock to overclock that could be the problem with your temps. Try turning off easy overclock mode and manually overclocking it. Just a suggestion.

Veridigo 1 point 15 months ago

that moment when you find out someone chose the same name for their pc as you did and then your like meh the only part thats the same is the cpu but sill nice build man

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