Crimson

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Triaxon
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Crimson

First built this back in 2015 as my main gaming rig. I am in school, and I don't have much money to build a new computer, so I just decided to upgrade this one. First of all, the case is a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv; Spray painted black. The case was originally silver, but it didn't go with the red and black color scheme. Its only rocking an i7-6700K, a Gigabyte 1070Ti 8gb, and 16 Gigabytes of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 ram, which, don't get me wrong, is still a very powerful rig for gaming, but as I am a video editor and streamer, it tends to struggle with heavier loads. The cpu is overclocked to 4.5GHz on all 4 cores, and the GPU is set to 120% power limit, +240 on the boost clock, and +200 on the memory clock. This gets me excellent frame rates on many games at ultra settings, and still sits above 100fps. The cpu never hits anything higher than 78º Celsius, and the GPU has never went past 92º Celsius, as that is my limit in the AORUS Overclocking software. In the end, this is still a very capable system, and the only real upgrades I have done to it since 2015 have been a new case, and a new graphics card. (Old one was a EVGA 960 4gb) I had my 960 until a few months ago when I got my first 144hz display. It was unable to provide the framerates necessary, so I bought the 1070ti. I have a 500gb Samsung 860EVO as my boot drive, and a 4tb+1tb Western Digital HDD, so I have plenty of storage for my games and videos. I know this isn't exactly the best build out there, but hey, it has gotten me through 4 years, and that's all that matters. I hope you have enjoyed my build, and I wish you a great day! (My desk is not exactly in the best shape, I just bough it yesterday for $35, and it was a steal! I bough some black laminate to resurface it, but I'm waiting for a warm day to do it here in Michigan. Might upgrade my CPU down the road, but for now it works great.
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Build Updates

Found a cheap i7-6700K and Just installed it in the system. Works like a dream!

Hardware

CPU
$ 210.00
Intel - Core i5-6600K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Motherboard
MSI - Z170A Gaming Pro
Chipset: Z170
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 36.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3000MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 449.10
Gigabyte - Windforce
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070 Ti
Storage
$ 65.00
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 39.99
Western Digital - Blue 7200RPM
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 94.99
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 149.00
Corsair - RMX (Black)
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv (Silver)
Type: Micro-ATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
AIGO - Aurora DR12
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 329.50
Corsair - Hydro H100i v2
Type: AIO
Accessories
$ 19.99
Accessories
$ 59.99
Accessories
$ 79.99
Monitor
$ 149.99
ACER - XF270H
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 151.07
Corsair - K70 LUX RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 54.99
Corsair - Scimitar Pro RGB
Interface: Wired
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