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The Light Show

by kerit



Date Published

Jan. 12, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

16.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

57.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C


I built this rig for led show and, of course, performance! It is overclocked at 4.6ghz with 16gb 3200 RAM and the 1070 nvidia gpu. This beast is able to give an average of 60 FPS for most of the first person shooting games I played. Very satisfy with this build in both appearance and performance.

Part Reviews


Can't beat the price with the performance this chip is able to provide. I overclocked this chip to 4.6ghz with no issue, that is a 32% increase! And the best part is that it is running very cool with overclock. Of course, you need a good water cool heatsink for this. This chip idle at 16c and 57c at load, ambient temp 14c.

CPU Cooler

Very nice AIO cooler. Draw-back on this AIO is no customization of fan curve and the controller that comes with it only give you 2 speeds, plus the pump is not as quiet as the previous AIO I had from Corsair (H80i GT). Other than the fan curve draw-back, the LED show is nice and extremely easy to install.


So far so good, loving the LED features that Gigabyte added to its MB. The bios navigation is not as good as the other brandname MB but it gets the job done. Decent quality parts and materials used to make the MB.


Don't know what to say, just loving it!!!!


Run very well and low temp, average idle 19c and load at 22c, with 14c average ambient temp.


This is a decent M.2 NVMe card, but run very hot. My idle temp is averaging 33c and 100% load averaging 56c. Picking up an air heatsink to lower the temp.

Power Supply

Very nice and quiet PSU.

Comments Sorted by:

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

One suggestion: put a filter on that rear fan if you plan on keeping it as an intake. Otherwise, turn it around.

kerit submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you for the suggestion and good observation. I do have a filter on the rear fan. It is hidden behind it so from the angle of the picture, you can't see it.

MightyMo 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

You should call this the crazy house! Love the colors! +1

kerit submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you.

Egyptian 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

How are your CPU temps? I had the same motherboard but my cpu temps were 10C + over another board because of high voltage.

Also had two faulty SATA ports (the two lowest ones, SATA 2 and 3)

kerit submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Hi, apologies for the late reply. I have been busy with work and have not check for about a month. The CPU temps have been great, ambient temp at around 15c, idle around 16c and load around 50c at 4.6ghz. My office is colder than normal, most ambient temp is around 20-25c. Maybe your cooler was not situated properly or thermal paste spreading issue and caused the high temp?

SCDAS141 1 point 26 months ago

If you purchased the 6600K brand new, how i wish you had gone back in time and chosen the 7600k instead..


Nice build nevertheless..

kerit submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Ya right, 20/20 hindsight.

b195ex 1 point 22 months ago

Sooooo, did you get the heatsink for the SSD?

LukeSMITH989 1 point 11 months ago

I know it's a old build now but what's the vcore for 4.6 on your 6600k?

Lyrix 0 points 27 months ago

nice build! 1+! But why just why would you buy that cpu cooler

kerit submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Couldn't find anything else I like with nice led fans.

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