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Isengard

by Alairic

7
9 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 27, 2017

Date Built

March 24, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.582 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

This here is my new gaming PC! looking forward to seeing what it can do with my free copy of Wildlands that came with the GPU. So far I'm loving the performance compared to my previous setup. So far I'm getting well over double the benchmarking score in 3Dmark as well as some of the in game benchmarking tools.

Putting the case together was definitely the biggest struggle. This is the first PC that I have actually put together myself (just watched my friend build my first one) and it was like building super expensive lego. Everything fit perfectly in this case.

I would like to get some more LEDS to improve the color and get another fan since I was shipped the wrong one (that's why there is the ugly gap in the middle). Eventually I would like to go the route of liquid cooling especially for the CPU as the stock cooler does not fit in with the build at all.

Comments Sorted by:

SlickShoes17 3 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Love the case and forward-facing GPU! Did you need any other hardware to mount it like that, other than the cable? I'd like to do that in my corsiar air 240...

Alairic submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks! It was a huge selling feature for me. Other than the cable, this Thermaltake core p3 comes with all of the necessary components to mount it facing forward or facing down.

BenniTee 2 points 13 months ago

Perfect. Nailed it! good job man.

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

You got a sturdy build with just a few miss matched parts. Not having something better than a stock cooler tanks your performance. Cryorig M9i is my go-cheap tower cooler. This is a good build just needed better planning.

Still got my +1 man

Adrew24 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

M9I is great, if you have a little more you should go for it's bigger brother, the h7, which will be good if you want to install an overclockable cpu later. Either way, definitely replace the stock cooler.

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I just went for the cheapest one but 100% agreed.

Adrew24 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I got a c7. I have a compact case. Wish I went for the m9i because it's cheaper and it can still fit.

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Makes sense.

Alairic submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Hey thanks for the input guys! I'm looking around for a few different options for CPU coolers.