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My Media Rig

by austi79


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Date Published

Jan. 3, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 3, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

49.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

800 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


I had a bunch of extra parts, and an OS laying around. I already have a really thrown together Windows Server, holding movies and games. So I wanted to have a media PC for playing them, or just playing movies/games on a bigger screen. The graphics card will be updated in the future, but it does great 1080p for now. Eventually I plan to make this a VR setup so that we, our guests, and family can use. Let me know what you think! I'm loving it so far.

Part Reviews


Nobody is gonna beat intel performance, I got this from a friend upgrading to an 8700K. I love using it, but I'd recommend getting the 8700K

CPU Cooler

This definitely keeps the CPU temp in check, luckily it also is able to not use a lot of power. The only issue is that it takes up two fan headers, I wish corsair would fix this and just put it into one.


I had this board laying around waiting for an upgrade to my current gaming PC, however, after realizing how basic this board is, I didn't want to use it as an upgrade anymore. I hate the BIOS, and the fan headers are in pretty weird places, but it's got 2 M.2 headers. Also, for some reason, it loses all of the drivers if the machine crashes, MSI really should figure out how to have that in an on board profile like Asus. I recommend getting an Asus, an ASRock, EVGA, or even Gigabyte/Aorus over MSI every time.


DDR4 that works! That's all I need it to do for this build.


I usually love team's stuff, unfortunately, I can't test the RGB factor because my basic board doesn't have a header for it, you need an additional 5V header, make sure your board has it! Other than that, it looks good on it's own and as of 1/3/19 it's still the cheapest 1TB SSD.


I had this sitting around, it works and I never doubt WD over Seagate.

Video Card

My cousin let me use this card, it fits the colors for now and it works, that's all I can ask out of this little guy.


I loved Deepcool's stuff, keyword, loved. This case I bought brand new and the build quality was just sub par. Paint was missing, the logo is crooked, there was hot glue everywhere on the front panel which I cleaned off, and it was full of sharp edges, I recently built a PC for my friend using the white variant and for some reason, it was just much better. Maybe I got a fluke, but just in case (no pun intended), I don't recommend this.

Power Supply

It's from EVGA which I trust always, it's non modular unfortunately, but I had it laying around and it works for what I need it to, I just wish it had more SATA power connectors, it only has 3.

Case Fan

I honestly have dealt with other RGB fans in the past and I can say that these are the worst to work with, go with Corsair or with NZXT, the software and the hardware is better, but they work good.

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Venlaw 4 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Why is there no fan on the rad? There clearly isn't one pulling from behind too as you can see all the mobo IO unless its mounted outside the case?

KarmAngel 3 points 3 months ago

That or it's passive cooling... Who knows? :P

austi79 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

The case is just thick, there's a fan pulling from the other side of the rad, it's corsairs fan from the AIO. But it is mounted inside the case

Venlaw 4 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Yeah, I was just looking at your ObEwan Machine. Those H60's are pretty damn thin.

austi79 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Yeah, but my god do they do wonders over an air cooler. I have a Noctua NH-U12S, but that only kept the CPU at 40-50 at idle, the 7700K just ran way too hot without an overclock to not use one.

KarmAngel 2 points 3 months ago

Nice, nice. :) Forgot to upvote your build. XD Sorry

austi79 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Don't be sorry! Thank you so much!

Fyremoon65 2 points 3 months ago

I couldn't tell from your photo but you could have flipped the H60 around so that the fan is in front of the rad. It would act as an exhaust fan while providing air for your AIO at the same time. Otherwise, nice build. What production software do you use?

austi79 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I can try, I don't think it came with the hardware to do so, but I can rig something up. Right now the fan is pulling through the rad to provide an exhaust at the same time. Thanks so much! I use Sony Vegas, and Adobe Premiere. I like Premiere a lot more though, and then save them to the server.

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