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Hyperion Fury

by Puncake



Date Published

Oct. 8, 2015

Date Built

July 10, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.241 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C


This is my first ever PC Build and I am proud of myself due to the fact that I'm 13.

P/S Please don't post mean comments saying I'm a spoiled 13 year old and that my parents gave me everything I want.I worked hard to earn the money for this and this PC will surely help me out in school.

Part Reviews


Intel Core i3-4150 : Great CPU option for budget builds.Even though it is a dual core processor,it has hyperthreading and it can run most games on max settings 1080p at 40-45 FPS.The initial reason I went with this CPU is because I was on a pretty tight budget (I'm 13 Y/O).This CPU though will only be in my PC for a year and I'm planning to upgrade to an i5 next year beacuse I design graphics for school and I need a faster CPU and this one just doesn't cut it.I will not throw away the i3 though as I will be putting it inside my fathers HP desktop which currently has a Pentium G3258 in it.

P/S dont get scared by the CPU temps listed,even though I use a Hyper 212X,I couldn't get any lower idle temps due to the average ambient temperature in Malaysia being 33 Degrees Celsius.


Asus H97-Pro Gamer : I went with this Mobo for my build is because I needed a decent motherboard with a good heatsink and upgrade ready.Other than graphics design I also do music production so I needed the motherboard to have a decent built in sound card.Other than that it's Asus and since purchase has been giving me outstanding performance.


Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB Red : What more can I say this is a great pair of RAM sticks and It also matches my Red,Black and White theme.


Seagate Barracuda 500GB : Everybody needs a mechanical drive for mass storage and this one is filling up fast due to all my files for school.I will add an addtional 4TB when it is full.

Video Card

MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB : Great Performer but getting lower FPS in games than expected but I think this is because of bottleneck from the CPU.It has a sexy design,silent (fans are not that loud compared to my friends Asus Strix Card when on) and I'm getting great temperatures.


Phanteks Enthoo Pro : Great Case to build in easy to say I LOVE IT.The Hook n Loop straps are amazing for cable management,not to mention the big space to work in and the included accessories box (which also comes with accessories *Derp).I took out the front 200mm fan though (Which also comes included) as it was quite loud during video render and was replaced by two Aerocool DS 120mm White fans.

Power Supply

Cooler Master G550M : Overall good power supply.Fan is silent and does not have any problem so far.

Optical Drive

Used to install Windows.

Operating System

Nothing to say here,upgraded to Win 10 after two weeks of use so not really an in depth user experience to review on (Old laptop ran Win 7).


Amazing for their price point but does not really suit my style as the membrane keys were quite noisy during typing and the mouse feet are abit rough.Overall 5/5 because of its really cheap price.

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ryan2pro 4 Builds 8 points 43 months ago

This is not the best build.... The 4gb version of the 960 is completely useless . You honestly could have got a r9 380 and spent 50 on a case, drop the fans, and got a better processor. Not trying to be mean but for the money you could've done much better, and just looked at one of the guides on this site for parts selection.

MatthewLSWong 1 point 43 months ago

But AMD GPUs have a higher power consumption, and you really need to keep an eye on the price because a difference of 50-100 watts could present a remarkable price increase.

Puncake submitter 1 Build 0 points 43 months ago


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tpot11 1 Build 5 points 43 months ago

What games are you trying to play on the 960. I'm sure the CPU isn't the one causing your loss of performance.

I'm not 100% but there are videos of people playing GTA 5 with a 750 ti and ones with people using a 960 both with i3-4160 and the 960 gets much better fps than the 750 ti. If the i3 was the bottleneck they would be about the same.

So the bottleneck is not the CPU

the 960 is not capable of running every game on max setting, even the 970 isn't.

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JakeyMH 1 Build 4 points 43 months ago

Can i please ask, Why did you go with the 500gb, when the 1tb is only £3 more? Confused...

Great Build Though :D

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intel2012 4 Builds 3 points 43 months ago

pretty good build. You seemed to have thought out what parts would be good for you. You definetly could of gone with a cheaper case, but I like the Enthoo Pro because it has excellent cable management. You will probably want to upgrade the power supply if you upgrade CPU / GPU for your schooling. If you use cpu intensive programs, getting a xeon cpu may help. They are the price of an i5 but minus the integrated graphics and are perfect for cpu intensive programs.

Puncake submitter 1 Build -2 points 43 months ago

Might bring that into consideration

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

Looks great! I won't say your spoiled. :D I've seen 10 year olds on this site publishing their $2000 rigs...

BTW...Before anybody goes on rambling (seriously) that this guy is spoiled, make sure you have all the facts before making a statement like that.

Puncake submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Thanks :D

Doublebow 1 Build 2 points 43 months ago

+13, nice job kiddo, hope to see more from you in the future then.

But what's the deal with the partially spray painted case? Is it supposed to be like that or did you run out of paint :)

Puncake submitter 1 Build -1 points 43 months ago

I just wanted to paint the front and top of the case.Planning to add a decal at the bare side panel

Utopia0 2 points 43 months ago

380 preforms better

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Utopia0 2 points 43 months ago

no it was not

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Utopia0 1 point 43 months ago

yeah i agree 2gb model would have been enough

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Harvsta 2 points 43 months ago

Pays £687 to do Homework from school Jokes. You could of bought a R9 380 4Gb instead. The GTX960 doesn't even use the full 4 gb and the 380 outperforms it, and is cheaper. Apart from that, not bad :P +1

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

Not bad, but a few things I would have changed:

  • (This can be debated) I would have gone for an FX 6300 over the i3. With the 212EVO you could overclock it to gain better performance than the i3.

  • The motherboard is very overpriced. You do not need to spend extra for the gaming features nor the looks. You could have saved $50 there and upgraded to an i5 4460 or gotten a better GPU/PSU.

  • For a few more dollars you could have gotten a 1TB HDD. But, if you do not need 1TB, then there is nothing wrong with the 500GB option.

  • That GPU isn't that great for its price. I would recommend an R9 380 or if you can stretch $20 more, a 280X.

  • Case is a little overpriced. A $50 case would have done fine.

Overall however, this is an excellent achievement for a 13 year old. I am 14 and I built one last year so welcome to the club :D

Congrats! I hope you enjoy this PC as much as I did mine. What games do you play on it? You earn my +1 :D

Puncake submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Thank You :D

Puncake submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Even though I'm 13 but I play GTA 5,Battlefield 4 and CSGO.But I promise I'm not those undisciplined types that talk all those bad and nonsense words

svefn 2 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

you're only 13, i'm impressed! haha just built my first rig recently and installing the same 212 cooler was a struggle lol. i also have the same motherboard and going for the same 8GB HyperX RAM, good to know it's compatible. and i'm also from Malaysia :D so it's normal with temps, 212 does a decent job although i would've gotten a Cryorig H5/H7 if i knew then.

Puncake submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

Hehehe,Well that is certainly a coincidence,Do you speak malay? and which part of malaysia are you from??.yeah the installation process for the 212X was quite hard but nonetheless I got it on the CPU and up and running.

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GJL1020 2 points 40 months ago

13 years old.. building your own custom pc, designing graphics, and when you upgrade, the i3 will become an upgrade in your dad's pc...? Your father must be very proud of you. Great Job!

Puncake submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Haha thanks,but,not really my father is actually mad at me for spending 3 years worth of money on this heheh:)

xbatsx 2 points 39 months ago

Honestly for your first build you did well. Now with that said yes you could have done better but with what you have for a first build isn't bad my first build was way worse than this haha. The msi gpu is a beast for a budget gpu ... so long as you like it that's all that matters

Puncake submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

Thanks man :D

xbatsx 2 points 39 months ago

Np :)

theNeybor 1 point 43 months ago

Honestly, great build. Very thought out, I like that. However, I do have a question. Why did you get the i3 if you knew it would bottleneck the GPU? Anyways, great build. +1

OAcesync 1 Build 4 points 43 months ago

It will bottleneck max on a 390/970 or 290.

tpot11 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago


this guys is correct i would say the i-3 line especially the 3170 can handle all the way to 960 and the equivalent AMD which is 280/x.

He may suffer from other things like install or load times, but the fps which is what everyone pays attention to have been proved on youtube to be acceptable at an average of 45 FPS.

OAcesync 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

It wouldn't really affect load times or installs that's all HDD/SSD dependent

tpot11 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

i'm not sure what you are saying makes sense. Are you saying a faster cpu like i5 won't speed up your load times and installation?

not talking about boot speed. talking about loading programs/games/documents

yes an ssd will also increase those functions, but so will a cpu upgrade from i3

OAcesync 1 Build -1 points 43 months ago

No CPU has no affect over load times again that's all SSD/HDD based since all those games/documents/programs are all stored and saved on the SSD or HDD so it's the drive job to bootup or load that program not the CPU.

You wouldn't see a difference in load times between a i3 and X99 i7

Stuart_Munto 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

It actually wont bottleneck the gpu at all! No bottlenecking here!

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 0 points 43 months ago

I3's bottlenecking line ends at the GTX 760, so the less powerful 960 will be easy for it to handle.

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Stuart_Munto 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

Why are people down voting this?? The 960 IS more powerful than a 760 - it just is.

Also, the i3 just WONT bottleneck the 960. It just wont...! This build is actually really good and will perform well at 1080p for a long time.

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Puncake submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Hehehehe The store actually ran out of i5 4460s

OAcesync 1 Build 0 points 43 months ago

I would go for a better PSU and an AMD GPU apart from that it's a decent build

ankousmachine 2 Builds 0 points 43 months ago

awesome build! i do have a some advice tho, if your looking for better airflow i reccomend putting 2 120mm fans on the top above where ur cpu is. Other than that its a great build, 1+

jaredt 1 Build 0 points 43 months ago

Not a bad build but some bad fund allocations. Buy a 380 instead of a 960 4gb because there is no reason to one, buy the 960 over the 380, and two, never, ever, buy a 4gb version of a 960. Spend $50 on the case and buy an I5 right out of the gate. Buy the 1tb wd blue instead of a 500gb drive that costs more money then the 1tb blue one sale. Frankly thats kind of duh point. Get dual channel ram because you can see in the picture that its only a single stick kit. Drop the fans, save money and buy better performing parts.

Puncake submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

About the single stick.My Store only had a stick of 8GBs while the 4GB sticks are out of stock.Thanks for feed back though

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Puncake submitter 1 Build 0 points 43 months ago

hahaha Thanks :D

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