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My First Build: The Glacier

by jpcoker3

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.34GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

Description

so I have been collecting the funds to build this computer for around 6 months now and i am so happy with the results.

I built this pc mainly for video editing/rendering and some gaming as well and it might not be the most common combination of cpu/gpu but i love it, all of the cores make rendering a lot faster than my laptop and my 1050ti (factory overclocked and then overclocked again for good measure) can handle anything i throw at it. GTA 5 @100fps and witcher 3 @40fps (avg fps for both)(high/ultra settings for both)

I decided on the white and blue build because i thought white and blue builds looked really cool and unfortunately i didnt know at the time that they were also expensive lol

some of the parts were presents like the monitor and keyboard but almost everything else came out of my own wallet and i worked so freaking hard for the money, Im 15 so its kinda hard to make money but i made it work and ended up spending around $1200-$1400 of my own (i bought a lot of stuff on sale)

looking back the gpu isnt the best choice for this build but i originally bought it for this build but it works for me, i am also running the 2tb HDDs in raid 0 bc i didnt want to have to try to manage 3 hard drives with important stuff across each (i have done it b4 and one of them died and it was a mess) so instead i have 1 ssd with frequently used stuff(premiere pro, paragon, stuff like that) and then a 4tb partion for all my games and videos.

UPGRADES in the future i want to upgrade to 32GB of ram New cpu cooler (probably a nice noctua one) be quiet! case fans even though my pc isnt very loud rn it would be better new gpu probably a 1080 once the price drops a lot, or an OC 1070

Part Reviews

CPU

um well its amazing so what more could you want

CPU Cooler

easy to install but thermals are kinda bad, its good if you dont want to spend too much but want a working computer, the stock cooler might be better though

Motherboard

love the white and grey theme, i ended up having to buy 2 bc i didnt recognize my cpu but i think i might have bent a pin on the first one

Storage

Idk why but i love these, reasonably priced and work as they should, 10/10 would buy again

Video Card

can pack a bunch way above its weight class, great for a budget gaming build.

Case

honestly i hated working in this case, the pcie covers are connected to the case and you cant put them back on after they are off, bad cable management options, only 2 3.5inch bays. i only bought it bc it was on sale, but 2 stars for being a cheap(ish) white case

Power Supply

it works, you get what you pay for, wouldn't recommend for small cases

Wireless Network Adapter

eh, it works, one day it wouldnt connect to my internet and the next day it was working again, i still have no idea why

Keyboard

OH MY GAD I LOVE THIS THING, I AM TYPING ON IT RIGHT NOW AND ITS GREAT + RGB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT STOP WONT STOP

Mouse

best mouse have used and its decently priced

Headphones

great sound quality, little pricy in my opinion but worth it

Other

this was my first ssd and it has worked very well for me so far, boots windows 10 in 11.7s according to task manager, i wish i had bought the 240GB though

Comments Sorted by:

Dizzlepop12 5 Builds 3 points 6 days ago

Why the I7 over an R7 1700? If you're editing and rendering, it's better in every way.

jpcoker3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

well when i started this build it wasn't out and i had already bought a motherboard, and im just not a huge fan of AMD, ive had bad experiences

jpcoker3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

tbh i willl probably do more gaming then rendering

kingpappy007 2 points 6 days ago

Nice job man looks clean

jpcoker3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

thanks!

DarkestAurora 2 points 6 days ago

I would have gone with an SSD and a single 2tb HHD, but other than that, great build

jpcoker3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

ssd a the bottom of the list, just in case you missed it, but I had bought one of them a while back and then saw the same one on sale at micro center and i just said why not, i mean storage is storage

DarkestAurora 1 point 5 days ago

Once again I take that back, wrong comment chain

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Beddah 2 points 6 days ago

um well its amazing so what more could you want

Maybe... Ryzen 7 1700?

jpcoker3 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

ryzen wasnt out when i started this build and i didnt feel like rebuying parts, i did consider ryzen but it was too much extra time and money over the parts i already had