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Storm (V2)

by trylaarsdam


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Date Published

July 5, 2018

Date Built

July 5, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C


UPDATE: Had to RMA motherboard because all rgb strips and headers stopped working, took 15 business days unlike the advertised 10. Asus support is INCOMPETENT and SLOW

This is just a small revision build from my first custom PC. Added an RGB strip and did some more cable management in the back, flipped some fans to improve airflow, etc.

Everything works great, and I'm really impressed with the CPU cooler. Bought it mainly for the Aura style, but it is very quiet and keeps the CPU cool even under a midrange OC.

Mainly use this for Resolve, gaming, and general stuff.

Pictures from Pixel XL

Overclocking: CPU - 5.0 Ghz. RAM - 3200 Mhz. GPU - 2000 Mhz

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

OCed my 8600k to 5.0ghz just fine, max temps are about 89C under sustained full load at 5ghz


Motherboard works just fine, and BIOS is easy to navigate if you can stand having your cursor move extremely fast. In my board at least, the RGB headers and integrated RGB strip stopped responding to AURA after a few weeks, then suddenly after about a month of having the computer unplugged and (obviously) off, the headers and strip stopped working completely, not lighting up their strips or sending any voltage. After a lengthy call with ASUS support, realizing their reps are completely incompetent, getting an RMA and waiting 15 business days for my motherboard to arrive back, I finally have a working motherboard. For the time being.


It’s ram, what can I say. Really clean and not tacky with the RGB unlike some other brands like TEAM and Geil. Doesn’t always show up in AURA and usually won’t respond to commands from aura, but from my experience that is AURA being the piece of junk software it is, not this beautiful ram.


Just as fast as a 960 Evo from Samsung and nearly as fast as a 970 Evo, this thing is a beast for load times and cheaper than Samsung

Video Card

Quiet if you aren’t running fan at max and darn powerful (compared to my old GTX 1050)

Power Supply

Gets the job done, but can get a little loud during peak usage.

Operating System

Installation was easy, but just wish there was some option to turn off Microsoft's compelentary spyware during setup


Bright, RGB, and great length for the buck

Comments Sorted by:

LeMMingSlayeR 23 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

5Ghz on a $30 120mm air cooler? Impressive! I had so-so experiences with Deepcool in the past, but that new GT cooler looks like it's got some juice. Very clean build, thanks for sharing!


trylaarsdam submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago


EASTER_EGG 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

looks clean!

trylaarsdam submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thx. Adding cablemod cables later once my bank account recovers somewhat

TechTuberTV 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Just get the extensions, they are like for $35 without the cable combs...

trylaarsdam submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I've been thinking about those; but I'm not sure about the clearsnce/room in the back of the case without removing the HDD bays. I do agree they are a better option though.

TechTuberTV 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

No I don't think there would be a clearance issue since they are just extensions but it's up to you. +1 Deepcool and Asus Aura. Oh and how are your 1070ti temps?

trylaarsdam submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Great actually. Idles at ~35C and maxes out with full fan speed at ~75C. With the fan at a somewhat quiet speed ~82C. When the fan on a FE is maxed it makes quite a whining noise which is audible over all the other maxed out fans.

EASTER_EGG 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

fair enough

TechTuberTV 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

How did you get a 1070ti for $399.99?

trylaarsdam submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Had a gift card from the past and bought it straight from Nvidia

PocketPixel 1 point 9 months ago

i love the fact that you needed to purchase the right to pay tax lol xD

trylaarsdam submitter 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Lol if only Amazon didn't charge tax... (Dern supreme Court)