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This build was basically an upgrade over the course of a month. The old parts were showing their age, especially in 1080p gaming.

The upgrade began with the CPU, motherboard, and RAM. I wanted to be on the newest platform and wanted good performance, so Skylake was the best choice. The price of DDR4 RAM has decreased drastically over the last two or so years as well, so that was a no-brainer.

The rest of the parts then quickly accumulated as well. Silence, or at least as close to silent as I could get was important to me. The best looking case that delivered this on a budget was the Phanteks Eclipse P400S. The only downside about this case is that it's a complete fingerprint magnet.

The only parts that came from the old build were the cooler and HDD.

The SSD was really cheap, but that's because it's a refurb, so I'm hoping that'll last.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

AIO liquid cooler on a locked cpu? I know it was leftovers, but it still seems a bit wierd... +1 anyway

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

There is now a way to overclock locked skylake cpu's. Don't know much about it but saw something on the tube.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew there was at the start when skylake was released, but I thought they fixed it and didn't know it would come back.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's possible I might have been watching something old.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Still works, just need to downgrade to old BIOS. Got it working with my i5 6400 @ 4.0ghz cryorig c7

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, i own the same case and love it

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have issues with fingerprints also?? If so how do you remove them???

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No not yet, and I own the case for about 4 week by now

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The case looks really empty with the micro-ATX board and the mini GPU. however, still a nice build. im building the same thing basically, only I think I will go with a cube case due to the sizing difference.

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