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The Cogitator

by EuroBudgetGamer



Date Published

Aug. 26, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 24, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate



This build marks my return to desktop PC as my main computing machine, after 8 years of laptop use. I built this as a productivity machine with the side option of doing decent 1080p gaming. Main use will be video and image editing, web design and development. I might also get into a bit of light streaming at some point too.

Some of the parts were bought ahead of time (I got the SSD last Black Friday) while the bulk of them were ordered mid August. I decided to go as far as possible with the backbone of the build (CPU + MB + PSU) while allowing plenty of space to upgrade at a later time.

First thing I noticed about this build is how quiet it is. The stock Wraith cooler, the case fans, the PSU... it's like a whisper. Absolutely no comparison with the jet sound of my laptop. The base performance is also amazing to me. Cinebench score of this new machine is 1431 compared to the 482 of the laptop. No comparison.

I will update with some more pictures later and perhaps expand on this description.

Funny stuff: I have ordered my RAM from Overclockers UK and they included a small bag of Haribo in the envelope. Cheers, guys!

Comments Sorted by:

MannyPCs 2 points 6 months ago

+1 for the german gummies. I love them.

DWfanboi 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

+1 because corgis are the best dog!

EuroBudgetGamer submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

What corgis?

DWfanboi 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Wtf I read Coginator as Corginator

EuroBudgetGamer submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

No problem. I am more of a cat person, but I do find corgis to be awesome dogs.

As for the name - it is Cogitator. This is how computers are called in Warhammer 40K. If the drop of my Latin knowledge still holds true, it means "Logic Engine" or "Thinking Machine".

FAndrade760 1 point 4 months ago

How is the RAM holding up for you? Were you able to clock it to 2993MHz with that motherboard?

EuroBudgetGamer submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I have the RAM working indeed at 2993MHz. However I had to leave the CPU on default settings to do that. Any bump in CPU speed made the system crash either directly or during stress test. I'm fairly sure I will need to up the voltage as well (default is somewhere around 1.18something). However this is already a huge improvement over my previous machine that I don't feel yet the need to squeeze the last drop of performance.

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EuroBudgetGamer submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I can play World of Tanks and World of Warships over 75fps at max details. Now, I just put the machine together so I didn't run too many test. I am planning to do that over the next few days. But overall I have no problem at 1080p with High or Very High settings so far.

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