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The Extrion XT - My modded midrange build

by ShadowTechXTS

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5 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 18, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.04GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.0GHz

Description

To start off, I built this about a year ago which is why I have a 380x instead of a 480/1060.

Anyway I use this build for mostly gaming and some content creation (although I do most of my editing in Final Cut Pro on my MacBook Pro 2013). While building this I did run into a couple of issues, the main one is that I bent a CPU pin on the board and it ended up not posting, so I freaked out and started panicking to realize that I didn't actually bend a pin (or maybe I did and by some miracle this works) and I forgot to put the RAM in, so I did that and it worked fine.

Modding

So I liked the idea of having a PSU cover similar to the S340, H440, and other newer cases, so I decided that I'd make one. I got a sheet of Aluminum and got my dad to cut it perfectly to size, then we spray painted it black, I think it looks pretty good but you can see for yourself in the pictures.

Oh yeah and I also wrapped the RAM in carbon fiber because it looks cool.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

It's cool and quiet, it also performs better than the 212 series.

Motherboard

It's a decent cheap mATX board. BIOS v1.90 supports OCing

Storage

SSDs are essential to me now, this thing makes the system so much faster.

Video Card

It's a great 1080p card, but the price is weird right now and the 480 is out anyway.

Case

It's a decent case until you mod it, then it becomes a lot more decent.

Case Fan

It's a fan with a light.

It's cool.

Get it?

Monitor

Good viewing angles and screen size.

Monitor

Ultrawides are the future and Freesync is awesome.

Comments Sorted by:

Durdak 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Dig the purple lights very nice.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Nice purple and blue theme.

Thumbs up.

EB_Capital 1 point 10 months ago

Sweet build man...curious will this MOBO cap RAM's ability @ 1600? So adding anything like 1866 or 2400 would be pointless?

ShadowTechXTS submitter 6 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Yeah, although faster RAM doesn't impact performance much anyway.

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ShadowTechXTS submitter 6 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

lol thanks

They're cablemod RGB LEDs btw

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