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My old PC build was basically 3570K that hated overclocking at all, two 7970's OC in crossfire, 16Gb of Corsair Vengeance, a H100i that had an annoying pump knock, all in a Azza Hurricane 2000R. Went to PS4 for awhile, poor frame rates on Fallout 4 brought me back here.

Overall a lot better performance and more stable that my old build, OC's pretty easy too, temps aren't bad. Overall I had a great time building this thing.

Looking forward to taking on Battlefield 1, and Titanfall 2 with this machine.

Notes. When playing with Overclocking it did not like a Vcore of 1.28, really likes 1.275 though, at 4.5Ghz. Ram is set to 2400. I haven't tried to push it any further than 4.5Ghz, but it reached it with ease and has proven to be stable so in the near future I may push it more.

If I had to do it all again I think I would go for the 6700K though for the price, the 6600K isn't bottle necking me in anything but I believe the 6700K is more future proof.

I know the Reference Radeon Rx480 received a lot of negative attention for going over Pcie specifications, but I'm running it with Compability mode on, a slight under volt with an overclock and its been running great, every game I've thrown at is so far runs everything maxed out at 1080p. WIth Fallout 4 I have it was a vast amount of mods to improve the visuals, and it still stays solid at 60FPS. I've also pushed the card more in some instances and ran some games at 1440 with Amd's virtual super resolution, it did admirably.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD 480 +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The reference got a bad rap for very little if you ask me, great card.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't know of any burnt-out motherboards where the RX480 was to blame, and tbh the issue may have come about when people started overclocking the card. at any rate, a driver update earlier in the month fixed the issue and now power draw is biased towards the auxiliary connection.

still not nearly as concerning as the GTX590 instance, if you ask me.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I run my card in compatibility mode, and to be safe undervolted it but was still able to OC it to 1300Mhz without any problem. I was lucky I didn't get my build done till after the update (fix) was released, but even if I popped it right into a rig I doubt any real damage would have came from it.

The GTX 590 Im not familiar, I read one GTX card was really bad for going over spec as well I assume that was the model??

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

there was a driver issue with the GTX 590 that literally caused the card to blow up. and now that you mention it, i think it was either the 600 or 700 series where MSI was found to be out of spec with their cards, but that's a board partner issue more than an issue with the chip itself. and of course, we'll never live down the 3.5GB VRAM debacle with the 970s. it's only a matter of time before we find something wrong with Pascal, other than its very low release stock.

so yeah, Nvidia fanboys have enough on their plate as it is.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll stick with Amd, video cards may have higher temps in alot of instances but they seem to just run forever and the software updates never cease to amaze me, often great performance boosts.

I didn't know about the 590 destroying itself though that's pretty crazy, and I think you right the MSI card is the one I was thinking of. For the 4Gb of VRAM actually 3.5 at least everyones getting $30 :p

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

the 580 is bettttttttter

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Your ram should be in slots 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 not 3 and 4

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up realizing my mistake the day after I built it, may not be super noticeable but it should be fixed in the later pictures.

Thank you for the heads up though, I appreciate it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i like this setup. glad to see you managed to get ahold of an RX 480. seems like everyone's been out of reasonably-priced stock since launch

i couldn't help but notice that you bought a Redragon Perdition mouse. what are your thoughts on it, because i sure as heck don't like mine.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually ordered the Rx 480 release day, weeks before I even planned the rest of my build, so everything else sort of was planned around it.

The Redragon Perdition isn't bad, I thought I'd like it more at first...Hated it for about 3 days and got used to it if I had the money I would have went for RAT 5 mouse, had one on my old build loved it. Weird to look at, but amazing feel. Though the redragon is growing on me abit. i just use it on the green setting for DPI.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

lucky you!

i've gotten used to mine, but that doesn't excuse the fact that i'm looking for a replacement. i mean, it's not entirely useless. :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's your 8350 build its still a relevant system thats keeping alot of gamers going, or if your talking about your 4790K processor wise you got me beat still :p

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i was actually referring to the mouse, but i totally agree either way. incidentally, i've had much better experiences on AMD hardware than Intel. i see no point in dumping another $600-800 on a new Intel platform where the only benefits i would see would be maybe 10 percent better performance and some shiny new interfaces i won't be using anytime soon.

yet i'm expecting to do exactly that when Zen becomes available. if the eight-core Zen CPU does as good if not better than my 4790K in single-core performance, then hell yeah i'm getting one!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome back brother. Tonight we drink in 60 FPS and laugh in Ultra Settings!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes we will, nice to be back. :)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, just a pro tip, use a static pressure fan for cooling the radiator you will find it from corsair also with the exact same look (corsair SP120)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip, when I was looking I was having difficulties locating them in stock. I originally ordered a pair of the SP120s on Amazon listed in stock, but two weeks later still hadn't shipped, support knew nothing so I cancelled and went with the quite edition they shipped out next day at least. :(

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, eh :P

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