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The Space Heater (First Build)

by bajerrrr



Date Published

Dec. 17, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 12, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.175 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C


R9 390- Crossfire r9 390s are about the same if not better than a 980 ti. And AMD is supposedly going to have larger performance increases in DX12 :P They were also cheaper. i5 6600k- good for gaming. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO- cheap, and good performance

This is my first build, and pcpartpicker helped a lot. I will be using this pc for gaming alone probably.

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EdInk 11 Builds 4 points 37 months ago

I like overall build .... for going Phanteks +1...it just ooozes quality...enjoy your 4K beast!

I'm sticking with red team too, promising future.

Shocktonix 3 points 37 months ago

Agree on the phanteks part. I have had an NZXT case shatter twice in shipping. refunded it for a Corsair 760T, glass was shattered in shipping. Returned that then got a phanteks. Never been more pleased with any other brand since. (And just got my hands on the Red edition EVOLV itx)

bajerrrr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thank you! The phanteks case was very nice.

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mtrapuzz 3 Builds 3 points 37 months ago

Run that top GPU wiring the same way you did for the bottom and it will look better.

bajerrrr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I will try that out.

Anarchoprimitiv 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

I'm very interested to know what kind of FPS a crossfire 390 configuration can achieve, can you share some from any games you play?

bajerrrr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I get about 140ish fps on bf4 1080p ultra 4xmsaa. IT is sometimes higher. Firestrike normal i get around 1730ish. The cpu is holding the score back at the physics portion. Valley benchmark 5800ish. I dont have much games. Th e only game i played before this was csgo. I hope to start playing some triple a games after this.

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jay227ify 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

More pics OP?

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Looks really good! Nicely done with this build, and great work for the parts. Too bad there is no SSD but you still get a plus one. Good job with this build.

bajerrrr submitter 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thank you! i hope to get a ssd in the future.

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

No problem and sounds good!

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Bor3alis 1 point 37 months ago

Really nice build! It's exciting to see new posts with skylake and the 300 series, it all seems so new. Love the part selection

JaredjTav 1 point 37 months ago

This is probably a better question for a forum or something but this is the first crossfire 390 build I've ever seen on here so I thought I'd ask. I'm currently gettring parts to start building my first pc and I'm deciding whether I should get a 390 or a Gtx 970. I can't afford a 980 all up front so that is why I was thinking the 970. But there is a lot of discussion over the 390 vs the 970 and I'm not sure which is better. The problem is if I want to upgrade in the future I can't sli a 970 because my board doesn't support it. But it is crossfire compatible. So does anyone have some input on whether I should go 390(and maybe get a second in the future) or just do one 970 and maybe just get a whole new graphics card later?

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Corbindalllas 1 point 37 months ago

Good Build +1

rhymes116 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

nice job! Clean!

PrestonC 1 point 37 months ago

Nice GPU Choice, nice case, nice **** lol. Maybe change the cables from the top gpu to go like the bottom card. Nice build and my one 390 warms my room, how is two?

bajerrrr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thank you! I will probably change the cables.

oldfan13672 1 point 37 months ago

Very nice build and great choice with the dual r9 390. With further Crimson Driver updates and DirectX 12 integration, those cards for DirectX 12 titles will give you a 20%-35% boost in frame rates. Sure they may heat up a little, but if you have proper airflow routing and cooling you can avoid that. By the way you probably want an SSD to have the best possible performance. The faster access speeds and the higher read/write speeds you can get up to a certain point, the better performance you will have. I have used a Samsung 850 Pro 256gb SSD and a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD, of which the 950 Pro had the best read and write speeds. I think a a Sata 6Gbps SSD will benefit you greatly as a mechanical hard drive may struggle with being the main storage.

bajerrrr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

yeah i want a ssd as soon as possible. :)

Smaster7772 1 point 35 months ago

Thinking about the 6600k and 2x 390 combo, can you post some benchmarks?

ZAER 1 point 27 months ago

What happened to the other pictures? Did you delete 'cause you weren't pleased? or did you do something else?

sorry for so many questions
bajerrrr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I accidently deleted it from the post and I already deleted them from my computer. Im to lazy to get more pictures, so there is nothing left on the post now :P

kudosalert 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

How is the build holding up especially with the CPU OC'd? I have a similar setup with Mobo, CPU, air cooler. Been years since I've OC anything so have left my CPU stock. Thinking about OC now. Any tips or resources you could share with this combo would be greatly appreciated. I used the gigabyte Mobo software to do a minor OC to 4.0 and it frozed when I first got the system so have not tried since. Will do some reading as well...

AddisonKwong 0 points 37 months ago

R9 390- Crossfire r9 390s are about the same if not better than a 980 ti.

Maybe, but don't forget that you have two cards producing 275 watts each compared to 250 watts for a single gtx 980 ti, causing your room and other components to be hotter, a higher electric bill and forcing you to buy a 1000 watt psu instead of something with less wattage and a lower price.

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Fair point but with AMD's FRTC potentially when both cards are being used it'll consume less power. Bear in mind in non-gaming mode only one card is used and the other idles at around 7-9W. The notion of higher electric bills is if one's playing games or if each card performs at it's max 24/7 (eg mining).

When I game on my 2x 290X', each card uses around 170-190W(FRTC set to 65FPS as my monitor has a max refresh rate of 70Hz). When I OC and benchmark each card draws around 300W. Watching movies/youtube one idles at 8W and other draws around 10-11W (thanks to the new crimson drivers)

Not so expensive afterall eh?

AddisonKwong -1 points 37 months ago

Although you may say that it doesn't majorly affect the electric bill, your room will probably get stuffy and the computer more noisier.

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Sounds like knit-picking to me...HA!

Who games with the volume down? whatever noise it may make will get drown. That said mine are liquid-cooled and all my fans spin between 750-815rpm, even on load....barely audible.

Can't comment on air-cooled one,s although 3rd party coolers are usually quieter.

AddisonKwong -1 points 37 months ago

750-815 is pretty low, what temps are you getting, what is the thickness of your rad? Also, he has TWO of those cards, so that's six fans just for the gpus, and you're wrong about people gaming with high volumes. Not everyone uses headsets and I was just curious to know why he chose those two 390s instead of going for a single graphics card.

PrestonC 1 point 37 months ago

Most people play with headsets

EdInk 11 Builds 0 points 37 months ago

With room temp around 23o C

CPU 24o C idle, 50-52o C load (gaming) GPU1&2 33o C idle, 55-58o C load (gaming)

35mm rads, XSPC EX series

Anarchoprimitiv 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Also not true, unless you live in isolation and have no background noise...are you just trying to find any reason to say something is wrong with crossfire? Or are you really a big Nvidia fan and trying to find any reason to say they're better?

AddisonKwong 1 point 37 months ago

No I'm not a Nvidia fan it's just that I don't understand why not go with one card that performs just as well as two cards, but instead outputs less heat and noise, not to mention that it consumes less power.

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Very good point...I don't know about you but I like filling all my slots..lol

For a new build the one card options is much better or an existing build with one in already then CF/SLI good if the extra cash isn't available to go the one better card route

AddisonKwong 1 point 37 months ago

Maybe some dudes like me don't have and a large room to game in, and I'm sure that those GPUs can make a small room get warm quickly, as I only have a single GPU and can feel the warmth of my computer when in gaming sessions

Anarchoprimitiv 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

You must not pay your own electric bill, otherwise you'd know that those two 390's cost about $5/month more than a 980ti, so it's essentially negligible. As for the heat, I'm sure that's not as big a deal as you make it, I have a trifire configuration and don't notice a change

takethereins 1 point 35 months ago

Or he has solar.

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