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This is version 2 of my build (Supernova). Here I go over the key parts in my build:

MSI KRAIT GAMING MOTHERBOARD: I myself very much like the black and white colour scheme as it fits well with modern day Gaming products. It also sports a good array of features: including SLI and CrossFire support, M.2 (PCIe & SATA), 8 channel audio and USB 3.1.

CORSAIR H100I V2: it shows excellent performance in terms of cooling. Allows me to overclock my 6600k quite high while maintaining a reasonable temps. A HUGE upgrade to my be quiet dark rock 3 in terms of performance. Only downside is that it is loud.... VERY.... loud

INTEL CORE I5: Couldn't justify the price difference for the i7 6700k so i went with the next best thing! Overclocks like a dream. performs amazingly. I would say this is the best bang for buck CPU out there (from intel)

R9 390x: Temps can get a little high depending on what game you are playing (as with all AMD cards excluding watercooled ones). Quite a lout card i must say, however the define r5 helps a great amount with keeping things quiet

FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R5: There are many good cases in the market but Iv'e not come by any that offers this amount of sound dampening material on internal surfaces. I’d say the R5 is THE BEST CASE out right now in terms of functionality. It has been a pleasure building in this case.

EVGA 750w PSU: Absolutely DEAD SILENT. Does exactly what it is meant to do. It is modular, which is very helpful in my opinion. Not to mention the cables that come with the PSU are sleeved :D.

SAMSUNG EVO SSD: Extraordinarily fast. Boots up the system in under 15 seconds! Hands down, the best purchase i have made in a long time. Really brings the PC to life. (Quite literally)

CUSTOM CABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: I bought these custom cables not long ago from Silverstone. So sexy!! :D :D :D They really help with the aesthetic side of things.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

clean and pretty, nice build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well balanced build, nice. Have you tried applying a custom fan curve to the graphics card? The cooler is overbuilt so it should handle slow, quiet, fan speeds without letting the card pass its throttling temperature.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Been there, done that. Doesn't help. AMD just have really hot cards unfortunately

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You mentioned that you were looking for a silent case, but I would suggest a case from bequiet. I know you dont like their coolers but there cases are definitely solid.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Im more than happy with the define r5. thanks for the suggestion though :)