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The computer that I built. AMD based

by BaronKDA

28
17 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 5, 2016

Date Built

May 3, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.15GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.2GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

50.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

83.0° C

Description

Built in Denmark. Didn't bother changing the prices but most parts were bought on -20-35% sales in the last month. Also got some red sleeved cable extenders for style.

The deepcool captain 240 was hell on earth to front mount in intake push mode since the screws only barely thread to the rad in that config (much easier to mount rad as exhaust with the other included screws. But it was the only part that I had any major issues with.

Very satisfied with this build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Love the value. Picked up one of the old sku's without the wraith cooler very cheaply. Overclock went smooth.

CPU Cooler

Great look! Hell to mount as a intake in push config. Add ½ star if you want this as an exhaust in push. Doesn't cool quite as good as other 240mm CLCs. But price is in line with that.

Motherboard

Insane motherboard. Got it with a healthy rebate + sale. Very satisfied with all aspects. This is the new standard for 970 mobos.

Memory

Works like ram does. Looks good.

Storage

Beastly. Got this on a great sale. Love the showcase look in the case.

Storage

Cheap mass storage. Will probably add a 3 TB wd black when budget allows it.

Video Card

Great price to performance gpu. Only one displayport is annoying and limits the card. Does a great job in most games.

Edit: runs very hot in some dx12 games (hitman especially)

Case

A joy to work in. Great value case. Also looks great. I decided to go with the full black version instead of the red/black version. And it does look more subtle and more options if I do a rebuild in the case later on.

Power Supply

Works well. Was impossible to find a set of custom sleeved cables here unfortunately. So I made due with extenders which did make cable management much harder.

Comments Sorted by:

EdInk 11 Builds 3 points 28 months ago

Defo on the red team, +1

Variable.variables 2 points 28 months ago

I must figure out how to do those cables... Could you link me to any tutorials? Very clean build.

BaronKDA submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

The cable extenders were from bitfenix. Looks great but the pcie ones were abit long. It's a snakejob under the psu shroud.

Variable.variables 2 points 28 months ago

I'll certainly take a look at Bitfenix' selection. Thanks for the help!

Gooberdad 9 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nice AMD build

Thumbs up

eopest 8 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

About the power supply cables... Performance-PCs might have the cabling you need to do away with those cable extensions. And +1 for building with Team Red; we gotta keep'em going until Zen comes out.

Variable.variables 2 points 28 months ago

Do those cables just completely replace the ones that come with the power supply? Also, do they come fully prepared (no extra sleeving/heatshrinking/attatching connectors, etc.)? That seems like a rather easy option to go with.

BaronKDA submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yes the ones from cablemod will replace all cables with your modular psu. Be sure to check availability in your region. Here the EVGA supernova G2 series where to most widely available complete sleeved sets.

You will pay a premium for a full set compared to only getting extenders for your 24pin and gpu which are the most visible cables.

Variable.variables 2 points 28 months ago

I really hope that they sell OCZ-type cables, and I'll probably only get the cables I need. Thanks again.

eopest 8 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yeah, from the description, they do. They're not extensions, but replacements. I had considered getting a set for my CX600M in my game PC but it I don't think the wiring is compatible.

BaronKDA submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks I did see that cablemod had a series for this psu but there were no danish shops that had them in stock. I will keep an eye on them. The rmx also seems to use a different series than the mainstream RM HX an AX. But i couldn't be sure.

Jäßßäwöçkëë 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Absolutely beautiful team RED build! +1 This is for 1080p gaming I take it ? or 1440p?

BaronKDA submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

A new screen is the next goal. Will probably get an Asus mg278q freesync screen for 1440p. Most benchmarks puts this system in decent shape for 1440p (in some ways better than 1080 since cpu "bottlenecking" is less problematic at higher resolutions.)

I will push the cpu and gpu as much as possible so I got good hopes for 1440p for most titles.

wimpSquad 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Baron! I didn't realize when you commented on my build, but this build provided a lot of inspiration for my own. Good stuff here!

ruganaut 1 point 28 months ago

Would i be able to run a r9 390 on a Corsair cx500m psu?

mrj82 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

not likely, very power hungry card

Angry_Plzen -3 points 28 months ago

+1 for sleeved cables and red ssd but why the X variant, IMO not worth the extra 100$ or euros for that matter

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