Description

Who the hell do you think I am???!??!??!

Bought it in phases.. Got the processor on ebay used from a reputable seller for 270. Went with a Z170 mobo in order to BCLK overclock it to 4.5ghz...poor man's i7. m.2 is the boot drive, the SSD I got on sale and is for games and the 3tb HDD is for storage.

I had one RX480 from a previous system but I decided to upgrade and get an HTC Vive so I added another one. After much testing, my GPU Core temps were in the mid 80's... still under specs but too toasty for my comfort... sprung for Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo II coolers for both cards. Even at 100% the fans aren't as loud as the stock cooler and now both are sitting in the high 60's while benchmarking... Also, no more throttling :)

Keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc where from previous build.

Oh yeah, I sprung for the NZXT cooling so I got the Hue+ and I ordered 3 Aer 140MM Fans to replace all of the case fans. I will update with pics once they come in. I mostly just use it as white or the setting to run with the audio bass but the disco Spectrum setting is fun but only a few minutes at a time :)

Part Reviews

CPU

I got it cheap second hand on ebay and it overclocked like a champ... has been running steadily at 4.5GHZ. I haven't tried to go any higher, it's not really needed.

CPU Cooler

Quiet Unit.. very classy and the lighting is entertaining plus it keeps my CPU cool and is very quiet

Motherboard

I wish it had more fan headers..... other than that it's been solid so far

Memory

I have to have my slots full.... lol that didn't come out right. Anyway's I knew I would never need more than 16GB of RAM so I went ahead and got a 4x4GB configuration because it looks more "complete" to me. Good value for the money and have been stable so far

Storage

Very fast....very very fast. I am booting up very quickly at around the 10 second mark with this SSD and the mobo's Ultra Fast boot setting

Storage

Ask me now and I should have gotten two but that's because I loaded almost all my games on here. The loading times are significantly reduced and I actually got this drive for $87 on sale in amazon

Storage

I can't hear it and it's huge.... I haven't had it for years yet so I can't comment on the longevity but so far so good.

Video Card

I originally bought these for the backplate and the higher clocks, I bought the first one when there weren't any 3rd party coolers available yet and had to get the second to match. Then I ditched it all and had to upgrade the coolers to Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo II. Very quiet and very cool but was it worth it??? Probably not, plus the stickers don't match my red and black build so I'm going to have to do something about that.... They used to throttle and I would get warnings about my GPU being in the mid 80s so I'm not going to rate them as 5 stars.

Case

Very easy to work in... very pretty and obviously very classy with the tempered glass front.

Optical Drive

Got it hoping to be able to play 4k Blurays on it.... I'm hoping somebody comes through on this front. It can read the discs but currently there's no player out. PowerDVD might be the first here soon

Monitor

Freesync is awesome... don't pay more for GSync

Mouse

Gets it done and it's cheap enough to replace if it breaks

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 11 points

YOUR PC WILL BE THE ONE TO PIERCE THE HEAVENS!

  • 34 months ago
  • 5 points

ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWA

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

ROCK ON

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

THANK YOU

  • 31 months ago
  • 4 points

Is this the build that will pierce Yoko? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

I knew I wasn't the only person her with twin RX480's. We both have XFX cards too!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

haha well in hindsight it kind of worked out that way but I wouldn't have gone this route if I didn't already have the previous one but yeah, no complaints :)

I also always wanted to try crossfire

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

All I need to do is actually construct the "beast" and get some pictures. Then I can experience the wonders of Crossfire for myself.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

it's all about the cable management... good luck :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

anyone else notice that most of the recent builds being posted are in Phanteks cases?? I just built one in a Phanteks case as well... lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

hey what can I say... I like the aesthetics and building in it was a breeze

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree! plus they have all the features most people want!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I definitely recommend. it is very well designed and all the cable management features are top notch!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome...

...and I am a fellow Eleven, so it makes it more awesome.

+11

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

holy **** i like gurren lagann, although i rarely watch it (i'm thinking about watching it later). i only watch japanese sub because i don't really like english dub but occasionally listens to the dub but still. nice pc bro! also nice crossfire of radeon rx 480s xd

+1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! yeah it's my favorite anime ever :) For some reason I'm really drawn to it's cheesy hypermasculinity.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build dude. love the anime theme +1. I built an anime themed one myself you should take a look it has a gurren laggan accessory you might like lol ;P

here is the link: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/DWHNnQ

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

hahaha dude... nice mousepad. I wish I could sport one like that with a straight face :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

haha yea you get used to it after a while and forget that your wrist rest are Yoko's boobs

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

hahaha that's great

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of performance do you get from the dual RX 480's?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on the game.... I'm getting 110+ in Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of Mordor and The Division. Other games don't support it and I still get 70ish FPS @ 2560x1080

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

LETS SEE YOU GRIT THOSE TEETH!!!!!! This is easily one of my favorite builds on this website. I actually had to stop lurking to comment. TDG stands for Team Dai Gurren so im a fellow fan. Where did you get the skull decal? Great job on this build.

WATCH GURREN LAGANN!<<<

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Always glad to meet a fellow fan. I got the decal on Amazon

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Ore wo dare da to omotte yagaru?!

+1 for the theme

also:

Don't believe in the you that believes in me and don't believe in the me that believes in you. Believe in the you that believes in yourself

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Aniki!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

hey is there enough space to do a pushpull from the top?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

since the mobo's heatsinks aren't very tall then yes, the fans are offset to the side to give you the space

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Motherboard: CPU! TIME TO COMBINE! i7: But...but...we can't Motherboard [grabs i7 and places it in the 1151 socket] Power On! What...what is this?! i7 has gained control of the pc TENGEN TOPPA, GURREN LAGANN ¯_(ツ)_/¯ just had to

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

wow! but better put the radiator in the front. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMxZgvves

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah but then I won't have the pretty Aer fans to look at in the front. GPUs stay cool now and so does the CPU so it's not like I'm hurting for the few degrees difference it will make.

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

mhh okay....

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What's on those video cards?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, interesting.

At first glance I thought they were these http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/45003-2/EVGA+GTX+580+SCE+backplate+connectors.jpg and I was wondering why you put them as RX 480's LOL

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that wouldn't run VR lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the PSU doing for those cards? I have the same PSU and a single RX 480, which I am temped to CrossFire, but I was worried about the PSU not being enough power (I'm really picky about power supplies)...

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

so far so good, I haven't seen any issues yet. It stays relatively quiet and my cards aren't throttling anymore so I guess the PS is doing it's job

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I have a 29" ultrawide with one rx 480 watercooled, what's the crossfire like?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Gave me some issues with the newest driver update, I had to disable Crossfire to prevent my PC from locking up. Overall, I am not pleased

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm ok thanks

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

might have been just me but downgrading drivers fixed it.. but it was a real bummer. Plus most VR games don't support crossfire, or at least the ones I have tested so far don't

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not really into VR, my ultrawide is quite demanding of my single 480. Thanks for the advice

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any clearance issues with your radiator and the cables coming out of your dvd drive?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

no clearance issues, they are spread enough apart to not cause problems on this case

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

love Gurren Lagann one of my favorite anime next to blue exorcist +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your BIOS version? Currently, I have 2x4GB Corsair 2666 ram. Planning for 4x4GB. A quick search on google shows a old reddit discussion about compatibility with a slots filled. (https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/3rrrob/build_complete_ram_issues_z170_4x4gb/) I'm worried.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

insane build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

hey can i ask where you got those lights? I'm pretty interested myself.

edit: i ******* love gurren lagann.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the LED light kit that came with the controller from NZXT. Got it at amazon

  • 34 months ago
  • -1 points

kamina dies in the 8th episode

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

SPOILER ALERT

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You can call me Aniki :)