Description

Build: Intel core i5 6600k 3.5GHz; Cooler Master 212 Evo; Asus Maximus VIII Ranger; Crucial 16GB DDR-4 2133; 2x Samsung 850 Evo 250GB; Fractal Design Define S; Evga 750W 80+ gold G2; 2x Fractal Design GP-14WT 140mm; Dell U2515H 25" (1440p)

RMA Update: I RMA the Sapphire R9 390X Trix because I was disappointed by its performance. I'm now waiting for the release of Pascal/Polaris and include one of these videocards in the build.

Planned update build: 1x Fractal Design GP14-WT; 1x Videocard Pascal/Polaris

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build.. R5 is awesome.. I have the same case and love the simplistic look of it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Define S, R5 has drive bays and hard drive cages.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol. I guess if i remove that its the same?! Haha

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

very close if you remove them, but the define s has 3 3.5 in slots in the back.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's true that the Define S and R5 are great cases! I chose the Define S because I didn't need the bays and like the airflow, but Fractal Design makes amazing cases!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a great black build. 7u7

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I Actually didn't select on color , but I guess it worked out in the end. I just wanted the best performance and these parts seemed like the best bang for the buck :-)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Hope Pascal/Polaris works out for ya

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope so too! I have high expectations for performance/price performance. I believe the first pascal presentation is tomorrow for a select few, but I'm looking forward most to the Polaris chip cards from AMD which is speculated to arrive in June.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard that the 1080 and 1080 Ti cards are coming out before the 1070, which is a bummer for me because I'm currently selecting parts for my build and I might be able to fit a 1070 with my budget. Only problem is that it hasn't come out yet! I'm tired of waiting!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Today is the nvidia presentation so lets hope that they'll shed some light into that. Hope that all the versions come asap though!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on putting a 1070 in my build! I'm happy to hear it performs better than a titan x

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too! I expect to buy an gtx 1070 since the difference between that and the gtx1080 doesn't seem to be that much although I'll wait until we get some proper benchmarks from 3rd party reviewers.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

super clean, that r5 is so nice to work with.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I agree that the Define S and R5 are wonderful cases!

I actually almost bought the Silverstone FT05 because it has an amazing airflow mechanism, but I decided to invest that extra cash in a better PSU.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like your monitor? Where did you get it? Can you compare to a 1080p monitor?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon. I would recon to just save a bit more and go straight for 4K. Especially now with the new generation gpu's.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

hey i'm planning on doing a similar build. How is the hyper 212 ? is it quiet enough under load ? do you find that the combination of three case fans is enough airflow ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it a lot. I don't hear anything and imo the airflow is good