I always wanted to have a gaming rig at home so I decided to build Blance for gaming purposes and work.
I intend to upgrade her soon into a complete water cooling set-up as soon as I got the time since R9 290 tends to warm up a bit. CPU and GPU are running in stock set-up but will soon OC it. I love the simplicity of Phanteks Case since it’s a full tower, its low price for a full tower and the whole case can be disassembled and modified (which I will). The RAM is amazing and OC to 1866 although I might add another 8GB even though 8GB is pretty much good for gaming. I was having hard time picking either getting NVIDIA GPU’s or AMD but end up AMD because of the price point and I’m happy that I did (Both GPU brands are good no doubt but I won’t get into debate which one is better than the other.) I’ll definitely add new monitors as soon as it’s on sale. Added more fans and went with Corsair SP and AF Quiet Edition and barely hear any noise from the fan. Samsung EVO SSD is dedicated for OS and major programs and HDD is for other programs such as gaming and will get another one and put in either Raid 1 or 0. The motherboard has everything I need which has OC tweakers and supports 3 crossfire but I just end up doing two only. The PSU is enough already to handle the whole build set-up and not to mention it’s fully modular which is great for cable management. To those who are OCD with cable management, it’s not the best arrangement yet so rest assure that I will sort it out.
I’ll do an update once I finalized Blance 2.1 setup. Happy Gaming!