Description

Upgraded the XANA build to 2.0 by upgrading a few components being that the build was designed to "grow" with times building itself around its everyday usage.

1)Graphics: 1st step was to remove the EVGA GTX 970 and replace it with 2 Asus GTX 970 with SLI support to boost the graphics performance in games. Yes, they are essentially the same graphics cards however at the time I preferred the reliability and functionality of the Asus graphics card to the EVGA.

2)Power Supply: The original power supply was a mistake buy resulting in me trying to cut cost, after seeing the more in-depth review and comments on this site I've decided to change the Corsair 600 to the EVGA supernova which is a better quality power supply.

Future Upgrades: over time and use ive noted some ways to improve XANAs performance.

1) CPU Cooler: The current CPU cooler has become dirty and dusty, and isn't performing at its best. The way the cooler is built would make it too much of a hassle to clean. since its a component from the original XANA build I feel its time to remove it. I'm going to use this as a chance to move up to a water-cooled PC which has lower temperature, and less cleaning maintenance.

2)RAM: Adding more RAM just to get a bit more performance from this build.

So please leave question comment and tips below to help me make better upgrades for XANA 3.0 and 4.0

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU cooler is huge. But it looks so cool. That's an interesting look. Good selection for the looks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you lol i plan to upgrade to the V6 though

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I recommend reacher then upgrading to a different air cooler you upgrade to an All in One liquid cooler. There are some good 120mm ones such as the corsair h60 and the cooler master sedion 120. You could get a 240mm one; some good ones being the corsair h100i and the nzxt kraken x61.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Reacher?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Rather. My phone autocorrected it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

what cpu temps you looking at with that cooler, the fx-8350(at least mine) gets up to about 70 degrees(at load) with a noctua nh-u12s which i s a pretty nice cooler.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a better cpu, case, EVGA or SeaSonic PSU, HDD and get rid of the stupid 970 SLI since a 980ti stomps that waste of money.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I wanted to ask how'd you like the case?! I've been wanting to check it out but haven't seen much on it? Does it seem flimsy, easy cable management? Alot of working room?! Lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

case is awesome and built very sturdy, cable management is a B but it works. and air flow is very good. as well as the lights in the case being a major plus. and this case is very spacious!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank goodness lol. I'm not all to worried about cable management. Find some way to tape/tie off in areas you can't see haha. That you for the info! Seeing your build made me add one to my soon to be personal build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I was going to ask. is Clearance for a cpu cooler an issue? Just asking because it's in the compatibility notes that it doesn't know. I see your cooler and think there shouldn't be an issue at all lol. That thing is massive but hey. Cant hurt to ask.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

well back in one of my older builds if you look in my profile it was because the case was a mid tower. but with this case i have no clearance issues at all now

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Very nice indeed. AMD rocks. That "leopard carpets" sucks........:-)

You can easily OC that CPU. The case is amazing. Nice choice! Enjoy your rig.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Lmaoo ikik the carpet sucks but this right doesn't major thxz bro