Description

New build, got all parts weeks ago, just waited for RX 480 to come...

EDIT:

Hi, I've been very busy, so sorry for delayed edit...

So, my brother in law asked me to build him a good-for-next-few-years-PC, so here it is ;) He picked this lovely case, and rest of the build was down to me. I like to keep an eye on budget, so no parts are top shelf, but still pretty good, Me so thinks. Ordered all the parts from different sites across Sweden and Germany, looking for best prices (listed are the prices I payed for, converted to $). Everything was pre-built, and was waiting for release of the GPU, to complete this first RX480 PCPP build!!! and that's why it was so rushed with no description.

Build went easy, only problem was placing the cooler inside (tried all positions, variations, finally putting it at the back) together with all other fans (3 fans came with case, thank you NZXT). Ordered but still waiting for is Deepcool RGB LED-kit.

We didn't use this PC so much yet, but for now, can't report any issues. I read recently about RX480 power draw issues, and I can say, at least for this card in particular, I don't see any problems. Tried it in several games with GPU-Z sensors in background, in both this and my own system, max power draw 135 Watts. Don't know how accurate is this reading, tho.

So, I hope You guys, and my brother in law like it, as I think this came out pretty nice looking, and well performing PC. P.S. More photos when I have time...

Part Reviews

CPU

Perfect price/performance CPU! performs great on stock clock, will overclock later on.

CPU Cooler

Silent, very silent. Temps are also nice, 65C max (ambient 22-26). Kinda Deep Cool.

Motherboard

Great looking, nice UEFI, but one star off for USB3.0 header. Right in the middle of the board, if I saw this before buying, would have gone for Asus Z170I Pro Gaming

Memory

Looks good, don't really care for performance.

Storage

Price is more than OK, used it before, no issues, so I keep using it again.

Video Card

No OC is planned, and I didn't mess with WattMan, so at stock it performs as expected, can't wait for more dx12 games to rock. Temps up to 85C, with fans up to 53%. Surprisingly quiet for a reference, IMHO very good fan profile, with more aggressive profile it could get cooler but loud, not worth it.

Case

Actually I give it 4 stars, but it looks so good, I just can't. Cons: I had problems with screwing thumbscrews on the side panels, just couldn't get it in the right position. Too small area inside to use screwdriver to fix all the fans and there is a lot of that lovely red paint to scratch. Pros: Nice looking, nice big window, nice lighted NZXT logo, light over I/O panel, fan controller which can be PWM driven.

Power Supply

Can't go wrong with EVGA, highly recommended. Super silent, super reliable.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 12 points

Looking kinda clean

Looking kinda mean

I'm so happy he didn't go team green

Ayy AMD, ayy AMD

Got the RX 480!

  • 43 months ago
  • 6 points

Personally I will wait for Zen, to go all Red, this was built for my brother in law.

  • 42 months ago
  • 6 points

Dont be a fanboy cause at the end of the day it doesnt matter what company you're rooting for they just want your money

  • 43 months ago
  • 5 points

$353? I'm pretty sure the 8GB model was supposed to sell for $239, so unless that's a typo, you got shafted on that one

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Sweden, starting prices around $320

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweden, 8GB RX 480 starts from US$320 (available), GTX970 non-reference dropped now to same price. GTX 1070 lowest price $545, GTX 1080 $817

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  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

+2 for manta and 480

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks ;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Congrats on the 480 but you really should have waited for the aftermarket coolers

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the reference cooler is going to be frowned upon as soon as the aftermarket coolers are released. 80C isn't horrible, but its not great either.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly. Definitely couldn't get much of an overclock out of that

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Especially with only the 6-pin, don't know what amd was thinking on that one and then pushing their overclocking.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yeah, I know and I advised my b-in-law to wait, but he wouldn't wait no more haha

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

THE FIRST RX 480 BUILD!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

And it came with a backplate. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I made them open the box in the store to confirm backplate, before I bought it! Looks so much better with backplate, covering full length of the card

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Perfect pic selection. If it doesn't show the 480, it's not worth posting. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Gratz on the first RX 480 build on this site ;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank You!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the first rx 480 build! You beat me :( lmao how's the card treating you?

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks, not sorry to beat You haha. Going really strong, it's up to expectations

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

That 480 looks like the best one you can get right now, good build also.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, backplate makes it shine, thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

looks awesome and you seem so proud of that sexy rx 480. you don't live in the us do you those prices are all high

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

RX 480 is the new sexy ;) I like the looks, fits the rest of the build perfectly

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fans did the NZXT Manta come with?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

3 120mm fans, 2 in front, one in the back.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Rx 480! hip hip hooray! I wish I could afford that processor though. Nice build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Possibly, Zen will bring some prices down, for all of us :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great setup! Just from working in Electronics for over 10 years, specifically in board manufacturing; Never keep an electronics (i.e. Your video card) on carpet. The ESD will either kill it or weaken components on the board that will give out later on.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the tip, it survived this time :) next time will take it more careful

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you put the hard drive? it says it has a 3.5" drive bay but i don't see it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Behind red wall, right behind SSD. Sorry for late reply, haven't been here for a while :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Now it would be "rx480 for 480". Thanks miners :/

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, hurried to be first with RX 480 ;) will edit soon

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, not all of us live in The States... Still best buy card IMHO

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I'm very sorry lol I didn't realise you weren't from the states :D

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  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

This thing was so overhyped it was insane. It's still a good card though.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick test over few games... I'm more than pleased. Hoping that it will get even better as drivers mature

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank You my Lord

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait for the partner cards

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I like Evolv itx, probably my next case... Having had a few AMD cards before, temps are not so different, 35C idle, 85C max up to now, that's not bad, including FurMark. Ambient temps are 22C-26C now in summertime. still, I would advise getting AIB cards, with 8-pin and OC it...

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

jay says that it is very quiet with almost no coil whine but it does run a little hot because of the low rpm on the fan

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Surprised how quiet it stays under load, good fan profile, but you can adjust in WattMan

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hurried home from store to post it hoping for first hahaha

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

He's in Sweden, all their prices on computer parts are pretty high. I'm pretty sure anything from the green team would be proportionally higher.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, prices are high in Sweden, I consider it is OK price, compared to all other cards

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