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I use the pc strictly for gaming and I wished to build as silent as possible under load. Therefore I used the Be quiet! silent wings 2(140 mm at 1000 RPM) fans as intake and exhaust at the front and top cover of the pc case respectively. I overclocked the CPU with 20%. There is legroom for more(higher overclock) but as I am cooling my CPU with the Be Quiet! Dark rock pro 3(with silence in mind), I rather not ;)

In my opinion the AMD R9 290x is the best bang for your buck GPU right now. Some might argue that the GTX 970 is more efficient and perform almost equally, but at least AMD doesn't falsely advertise with how much ram you really can utilize from their GPU's .. I'm just kidding NVIDIA fan boys! To be honest I only bought this GPU as a temporary GPU I could use to play 1080p gaming 60 FPS at max settings till the new Titan extreme or R9 3xx series comes out. Therefore I will also wait with buying a monitor till I upgrade my GPU as I'm looking for a freesync or G-sync monitor :)

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the noise from the 290x? I am looking at this case for my 4690k and 290x. my Cooler master 431 elite Is not cutting it anymore.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This particularly card doesn't bother you at all. Gaming at max settings 1200p is almost silent :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the case , is the case silent enough? Also, did you put the hard drive ?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion you need to change the stock fans in the case, to make it really silent. But this solution I have is dead silent.

  • 62 months ago
  • -1 points

You bought an i7 strictly for gaming really? unless games are optimised for 2 or more cores in the next few years you've wasted money plus HT does sweet FA for games.

awesome platinum PSU, but a 1200W PSU - for a single 290x ??? - makes no sense.

You've clearly invested alot of money in this build and an i5 CPU will perform the same in all titles over the next 4 years at a fraction of the cost. also DDR4 is overpriced and overrated. check some ram benchmarks out for gaming - you wouldn't notice the difference EVER whilst gaming.

Sure, an awesome build for 3d modeling / video rendering machine. as a gaming machine, it's a poor investment in my humble opinion.

Love the case btw , very smart indeed! :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Not all games would be the same, there are quite a few that utilise up to four cores, but for gaming I would still agree i7 (especially 6 core) is a waste.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :)

I just really wanted to future proof my build. The 1200W PSU Is silent under load in this machine which(fans kicks on at over 40% load) and then I have legroom for a crossfire setup in the future :) Sadly the 2011-v3 socket doesn't support DDR3 so what was I to do.