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by Slade84



Date Published

Feb. 20, 2016

Date Built

Feb. 20, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.04 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C


2017 Update : Went from a R9 390 to a 1080ti

Pure gaming desktop with occasional steaming, game recording, and graphic art use.

Plan to add a i7 7700k eventually, and repurpose the i7 6700 (non-K) with the original GPU (390) into a second desktop.

Part Reviews

Video Card

It's great so far, maxes out every game at 1440p and maintains a high FPS above 60 with all eye candy turned on.

The sapphire R9 390 I previously owned, did have better fans (ball bearings = equal less noise) and better stock curves.

I setup my own fan curves with Asus's 'GPU Tweak' software and now the 1080 never goes above 61c much (sometimes it hits 65).

Case Fan

Its the matching fan for the case fans in the fractal design R5.


I love this monitor.


Really loud and deep base, they look okay too. Sound quality is ok, what you expect for 40 dollars.

Comments Sorted by:

Gooberdad 10 Builds 3 points 38 months ago

Ok no more drunk posts, Slade.

pixel636 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago


Slade84 submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I cleaned it up a little .

Dmolitor 3 Builds 3 points 38 months ago

How do you like that monitor?

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I love it, first monitor above a 1080p. I almost settled for a 1080p but this was worth it, its like two monitors almost. The tn panel I think I get why it's is better, you can almost see the grain sometimes but honestly for the price point it negligible

Cons though are since its one of the cheaper 1440 144hz plus free sync ur menu options are little sparse and the button placement sucks. No pivoting stand. I love it posted pics of games

Clitt 3 points 37 months ago

Hey... How many frames and at what settings do you run 1440p games? I'm debating on whether or not I should spend the extra $100 for 144hz with a 390.

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

This all depends on what games you plan on playing.

I got the 1440p with the plan to get a second 390 soon aswell, mainly for DCS.

For DCS I get around 70 to 100+ fps at 1440p using Med with alitle bit of high settings. Sometimes it dips lower, and then when Im flying around the vegas strip, it goes to the 30s, the game is always being worked on and isn't a good game to measure by. Realistically I would need to crossfire, or get two better cards, to run at high/max settings and get 100+ fps atleast, I know its not 144fps, but whatever its nice having that option. plus the monitor will last a long a time, and make a great second monitor in the future. Think 4k realistically I suppose for your regular old gaming, the 1440p was a comprimise for me, also its nice in flight sims due to zooming in and little details I enjoy, its hard to go back to 1080p now with games. Star citizen is one I do use 1080p though, but I do run the game on high =) settings, i doublt i get over 60s, maybe 40 max is what im hitting

CS:GO, TF2 obviously can get really pushed to the max, also LoL moba games, this pc would run at 200+ fps at 1440p

oh yeah the new unreal tornament is awesome at 1440 and runs fast.

Clitt 2 points 36 months ago

Okay thanks for the reply :)

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

truth be told, i probably could have done without the fancy gaming monitor (its also has 1ms refresh rate, and i never get screen tearing with freesync plus v-sync, no matter how hectic)

Its more of a peace of mind, and i was thinking of giving CS:GO a chance one of these days, but its so ******* COD twitchy, IDK i already play unreal tourny alpha here and there now.

I have rb6 seige for the ps4, so honestly im just waiting on Doom I guess to play a real stunner on here, not that DCS and star citizen aren't stunner, but I do enjoy good old fashioned games too with stories and cool art.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 38 months ago

Jokes aside solid build.+1

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Thanks, glad I went through with this.

xpr0metheusx 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Great build. Nice color scheme. Good recommendation on the wifi card. And War Thunder! +1

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago


Brettstick 2 points 37 months ago

i ended up with the almost same exact build. only difference is i went with the 6600k. just ordered my parts. plan on running 1080. hope it runs like a beast.

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

It will kill games at 1080p. What games do you play?

Brettstick 2 points 37 months ago

Plan on playing fallout 4, gta V stuff like that but I mostly play games like path of exile and Diablo 3 so those aren't that intensive in the first place. Hoping it'll last me good for about 4 years before I plan on building another.

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

yeah you should be fine. in 4 years time, you might just need a gpu upgrade or a cpu and gpu upgrade maybe, extra ram and a 4k monitor

bospk 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Hi there. We certainly do have similar parts! I haven't set up my monitor all the way yet (i.e. haven't experimented with FreeSync) hope you're enjoying it!

Slade84 submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago


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Slade84 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

It's from IKEA, I forget the name. It was 30$ for the table top and 15$ for the legs.

Now I have it on a Marble kitchen table that was too big for the kitchen.

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