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Fist time building a computer and I think it came out pretty good. Everything went smoothly and I've been able to play every new game in high settings. Used the thermal compound that came with cpu cooler, so I'm expecting some kind of cooling difference once I apply the Arctic compound. Still kind of a noob when it comes to overclocking but I was able to get the 860k to 4.4mhz at 1.4v. The R9 380 I managed to get it to 1090mhz clock and raised the memory to 1625mhz.

Believe I got the best case to build on for my first time. Had no complications, but I will be adding more fans for better airflow and cooling. The 200 mm fan in the front imo is not cutting it for the moment. Also, will be getting quieter fans for the cpu cooler.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

"Still kind of a noob when it comes to overclocking but I was able to get the 860k to 4.4mhz at 1.4v. The R9 380 I managed to get it to 1090mhz clock and raised the memory to 1625mhz."I believe you mean GHz, not MHz XD looks like a good build. If you wanted to go gaming, you probably want to go with a Intel processor instead of an AMD (this is what I hear. I use an AMD for gaming, and I never had a problem XD). looks great! you should be able to play modern games and stuff! Nice build!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I meant Ghz haha. Intel was a little bit out of my price range, but that's what I plan on doing for the next build and maybe with an SLI config, the whole nine yards. Thanks man.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Solid build. Good to see you overclocking on your first. Not everyone is comfortable with that. Those CPU temps are ridiculously high though. Way beyond what they should be. I have an older H100i with that processor at 4.5Ghz and don't get that hot with all 4 cores loaded up. It looks like your radiator fans are exhausting out the top of the case. You might try reversing them and see if that helps. At least until you get your front fan situation taken care of. It might just cause your graphics card to run hotter. I don't know. Depending on which cooler you used the thermal paste from(I'm assuming you got paste with the stock cooler and the corsair) you might try reapplying if you have some left. Maybe you just live in a really hot place and this is as good as it will get? Good luck!