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Im 17 and this was my first pc build so some of the parts were paid for by my parents. Originally had a r7 260x but my parents bought me the 390x for Christmas. The CPU is overclooked to 4.6ghz I haven't experienced to many bottlenecks but they are present I also plasti dipped the blue bar in the case black. Future upgrades I am planning on include... RGB led strips psu cable sleeving/extensions New cpu (fx8350 or an i7) New mobo if I get an i7 More ram

Edit: Im also going to get a new power supply since the current one is in the process of dying since whenever I press the power button the everything turns on and then off and I have to press the button again (I usually just mash the power button) or if I wait it will turn on in like 5 seconds.

Edit: added photo with side panel to show how the blue doesn't show.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting build. CX Comments incoming, and how do you like the Triton?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be one of the first...Not so much that it is CX, but rather that that wattage isn't enough and probably isn't safe. But overall, nice build!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

wattage for their system caps out at 484w, so enough for that.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the triton it works and looks very good. I had only a few cons and they were only cosmetic ones. The red was kinda washed out looking and after a few weeks I needed to fill it more because the res was noticeably lower. Also taking off the fill port voids the warranty and the radiator is aluminium so when I did it I just completely drained it and put in distilled water and mayhems xt-1 concentrate. What I did WAS NOT necessary and I could have just topped it off with distilled water or just left it as is and not voided the warranty.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

First thing I would do is get an SSD. Then get a better power supply. Then upgrade to a 8350 or 8370 if you want to stay on AM3+ or an i5 4460 and a H81/B85. Then upgrade RAM.

Why did you go for black/blue case when you have red internals?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Blue was the cheapest one so I just plasti dipped the blue bar on the inside and the other part doesn't show so it's no big deal

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay cool :-)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

At which time do you think you'll upgrade? I don't see much of a point upgrading to an 8350, it's still a 2011 processor, with the performance that comes out of it. If you want to stay on AMD's side, you'll have to wait around Q4 (so about the end of the year) for Zen to release (new line of AMD processor, apparently they almost catched up to intel in performances but we still don't have data). If that doesn't work for you, I'd suggest saving up for skylake or kaby lake so that you'll have the newest platform (and not invest in ddr3 memory that will be gradually abandoned).

This is if you want to get something new. If you are willing to look for used hardware, "older" platforms (as 1150 technically is) will work great also.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

probably going to wait until Q4 and see whats what and if I don't like what i see im probably going to upgrade to some form of an i7.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep I'm playing the waiting game also, I remember when the fx chips came out , what a let down, if Amd doesn't at least drop a budget beast like the 955 again I'm going i7 blah , Intel is too easy though, over locking isn't even necessary lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got the red thing going, but feels like a missed opportunity not using the black/red version
¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I know maybe I will redo the plasti dip in red some time

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

that's a nice bottleneck.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sketchy man. You may want to take that power supply out as soon as possible though because the power supply can take other components with it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure if you've already upgraded your PSU, but the weird cycling when you are powering up is a known issue with this motherboard. I believe that updating to the most current BIOS is supposed to fix it, but I haven't done it yet. As of now it powers on and off 2 or 3 times every time I turn it on, and then starts up normally.

You probably should upgrade that PSU anyways though, because you are overclocking pretty aggressively and the CX series isn't meant to handle that.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont plan on it until q4 with zen coming out maybe i will keep the amd theme going even though i dont really care. i figured out that problem if you turn off high performance computing in the bios it fixes it at least for me it didn't bother me though and it turns out it is no big deal.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

In which games did you bottleneck?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Typo he meant 8320 and clock it to 8370 for free ;)

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