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This is my first build and I super thrilled about it! I have had it for almost two weeks and its just amazing. Built it over Black Friday in order to get some deals...

I have a bigger power supply because I plan to crossfire when I need the performance. I also have the cooler master hyper 212 evo on there. I don't own it yet but plan to buy it sometime around Christmas. When I overclock at all (4GHz) and put my cpu under a stress test it can easily get to 80c. I did it once and I stopped it when it got to 76c... only took about a minute to get that hot. stock cooler is great.... just not for overclocking.

MOBO blew me away. The bios... the quality... everything. It even has its own power button it it! It also has a usb 3.0 dead center on the board. Im not sure why someone would need it but what the heck... I got it!

R9 280x is also amazing! I got the second revision of the Gigabyte card because it was supposed to have all the fixes the first one needed. plus it came with BF4!!!! Why buy the game when you can get it for free!! The gpu itself kinda bends because its so huge... sorta bugs me.

For me the monitor is huge and thats awesome!

the SSD allows my computer to boot in about 3-5 seconds!

in games like BF4 I get about 60-70 fps on ultra. Sometimes it goes up to 80 sometimes down to 55. I have not seen anything it cannot play besides the extreme test on 3DMark... get about 15-25 fps on that.

Over all I super happy with it! it does everything i wanted plus more!

By the way. The Phantom case is much bigger in person.... wider too. It was the first part I received and i was just in aw. hence "Huge..."

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

You forgot untidy. You have amazing CM options with this case.. Take your time to try and reroute things. Don't rush it. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

haha I thought I did a pretty good job... maybe I will try again.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm assuming those benchmarks are either from 3DMark Fire Strike, Vantage, or Ice Storm. Would you mind posting the 3DMark 11 scores, as I'm interested to see how the 280X compares to the 770 in real world installations.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ok I will. From what I have seen with my friends build which has a 770... they are about the same. the 770 does small things faster but cant run big stuff as well. that extra 1GB on the 280x gives it a boost with BF4 and large games/programs.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the demo... which thing should I run? the "Full 3DMark 11 experience" the "demo only" or the "Benchmarks tests only"

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

since I only have the demo the only test that gave me any stats at the end was the benchmark one. I got P9828. Also It was on 720p which i could not change.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds about right. A bit better than my 4670K/770 stock, which makes sense due to its higher VRAM and larger memory bus (I had ~9500 stock and ~10350 OC'd). Thanks for satisfying my curiousity.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya sure.... I love benchmarking stuff. What was your score?

Just wanted to say that my 280c is the gigabyte OC version... So its got a higher "stock" speed.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My stock score was 9510 on 3DMark 11 (and 1133 on Unigine Heaven). However, I've OC'd my CPU to 4.5GHz and set up a mildly OC'd GPU profile for high demand games like BF4. With all that active I managed 10349 on 3DMark (can't remember my Unigine Heaven scores).

For the record, I keep my GPU underclocked unless I'm playing something that requires it, in an attempt to prolong its life. I just switch the profile on ASUS' frankly fantastic GPU software when I want to play AAA games.

EDIT: Keep in mind that I went full SSD with my build though (put a 500GB one in there).

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I didnt have that much money to spend... just getting one 120GB SSD was debatable. Their totally worth it though! at least for the OS and big games... loading one game of BF4 took about a minute to load so I put it on my ssd.

Is there a way to unclock a pre-overclocked gpu? for instance mine is set to run at 1200MHz right out of the box. Is that bad? or are they designed to run at the high because they are the sold like that...