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I5 4690K/R9 280X Gaming Build

by TexWR

12
17 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 16, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.0GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

Just want to show off my PC before I stick a new PSU and 980 ti in this thing. Recently upgraded to the I5 back in august as well as new case, motherboard, ram and PSU (I know, bad choice in power supply). I have been adding to the computer over 4 years, the only thing from back then is one of my drives.

Look out for my follow up when I get my 980 ti (which will be within the next couple weeks hopefully)

I KNOW THE CPU COOLER IS SLANTED, I'M LAZY AND I CAN'T BE ARSED TO MOVE IT. OH AND I KNOW THE STICKER IS PEELING ON MY SSD

It is used to game on, didn't go for the i7 because I'm not and idiot and don't do any editing etc. and I only do gaming (and a little photoshop)

Also gonna OC once I get my graphics card

In the last pic I added the lego guy because of people annoyed by the sag ;)

Part Reviews

CPU

Great, no need for an i7 for gaming and this is perfect

CPU Cooler

Never done me wrong and keeps my CPU at great temps even when I have overclocked it

Motherboard

Good enough, nice LEDs too

Storage

1tb of storage isn't enough so I needed 2

Video Card

It has done me well, it's good

Power Supply

I dun did the wrong thing, good if you want it I guess

Comments Sorted by:

Ropota 4 points 26 months ago

The crookedness of the EVO and GPU sag is killing me :/

Battlefield 4 points 26 months ago

My gf never complained about sag. I called it something else...

mlach 4 Builds 4 points 26 months ago

I believe flaccid is the term.

Ropota 2 points 26 months ago

rip

TexWR submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

haha yeah it kills me too but I'm too lazy to do anything until I get my new GPU ¯_(ツ)_/¯

niggashu 2 points 26 months ago

my friend had the same case he just passed the GPU power cables through the dedicated hole and sticked a pen behind the cables to level up the GPU. If it spends more time in that position you can end with a broken PCI-E slot.

TexWR submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

I only noticed the hole after I fed my cable through, by that time I didnt want the feed them back through again because I had issues putting them through and so on. I might stick some lego guys in there to hold it up.

pickanddrop 2 points 26 months ago

please do post a pic with those guys in there ;) ty

TexWR submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

http://imgur.com/3rpNSRh Here, because of the hole I had to use bricks and a guy and not jsut stacking guys but I think it looks alright for now

EsxPaul 3 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Very nice job. That's the best looking gpu support I've seen yet and even the Lego is colour coded to match :)

tiny_voices 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

I'd definitely replace the PSU. This PSU is not meant for this kind of use. It is not the best quality.

MightyHammer 3 points 26 months ago

The psu guy :D

TexWR submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

yep, mentioned that

MightyHammer 1 point 26 months ago

If you are not going to get extra fans as an intake I would suggest moving one of the exhaust fans and put it as an intake fan, Doing so you should get slightly better airflow due to having positive air flow. Stay positive!

Evilkid500 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Lol, love the storm trooper man!

McJotaBeast 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build! How many fans does that Case support?