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Red Dragon (Amazing Gaming/Editing Rig)

by iLikePieTM

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93 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 23, 2015

Date Built

Aug. 1, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

The Red Dragon is a beast at almost everything and looks the part. Video editing/rendering is a breeze and this PC can max-out almost any game at 1080p and 60fps.

The only changes I would suggest would be to spend a little more on a better motherboard and to get a AMD R9 390 instead of the GTX 970 (the 390 was out of stock everywhere when I was building my pc otherwise I would have gotten it). Note: I only got the AMD branded SSD because of a great combo deal on Newegg but you can usually find a 120 gig Sandisk for $20 less.

All in all, I love my new PC and the NZXT s340 and LED strip make the Red Dragon look amazing.

Part Reviews

CPU

An amazingly Powerful CPU that can do just about everything from rendering to gaming!

CPU Cooler

Great cooler that ships with the FX-9590. Temps with 9590: <30c idle and <50c load.

Motherboard

A good motherboard with a very nice bios. Only downside is that it doesn't have very many fan headers.

Memory

Great, super fast ram. Not much else to say.

Storage

This AMD re-branded OCZ SSD is super fast and works great.

Storage

A little on the slow side this HDD is good for the price.

Video Card

One of the best GTX 970s out there and if you can get it on sale this is a great card though not quite as good as the R9 390.

Case

Amazing case with great cable management; I have no complaints about this case! 11/10!

Power Supply

The best 850W PSU for the price. Works great.

Operating System

Windows 10 is just a direct upgrade from windows 7 or 8.

Case Fan

Its a fan... It spins... Not much to say.

Monitor

Great monitor for the price: amazing color and the 1ms response time makes it great for gaming.

Comments Sorted by:

jamster3141 4 points 23 months ago

If you would have a 390 this would be the best space heater on pcpartpicker. But for reals great build and parts choice. Dont listen to what they say the 9590 is great with the right cooling. +1 !

kingawesome7 1 point 23 months ago

Actually if you had the 290x/390x it would be a space heater because the 390 has less shader units, clocked lower and uses less power than the 290x/390x.

jamster3141 1 point 23 months ago

I said a 390 because of how closely priced it was with the 970 wich he currently owns. But yes the X models would be much hotter.

kingawesome7 1 point 23 months ago

I think that getting a 970 is pointless becuase it costs the same as the 390 which performs better and has grossly more amounts of vram.

jamster3141 1 point 23 months ago

I agree the 390 is much better.

kingawesome7 1 point 23 months ago

And don't you just find it amusing when someone says that theres a big difference between r9 390 and 390x??? Look at these benchmarks this guy did!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZqkid-z40s

PcDuck 2 points 23 months ago

Y Ddraig Goch, The Red Dragon.

Great build. +1. And is that an AMD SSD? Well that's a first for me.

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Its just an OCZ SSD rebranded as an AMD. I got it because of a combo deal with the FX-9590.

PcDuck 2 points 23 months ago

Oh rebranded, eh. Typical AMD lol.

kingawesome7 1 point 23 months ago

Rebranded or ReFreshed??? That is the real question.

Growliff1234 2 points 23 months ago

It saves money on electricity in winter time +1 !

MightyHammer 2 points 23 months ago

excuse my curiosity I just want to know what is taking the first pci slot?

Marshone 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Looks like a fan

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Yea, its a fan for cooling the VRM/northbridge

tiny_voices 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

BE careful of your motherboard temps. An AIO water coolers doesn't cool the board at all like how an air cooler would. Monitor the VRM temps closely. I have seen ASUS deny a motherboard claim from fried VRMs because the user said they were using an AIO water cooler and ASUS states "Special thermal required*" Which apparently means air cooler required.

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Yea, I was having some problems with that so I bought a PCI slot fan and that solved the overheating.

kingawesome7 2 points 23 months ago

Hi, Nice Build by the way!!! I like the red theme!! I was also wondering if you are having any problems with this board??? Any flaws or gripes???

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

The one annoying thing about the Gigabyte board is that you cannot overclock the 9590 on it. Its a great board in all other aspects (especially the bios) but it just can't handle the huge power draw of an overclocked 9590.

kingawesome7 2 points 23 months ago

Oh ok i was think about overclocking an fx 8320 on it. Do you think that is would at least get me to 4.8ghz???

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

If you have the right cooling you could probably overclock the 8320 to 4.7ghz. The FX 9590 is basically a factory overclocked 8320 and I run my 9590 at 4.7

kingawesome7 1 point 23 months ago

Having you tried setting LLC to Medium or extreme???

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tiny_voices 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

What are your VRM temps under load?

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Idle is about 15C while load is about 50C

tiny_voices 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

For the VRMs? Nice. What about the northbridge?

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

About the same

Spycrab 1 point 23 months ago

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 nice build +1

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Lol, thanks!

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iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

:D

Spycrab 1 point 23 months ago

Copy and paste rulez :)

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MightyHammer 2 points 23 months ago

π2

Charmin 3 points 23 months ago

this is the winner obviously.

Spycrab 1 point 23 months ago

boooo you beat me:( lol nice work

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joeleve212 1 point 16 months ago

What network adapter did you use? Or did I miss it in the list?

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I just used a wired connection and didn't bother buying a network adapter.

joeleve212 1 point 16 months ago

Huh, are those not antennae coming out of the back?

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Oh, sorry. Yes, those are antennae but I was just using them while setting up the PC. I borrowed them from a friend and I do not know the model.

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Why is that CPU box so big?

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Lol, this is so old xD. To answer your question though, the box contains both the 9590 and the water cooler.

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Oh ok lol

elmy2424 -3 points 23 months ago

---999999

really a 9590??

iLikePieTM submitter 1 Build 0 points 23 months ago

Whats wrong with a 9590

Marshone 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

known to create black holes/rip space-time fabric when under load, usually resulting in damage to the surrounding area

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KSlicer 10 points 23 months ago

Space heaters? NASA uses them as emergency heat! How do you think the Apollo 13 astronauts didn't freeze to death in space?

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

+1