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This is my first build, so I'm really not sure what exactly to write in this description section, so I'll go through some of my experiences, I suppose and have at it from there...

First and foremost, I prefer AMD and Radeon. Don't ask why, because I really don't know; other than price points and performance, I think Intel is great and they're awesome systems, so if you go that route, stick with an Nvidia card. Early on in PC and A+ classes, I found that the compatibility seems to be more solid between those two companies. Could be my imagination as well...

Second off, I paid no where near 1500 for this build. I estimate during the year+ after, I spent maybe $100~ give or take, but the initial price point total was around $1,100. I waited til around October and bought everything on sale. Everything. Cyber Monday. Black Friday. Great deals. I got a 28" monitor for $149.99, LED LCD. Yeah, seriously...

I haven't paid more than $49.99 for those 250GB SSDs and actually, of the 5 250GB SSDs, two of them are OCZ. I didn't add that in because I'm lazy.

Third off, the 290X TriX is a freakin' beast of a GPU. You'll get a notice warning on size, because it's so freaking huge, but the NZXT case I used comes with a removable drive-tray, so you can pull it and it all fits!

Fourth, heat has been the biggest issue for me. The stock CPU Fan is **** for the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition. Garbage. Through and through. I don't prefer water or oil, but feel free if that's how you want to roll out. I still don't like the idea of water being in my system... eh... But the NOCTUA has been a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively, however I noticed that rolling out on ULTRA with max FPS, that the CPU temps were perfect, but the lingering heat inside the case was still too high, so I put in the 140mm NOCTUA to draw out the rest of that heat, because the 290X TriX is so long and the massive size of the NOCTUA CPU fan, the airflow is jacked up badly...

And lastly, yes...yes...the SSD situation is extreme, lol.

I use the 120GB for my OS and the rest are gaming. And my PC Drive now spells: S T E A M (5 x 250GB SSD)

:D

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a good build. How are the temperatures of the CPU with the noctua cooler? Do you have the exact temps of idle and under load?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

OK first off +1 for AMD! Secondly HOLY SH!T that's a lot of SSD's. I actually have the OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD myself and I also got it for 49.99. Gonna upgrade to a 1TB Samsung later this year. Trying to see if they gonna drop some new SSD's before Black Friday.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure your cooler fans are facing the wrong direction. Currently, they're competing for air with the rear exhaust fan you have.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

For soft nice Buckland I agreed about the ssd. Next u might want to save some $$$ and go with thisone... I like and and the r series!!! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jTxNLk

  • 45 months ago
  • -1 points

Why so many SSDs? Could've gone with a one terabyter for that much money, or even a two tetabyter from another brand.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Bet he put them in a raid configuration, But not sure.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah but would it be as fast as 1 terabyte ssd?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It wouldn't, because SATA limits the speed. However, by using PCIe or M.2, or RAID'ing SATA SSDs, you can reach over one gigabyte per sec read speeds / high write speeds

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, Depending on if its 1,2,5 or 10. Probably raid 5 which would be better

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