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It's 380X time \o/ Just one more build to go after this and I'll have the full set ready to go for the youtube channel!

Previous builds

R7 360 = https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/b/vF7hP6 R7 370 = https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/b/TT2RsY

I wanted a red black theme for this build I decided to use the Storm Enforcer as it's a long running favourite and looks pretty awesome with an extra 200mm red LED fan fitted up top, although I've moved away from putting DVD drives into the builds now this chassis does have a nice door on the front to conceal the drive if you want to add one in. Ram is red G.Skill Ripjaws 1866MHz and although it's tight you can fit 4x sticks in this build even with a wraith :) On the 120mm fan mounting at the back I tried fitting a red led Deepcool fan but it was a little bright so I swapped back in the standard black fan that came with the chassis and on that note, the chassis includes 1x 200mm red led fan fitted in the front, if you are wanting to change this not all fans fit (like the green bitfenix 200mm I tried) due to the front panel of the case.

Having had such a great experience with Sapphire cards so far I've gone with a Sapphire 380X Nitro 4GB and paired this with the 8 core FX-8370 CPU which includes the nice new AMD Wraith cooler, the cooler has a pretty nice white LED amd logo the lights up on the side of this, I really wish they had put it on the top because it's pretty hard to see on an angle :P If you've not had the pleasure of building in the CM Storm chassis it's just a treat, the case is wide and there is little trouble when fitting all the components inside, cable management is a dream and the whole build quality just feels solid, as much as I want CM to release an Enforcer MKII it's going to be a hard chassis to beat.

Power wise I feel I've gone a little overkill with the full modular EVGA SuperNova G but without the concealing tray I'm getting used to seeing I wanted the cables to look tidy and I'm pretty happy with the results, it give the large graphics card a little extra support I've left the middle tray in the chassis and run the power cables beside this.

I hope you like this one and it's a really nice easy one to build if you're new to PC building or thinking of making something similar :) Right, now it's on to the 390X build!

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous team RED build! +1 I look forward to some links to the gameplay!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

\o/ it's going to be amazing fun, lemme know any games you want to see https://www.youtube.com/c/ggpcnz

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

OK I looked at your page and had to sub!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Lemme see those GTA specs bro. I wanna see if they comp to mine.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the Wraith cooler

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is gorgeous, the case seems like a dream to build in. Also how does the new Wraith cooler perform and how loud is it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :) The chassis is pretty amazing for sure and I'm impressed with the wraith as it's very very quiet, temps during a quick 30min burn didn't top 54 and I'll be thrashing this build for youtube gameplay fps tests this week.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

your pc is amazing +1 but what games do u play on this

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I've only played Overwatch and Doom on this one so far :)

Overwatch = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b04H-B7To-k

Doom = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npEn6ReRRXY

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

did you need to update the bios for the vishera thingy 970 chipset thing

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No, everything worked.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) I've been building some really little PC today and this case might be perfect for a hackintosh = https://www.instagram.com/p/BE4xdiiwDJr/?taken-by=goodgamingpc

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This one is the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer :) I love the 3258 as well, shame about the Lian Li, maybe try a Jonsbo?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You can run the psu fan down in this chassis if you want some fresh air for it, I'm currently running PSU fan facing up with rear 120mm blowing out and both 200mm sucking in. I'll chop and change the positions to check which is best on my temps.