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!
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!