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I built this rig as an overhaul of my previous PC, which was a similar configuration with one 290x and a 9370 core. I've been pretty happy with it overall. The only caveat would be I'm running an ASUS 290x and a Sapphire one in crossfire. This configuration has presented no issues, and it's only this way because I got both cards locally for incredibly cheap.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Replace that power supply before your computer burns which then burns your house which then burns your neighbors house which then burns the neighborhood which then burns the country which then burns the world which means my house is burning and I don't want that.

  • 65 months ago
  • 6 points

Don't burn your neighbor's house down, call directTV.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

I want my relationship to be as strong as that cpu bracket..

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You built a monster of a computer, spent close to $3000 on it, then you go and buy a PSU with too much wattage that will likely ruin your computer sooner or later. The bare minimum brand that I recommend would be coolermaster.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey guys, thank you so much for the feedback! The PSU was a fairly new model when I got it, and I hadn't checked up on the item reviews since then. I'm in the process of ordering a new one right now. Thank you for the warning!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously a 1x8GB stick in an x99 build? 4x4GB kit is the basic minimum if you want to take advantage of the bandwidth of quad channel.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel you here. I was operating on (somewhat) of a budget with a plan to improve overtime. My long term plan is to swap that 5820K for a 5960X once the price goes down, so that I can tri-fire/3-way SLI eventually, and to continually add in 8GB RAM sticks until I've got full banks. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build!

Mine is very similar. I only have 1 GPU

Could you post a few benchmarks so u could compare vs crossfire?

and I will do the same as soon as I have time to run them!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply! Also, I love your build. Unfortunately/forturnately, I've replaced the GPU's with two 980 Amp! Extremes, so my benchmarks won't likely help you anymore.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

For the price you payed for the thermal paste and cooler why didn't you bump it up to a water cooled cooler? Great build overall 1+

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Can't really do any better with an all in one versus the bulk of a Noctua.

Custom loop is the only practical way to do better, and that is a much larger investment.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

^^ My sentiments exactly. This way works fine for me because I can use the setup to draw rising heat from the GPUs to the exhaust fan at the top, plus I don't have to worry about pump life.

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