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This is my first computer build. It is pretty much finished, although I am still working on the cable management a bit. I haven't had a single problem yet with the setup. I've been running games like Crysis 2 and Star Citizen on max settings with good frame rates and decent GPU temps.

I've been using a Watt meter. My setup computer with screen runs around 150-200 Watts on idle, and can run up to 700 watts on max settings playing games.

Updates and more pictures to come. Feel free to ask questions or give criticisms.

Thanks.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

I know you can do amazing things with cable management in that case, so I'll be counting on you.

Excellent parts list; just barely overkill while not being ridiculous. +1.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still working on the cable management. The case is amazing. It's my first build, so I know I'm not doing the cable management justice. I got a lot of help from the guys over at Tom's Hardware on the forums for the build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

i hope you live somewhere cold....geez an r9 295x2 i have dual r9 290s and in my little room just kicks out too much heat but really nice build i must say

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

My GPU idles at around 50 C. Not too bad for this type of graphics card.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

nice not too bad but what about when playing games and such when the GPU is being used a lot?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Whoa, nice build man. But I'm wondering why you got the Red LED strip when you could've got the the Phanteks Led strip that goes with the case, so it could change color.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know about a Phanteks LED strip that you can buy separate, but the LED strips that comes with it comes pre-installed on the outside/front of the case.

EDIT: Haha. I didn't even think to look. I just looked it up on Amazon.com. The BitFenix was recommended to me buy some people, but I may consider this LED in the future. Thanks for the comment. http://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-Multi-Color-Strips-Upgrade-PH-LEDKT_M1/dp/B00M0R2OTG/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1430521864&sr=1-2&keywords=phanteks+led+strip

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

How does the Evga SuperNova 850w power supply go with the R9 295x2? I've got the same power supply and I'm looking at getting a 295x2 for my system.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU max power usage is 500W. I am only running it probably around 400W max when I game...if that. I am also only running 1440p and not 4k right now. I haven't had any problems with the PSU and this setup.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

How's that monitor? Also it comes with adaptive sync right? Can you clarify for me if that's only compatible with AMD GPUs? Otherwise nice build!

+1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is amazing. It comes with FreeSync, which is specifically for AMD GPU's. Nvidia uses G-Sync. As far as I know, you can't use FreeSync with a Nvidia GPU and vice-versa.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe you can change the color of your Corsair cooler's LED to red. Just a suggestion, I think it would match everything else.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the idea. I didn't know you could do it because the LED option wasn't available because the firmware wasn't set up right on Windows 8.1. If anyone else has this problem go to this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uBCLYmgcDo

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

this is beautiful! Im actually building my first PC using the same case. Idk how many fans you have installed up top, but I installed 3 140mm on top and i found the first one (near the on/off button) was the hardest to screw in due to the limited space to run my screwdriver through. (have my fans mounted on the top/outside piece right below the grill.

The only other thing that bugs me (not about your build) is the PSU cover. I want to install 2 120mm fans on the bottom for intake but the PSU cover basically destroys that entire concept, though id like to have the PSU cover on. (makes it look nicer). ughhhh (first world problems :( )

How do you like your graphics card? no bad temps? I ask because in my build im actually getting a Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 8GB. Wanted to run it for all some new games like the Witcher 3, etc.

Overall. I really like your choices. Looks very identical with my upcoming build, but my theme is blue lol

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is amazing! It looks so nice. I have two fans on top connected to the CPU cooling system. Yeah, the PSU cover kind of messes with airflow, but my CPU and GPU temps have been fine. The Sapphire Radeoon R9 295 x2 is a beast, but the temperatures have been fine. I'll try to log some temperatures sometime and post them on here. My friend just got the 290X and he likes it a lot. Good luck with your build. May your frame rates be high and temps. be low brother. :D

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

About the monitor, I've heard Freesync does not work with Crossfire, which the 295x2 uses. Are you able to run Freesync on this setup? With both GPUs on your video card being used?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and the case is Amazing , I sent you a private message, please read it when you have time, I need advice . Best regards A.