Description

started out with the processor, the mobo, ram, HDD, and a GTX 750ti. the rest has all been upgraded in the time since I started building this in December 2014.

after two years I am finally done upgrading and will be using this build for the next three to four years until I am done with school.

This is a gaming PC and a PC I can do my CSC homework on and solid works/CAD

The pictures will show that the two RX 480's are not both reference. One card in is the sapphire nitro 8gb not OC.

the mobo doesn't run Xfire in the optimum X8,X8 mode but I have not had any problems with crossfire on this build.

The i5 I have overclocked to 4.2 and I don't see any reason to go beyond that in the next year or two.

I love Logitech keyboards and mice and I am a HUGE fan of this Orion spark keyboard... so pretty and comfortable.

The Ernemax case is very nice and has lots of room for everything and great expandability options.

the ADATA SSD is the only part I am not so sure of. It is quick and does everything I need it to but the reviews say they die kind of quickly. I have only had it for three months(as of early January 2017) and I have had no problems with it.

Added a 80mm fan in the 5.25 drive bays using some foam I had laying around to hold it in place.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great. OC to 4.2 With low budget aftermarket cooler.

CPU Cooler

Its not a whole lot better than a stock cooler but it did allow me to overclock a little bit more.

Motherboard

old but good

Memory

have had these for two years and have had no problems

Memory

cannot overclock but cheap and works well enough for gaming

Storage

very fast and cheap mine has worked for a year

Storage

have had it for two years no issues

Video Card

i have two for crossfire and it is incredible. you cannot beat this performance for $240

Case

everything you need and more for a pc case. comes with a fan and tooless mounting is really nice.

Power Supply

using it for a crossfire RX 480 build and works great!

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! How hot do those RX 480s run in Crossfire?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

the reference 480 gets to 75 degrees with about 56% fan speed. it is kinda loud but it doesn't bug me, I actually like the sound of it winding up. the sapphire gets to 70 degrees with the fans going at about 45% but you cant really hear that one over the reference.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Not bad temps! My single RX 480 gets to about 70 under heavy load.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Which 480 do you have?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

MSI Gaming X 8 GB

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

nice I have always wanted to try an msi card but they are always one of the most expensive when it comes to non reference.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Go Wild! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah go wild!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of performance do you get from the Crossfire Rx 480's?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

well since the mobo doesn't run in the 8x,8x crossfire mode I can tell I am losing a few frames. but at 4k I can play dying light at 60fps fallout at 50, ESO at min 30(single core cpu performance the problem here) bioshock infinite at 60.

the way I see it is sometimes two cards run on par with a gtx 1080 and sometimes games only support one card so I get one rx 480 performance.

the 480 with some eye candy turned off is still a great 4k card to get 30-60 frames.

my mindset going into crossfire is I'm paying for essentially for a gtx 1070 because some games can get me 1080 level performance and some I get 480 level performance.

overall though I am very happy with crossfire 480 because of the games I normally play are well supported and even when forcing the profile to run in crossfire I get some games to scale well.

sorry for taking forever to respond

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

A 1070 beats the **** out of 480 CF by far.

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