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I present to you: The Crimson Brick!

This has been my first build ever and it has been alot of fun. I have read hours upon hours of online guides and part reviews. It has payed off. I am proud of my achievement and i am happy to become part of this amazing community. I couldn't have made it without your help.

Putting the parts together took me well over 6 hours. Like any novice I made some mistakes. The cable management could obviously be improved. I also bought too many case fans. The MSI b150M Mortar only has two slots for case fans. The case comes with three + I bought three extra ones... I am now the proud owner of 4 spare case fans. I might buy a Corsair Commander Mini so that I can add those extra fans.

I am downloading drivers and games as we speak, so I cannot comment yet on how well the machine performs. The video card might have been a bad purchase. I am a little worried about the card drawing too much power through the PCI. I really wanted a GTX 1070 (or 1060) but I just couldn't wait any longer. Having said that, I am sure the RX 480 will give me years of quality gaming.

Update:

  • Using 3DMARK the PC scored a 9683 on the FireStrike benchmark for high-performance gaming PCs and overclocked systems, putting it in the top 75% when compared to other systems.

  • Played Overwatch on Ultra settings at ~140FPS and 1080P.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man dont worry about the PCI problem thats just a rumor going around... my gtx 660 ti pulls well over the 75 watts that it uses at stock speed because of my overclock. Im running 1.27 Ghz on my core and am pulling all the energy i can from the two six pins and 83 watts through the pci... no problems... (p.s. the pci puts out 75 watts)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This, plus most people think TDP is the most a card will use when all cards pull more than their "TDP"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Right so the people who think the card can break there motherboard are ignorant to that fact you just stated... i think its mostly people who haven't done much pc research... But yeah my 660 ti's TDP is around 150 watts but its pulling around 182 watts from my pc...

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Right. Heck, I've seen people also complaining about the reference cooler like the Nvidia reference design doesn't get hot either. If people like Jayztwocents can run two in crossfire with no issues, I don't think it's much cause for concern.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Right!!! even nzxt have a crossfire video and they said they had no issues... so yeah no concerns in my opinion (and i guess your opinion to lol)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it make a significant difference if I went with the i5 6600 instead of the i5 6500? And what are the temps of the CPU with the stock cooler under load?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Just played some games, highest temperature on the CPU was 62 celcius. The GPU went to 85... When idle these are 25 and 40 respectively.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

you can buy an adapter or a fan splitter to use those extra fans. I am hoping the 480 works out well. I was really rooting for AMD to shine here.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 0 knowledge on circuitry, would a fan splitter mess anything up powerwise, like would it have to pull more and overheat?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

2 fans from one fan mobo connection should be ok. You can also get one that connects the fans directly to a molex connection on your psu but they will rum pretty loud as they will be on full blast

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build! I actually plan on buying these parts over the course of a couple months! The only thing that I would change is just getting a smaller SSD and a 1TB HDD. I find having both is really awesome one for the OS and Programs and the HDD for the games!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ^ I run a clean machine (stream music, uninstall games I stopped playing) so I didnt really need that much space. I do suggest getting a non-reference rx 480, mine gets a bit too hot for my taste, reaching 90 when playing Witcher III. I am adding an extra fan tomorrow but that should only give me like -5 degrees.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Would there be a specific non-reference brand to look for? I'm just a couple days into researching this type of thing. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely love your build, but I'm new to the concept of PC building and can't quite figure a couple things out - first did you need any of the aftermarket fans or did the case come with the requisite number? Second, and somewhat related, is there an open PCI slot for a wireless network card? Great work on the build! I may end up almost entirely copying it as my needs and budget are very similar to yours.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Question how did superbiiz do from buying from there I've heard that have high shipping rates

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build bro! you can't ever have to many fans.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I am going to buy the same mobo. Isi Ti compability with the 850 evo SSD? The site doesn't state anything about that.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps with the GPU, also is that blower style cooler loud? I have heard that reference design is usually loud

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

dude, what is the configuration of your coolers? ty!

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