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Cool Blue, First PC Build!

by Djmatrix



Date Published

March 7, 2015

Date Built

Feb. 23, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.03 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C


First AMD based build, actually, my first complete build. Installation of components went extremely smooth! Only problem encountered was actually with the case. Got damaged during shipping. Side panels are plexiglass on the inside and apparently crack/break rather easily. NCIXUS is sending new side panels but I ot a side window in the mean time so that got installed while I wait. I also plan to add a second video card and use one of the broken side panels to modify the windowed version using the L.E.D.s.

Will Be adding more photos soon!!

Thank you for your time!

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Incredible performance from a cooler with a great price! Easy to install, great instructions and all hardware is provided, it even comes with thermal paste!

Thermal Compound

Damn good thermal paste. I used this product on my recent build. A little bit of this stuff goes a long ways!


Let me just start by saying that this board makes initial installation and optimization a freaking breeze! I never thought that i would be so glad to have so many features which all come standard with this MOBO. Highly recommended for anyone doing an AMD 9590fx build!!


Extremely quite boot times and no hiccups when using the computer. Whether you are heavily multitasking or running games on max or ultra this memory sticks got you covered. Did I mention the heat sinks look amazing and are fully functional as well?


Plug and Play, fast OS loading times, whisper quite performance and it comes with its own maintenance software. Score!!


Not the fastest out there but great inexpensive storage option nonetheless. Great bang for your buck HDD!

Video Card

Stupid quite, raw power in a beautiful package! Runs really cool even when overclocked @ 1375MHz!


The Colossus chassis/pc case by Bitfenix is a great looking case with ample interior space and lots of configuration options. Anything from fan and storage device choice and placement to front door hinging options, its a a case that you can tailor to your needs and still have room for expansion in the future.

Power Supply

Efficient and powerful, sounds like an oxymoron to me, still, good looks, high performance and cool under pressure. Great PSU, fully modular and it has a n outstanding 10 year warranty! Sign me up!


No such thing as too many buttons on your mouse you say? This might be the mouse for you! It features super precise optical tracking, ergonomic design, tunable weight system and, a billion programmable buttons (maybe just eight....) and boy I never though I'd be using them but it only took me a couple of days to assign new macros and set it up for all my favorite games!

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MRE_Teck 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Nice but are you going to get a 144hz 1440p or UHD Freesync

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Don't know yet. Possibly getting another card for crossfire and looking at an Asus 4k/3D monitor.

coryjamesking 2 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

Would recommend a Qnix 2710 1440p IPS. overclocks easily to 120hz with unbelievable color. only 300$

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thank you, I'll look into it.

therevenga 1 point 35 months ago

Can the card run 1440p as a single card. and max out almost all games? Thinking of 1440p but dont want to slow down.

MRE_Teck 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

It should

therevenga 1 point 34 months ago


backoffmanImascientist 1 point 50 months ago

49c under load..? With AIR?

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I keep my apartment like a fridge and i have to update the temperature after looking at my data the highest I saw was 62c, looking towards the new fans for the cooler I ordered. I will be posting results after install and test. Along with more picks. May try overclocking the cpu to 4.9ghz if at all posibble.

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Noctua NH-D15 will be a nice cooler to tame the beast of the fire dragon using just air cooling

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Thanks for the tip! Will look into it!

How_do_I_computer 1 point 49 months ago

Hey man, that CPU is gonna be very hot. I recommend getting the kraken or something. Aaaaaanyway, holy moses this build is expensive. I got a build sorta similar to this in performance and its gonna run me about 1400 american dollars. Does your mobo support so many fans? Do you run the fans at high speeds most of the time? I am trying to make my build quiet by ramping up the number of fans in it. Plus the sapphire vapor x is ultra quiet, sad it seems they stopped selling the 4gb 290x vapor x, the one I wanted in my build guide anyways. I am trying to make a black and blue color scheme. At first I just mashed parts together.

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

MOBO supports all the fans, CPU stays around 56 degrees when gaming, haven't had any issues whit build, just gotta be smart about air flow. Computer does get a little bit noisy but still quieter than my xbox. I cant hear it over my speakers so it doesn't bother my at all. I do want to mess with water cooling thou.

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

I have seven fans total, two on cpu and five on the case. Just make sure you know the difference and where to use static pressure fans and where to use air flow fans and you should be good.

How_do_I_computer 1 point 48 months ago

Cool, thanks for the help, it looked like the motherboard could not handle that many fans, plus I checked again, and 4 gb versions of the Vapor X 290X are being sold again!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

Aqua_Reloaded 1 point 47 months ago

Isn't 32 GB RAM Over-OVERKILL? Still great build, +1 from me.

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Why yes sir, it is! Thanks for the post!

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Sure its over kill. But imo it looks a lot better with all that ram awesomeness!

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Summer has come around and the CPU is reaching 70-71 C sometimes... Looks like I'll be doing water cooling after all. I'll post some pics when I get the parts.

therevenga 1 point 38 months ago

Is there any way I can get this card its like out of stock everywhere ;(

therevenga 1 point 37 months ago

nvm got one :D

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Its disco. Still running awesome though.

Olaxx 1 point 36 months ago

Dude. Why the AMD CPU? You could have gotten a Skylake i5 for just that same price, that performs so much better. AMD CPUs heat up so fast, and use a whole lot of power. Also, if you aren't planning on 3 way or 4 way crossfire, why would you need a full tower case?

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I wanted to build what was at the time a top of the line AMD build. Its a free market out there so to each thier own. Case looks awesome so, why not?

therevenga 1 point 35 months ago

What was the program used to oc?

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Asrock utility.

Wszaq211 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

I'm really curious to why you mounted your cpu cooler that way. Do you have a fan uptop or? All i see is a cooler that is dragging in hot gpu air and creating turbulence


Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

There is a massive 230mm fan at top.

Nater650 1 point 21 months ago

I have that same hard drive in my OEM PC

omar_7982 1 point 6 months ago

Great Build! One thing I'm concerned about however, will the cooler block any of the RAM slots? I'm intending to buy it for my Ryzen 2600 to get the maximum performances for a minimal amount of money; I'll be using the 4 RAM slots in the Gigabyte B450 Aorus PRO WiFi and the cooler master H500P mesh case.

madmax_aut 3 Builds 0 points 50 months ago

Are you going to oc the cpu? I'm interessted in how far you can go on this cpu only with aircooling. Without watercooling for sure not much..nice build

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Thank you for your feedback! I am unsure of what water cooler I should go for. I did order some high cfm airflow fans for the cooler to see if overclocking is possible.

WalrusRick 0 points 50 months ago

The 9590 is literally just an overclocked 8350 that costs more. I 'd be surprised if he can even overclock on the air cooler.

Djmatrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Hi! Thank you for your post! I did overclock the cpu to 4.8ghz but was only able to run for about two hours under load. After that it was too much and had to re-clock to stock. I updated the load temp. On the specs.

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