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This is my first ever computer build and I think I did all right. More pictures will be coming when I get my led strip from nzxt in there as well. I will give the reason behind each part I picked.

CPU-I was on a budget, being a high school student and this cpu seemed to make the most sense for me. I wanted the 8350 but it was 60 dollars more and I didn't have the money. Plus I overclocked it to 4.6 ghz.

Motherboard-Pretty much the best AM3+ board you can get for the money. The Sabertooth and the Crosshair V. It works great.

Ram-Going to upgrade to 16 gigs soon.

GPU-My favorite part of the build. I got this card and it runs beautifully. A huge upgrade from my old XFX 7850. It matches the 290x in performance because I overclocked this card.

Case-Its quiet and and looks great. Cable management is superb.

OS-Bought 8.1 pro cause its super fast and it starts up within 20 secs on the ssd

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on your first build. Add more pics when you can, hard to tell what it looks like inside from that pic.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

If you can afford the ability to post one picture, post 10 pictures. you crazy builder you.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

An overclocked R9 290 still has a few less stream processors than the 290X, just so you're aware. Not enough to affect performance much, but still a difference.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true, but there's also a high risk of those stream processors being damaged. There are 2 ways to make an R9 290, because each one really starts life as an R9 290X. For some, they test the R9 290X until it becomes evident that some stream processors aren't working properly, then lock it down to an R9 290. For others, they intentionally disable stream processors for no other reason than to meet a price point.

I mean, with decent cooling you could probably overclock an R9 290 higher than an R9 290X and make up for the disabled stream processors in real world performance, but there's no guarantee someone will be able to unlock them. Just luck of the draw, really.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

nice rig man +1. would like to see more pics :) you should check mine out

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the H440 doing with you? cool? quiet? im torn between getting the h440 or the define r4

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How close is the graphics card to the drive cages? I was thinking about getting the r9 290 windforce but I wasn't sure if it fit in the h440, does it have enough room with the cages?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have an cages in there currently even with the cages it fits just fine.

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

Good build! Very GPU Heavy, Which is good for gaming, IMO You should have gotten a SeaSonic or Antec 620 Watt PSU, As Corsair PSU's are known for having unreliable capacitors.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Corsair RM series are very reliable, but I think it's just the CX series that are the culprits. My RM850 is a magnificent baby. c:

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

No, it's unfortunately the RM and HX series both as well.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, If mine poops out on me crosses fingers it doesn't, I reeeeally don't wanna have to replace everything it's connected to, but I will know how to make a better build next time!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

My brother has had an 850w Corsair HX PSU for ~3 years now, and no problems so far. The rate of failure even on power supplies with cheap caps seems to be pretty low.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

those are the things saudered(sp?) into the the piece itself, right? or is that where the cables plug into the psu?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

what? i have been using corsairs psu's for ages and haven't had any issues the only psu in the line up they have would be the RM series and CX

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

im gonna be going to dual 8gb sticks soon