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So this is my newest build, I've been buying parts for a while now. I've got a couple guys that I get some parts from pretty cheap so I was patient..... well not really. I kept buying crappier parts and then deciding it wasn't good enough and getting something better. Anyways....

I mostly game, and stream what I play. Mostly Smite and GTA.

I unfortunately had to put the SSD in one of the Hard Drive Bays because the cables were just too tight up against the Motherboard pins when I had it in the hot swap bay, but other then that everything went fine.

Got great deals on the mobo, monitor, PSU and 2nd video card, but unfortunately had to get the 8350 when it was a bit higher so I could get my computer going.

The second video card isn't actually a 280x, it's a sapphire 7970 with an aftermarket accelero xtreme cooler on it.

Everything plays amazing so far but havn't got to test too much out yet. Going to wait a bit before I overclock.

Still planning on getting 2 Cougar Vortex 140's, one for the back and one to swap with the Cooler Master Silenciio fan that comes with the S524 V2. Also gonna upgrade to a 16gb kit and put the 8gb in my gf's pc and get 2 more 1080p 24" monitors.

Hope you guys like it. Sorry the pictures are so dark. I'm going to take some better ones soon.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 9 points

welcome to the wacky world that's AMD crossfire

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you. It feels good to be here. Luckily a GTA V crossfire driver came out like the day before I installed the second card.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ravenhelm? Half-Life 2 reference for Ravenholm? x3

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  • 52 months ago
  • 4 points

Its so... colorful. :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't think there's any need for using 2 xfire bridges. 1 for both cards is all you need.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i read that right after building and I took the second one off. Thanks though.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Hopefully it was the ugly orange one ;)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, well the thing is that with the lights it never actually looks orange, it always changes to odd colours. So I did take that one out and stuck with the ROG one, just moved it where the other one was.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hotswap bay?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I had it in the Hot Swap bay but it wasn't detected, I think it had something to do with the cables being pushed against the motherboard pins, through the hole. I just put it in the HDD bay to avoid more hassle. W/e lol

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Smite :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I spend way too much time playing that game.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd love to get back into that game, but I need to finish my new computer first. My crappy laptop can barely get 60 fps out of league on the lowest settings

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's awesome, they are releasing updates and new gods pretty much bi-weekly now.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You are definitly not the only one :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build. Now get a real CPU cooler and overclock the snot out of that thing. Should be able to reach 4.6GHz or more.

Anyone else nervous about 2 x 280x and a 8350 all on 720W?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Your 7970 is probably listed here, if you want to update the parts list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/search/?cc=ca&q=sapphire+7970

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It is listed but they won't let you have 2 different crossfire cards anymore. They used to, but now you can only have 2 of the same card. As soon as you click to add the second card it just puts a copy of the first and won't let you change it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, weird.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Put that in the feature suggestion section of the forum

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering why you chose that CPU cooler? Height restriction?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose the S524 V2 because Cooler Master makes great Coolers and I wanted a top-down cooler because they do a good job keeping your mobo and RAM cool as well, I also wanted it so I can put a Cougar Vortex 140mm PWM fan with orange blades on it for the looks.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

A awesome toy. Great!!! Interesting this accelero xtreme cooler.....

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they actually work really well, that card is in crossfire, so it doesn't have the best airflow and its always below 50.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

dayuhm, Canada, y u b so unfriendly to us geeks? seriously, $60 CAD for a small heatsink? $210 CAD for an FX-8350?

considering what you had to work with, that ain't a bad setup. i like what you did with the lighting.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That heatsink is brand-new, just got released in north-america, price in america is around $55 anyways, It's actually really good, and totally worth $60. And thank you, it was tough not buying everything brand new but i ended up saving like $600.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, i see, they updated that particular heatsink. the old version used to be ~$40, though...

heh, and i thought paying $90 for an H80i was bad enough. :P

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know the 7970 and 280x could be crossfired, that's pretty neat. I personally like how quirky this build is. The graphics cards don't match (one of them even has an aftermarket cooler), there's color-changing leds, and the case is part ORANGE!! Makes me wonder what kind of person you are lol

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

The very strange kind, who likes orange.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Color-matching is awesome.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat about the hybrid crossfire. Looks like great part selection on everything else, though I gotta wonder about that CPU cooler choice - doesn't seem like it's aligned with the rest of your flow?

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

Parts sure are expensive in Canada. You can build an Intel/nvidia pc with a lot more performance given that budget.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are. And these are mostly great prices. Ordering most of this stuff new around here would cost around $2000.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Well thanks for the response but I don't really know how to respond. I think you are seriously underestimating the prices here. This is a pretty amazing build for $1300 CAD. Presentation Wise: I got the parts that I wanted, maybe you could've built something that looked better in your eyes but this is what I wanted, Orange. This is my favourite case, these are the only orange blade fans you can get(other then better cougar vortex PWM; which I plan on getting), and I got 4 of them for $20, the only 990fx motherboard that has orange on it is the Fatal1ty killer and it's nowhere near the Crosshair V for about the same price. I wanted a top-down cooler that I am planning on putting an orange fan on, so maybe you like the smaller liquid coolers, I only paid $15 for the LED's and orange cables cost over $100 so no thanks. I think presentation-wise I did pretty good. When you say maybe some better pictures will help I don;t really know what you mean. People like my build, I'm sorry that you don't. Anyways thanks for the feedback, If you've never used the H440 I can see why you would say that, there are a lot on here. But once you build with it, you'll see why it's everywhere. It's not about trying to beat the last guy, like you said there are some tough acts to follow, it's just a really good case that people like building with.