This is my Black Friday Slash Christmas Slash New Year update to my late 2015 build.
CPU. i5 4690k
My cpu hasn't changed I'm still using the 4690k I'm impressed with how this cpu performs and I didn't see the point shelling out the extra for the i7. I have managed to push the clock up from 4.4GHz to 4.7GHz @ 1.315v which was higher than I wanted to go but seems rock solid stable with the cpu never passing 60 degrees c under load which I'm more than comfortable with. I tried to push it to 4.8GHz but to get it anywhere near stable push the volts past 1.4 which I was advised is to high long term.
MOTHERBORED. MSI Z97 GAMING 5
This is another non change part I got this bored at such a good price and it fits my MSI Black and red theme perfect I didn't see the point in changing.
PSU. EVGA 750 GQ 750W Power Supply 80+ Gold
This part had to be upgraded from my EVGA 600B for two reasons first of I never really wanted the 600B it was just the best I could afford at the time although I have to say it was ok nice and quite. Second reason I had planned to upgrade or crossfire my GPU. This new PSU was also found at a good price for power performance again really quite and seems really steady and constant even with overclocks. I jazzed up the sides of the PSU with some 3M carbon affect sheet and an MSI logo badge. With how good power supplies get they rarely look good.
CASE. Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Gaming Black
I kept this case because I love it not to big but with loads of room inside perfect for my up and coming custom waterloop I plan later in the year. Only one slight criticism I have of the case are the side panels do seem to be a little flimsy.
RAM. Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (4x 4GB) 2400MHz DDR3
This was a slight upgraded from 8gb to 16gb I know it wasn't completely needed but games these days will use it if you have it. Plus I like to see all the Dimm slots filled it fits the theme well.
CPU COOLER. Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT 280mm Extreme
This was my black Friday gem find I got this AIO cooler for under £70 from SCAN computers and it's doing a brilliant job keeping my CPU frosty cool. This deal couldn't be passed up.
SSD/HDD's. HyperX Fury 120GB SSD and 500gb/2tb Seagate drives.
The hyperX Fury is my boot drive and used for all small programs. As my 500gb drive was a cheap solution at the time and was filling up quickly I had to add a bigger drive I also got a bit of a black Friday deal on the 2tb drive.
GPU's. MSI AMD Radeon R9 380 4GB(Crossfire)
This was the hardest part to decide for the upgrade the one bigger card (R9 390) or the second same card. As I only game at 1080p at the mo I don't really need the VRAM and the card I really wanted was the 390X not the 390 which was out of my price range I decided to try crossfire again as I already had a 380 and was impressed with the performance for price it was the cheaper option. Had had a pair of R9 270X in crossfire which really didn't work but so far so good no real issues and performance is good at this resolution. Plus two gpu's in a build looks fantastic.
All 140mm fans keeps it quite and cool. Two be quite fans in the front bought for the colour scheme. The one corsair AF 140 in the back I had laying around. The two SP140 where added over the stock fans for my radiator to add a bit of light colour to the top of the case.
MSI Gaming? Dragon badge. 3M Carbon Fibre affect sheet. Red and Black Cable extensions 4 x 6 pin 1x 24 pin. BitFenix Red LED Strips. Black Glass TV stand to get the pc off the floor. Some red tint clear tape to change the colour of the MSI logo on the GPU's.
SOUND. Philips so?und bar + Subwoofer (7?5w)/Logitech Z200 2x5 W 2ch Speakers
The sound bar I had connected to my TV but never used and when my old pc speakers failed it was the perfect solution to move it across to my pc the Logitech speakers were to add a little bit more stereo sound.