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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.

CASE FAN's

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.

CUSTOM PARTS.

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.

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello I'm new at crossire, I want to know that do you have to go to the bios to setup crossfire configuration!

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

No it's done though the AMD crimson drivers and is game specific so if the game doesn't support crossfire just disable for that game and you should have no issues which can arise with crossfire setups. Crimson also include pre-defined profiles for popular games which is supposed to get the most out of your games. Although I don't use them I don't really have issues in games these days crossfire has come a long way in the past 3 years.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build and over clock on the famous 4690k, what do you think about the nzxt notuisc 450

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

you kept the msi theme, this to help with that, http://www.v1tech.com/shop/fangrills/msidragon120fangrill/ you are welcome top noche quality

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

A pretty nice build. Some good parts. The color scheme looks good. I like it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey um do you think you could tell me if 140/120x38mm fans can fit in the front of the case in between the cover, right behind the dust filter? Or do you have to use the standard 140/120x25mm fans instead?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

As far as I'm aware I'm using the standard size but there does seem plenty of room but wouldn't really know I've tried to look on the phanteks website doesn't seem say there's any restrictions.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

There's only a few fringe fans with those dimensions

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice mate. And I did have a look at this build before I went and ordered mine. The next build I do I am going to have a window in my case. My recent build is more of a silent stealth type setup, which is nice on the ears. How long did you spend or how much would you recommend, before you felt comfortable OC'ing the Crimson V2.0? Do you have a background in computer hardware, or related field? Thank you.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No background in computers really been building for a few years now I was taught everything though Google and YouTube with everything from custom waterloops to overclocking the cpu. I would like to to do a good week of research before. Gpu overclocking is by far the easiest. Cpu can be very time consuming and very trail and error process I've spent hours with my cpu getting it right.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Aloha dannyw1612, do you have your CPU radiator fans pushing or pulling?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Pushing air out.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Good so far very few issues

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

because 2 380s trade punchs with the Gtx 980 ;)

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't run into a current title that has given me a problem I couldn't fix but then again I love tinkering with my comp as much as I game with it , be plug and play if I got a 980 or 390x but where is the fun in that!