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I actually built this back in December and meant to post this earlier, but procrastination, yknow?

A quick review of all the parts.

RAM is RAM.

The GPU can handle most any game on ultra, with the exception of huge sandbox games like ARMA III, Rust, etc. And when it does start to chug it gets HOT and a bit loud.

The SSD is wicked fast. My PC starts in around 5 seconds. I don't even have enough time to read the loading screen in most games.

Keyboard takes a little getting used to. The buttons feel a bit bulky, but that could just be me. HOWEVER, the mouse that came with the keyboard, after a while the mouse wheel started to squeak, which is a little annoying, but bearable.

The wi-fi card works fairly well, I've never got random disconnects, unless there's a problem with the router itself.

The monitor is fine, but the speakers that come with it are fairly weak (It can be almost inaudible sometimes, unless you're reeeeealy quite).

Tower case itself is good for the most part. My gpu was way to big for me to keep the drive bay, so that had to go. The rubber material is a real dust magnet.

Aaaaaaand... CPU is CPU, MoBo is MoBo, PSU is PSU, hard drive is hard drive, and Windows is annoying (sometimes).

CPU at standard clock (@3.5 GHz)

This was my first build btw, in case that matters.

I apologize for the meme...

not sorry

edit: I should mention that under load, the gpu averages around 74 C, rarely does it get to the 90s, but i still felt i was important to mention.

Also sorry for the mismatched colors. Price was a priority over style. I've dishonored da bois everywhere :'(.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a toasty graphics card you have there

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

it seems you have a airflow problem, AMD GPUs are not extremely hot running, despite what some nvidia fanboys say. Have you tried ramping up the fan curve, using something like MSI afterburner? Also, how are you measuring your temperatures? In addition, the noise could also be coming from the stock cooler, that thing is not very effective, or silent.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is pretty big, and it there are plenty of open vents (a huge one on the top even). Normally under load the thing gets around 74 degrees, but only when somethings weird's going on does it get crazy. For instance, I'm playing ori and the blind forest, and only when i alt+tab and let it sit, it get over 90. But it's OatBF so, why?

Seeing how this is my first build, i wanted to avoid tampering with the hardware and it's software until i feel more experienced/confident to play around with it. So yeah, I'll take your word and start looking into the configurations. Thanks for advice.

I use HWMoniter to read the temps.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Try new drivers, maybe get a better cooler and again, ramp up the fan curves, I'm not sure about msi GPUs, but maybe, if you are not directly in a game, the fans slow down, but since the GPU is still working, the card heats up

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Have had, 6850s, 6870s, and we have a R9 290 still I had to add extra case fans as the 290 would heat up,the whole system and its a Sapphire Tri-x, we run a mixed bag here 3x GTX 970s 1x GTX 980, GTX 770 and an old GTX 660, the 290 is by far the hottest of all the cards and 2x 970s and the 980 are blower style cards. Was going to get a 390 but it's too late in the cycle to get one now, I'm waiting for RX480 benches or the GTX 1060 to replace the 290 :), enjoy you new system though :) love green builds you should check out my lair PC, and I'll be posting our M-ITX Green dragon in the future using MSI's Green GTX 970 that looks similar to your card :) +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice meme

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

oh **** waddup

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat boi with da green PC. Love the build +1. Would look even better if graphics card was green :), but best not to take chances.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Yeah, there was a green version but it was $50 more, I think, at the time, so some sacrifices had to be made :(.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, $50+ for a different color dammmnnnn

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I apologize for the meme... not sorry

Yeah, I didn't think so. Sucks that the 390 and the mobo are not color matching with the rest of the green build, but painting/re-anodizing stuff can be a pain.

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