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Original build: https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/b/H2XH99

After playing with an R7 260x for a year playing mainly CSGO and league of legends i have decided to make a few upgrades to get into other games like DOOM,BF1 etc. The computer is mainly used for gaming and REVIT work.

CPU: Does it's job. Never had any problems in terms of speed/performance.

CPU cooler: First time installing an aftermarket cooler and man was it easy. Temps are a lot lower and much more quiet than the intel stock cooler.

Motherboard: This ones a hard ex dee lol. The USB 3.0 header is in a real awkward position (under the CPU cooler) and right now the cable is stuck lmao which made installing the CPU cooler a bit of a mission. Also, there is only one system fan header so i have a deepcool fan hub connected to that with the 2 exhaust fans on the back connected . Other than that, it's all good.

Ram: 8GB DDR4. It's enough for what i do.

1T HDD: Plenty of storage for games. Thinking of adding an SSD or M.2 for the OS..haven't quite decided yet.

GPU: Decided to go with a sapphire RX 470 nitro+ 4GB. I only play 1080p so this card is enough for my needs pumping 120 FPS ultra on doom. But man.. this card runs quite hot on idle going from 45-55 degrees (idk if this is normal?) and during games like doom it goes up to 75 degrees. Other than that, this is a super sick card and a massive upgrade from the R7 260x.

Case: Love this case. Nice small form and easy to move around. Cable management is a bit fiddly though. I decided to apply some anti dust mesh material stuff to the side panels so hopefully this doesn't interfere with cooling performance.

Case lights: Deepcool 350 RBG. Really makes the computer stand out & it's really easy to install.

PSU: 80+ gold fully modular. Awesome. Has everything you need.

Case fans: 1 200mm cooler master megaflow fan at the front. Thinking of changing this to a 140mm Fractal Design Series R3 to go with the other white fans in the build. 2 80mm Fractal Design Silent Series R3 as the exhaust. These two 80mm fans are currently running at the same speed as the 200mm fan due to the fans connected to the same syst header via fan hub. I feel because the 80mm fans are running at the same speed as the 200mm they aren't really pushing out any air or barely any so i'll have to look into how to speed up the fans.

Overall, really happy with how this turned out. Still really new to PC building and how certain components work but i enjoy every step of it.

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Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

How come you didn't go with a RX 570? Overall nice build

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time i found a 470 that was $80 cheaper than the 570 so i thought just go with that.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you created a fan curve yet for the gpu? Sometimes at stock the fans don't even turn on until a certain level, so higher idle temps. Besides that, +1 for the core v1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah mine don't turn on till i start gaming. Is that in the trixx software?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you can change it in afterburner too.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Just put the fans on 35% and the temps dropped to 30 degrees! Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Gigabyte needs to release rev2 and pull this abomination off the market. USB3 cables are already difficult to work with and that USB3.0 header is the worst.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

were do u plug the leds?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The led strips are attached to the case magnetically and are plugged into the power supply

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean?

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Apart from gaming the only other things i use it for is uni work which is Revit, autocad, and photoshop.

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