1.425 V is the max limit suggested by amd any higher and I quote "will seriously shorten the life span of your cpu". But really nice build.
I game at 1440p most of the time 70hrz refresh rate using 2 rx 480's in crossfire.
I haven't as yet but aqua tuning do Alphacool full cover blocks they don't look the best but so far there the only ones I've found.
I really like the way this looks super clean. I know that you said that upping the resolution wasn't in your future but I had 2 R9 380s 4gb in crossfire and it handled 1440p really well and it looks so much crisper so your cards could handle really well in theory. I would definitely consider that to be your next upgrade after the cpu. My one issue in this build is the lack of a backplate on the gpus which is no way your fault Asus Strix cards are meant to be top of the pile when it comes to AIB cards and they can't include the back plate I could understand on cost cutting cards but it's probably the best version of this card.
All on AM4 the APU'S are coming next year.
At the moment no the Intel i7 is more than enough for your needs of gaming if not to much I'd either was for Ryzen 5 or get an i5 save the money put it towards your gpu unless heavy multi tasking is your needs.
The Ryzen cpus seems to struggle at 1080 compared to Intel they perform more or less equal at 1440p and 4k when more of the stress is put on the gpu. But it still kills 1080p game unless you after stupid high FPS.
@1080p gaming shouldn't be a problem there will be the occasional game which isn't optimised or just real difficult to run but unless you have an endless budget it's impossible build for those games its just unfortunate that they tend to the games we want to play.
I don't really have many issues at even at 1440p I'm just bored really and feel it's time for an upgrade.
I'm happy on the RX 480's in crossfire at the moment although the recent GTX 10 series price drop has peaked my interest.
It was the single threaded performance which is worrying me about Ryzen I have been waiting for it because I used to be an amd user.
I like this build just for the fact you're sending people nuts I see nothing wrong with the way this is done. Just know that you are going to need some gpu horsepower run games at 4k if you ever decide to go that route in the future. +1
That's like saying a 750ti was better than the R9 380x not a chance it's different class of card ones budget the other is mid range. The 1060 3gb was a similar level although probably slightly faster.
Nice build although an entry level i5 would of served you better for not a lot more. But you've done a good job. +1
Excellent choice will work a treat.
+1 for the build. This computer is crying out for an upgrade GPU you already have a decent enough cpu. An RX 460 GTX 1050/ti your gaming experience would improve many times over. But if your happy there's no complaints from me.
I forgot the +1 for the build I'm still and AMD fan really. I would even possibly wait for Ryzen to release and to be reviewed some time Q1 2017 you will defo get more for your money and 8 core 16 thread cpu for less than 500 dollars if performance figures match up as they say that's the way I would go.
I wouldn't go with "enthusiast" grade cpu 6800k or above. Skylake 6700k or kabylake 7700k would be the highest grade cpu I would go. I came from an FX 8350 to an i5 4690k and gaming performance improved greatly but muti threaded tasks likely dropped in performance but not by much so a newer i5 (6600k,7600k) with a bit of a overclock should be fine and then you would save a bit of money over the i7.
Nice job +1. How's the 1440p gaming going on the one card. I struggle on modern titles although I like to max games out then knock the settings back till I get a playable frame rate my clocks are slightly lower but that's usuall on multiple gpus.
It definitely won't hurt hurt the fps. But since you are new to it tho I'd watch some videos on YouTube about overclocking the AM3+ platform first but will become second nature eventually. Just watch your core cpu voltage is my advice to you.
Nice job on the build looks very different from the norm.
Since you have a decent cooler and mobo that supports overclocking I reckon somewhere between 4.0-4.2 ghz should be possible could squeeze a bit more performance out the machine.
It's a windforce card I think 280/290/X or Nvidia 960/70/80
These RX 480 crossfire builds are coming popular now. Top build +1. Red and Black +1 enthoo pro M case +1
Nice build very much in my favour. +1
I've two rx 480's in my build it beats a 1080 in benchmark tests but falls short in most games in tests. Also I think the reference design cards are hurting those benchmarks I'm running a 4690k as well I'm scoring an extra 1000 points in time spy test and over 17k in firestrike.
Excellent choice I'm currently doing a build for my son using a be quiet cooler I had used previously in one of my builds and it's super quiet kept my 4.4ghz OC'd 4690k in the low 60's under load.
Yes for price to performance possibly RX 460. The RX 460/1050 trade blows for performance if you can find a deal on the 1050 ti or can justify the extra cost I would go for that.
Seems to be a good mix of parts no one part in the build seems to over power the other. Very tidy inside. I would consider a change of cpu cooler but only though the noise levels tho I know you won't be overclocking but will run cool and quite somewhere in the 20-30 dollar region would be fine. And possibly gpu upgrade down the line if it's something you get into the new low power options this new generation gpus are brilliant RX 460 or GTX 1050/TI. There more power efficient and faster than what you have at not silly money. You have my plus 1 anyways well done.
What cpu are you using if you are using Intel cpu try boot up your pc with the integrated graphics to rule out other faults with monitor and all your other internals of your pc. If your pc still has no video signal then it could be your monitor but if your card has issues they still can fire up as normal but displays no signal. Also try using different connection cables I.e hdmi dvi or display port. I had no issues with mine.
Nice build I'm currently building my son a pc in this case was wondering how you found the cable management because I'm having a nightmare time so far.
Very few problems witcher 3 has a small amount of stutter but the game still very playable for me. There are a few games which don't support sli/crossfire but they tend to be well optimised for single card use like batman arkham night I'm still hitting 60fps maxed out 1440p although I would recommend the 8gb cards for high resolution gaming and textures packs in games. Muti gpus don't have the same issues as they used to do. I've run two graphics cards for a while now with very little issues.
Please remove those twist ties holding your cables they have metal in them not good for pc components swap with zip ties or velcro straps.
So clean WOW very nice build
Good build mate you have my plus 1 for sure very clean.
In what world is a 970 faster and what's wrong with the case happens to be one of the most popular case's on the market.
Nice build +1. Just to warn you that I had the 8350 under a custom water loop running at 4.8 ghz and it was still holding the card back so wouldn't bother with the 9k series ether. I would only get the 8350 at a good price or second hand it's not worth the full price any more not with AM4 just round the corner.
I have very few issues In the games I play Crossfire/SLI works so much better now than even a few years ago. The two games I do have a problem with is Batman Arkham Knight which flat out doesn't support the use of multi cards and when you try and force Crossfire the game reacts all weird in game. one RX 480 plays game maxed at 1440p anyway. Deus Ex Mankind Divided does not yet support Crossfire in DX 12 Mode But DX 11 works fine.
I get between 75-80 degrees depending on the ambient temperature of the day but the performance is well worth it.
I don't think they were a big hit that's why I got cheap looks brilliant in games tho so can't complain.
Thanks I would of done sooner but the AIB cards took so long to release I didn't want a reference blower card.
Good build I'm always keen on the black and red ones. I would definitely recommend going liquid cooled but wouldn't recommend a custom loop as there expensive and would have no gains really over AIO cooler.
Nice build those pictures in the dark with the red LED's looks fantastic. +1
1.315 v with Temps staying below 70 degrees under load.
Red and Black +1 from me. You have almost the same build as me. Don't know if you have OC'd the gpu but I got 1100 mhz on the gpu core 1500 mhz on the memory. Coupled with my 4690k at 4.7ghz I got 12% all round performance increase when I was running the single card.
Very nice and unexpected plus 1 all the way. How does the three way crossfire perform with that cpu. I wouldn't normally ask this of someone with an i7 but they lack the pcie lanes of the enthusiasts grade i7.
Very good build you get my +1. And if you do decide to xfire the gpu I'm using two R9 380's 4gb version and I batter 1440p games in most modern AAA titles. 60-70 fps possibly more if my monitor went higher than 70hz even witcher 3 45+ fps almost maxed out.
Some websites are starting pre orders for AIB rx 480's in the UK not sure on the release dates I'm waiting for MSI or Asus Strix to release. Good build it has my plus 1
Also a PSU upgrade would be required.