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G'day dudes and dudettes,

Thought I'd join and say hello as i get more and more into it.

Ive been reading through for a while and thought it would be good to sign up.

I built my first rig about 6 months ago now, I summed it up for ages and then eventually after watching build videos over and over.

Since the build I've met some people who have said my rig is a bit odd

I'm running:

Case: Thermal Take Armor Revo Full Tower.
Boot drive: Samsung 240 SSD
Storage 2x2 TB Seagate Barracuda
MoBo: Sabertooth 990fx r 2.0
CPU: FX 8350
RAM: Corsair Vengence 8 GB
PSU: Aerocool Strike X 1100w
Cooler: Corsair h100i
GPU: Gigabyte R9 270x

Few regrets with the build at the time I ran out of cash and opted not to get the fx 9370 because at the time I didnt want or could afford a water cooler.

The stock fan was so loud it lasted about a month and I accquired an h100i


Time given again I would choose a bigger case with better water cooling Rad spots and would have Got the 290 x

few things coming up for the build I just moved to the tropics so ive looked at retro fiting a dehumidifer to my rig. it also means Ive had to up my cooling adding all round noctua fans on the rad and case. And a new 270x to run in Crossfire and waaaay later on custom loop and case change

Cheers
Edited by Ibrox90 - 5/10/14 at 7:19am
post #2 of 7
hi & welcome to OCN

I think the reason why people say your rig is a bit odd as its unbalanced really

no need for a FX 9370 an 8350 is the same when overclocked so save your cash there
you don't need 1100w psu either for those GPU's. way overkill

Id recommend your next upgrades be higher end GPU's like 290's or 780's, another 8GB ram & a better PSU

anyway have fun here on OCN thumb.gif
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Hey welcome to OCN wave2.gif

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding the site!

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Finally, someone else that likes to overdo their PSU. Welcome.
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Welcome. smile.gif
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Will say the psu was a freebie . And it's intended to run another Gpu and custom loop
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Yea, it's kinda weird to have a very expensive mobo, a mid end CPU and a crappy GPU. And 270x are too weak imo to run in xfire. One 290x will probably outperform two 270x without having xfire issues.

And the PSU is complete overkill as said before but i guess it's ok if it was free.
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