Description

White NZXT Phantom 530 with 8350 Black processor cooled by a Corsair H100i GTX and a XFX R9 290x Cooled by a Corsair H55 and NZXT Kraken G10 with 6 Corsair SP 120 Fans

 My 8350 is currently running at 4.4GHz and my 290x is at +7 GPU Clock

 I have had some issues with ram not working in my system although it seems to work fine on another board I have compatibility issues with mine, I have yet to figure it out.

 My case has been painted with red accents to match the red Kraken G10.  Listed below are all the parts I have painted. The PCI Slot Covers, Wire mesh grills, and all plastic  Mate Black parts on the top and front of the case. I also used the red fan rings on all of the case fans I thought about painting all the fans white but decided against this do to the possible reduction in performance from the fans.

Part Reviews

CPU

I wish I would have gotten a CPU i could have overclocked a little more but I seem to no fair to well in this very often

CPU Cooler

Great Product It keeps my OC cpu running very cool at load

Motherboard

I have had some issues with RAM compatibility with my board, having bought ram and not being able to use it but yet it works in my nephews board both being Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 boards I am not sure exactly why. Other than that I really like the board but would probably buy the Asus Crosshair if I had to do it again

Memory

When I bought this ram it was the Third set of 16GB sticks I had gotten and I still can only get one stick to work properly when installed I basically just got fed up and settled for 8GB

Storage

This is one very nice SSD and would recommend it to anyone. Given the price and performance it was a great buy

Storage

I have never had a problem with Western Digital and have never had a single problem with their products

Video Card

I wish I could have waited for the rebrand/next gen 300 series

Case

I love this case for the price it is hard to beat. I would have liked to see the top drive bays to also be removable. other than that it has worked very well for me

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice another AMD build! +1 :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Tidy build and quality parts it paid off! You overlock both cpu and gpu?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I put quite a bit of time and a lot of zip ties to get it as clean as it is, although I would like to do some tech-flex sleaving in either red or white or a mixture if I could ever find the time. I have had most of it for about a year now, of course it is paid off I didn't start my build until I had enough money to buy it all at once. Going From a AM2+ Quadcore with two HD6850s to this was a very nice upgrade. The most Recent additions have been the NZXT G10 and Corsair H100i GTX,. This enabled me to move my old AIO to the GPU. Yes both the CPU and GPU are overclocked. Though I have had problems with the GPU staying stable. Even after I added the NZXT G10 and Corsair H55 as a GPU cooler I saw very little increase in stability on the GPU. I however saw a huge decrease in load temperatures on the GPU

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

welcome! i totally understand you enjoy your work/build. check out my build too

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I went back and pushed my Overclocking a little I am currently getting 4.62GHz Fixed my memory issue I was having. I think it just comes down to a bad slot. After moving to the 1st and 3rd slots I have had no problems.