Those R9 series cards pack a lot of performance but yeah they get hot and loud. They run fine at those high temperatures though.
Did you delid the CPU?
I suggest turning that side panel fan around. Right now its pulling air away from your cpu cooler and gpu. You'll get better themals (and have positive air pressure) this way.
Thanks for the feedback! Case lighting definitely makes the build pop and it's fairly easy to do. The next thing I'd like to add is a new GPU with a custom LED backplate. I plan on getting a 1070ti soon since the prices seem to be getting a lot more reasonable.
Love the build! That's some clean cable management! I also face the challenges of a disability and love computer hardware / pc building! +1 for sharing your build and the challenges you face.
Also if that CPU load temp is accurate then something's wrong. It shouldn't be getting that hot with a 360 rad.
That's a clean looking build! Love the mods, especially that white GPU! It might start to show its age in some of the newest titles but still a solid card, especially for the price you paid for it! As for your CPU/RAM issue it could be your motherboard or even the RAM itself. I know that would be a pain to troubleshoot since you might not just have another MOBO or spare RAM sticks lying around. Just a thought though.
I love custom modified builds like this! The way you stick the GPU in like a game cartridge is awesome!
I appreciate any build that requires a workshop to put together.
I believe you are mistaken because that's a banana...
You watch your language using words like that in the build title!
That's a nice looking loop and an awesome front panel mod! Great work!
This is still a solid gaming build for most titles at decent settings in 1080p. Yes better parts could have been chosen but the CPU is plenty powerful to handle games for some time to come, not to mention once you save up for a better GPU, game performance will be mostly dependent on GPU power. Plus you could probably get a secondhand i7 for this socket pretty easily further down the road.
I like all the mods you've done. Just watch your fingers near those exposed fans!
Looks like some kind of cyborg heart!
This hits me right in the nostalgia. My first build had this same mobo/cpu combo!
A literal custom loop!
Apparently I can't read. Thanks lol
$61 a month pays the rent? Is this per card or an old screenshot and it makes more than that?
This build is stunning! I love the fluid color you chose. Some excellent photography too.
Looks like something you would find in Bioshock or Fallout. Nice work!
If the mining doesn't work out you could just sell those GPU's and make more than ROI probably. Sounds like a win-win situation to me!
The way I always remember is that the air is always pulled in from the side of the fan where the blades are unobstructed by the housing.
The cpu cooler fan and rear exhaust fan are pulling against each other. Otherwise nice build!
You should be fine running XMP, especially if under normal loads you're hitting 60 - 65C, those temps are fine. It makes sense that you would get really high temps with prime 95. That totally sacks the processor and pushes the wattage past what some air coolers can dissipate. Should be fine as long as you aren't cooking the processor for hours on prime 95.
Nice looking build!
Your CPU load temp is kind of concerning though, it almost seems like the cooler isn't making contact with the CPU heat spreader or you didn't apply enough paste. It shouldn't be getting that hot with that cooler, especially with no OC. Is that 95C accurate?
Those are some elegant lines with that water tubing. Nice job!
That's the breast mousepad... ahem cough ... The best mousepad I've ever seen!
This build is... RAD! (pun intended)
Click the Edit button on your completed build. Scroll down below your description that you typed and there should be a part review section.
Nuka Cola Quantum, tastes good, cools the CPU even better!
Are you sure there's enough air flow through that case? This looks amazingly clean! You just might get featured.
Your mods definitely do this case justice. I was also sad when I found out through reviews that coolermaster dropped the ball on the "air flow" part of "high air flow". Well done!
Sibling of the year award right here! I wish I could afford to upgrade my brothers ancient computer like this.
You totally nailed it! Gonna be awesome when you get the knobs and whatnot working too.
Excellent job giving it that worn look. Looks like it could be a movie prop!
That looks amazing. +1 for being a great father. Now she's got some pressure to come up with an awesome fathers day present lol.
Never seen an AIO add aesthetic to a build until this.
Did the cooler fit out of the box or did you need a special bracket?
Your title gave me dyslexia! Also your gpu got me excited cause my first build had a sapphire 7970. Such a great card series!
You, sir or madam, have a work of art not just a computer!
The dog doesn't have enough RGB!
He's got the Midas touch! He touched it too much! He's Gold Member! He's Golllllld Memberrrrrr!
That's a gorgeous build. Looks very clean and honestly it looks balanced as is. Hope you get featured!
You should be able to get an aftermarket air cooler or save up for a 240mm radiator and push it back to 4ghz. That's a nice looking build by the way! I love the fans you went with.
Buy a powerball ticket now you lucky SOB! Seriously though, congrats on that overclock! Oh and nice RGB lights.
Looks like you picked out some nice parts for that budget. I've heard a lot of good things about the XFX RX480. In the future you should consider adding a SSD! Also check the temps on your CPU under load to make sure if that stock cooler is up to spec. You can get a good coolermaster aircooler for less than $30.
Check out the link that ThatGoat provided. Seems like B350 doesn't support multi GPU setups.
I'm going with a single GPU, hoping to push the 1700 as close to 4 ghz as possible (or hitting that mark). I'll probably be running 2 drives (possibly 3 later down the road). I did a little research on my own and it seems the B350 is what I'm looking for. My budget is under $200 for the mobo, under $150 is even better if it has what I'm looking for.