Description

This is my new build for personal use since someone got interested in my old watercool build (http://pcpartpicker.com/b/jZpgXL) and bought it. I may watercool this later down the road since the most noise I get from this build is the two GPUs. Originally, I had the armor kit for the mobo but I cant put the CPU cooler on if the armor kit is equip. I didnt feel like break it apart.

C&C are welcome. Enjoys.

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 9 points

Hmm, how's the temps on that bottom 290? I feel like it'd be starved of air. To close to the power supply for my liking. Other than that, +1 awesome build.

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

the same as the top surprisingly.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That was my thought too. After seeing JungleG1337's prior build I would have thought that water cooling the GPUs was a must. I really hope he does.

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

Absolutely fantastic looking build. The be quiet! cooler looks awesome and in combination with the small form factor this is just an amazing build +1 from me

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

damn. this is really a fantastic computer. mine looks like a pile of **** now, thanks dude.

joking aside, +5 bro this is really awesome

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

where's your crossfire bridge?

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

the new R9 series does not required the bridge.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

There's enough bandwidth between the PCI lanes that you can crossfire without one

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the noise levels okay on the GPUs?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The noise is ok but under MAX load like running BF4 on ULtra with AA. Both cards can noise will be noticeable without headphone.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What resolution are you gaming at?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Just seems a bit tight, why did you decide to go with Micro ATX and a Mid case with 2 gpu? Just curious

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to use this case because I want to have my PC on my desk. My last pc is build beautiful but it was too big. I hate the idea having a nice build PC and I cant see it. So I decided to go with this case and it is amazing.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Dark Rock Pro 3 for $64?! WUT.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea man, just gotta buy at the right time.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy it from? I purchased my Dark Rock 3 from NCIX US.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

NCIX. It was on sale.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice lighting! I was waiting for the r9 290 non reference coolers to release and when they finally did come out they were overpriced :(

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for another person rockin some Dark Rocks...

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wanted to say, nice build man. Looks sweet!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 with an armor kit in my current ongoing project. I had to file down the back plate of the cooler to fit in the opening in the MoBo back plate. Also had to remove the plastic vent covers on one side of the TUF Armor with a Dremel tool. Nothing is visible since the cooler is so large. It was a pain, but well worth it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasnt gonna do any of that lol.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I must say NICE BUILD. I'm doing something similar, with a 350d and two r9 290x tri-x. I have no clue how the temps keep that low on your pc with no extra fans. I used five noctua fans, two in the front as intake and two in the top and one in the back as exhaust, but only a stock i7 cooler. Do you think my temps will keep as low as yours?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

should be able too. I advice you to get a better cooler for your i7

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Question, is the RAM you have the one actually linked or the very low profile version of the RAM? The reason I ask is I plan on using the same RAM and same CPU cooler.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you mean by linked? they are low profile ram to allow the CPU cooler to fit.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking into getting a build very similar to this, and was wondering what fan setup (Intake and Exhaust) you're running in order to get those low GPU temps. I really want the form factor of mATX but don't like the high temps that it usually causes.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

the flow is depend because if you have the drive cage in then 1 140mm would be perfect or 2 12mm if no drive cage. Two low rpm exhaust on top and back is good enough.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there,

I'm building something similar to yours, which involve 2x Tri Xs and the 350D case.

I would like to know which PCIE slots are you utilizing? I noticed a big gap between the GPUs, i assume you are using (first slot) PCIE 16x 3.0 (16x mode) and the other on the (third slot) PCIE x16 2.0 (4x mode)?

would appreciate if you can take a picture between the gaps. I'm deciding whether to get the gryphon or the maximus gene mobo. As the gene has one less PCIE slot, I'm not sure if the Tri Xs can fit in. Thanks.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The gap is about 1cm from the CPU coller and the PCIE if you are the same CPU cooler like me.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, whats the clearance between the cooler and the window like?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

3mm or so

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build , I read that the dark rock pro is a bit of a ***** to install , how did you find it ?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Dark Rock Pro is just like any oversize cooler. I didnt run into any problem. You can get it via NCIX us

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow the lighting is just brilliant. I really suits the "system overload" theme.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I just LOVE this case. I've had mine for a little over a year and I've considered tearing it apart to paint it white and give it a new look, but it just looks so damn good as it sits now. Awesome build man. I really wish I could've kept my SLI setup, but my single 970 that's on it's way now will be more than enough for me. Cheers. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I havent test out those 970 yet. So far it seem like ppl love it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the crossfire 290s with the 850W psu? Was thinking of getting another 290, but have a 750W EVGA PSU. I'll likely need to upgrade the PSU, so wondering if the 850W will work or if I should just get the 1000W PSU.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The 850 did good. You just need a 80+ Gold or above. i was on an intel CPU so it helps. If you are using an AMD 8000+ you need 1000w if you want to Xfire 2x 290s.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

Currently running an OC i5-4690K with a tri-290 OC to 1.1ghz and a EVGA 750 G2 (80+ Gold). Think I'll play it safe and go to 1000W to try to maintain the OC on xfire 290s.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I calculated my rig and it was pulling 780w.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. 1+ How do you like the ssds? Are they a satisfying speed etc?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yes. they do :-)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of light is that?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Light bar from microcenter

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

No parts of the fan-pins or so touches the PCB of the Graphics card in PCI slot 1 ? I'm looking for the same cooler on a Z270 - and have worried a bit about clearance :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

none

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

Everything is REALLY squeezed in there. I'd watercool asap. Looks cool though.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

heat is not a problem bc the airflow is great. The only reason why I would watercool will be noise.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the noise level of this built? I would imagine it would be pretty difficult to suppress the noise of those GPU's, but does that CPU cooler help?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The noise is ok. You dont even noticed it when you game.