Description

This is my primary RIG for gaming. I play predominately play WOT, Killing Floor, Starcraft, and a few SP games like Bioshock Infinite.

History of what led up to this RIG I used to have an A10-7850K and no SSDs in the build Previously. Due to a variety of factors at the time I could not build said build myself as I was strapped for time so I had the guys at Memory Express do it for me. However they fried the MOBO and APU whilst blaming it on the PSU. It was a nightmare as my A10 7850K was running at a very toasty 66° C on idle and 82° on load. Needless to say it wasn't good. After half a year of this I decided to hell with this I will fix my "NYUU" right up >:c

I chose the 860K cause it was finally available in my area. (I can ONLY buy locally due to reasons)

Part Reviews

CPU

  • Lovely lil CPU runs cool and fast
  • Currently clocked at a meager 4.0GHz (have some troubles going higher)
  • This lil guy will hold out until AMD comes out with Zen

CPU Cooler

Had a spare D14 lying around stuck it right in ... very quiet ... efficient ... and Austrian :D

Motherboard

Solid MOBO looks great and I can CF or SLI in the future :)

Storage

  • it's been running a whole year hasn't exploded in my face yet :)

Case

  • Great Big Case with a fan controller
  • Lots of space for routing cables
  • lots of fans for the price

Power Supply

  • Corsair has never failed me ... unlike EVGA

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

how is the fan controller? ive been meaning to pick one up but havent bothered looking for people for reviews lol.

err one more question, how was putting that cpu cooler on? seems like it would be to heavy at first until tightned in lol.

none the less, 1+ for that awesome amd proccessor.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it quite a bit ...mind you it's kinda a simple one of (Low)-(OFF)-(High). Install of the Noctua was actually quite easy since AMD only has the one size(I installed it before if put it in the case) quite quite too -^

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

strange that usually the Corsair are the reverse of the EVGA

many swear by the EVGA PSUs which are solid PSUs

the 370X is rumored to be just a rebrand of the R9 280X

the actual upgrade will be the R9 380/X which will be based on the 290/x

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Few months later that was all false. I'm saddened that it's like that

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

yes the rebrand can be quite confusing

the 370 is the 265 Rebrand and the 380 was the rebrand of the 285

the 380X is the new model from the Tonga XT series GPU

now the only so called new GPU is the Polaris GPU which is now called the RX 480

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Have the same case. Its nice but inside is awkward.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awkward how so?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is tough and not that much room if I used an ATX motherboard (I use an mATX and i don't have much room with a standard setup with stock cooler and long GPU)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA PSU's fail?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Might have not been EVGA's fault but that's what the guys at Memory express told me the PSU was at fault for fry my MOBO and CPU. Regardless I will be stay away for a while and stick with corsair

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I recently bought this mobo and I have a gtx 960 is it compatible to SLI? because it only says crossfire on the motherboard

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think this MOBO can do SLI ... crossfire is there because the way AMD does their dual GPUs a bit different and reading the spec sheet it doesn't look like it can

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for atlest telling me

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 just for the elfen lied reference, god i love that show

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay firstly, I love Elfen Lied. Secondly my build's name is "Lucy the Gaming Diclonius."

My build uses the same CPU but I'm debating on the GPU between the GTX 950/960 and R7 370/R9 380

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nyuu is best waifu :3. when it comes down to GPU choice depends on what sort of performance you're looking for. R9 390 and 960 both are medium to high settings cards for current games. R7 370 and 950 are capable at medium settings

I'd say if you want performance both R9 380 or 960 they're both great performance either way

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I have decided to go the MOBA route so I'm planning on adding a R7 360. I'll be able to run Tera, potential MMOs, and CS:GO

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayy elfen lied

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

when did evga failed you and how?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I was told by the Folks at memory express that the "PSU fried your MOBO" in hind sight the EVGA PSU probably wasn't the problem and the folks at memory express didn't know what the real problem. I recently used a EVGA PSU for another build and was quite impressed ...

In the future I will be using either EVGA or Corsair for my builds whichever one suits my budget