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Comment reply on Bluueer's Completed Build: Editing/Light Gaming PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if I would even go with WD green, if you want another alternative, be sure to check out the Toshiba X300 4TB and up models. I have a 4TB 128mb buffer cache edition and it easily does 205Mbps read/write with 4ms access times for $120 when I got it.

Comment reply on wanako's Completed Build: Wanako Works 07S - Granite

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm already doing 2k video (2560x1280) in 360 degrees, and I'm using an SSD instead of a MicroSD card, and wow does it take up a great deal of space as raw, uncompressed data!

Comment reply on markasoftware's Completed Build: Mini ITX Monster

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Be sure to check if your ASRock motherboard supports overclocking locked Skylake 14nm CPUs (ASRock Sky-OC). It's unlikely, but it would be a pleasant surprise for you if it could.

Comment reply on unforgettingspider's Completed Build: MR TRASHY MCTRASHFACE

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Great motherboard choice, I hope it supports Sky-OC to overclock that locked CPU.

Comment reply on ShadowTechHelp's Completed Build: The Extrion ST

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it will matter that much, maybe just a bit less performance with 1080p max.

Comment reply on ShadowTechHelp's Completed Build: The Extrion ST

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I probably would have went for an i3 6100 and overclocked it with Sky-OC functionalities on a good amount of low priced Z170 Gaming Motherboards.

Comment reply on moodster12's Completed Build: High-End PC

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a great build altogether, but I feel that you potentially could have gone with a GTX 1080 or 1070 had you waited a bit longer. The GTX 1080 will be the same price as a GTX 980ti, but will offer a decent amount of performance increases to drive 4K games with little issue on high quality.

Comment reply on monkeyz47's Completed Build: Skylake Overclock Gaming Build (First PC Build)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I think AMD will be able to offer significant performance at a much lower price than Intel's premium, update their aging motherboard chipsets, and additionally add some functionality that gives some special values to their motherboards and chipsets to me more of an incentive for people to purchase them. This summer will be a big one in terms of technological updates, I think that it may perhaps be the largest in near a decade or so.

Comment reply on monkeyz47's Completed Build: Skylake Overclock Gaming Build (First PC Build)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ASRock Sky-OC can also be used if you want to overclock your locked CPU for a bit better gaming performance. A motherboard like a ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 LGA 1151 is about $90. Just make sure that you have the BIOS version that supports the Sky-OC function, and make sure not to upgrade to the version in which it is removed. The reason Intel had ASRock and all the other motherboard vendors remove this function was that locked CPUs were not meant to be overclocked, and when they were able to be, this essentially broke Intel's pricing strategy and forced Intel to threaten the MOBO manufacturers with making their products incompatible with their CPUs. It was a nasty fight, but the manufacturers yielded in the end, and released a BIOS version that removed the function, only if people upgraded to it. Here is a video from about 3 weeks ago on it if you need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiw2r-_AdGM .

Remember that overclocking a non-K CPU will most likely disable integrated graphics. Here are some user benchmarks: http://forum.hwbot.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=3594&stc=1&d=1449818851 . It's funny to see people OCing i3 6100s to 58000mHz.

All Non-K OC motherboards and BIOS are available here: http://overclocking.guide/downloads/skylake-non-k-oc-bios/ (ALL VENDORS).

Comment reply on KykykRocks1's Completed Build: Ky's Gaming Build Update 1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

The R9 390 still has a great deal of power in it. It has only been as of recent that its performance has improved through DX12, Asynchronous Shader Support, Driver Updates, and hopefully it will improve more with Vulcan. The R9 390 will do 1080p with no problem at all; in fact, it probably still has some extra power to use AMD VSR to upscale to 1440p or a max of 3200x1800 in terms of detail.

Comment reply on MyNameIsDan's Completed Build: My Blue Angel

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very great budget performance choices. The R9 390 for $250 is an insanely good deal, and alongside your i5 6500 for $170, it really packs a strong price/performance punch. The CS1311 is one of the best planar/2D NAND SSDs, but I would have also looked into AMD Radeon R3 SSDs to compare the two, as they are very comparable in terms of quality and pricing. Everything seems to be good, but potentially your motherboard could have a bit more functionality and may supply some longevity to your build. Additionally, I would also have looked into 1 x 8GB DDR4-2400 kit to add a bit more future proofing to your build, as well as improve user experience a bit more, although if you wanted the bandwidth of dual channel with a 2x4GB DDR4-2133 kit, that is a different story.

I would look into ASRock Sky-OC a little if you want to overclock your locked CPU for a bit better gaming performance. A motherboard like a ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 LGA 1151 is about $90. Just make sure that you have the BIOS version that supports the Sky-OC function, and make sure not to upgrade to the version in which it is removed. The reason Intel had ASRock and all the other motherboard vendors remove this function was that locked CPUs were not meant to be overclocked, and when they were able to be, this essentially broke Intel's pricing strategy and forced Intel to threaten the MOBO manufacturers with making their products incompatible with their CPUs. It was a nasty fight, but the manufacturers yielded in the end, and released a BIOS version that removed the function, only if people upgraded to it. Here is a video from about 3 weeks ago on it if you need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiw2r-_AdGM .

Remember that overclocking a non-K CPU will most likely disable integrated graphics. Here are some user benchmarks: http://forum.hwbot.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=3594&stc=1&d=1449818851 .

All Non-K OC motherboards and BIOS are available here: http://overclocking.guide/downloads/skylake-non-k-oc-bios/ .

Comment reply on OccamAsylum's Completed Build: Definitely Not A Console

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I guess it isn't necessary as long as it meets your needs.Your gaming benchmarks are definitely decent, but it seems it may have a bit of trouble on higher AA settings or more CPU bound games. For gaming as of current, a quad-core seems to be a great solution for everyone, although 6 and 8 core CPUs are not very common on the market, but we will have to see about that after the first batch of AMD Zen CPUs are released, which is a great anticipation for the market. I am sure with the release of Polaris and Pascal, connectivity with monitors will be improved, allowing 4k 120FPS and 8k 60FPS, which is a reason why I am staying at 1080p and 1440p, and an overall good reason to not go all-out on a build, at least for me.

Comment reply on OccamAsylum's Completed Build: Definitely Not A Console

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Your motherboard is good, but I would look into ASRock Sky-OC a little if you want to overclock your locked CPU for a bit better gaming performance. A motherboard like a ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 LGA 1151 is about $90. Just make sure that you have the BIOS version that supports the Sky-OC function, and make sure not to upgrade to the version in which it is removed. The reason Intel had ASRock and all the other motherboard vendors remove this function was that locked CPUs were not meant to be overclocked, and when they were able to be, this essentially broke Intel's pricing strategy and forced Intel to threaten the MOBO manufacturers with making their products incompatible with their CPUs. It was a nasty fight, but the manufacturers yielded in the end, and released a BIOS version that removed the function, only if people upgraded to it. Here is a video from about 3 weeks ago on it if you need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiw2r-_AdGM . Remember that overclocking a non-K CPU will most likely disable integrated graphics. Here are some user benchmarks: http://forum.hwbot.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=3594&stc=1&d=1449818851 . All Non-K OC motherboards and BIOS are available here: http://overclocking.guide/downloads/skylake-non-k-oc-bios/ .

Comment reply on ConnorVey's Completed Build: ITX build for living room TV

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

It's a good build, but I would have went for 1x8GB DDR4-2400 or higher to give a bit better performance to the integrated graphics as well as give more slots to upgrade RAM later on without much trouble. I know the dual channel should help with iGPU max bandwidth a little, so it is really a reason to debate.

Comment reply on Caspetic's Completed Build: Golden Build

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not a bad build, but where is the GPU?

Comment reply on colin_10101's Completed Build: Mean machine

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend you use some of your RAM to make a RAMdisk. Those are absurdly fast (faster than Intel Optane). Load Far Cry 4 or something into the RAMdisk and then test out the loading time, FPS rates, and stuttering. Not many people have so much extra RAM, but those who do can use it for awesome things.

Comment reply on darksoul222's Completed Build: The Meme Machine

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

XFX makes has very acceptable cooler designs. The best though and the one that has the highest customer satisfaction is Sapphire's designs, as they are an AMD partner that only makes coolers for AMD GPUs, and does a very good job at it too.

Comment reply on darksoul222's Completed Build: The Meme Machine

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

That GPU for that price is 11/10!

Comment reply on SourMan710's Completed Build: First Gaming pc i've built. LMK what u guys think!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow thanks, I appreciate it!

Comment reply on thehebs's Completed Build: TheHebs - Spring 2016 - PC Rebuild

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be careful with dust. Should any particles carry metal filaments or any conductive substance, it can actually short-circuit any component that will run electricity through it. By the way, I hope your HDDs will or have not been plagued by the horrible WDIDLE3.exe (intellipark)head parking issue, that could park the head of the WD Green HDD over 300,000 in a year, far past the 250,000 cycles the drive is rated at. I would recommend you look into that to check if any such problems exist that will shorten your HDD's life.

Comment reply on SourMan710's Completed Build: First Gaming pc i've built. LMK what u guys think!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's no worry. A hard drive for now is definitely a choice that has no problem (as it is the bare essential, but an SSD is not), but just be careful that when you want to clone your HDD to SSD, that you will have enough space on your SSD to do so. Samsung only has higher prices because they have marginally better performance, as well as 3D NAND instead of the standard planar memory most SSDs have. I ran into a problem where my HDD had 500GB used and I bought a 250GB SSD, and I had to delete and backup files on other HDDs. Could you maybe stating some of your gaming benchmarks as of current when you have the time and finish up your build? I have looked into r9 380 reviews but most of them are a few months old, and I would like to hear how the performance has evolved over these past few months.

Comment reply on SourMan710's Completed Build: First Gaming pc i've built. LMK what u guys think!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not nice to assume or guess as to the means of attaining information for other people. Have you thought to consider the validity of my comment, as well as the correctness of my statement? I can assure you that as an educated consumer in the tech industry since 1999, I have spent much more than 30 minutes in obtaining information that I have deemed to be true and valid.

Comment reply on SourMan710's Completed Build: First Gaming pc i've built. LMK what u guys think!

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build, an SSD would improve your user experience. The r9 380 will last you a bit longer as it is a good amount better than a GTX 960, and is a 4GB model. Over the past few months it has seemed that it's performance is only getting better with DirectX 12, Asynchronous Compute Support, Vulcan, Driver Updates, and other features. An 850 Evo is a bit high priced as of current, as Samsung inserted their 750 series SSDs under the 850 series to give a price boost. If you want a more affordable SSD with comparable performance, I would recommend checking out the PSY CS1311. PNY used to make poorly made SSDs, but after their restructuring of production, they are putting high quality controllers in their SSDs, which come with a 3 year warranty for most consumer grade ones (CS1311 included). Even though they exist, in the summer I would expect prices for all hardware to fall (as consumers have the most liquid money during the summer statistically).

Comment reply on Kylaralthor's Completed Build: Janus 2.0

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know 4x Titan X isn't bad, but I would have liked to see a 2x or 4x Radeon Pro Duo. Maybe one day we will see it!

Comment reply on ThePacklemore's Completed Build: First Build and Learning Experience

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend looking into the Phanteks Eclipse P400S and the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, it has some of the highest levels of customer satisfaction and extremely affordable price with many perks included at such price points.

Comment reply on publicsafetydan's Completed Build: PublicSafetyDan's 6700K Liquid Cooled Gaming Rig

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, with a bit of cutting back on certain products of disputable necessity, this build could potentially have greater gaming capability. I noticed that he mentioned DX12 support, but DX12, Asynchronous Compute Support, Driver Updates, and Vulcan only work against the performance of ALL Nvidia GPUs. An AMD GPU, like an R9 390x, which could be easily purchased with some item changes, has gained performance, even to the level of a GTX 980TI in games that support features like the ones mentioned above. In terms of longevity, I don't feel Nvidia GPUs focus on that aspect in the greatest (planned obsolescence possible, to make GPUs useless faster to sell more products). Please don't take this personally, this build will run well currently and a choice is a choice, but in the future you may not be the most enthusiastic about your choice of items.

Comment reply on L00seCannon2117's Completed Build: Black and Blue Beast X99

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not a bad build, but the case is a bit expensive. I would have gone with a Phanteks Eclipse P400S for about $80 for the windowed version, as it does not seem you need an optical drive, but do like LED lighting. I also feel that an r9 380 would be a better choice at this price point, as it provides more performance/bandwidth, has 2GB more VRAM, and is gaining performance with DirectX 12, Vulcan, Asynchronous Compute support, driver updates, and other updates that will make this card last much longer than some of it's Nvidia competitors.

Comment reply on Scadoosh118's Completed Build: Powered by Kryptonite

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

HD 7850 is still going strong. On the other hand, the GTX 780ti...

Comment reply on EpicSalsa's Completed Build: Black and White on a $1000 Budget

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The S340 is still a great case and I am sure it fits your needs with more to spare, buy I just felt that newer ones had a bit more to offer.

Comment reply on EpicSalsa's Completed Build: Black and White on a $1000 Budget

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering the age of the S340, I would have went with a Phanteks Eclipse P400(S).

Comment reply on thatoneguy45's Completed Build: Kojin, My first build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU is actually a good choice. It will handle 1080p near maxed or maxed with Async, DX12, and updated drivers, and is only appreciating in terms of performance. No offence to anyone, but at this point considering an R9 390x beat a GTX 980ti in multiple occurrences with DX12, Async, and latest drivers, one would have to be quite inattentive to detail and consideration to buy one. Not only that, but there are horrific stories of what Nvidia driver updates have done to peoples' computers, like Barnacules Nerdgasm, a well known YouTuber, who somehow lost almost all of his data to an update, as well as many who had their old GPUs bricked. MSI isn't bad, but occasionally a person will get a DOA. I would have gone for a Z170a Krait personally.

Comment reply on iElian's Completed Build: Disastro- $450 Builds

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Fitting name for the build. If you get lucky and are attentive, you can pick up an r7 250 for an extra $30 like I did on a Newegg flash sale.

Comment reply on MrKoor54's Completed Build: $1550 first build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That 980ti is a regrettable decision...

Comment reply on UsedTaco's Completed Build: UsedTaco's first build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello Sir, it has been some time since we have last chatted. How is everything faring for now? A decent amount has changed since we have last talked, like the introduction of 3D Xpoint memory just yesterday, as well as many new releases of games better optimized for both AMD and Nvidia video cards. I am sure you have heard of how Asynchronous Compute support empowers the R9 390x to outperform the GTX 980ti. Overall, your GPU will last you a very decent amount of time, and even is VR Compatible according to Steam VR.

Comment reply on Alcapwn146's Completed Build: The AMD Crossfire Beast

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a very good build and I applaud you on choosing cards that will have appreciating performance with DX12, Vulcan, Asynchronous Compute Support, and driver updates. Everything is great in this build, though if I were you, I would have went for at least a 250GB 850 Evo for a little better performance and storage.

Comment reply on duffmcgruff's Completed Build: Being bad never looked so good.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I see what you mean. Of course I understand the value and ability of lower tier hardware myself. One of my builds consists of a Pentium G3258 ($40) overclocked to 4.3gHz on air at a max of 60 Celsius and an MSI R7 250 2GB DDR3 ($31) that is overclocked to 1000mHz Memory Clock and 1075mHz GPU clock, and I can say that AMD's optimizations, drivers, and DirectX 12, Async Computer support, and Vulcan API, that this low-tier gaming PC that does Far Cry 4 at 1080p low-med at 35-60+ FPS will be getting much more powerful. Knowing this, a GTX 960 2GB edition is much more of an upgrade my humble R7 250.

Comment reply on duffmcgruff's Completed Build: Being bad never looked so good.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Your move with the GTX 960 is not bad, but perhaps I would think about competitors and substitutes. R9 380 can be found for $170 and R9 380x for $200 at the moment. Power consumption between the r9 380 and the GTX 960 are extremely similar (within 2%-5%), while the r9 380x on average consumes about 20% more power than a GTX 960. I do not think that 2GB will suffice for 1080p gaming if you if you want maximum settings with modern titles.

Here are some videos of comparison on GPUs, please understand this is about 3 months ago and that there have been driver updates. Also understand that power consumption of the GPU in your build will be different, as the PSU in the video is Bronze certified. Overall it is good, but in my opinion 2GB GDDR5 is not enough (at least for my taste).

AMD GPUs will only gain performance with further DirectX 12 title releases (strangely enough Nvidia GPUs lost FPS due to DX12 while AMD gained), Vulcan API, Asynchronous Compute compatibility, and more driver updates

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-I7Nm3a1Nc (R9 380x vs. GTX 960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uOLoKV7b7Q (R9 380 2GB vs. GTX 960 2GB )

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E4Ok84h3bI (R9 380 vs. GTX 960 vs. R9 380x)(newest comparison video I could find, unfortunately the video is not English, but results are.)

Concerning cooling, , if you want better cooling performance, you should get a Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 that does 240CFM at 62dB (a bit loud), but does an insane 27mm H2O, compared to your stock fan doing 52CFM (per fan) at about 2mm H2O producing 40dB. The Delta is certainly good if you want to try some high level overclocking, and it stays near 25dB producing near 75CFM, or 100CFM near 32dB (per fan), but I would recommend a PWM hub for the fan, as it is not PWM.

Comment reply on cheeseandcereal's Completed Build: Gaming/Editing PC

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I didn't think that you had a FreeSync panel as it was not listed and I was not aware that your SSD had a rebate. My comment was really made off of the information provided on this build log really, so there are some things I do not know encompassing the full details of your build.

Comment reply on cheeseandcereal's Completed Build: Gaming/Editing PC

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I see what you mean. Certainly it would have cost about $10 more to get to 16GB of DDR3-2133 with a Cas Latency of 11, and an 850 EVO 500GB goes for abut $145, so $15 saved there. Generally as for me if it is within $10-$20 range of my selection and offers noticeable performance boost, I go with that, as the saying "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things" really sticks with me sometimes, but again that could be economic and social engineering affecting me. Overall I see no problems, but the SSD especially may have a bit less endurance. Faster RAM during gaming has been shown to reduce micro-stutter, which annoys me a great deal, although it will not affect frame rates too much.

Comment reply on cheeseandcereal's Completed Build: Gaming/Editing PC

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall a nice build, that R9 390 will only be gaining performance with DirectX 12, AMD driver updates, and further Asynchronous Compute support . Other than that, I probably would have recommended an 850 Evo and maybe some DDR3-1866 or 2133 for a little better overall performance.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see, an aesthetics-focused build certainly results in limited options, more so on a budget. As long as it does what you need it to though, I suppose no problem exists.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Your move with the GTX 960 is not bad, but perhaps I would think about competitors and substitutes. R9 380 can be found for $170 and R9 380x for $200 at the moment. Power consumption between the r9 380 and the GTX 960 are extremely similar (within 2%-5%), while the r9 380x on average consumes about 20% more power than a GTX 960. I do not think that 2GB will suffice for 1080p gaming.

Here are some videos of comparison on GPUs, please understand this is about 3 months ago and that there have been driver updates. Also understand that power consumption of the GPU in your build will be different, as the PSU in the video is Bronze certified.

AMD GPUs will only gain performance with further DirectX 12 title releases (strangely enough Nvidia GPUs lost FPS due to DX12 while AMD gained), Vulcan APIs, and more driver updates:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-I7Nm3a1Nc (R9 380x vs. GTX 960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uOLoKV7b7Q (R9 380 2GB vs. GTX 960 2GB )

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E4Ok84h3bI (R9 380 vs. GTX 960 vs. R9 380x)(newest comparison video I could find, unfortunately the video is not English, but results are.)

Comment reply on UsedTaco's Completed Build: UsedTaco's first build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

How is it faring for you? Do you find it a satisfactory in terms of airflow, noise, and other properties? It's always great to hear on how my advice plays out for people, thanks for responding.

Comment reply on Unpolarize's Completed Build: The Red Dragon

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Overall a very solid and good build that will do 4k with some tuning. Hopefully as more DX12 games roll out, further driver updates, and other optimizations, your r9 390 will only gain performance as seen with the performance increases in DX12 and with each driver update.

Comment reply on ovojorge's Completed Build: Inglorious Basturd

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune” or “well-being." The motif (a hooked cross) appears to have first been used in Neolithic Eurasia, perhaps representing the movement of the sun through the sky. To this day it is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. Later this symbol was rotated 45 degrees though and used in Nazi Germany, which is why it has a bad reputation.

Comment reply on xander00's Completed Build: Gene in Black

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see, it's not that much larger, but as long as it is poses no major problems and you like it, then it is fine.

Comment reply on xander00's Completed Build: Gene in Black

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

For that price on the case, I would have went for a Phanteks Enthoo Pro, which is a full tower that is just a little bit larger than a mid-tower, but has tons of room and expansion features.

Comment reply on robatienza's Completed Build: mITX Gaming Build - First Time Build For A Friend

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Really, power consumption depends on different uses. Testing power consumption in FurMark made the r9 380x only consume 12 more watts than the GTX 960, but in some it went up to as much as 30-40, but absolutely never over 50% more than a GTX 960 in ANY scenario. Check this source for example: http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-960-g1-gaming-4gb-review,7.html

Comment reply on robatienza's Completed Build: mITX Gaming Build - First Time Build For A Friend

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Strange, in multiple videos that show benchmarks between the GTX 960 4GB and r9 380x or r9 380, there is not anything more than a 30 percent difference. I have never seen anything else to the extent of 50% in any game.

Comment reply on robatienza's Completed Build: mITX Gaming Build - First Time Build For A Friend

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

R9 380 can be found for $170 and R9 380x for $200 at the moment. Power consumption between the r9 380 and the GTX 960 are extremely similar, while the r9 380x on average consumes about 5% more power than a GTX 960.

If you want to achieve absolute maximum cooling performance with water cooling, and perhaps the highest tier of cooling before liquid nitrogen, you probably want to throw in some Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 fans, that provide 27mm H2O static pressure each and 240CFM at 62dB being a 120mm fan, which I am positive is the best fan for water cooling, but is certainly on the high side in noise levels. Inside a "closed" case, this will make much less noise.

Here are some videos of comparison on GPUs, please understand this is about 3 months ago and that there have been driver updates. Also understand that power consumption of the GPU in your build will be different, as the PSU in the video is Bronze certified.

AMD GPUs will only gain performance with further DirectX 12 title releases (strangely enough Nvidia GPUs lost FPS due to DX12 while AMD gained), Vulcan APIs, and more driver updates:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-I7Nm3a1Nc (R9 380x vs. GTX 960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uOLoKV7b7Q (R9 380 2GB vs. GTX 960 2GB )

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E4Ok84h3bI (R9 380 vs. GTX 960 vs. R9 380x)(newest comparison video I could find, unfortunately the video is not English, but results are.)

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