Thanks! I actually just downloaded MSI afterburner and have been experimenting with different overclocking settings to get the best results.
Thanks! I really appreciate it! I like that build too, and I probably will do something very similar to that if/when I upgrade. I've never built a PC before this though so I had to factor in a monitor/Windows/peripherals. Those can be expensive :(
I bought it off newegg.com. It says "w/ backplate" in the product title. Hope this helps!
Nice build! I have an extremely similar build to yours. Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check both those out tonight :)
Thank you very much! Of course I don't mind you asking. Since I was so excited to build it, I have not spent as much time researching overclocking yet. Right now it's at its stock clock speed, but I plan to read a lot this week and try to overclock this weekend. So far I've just been using RealTemp to monitor my CPU, and during games it's in the mid 40s. Do you have any suggestions for better software for monitoring/testing CPU load temps?
I initially had black screen, but that was because my RAM was not installed properly. Once I fixed it, my screen went right into BIOS. From there, I changed BIOS to install from USB so I could install Windows 10. I put a media tool on my USB drive (need at least 3 GB free on a USB). I just rebooted and Windows installed from there. After Windows 10 installed AMD catalyst was already installed, and my system recognized the 390 that easily. Like I said, I haven't installed the beta catalyst yet, nor have I tried to overclock yet. Since this was my first PC, I didn't have to uninstall anything. If you're upgrading, it might be easier to uninstall drivers for old GPUs. Thanks man! It was actually pretty easy to set up. Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm happy to help out :)
Nice build! I love that case. If I ever decide to upgrade I want to do a black and white build with that case. Love it.
Thanks a lot! I'm so glad I held out for the back plate to come on this GPU. The cooler has been fine so far. I haven't been able to find a good app/way to monitor CPU temp while in game. Do you have any suggestions? On my BIOS, my CPU hasn't gone over 30 C yet...my GPU also hasn't gone over 50 C while gaming. Usually somewhere in the mid to high 40s so far.
Haha you are welcome. The PSU is the most important part right?
Yeah they does look much better all in blue. I guess that means I'll just have to build another one, right? ;)
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it. :)
Thanks! I have really been loving it so far. Hopefully DX12 only means more good things for it too :)
Thanks! I really appreciate it!
Thank you sir! I really wish I had found that motherboard earlier. It would have looked much better with my blue/black build. Luckily my massive 390 blocks the Asus logo =p
I got everything set up this weekend. I had actually no issue downloading the software. My 390 came with catalyst software installed, and so far all the games I've played have run smoothly. I haven't downloaded the beta software yet, but I plan to soon. Check out my build page if you want to see what it looks like.
I'm putting everything together this weekend, so I'll let you know if I have any issues with the drivers. I was planning to download the drivers online since my build won't have a disc drive ;) The only difficulties I've heard is some people having issues with the new 15.9 beta drivers. I believe 15.9.1 just came out though, and it may have fixed those issues.
I just received my 390 with the back plate, and I think it looks very good. I'm glad I purchased it. I also got it for almost the same price as the 390 without the back plate. While I don't have any feedback on how it performs, it's the exact same sapphire card as before with the exception of the back plate and higher clock speed. It seems like a win-win to me.
Thanks for the response! That's very interesting. Were the temperature differences very large between the top and front for your 390? I know those GPUs can get pretty hot so I'd definitely want to put my cooler in the best place for airflow.
Nice build! I'm considering building a PC with that same case and GPU. I was just curious why you mounted your radiator for your h100i on the intake. Did you try to mount the radiator on top as well as found out that the cooling was better in the front? Thanks!
Thanks for the response! I appreciate the feedback. I am leaning more towards the 390 I think. I just find it amazing how many more reviews are out their for the GTX 970 compared to the 390. I just wanted to see if people have experience with either card and have a recommendation based on their experiences.
Thanks for the tip! Yeah, a lot of the parts I've been looking at have these mail in rebates. It's nice to know about how long it will take for the rebate. Thanks again!
I really appreciate the help! I think I will go for a combined keyboard/mouse package like the one you posted, then eventually upgrade to the K70 and g502. Do you have a K70? I've been reading a lot of reviews on it, and I was just curious if the keyboard is really worth the price.
Also, for the screen you recommended, do you have any experience with it and its performance?
Thanks so much!
Wow, I didn't even realize that issue. Since, this is my first build ever, I'm still trying to figure a lot of these different compatibility issues out. Thanks so much for the feedback and advice! I greatly appreciate it.
I do not have that motherboard, there were just no prices available. I read several reviews on that part as well as other motherboards. That was how I decided on that one initially, but I will definitely take your advice and change it to something more optimized for the build. Thanks!
Thanks so much for the help! My budget is somewhere around $1500. It will mainly be for gaming, so I think I will take your advice and only go with 8gb ram. Could you please tell me why I wouldn't want a z87 for the cpu? I really appreciate your help.
Thanks for questions! My budget is around $1500. I plan on playing 1080p or higher but not 4k just yet. I don't have any peripherals yet, but I'm researching some keyboard/mouse/screens right now. I just haven't decided on anything yet, so I didn't want to add it to the build.
I am actually not aware of this debate. From what I've researched about hardcore builds, most tend to use liquid coolers. Could you please let me know your opinion on this? Thanks!