It walks all over the 1050 ti but the 1050 ti will run A LOT cooler. The R9 390X puts off a lot of heat! I wouldnt advise getting it unless you are getting it for less than $250
1.325 seems to be the sweet spot for me
Lol!!! Thanks! it was fun for us thats for sure!
Fairly low it idle's around 35-39c and peaks around 50 to 60c under load which isn't bad for such a low profile heatsink but that is on stock clocks and I haven't tried to overclock but I dont see too much headroom for it. The sizing was just a little off for me the heat sink is pretty much directly contacting the ram stick (vengeance pro series) which has a fairly slim heatsink on it so I imagine something like TridentZ may not fit. But it is a great bang for buck as far as low profile cooler's go and your motherboards spacing may be different than mine on the dimms. The node wasn't bad at all especially with the included power supply option the cables are all the right sizing for easy cable management while still reaching all of your devices. My main gripe about the node is the airflow. If you leave the dust filters in ( which is nice for a low power non overclocked system) airflow in the case is dampened greatly but if you take them out I saw temps drop across everything so airflow can be achieved you just cant keep your parts clean as easily.
No problem! Personally I would go with the MSI board as I'm sure it will last longer and be prone to less issues.... But however the wireless and bluetooth on the ASRock board do work quite well and is a great feature to have. Good luck with you're future build and I wish you all the luck! Also if you do end up desiring to test out the beta bios I use just let me know and I will upload it somewhere as it is not available on the ASRock website any longer.
With my ASRock X370 Killer SLI I'm getting the best overclocks with the 1.62 Beta bios but it may be different in your case as you may have different hardware. Typically it is best to always run the most current bios but in my circumstance it has been an exception for some unknown reason I can't figure out.
It was on sale. I got it for 116 as opposed to the 200 dollar 3200
Initially with the G.Skill FlareX Series 2666 it would not post with the modules installed for dual channel. I did some research and found others using certain TridentZ sticks and they are runnings at 2666 with 16-15-15-35 timings in dual channel configuration with no issues. (they will run at 2993 with looser timings but the performance gains were negligible so I just keep them at 2666)
No I really don't recommend the ASRock boards on the simple fact of I'm getting higher stable overclocks with the 1.62 beta bios(which isn't even available on their website any longer) than I do with their most current 2.30. I don't really understand why this is but I cannot get a stable 4.0 overclock with the latest bios running the same voltages etc. as on the earlier 1.62 beta bios. I have heard amazing things from friends about the ROG Crosshair AM4 mobo.
I'm just happy AMD finally released something that is actually a performer lol!
Lol only in the graphics department look at the cpu score and it's nearly double your score :') go run a Passmark Performance test if you want to truly compare computer performance.
Sorry for what? but yea Corsair did me dirty but oh well! Nice benchmark the r9 390x is really hindering the system and I can't wait to see the benchmarks with a 1080!
I get the best overclocks with the 1.63 beta bios and the ram is running at 2666 currently so I'm not reaching the full 3000 but I'm satisfied with the performance over the FlareX series. Gaming performance is amazing I run every game at ultra 60+ fps in 1080p and don't see any frame lag when broadcasting!
No, I mean don't get me wrong it was pretty tight, but the wraith cooler fit fine with both of the ram sticks installed first. This was the big Wraith cooler that came with mine I have heard of a smaller version shipped with other a10's. But the wraith cooler was to tall for this specific case. Great mobo though for the money I didn't have any issues with mine. Also on a sidenote check the sizing of the ram I used because I could see say for chance TridentZ not fitting possibly because the heatsink on the ram was bigger in comparison to the corsair ram I used.
It varies from game to game and settings you choose but it usually holds from 45-75 fps. Some games run smoother than others. With a more recent card I would expect 60+ on all games. Awesome for a living room pc though!
alright will do!
Thanks and it's a great keyboard I really like it but that is mainly just because it matches my mostly MSI build. There are other keyboards with more features on the market for less but if you are an MSI fanboy then you can't go wrong with it and I expect it is built like most other MSI products that will last a lifetime.
Added the photo for ya to see the difference sorry for the quality but its a tight spot to take a photo lol
I'm not sure how you could fit yours but the hyper 212 mounting system is different it isn't the amd clamp down style its more like the intel screw down style which I wasnt much a fan of but that was why I ordered the 212 instead of the t4 it has a higher clearance then the other coolermaster heatsinks. I will upload a pic in a second of the mounting system for the 212
but they are running in pci-e 2.0 x8 not 3.0
Lol thanks! And in this case it could be because it was an old bridge I had in the attic as I wasn't gonna shell out ten bucks for a new one xD not sure of the manufacture date on it but I imagine it was when I did my last serious build which was 6 years ago lmao!
They are good but I will say to ensure you get a motherboard that will have both pci-e slots running at x16 when they are both being used simultaneously as I imagine it affects performance drastically. But they are well worth the money in my opinion but it would be wiser to catch an r9 series on sale I imagine judging from benchmarks.
They are actually pretty mind blowing! I play in 1920x1200 with pretty much all settings turned to ultra other then SuperSampling with them in CrossFire and I very rarely see it drop below 50 fps. Of course the main downer is that they are not functional in all games. I did not realize this when initially doing the build but due to the MOBO limitations the pci-e slots downgrade to x8 instead of x16 when both are used in CrossFire or SLI so I imagine I'm not getting the cards true potential but I did game on the single card for a while and it really blew my mind for the price tag and thanks!
Also here are the benchmark's before and after
Thanks! And yea i figured the fans would all work very well together in that orientation to dissipate heat and in practice it performs very very well!