1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 29, 2016 12:59 AM by enemymind

    GuardianAngel

    gigaroa

      Description

      My GuardianAngel rig was one of those builds that happened gradually over time. You know how it is, you find one thing at a good price here...another there, and before you know it “WHALA” all the pieces are there to complete the puzzle. I took a chance on a few of the parts because some of the reviews weren't all sunshine. I had seen many reviews mention a noise issue with the Enermax 120S cpu water cooler. I didn't find it noisy at all. What I did do was purchase two match Enermax T.B.Vegas Single UCTVS12P-BL PWM 120mm Blue LED Case Fans, using one of them on the 120s radiator for a push-pull cooling affect. This setup has worked very efficiently at keeping the FX-8730 running at 4.77 cooled even at full load. The other T.B. Vegas fan was used in place of the stock front case fan. The dancing blue fan lights really enhance the blue Thermaltake Chaser A31 case. I wanted to eliminate any Northbridge heating issues (some owners of the ASROCK 990FX Extreme 6 complain about high temps) and so I made myself a custom Northbridge cooler with a cooling fan. My main drive, the OCZ Trion 100 SSD, I picked up at a basement bargain price and have yet to have any issues. My 2nd drive, the Western Digital 1600JS, was a used drive I had on hand which gave me a place to dump programs and files that were not a high priority.  The SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270 Dual-X does a decent job of keeping up with most games and has OC room with a little tweaking and common sense.

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      Specifications

      CPUAMD FX-8730
      CoolerEnermax Liqmax 120S Aluminum All-in-One Liquid Cooler
      MotherboardASRock 990FX Extreme6
      MemoryAMD Radeon RP1866 Performance Series 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 PC3-14900
      GraphicsSAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270 DirectX 11.2 11220-00-CPO 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Dual-X
      Disc Drive 1OCZ Trion 100 2.5" 240GB SSD
      Disc Drive 2WDC WD1600JS Hard drive
      Disc Drive 3{drive3}
      PSURAIDMAX Vampire RX-800GH Continuous 800 watts 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular PFC Power Supply
      CaseThermaltake Chaser A31 VP300A5W2N Blue ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
      MonitorBenQ GW2255 w/Full HD 1080p