Runaque

Runaque R2 - my second build rig ever

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Last last januari I've made my very first build based on an CM Elite 130. It had an AMD A6-6400K APU, EVGA GTX-750Ti SC 2gb and 8gb RAM. I upgraded the processor a month ago to have a bit of more "juice", the replacement CPU was an AMD Athlon X4 880K and this gave the system a bit more strength. Unfortunately the system always heated up and since I couldn't install the Noctua NH-L12 I bought, I decided to build a bigger rig that has enough place for ventilation and also based on the X4 880K CPU.

I ended up with the following parts :

- Cooler Master MasterCase 5 PRO

- ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer series

- Kingston HyperX Fury white 4Gb (4x)

- Noctua NH-L12

- Corsair CX850M

- Crusial MX200 SSD 250Gb

- Toshiba 650Gb HDD

- Sapphire NITRO Radeon R9 380 (2x)

- Xilence PWM 120

- and some other things I probably forgot to mention...

For my second build I tried to keep the looks simple and clean and since it's an AMD based build, the looks ended up by coincidence the same as the AMD branding. The mobo is black/red and some white and the Xilence fan also as well as some SATA cables. After a bit of research I found out that the 120mm Xilence fan makes more air then the Noctua fan on top of the cooling unit, so I replaced that and this also benefits the looks through the plexi window. I mounted the Noctua fan in the top of the case as one that blows out the hot air. I spend some time on cable management as this is the first time I actually do that and I think I did pretty well.

The system runs on Windows 10 and at the moment while writing all of this, the PC is performing a stress test to check the stability of the overclock I made (4.3GHz for now)

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