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So, I just decided to order my entire new build via credit. I am way too impatient.

 

Just wondered what your thoughts on the build are. I know an Intel build would have been more powerful but still, I think they're way too expensive for what you get.

 

My aim was to build something where I could play watchdogs on ultra at 1080p 30fps+.... I hope this can do it.

 

Case: NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case White with Black Trim with Side Window

PSU: EVGA SuperNova NEX750G 750W Full Modular 80+ Gold Power Supply (PSU) - 120-PG-0750-GR Haswell Ready

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX AM3+ Motherboard Rev2

Processor: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor 4.00GHz Piledriver Socket AM3+

RAM: Corsair Memory XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 11-11-11-30 Dual Channel Desktop

GPU: 4GB Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X OC WindForce

Storage: My existing storage pulled from my current build as seen in my sig

 

 

Should I run into any problems with this setup? I think I have it all covered but you never know. 

 

And once again, I need to post a picture of that case because it's so damn pretty. I think I'm going to cry  :cry:

 

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I'm not familiar with the AMD side of CPU's, but all else looks OK. :)

 

Nice case, btw. :P

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Looks great, if you like that sort of thing. I want your GPU.

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Very nice setup, you're gonna love it.

 

My only advice is if you can spend a few more pounds I would invest into some aftermarket cooling for the 8350, the stock HSF from AMD isn't the best and does get loud. Otherwise have fun with it :)

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Very nice setup, you're gonna love it.

 

My only advice is if you can spend a few more pounds I would invest into some aftermarket cooling for the 8350, the stock HSF from AMD isn't the best and does get loud. Otherwise have fun with it :)

Already sorted, pulling this out of my old build:

 

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It may or may not be the best cooler out there but it's friggen massive and heavy as hell (800g!) must be better than stock!

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Intel are too expensive?  There are plenty of i5 CPUs at that same price.  An i5 4590 would have been a better choice, but not too big of a deal

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yep. looks good to me. if you can spring for it, i'd get (2)x8GB instead.

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Intel are too expensive?  There are plenty of i5 CPUs at that same price.  An i5 4590 would have been a better choice, but not too big of a deal

 

 

Interesting but the 8350 apparently has much more over clocking potential, and I will most certainly be overclocking! It's also about 30 quid more than what I paid for the 8350...

 

yep. looks good to me. if you can spring for it, i'd get (2)x8GB instead.

 

Sorry, linked to the wrong page in that case, it's the same product but 2x4gb and I will be buying an additional 2x4 some time soon for 16gb.

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Looks great, if you like that sort of thing. I want your GPU.

 

Like what sort of thing?

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Interesting but the 8350 apparently has much more over clocking potential, and I will most certainly be overclocking!

The CPU is by far the most powerful component in a PC, so overclocking isn't going to gain you anything except for a higher benchmark score.   Maybe you could encode videos slightly quicker, but it certainly won't gain you any significant FPS in games.

 

The massive overclock on your CPU only gained a few FPS and your results will be less since you have a more bottlenecked GPU.

http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/827/bench/CPU_03.png

 

Waste of electricity, imo.  :)

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The CPU is by far the most powerful component in a PC, so overclocking isn't going to gain you anything except for a higher benchmark score.   Maybe you could encode videos slightly quicker, but it certainly won't gain you any significant FPS in games.

 

The massive overclock on your CPU only gained a few FPS and your results will be less since you have a more bottlenecked GPU.

http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/827/bench/CPU_03.png

 

Waste of electricity, imo.  :)

 

What about converting a batch of RAW images to other formats? Aside from gaming, I believe that's probably going to be my most intensive task...

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What about converting a batch of RAW images to other formats? Aside from gaming, I believe that's probably going to be my most intensive task...

If it's a single core task, then an Intel CPU would destroy the AMD.  If it's multi-core, then it probably depends if all 8 cores are utilized on the AMD.  I can't imagine kicking up the frequency would make a big difference, but that's just a guess.

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If it's a single core task, then an Intel CPU would destroy the AMD.  If it's multi-core, then it probably depends if all 8 cores are utilized on the AMD.  I can't imagine kicking up the frequency would make a big difference, but that's just a guess.

 

I'm pretty sure that most Adobe apps utilize multiple threads quite well, so I'd expect to see a measurable performance difference, but hey, it's a new processor (to me), I'll probably overclock it when it's starting to feel old :)

 

Edit - seems that the stock 8350 comes close to the performance of the i7-3770k in most content creation apps, so with a modest overclock, I imagine it would equal it, and with a little more of an overclock, surpass it's performance.

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Like what sort of thing?

 

AMD

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Dont see the need for more than 8GB of RAM since you will probably never use more than 4GB so you can cut costs there.




PS:   30 fps ?  doesnt anything less than 60 look like dog poop ?

 

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An, 30 is about the lowest acceptable fps for single player games IMO. Anyway, it works perfectly fast.

Spent a while putting it together last night, took my time to do a good cabling job, I'm quite happy with the results. Also impressed that I didn't forget anything at all, everything was good to go the first time power on :DWill post a couple of pictures in the battle station thread later.

One thing though, I'm not to happy with the temps, it maxes out at about 50c but sits quite hot at idle in the high 30s.

I haven't had a problem with applying thermal paste before but do you think that could be the issue? No overclock yet and I'm using the fan and heatsink already posted

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Eurm... which temp should I trust?!

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Download AI suite from Asus to get temp readings. It gives the same result as HWmonitor but you can view a few different things via it.

 

But if you want to stick with HWmonitor, follow the temps under the Temperature-CPU bit instead of the Temperature-Package.

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that case looks like a refrigerator mate!

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that case looks like a refrigerator mate!

 

Thanks, I thought so too!

 

Just wondered, the GPU is quite heavy and dips down a bit at the end because of this. It's definitely seated correctly though. Is this anything to worry about?

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OK, after a few days being able to test everything, I think my CPU is getting way too hot under heavy load.

 

I'm exceeding 62C (with prime95 x64) on the 8350 which is apparently the maximum it should hit...

 

I've checked my fan and heatsink are all good, thermal paste is applied properly etc.

 

This is with smartfan-esque options disabled in bios and as far as I can see, the case should have good air flow.

 

The only caviat with this particular fan is it can only blow up or down, no way to blow back, which I imagine would help a little because there's a 14cm fan at the back of the case. It is mounted slightly higher than the heatsink though so I think it's helping enough already.

 

I've been looking into aftermarket water coolers, the kind with a rad just for the CPU. I wouldn't trust myself setting up anything custom!

 

Just wondered what I might expect to see as far as temps go with that sort of option. -10C would be amazing, I could actually overclock but with these temps at stock, it's not looking good :/

 

I'm looking at these two, I'm not sure the cost/performance ratio would be worth it with a double over a single. Any advice?

 

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Ok. After reevaluation, it turns out that the thermal paste hadn't spread over all four heat pipes of the heatsink. That's fixed and under stress tests, it maxes out at around 56c. Acceptable at stock clock speeds but not a load of head room for overclocking. How much of a drop would I expect in temps should I expect with the listed water coolers?

More worrying though is my vcore-1 temp, it hits the 60s under load and the heat sink on that gets massively hot to the touch, almost burning hot! I could strap some smaller fans to that but it'd look rubbish and I think there's already good air flow. 3 inlet fans at the front (12cm) one large at the back (14cm).

I've got no issues with stability yet but it is a bit worrying...

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Hitting 60C under stress test is no big deal. That means it'll rarely go above 50C in normal use which is perfectly fine.

 

The reason your heatsink is getting hot is that FX-8350 is a 125W CPU. That's a lot of energy to dissipate. Imagine touching a 60W light bulb, well that's twice worse. It's all expected behavior.

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