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My First Higher End Computer (Just Upgraded)
by xxKuroMeista
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Description

I have just finished upgrading my computer. The first 4 pictures is from the old computer and the 5th computer is a picture of some parts that I have bought for the upgrade. I am not posting any pictures of the case itself yet, because I just realized the HAF 921's cable management system is horrible for non-modular PSUs, so the inside of my case is now quite hideous (added a fan controller and a bunch of new fans). Also I realized my Radiator for my H60 is damaged. This is not caused by me, this was caused by the people at ibuypower, whom built the base of my computer before the upgrades I have done to it in the past few months. What I learned from upgrading my computer this time is, ALWAYS BUILD YOUR OWN COMPUTER. Don't trust others, because they might screw up some computer components.

The Fujitsu HDD is ripped form my old Toshiba Satellite. It is where I have all my Window's User File installed. Cleared off a bunch of space from my SSD just from doing this. (AppData gets big fast when you play minecraft AND do LiteCoin/DogeCoin Mining)

Details
Date PublishedMarch 26, 2014
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.56Ghz
CPU Temperature While Idle31.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load61.0° C
Asus Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.8GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle26.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load59.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Extreme Preset ScoreX3810
Performance Preset ScoreP10074
Entry Preset ScoreE12060
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candy [3 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

32gb and win7 ultimate for gaming?

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

small local server hosting. You have no idea how much ram GMod and Minecraft (with mods) can eat up to run without lag. Not to mention video and sound rendering.

 
 
candy [3 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

How many players you got on a server? Maximum ram usage?

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Maximum is 20 players. To have the server run smoothly with me playing on it, I use an upward of 20 gigs of ram and a minimum of 10. I allocate about 8 gigs to my client and about another 8 to the server.

Heavily Modded Minecraft with about 100 or so mods won't even launch on computer with less than 8 gigs of ram (cause you need about 4 gigs allocated to it just to boot it up). Blame Java, or Oracle to be specific.

 
 
candy [3 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Wow. Minecraft is really badly coded. I hope 1.8 or 1.9 is an optimization update because I know thousands of people can't even run the game due to how resource intensive it is. It would be nice to see them use opengl or directx or something

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Well vanilla minecraft will run on most people's computer perfectly fine. It's modded minecraft that will cause problems to people's computers. So unless Jeb wants to think modding is an intergral part of Minecraft and optimize accordingly, I don't think Mojang will bother optimizing minecraft anytime soon. (well until the modding API comes out)

 
 
Pigatator [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

What minecraft do you play that has 100 plus mods or is it custom

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

it is custom. But most Feed The Beast packs have 100 plus mods.

 
 
legomyego1010 [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

I use the Direwolf20 pack which has 140 mods and I use a 128x texture pack which includes most of those mods, I get around 60 fps with 16gb or ram, 17 3770k, and a gtx 770. It's the most demanding game I've ever played.

 
 
flyboy86 1 point 7 months ago

I think the flashing has something to do with running your card overclocked with multiple monitors. I have the same problem with my xfired 5770's

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

that might be it. Cause i dont have it as much, or i just simply don't have it at all once I finally bother to get the monitor I listed on the parts list (cause now i am only doing single monitor). Before I didnt have a 1080p monitor.

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Figured out why my single screen was flashing too. I plugged a Single DVI into a Dual DVI port on my Graphics card. Didn't know at the time cause honestly, it didn't look any different despite the plugs are suppose to be completely different.

Now it doesn't flash at all unless I overheat my graphics card from Bitcoin Mining.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago
Has a setup worth well over two grand.
Calls it mid-level.

Stop being so modest, you have a great rig! Happy gaming! :)

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

lol, well the computer use to have an AMD PowerColor 8750, and 16 gigs of ram.. i did the 32 gig upgrade and the 8970 GHz edition about a month ago. I personally wouldn't consider it a high end computer until: a) I get a better motherboard, because this motherboard doesn't support my RAM speed. b) Get an FX 8350 for CPU to free up some bottle neck issues. c) Get a Modular Power Supply that have 8 pin connectors for my Graphics card.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

A) You motherboard does support 1866Mhz memory, though I agree an upgrade would be good, especially if you want to use an 8-core and OC the heck out of it.

B) You can also get an 8320 and OC it to save a few bucks.

C) Your PSU has four 6+2-Pin connectors.

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

A) I called up Gigabyte. They say it doesnt support 1866 Mhz if you are using 4 sticks apparently. They say that even though their board support up to 2000 OC. That 2000 is for a SINGLE 4 GB RAM stick. To run at 1866 they will only support up to 2x4GB of RAM. I tried everything that I found online, it just simply wont run stable at 1866 Mhz. Gigabyte blames the AMD GPU for this problem.

B) True

C) Thats What I am using. but for some reason the 6+2 pin connectors doesn't give the graphics card enough power. I had to use the 2 6 pin to 1 8 Pin converter to get the graphics card to start up. It just looks messy with all those wires.

 
 
mubtasem 1 point 7 months ago

cpu should be 8350 for build this good mines isnt as good as yours and i ust 8350

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

yeah im thinking about upgrading my CPU soon, since the 8350 and the 6300 have the same Socket.

 
 
zSyzygy [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

This build would make a lot more sense to me if you upgraded that CPU. Top of the line RAM, Ultimate, 7970, k90, viewsonic, g700 and that headset should be working with an 8350 for example. Otherwise, cool build. I had no idea Minecraft was so RAM hungry!

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

The Ultimate was free, because of my college. Also yeah, I moved recently and saved a large chunk of money, so I am actually upgrading my CPU and mobo right now. I am getting pissed at Gigabyte because I can't get my RAM to run on 1866 MHz with that mobo. Its either that I am dumb and can't figure out their Bios, or their tech is actually saying the truth, which is the FX 6300 doesn't support 1866 MHz RAMs.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

for barely 40$ more a 8320 would of been a nice upgrade to go with this machine.. the 2 extra cores would of been useful. you could have easily overclocked it to 4-4.5 with that cooler.

 
 
Schwizzle 1 point 5 months ago

But he has an 8350...

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

initially it was a 6350

 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Planning of upgrading some parts into this so that I can actually fully utilize some of my current parts and not get completely bottlenecked. Also I really don't like cooler master fans. When I didn't have BitFenix fans and NZXT fans to compare it to I didn't know, but holy **** are cooler master stock fans loud.

Oh yeah, the motherboard is a bit of an overkill, but I am getting it just in case a few years down the line I still want to use AMD cpus.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $189.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard $220.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $351.76 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 520 Series Cherryville 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $103.98 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.66 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card -
Case Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan $16.73 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan $17.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan $17.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-SPRO-P12025WW-RP 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-SPRO-P12025WW-RP 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-SPRO-P14025WW-RP 122.2 CFM 140mm Fan $16.98 @ OutletPC
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $116.93 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $25.00 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $175.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor $264.68 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard $133.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards
Mouse Logitech G700 Wireless Laser Mouse $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Headphones Razer BlackShark Headset $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other Gigabyte GC-WB300D Wireless Network and Bluetooth Card
Other NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller $21.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $2118.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 07:14 EST-0500
 
 
xxKuroMeista [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Just upgraded the computer. I spare listing all the fans I bought. BUT just so that you know. I got fans.