This is my second build. Took some parts from my first build and i got the PSU from a friend. Let's break down the parts.
CPU - Lovely little thing. Have it OC to 4.2GHz on stock voltage. Not comfortable enough to mess with voltages yet. I know some people have gotten it to 4.8 so maybe some time in the future.
CPU Cooler - Easily one of my favorite parts. Awesomely huge and great performance. Torture test with Prime95 for a few hours and this thing keeps my CPU at 38-40c. Edit It's winter now in Germany and this thing keeps it at 33c full load :D
MOBO - Heard a lot of complaints with the Rev-3 version of this board but luckily i got Rev-4 and have zero problems with it. Makes my RAM run at 1600 out of the box but with one click it brought it up to 2133.
RAM - 2133MHz is not a huge necessity but i got it on sale for a good price so why not? Looks good in my case too.
Storage- Quick little 120GB SSD i've been using since my last build and a 1TB WD Caviar Blue HDD. Nothing crazy to see here, they both get the job done.
GPU - I kept the MSI 7850 from my last build and got me an ASUS 7850 off /r/hardwareswap for $100. And since i'm still gaming on a 1360x768 display i won't be needing to upgrade any time soon. They run beautifully.
Case - Where do i even begin? I freaking love this case. Lots of room, big window to show off and all the cables are kept behind the scenes to keep it looking clean. The stock fans are strong and run super quiet. My only problem with it was that the top fan mounting area didnt come with a filter and there are two hole under the drives with no filter either. So i got some filter material from Moddiy.com and rigged my own filters. You'll see those in the pictures.
PSU - 900W RocketFish Semi-Modular power supply 80+ Silver. As far as i know these things have been discontinued.
-Custom Items - Cold Cathode Kit - Nice red lights, easy to install but the case makes it kind of impossible to install the PCI switch it came with. Easy fix: Connect it to the Fan controller.
Fan controller - This thing did NOT want to cooperate with my case. It took two zip ties, two very small holes, two hardly dexterous hands and two truck-loads of patience.
Filter and Superman magnets - Got 50 of those little magnets and they can hold up a truck.
|CPU||AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core||$159.99||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM||$49.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+||$99.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133||$63.77||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD||$90.00|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$64.95||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB||$100.00||(Purchased)|
|Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB||$130.00|
|Case||Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop||$129.99||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$15.00||(Purchased)|
|Case Fan||BitFenix Spectre 47.7 CFM 140mm||$8.00||(Purchased)|
|BitFenix Spectre 47.7 CFM 140mm||$8.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Logisys Dual 12" Cold Cathode Kit - Red||$9.28||(Purchased)|
|Tiny Craft Hobby Neodymium Rare Earth Super Magnets 1/8 x 1/16 in. (3x1.5mm) (x50)||$4.95||(Purchased)|
|Premium Ultra Thin 0.17mm PVC Case/Fan Dust Filter Material||$9.99||(Purchased)|
|Rocketfish 900-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply||(Purchased)|
|Aerocool Fan Controller (F6XT)||$25.00||(Purchased)|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||12.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||30.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1050MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1200MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||38.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||65.0° C|