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Custom Built Main PC

by cyanghost109



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


I use this machine for everything. Gaming, internet, homework, watching Blu Ray movies, video editing, Skype, etc. Everything is working well. I built this system a few months back. No problems have occurred at all.

This is a huge upgrade from my previous computer that had an Intel Q9550, 4 GB RAM, GeForce GTX 465. I built it to play DayZ, Crysis 3, Battlefield 3, etc. at better frames and higher settings. Having current technology is a plus, too. ;)

As much as I like Antec cases, I should have gone with the NZXT Source 210 Elite Black case instead. It had better cable management options and USB 3.0 for the same price.

The TV is a 39" Samsung UN39EH5003FXZA and the stereo is a Sony MHC-GX450. Couldn't ask for a better setup. :) All in all, this entire setup is worth over $2000. That's money well spent IMO.

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Quintana 1 point 25 months ago

The front of your case is so clogged with dust I would be worried about lack of air flow. Otherwise looks like a pretty decent build.

cyanghost109 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yeah, it gets like that within just a couple days. I also think the flash on my camera highlighted it more than I wanted. It's really not that bad, though. Air gets through pretty easily.

Radicult 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Id really suggest getting a cooler for that cpu.

cyanghost109 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I would agree. The fan does get pretty loud under load. I just don't want to spend the extra money for less loudness. Seems a little ridiculous for me as I don't intend to overclock it and I don't game all too often.

Radicult 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

lol, i dont mean about the noise, it's just that the chip will live longer on better cooling, and it will...well...stay cooler!

cyanghost109 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

True, but like I said, I'm not into overclocking or constant gaming. :)

If AMD had suspicions that their heatsink and fan weren't good enough for the processor, I'm sure they would have included a better one.

Radicult 2 Builds 0 points 25 months ago

the stock one is ok, but you're cpu will live longer on an aftermarket one. I ran the stock cooler for 6 months, i liked it, its just that I noticed your load temp was at the threshold of these chips.

cyanghost109 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I think that's because it gets pretty hot in these parts during the summer time. My window was open and I didn't have the AC running. That's why they were higher.

Although you have a good point, how long will I really use this computer before it dies, anyway? Odds are that I'm bound to throw this PC in the closet in a few years when the FX 8350 becomes outdated and I will build another system. So, longevity of a CPU isn't a concern for me as I don't plan to use a specific computer for more than five years. Think about it, how much damage will a little extra heat do to a CPU? They're designed and redesigned to deal with heat as new ones are released.