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Custom Built Main PC
by cyanghost109
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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.

AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle37.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load61.0° C
MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate880MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.25Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle37.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
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Quintana 1 point 16 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 16 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 16 months ago

Id really suggest getting a cooler for that cpu.

cyanghost109 [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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.

Radicult [2 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

the 8350 can be damaged at 61c, and trust me, I know about hot summers, I live deep in the south and the ac isnt strong enough for my house, so my room doesnt get adequate air flow.

cyanghost109 [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

Well, if it ever gets damaged due to heat, I will let you know. ;) An aftermarket cooler is definitely in consideration for the future, but isn't set in stone at this particular moment.

Radicult [2 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

Im not trying to be a jerk about it or anything, and i really hope thats not how you took it, id just hate to see your system get damaged.

cyanghost109 [Submitter] [7 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

Not at all. You weren't raging, name calling, cussing, etc. so I didn't take it that way at all. Like I said, I will let you know if in fact you're right. I've used stock coolers for various CPUs in the past (dating back to an AMD Duron 1100 for example), and they are all still working. That Duron chip didn't even have a heat spreader, lol!