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Editing & Gaming Rig
by Tsugumi
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Description

Stepped up from my old Dell Optiplex GX270 to a more modern build. The primary use for this build would have to be Sony Vegas Pro 12, The rhythm game "Osu", some Photoshop, and the odd PC Game such as Battlefield 4. I am very content with it as it is already, but I plan to continue to add to it in the future.

Processor: I went with the FX Series mainly because it was probably the most bang for your buck at the time. The eight cores, it would help in rendering out high quality video files, as well as playing games. I am very satisfied I went with AMD here. 8320 is essentially the 8350. When I get a new PSU I plan to overclock to the same speeds.

CPU Cooler: I actually just installed it not to long ago, so far from what I've thrown at it so far, compared to the Stock cooler it runs great.

Motherboard: Got it on a deal at the time, the features it includes are all around good for my uses. I would have probably gone with the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 otherwise.

RAM: Although the heat spreader's get in the way a bit with the Massive CPU Cooler, Their speeds are great and I haven't seen the need to increase the Volume ether.

Storage: 1tb Drive for all my media files and games, I intend to invest in a Samsung SSD Sometime in the next few months to get that increased speed. Though it hadn't fit into my budget for the time being.

Graphics: Here is where I was leaning back and forth on what I would be getting. As I was on a budget for this build I was working between choosing the 660Ti, 760, and R9 270X. I ended up with the R9 270X since the Benchmarks are relatively close with the 760 at a more affordable price. So far no issues with heat, Runs everything I've thrown at it with great response.

Case: Found the case relatively attractive, Though it was lacking in cooling, I simply added extra fans. Got a deal on it at the time, though I wish I had invested some more to have better Cable Management and storage.

Fans: They glow blue, their relatively fast, they work.

PSU: Before you guys start to question about my Wattage being too low, especially for upgrades. I Intend to reinvest into a 750W PSU later this year. I had bought the PSU months before this build was complete and I had realized my mistake when I started stacking parts on. No complaints on it so far.

Optical Drive: Its alright. It reads my CD's and burns my disks. Suits my needs.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments, I'm sure I'll get back to you.

All prices include Tax and Shipping.

Part List
Details
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle25.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load45.0° C
Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.12Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.6GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load46.0° C
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spencerharden 3 points 9 months ago

i think u like amine maybe..... well same here

 
 
spencerharden 2 points 9 months ago

oh and i like the build +1

 
 
MySong 2 points 9 months ago

OSU FTW :)

 
 
lt-smith [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

upvote for those oreimo posters xD

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Tsugumi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

haha thanks, though thats just the start of my room, as I have like a collection of 40 posters and wall scrolls around. Not limited to Oreimo.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build. Happy gaming. :)

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

great build! I'd recommend upgrading that GPU and adding an SSD come upgrade time

for the SSD, I personally have the 840 EVO, it is awesome. The samsung magician software allows you to use up to 1gb of RAM for SSD caching (called RAPID, look into it), this results in pretty much double the SSD speeds.

And for the GPU, Maybe something like a 290? a 280x is not worth the upgrade from a 270x

 
 
Tsugumi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Rather I was thinking of getting a second 270X and cross-firing if the price drops a bit. Though I'll have to wait and see what I'll end up doing with my budget.

The Evo is currently on price watch. I'll probably buy it around new years if I get the chance.

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

You might wanna see if your PSU can handle it first..

 
 
Tsugumi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I mentioned that in the description under PSU, I intend to re-invest into a ether 750Watt or 850Watt Psu, Overclock, and add parts.

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

sorry, missed that.

 
 
Indloon [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

You shall lower the CPU voltage for lower temperatures and power consumption. Ideal would be somewhere between 1.1V and 1.2V.

 
 
h4r15 1 point 9 months ago

I want to know how the 270X is. Mind telling?

 
 
Tsugumi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Getting back to you right away on this, so far I haven't done any extraordinary testing on the card. I don't currently have the budget to buy games to test FPS rates. Though I have run it through Sony Vegas 12, I'm able to render out a 720p Video thats about 2 minutes long in 2 minutes.

I've also tested frame rate in "Osu", found I could get up to 1,400 fps. Though thats thanks to my CPU aswell.

So far the card runs very cool, haven't seen any need to upgrade past this. From what I believe I've read in forums, It does pull 40-60 Frames in BattleField 4.

 
 
Neuenc [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build. I would suggest using Open Hardware Monitor over CPUID HWMonitor, which has nothing to do with your build. Carry on. This isn't my village.

 
 
hobo122013 1 point 8 months ago

I see anime posters in the background oreimo at that +1 my friend

 
 
kingknight [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

I'm GUESSING, but correct me if I'm wrong, but I am guessing you like anime... +1 btw

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Wonderful machine! How do you like the case? I have the same. By the way: Anime rocks hehehe.

Caroline!

 
 
Tsugumi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Heya, well for the case in the future I actually want to upgrade! I had quite some trouble with airflow and cable management with this thing! Though I did some modifications on the case after this build was done and allowed some more airflow. The outside looks gorgeous, that's granted. My Northbridge was actually getting hot enough to crash the machine~!, So I had re-optimized it and got some more airflow through the case by putting the HDD on the bottom rack and forcing the frontal fan higher above the graphics card a bit. Things are keeping nice and cool now yep! I'm just looking over your build now, Its a +1 from me!

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you! Yours is a +2 (if it could be possible hehehe)

Caroline!

 
 
FlameFly 1 point 4 months ago

Would you happen to know the wattage you pull while rendering video? I bought the same cpu, gpu, and psu,then realized I might not have room for overclocking... I'm hoping to at least be able to get to 4.2 GHz on the cpu.

 
 
Tsugumi [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Too high, I would not recommend Overclocking with only a 500W. Get a 750 or something.

 
 
FlameFly 1 point 4 months ago

Haha I guess that shall be my first upgrade then!