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Through The Dark
by walkingdead431
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So last year I got into the Retained Fire Brigade and to treat myself for the hard work I put into my training I build my first PC, which was a budget build using and Intel i3 processor and an AMD 7850.

I passed another year and so as I promised myself last year to build another new pc using the money I sold on the last one and savings from 4 months work, I spent a lot of time considering Intel again and the use of another but more powerful AMD GPU.

Through looking at this site and also some influence form The Tek Syndicate I read/watched reviews of the FX 8350 and decided to gamble on that instead. Keeping a close eye on the popular GPU's on Pc Part Picker I had also bought the GTX 770 at a good deal.

My build is base on a Gold/Black colour configuration and using white silent fans around the build (also to note all fans are 140mm apart from the cup cooler) The parts used in the build came out to look a lot better than I had first thought they would and this shows well in the photos (Quality photos to be added)

My Display... well I had build this rig for 1080p gaming but I at the moment have a 1366 x 768 monitor. Christmas is coming and i couldn't just think of myself at this time of year so money has to be save around other things, hopefully I have been a good boy this year and will have one by the end of the year.

All games are set to high settings and when I have some more time I will put benchmarks up, but saying that just ask for fps I will be able to detail that in the description if you have a game in mind. http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7631105 . NEW slightly overclocked GPU http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7640918

Just to let everyone know I will continue to edit this informations.


AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.1GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle4.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.11Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle26.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load53.0° C
3DMark 11 Benchmark Results
Entry Preset ScoreE9712
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JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 14 points 10 months ago

When I saw the second picture, I was like oh god, wheres the cooler. You would be surprised how many people ask if they need a cpu cooler. anyways nice build. +1

walkingdead431 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 5 points 10 months ago

Thank you, unfortunately the Arctic silver thermal paste was late in the post, I had continued to complete the build anyway.

lachrymal 2 points 10 months ago

Have you owned a cpu cooler before this build? Just curious to get an opinion on the noise level of your cpu fan, because it has a strong cfm.

walkingdead431 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

No this was my first time installing a after market cooler, I watched many reviews and this keep as cool as a corsair h100i and is a lot cheaper, I really went for the cosmetic look of it also. Sound wise its whisper quiet and sometimes I will walk away and forget that I left the pc on.

RazerFanboyyy [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Was this built mean't for gaming? And if it was, may I ask, how we'll does it handle games? I'm looking for a pc like this For gaming.

nerdymosh [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Just a guess but I'm sure it handles evreything on Maxed 1080p Easy

walkingdead431 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Yes the build in mind was planed for 1080p gaming.

TheCanadianGamer16 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

well, ive got an i5 3570K OC'd to 4.4Ghz, and an HD7970 (same performance of the 770) and AC4 EATS my pc, idk if its bad optimization on Ubisofts part, but for BF3/BF4 Crysis 3, etc it runs everything maxed at 1920x1200 i tried Just Cause 2 at 3840x1024, and it got a steady 60fps at max settings and every so often dropping down to 30fps, so if you go with the 8350, get a 240mm all in one liquid cooler and you can OC it to 5Ghz, or go the intel route with an i5 3570K/4670K and you can run it on air @4.4 to 4.6Ghz and either get the GTX770, or the Radeon R9 280X and your golden.

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walkingdead431 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Yes meant for gaming, but I bought the 2T HDD for extra space for media storage also e.g. music.

I'l have some benchmarks up soon, I'm just a bit busy with work this week.

xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Very nice build. I love that cooler.

The only thing I would do would be to move your SSD and HDD to the lower drive cage so you can remove the top one to allow for better airflow.

walkingdead431 [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Yes I had planed on taking out the middle shelf to allow better air flow, but in doing that I had to add another SATA power cable to reach the the DVD drive, so I just moved everything to the top as not to have more cables.

sqielyr 1 point 10 months ago

That's a pretty smexy build you have there. Does it perform as well as it looks?