Will use the machine for: Gaming. Office 2013. Adobe CS6.
Works well. Stable. Very easy to overclock CPU using ASUS' BIOS. Have not yet overclocked anything else, either the GPU or the RAM.
3DMark 11 scores completed here: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5766402 Graphics score: 8519, Physics score: 7512, Combined score: 6540
Caveats: -- Had to zip-tie the two 120-fans for intake, to push air over the HDD cage. Swapped the POWER_SW and RESET_SW headers on the mobo to make the covered button the Power. -- Antec PSU has just enough modular connectors for what I've got. HDD cage can hold many more drives, so I'll need to go with molex power splitters if I want more harddrives. Need 8-pin Mobo power extention if I want to tuck that mobo power cable around the back of the mobo instead of over it. -- I could use a pair of extensions for the intake fans, too, since the "adapter" they came with doesn't let them be read by the BIOS, and only powered by the motherboard. I guess it somehow removes one of the three pins for the intake fans up front. -- Fan on the side case is for exhaust, and not powered by the Motherboard and therefore wouldnt be accessible by the BIOS. I'm considering adding the y-adapter on the Corsair H100i cpu block so I can power other fans through there, and so I can get RPM readings off them.
Motherboard temp: 32° C WD Black temp: 34° C WD Red temp: 28° C
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$159.99||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$92.99||NCIX US|
|Motherboard||Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+||$170.27||Amazon|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$179.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" SSD||$299.98||Amazon|
|Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM||$98.94||OutletPC|
|Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$148.99||Adorama|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB|
|Case||Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower||$109.99||Amazon|
|Power Supply||Antec 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit)||$146.90||Adorama|
|Monitor||Samsung S24A450BW-1 24.0"||$289.99||SuperBiiz|
|Sound Card||M-Audio Audiophile 192|
|Mouse||Logitech G9x Wired Laser||$77.98||SuperBiiz|
|AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.34Ghz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||13.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||40.0° C|