Description

First, yes, I did put all the parts on the back of a fire engine and took a picture :P (Yes, I am a firefighter).

----- I actually have the FX-8350 and not the 8320 ---

Basic round up:

The good: I am overall VERY happy with this build. It took me about 3 hours (half of that being cable management) from opening the case box until I'm on desktop. There were a couple of minor hiccups like the 2nd screw holding the graphics card falling into the card itself... That was fun getting out without damaging anything... But overall the build was enjoyable and my co-workers thought I was crazy and smart to build my computer at the station. Both the female firefighters think they would never be able to build a computer and I couldn't convince them otherwise. Anyways...

The bad: 2 problems that I have had with this build which are parts related. 1: The motherboard came bent in the peripheral area. Neither SuperBiiz nor Gigabyte would replace the motherboard because it was categorized under "physical damage". I was not able to use 2 of my USB ports. I was able to very very gently bend it back enough to where I can use the ports (which I do for my mouse/keyboard). 2: I am having loads of trouble with the H100i cooler. When I loaded Corsair Link, it would not recognize the H100i. I had to go through hoops to get it to work which ultimately took me about 2 hours until I got something that worked. The fans are also making a grinding/rattling sound. I have tried updating the software and firmware like I have read through Google searches and they still make a lot of noise. I will most likely end up buying replacement fans.

The ugly: I am not happy with Gigabyte/SuperBiiz for not replacing my MoBo. I have never had a problem with Gigabyte in the past and have recommended to my friends to go with them as much as possible for years. I will probably still buy from them but with a grain of salt.

Other notes:

I have not been able to put the system under a proper load. I will try and do that today to get good readings for benchmarks.

The monitors, mouse, keyboard, sound system, monitor mount, and OS I have had. I estimated the prices they were when I bought them.

I would highly recommend the mount if you have 2 vesa compatible monitors. It looks cheap but works VERY well. It is very well built and my monitors haven't moved at all.It also has created a lot of space on my desk.

I might buy a sound card because I do do a little bit of mixing for fun. If anyone has any recommendations, I am open to them.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

absolutely brilliant build! Your cable management is very good, you have my favourite CPU, my favourite CPU Cooler, one of my favourite Graphics card, I honestly can't see anything wrong with this build!

I would give you a lot more than +1 if I could :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty legit build you have here. Tell me again, what's the point of putting it in the truck to take a picture? :P

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Because I could ^

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

ok

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

just wondering why you orientated the fans on your rad the way that you did. BTW i love that mobo.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering that as well.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that was a push pull config but I was corrected on reddit. Someone also said that I should set it up so its pulling air out if I have enough PPV (positive pressure ventilation). I'll probably test them both ways and see what keeps cooler.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

OK makes sense now.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a very nice build. Only problem I see is the GPU. 4GB ram on the 760 is a waste as the card will never utilise that amount of ram.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

TSM! TSM!

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