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Big Black Build ༼ つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ༽つ FX 8310 / ASUS 970 PRO GAMING AURA / R9 380 4GB

by FACUNDO

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54 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 4, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.01GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.8GHz

Description

Hi, buddies. This is the last build I made for a client. The guy previously had the CPU and RAM (16 GB kit). He'll be using it to play AAA games and some casual video editing.

CPU: AMD FX 8310

Pretty rare CPU that the client previously had. Performs like an FX 8320. Good for OCing.

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3

This is the first used product I bought for a build. The client asked me if it was possible to buy it and I said yes, but if it didn't work, he would be the responsible. Very high-quality CPU Cooler, but hard to mount. A lot more silent than the stock cooler.

Motherboard: Asus 970 PRO GAMING/AURA

Sexiest motherboard I've ever worked with. The best of the best for AM3+ and OCing.

RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) & Kingston HyperX Fury Red 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866

Decent RAM sticks. Do the job.

SSD: Sandisk Ultra II 480GB

Fastest SSD I have ever seen. Holy sh*t! Windows is a potato for this SSD.

GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB NITRO Dual-X OC

Great GPU for the price. I'd have bought it if it had arrived within the same date as my 2 GB GTX 960. ಥ_ಥ He can play nearly every game at 1080p on ultra.


Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31

Great, solid and good looking mid tower case. Spacious. A lot of frontal bays. Great for CM.

PSU: EVGA 650W GS

Very very high quality PSU. Silent, powerful and efficient. I'd love to have this in my main rig instead of my Thermaltake TR 2 600W lol.

Case Fan: be quiet! SilentWings 2 50.5 CFM 120mm
Solid and silent Case Fan. Cools the rig more than enough

Part Reviews

CPU

Decent octa core CPU for gaming and videoediting. A bit rare, tho.

CPU Cooler

High quality CPU Cooler. The reason I gave it 3 stars? It's VERY VERY hard to mount.

Storage

VERY VERY fast SSD. Nothing to complain.

Video Card

Great budget GPU. Solid 1080p performance.

Case

Nice and spacious case.

Comments Sorted by:

Tigershark 7 points 24 months ago

You must turn clockwise your cpu cooler to improve your airflow. Real nice build +1

DaRealChrispy 1 Build 3 points 24 months ago

Ram clearance tho

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Yea we had some problems with that

WellFed 2 points 18 months ago

I reckon it looks better horizontal...

Tigershark 1 point 17 months ago

Airflow is life

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for the advise

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 4 points 24 months ago

Wow an 8310, you pretty much never see those around. :)

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yea, they are a bit common here in Argentina.B esides that, the be quiet! CPU cooler and fan are very very rare here. D:

Angry_Plzen 3 points 24 months ago

I want that cooler

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Mee too... :(

Unuvailiable 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Big Black Computer

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 5 points 24 months ago

Heh! You know what does BBC really mean...

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 4 points 22 months ago

Bring
Back
Clarkson

SeBreeze9000 2 points 24 months ago

This is a cool build man! How's your performance looking game wise? +1

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

My friend? He is happy with gaming results :-)

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Sexiest motherboard I've ever worked with. The best of the best for AM3+ and OCing.

For Ocing a 990FX would be a much better choice. But i do agree its a very nice board! :)

Nice build!

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

This board performs like an old 990FX

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Yep, its a very nice board or so it seems from reviews.

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yea, but I forgot about Asus Crosshair Formula V-Z.... That is a beast of a mobo!

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pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Gigabyte GA-078LMT-USB3.

That motherboard is a beast.. Ive seen stories of great overclocks using it on overclock.net.

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pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Beast!

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

A friend of mine has that MB. It's pretty decent!

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FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Lol yea right. But it think that's a great feature!

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MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Why did you get red ram too?

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Read description. He got some extra RAM because he wanted.

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I mean if it's the big black build tho...

Secord401 2 points 24 months ago

I had the Aura 970, OC'd ok , NB is HOT! The 990fx I had was cooler and more stable.... but yes, sexiest MOBO ever. even the IO shield was sexy.

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Very hotty.

Skwurrly_Wrath 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

All I could think of going through the pictures is " This must be what is used to control the Deathstar".

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

lol The CPU cooler is big as sh*t!

Ashamed97 2 points 24 months ago

Does this PC run DayZ?

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

LOL no... (?)

Jäßßäwöçkëë 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Another nice team RED build! +1 I really hate Be Quiet screwed up the mounting.

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Hehe

bart954 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Nice Build man!!!

looks super Shhhmexy!!!

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks

max4998 2 points 24 months ago

It wasn't hard when I put my cpu cooler in?

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Have you got a full tower?

8000937 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Oh gosh, this build is freaking beautiful!

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Yep, this is the kind of build I love. :D

Robolon 4 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Nice build, nice cable management.

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Every time I comment

tylerdami 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Dude, this looks so good. Impressive design!

FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Thank you so much!

Trasher82 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Awesome

masterkickass7 18 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

love it love the color theme

twf46 1 point 5 months ago

Could you provide the clearance of your CPU cooler? And did you have to raise it at all to fit the RAM?

Pixal 0 points 16 months ago

Lol, A big black build <

just no

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FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Mee too. Sadly, it's not mine

philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Comments like this will not be tolerated on our site.

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FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

There are some big coolers out there with better mounting options. :-)

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FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you!

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FACUNDO submitter 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Heh. Use lenny faces

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