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Computer will be used for Gaming, home stuff and video editing and rendering as well as University work. System isn't completed yet as I am still waiting for two hard drives to come, new graphic card which is bit late.

Boot up drive is 120Gig SanDisk SSD, might change this at some point this year as I Need more storage on boot up drive, right now with all drivers, and few other bits installed (adobe suit and Star Trek Online) only game installed, has barely 30 gigs free left. So 250 gig might be ordered and used as a new boot up disk, this 120 gig will be used on my spare (old - Phenom II X4 955 )system, which I normally keep as a spare system just in case something happens to my main system.

Current memory is 16 (32 upgrade later on) Gig of Kingston Fury Hyper Blue 1866 Ram, I won't need more than 24 Gigs, however as it is dual channel motherboard I had to purchase additional 8 gigs to get full benefit of both channels.

Western Digital 1TB is a back up drive for data, normally university stuff, or client work. Toshiba 3 TB is main storage drive with mostly games installed on it, around 170 games installed on main 2TB partition. Seagate 2TB is spare drive used for storage and back up only as well as youtube upload and back ups.

Graphic card R9 390 with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, 1080MhZ cluck speed, used for gaming and video rendering. Case is CIT Neptune, toolless case, with ample space for a long graphic card. Only problem with the case I have, is that the side panel should have had 1 inch bulge like back panel for cable management, that would allowed me to install both 120mm fans, as cpu cooler blocks the 2nd fan. Additional height of two inches on top, so the case has uniform height would have allowed for additional two 120mm fans on top or water cooling block and made this case top notch budget case, allowing for seven 120mm fans, however even with four 120mm fans this case is kept cool, my CPU never exceeds 47C even under full load and 10% overclocked. Considered water block at one point, however this isn't necessary now as TX3 keeps my cpu really cool, surprisingly actually, I've read many reviews about this cpu cooler before I purchased it, and was afraid I'll need proper water cooling block. However this isn't necessary as case cooling and cpu cooler keep my cpu quite cool.

Update 31/01/2016 - PSU is EVGA 750Supernova, 80+ 750W power supply, had to turn the psu the other way as my case lies on the carpet and this isn't good for any psu.

System won't be overclocked as most of the workload will be done by new Graphic Card, overclocking Graphic Card by 10-20% is a maybe.

Still awaiting for new monitor, a new larger corner computer desk and few other bits. For all tense and purposes this is a gaming system that will last me a long time.

Update 10/02/2016 - OK decided to go with the MSI GPU, got it off Ebay for about £130, I know it ain't cheap, however it was only option for me atm, New Card will be be used only for few months before I go for R9 390, I need to save up some money for that, once I do, I'll sell this card and get R9 390. This is still a very good card, however someone told me there are issues with these cards and as card is still under warranty I'll make sure I only use it for next few months, once I finish this year at uni sometimes in June, ill be able to take on full time work and afford better card. With part time work it is hard to afford £300 Graphic Cards.

Will post few pictures when system is fully kitted up and with all its parts. O yes, decided to move one of the hard drives to my old machine, thinking is, I'll wait for SSD price to fall down reasonably and use only SSDs from there on. They use less energy and I can perhaps have up to 3 SSDs on this machine and 1 3Tb HDD for storage, leaving one spare SATA slot for any eventualities.

in April I'll do massive spring cleaning and get new computer desk big enough for two large 27/30inch 2k monitors.

Total spent on this computer as is £570, this excludes two 2K monitors that i'll be getting eventually. As is I saved £nearly 300Quid, or to be more exact £285 on current price. 10/02/2016. A lesson, it is good to shop around and find best deals.

feel free to visit my youtube channel,

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylTzbRtotoOwKxD4-FvThg

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty decent little 8 core build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 from me for a going with AMD xD

Can I ask why you went with a FX 8370e over FX 8320e which is literally 0.1 ghz lower but also £60 quid cheaper... but other than that well done :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Price, loL, I was looking for 8320E however it was £105 on Amazon, however someone really kind, decided to sell 17 FX8370Es on Ebay really fast at £98, all brand new with 3 year manufacturer's warranty. Only reason he was selling them so cheap is they didn't come with water cooling cpu cooler, which is fine as I#ve already ordered a new cpu cooler and have no intention of overclocking this to more than 4.0Ghz, I saved bunch of money in the process. Whole system cost me only £500, tops, £810 would have cost me if I didn't shop around. Looked for last minute deals saved me self £320~ in a process.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done! That's a pretty neat deal then xD

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a mistake with a 3TB HDD, I couldn't replace it in time, and as drive was ordered only a month ago, I couldn't return it for no apparent reason. However I'#ll still get an additional SSD drive, 250 gig, and use current 120 gig SSD on a spare computer as a boot up drive.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

After installing this new 3TB drive, had to first GPT it, and made in to several volumes, now I partitions for game files 1.7tb and 1.1 tb left for anything else.

However this is the last time I buy a 3.0TB drive, once SSD's come down in price in few years time I'll go for 2.0TB SSD drive. When I say come down, I mean really come down. :)