Description

Built this machine to play battlefield 3 when it first came out how many years ago. Now I'm designing games and networks with this thing, and running VR stations at Events.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Get rid of the SSD CPU Motherboard and PSU.

You obviously have a bottleneck because of that garbage CPU

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet this was a beast when it was new, I really liked those FX 8 cores but they have not aged too well for gaming. For what you are using now the 8350 is perfect. What kinds of VM's are you running and for what?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Price performance on the FX chips are great. For things like rendering of virtualization they are amazing for the price. I would not suggest using an FX chip in a gaming computer or a workstation, but for something that is filling a serverish roll the FX chips are perfect.

Comparing the FX to an i7, the intel fanboys may attack on that. :D

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the roll as most server rolls want lots of threads, 8 is really the sweet spot for anything other then home use. Power efficiency is not such a big deal as 30w is going to matter on a power bill. The FX will only run at 125w when it is at 100% usage, otherwise you will most likely see it sitting around 95w. Most mainstream server CPU's are 95w-140w (going up to 300w for Zeon Phi family), which is in the TDP range of this CPU (they also cost much more). Granted you to have the weaker low powered 35w and 65w variants, which are more target at home use and cost a lot more then the FX chip.

http://ark.intel.com/

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw you have the R5 listed in your parts list not the S. Change it to this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefsbkw

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of your Keyboard ? Also, Do you think it is worth the price ?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

He could have gone a lot worse. To be completely honest. :P

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  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

I decided to add some fact to this PSU opinion rant. I did some researching on this PSU as I am anything but a PSU expert. This PSU is anything but top of the line, but it is one of the cheapest of the 850w offerings. It also has a decent build quality less using a Yate Loon fan (a lot quality fan that is loud but gets the job done), and a few Apaq solid capacitors that were used. Most of the capacitors used were made by Panasonic, most reviews like the CWT and DC-DC VRM’s on this PSU. That cheap fan is also a 140mm which is much larger than the standard 120mm fans, so it normally runs at a lower RPM and moves more air. It also held true to the 80+ bronze requirements through stress testing. Every review I read gave this PSU a passing score.

Not every PSU by a maker can be weighed the same, you must take that actual PSU to task. Read reviews (not the newegg/amazon kindergarten level tech reviews) and consider what is on the inside. Just about anything that is actually listed on the 80+ site should be safe for a PC.

This PSU is normally compared against and considered to have a similar quality as the Kingwin PF-850 (I have never heard of this brand), the NZXT HALE82 850W and the Corsair TX850 v2.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Shh he knows what he's doing top kek

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

he is trying to keep his computer warm

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