Got two more monitors, two are the same, and the middle one is a benQ 144hz monitor
do have the XFX DD 7950 but its now unavailable so picked the sapphire one, just for the breakdown
Damn good build. +1
Thank you :)
would opt for xfx 550w for the same price, overall good build.
I was so annoyed that the PSU had the wrong connections (guy at Maplin said it would work) that I drove to Maplin and got the item refunded and a discount on this PSU, rushed home, plugged it in and the whole thing lit up like a beaut. I couldn't be asked to wait for another order to arrive :P
The corsair cx is overrated. It uses cheaper chinese caps and is based on an older CWT design. It's a great budget PSU, but when your build cost $1500, I would have insured it a little better by getting a higher quality PSU like a corsair Tx/HX/AX, XFX, seasonic, or PCPC.
Finally someone who understands, get an EVGA or XFX for the price range, I would not trust corsair CX with high grade components any day.
Except I wouldn't trust EVGA for higher end builds either. Some of their supernova series has bad voltage regulation.. Problem is they have multiple manufacturers for the line. The 750w is made by FSP (ok OEM), the higher ones are made by superflower (great OEM). My go to blanket recommendations are usually XFX, seasonic, PCPC, or the higher end corsair TX/HX/AX. Ocz makes great ones too depending on the line since they bought out PCPC. Rosewill makes some good ones too.
Thier 1000 watt and 1300 watts are amazing, IDK what else could beat them!
Love your choice of parts if i had the money i would totally build this
thanks dude :)
Did you reverse the direction of that Hyper 212 EVO fan? If not, you'll need to remove the fan from the cooler, flip it over so that it is pulling air through the heatsink from the right to left.
I don't know? this is the way it came, i'm getting quite low temps anyway so i'm assuming its right
Actually your temps are most likely incorrect. At idle, those FX chips give wildly inaccurate temperatures. 19C would be 66F. You can't get a cooler temperature than your ambient room.
Imagine you have a long, straight house with a kitchen in the middle and a fan in the front, in the kitchen, and at the back door. Air is coming in the front and going out the back, except the kitchen.
In the kitchen you have a big fan that is turned around pushing air back towards the front door. It isn't cooling well at all. Instead of having all 3 fans working together you have the one in the middle creating a lot of turbulence and working significantly harder,
Relatively easy fix that doesn't require removing the entire heatsink. The fan is held on by clips. Just unclip the fan, remove it, and pop it onto the other side. That way your front fan, CPU fan, and rear-exhaust fans will all be moving air in the same direction. :)
Why 64gb ssd?
Only needed it for OS, 64GB is more than enough
Really nice. How is the 7950 performing for you?
Hard to really rate the 7950, all I can say is this - It maxes out all games I've played
-Red Faction Armageddon
It was easy to install, overall it looks nice and clean, the fans are silent, and most of all it was at a really nice price from a very reliable dealer
I'm planning to use a fx8350 on a future build, how does it do in gaming?
I personally would compare the FX 8350 to an i5 3570k (let the haters hate), and it's £60 cheaper. So I think it's blood brilliant, gaming wise i'm having no problems with FPS drop all is good for me
That's my opinion too, it's a pain finding AM3+ MBs with SLi support though :(
This motherboard allows you to have 3x Crossifre, and is blood amazing, my other mobo was able to have x2 Crossfire and that was £70, it's not hard, just need a good look ;)
SLI, not crossfire
practically the same thing, both boards i've mentioned have up to x3 way SLI/Crossfire
(Asus Sabertooth, 3-way)
(Asrock 990FX Extreme 3, 2-way)
Whats the white case you were using in the pictures? It looks quite sleek.