Description

Initially I'll play Far Cry 4, Battlefield 4, Day Z, and GTA 5 when it comes out at the end of Jan 2015. I also plan on using this with Adobe after effects or similar video editing software.

It's been 7 years since I last built a PC, so I had a few beginner questions - like what connectors do I use for these PCIe connections on the video card and locating pins on the motherboard for the chassis wiring. So I'm taking it slow, reading the manuals and watching a lot of YouTube videos as I go.

I haven't powered it up yet - that will be tomorrow!

Update :

Wow - No Magic smoke was released! everything worked the 1st time, except one of the power cables wasn't supplying the expected wattage, so I ended up using the molex to pcie adapter cable.

I had to stop for a couple of days while AT&T upgraded my dSL to U-Verse - no internet connection meant no patches etc.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 9 points

Is it weird of me that I was expecting a 5960X when I just saw the title?

But seriously, great build. Should suit you nice for what you do.

  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

Nope, I was expecting it as well, Lol, I guess not everybody has lots of money... Including myself D:. +1.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I actually expected this but with a 990fx mobo instead of a 970 xD

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I had a 8350 at work and for Adobe CC was just not enough, so I did a little bit of a search and discoverd that for CUDA applications the AMD CPUs are worst compared to the Intel Haswell i5s, so i don't think that was a nice choice for video editing if you use Adobe CC. But for gaming, that's a hell of a nice PC, good job!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

in the industrial workloads, a quad core i5 could outperform an octocore AMD FX chip In gaming, less so And I do agree, it probably wasn't the best choice for video editing

Btw, CUDA is a gpu thing, but maybe you meant managing the CUDA cores in the gpu for a program utilizing CUDA?

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

I just did some benchmarks on CineBENCH and x264 HD Encoding, they are mult-threaded benchmarks utilizing only the CPU, but when I used the same configuration on Redenring at Adobe Premiere Pro CC, the i5 wins by a lot (78% less time than the 8350). I really don't know what happens with AMD CPUs works with the GPU simultaneously.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I use an 8320E now, and CS6 works fine - especially paired with a RX740! The GPU took alot of the workload then ;)

But good to know, since my new build is going to be with a 6600k.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like that set up, the case, does it offer decent cable management? It seems like the Evo is the go to cooler, let me know how that works out for you, i'd like to get it at some point!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

My apologies, that's not the Evo, still looks nice though, let me know how it works :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Acidic07, I have the same cooler in my rig. Should idle round 20c, and can keep the 6350 under 45 if pushing hard. The fans can get a little noisy in the upper rpm range, but for the most part stay down in the lower speeds.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response man, i'll be getting the Fx6300, so that ought to be ideal then.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

and GTA 5 when it comes out at the end of Jan 2015.

Ya... have a feeling that's not going to happen.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Check Steam dude. It's coming to PC on the 27th, last I saw.

I just checked to make sure, and apparently it's delayed until March. Damn.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. I check every day, because I was sure R* was going to delay it, again. They said a few days ago "GTAV will be coming to PC on January 27th. We have not announced any changes to the date at this time."

The part that got me was "we have not announced..." so a 6 month delay, from the original September.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.pcgamer.com/gta-5-pc-release-date-2/ Sorry to bust your bubble. :/

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

well that sucks. I guess I'll cancel my pre-order with NewEgg then. :(

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

For the money that 8320 cannot be beat for video editing and it should also be solid in gaming. Great build! Hopefully it powers on when you try

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm excited for you man. Also I wish you got the CX750M instead.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is a kinda dumb question, but did you run into any problems using a gigabyte gpu with a differant brand mobo?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

@transnerferN7 - I didn't have any issues related to using asrock mobo with different brand mobo...

One tiny little annoyance - I had to use the 8pin PCIe to Molex power adapte which is really ugly and makes the rest of the build look patched together. I don't fully understand why the corsair 6+2 cable isn't "seen " by the gpu - when I used it I was warned - please plug in the power cables to the graphics card - so maybe I have a dead cable on that Corsair.

If I had got the modular power supply for just a few bucks more, this issue could have been avoided

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply, still debating between gigabyte 970 and asus 970.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey let me know how your over clocking goes. Ive got a similar set up and I fear the 970 e3 r2.0 mobos hava a OCing flaw when it comes to fx-8300s. The VRM will throttle your cpu even with minor voltage increases. Even if the socket and case are icey cold It will read hot from the VRM. Stopping you from getting anywhere near what you would expect from reading OC guides and forums. Youll still be able to get a little extra juice and even at base values the thing runs great so its not that big a deal.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

its ben a while since I logged in - yes - overclocking was a nightmare. I have given up on it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need a BIOS update, PCpartpicker told me I might

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

So here it is, 3 years later and this machine still feels pretty strong, if i am going to change anything, it will be to add a new gfx card. I added 2 more 256 GB SSDs, dual monitor s and that's really all the changes

  • 54 months ago
  • -3 points

Looks very nice, and similar to my own. But your OS choice. As much as a I love Windows 7, it's out dated and slow and Microsoft has ended support for it. As much as Windows 8.1 is terrible. It has got very snappy response times, it's worth buying that or waiting until Windows 10 is released soon.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

For video editors, Windows 8 or 8.1 is a nightmare, Avid programs do not work proporly and do not have the "Last Version" option, so if you delete with shift+del, that's over, and time is money.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

What editing program do you use? I know that Adobe Premiere works fine for me, and Sony Vegas works for my friend.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, your right

Top tier programs like Vegas and premiere have access to SDKs for windows so they had time to develop a good interface on 8

Not to mention the time they have had since release to make it better. Don't know why this guy says it is a nightmare

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using Da Vinci Resolve Studio and Premiere Pro. Since the previous comment, W10 has released, and I didn't had any problems whatsoever.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

1) They've ended mainstream support. It's not like you won't get security updates for another 5 years.

2) Is it really that slow? In my experience, the speed difference is negligible compared to how comfortable a user is with one or the other. Personally, even though I've put Windows 8.1 on my build, I'll never forgive Microsoft for when I first got my current Windows 8 laptop (it was one of the first batch of Windows 8 computers and I hadn't been following any of the tech news) and I had to look up how to shut down my laptop on the internet. After more than two years, I still hate this thing the more I find out where Microsoft has hidden things that used to be easy to access.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I take user experience over a slight speed increase anyday.