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This build is my third build I took the parts from my first build and made some upgrades and moved them to a new case the old one was building up a lot of dust. Processor (4.7Ghz), GPU (1.1Ghz, Memory 5560Mhz), RAM (1866Mhz) have been over clocked. Very happy with the results.

Video Card Upgrade from Gigabyte 270x 2GB to Asus Direct CU 290 OC 4GB

Processor Upgrade from FX-6300 to FX-8370

CPU Cooler Upgrade from Cooler Master 212evo to Corsair H100i

Case Upgrade from NZXT Source 210 to Fractial Designs Midi R2

Power Supply Upgrade from Corsair 600CXM TO HX750i Platinum

All other parts remain the same from the first build.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow man, very nice build. A little on the pricey side for what you built, but I see you were adhering to a strict color coordination scheme, and all of your parts are pretty high quality. That's a great overclock; does it just not quite make it to 5ghz?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

As you pointed out, all high end components. Should last for a long time without any issues.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes Sir! hopefully it will last!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!, yes I am planning to play a little more with the overclock currently Im at about 1.416V on the VCore but I have to play a little more with the UEFI. Currently its on FSB overclock.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, very cool. Why'd you go FSB instead of just adjusting the multiplier?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It yields better single core performance in games,programs,etc.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the first time I've ever heard that. Got a source?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, multiple actually, but if you would also like to get even more single threaded performance on top of that you can increase the clock speed of one or two cores to get better single threaded performance on top of that OR decrease the clock speed of all the core so that all of the overclocking power is spread across more cores so you get better multithreaded performance. JJ from Asus can tell you more about that Skip to 25.06 of this video for upclocking one core for better single threaded performance. :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kOlBalkVyA

and about overclocking the fsb Skip to 4:54 of this video and you will that your fsb answer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Heres One more this give you a full overclock to 5ghz ad gives you more on the fsb. http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Love all your part picks. I just bought the same case (mini version) for a new build. How was it to work with?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You! I would say the only hard part was getting the H100i to mount to he case at the top, the top motherboard CPU connector kept hitting the radiator, I had to kinda push it in with force.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. This looks pretty close to what I plan to upgrade to.

Sitting with the R9 270 right now with the 8350. Your ovrerclocking looks great too. Nice work.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

love how the PSU looks with that mobo

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you enjoy the 6300 and now the 8370? I have debated doing my first build down the AMD path, but I'm kind of iffy. I've currently got an i3 rig planned with a 960 or 290..

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say there is a very noticeable difference in FPS, I had my 6300 overclocked to 4.5Ghz with the 290 and with GPU-z it would show a sudden drop in GPU load and the CPU would be maxed out at 95%, its more stable and there is a lot of head room on 8 cores on BF4 I get about 30-40 %CPU Utilization.

  • 62 months ago
  • -1 points

That's really odd.. To be fair, the FX are an older series of processors. I love AMD but I've been scared to pull the trigger on them just because of how mixed of things I have heard. This site honestly varies it seems. Today 90% of the builds I have looked at are AMD and almost everyone vouches them, but yesterday it was mostly Intel. I just don't know for sure what path I plan to take, but when I do decide I am sure you will see my build.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Its simple: If on a budget go AMD and Overclock the living crap out of it!! If not on a budget, go Intel. If still insure then go for AMD for now then just wait till AMD Zen comes out net year you should be fine. I was having trouble deciding, what i do on my computer and if it was worth it or not, then decided to go on youtube to see if the 8370 was up to task. And found three videos of the 8370 just multitasking like a champ!!!

So in summary: If on a budget: Overclock AMD If not on a budget: Go Intel.

The 8370 can handle everything that the 4790k can it just does it slighty slower than the 4790k. Here are some videos to help with your decision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiQV7SFoZq4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvLRZxRL8N8

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean, cool, and color coordinated. I like it +1