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Hi everyone! This has been my main AMD build for about a year or so. It did a great job for CAD, graphics design and gaming but I sold it because of it's size and went down at MicroATX form factor (have look at my other build Senna S I have just purchased full water cooling setup for it :) ). Anyway, at the time when put the AMD together I was on a rather tight budget but result was great. I modelled the case in Solidworks and modified it slightly. Here's a log of the build:
If you like it have a look at my current project: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/bpWXsY
It is still one of the best CPU you could get for its price! I used it for about two years. With appropriate cooler you can overclock it substantially. I primarily used it for rendering in Maya, Solidworks and Keyshot.
The best All-in-one cooler I have tried on my FX-8350. I had a large dual tower Silverstone Heligon H01 before it and the cooling improvement was great.
Because of the hot components I owned, I needed a large case with enough air volume and good airflow to keep them nice and cool. I found an rather old Cooler Master ATCS 840 in great condition very cheap. I literally disassembled, cleaned, painted and reinforced it. Excellent build quality. If you have a lot of hardware to fit in it and there is one online - get it!