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CPU- AMD 8320 Overclocked to 4.5 GHz,
AVG Temp 90F (26C), Load Temp 120F (50C) Might upgrade to FX-9590

Motherboard - I had it for a 2-way R9 270 Crossfire setup and for my wireless card Motherboard is a little overkill but if I upgrade use it in a new set up or Quadfire the R9 295x2.

GPU- XFX R9 295x2 Boy this card is a beast Major concern to anyone is heat.... The case alone has after a few hours gaming reaches 80-90F in the case alone....This thing can heat up a room faster than a small heater.... Total War Attila is the only game i have seen temp wise go beyond (150F)

But Performance is awesome I am experiencing some bottlenecking somewhere in the system not sure where at the moment (I want to say the CPU is the bottleneck but still unsure).... But at 1080p can play all games on Ultra no problem. Working on a Gaming monitor rather than a TV that i had for my PS3 at the time... And possible 4k or 1440p upgrade.

Otherwise a straight beast :)

SSD- Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB For OS and some programs

HDD- Toshiba 3TB 7200 rpm For Mass storage 3TB at that price point could not beat it

Case - Thermaltake Cove 71 Extremely large case, easy to work with may use it for a custom water cooling system

PSU- CoolMax 1000 watt 80+ Bronze Its a decent PSU ive had no problems Semi Modular Might Upgrade to Corsair 1200 watt PSU

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  • 60 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 for the 295x2, the card is so under-rated.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ifor my personal rigs im a Nvidia fan boy myself but I have nothing against amd - the Cooler on the 295x2 isn't bad but I've paired it with a custom loop and boy...did that thing scream

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That it is, but some in some countries it still costs as much as three gtx 980's xD.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

where is that? It's nearly the same price as a single 980 in the US.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Right here in the Philippines, a gtx 980 hovers at about 30~32k in our currency and a single 295x2 hovers at about 90~99k, makes it really hard to upgrade.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

so in your currency it's better to get two 980s lol. as two 980s in SLI will cost ~60k which is ~30k less than the 295x2 and you get better performance :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, which is what I did.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

nice build. honestly though, there is no point upgrading the CPU. the 9590 is just a OC version of the 8350 and especially with aftermarket cooling, you can get a 8350 up to those levels.

Personally I have the 8320 and 9370 and I noticed that the 8320 OC to 4.7ghz is far more stable than the 9370 running at Turbo under the same H100i.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Have to agree. He'll end up pulling about the same wattage with his OC as the 9590 does stock and getting close to the same performance. +1 for the AMD build as well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

actually though, based on binning and the chip lottery, he could potentially use less watts than the 9590. I'm not a guru at voltages and watts but my 8320 is set to 1.43V at 4.7ghz. It's been stable so far. the 9370 comes with a stock voltage set of like 1.48+ and a whopping 220W, and it does not like it when I try to bring the voltage down.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

if you want a stepup of PSU for quadfire

the EVGA should have a 1600W monster PSU

Overkill but you wont worry about lack of power for dual 295X2s as they will draw 1K watts at load

your OC 8320 draws 200 watts and may get toasty, the next upgrade is a bigger tower like Noctua NH-D15

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

your point?

because what i am stating is that you need a good quality PSU to supply the dual 295x2.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I am saying the full system can be run off 1000w. Not just the cards. You just have to pick the right unit.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the specs... until we get to the power supply. It's not the wattage rating that bothers me, it's the maker. Anyone know of any ratings for that p/s? And I'd like more pics, if possible.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg has it only at 3 stars. Coolmax isn't the best brand. Better with EVGA/Corsair.

EVGA Supernova G2 Gold...rock solid psu...wish it came in more Watts :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows that psu? I'm thinking of upgrading soon.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Its pretty good. 80+ Bronze 1000 watts of power. I got it on sale for $69.00 and then it had a mail-in rebate for $20 at the time so cost about $49 not a bad bargain. But you get a better named brand for a little more would probably be worth it in the warranty.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey i like your build and that really cool purple black and reddish theme!!! And i have a few questions to ask about your build: 1. Hows the motherboard working and did you overclock??? 2.If you did overclock do you think that this can handle a 4.8ghz overclock on the 8320 or 8320e and have a 2 way crossfire???

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard is awesome; I did overclock to 4.6 ghz. The board itself can handle the overclock. My processor is not the best overclocking chip. Plus with my R9 295x2 also overclocked just a little my PSU is just to small to support both. if you overclock with either fx-8320 or 8320e make sure you have alot of headroom on your psu to support your overclocks. for me 1000w is just not enough to support both overclocks at full load.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok thanks.!!!! Do you have any problems with it like bios issues Usb issues... etc????

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

nope not at all

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i have an 850w psu and a r9 390 msi version.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude did you try overclocking with your front side bus or AKA (BaseClock)??? Or for your motherboard's bios it says (BCLK).There are alot of benefits to it such as: Getting higher clockspeeds(maybe even at lower voltages too depending on your chip), Better single threaded performance to get better performance in applications and most importantly games, etc.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No still a noob at overclocking.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

They once made good products?

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it play minecraft in 240p?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Just kidding, this is the build i'll build soon

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