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The Myroom Records Megatron

by Myroom_Records

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26 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

810MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.07GHz

Description

I use this as my primary computer for professional recording and graphic design. My main interface is a MOTU Traveler Mkiii. Everything installed flawlessly and booted up great. running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Have my OS and most programs on the SSD and all files on the HDD. It all sits in a custom built hard case on wheels for easy transportation. check out other studio pics at www.myroomrecords.com

Side note: I don't know why this website doesn't list the 4.4gHz or the 5.0gHz AMD FX processors but mine is kicking some serious tail.

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xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

Wow, very nice looking setup! I think it's kind of weird that PCPP still doesn't list the 9xxx series. Anyways, looks good for the stated use. +1

EDIT: A few more pictures would be nice too.

Myroom_Records submitter 1 Build 3 points 44 months ago

I think it's possible that it's a heat thing. They put off considerably more heat and with PCPP's compatibility check, they might not necessarily show what MOBO's can actually handle it (and therefore don't want to take responsibility). I read several forums in my research where people used cheap Gigabyte MOBO's and mediocre cooling and fried their systems.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

That makes a lot of sense. Good thing we have smart people on here :P

pulltabking1971 1 point 38 months ago

How are your temps using the NH-D14?

Myroom_Records submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Temps are doing great. running cool and quiet.

Myroom_Records submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

I might throw some more pics on when I go in to tweak it so you guys can see the innards.

Apach3 3 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

PCPP is listing the FX-9000 series CPUs, which were implemented when they included AMD's new Kaveri parts.

not a mod

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

Awesome. I did not know that.

ArrKayCee 3 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

The build and desk setup look awesome, the parts are good, its a $1337 build (so leet bro). Nice.

bballcyril 2 points 44 months ago

dat 1337 price

Myroom_Records submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

I know right!

Myroom_Records submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Ok so I added it to the list and it said it was incompatible with my MOBO even though on Asrock's website, they state that the MOBO is specifically built and ready for the 8 core 9xxx series.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

Hmmm... it could be that the compatible motherboards have not all been listed as so yet. There are only 7 motherboards listed as compatible for the 9370, and I know that mine is qualified and not listed.

Electrospeed 1 point 44 months ago

It's because the 9xxx series has a 220 TDP, and most boards don't even have the capability to supply that much power to the CPU, much less are designed for it. However, if the manufacturer's website states that it does have the ability, it does. The stats they list might say "150W TDP CPU," when in reality, it can support a 220W TDP CPU, so when AMD came out with these and people were like "can we even use it on anything short of a power plant" manufacturers hurried to tag their mobos as compatible, at least the ones that are compatible.

Hoo... That was a bit much...

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

Alright. I know that people were complaining about msi saying that they supported 125w but when people started having problems they said the boards were incompatible. This must be similar.

Electrospeed 1 point 44 months ago

Yeah. It has to do with the number of MOSFETs physically present on the mobo. Since the mobos were made before the 9xxx series, they only needed to put the highest TDP present in the market at that time, even though they could still do 220W for the CPU. Since they can't just change the specs of their mobo without releasing a new model, the displayed TDP is 125W, or whatever, and since PcPP only picks up the specs, it flags it as incompatible.

(ok i'm going to stop, my head hurts)

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nighthornet7 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Some pictures of the actual interior of the PC would be nice. Awesome setup overall though.

Apach3 3 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

you could've just as easily overclocked an FX-8350 to 4.4GHz and saved yourself ~$20-30... not to mention actually getting a 220W part on a motherboard with a 970 chipset (all the supported motherboards are on the 990FX chipset). that being said, i commend your ability to get the board and the CPU to cooperate.

i'm also curious as to why you decided on only a GT630. what programs are you running?

Myroom_Records submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Mostly for multiple video processes and effects as well as staying under budget. Running adobe after effects for special fx work. Maybe later on I'll move up to the higher end ones but for now it's more than I'll need.

Myroom_Records submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

And also I could oc this one to 5.0 if I want to but I'd rater run cool and quiet at 4.4 (in a recording studio noise is the devil)

an65001 1 point 42 months ago

First off, I'm amazed how you got the FX-9370 on a 970 Extreme4 board. I was of the opinion that such a combo was impossible due to the power draw of those CPUs. I stand corrected.

Secondly, IDK why you got a GT 630. Your tasks might be CPU intensive, but I'd recommend you get the new 750 TI that nVidia has to replace this.

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