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All purpose rig, I use it for gaming, audio production, video production, and as my HTPC.

Games such as Robocraft, BF4, World Of Warships, World of Tanks, Rfactor2, Simraceway, Happywars, Battleblock Theatre, Borderlands, and Warface. Audio production such as making industrial/metal music. Video production: Car racing videos, irl and ingame, and music. And alll mah Animu, so much animu and movies.

Why are the HDDs so expensive? Well, because enterprise drives mofu! That 24/7 reliability. :o

UPDATE: Just got the 390x, after driver install issues I got it working on triple monitors. BUT for some reason (if only had an hour to tinker so far) it is displaying 30fps on the side monitors but 60hz in the center. UPDATE 2: 16JUL2015; No progress on the 30/60/30 issue, sold 1 of the Sony's, making the move to do double (or possibly triple if the frame rates stay high enough) Acer XG270HU's.

UPDATE 2: Dual 390x worked great until the LEPA B1000M shat the bed during a session of Warface utilizing both cards@1440p w/144hz. Swapped out the mobo and processor combo for a Intel i7 4790 and Gigabyte Z97x UD3H utilizing an EVGA G2 1300w PSU.

For those of you out there, this isn't my first rodeo mates. So tell me something I don't already know. Until I can find something that can max out 6 or more cores besides torture testing I'll stick with what's already in my 4U Rack. This build was originally completed in March, 2015 to work aside with my FX-6300 system backstateside. (Originally a FX-8350/Crosshair V Formula Z utilizing triple 270x 4GB's.)

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

A TOG? Really? Don't you have, like, a Centurion 7/1 or something? (BTW, nice build.)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If the FV201 A45 counts, then yes. Yes I do. >_>

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL.. Hey I'm an XO in our clan and the commander wanted to do TOG platoons, so I ended up having to get one. (Well. he paid 1/2 the gold to get it so... ) Might need dual 390X's to get a TOG on 3 screens at a decent frame rate, especially if you bought camo for it...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wanna rock some TOG II's just throw me a message haha. I love my TOG, it will always be a staple in my garage.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

really nice build

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

any reason for using a rack case?

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

Because why not?

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

Doing audio and video production I wanted to mount it in the same rack as the A/V equipment along with my ps3/ps4/Xbox one making one big arse roller rack of everything!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like two 60mm fans in the back of the case... is that noisy? Or do you have the rack somewhere you can't hear it?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Two 80mm's, the case also has 2x120mm's in front of the harddrive cages, and the triple 120mm fan (3x) array in the center. All of these fans are powered via 4-pin molex, so 100% duty cycle all the time to moment the pc powers up. Considering when I turn it off my first thought is, "Holy **** it's quiet in here.", it has some volume to it. This has never bothered me though, I can take a video snippet so you can judge on your own. I've never made a silent PC besides purpose built HTPC's. shrug It's more like a constant whitenoise you never notice until it's gone. If I'm gaming I won't hear it at all.

-It'd put it in a different room for the sake of equipment management (not noise) but I don't have the space to do that here.

-Forgot to mention, the Rack itself also has four 120mmx25mm fans in it also going topside insane haha.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, the firm I used to tech for had a equipment closet for each office and the racks could be loud. And going out to the data center - well, since it was a construction management & inspection company, they always had those disposable earplugs for the site inspectors handy, so I always had a few sets in the toolbox for if I had to go out there.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Need 3 screens to properly view the TOG II , haha. Nice rig, good luck with the 390x's

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG SOMEONE WHO PLAYS WOT

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

have you done any single card single monitor benchmarks

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get better speakers and a better audio set-up.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

On an OCONUS assignment so that's all I have with me atm.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Military?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Correctamundo, Army.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see why the rack now. (Thank you for your service!)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How are things going since the build? Got an update on the performance of those cards together?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Got the new card working finally, still have not figured out the 30fps/60fps/30fps issue.

The 2nd card should be on its way, ordered it immediately after this one was situated and confirmed it was not explosin.

Updating pictures now, thanks for the reminder, its been a bit hectic over here.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure thing. I'll check back every now and then. Not many people have crossfire builds on yet with these cards, so I'm anxious to see how they'll perform.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I am doing a build using twin 390X's with a i7-5930K and 32Gb of 2400Mhz DDR4. My screen is 1440P @ 144Hrz with Freesync. I can't really seem to find any information on how it will handle so i am almost going in blind

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Using twin's I can't give you any numbers (as mine haven't arrived yet and I'll will be gone for a while soon so it'll be chillin in the mail room for a while) but I expect that combo to do exceptional. Ex: When I sold 2 of 3 270x 4gbs, the single 270x was pushing 45-30fps on WoT on triple 1080p which is 6.2Megapixels per frame. A single 1440p is 3.68megapixels, a bit over half of that. Considering my single 390x pushes 60-52fps on the same settings @6.2MP, dual 390x's at 3.68MP should decimate it. I'm unsure how the 390x's will handle Freesync in CF, I haven't heard too many good things using both CF and FS at the same time.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

how well does the noctua preform on the fx 8350? im planning to get both the cpu and the cooler but i've read on forums the d14 is the best cooler for the fx 8350. i want the d12 because it also cools the socket more directly than passively.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctua L12 performs quite well but this was chosen soley because of heatsink height constraints. At the stock 4.0-4.2 boost it hit 52°C but never higher. At 4.6Ghz it was tapping out at 67-68°C, this may be amplified by the efficiency of the case's cooling.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It does quite well. Stock 4.0w/4.2Ghz boost tops Prime95 with 52°C. OC'd at 4.6Ghz leaves it at 67°C or so. This may be amplified by the case's cooling efficiency. To note this was chosen only for it's low profile height, I wouldn't recommend it with this MOBO and RAM unless you go with low profile or heatsinkless RAM. It comes stupidly close to the heatsink near the I/O panel and RAM had to be trickily slid betwen the MOBO and the heatsink inorder to reinstall it. The bottom fan must be off inorder to bolt it in so there is no way around this.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

whats the temp at idle and under load

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Whats with the rack-mount case?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

All of my equipment is rackmounted (even my Marshall guitar amps, EL34 100/100 & JMP-1 ftw), having the computer rackmounted as well makes management of it all quite easy. Now granted 3 seperate roller racks is a pain (Bass/guitar equip, other audio equipment and pc/playstations/xbox/networking). Rolling homemedia center baby!

This case's airflow and features is quite alluring for the price. There is also a lock to help prevent stolen media cd/blu-ray/any inserted cards in the reader (I originally wanted a CAC + 6in1 reader but the site selling it wouldnt work properly) and harddrive theft. In addition when I build another PC, I'll reuse this case (or buy another RSV L4000) and put in a SSI CEB mobo.

The downside to this case is it's quite large and you can easily get many smaller rackmount chassis. You will need at least a 700mm four post rack to house this (or a two post but screw two post >_>).

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant you just lock the cabinet?

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

If he locks the rack, that locks up all the stuff in the rack at the same time. Plus stealing the rack isn't going to be easy with all that equipment in it; wheels or not it's a PITA to have to move.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, though I generally leave the rack locked too because it's rare that I have to open it for anything besides the pc since all the other systems are set to wake on input/LAN. Also if the PC is unlocked, the front door will open and stay open, scratching up my case door....

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

my computer club has a server cabinet and its a PITA to move its a big one too and it only has 3 servers in it and some other geek stuff

  • 54 months ago
  • -1 points

Nice cards, but I think you may have wanted to go for a Xeon E3 instead. I love AMD, don't get me wrong, but their FX is a bit outdated and you'll probably hit a pretty severe bottleneck.

Xeon E3 is essentially a $250 i7, without overclocking or Intel HD.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That's around what I was looking at for my next build, referenced in my comment to Overclockingfreak's post. A Dual Xeon SSI Board is what I was looking at. Only issue is I need to justify building such a machine haha. As much as I want to, I need to find a reason first. Also I haven't hit a bottleneck (yet) with my current software/games.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant a single E3, though... not the dual-socket LGA board, but a simple H97 mobo with a Xeon E3 so that you could get i7-level performance without the insane price.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, if it's meeting his needs right now, why spend the extra money for a Xeon?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't mean spending extra money. I meant getting a Xeon E3 for $250 instead and having an H97 MoBo. With Skylake around the corner, though, guess I spoke too soon :\

Of course, I misread the processor. I didn't realize it said 8350, which I somehow confused with 8320-E. That didn't really make sense with a $200 MoBo. You can probably get better performance out of that 390x with an i7, but an FX 8350 will do just fine.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheaper price point (If I went Intel I'd have to go with at least a 4770k because that's just how I operate haha), and a much better use of cores, especially when dealing with well over a dozen plugins loaded in a DAW.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Could,of gotten a Xeon 1231v3. It would whip the FX8 ***.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll make sure to keep you posted, mail from across the world isn't quick though. Hopefully the first one should be here tomorrow. I don't expect it too much different from the 270x's but Crossfire'd I expect the 8GB of memory will definitely help kick in some extra frames.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

ASUS Direct CUII 4GB 270x**