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I built this machine after my laptop gave out. I've never used an AMD processor before, but I've heard and seen great benchmarks of it when it comes to streaming video games, which is something I enjoy doing! The case I was recommended was the Cooler Master HAF XB. Now, I think it's a great, compact case, with amazing airflow! BUT! Once the motherboard/CPU/cooling loop is installed, it's damn near impossible to connect anything to the PSU, which is UNDER the mother board plate. That is the only concern I have about this. More benchmarks will be coming soon!
-Intel SSD's are running in RAID 0 -CPU is using the stock/preset 4.4 OC. The highest I was able to crank it to was 4.9 GHz, running stable on prime95 at 61 degrees C.
Video of adding UV Dye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzOUB8gZKeA
Temperature Under Load Measured by using Prime95
PassMark Rating: 3483.3
PassMark(TM) PerformanceTest 7.0 Evaluation Version (http://www.passmark.com) Results generated on: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Test Name: This Computer CPU - Integer Math: 8744.8 CPU - Floating Point Math: 7077.4 CPU - Find Prime Numbers: 3584.0 CPU - SSE: 36.4 CPU - Compression: 14235.5 CPU - Encryption: 38.0 CPU - Physics: 641.7 CPU - String Sorting: 8084.6 Graphics 2D - Solid Vectors: 1.9 Graphics 2D - Transparent Vectors: 1.9 Graphics 2D - Complex Vectors: 111.5 Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text: 198.8 Graphics 2D - Windows Interface: 100.8 Graphics 2D - Image Filters: 327.7 Graphics 2D - Image Rendering: 714.4 Graphics 3D - Simple: 3589.2 Graphics 3D - Medium: 2161.2 Graphics 3D - Complex: 71.5 Graphics 3D - DirectX 10: 74.7 Memory - Allocate Small Block: 3694.0 Memory - Read Cached: 2224.2 Memory - Read Uncached: 2060.8 Memory - Write: 1409.6 Memory - Large RAM: 8261.4 Disk - Sequential Read: 838.9 Disk - Sequential Write: 306.9 Disk - Random Seek + RW: 554.3 CPU Mark: 16428.4 2D Graphics Mark: 417.2 Memory Mark: 2663.2 Disk Mark: 6148.2 3D Graphics Mark: 3943.4 PassMark Rating: 3483.3
System information: This Computer CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD Number of CPU: 1 Cores per CPU: 8 CPU Type: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core CPU Speed: 4336.1 MHz Cache size: 2048KB O/S: Windows 8 (64-bit) Total RAM: 16218.0 MB. Available RAM: 13768.7 MB. Video settings: 1920x1080x32 Video driver: DESCRIPTION: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 MANUFACTURER: NVIDIA BIOS: Version 80.4.c3.0.2 DATE: 9-12-2013 Drive Letter: C Total Disk Space: 221.3 GBytes Cluster Size: 4.0 KBytes File system: NTFS