Description

For now this pc is for gaming but I plan on using it for an audio recording rig.

Lots of the parts I picked up here and there on sale so they've been sitting around for awhile. The SSD and HDD I bought on sale but never used. The Bluray drive was bought for my HTPC but never used it (when I realized you needed pricey Blu-ray software to play BDs). Memory is priced decently right now so I went 16GB for audio recording purposes. The video card was pulled from another machine.

I was initially going with the FX-8350 until I found this FX-8370e on ebay for a decent price and recalled reading some interesting things about this CPU in some forums...I may tinker more with the overclocking...I have been running it @ 3.8 GHz and its very stable.

I honestly choose the mobo for its looks and the price recently dropped on newegg.

Again, I honestly just wanted to try liquid cooling system and felt the price was right for the H60 despite the so-so reviews I've read. Runs fine...pretty quiet...and the installation (on the AMD chips at least) is so freakin' easy.

The build was very quick...no hassles or headaches...the Corsair Spec-02 case was very easy to work with.

Part Reviews

Case

This case would of been perfect had it been able to comfortably fit the Corsair H60. I did get it in but the side panel does not close flushly and the top thumb screw does line up with the hole now. Other than that, lots of room, easy cable management and I like the way it looks.

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Great cable work! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

correct me if i'm wrong but can't you just use vlc media player to play blu rays? i know ive used it to play blu rays that are saved on my hard drive without any problems. nice build by the way, what games do you play?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I read a work-around to get VLC to play blurays but didnt have any luck. I'm a pretty casual gamer, never a fan of FPS games. I like the 3rd person games like the Arkham series, Assassins Creed and Tomb Raider. Been slow playiing Dragon Age Inqusition for months now.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh okay, well have fun with your new system! that 280 should give you great frames in those games!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the Advantage of the 8370E over 8350?