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3D Mark score: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/845970

This is my first full build on my own, it turned out quite nice IMO.

Would highly recommend all parts used in this build, especially the processor, graphics card and mobo.

Edit: Max load temp on CPU is on a 5GHz OC!* I dont know my stock max load temps, sorry.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks kick ***, perhaps more photos?

Very close to the build I should be starting shortly.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try perhaps tomorrow, my camera is out of battery at the moment. And your build looks like it will be very nice, good luck with it!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

What voltages are you running the 5GHz OC at? And also what load are those temps under, they're great! +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It runs around 1.35-1.4v for the 5GHz OC. The temps are under full load for 12 hours, and I have set custom fan RPM curves for the H80 fans via corsair link to be a lil' more aggressive. Needless to say the little H80 that could is a ******* monster at heart. XD

And thanks!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like you've done very well with that chip! I seem to need that voltage to get stable on 4.5GHz with much higher temps (albeit on a Hyper 212). & Ignore any 'Should have gone Intel' comments, the performance to price of an 8350 at 5Ghz is amazing! It's a great build and almost exactly what I'd do with the budget! :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again! Yeah I am sure impressed with the amount of firepower this FX8350 kicks out, and for only £140! I just sit back and laugh as my PC runs as smooth as butter, with a huge grin on my face when someone mentions 'shoulda' gone intel'.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah if you've got the cash, Intel is all well and good but you cannot beat AMD with value! Glad you're pleased with it!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

That overclock is very nice, nice build overall. You definitly deserve my +1!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Why thank you!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you like working with the 540 Air? Looks like it would be something interesting to build in, especially with that huge window.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

As this was my first full build, I cannot compare it to anything, however it was too freaking easy, there is soo much room in the back for cable management! The window is also nice, I like to show off my purposely red/back colour scheme. Would definitely recommend this case.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build. I think the cables could be slightly tidier but nothing to complain about really.

Does the case feel cheap at all? I'm considering switching to that from the R4 as I like how the case divides up and the amazing ability for airflow.

Is it silent? The R4 is barely audible so just trying to get a comparison on it

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Hate to tell you, coming from a silent PC like I did too, was not easy, its quite loud with the stock fans on stock RPM settings. However, the case definitely makes up for this in airflow performance and options. You can mount a plethora of radiators on this thing. Bare in mind my 52degrees temp was taken at max load after 12 hours running at 5GHz, same with the GPU, 12 hours overclocked only reached a max temp of 48degrees.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm willing to sacrifice some of the sound dampening for better airflow and case organization that comes with it haha

I'll be replacing the fans with Corsair SP120 MM fans so I'm thinking it will help with the noise as well. How many fans did you have? just the stock? How loud do you think it is exactly? can you compare it to something? haha

Sorry for the questions I'm considering buying it today after work!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I only have stock fans in mine, plus the two on my watercooler. Its about as loud as someone quietly humming... Maybe slightly louder? But those fans will definitely help alot I presume. I couldn't compare it with anything really, maybe the noise a small server makes?

But yeah, the sheer amount of options this case gives you surely makes up for it in my book.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya as long as it's not like a wind tunnel I don't see it being a problem

Is there a fan speed controller on the case? I don't remember seeing one off hand..

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

No there is not unfortunately :[

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

very well thought out and i love the color coordination. it's a tad expensive for an AMD system, but going red has its perks. do you have the memory at its advertised speed configuration?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Why thank you, and no I brought the speed down to 1600MHz to get some really aggressive timings on it. Seems to do the trick very nicely!

And while I appreciate for some, the price is a lil' much, IMO this is still a money well spent configuration.