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CPU I went with the Intel Xeon 1231v3 since I don't plan on overclocking. Maxes at 3.7Ghz. Fits all my needs for now. I need an aftermarket heatsink cause you might have seen the unholy 71 degrees Celsius I got after using Firestrike.

Motherboard I cheaped out on the motherboard and I regret it instantly. I had a PCI express dongle that was blocked by the graphics card and I was assed out since it didn't have anymore slots. I also need a USB 3.0 extension to use. It also didn't come with enough SATA cables, but it does it's job.

RAM It's RAM.

Storage I went with an A-Data for my OS and it boots pretty fast. It doesn't want to completely screw into the mount, but I can't complain. I also have a 1TB HDD. It isn't very loud and gets the job done.

Video Card I initially wanted to go with the Gigabyte R9 390, but the MSI R9 390 was the only one left in stock. It does everything I like to play so no complaints. After Firestrike the temps shot up 20 degrees Celsius so I need more case fans. It's kinda big and blocked the PCI express port on my small mobo.

Case The case had spots for cable management but the back was kind of small. It's seems durable and has a nice finish so it seems like a good solid case to me.

Power Supply It's power. Isn't very loud.

Optical Drive It reads CDs.

Operation System I went with Windows 10 which is a lot less obnoxious than Windows 8. I had difficulty installing the OS and was told to get a refund, but I figured out the issue was that I was using the wrong version of Windows

Wireless Network Adapter As mentioned earlier my PCI express port was blocked so I couldn't use a Network adapter. I bought a USB one from my local Kmart and it gets me my usual 5mb/s download speed.

Monitor Thin and looks good but on the outdated side. I plan to upgrade soon.

Keyboard I had a stuck key that i had to fix, but as of now the keyboard and mouse work perfectly fine.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Xeon

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome. . . . . . .

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

any particular reason why? I don't understand the difference in preference.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Works like i7 but without iGPU and cheaper

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome, thank you

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You do realize your temps are perfectly normal and acceptable right? Especially if you don't plan on overclocking.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Cooler is better and quiter,

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

True but his temps are fully within operating range, generally you may want to get cautious around 80 but 71 during firestrike seems pretty safe although yes it must be pretty loud. I personally run at <35 constantly so I may not be the best judge on these matters.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No I did not. I read somewhere that 60 celcius was the best for prolonged use. But if i'm wrong, i'm wrong.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, I like seeing Xeon builds! :-)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice ..

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

what are your firestrike results?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks good! Yeah those Radeon cards are massive. I thought my 380 was big but that 390 looks even bigger!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you try overclocking the monitor and tell me your results I can't find anyone else who has tried

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