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My First PC

by dtseery



Date Published

Jan. 26, 2016

Date Built

Jan. 8, 2016

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

52.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C


This was a bit overkill of a build for a first one but in the end it worked out ok. Also please don't suggest different parts, this is what I went with deal with it. Lastly, this PC was design for Gaming,Streaming,Video editing, and other things related to gaming and video.

CPU: AMD FX-9590 This cpu works very well, but you need to change the voltage of the cpu down to 1.375 otherwise it will overheat. Also this cpu makes a good room heater this winter I used it to warm my feet(I live very far up north). Update: Cpu does not need the voltage turned down because I got a high powered water cooler

Cpu Upgrade 1: I7-5820k I upgraded my cpu as I was using my pc for video rendering really often and I found a cheap 5820k for only $300 so I had to Jump on it.

OLD Cpu Cooler: Cooler Master 212 EVO It's not that this is a bad cooler actually quite the opposite but it cannot deal with the pure heat of the 9590 so in the future I am going to get a water cooler. Another side note, I thought this cooler would be smaller but It doesn't really matter because it still fits in my case.

Cpu Cooler update 1: Corsair H100i GTX I had the money so I bought one of the best water coolers on the market and it works very well keeping my cpu at 37 degrees Celcius at Idle

Motherboard: AsRock 970 Performance This is a really good motherboard for the other products I got I suggest it if you go with my build or similar (cpu: 8xxx series or 9xxx series gpu: R9 Series) not much else I can say about it but it gets the work done.

Motherboard Update 1: I also found this motherboard and ram combo for around $200($130 for motherboard) The motherboard seemed to have all the features I needed as well as allowed for some nice overclocking.

Memory: Patriot (2x8) 16gb DDr3-1600 I have not much to say about this except it works and at the time it was the cheapest on the market for everything from video processing to running both a server and a game on the same computer (2x8)16gbs

Memory Update 1: Now that I have a 5820k I needed to pair some DDR4 memory and this kit came with the motherboard combo(about $70) and is blue which is more or less my pc build color now, but if I ever do a build in the future it's going to be purple.

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-series 250gb SSD, 2x Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200rpm I got the ssd because it was the cheapest 250-256gb on the market at the time and I got the 1tb hard drives because I had one lying around and the other one is a backup because I usually need another hard drive.

GPU(graphics card): Gigabyte r9 390 SOC The Main reason I got this card is it was the only less than 9.5" r9 390 if your getting a different case than me except same components I would go with the MSI or Sapphire one.

OLD* Case: DIYPC Solo-t1-R mid-tower The reason I got this was because it was the most compatible, the cheapest, and pretty cool looking all at the same time so that's the only real reason I got it

Case Update 1: DIYPC Gamemax-W ATX Full Tower I Got This Case For Future updates as this is my main system and I'll soon be upgrading it many times over

Power Supply: Rosewill 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Rosewill is one of the cheapest power supply manufacturers therefore I got a power supply from them also most people said to use a 1000W power supply with the 9590 but PCPartPicker said otherwise so i saved a few bucks and got an 850W and That's the gist of it.

Windows 7 was my choice but you could go with any other operating system

New Monitor: Old Monitor Did not look good so I went with the cheapest freesync monitor and This one works very well never Choppy and good for FPS as 1ms response time

keyboard and mouse: you could choose any that you wanted but I went with these

keyboard and mouse update: I was playing quite a bit of CS:GO so I decided I needed a better mouse and most people suggested the g303 over the g302 and I wasn't going to spend more than $40 on a new mouse so I bought a g303 on ebay. I got this thermaltake challenger keyboard because I wanted a backlit keyboard that backlit purple and this one does it really well.

Headset. excellent headset but now they have one with RGB lighting (g633) you can get but all around just for a headset these are really the best around for people who want 7.1 surround and you don't look at your headset while it's on your head now do you?

All around this was a pretty great build, I understand if no one else does it but it was a very fun first build. (if I ever do another build it wouldn't probably be primarly AMD for cpu and gpu)

Game Benchmarks (Although I haven't many mainstream games): OLD

7 Days to Die(Ultra Settings) : Min: 44 Max: 230 Avg: 60.4432

CS:GO!(Max Settings): Min: 114 Max: 214 Avg: 164.154

Elite: Dangerous: Min: 41 Max: 207 Avg: 120.768

Minecraft: Min: 20 Max: 1310 Avg: 146.629


Video Rendering (4k): fx-9590 1min = 18.4 seconds in video 5820k 1min = 53.2 seconds in video

Fire Strike Score: www.3dmark.com/3dm/11109144

(I Would test Dark Souls and Skyrim but it seems they both have frame caps)

Future Plans: I Plan to buy the flagship AMD Polaris GPU in the near future when one is released.

Part Reviews


Renders 4k 30 fps at slightly less than the record time.

CPU Cooler

It can keep the 9590(one of the hottest CPUs) at less than 50 degrees so it works very well and I suggest it if you want to overclock or are getting a 9000 FX series cpu


Slightly too big, but has all the features needed including support for crossfire/sli.


Nice Cheap Blue LED memory


Not always the quietest but goes pretty fast

Video Card

Runs cool enough works well enough get the job done


Good Case for ATX motherboards. also good for air flow. Not the best for cable management, but I don't really care.

Power Supply

cheapest 850 fully-modular power supply


real cheap Freesync monitor.

Comments Sorted by:

fn230 10 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

LOL, someone actually using an FX-9590 for a heater. I dig this so much. XD

Nice build, by the way; you chose well for the parts. It's unusual to see that CPU air-cooled, but undervolting it seems to have worked out for you.

KaiserSenpai 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Air cooling this CPU is a no no in my opinion.

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KaiserSenpai 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I'm using a H80iGT, keeps my 9590 pretty cool.

BlankText 2 points 33 months ago

That's a funny use of that AMD FX-9590

mb67 5 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build. I have to chuckle at the keyboard because I've got one of those but with the built-in CAC reader so I can work from home on occasion. :-)

tiny_voices 3 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Hmm, I might recommend a better case in the near future. With your current setup you are blowing hot air into a PSU with known heat problems.

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Recently Done.

SavageBoogie 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Why would you want games to run at 120+ fps when your monitor is 60hz?

Sk8ratt0115 1 point 29 months ago

Head room. I play Fallout 4 on high-ultra settings and get 60 fps for the most part but in some places like Diamond City, Coverga Assembly Plant, ect. my fps will dip down into the 50s and even mid 40s sometimes. Its nice to have headroom so if one area is more taxing than the last you have plenty of frames to spare.

sniperpro 1 point 33 months ago

awsome build, and you have plenty of wattage to crossfire

Kyle2374 1 point 33 months ago

Your monitor can only display 60fps and lower...and that's not a good psu...

But looks like a solid build!

eeem1214 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Amd cards are actually becoming more optimized there was a video release of what the video taker claims is a 480 and it uses less power than a 950 underload playing battlefront 3

They had it limited to 60FPS so no sneek peaks of performance

KaiserSenpai 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

An 9590 user!! Nice to see more around.

I recently made my first build, we have the same CPU & GPU. :)

+1, Game on!

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

An elusive FX-9590! Wonderful. Also, get a better cooler please.

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Indeed I will be getting a better cooler first then Monitor then graphics card

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I suggest something from Noctua, like the DH-14. Or an Enermax, Fractal, or Cooler Master AIO water cooler.

AyyMDMasterRace 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Everyone forgets the Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER, which is better than them all.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Aren't thermalright coolers only available in Europe? I'm in the US.

AyyMDMasterRace 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Nope, they're available here in the USA.

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Just wanted to say that you can only see 60 fps on that monitor

chris219219 1 point 30 months ago

Oh, and the monitor is 25ms response time...

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Little late to the party, aren't you! True, but the response time contributes more to motion blur than actual frames displayed.

chris219219 1 point 30 months ago

Oh, I knew that. (not)

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Lol, I Never Got the monitor I Rather Went for a Cheap Free-sync Monitor

stisaac 1 point 32 months ago

Another reason your cpu could be heating up so much is cuz your cpu coolers intake is right above your gpu....

theNeybor 1 point 32 months ago

By the way, a single 2TB Barracuda would have cost you 25 dollars less.

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

"I had one lying around"

theNeybor 1 point 32 months ago

Oh, ok. Makes sense, great build.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Seagate drives have a 30% 3 year failure rate. They are pretty bad, some people I know that have trusted Seagate with their data have been let down after only a few months.

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

I have 2 from 2011 Neither Has Failed

AyyMDMasterRace 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

That CPU and motherboard is the perfect combo for a space heater. Also, replace that motherboard. It's **** and not meant for such unnecessarily high power CPUs like the 9590.

See here

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Computer = > 700 watt thermal dissipation (in this case about 550 watt) SMALL room space heater <2000 watt

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Lol, I even Got A stable overclock to around 5.4Ghz and 1.525V And the Mobo was fine; Temps in the Summer hovered around 60C, but I chose to keep it at stock because I don't like to Overclock and for these 8 months I've had it, it's never been that bad of a board. Although... 1 of the PCIe Lanes Broke recently, this is why I plan to upgrade to a 6700k with a different board in the near future and will be selling my cpu+mobo to my friend.

theNeybor 0 points 33 months ago

Why would you use an FX 9590?

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

mostly because it's the highest clocked AMD processor and I despise overclocking but also to heat my room which only has one heat vent

theNeybor 1 point 33 months ago

Wow... Great response bro. Nice build!

stisaac 1 point 32 months ago

Yeah, i would ask that question of anyone else who went with this set up, but if you want a space heater, then this is definitely the way to go.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

9590's actually aren't as bad about heat as they are cracked up to be. They have about the same heat output as a 5960x with a light overvolt to about 1.1 vcore. Look at the temps this guy has with the H100i GTX. Granted, the Bulldozer architecture is wildly inefficient, but there is less physical silicon in the 9590.

stisaac 1 point 30 months ago

cool, yeah..... AMD needs some new competitive cpu's :)

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Sure do, zen should really help.

dtseery submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

lol I was suprise when I plugged This H100i in and it ran at 800 fan RPM but still cooled the CPU fine

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