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Through The Dark

by walkingdead431



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

43.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

53.0° C


So last year I got into the Retained Fire Brigade and to treat myself for the hard work I put into my training I build my first PC, which was a budget build using and Intel i3 processor and an AMD 7850.

I passed another year and so as I promised myself last year to build another new pc using the money I sold on the last one and savings from 4 months work, I spent a lot of time considering Intel again and the use of another but more powerful AMD GPU.

Through looking at this site and also some influence form The Tek Syndicate I read/watched reviews of the FX 8350 and decided to gamble on that instead. Keeping a close eye on the popular GPU's on Pc Part Picker I had also bought the GTX 770 at a good deal.

My build is base on a Gold/Black colour configuration and using white silent fans around the build (also to note all fans are 140mm apart from the cup cooler) The parts used in the build came out to look a lot better than I had first thought they would and this shows well in the photos (Quality photos to be added)

My Display... well I had build this rig for 1080p gaming but I at the moment have a 1366 x 768 monitor. Christmas is coming and i couldn't just think of myself at this time of year so money has to be save around other things, hopefully I have been a good boy this year and will have one by the end of the year.

All games are set to high settings and when I have some more time I will put benchmarks up, but saying that just ask for fps I will be able to detail that in the description if you have a game in mind. http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7631105 . NEW slightly overclocked GPU http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7640918

Just to let everyone know I will continue to edit this informations.



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JoeyThePCNoob 2 Builds 14 points 48 months ago

When I saw the second picture, I was like oh god, wheres the cooler. You would be surprised how many people ask if they need a cpu cooler. anyways nice build. +1

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 5 points 48 months ago

Thank you, unfortunately the Arctic silver thermal paste was late in the post, I had continued to complete the build anyway.

lachrymal 2 points 47 months ago

Have you owned a cpu cooler before this build? Just curious to get an opinion on the noise level of your cpu fan, because it has a strong cfm.

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

No this was my first time installing a after market cooler, I watched many reviews and this keep as cool as a corsair h100i and is a lot cheaper, I really went for the cosmetic look of it also. Sound wise its whisper quiet and sometimes I will walk away and forget that I left the pc on.

RazerFanboyyy 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Was this built mean't for gaming? And if it was, may I ask, how we'll does it handle games? I'm looking for a pc like this For gaming.

nerdymosh 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Just a guess but I'm sure it handles evreything on Maxed 1080p Easy

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

Yes the build in mind was planed for 1080p gaming.

TheCanadianGamer16 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

well, ive got an i5 3570K OC'd to 4.4Ghz, and an HD7970 (same performance of the 770) and AC4 EATS my pc, idk if its bad optimization on Ubisofts part, but for BF3/BF4 Crysis 3, etc it runs everything maxed at 1920x1200 i tried Just Cause 2 at 3840x1024, and it got a steady 60fps at max settings and every so often dropping down to 30fps, so if you go with the 8350, get a 240mm all in one liquid cooler and you can OC it to 5Ghz, or go the intel route with an i5 3570K/4670K and you can run it on air @4.4 to 4.6Ghz and either get the GTX770, or the Radeon R9 280X and your golden.

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walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

Yes meant for gaming, but I bought the 2T HDD for extra space for media storage also e.g. music.

I'l have some benchmarks up soon, I'm just a bit busy with work this week.

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xBlood_Monkey 10 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

Very nice build. I love that cooler.

The only thing I would do would be to move your SSD and HDD to the lower drive cage so you can remove the top one to allow for better airflow.

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

Yes I had planed on taking out the middle shelf to allow better air flow, but in doing that I had to add another SATA power cable to reach the the DVD drive, so I just moved everything to the top as not to have more cables.

sqielyr 1 point 48 months ago

That's a pretty smexy build you have there. Does it perform as well as it looks?

Smk54 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I have used same MoBo and CPU on a build and am very happy with both. I have a build with Intel i7 CPU which is awesome, but I have been very satisfied using less expensive AMDs in my last four builds. I'm getting ready to build a new rig and am using the 9350 again.

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I'm really glad to hear that comment, I have been considering the next build with an i7 CPU but I wondered if I would really need an upgrade until later on this year. I see no performance issues at this moment with my rig and now getting into streaming its working as I had anticipated.

CoryTEO 1 point 34 months ago

Whats the temps on the CPU? I have the same cooler and CPU so I'm just interested.

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I'm sitting on 34c sitting on idle. I had removed the cpu cooler last month to clean it. what are your readings?

CoryTEO 1 point 34 months ago

Im getting 28c on idle and 43 load. While overclocked to 4.5. I did happened to remove the stock fan and added another on other side for cosmetics. AF120 Quiet Editions two pack is the fans i choose for it.

Crafted-louis 1 point 29 months ago

Im thinking of getting this monitor to go with a 970 what do you think of the monitor for everthing (gaming photoshop schoolwork) Should i gop witha cheaper option

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I would avoid this monitor for photoshop or anything really as the colours are horrible, I have read many fourms and attempted many times to get the best out of the colour scheme and nothing really works. It has fantastic 144 mhz refresh rate and that's all, the price was totally not worth it, get a cheap monitor and avoid BenQ.

I hope i was not too late in replayingf to you.

Crafted-louis 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks it wasnt to late

Squidmageddon 1 point 18 months ago

Hi, I'm just seeing your build for the first time now. I've got a few questions.

  1. How has the Sabertooth been holding up? I've heard both great and rather unsettling things about it. I'm looking to purchase one as a replacement for my old Mobo. I can't afford to switch over to an Intel CPU, and this is seemingly one of the best/most durable Mobos available for FX Series CPUs.

  2. Does Windows 10 make good use of all 8 cores of an FX 83XX (in my case, it's an 8370)? Thanks.

walkingdead431 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Hello apologies for 5 months late reply, I have nothing but positive things to say about this mobo, it's really durable as you have said and my processor dose take advantage of all cores when needed, if your still interested and haven't upgraded your mobo I'm willing to give test bench marks if your interested but youl have to let me know what progams to do the tests with. Marcel

m00f 6 Builds -9 points 48 months ago

Good build, but, if I may ask why did you choose an AMD chip over an Intel one?

n9l0 8 points 48 months ago

AMD Chips are more budget friendly and Windows 8 does take advantage of AMDs 8 core processors. I would've gone with a FX-8320 IMO.