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I hindsight I could have went with a better cooling system than the sock system, the stock system keeps her on the high side of cool. I now plan to get a rad and 2 extra fans which will be able to get it to a temp that I would be comfortable with. As far as performance is concerned it runs great, i would recommend getting 2x4GB RAM.

I notice that the CPU max clock rate was 3.8 which worries me a bit that the MB might be overclocking on its own.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 5 points

I really like this build, thanks for the set up! I don't know why everyone is giving you negative rep for this..

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  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

Please upload inside pics, a description and title! That way it'll get some attention and won't just be another boring no name :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The pics of the interior are up now

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Build could be more balanced, should consider upgrading that gpu..

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on doing that early next year, what do you recommend?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd consider a 7950/270x atm they are great value. What time next year do you think you'll upgrade?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Late January early February

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully prices will drop even further by then, I'd also recommend getting a cpu cooler to overclock that 8320. A CM hyper 212 is great for the money.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Ill check it out

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

why the hell are they down voting this?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised no one else said this yet...

Your PSU is upside down. You want the fan pulling in air through the bottom of the case.

EDIT: Also, clean up that cabling.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless the PC sits on top of carpet.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I built a cheap, small raised platform out of an oak board and some stain/poly I had lying around to keep my PC off the carpet.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Another option if you aren't handy with building, or don't have time. Go to a tile store and pick up 2 12x12 tiles (or enough to cover the length of the case) and use those as the base.

Though plgdg's idea will look nicer, especially if you match trim stains.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm shaking my head. and wishing you had posted what you want ahead of time.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I would take out the "8 cores" part in your title. It doesn't mean much (if anything) and all it does is invite downvotes because people will think you don't know what you're doing :/

  • 77 months ago
  • 7 points

I don't know what I'm doing.

  • 77 months ago
  • 6 points
  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Your CPU Temperature Under Load scary me a little. My 8350 doesn't go higher then 54c most of the time.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the case, does it have room?

  • 77 months ago
  • -2 points

Why get a 970 mobo with a 8320 stock cooler? You can't really overclock with a stock cooler. Also, why get the 2GB version of the 7750? Then again, why get a 8320 in the first place? Since you almost never will use all 8 cores, you could've just gotten a 6300 with a CM Hyper 212 Evo that performs better than a 8320 that you can barely overclock.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

No gaming-tier GPU will ever bottleneck a modern CPU in gaming. Games aren't anywhere near that CPU heavy.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

He's right about how the guys spent his money, but not about the GPU bottlenecking the CPU for gaming.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand how bottlenecking works.

Of course the GPU is holding him back. If you've got 8 gigs of RAM and anything at or above an FX-6300, the GPU will always be the weakest component for gaming. You'll see some increases with a CPU upgrade, but not nearly the amount compared to a GPU upgrade of the same cost.

That doesn't mean the GPU is bottlenecking the CPU. That would imply that the CPU has potential that the weak GPU is not allowing it to perform. And for gaming, that isn't the case at all.

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