Description

Pup Shepard's Editing and Gaming Machine

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition 4.0 Ghz (4.2 Ghz Turbo)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 240-Pin DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) SDRAM 16GB (4 x 4GB)

GPU: GeForce GTX 980ti

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX TX Series 650W

Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3

SSD 0: 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO

NIC: 10 Gigibit Mellanox Connectx 2 SFP

HDD 1: 1.0 TB

HDD 2: 2.0 TB

HDD 3: 2.0 TB

HDD 4: 2.0 TB

HDD 5: 3.0 TB

Audio: Asus Xonar D1

Optical Drive: LG Black Blu-Ray OEM Burnner WH14NS40

Mouse & Keyboard: CMStorm Red Eddition

Headset: Sennheiser HD 380 pro

Like if you like, or hate if you don't. Comment bellow if your feelings are more complicated than that. You can find me on our Youtube channel at Simple Silicon, links down bellow. Final note, If you want to see more build pictures and cool stuff leave a comment, I do read them. As always as always thanks for reading.

Check out my channel Simple Silicon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsmn2pH2xq7TBhwlwriHi0Q

Please feel free to check out my 10 Gigabit 24/14 TB network attached storage: https://youtu.be/YIvneZbiKYw

Part Reviews

CPU

I love this CPU! I did manage to get it to 5Ghz but not entirely stable. Though for this system leaving it at stock (4.0Ghz) is plenty fine for my needs. The performance increase from my AMD Phenom II X4 975 BE 4.2GHz OC (stock is 3.2 Ghz) is amazing. Going from a quad core to an octa core processor grants a huge improvement. I recommend this CPU for anyone. It is a fierce competitor to Intel in the same price point.

CPU Cooler

Great product, no issues, I did get a defective one but I was able to get it replaced and I have had no issues. Keeps my CPU a comfortable 32c at idle, Under load it stays cool at a nice 35c-40c.

Motherboard

Love the layout and features of the board. I do wish the CPU power connectors where placed closer to the right edge for better wire management. Other than that Its a great board and I recommend it to anyone who is wanting to do an AMD build.

Memory

Very nice and fast ram. I have had this ream for quite a while now and I have never had an issue with it.

Storage

Works well, I have no complaints.

Storage

Works well, not too many issues yet. Mostly use it for date storage

Storage

Works well, not too many issues yet. Mostly use it for date storage

Storage

Works well, not too many issues yet. Mostly use it for date storage

Video Card

Amazing card, does everything I need it too. I need to upgrade the platform to an Intel Skylake to feel the full performance but right now I have it paired with an FX-8350. It still performs admirably.

Power Supply

As always Corsair makes exceptional power supply's. The Corsair 650w is no different. This PSU is an original part for my system has been delivering power to it for a little over four years now. I have not had any issues with this PSU.

Operating System

Works well once telemetry services are disabled.

Sound Card

I am an audiophile and I love this card. I would love to upgrade it, but for my current sound setup this does the job. Not only is it good for my music but for my games nothing but 5.1 will do. This card ships with support for all the latest Dolby technolgoes as well as DTS. This card can output 7.1 over analog and 5.1 over SPDIF using Dolby's Digital Live technology.

Monitor

Works great as a photo and video editing monitor. Hits the sweet spot for price to performance ratio when I picked this up on sale. Hardly any back light bled. Great for games as well. Has a crisp 117ppi making text really clear to read.

Keyboard

Cooler Master always makes nice gear. I love the back lit keys making gaming in the dark a breeze.

Mouse

Works wonders, is quit reliable without the flair.

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

with all that memory it does bring up some suspicion...........that your a steam gamer!

hows that amd proccessor overclocked goin? heard no1 has a problem with it.

1+ for awesome build.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy crap, that's a lot of storage!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, fellow multimedia producer here! I came over from your NAS build and was wondering what your storage solution configuration looks like, since I'm setting aside to create my own. Here is what I am planning:

Storage Items Storage Medium Total Size (GB) Usable Size (GB)
Operating System/Apps 01 - PCIe SSD 128
Adobe Suite+More Apps 02 - SSD 500
Working Directory/Scratch Disk 03 - SSD 120
Personal Docs & FX Archive 04 - HDD 1000
Exports and Project Archive 05 - External DAS (RAID 1 - 2x3TB) 6000 3000
Offsite Backups of All the Things 05 - NAS Device (RAID 1 - 2x6TB) 12000 6000
Total Usable Storage 10748
  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

In freenas I have set up my hard drives in raidz2. With the six four terabyte hard drives I end up with about fourteen usable terabytes of storage. I use a usb portable hdd for the operating system. I use two 32g usb 3 flash drives for as cache. Within freenas I use one dataset to contain all my data. Finally I have two shares using smb and nfs. smb I connect to my windows box and nfs to my linux box. My linux box holds my plex server. As for my windows box, I edit my videos directly off off the nas using the 10gig sfp connector over the smb protocol.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This is indeed an interesting setup, thank you for your feedback! Could you run a benchmark for your drives? It would really help get a better idea as to how your system is running in its current configuration :)

Thanks in advance!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I did a bench mark in this video comparing the 10gib connection to my NAS vs the 1gib connection. https://youtu.be/lpSVhHiwsEs

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thanks, but in the video it seems you are testing your network transfer speeds, whereas I'm talking about the physical read/write latencies of all of your drives.

Its clear in the video though that you are only reaching 1.8Gbps read speed over a 10G ethernet interface.

Your source seems to have been one of the cache USB drives you have, which has a theoretical interface speed of 5Gbps for USB 3.0. But, then taking into consideration the read speed of the source drive we can see that your bottleneck is most probably that. You seem to be using something like a SanDisk Extreme 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive that has a 245MBps read speed rating which correlates to the transfer speed in the video.

If possible, have you tried copying from the HDD or SSD to the external drive over the network? Do you get better or slower results?

Any info is appreciated, as I am very interested to see if I can learn anything before I jump into making my own storage configuration. Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

you may watch our video on file transfer across many mediums here: https://youtu.be/SYawRYkM5No?t=45s this may better answer some of your questions.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This seems like it would bottleneck a 980ti quite a bit, but I haven't used an 8350 personally so I won't question it.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the Barracuda drives holding up for you months later?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't write to it much. Just storage. I really only read. It has held up fine.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG!!! sorry i cringe when there is bad cable management. REEEEEE

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

wait, what? Your page says it has a 980 ti but your pic shows a 1080 ti?

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Why do you have a 980ti when you have an amd 8350?! Your gonna experience some sort of bottle necking...

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

As a gaming computer the FX-8350 fulfills this purpose without issue. It also works well for rendering videos in Adobe Premiere without terrible performance. The amount of bottle necking occurred is not severe enough to justify the cost of upgrading the entire platform, i.e. the motherboard, RAM, and CPU.

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

lol, just watchin an old techtalk, an surfing pcpp.. and woah there! Nice build man GG

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you