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This was built to deliver 60fps at 1080 on ultra settings, and it does just that. While costs could have been cut in some areas, like namely the psu and extra 8 gigs of ram, I was set on it being an AMD build. I am in a position where upgrading this machine won't be necessary, this was built to get me by until I do a 4k build. The gpu is overclocked to 1120MHz and the cpu is at 4GHz now. The LEPA cooler works well, keeping it at about 36c under load. I run the gpu fans at 75% full time keeping the gpu around 35-45c under load. Long story short, this rig does EXACTLY what it was intended for, and does it really, really well. The case was an absolute pleasure to work in and cable management was a breeze. I am sure I will be doing future builds in Phanteks cases and I strongly recommend them for people on a budget.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

+1, Nice build. I don't think the 16g of ram is overkill. But were you just trying to fill all the slots instead of just 2 x 8gbs of ram?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

lol That is exactly why I went that route.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Should i be waiting for its desolation? :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

To complete the Smaug theme, you should have the case gold-plated. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL Dammit, I could have gone with the ASUS 990fx sabretooth motherboard had I thought of that! TBH the name Smaug was put in place after 10 unproductive brainstorming minutes. I couldn't come up with any cool dragon names. Perhaps a true Smaug build down the road, complete with full case mod, is in order.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Plasti-dip to the rescue!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build wish you had got a better cpu like the 8350 or 9590 for not much more

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

8350 is the same as 8320 just a higher clock. He has his at 4ghz so its the same but he saved some money.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically. Really the only difference with the FX processors is they are binned and have higher multipliers unlocked. I would have this pushed to 4.6, however this mobo doesn't have 8 phase power and I have no desire to roast hotdogs over my computer in my livingroom.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i have mine at 4 too. Haven't really felt a need to go higher although mine maxes around 52 C on a hyper 212 evo in prime95 so i guess I have a little headroom.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't bother pushing it with your mobo. All of the research I did on the 990fx and the 970 version said the most you want to push it is 4.4ish. I bricked the first mobo(ASrock 990fx Killer) during the build(upside down cpu power connector) and really have no desire to brick this one too. lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah maybe in a few years when i build another ill see how hard I can push this one. Its my only computer now and i rely heavily on it for school work and such so i can't really afford the risk. Its by far the fastest computer I've ever owned, so im fine with it as it is.

  • 47 months ago
  • -2 points

i have the 8320 and its s h i t just saying

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

WTF are you trying to do with it? I game, that's it. It is the perfect processor for what this build is intended for. The only time it's shortcomings even show, is benchmarking. Coming out and just simply saying something is $#!t with out a single argument to back up what you are saying is foolish. Is this processor viable for 4k gaming? **** no, but when you get down to it, it is the performance per dollar king of 1080 @60 frames. I would get what, a 2-4 framerate increase by going with an Intel 4790? I game on a 1080 60 hz panel. Anything above 60 frames is wasted. I don't think you know what you are talking about.

  • 37 months ago
  • -1 points

actually my CPU is very bottleneck the amd fx 8320 and my $60 motherboard are very bad my graphics card gets 55 fps in battlefield 1 on med settings i looked up a benchmark and i should be getting 100fps on max settings so yea it kinda is **** at the moment and yea its still good compared to a walmart pc but its just not getting all its performance

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No it isn't. I encourage you to go watch the Jayz2cents video where he goes over bottlenecking. He actually has 2, with one being an AMD chip against an Intel chip. there was a 2 frame difference in GPU heavy games and a 5 fps drop in CPU heavy games. I recently upgraded to an RX 480 and NEVER drop below 60 frames at Ultra settings in BF1. I have a 60mHz panel so I have the fps limiter set at 60. Also, a motherboard shouldn't bottleneck you. The only differences between a cheap mobo and expensive one are overclocking ability, part quality, lan speed, audio quality, pci-e slots, ram slots, sata slots, and usb slots. None of those have anything to do with framerate

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No point to it. For what I use it for(gaming at 1080 60fps) the 8320 is perfect. The cpu's you listed are much better, but in my case it would have been a waste.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

im not even sure why Amd released the 9370 and 9590, 220 at stock , I mean the amount you have to spend to get a mobo and cooler to handle it is insane, 8320 is the tippy top of Amd right now anything over it is a waste if money ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically. Granted I would gain more fps by going with those chips, because they are binned, but it would have been a huge waste of $ as I was shooting for 60fps on all ultra settings. This does that. The division runs at a 57 fps average for me. I am guessing there will be some optimization in the next Crimson update for it, and I pull 59 fps on the Shadows of Mordor bench with everything at ultra.(I think. I haven't run it in a while) It is still possible to save almost $200 of this build and not lose performance. So basically for $800 you can build an amazing computer because of the affordability of AMD products

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't your build have an 850 P2 listed instead of the G2 version? Haha just a curiosity, I like the AMD'ness of this build, +1!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering when someone would catch that. Yes, I need to change it. Good catch!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man, perfect 1080 budget setup, I love the Amd underdog myself! 1440 is just another r9 380 away ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I am actually saving for a 4k build now. Hoping to order most of it on Black Friday/Cyber Monday of this year. I will probably turn this into an htpc at that point.