Finished the build on 3/18/2016. Been great so far. Haven't had time to start gaming, but will soon. I can't wait to really get things rolling with this.
I saw a video that had GTX 960's AKIMBO beating a 970 in 50% of games in FPS. So what you got is better than you think. Stick with that combo and enjoy.
Good balanced build. Congrats on finding the best SLI combo anywhere. Maxwell Architecture and Drivers a PLUS. Rock it!
This should be a featured build - I don't think anybody understands what power Twin Turbo 960's bring to the table.
Thanks you so much for your very positive comment. As you can see, I'm getting a lot of negativity for not going Intel and a gtx 970 or 980. I did my build just the way I wanted it. And it has the capability of doing everything I want it to do.
Don't worry about other people's opinions. Your rig obviously plays good and fast and you enjoy it. How could you ask for anything more? Enjoy and +1 2U :)
Of course the first comment i see on this is hating on amd. Great rig! +1
They are always hating on AMD. But usually because they don't have their facts straight. And thanks.
Lol. These intel fanboys.
Objectively, there is a sweet spot for gaming on a budget, and FX-8350 is that sweet spot. Intel route is serious business, and seriously you feel cheaped out if you get the "wrong" processor. Whereas AMD is pretty straight forward with Desktop CPU's (Minus the a10s APUs). FX-4ks, 6ks and 8ks. There has NEVER been a bottleneck for my computer to gaming, and I DO video editing for 1440p vidoes, which is the only time I see some slowness (but while editing none - nonetheless i'm running 290s to boot)
And EVEN though I have AMD r9 290s, I cannot knock the nVidis x60s for the graphics card lineup, they are the bang for the buck graphics card with the equivalent of the AMD r9 270x.
Then this case fiasco this thread has... omg... lol. This case will last 10x the life of any of these parts, so why not get what you want (which you did and should be respected), and this save money from the case is a downright lie.
TL;DR: OP picked a bang for buck parts, gets bashed by intel fanbots. SLI 960s are the bang for buck pick for nVidia. Case will grow old with a beard, while other parts get cancer and die off within 8 years MAX, while grandpa case will last you till your grandkids want a PC.
Very well said. And thank you.
Why an AMD CPU? Why SLI 960s? Why such a poor SSD? Why such an expensive case? So many questions, so little time
AMD because you get the same performance at a fraction of the price. SLI 960s because I like the look of SLI and they were in my budget. The SanDisk SSD because my husband gave it to me and it works great and I didn't want to shell out money where I didn't have to. The expensive case because I love it and I will have plenty of room for upgrades later like a custom loop. I hope I was able to answer all your questions to your satisfaction. Anything else?
So we have an i5 that has a graphics unit cloggin up performance (which no one needs if you have a dedicated graphics card), has 2mb less cache, not including l3 cache that this CPU has, can't overclock to 4.8Ghz (easily 5.0Ghz with LC) and costs $80 dollars more for less performance.
I won't include the the 8 logical processors which definitely help keep up with hyper threading... O wait the 6600k doesn't have that...
Let's be clear. There are many intel CPUs that are just saturating the market with no REAL performance gain in its OWN market/lineup, and when we cross with the FX81xx there has never been a performance issue doing 1080p gaming, PERIOD.
AMD CPUs run in pairs of modules dedicating 2 cores into 1 unit, most games can only utilise 4 cores making the other 4 cores or 2 units not do anything. Games are mainly affected by single threaded power which intel has far more of than AMD due to its IPC (Instructions per clock) Skylake has around 70% higher IPC than the AMD FX series (I think, dont quote me on this) meaning for AMD to have the same single threaded power as intel it has to be clocked 70% higher so if an intel i5 runs at 3Ghz an AMD chip has to run at 5.1 Ghz to has equal performance however this makes the chip incredibly hot e.g. FX 9590 running at 4.7 and 5.0Ghz at turbo meaning even a 9590 FX cannot outpower an i5 running at 3.0Ghz however, even lower end i5s run faster than 3.0Ghz usually so lets use the 6600K running at 3.5Ghz miultiply by 1.7 meaning the AMD CPU will have to run at almost 6.0Ghz which is near impossible without huge and impractical cooling, yet people can overclock the 6600K to 4.4Ghz usually and even 4.9Ghz is they push it with a good chip and Mobo meaning AMD will need to run a 8.3Ghz!!!! Thats even hard to achive with liquid nitrogen cooling. That is why intel is currently better than AMD.
Sorry for the wall of text but its good to educate people sometimes
This shows numbers, gj.
User is able and is happy with performance of FX8350. These
theoretical gains makes no sense on the topic of 6600k because it has no HT, so in terms of 2/3 of your statement it's untrue. 4 Cores, 4 Threads, which is equal to the FX8350.
"Sorry for the stump of text but its good to educate people sometimes"
If you said 6700(TE, HQ, T, base, and K) your statements are valid. Might want to read a bit into it, than going into an irrelevant tangent.
His SSD is fine
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Nice, can't wait to see some benchmarks.
Thanks. I'll try to post some stuff soon.
Very nice looking build, always liked the look of the MSI cards.
Thanks. I almost didn't get the MSI, but decided to because those are the ones I wanted from day one of planning my build. I don't regret getting them, but I think I would have regretted not getting them.
how much are the 960's cause the site doesn't say and doesn't have it updated for where to get them
Why SLI 960s? And also......
Does it actually have 4gb or is it a 3.5gb model /s
SLI 960s because I like the look of SLI and they were in my budget. It is 4gb.
Looks nice ... ..
Have you tried out the gaming? What is the FPS? I'm going for the 8370 amd build this time and ditching my intel build. Nice sli 960, color of the build, and cost saver.
Thanks for the compliments. I let NVIDIA optimize my games. Some games I play are Watch Dogs, The Witcher 3, GTAV, Far Cry 4, Fallout 4, Borderlands 2, ACII, and ACIII. All games stay in the 50-60 FPS bracket. Watch Dogs, Witcher and GTAV give me some drops to the 40s every now and again, but just a quick drop and back up.
AMD rocks! I have a FX 6300 at 4.6Ghz and play everything i want.
It's always the same question "Why AMD?" One of the reasons
Thanks. I just upgraded from the 6300. I loved it. I just felt like it was time to upgrade.
AMD CPUs are pure garbage
Just so you know, the PSU was only $80 which is why I got it.
For sure, if i had money enough i would buy maybe i could buy a ferrari and a big house with swimming pool and a helicopter.
The point is, there is no such a big difference between both technologies. One is cheaper than the other and all bechmarks are winned by Intel but...in fact, both are good for what we want in general, games, youtube, photoshop, etc.
I spent so much on the case, because I like it. The PSU was on sale for $80. I didn't get Intel because I didn't want to.
Must agree with U. Sure. It's useless to spend a lot of money with a case etc.
You're right! :-)
Hey played it pretty straight for a joke. As of the upload date, the only real misinformation I caught was comparing AMD's IGPUs to $200 discrete cards. He spent most of the video describing scenarios where an AMD CPU could approach parity or have an potential advantage, particularly given cost. I think the upload date was a coincidence.