Just a general workstation, possibly some gaming. Working on getting a quieter CPU cooler, the graphics card is cooled with an accelero hybrid, which uses a similar idea to "the mod." I was just hoping for a lowed DBa level.
If you want quiet and effective cooling, I suggest going with a Noctua cooler. They're all awesome products.
Wonderful "budget" workstation. All parts are great for the price!
Solid parts, (happy that you chose windows 8) also, looks like you did a great job on the cable managment. looks really clean.
Workstation? like Virtual machines? If so, this is perfect lol
Why no SSD? Just curious.
I just didn't think it was necessary... but realistically I probably should have saved enough for one. An ssd is always nice to have.
An SSD isn't always the best for a workstation. i have a 120GB Samsung 840 Evo just for the operating system and the main apps I use (Adobe CC). But every other drive is a generic HDD because the read speed aren't that bad (I know that SSD are a lot faster and snappier) but the write performance is better since SSD are flashed based and will wear down quickly if you are constantly writing to it.
Nice build. I have the EXACT same graphics card, but I have the 8320 cpu. I use Unreal and CryEngine daily and the card performs flawlessly. Does great for games too. I play a lot of racing games, like NFS most Wanted, Dirt 3, etc, and I have no problems.
If this is a workstation wouldn't you want CUDA?
Eh it isn't as big of a necessity as you may think. Between CUDA and OpenCL, they go hand on hand.
OpenCL is actually better in most cases because it is faster. CUDA is just more widely accepted but OpenCL is making a comeback.
I don't know about VMs, but most (I think all) photo/video editing and 3d modeling programs require CUDA otherwise they render off the CPU. (That's what I think of when I hear workstation but if you're not using any of those it makes no difference.)
I do a lot of video/photo editing but not much 3d modeling. They don't all just use CUDA. I use OpenCL and almost every program I have uses it. I know Adobe now supports it in every program within Adobe CC, excluding After Effects; they are still working on it but you can use plugins to enable the use of OpenCL. The only modeling program I use is Cinema 4d and that has no gpu acceleration, so I have no comment on that.
Oh, never mind then. I guess I was mistaken :)
I heard the H100i is one of the greatest close-loop water coolers that are on the market. I, personally have an EVO 212, but if you'd like an upgrade, the water cooling would be great.
I really love this build. how does it work for you?
...better than eruoas
how did you mount the cooler like that? On every tech website review, it shows it being mounted vertically.
he has it mounted the way its supposed to be, and thats the only way ive ever seen it.
lol I already got the answer way way back, but thanks :]
ok so i was only able to mount mine vertically. what's the deal? please & thank you.
how is this cooler compares to the Phanteks PH-TC14PE?
which one do you recommend?
Wow could've used the money much better. You can get one 4960X for the same price as this whole build.
Lol very nice joking aside, the 8350 is better suited for more workstation/ multi-threaded programs and such over a similar priced i5. The 7850 should also give you very solid settings on just about any game too.