Description

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.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want quiet and effective cooling, I suggest going with a Noctua cooler. They're all awesome products.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful "budget" workstation. All parts are great for the price!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid parts, (happy that you chose windows 8) also, looks like you did a great job on the cable managment. looks really clean.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Workstation? like Virtual machines? If so, this is perfect lol

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Why no SSD? Just curious.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is a workstation wouldn't you want CUDA?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh it isn't as big of a necessity as you may think. Between CUDA and OpenCL, they go hand on hand.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

OpenCL is actually better in most cases because it is faster. CUDA is just more widely accepted but OpenCL is making a comeback.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, never mind then. I guess I was mistaken :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I really love this build. how does it work for you?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

...better than eruoas

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you mount the cooler like that? On every tech website review, it shows it being mounted vertically.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

he has it mounted the way its supposed to be, and thats the only way ive ever seen it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I already got the answer way way back, but thanks :]

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

ok so i was only able to mount mine vertically. what's the deal? please & thank you.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

how is this cooler compares to the Phanteks PH-TC14PE?

which one do you recommend?

  • 75 months ago
  • -2 points

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.

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