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Moving off a 2013 Mac Pro and needed something that would cover my devops requirements plus give me some decent performance gaming. Overclocked CPU to 4.1 GHz and RAM to 3600, everything solid state. Runs incredibly fast with file operations, the gaming is great with not too much noise from the Radeon. I've yet to fire up my virtual workloads.

The case is a pain in the butt to move around but otherwise looks quite nice and the large intake down the bottom works really well with the radiator only taking up 2/3 of the air intake space, allowing the motherboard to be directly cooled with clean air.

I've run a push/pull/pull setup for the fans with the two large includde case fans underneath the AIO radiator pushing, the radiator fans pulling, and 3 x 120mm fans in the top of the case pulling as well. Runs very quiet most of the time.

22604 Fire Strike Benchmark 9261 Time Spy Benchmark

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Windows 2000 scripting guide?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, it’s going to be worth a mint one day!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, did you run in any issues with the gpu? I read that many gpu had in game problems because of amd drivers.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Only when I tried frequency overclocking it.

As far as compatibility goes though, I’ve only played ESO on it but have had no issues so far.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does overclocking the cpu, gpu or ram all the time lessen the life expectancy of them?? or it doesn't play any factor?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It does to an extent but just overclocking it doesn't mean you're going to run it up to tolerance all the time, it just means that you can push it past factory standards if required. Given the expected life cycle of a computer never exceeds five years or so it's unlikely it will ever be an issue.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. This looks very similar to what I'm thinking of building. Is there anything you are not happy with or would do differently with this build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

After some time with it now I'm still very happy with the build. Most of my issues are software related, i.e. the lighting service consumes a vast amount of energy so I have it turned off. Disk speed is incredibly fast, no reliability issues to speak with the OC and the GPU rarely goes over 30% utilisation with the games I play.