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Basically was using this computer as a apophysis fractal rendering beast and gaming computer. Runs most everything flawlessly (including the new crysis 3 and gw2) and makes great fractals.

Made this computer about 10 months ago, (so upgraded from the 8150 to the 8350) and so far the only issue hardware-wise was one of the havik 140 fans rattled and was slow, so ended up getting that replaced.

I know, i have terrible cable management. i just don't care enough/dont have the time to play with zip ties that much. Its functional, it works, whatever.

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  • 85 months ago
  • 4 points

If you haven't figured out, people on here like neat cable management. It not only gets the looks better, but it increases airflow, getting cooler components, meaning a longer lifespan of your system! (It even helps more than stickers believe it or not!)

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

yeah, true dat. my next build is going to feature a modular PSU and a full tower case. it will be very clean, but unfortunately i dont have much room to work with on this case.

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

Other than the cables and the PSU, I'd say you have a very zazzy system here. I highly recommend swapping out the PSU to something like a Seasonic M12II 620 Bronze or Corsair HX650. The Seasonic can be found for around $80-90 right now. Also, like someone else mentioned, that fan on the bottom is practically useless with all the wires on top on it.

P.S. Just out of curiosity, what are the system req's for the fractal rendering program? I couldn't find them on the website.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

ahhh yeah the seasonic? i might check them out sometime. i had for a while a corsaid hx1050 with the idea i would sli 2 670's together, but after reading a lot of reviews with 8350's and cpu bottlenecks, i decided to swap it out for a psu i had just lying around, case in point, the antec 650.

as for the fractal rendering program, i use mostly ultrafractal and apophysis. i hate for this to sound like a shameless plug but...here's a link to one of my deviantart pieces http://dinihil.deviantart.com/art/fractalized-heart-353834282 ...if you look at the description, i posted my apophysis data. it shows me using approx 14gb of ram when rendering that particular fractal, and quite honestly the more ram i have when doing so the better.

more ram means i can render the fractal at a higher oversample which gives a better render quality, or i could double the pixel size and rescale down for a better res. things like that. its really fun to do, you should try it!

anyways, back on track, thanks for the input! yeah my cable management sucks. stupid non modular psu's. the 1050 was a lot neater, but it was still probably messy enough to get some ire from people on this site.

cheers!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm.. I may check it out. Thanks. :)

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  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

Power draw on oc'd 8350 reaches nearly 550watts. Not including gpu. Let alone 2 oc'd gpu's.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get that? The 8350 uses about 220 watts at 5ghz.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Hmmm.....iirc it was on toms hardware...it was a while ago though, and it might have been for the 8150.... Hmmm...now of course i cant find the link. Lol figures

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  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh yeah i remember that review, but i was planning on oc'ing the cards and the cpu, and the fx series is seriously power hungry to oc.

according to the website:

Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation: GeForce GTX 670 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 500~550 Watt power supply unit. GeForce GTX 670 2x SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum. GeForce GTX 670 3x SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 850 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

so 700 watt minimum. that's all you'd need, right? but then it goes:

Remember, if you are going to overclock the GPUs or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina. The minute you touch voltages on the CPU or GPUs, the power draw can rise real fast and extensively.

now how much extra power do we need? i guess i went safe and went from 650watts to 1050 watts.

and very awesome rig btw! i like, i'd add more ram, but i like :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you fit your vengeance ram under that Havik 140?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

If you deal with all those cables this would be great, because they are blocking airflow to the rest of the pc, and if you were to do this you would defiantly get better temps

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i definitely agree. i only have about less than half a inch of clearance between the gpu and the hdd's though. the case is just sliiiightly too small to be really workable. i can barely get that shiz to fit in as is. hmm, maybe i'll give it another shot!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I can understand I built some computers for a local school and they picked out some small cases but luckily they don't do anything taxing on them

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

you don't need zip ties just throw them behind the motherboard tray at least

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

i did, that's the sad thing. ; ; i should show pics of behind the tray. so many ******* cables!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Frightening! You should replace your power supply with a modular one, maybe grab a larger case (although that one does seem nice, if a bit cozy).

Also, that bottom case fan is basically worthless under all those cables.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The stickers make it run so much better!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Terrible sticker placement, terrible cable management, excessive amount of RAM, and your GPU looks like it is sagging. A complete waste of $1500. Got the name right though, because much like Egyptian obelisks, it can't do anything but sit there.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that was a good call, lol.

  • 85 months ago
  • -3 points

i like my stickers, its a nonmodular psu and there is zip tied cable routing in the back, the RAM is there so i can do high res fractal renders, and my GPU runs fine. i thought it was a damn good use of 1500. too bad you dont know a good computer when you see one.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

nice system. I'd suggest trying to clean up the cables. Your GPU looks to be sagging so I'd probably say to fix that up, unless it looks like that because of the angle you took it on. but other than that its nice :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Trying to understanding overclocking my FX-8350; when you overclocked yours did you only increase the multiplier or did you also increase the voltage?

Also, is it normal to have system instability during the process of over-clocking? Like an occasional fail to boot (where it boot cycles)?

Any info you could provide on your overclocking experience would be great! Thanks.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

crysis 3 didn't come out yet. it comes out the 19th.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

multiplayer open beta is out today. just fyi. runs great, max settings @ 1920x1080!

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  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

MORE PERFORMANCE! xD.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I belive you mean "MOAR". :3