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    I've made this setup come together over about 2-3 years now. Hopefully upgrading some of the pc parts (Ex: processor, motherboard, Gpu, Psu, ect.) Then later on going forward to getting a decent 4K monitor or Tv with 60Hz refresh and Low input delay time, since right now I'm using the 1080p Tv (Which is fine for the components I have right now). Most games run at 60 fps at highest settings. Regarding GtaV, Far Cry 4, and Standed Deep (Which is a Cpu intensive game IMO) Those games run about 35-50 fps for most of the time. 
    I had the stock air cooler before for the processor and I had multiple auto-shutdown problems due to the heat. Since I've bought the H115i from Corsair, haven't had that problem since (It keeps the processor around 25c idle and 35c under load or gaming). The fans on the radiator are pretty loud at full speed so I set them around 75% all the time to keep that noise level down. 
    The Gpu is great (Pretty sure it's being held back or "bottlenecking" from the Cpu considering I see the processor is at full load while the Gpu is at 40-50% load when gaming). It stays around 35c idle and the highest I've seen it go was 50c after gaming on GtaV for about 5-6 hrs while being on medium-high settings. So the custom cooler from Gigabyte works very well. I've also overclocked it to 1125MHz on the Core clock and 1450MHz on the memory (Which isn't much but it's something) using MSI Afterburner. I also have the fans on the Gpu at 80% all the time since they are really quiet anyways. 
    I think I've rambled enough about this. The pc components are great for a first time pc gamer, they've been great for me. But I'm looking into going towards 4K soon (like in a year or two). So I definitely recommend these core pc components to anyone looking to being in the pc master race. 
    P.S.  I have the tv and big speakers because I like my games on a bigger screen and I like my gaming and music extra loud.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Strange that you are getting high CPU usage with your setup for 1080p. Do you have anything else running in the background at the same time? I have a similar 1080p setup with a AMD 8350/R9 390 (Not OC) and never got the CPU usage over 60% for games like GTAV, Witcher 3 & FC4.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't usually have things running in the background while playing games. But the CPU usage isn't always at full load. I mostly see it happening in games like Stranded Deep, Minecraft (with lots of mods), and Skyrim (All games at highest settings). So I end up turning down some of the rendering distances and it tends to fix the full load issue. *Not sure if it's a common thing that happens to this kind of CPU, perhaps it's from being an older CPU or maybe I got unlucky with the CPU (Since some CPU's are better than others of the same CPU).

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build dude i have the phantom 410 great case i took out that HDD tray tho my GPU is big. Your CPU should not bottleneck your GPU check to see of your cores are parked -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP92GzDz7h8&ab_channel=Homeslice this may be your problem. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/hbqkcf

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay, I looked at my CPU on the Resource Monitor and it showed that 4 Cores were parked, but it was flashing the grayed out parked (like one second it would be blacked out like the first 4 cores, and a couple seconds later they would be grayed out saying parked like on the video). I'm wondering if that means they are parked sometimes or if that means they are always parked? Should I still try to fix this?

Thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

no probs dude, yeah this should fix the bottleneck and get you gaming at FULL POWER!!! hope it helps. \m/(-)\m/

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
You did a great cable management on the desk. :)

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I tried my best cause I hate seeing cables, which is why I'm not satisfied with my PC just yet :L

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have trouble finding windows 10 drivers for this board?

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Seeing that Power Supply makes me Cringe.. When funds permit please replace it with something more on par with the rest of the build.. EVGA G2 GS P2 GQ are all good models.

Hope this Helps....

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

He is using an ups...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking forward to upgrading my PC specs, including the power supply. (I hate not having a fully modular PSU). I'm also using a ups as a backup power supply in case of power surges or if the circuit breaks.

Thank you for the recommendations!

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The desk is a custom built one that my uncle and I made. I based it off of the Galant desk from IKEA that they stopped selling. And the 8320 is running at clock speed, haven't tried overclocking it yet. Thx for the compliment :D

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