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i use this for gaming on 3 monitors and for graphics photography and video editing

cinebench scores 84.25 open gl and 662 cb on the cpu

link to 3d mark benchmark results http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1186710

highly recomended combination.

edit: just oc'd to 5ghz on the cpu, 1150mhz on the gpu and 5600mhz (1400mhz effective) on the ram

here is the results http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1186710 yeah baby broke 5100 on firestrike extreme

NEW UPDATE just purchased sabertooth 990fx r2.0 here is my results on passmark http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=19938520720

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  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, are all of these parts new?

If so here are my thoughts:

  1. The Hybrid HDD is sort of a waste of money at this point as you already have an SSD.
  2. I think you overpaid on the PSU if that's the price you actually paid for it
  3. Was the sound card necessary? How much better is it than the on board sound?

All in all though this is a very nice looking build! Please don't let my questions take away from it as I only see these as places where you could've saved some money and don't find them as downfalls by any means.

How do you like the 290? Loud? Hot? Would love to hear some feedback on this

+1

  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

my bad on point 1 selected wrong drive, i have 3 7200 rpm 2tb seagates for my video eding,

all up the build cost me $1882 so yeah the prices are way off im here in australia got the psu for $169

and yes the sound card was necesary the sig to noise is much much better and the over all sound output is clearer and louder its just much better unless your an audiophile you may not notice :P

yeah the 290 is loud as a hair dryer on medium while gaming , editing ect but using headphones you dont notice and if you ramp up the fans it actualy doesnt get too hot at all 72 degrees is the hottest ive had it with fan at 50% but ill get a waterblock for it when avalible and that will address the noise and heat "issues".

  • 79 months ago
  • 6 points

Thanks for the reply!

Australia prices ... cringes ... haha I'm sorry!

I'm interested to see the performance/heat change when you get that water block / rad setup, hope that's soon!

Again very nice build!

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah the prices are crazy so we get things wholesale whenever we can :P

ill keep it updated hope someone comes up with a block soon

cheers -M0N5TER

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Sound cards are not a necessity, but for people who can actually hear the difference between on board sound a good sound card, it is a must. Even this 30 dollar card runs circles around most on board sound.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess I won't know till I get one haha

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

if you use analog headphnone you will see a major differance,

on board audio gets interferance from componants on the motherboard and dont have the best amps

dedicated auto has better processing and dont have the same interferance so its just clear and crisp, but if you have usb headphones you wont notice as much

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build mate! HOW in the world did you get the 8350 to 5.12 Ghz???? I've got mine to 4.51 Ghz and is iffy. How long did it take you to keep it stable? What OC test did you use? Great Job!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

lapped the CPU and h100i's waterblock and used a very small amount of arctic silver compund fiddled around for weeks on end in the bios couldnt tell you exactly what i changed off the top of my head lol i know i whacked the voltage right up to 1.58 to get stable on prime 95 and set everything in the sabertooth board to extreme, ive found the board plays a big role my asus m5a99fx evo board could only get this chip stable at 4.8 plus you get good chips and bad chips ive gone through 3 to get this one the others didnt like going past 4.6

as for yours you should have no issue getting to 4.6 just turning up the multiplyer and voltage , whack your voltage at 1.5v and just trun up the multiplyer leave the bus frequency alone i think at most they only like going to 205mhz

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build. How is the 290 doing? +1

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

its brillant thanks its quite noisy but when i get time and when there avalible ill get a water block for it and throw a thick 120 rad in to cool it, i also need to tidy up my cables a bit :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd have gotten the GTX 780 for its CUDA cores, but the 290 has more VRAM, which helps with multiple monitors, so w/e.

+1 great build!

P.S. Clean up those cables!

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

the editing i do doesnt utilise cuda and the 290 is about 20-25% faster atleast looking at the productivity benchmarks,

cheers

and yes i havent even tryed to tidy them up yet lol that will be on the agenda tomorrow :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, please move PC away from the edge of the table. You're giving me heartburn. I'd be so afraid of bumping it and knocking it right off

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

she'll be right lol sticky rubber feet on the 500r :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, whats the name of the desk? :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

no idea sorry , ive had it for 10 years lol

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, on a positive note you will no longer need a heater, but an air conditioner might be needed.

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

lmao , it actualy runs at 50 degrees during most games nvidias smear campaign is great isnt it

  • 79 months ago
  • -2 points

nVidia isn't doing it, AMD is. the 290X runs at 95C and then throttles itself to stay cool. I expected the 290 to do the same. Run furmark for a min or two and Im sure that will get it up to temp! ;)

I'm not an nVidia fanboy lol, I got a 7970. XD I just think the new gen AMD cards are the stupidest things I have ever seen haha.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

max temp after 1 hour on furmark using my custom curve it hits 68 degrees thats as hot as it gets

it only gets hot when u run the silent bios or use auto modes

ps thats very very overclocked

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

how high are the gpu temps I'm getting a gpu and I want to see how hot the r9 290 runs

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

by the way, I'm running a single 1440p monitor, so would a gtx 780 be better with some OC

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

im running the fan on a custom curve so in games im only hitting around 65 degrees, its a bit louder so id say if you use headphones or are planning a custom water loop get the 290

if you like silence though get the 780 or wait for one of the vendors to bring out there custom designed 290's like the asus dc2 of gigabytes windforce

i dont have a 1440p monitor so i cant test that last question out for you but id say both cards will be competitive although that extra gig of ram in the 290 will come in handy in the long run future games ect

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking for a gpu by next friday, so I guess I'm going with a gtx 780.
My current hd 7470 makes the screen have defects, so I'm definitely going with nvidia on this one.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, Nice build! I think you did great on an Australian budget. Im building a simliar PC, And i HATE Australian prices.

Just my opinion, I would Recommend an SSD to store your gaming stuff on, Just for a little faster game loading and etc. and keep the 7200RPM drives for video editing!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a raid o of 2 of the 2tb drives for that very reason,

yes i know risky but i also back up to a 4tb desktop external drive

this way i have fast load times in games and still have redundancy of all saves, so its kinda like a raid 10 but external

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

If you guys need a perspective as to the noise level of the R9 290, here's a youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5OuQ2lTTzQ

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao, yeah if you push it to 100% it really does sound like a jet but hey you only get 45 degrees in furmark :)

i have my custon fan profile i reach 75 degrees in furmark at around 50%-60% fan speed and at 60% its still quieter tan a h100i in performance mode

any faster and yer it gets LOUD

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

really nice build!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

what monitors are those

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

samsung series 7 24inch screens they have pls panels and are rotatable to portrait mode and run at 75 hertz

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud is the R9 290? Can you hear it with headphones on while you're gaming? (Assuming you use headphones).

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

with headphones no i dont hear it at all even though it sits right by my head , but with them off yeah its noisy but only as noisy as a h100i on full blast

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea. H100i is dam noisy full blast!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the name of them monitors? The bezels are so thin. Good build :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

samsung 7 series the 24 inch ones not sure of exact model number

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

At least you got the H100i got a decent price :3

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried triple monitors in BF4 yet? If so, what quality settings do you have to pick to keep the FPS playable?

Thanks!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

maxed out at 5760x1080 im getting average 52fps

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build with nice cable management! +1 from me. I have the black version of that case, you can actually swap out the honey comb side panel and place plexi glass so that you can have a window to better show off your components. I did this to my PC and don't regret it one bit. It was super inexpensive as I used plexi glass from an ikea poster/picture frame. The only thing, of course, is that you lose the 200mm side fan.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im looking at doing that when i get some time :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 - Nice build.

I too use an fx-8350/Asus Sabretooth 990fx R2.0 and was wondering how you went about overclocking. I am new to the OC process and dont want to goof anything up.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

go in advanced mode set oc to manual turn off turbo turn up the multiplier so you hit 4.5 turn up the voltage to lets say 1.475v disable the power saving features or you could throttle or leave them on to be safe hit save and exit

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

also google linus tech tips overclock or Teksyndicate overclock 8350 there will be some tutorials

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have bough GTA V, what is your performance like?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build, I ran across it because I'm getting the Xonar card, I've always been about Creative Labs, but this one has higher reviews.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

First of all, very nice build. Just wondering though, why the 8350? Right now and for 2~ weeks before there have been great processor/motherboard bundles at Microcenter. I guess it depends on when you built this build. However, you could have saved some money by going with the 8320 because it's basically the same processor as the 8350, only clocked a little slower which you can undo with OCing it. Also, you overpayed a lot for the 16 GBs of RAM. You can probably have gotten it for like 40~ dollars less. Finally, why the 850 watt PSU? You could've went with a 650 watt PSU and saved like at least 100 dollars. Just my opinion though.

  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

Not everyone lives close to a Microcenter. The 8320 is fine, but it can't overclock as high as the 8350. A 500w PSU with a 8350 @4.5 and a 290? That's scary...

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah a 500w would only work at idle i reakon lol the 750 i had cooked itself when i pushed 5ghz mind you it was a multi rail POS, so i clocked back down to 4.5 and got the 850

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You're lucky you didn't wreck something else!

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah damn straight,

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

ok first ill clarify im from australia and prices havent been adjusted on here to match what i payed soo ill have to do that manualy,

the 8320 here in australia is only $5 cheaper than the 8350 and thats $220 au dollars

the ram was $119 for the full 16gb

and psu well lets just say i bought a 750 and my overclock killed it so i went with the 850 evo as its actualy rated to 950w and as ill be getting a second card in a few months i planned ahead :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Where in Australia is the 8320 $215? I've seen it going for $185 on most retailers, unless you bought whole sale. Australian prices are **** though, makes me wish I lived somewhere else.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

$279 for a 8350!

On Retailers they are about $225 and the 8320 is $185.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox (change the area to Australia in the top right corner)

  • 79 months ago
  • -3 points

R9-290 for $550, wtf? The R90X is $550. The 290 is suppose to be $400. .__.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

In Australia, prices are WAY more than other countries. The 290 is $550, 290x is $650 and the new 780ti is $850+.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

i know im in australia lol

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

yep aussie prices for you

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