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by macragg
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when i started building this i was in lots of comp sci classes and coded and compiled on it but now its just a gaming rig until i find a real job, ive had lots of problems finding a cpu cooler that worked, moving from a evo 212 to an enermax t40w and finally to this cooler, and even with this super open case its super quiet with a fan controller. i do plan on continually upgrading, next upgrade will probably be switching over to an intel cpu, most likely a i7 4790k so i dont have the bottleneck on the gpu. i have had lots of problems with windows 8.1, cant connect to the windows store, and it seems to be a widespread problem, i also cant do any updates to windows, even with a fresh install, that may be the network im on though. another problem i had with the motherboard is the first day i opened it and installed it i plugged in the usb 3.0 connector and a few of the pins just came off, so now i only have power to the front usb panel

Details
Date PublishedJune 13, 2014
Date BuiltJune 13, 2014
AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.42Ghz
CPU Temperature While Idle26.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load45.8° C
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate876MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle33.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load83.0° C
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MylesRawr [1 Build] 12 points 1 month ago

"The" - great title ;-)

I LOVE the lighting inside, good job. +1

 
 
gary_tomato 6 points 1 month ago

+1 for the title

 
 
OM2556 2 points 1 month ago

Looks like a great build +1. More pictures please

 
 
chuck216 [1 Build] 2 points 1 month ago

Unless the 8150 was bought a couple years ago it has no place in a modern build the bulldozer core had problems and both the 8320 and 8350 are more powerful.

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

the cpu was from my first build about 3 years ago, i have just been upgrading parts slowly and it ended up at this

 
 
chuck216 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

I figured something like that

 
 
tabascosauz [2 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Just get a FX 8350 for now, honestly the board is a good one but Bulldozer needs to be out of your PC and put in the closet.

 
 
JaneGoodall 2 points 1 month ago

"next upgrade will probably be switching over to an intel cpu, most likely a i7 4790k so i dont have the bottleneck on the gpu."

Even overclocking a 2012 i5-3xxx doesn't improve Battlefield 4 performance at 2560x1600.

An i5-4670 will perform just as well in gaming and you'd be able to spend the money you save on future upgrades. You could even sell the $90 cooler if you wanted to.

"i was in lots of comp sci classes and coded and compiled on it but now its just a gaming rig until i find a real job"

What was your major and what distro do you use for software development?

 
 
Undomil [1 Build] 2 points 1 month ago

To add to this: cpu power, for most games, diminishes at higher resolutions. It's only important at or below 1080p, outside of cpu-intensive programs/games.

 
 
JaneGoodall 1 point 1 month ago

That's really interesting. Am I understanding this correctly:

Since the importance of CPU power diminishes at higher resolutions, then theoretically could a CPU could be the bottleneck at 1080p but not at 1440p because the GPU would be the bottleneck there?

Roughly:

k + fps * CPU power required to generate a frame ?

You don't have to set anti-aliasing very high at high resolutions so generating 4 million pixels is less than 4 times as hard as generating 1 million. I think GPU's themselves are usually bottlenecked by their texel rate but I could be wrong, and maybe that's not the case with higher resolutions if you turn down anti-aliasing.

Would it be 4 times as hard if the settings were the same?

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

CPU will not bottleneck at 1080p. We're talking Standard Definition here, not Full HD.

 
 
JaneGoodall 1 point 1 month ago

That's why I said "theoretically". A modern Intel processor won't bottleneck even at high res. Check out the link I posted about Battlefield 4 performance at 2560 a few posts up. Imagine he's using a Core 2 Duo or something. :)

I don't think I understand what @Undomil said. I can't edit the post anymore, but

Since the importance of CPU power diminishes at higher resolutions, then theoretically could a CPU could be the bottleneck at 1080p but not at 1440p because the GPU would be the bottleneck there?

Should read

If a game is CPU bottlenecked at 1080p, it will always be bottlenecked at 2560p with otherwise identical settings. But theoretically, could a game be CPU bottlenecked at 1080p with heavy anti-aliasing but not at 2560p with minimal anti-aliasing?

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

im still in information technology major, programming classes are not the main focus of it but are still required, i learned C++,VB,and SQL. we also fooled around with virtual machines for a while for networking

 
 
JaneGoodall 1 point 1 month ago

Are you comfortable in the Linix command line (e.g. bash) and can you write modular, testable Python scripts?

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

not at all, ive only used linux a couple times just to run some network programs for class

 
 
JaneGoodall 2 points 1 month ago

Learn Linux commands and utilities ASAP. Windows Server is basically a legacy OS now.

Learning shell scripting and how to write modular, testable Python scripts is helpful too and mandatory for some jobs.

You can learn a new SQL dialect on the fly if you only know MS-SQL, but I'd learn a modern dialect well enough to use in an interview if they ask you to do something in the SQL dialect of your choice. Linux guys tend to look down on Windows more than Windows guys look down on Linux/UNIX. But they can get away with it because it's so much better than Windows. :P

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

thanks for the info, i was thinking about fooling around with linux on my laptop, any distro you recommend? and im not going to be looking for a programming job, i know 10x more about hardware and troubleshooting than any programming language

 
 
JaneGoodall 1 point 1 month ago

I recommend getting a book on bash, the command line used by Macs and 99% of Linux distros. Your Unix: The Ultimate Guide is pretty good. An older edition would be fine.

You can practice it in CentOS in a VM; it's very frustrating to use as a main OS coming with little *nix experience and the community overall is pretty unempathetic to newbies. I normally recommend Ubuntu but CentOS is more similar to the enterprise-level systems you'll be working with. Almost all Linux distros use the same command line tools (the same implementations of grep, sed, ssh, vi, etc.) but they have different config files and stuff like that.

Since you like troubleshooting, have you considered a job in blackbox QA that you could transition into greybox or whitebox? Grey/Whitebox involve coding, but coding that requires the same type of thinking that a troubleshooter would use. Basically you troubleshoot problems and apply the scientific method to design tests.

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

Don't you put Beast after that The! Don't you do it! Nice build :)

 
 
Kots1010 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Great build! But I would only go for the 4790k if you are actually going to use all that cpu power. A 4770k or even under that will not bottleneck a 780 ti.

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

i was also thinking about a i5 4690k since those came out recently, im still waiting on some reviews to pop up about them

 
 
PcNoobLord 1 point 1 month ago

Awesome Job! Like the case, can't wait 'till the 240 version of it come out! +1

 
 
ACVoong 1 point 1 month ago

Dat title tho. More pictures please; the build inside seems pretty solid.

 
 
Sqiggleyjeff 1 point 1 month ago

Great build, but why did you go with two separate 8GB kits when a single 16GB kit is cheaper?

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

i think i did end up going with a single kit, and i bought most of this stuff with bitcoins so the price didnt really matter.

 
 
Melonguy 1 point 1 month ago

Just get a 8320 then OC, the intel cpus are too expensive, especially because you have a nice AMD board.

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

current problems with the build right now have to do with moving from windows 7 to 8.1, windows updater wont run and every fix i have found does not work, so right now its stuck at stock, spent almost a week now trying to figure this out

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

after manually activating .net framework 3.5 and below and using a vpn that somehow let me connect to the windows update server, i hope that keeps up, not having any updates what so ever was quite annoying.

 
 
Pencil465b 1 point 1 month ago

How to you like the AOC 21:09 monitor? Is the compatibilliy with games good with it?

 
 
macragg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

its a great monitor, a little heavy though, its amazing with games, you really get sucked into them, you just have to make sure the games work with that aspect ratio but most modern fps's do.

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Shihanshu [1 Build] 2 points 1 month ago

Its not the wrong cooler..He just put different fans on it!