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Built this about 2 years ago. Tried to go for a military look to fit my Fallout collection that I have. I am running duel graphics cards ( EVGA GTX 960 SSC 2g and a EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 8g) for my triple monitor set up. The 960 is for my 2 lower end monitors that I use for web browsing and performance monitoring. The 1070 is devoted just to my game monitor. Even though this build is 2 years old it can still run the newest games on either Ultra or High graphics setting at a steady 50-60FPS. My biggest restriction is my CPU, but I plan on upgrading it soon. I would like to upgrade that to the Ryzen 7 CPU, but that will require me to upgrade my Mobo and my RAM , and I can not afford to do that at the moment. I do plan on getting a FX-8350 soon just to give me those extra cores.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

I do plan on getting a FX-8350 soon just to give me those extra cores.

I would not bother investing any more in the FX platform. Due to single core speed being far behind any modern CPU despite the number of cores it does fall behind in gaming with newer CPUs. I am at work now so I can't access youtube for the link but JaysTwoCentz did a video just recently about FX CPUs and are they worth it today. It does show clear bottlenecking on the CPU.

If I were you I would save up over time and get a new CPU/mobo/ram when you can afford to do so, that would give a huge upgrade. Not to mention most games cant scale beyond 6 cores anyhow so going from 6 to 8 cores will not make a difference. That is why I recommend to bare it with the fx 6300 until you can afford something that is actually better.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

What are the temps on this build? Because that case looks like it lacks airflow and AMD FX CPU's are known for being incredibly hot.

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

FX CPUs have great thermal conductivity, so they are easy to cool, as long as you have a decent cooler - Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT/ Cryorig R1 Ultimate/Noctua NH-D15/Phanteks PH-TC14PE/Noctua NH-D15S/Noctua NH-U14S/Thermalright Macho Rev.B/Noctua NH-C14S (bottom fan, blowing upwards).

Also, OP should switch the CPU fan position to exhaust, not intake, to optimise airflow.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess, they are known for reaching near throttling at slight overclocks even with 240-280mm AIO's, never owned one so im not an expert but its what everyone that i know that has ever owned an FX cpu has told me.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

In a case with good airflow - Phanteks Enthoo Pro M/Fractal Design Meshify C/Cooler Master N400, good thermal paste - Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme/Phanteks PH-NDC/Thermalright Chill Factor 3/Arctic MX4, good case fans - Noctua/Phanteks/Arctic, good motherboard - Asus Sabertooth R2.0/Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 and a good PSU - SeaSonic Prime Ultra Gold/EVGA SuperNOVA G1+/Corsair RMx 2018 you will never have to worry about anything.

The problem is that most people paired FX CPUs with weak coolers like Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo/Noctua NH-U12S and used cases with bad airflow - no enough fans, no front mesh for easy air intake, so the temps were worse than optimal.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ll flip that fan around!

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

The case actually has good airflow. I have this very case. It has two fans in the front, two fans for the drive cages, can have two fans in the side of the case, one in the back, two up top and one on bottom

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I've got the exact case (in black) and the air flow isn't a problem. Even with the 2 GPUs this mans has.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The hottest it’s ever gotten for is about 71°C under load.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I approve the case. But maybe I'm biased...

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude this has to be the biggest bottleneck I've ever seen.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I know lol I’ve upgraded lol I’m running sli now with a Ryzen 7 2700x

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest skipping the FX-8350 replacement unless you can get it dirt cheap (around 25$ at most), otherwise you'll just be slowing your savings towards a modern cpu, without getting all too much extra performance.

Otherwise nice build; I'm not a big fan of the dual gpu setup this way, because it seems like the top gpu (1070) will be the most starved for fresh air while being the most important of the two. I think you could easily power all three monitors from the same 1070, or, if you really want to separate the loads, try to get a cheap low end (and small) gpu like a gt710 or equivalent.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I might skip the FX-8350 now that I think about it. Guess I’ll just have to save up then haha.

I’m not sure if I’m going to keep the 960 in there. I had it sitting around from when I upgraded and I decided to put it to some use. I’m going to slowly start building another computer soon and that would be perfect for it

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it definitely makes a good pair with the FX 6300 actually, if you're going to upgrade this rig with a ryzen or any current intel chip, while the 1070 will be plenty for the main rig.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

If its a good price throw in an 8350 OC to 4.5 or so and 2133 ram and see how it goes. You may be surprised. Check my builds. Haven't upgraded yet. No need. Jayz 2cents missed something in his test. There is a golden combo for FX users. It's called SLI, high clock CPU and RAM. Take the load off PCIe 2.0 slots and Crank resolution. Wouldn't be saying it unless I duplicated results on 3 different machines. In your case the latter two will help greatly. Toss the evo get an AIO 240 which you can use with your next CPU.