Nope. I've not made it to 5.0ghz. I haven't given up completely. I don't think I have the cooling for it. Those VRMs get pretty upset with me.
+1 for the 9370.
I started off pretty much the same way. Anytime I see another 9370, I gotta ask for more pics. And, of course, your temps with the H80i. +1
I love this build. I'm currently setting up my own living room build. I think that is a very underrated processor. It might be a bit of work, but I'd love to see the APU graphics benchmarks by itself against the 7850. An R7 250 in dual graphics looks like it might give you even better performance for not a huge cost. Well, I've got one I'm not using. Anyways +1!
I love this build. The 3 monitor setup looks great.
There are some reviews out there. I've run dual graphics and I have run the A10 with a R9 380(yay Red Team!). I haven't done the math but I think the R9 with an Athlon X4 will give you far better performance per dollar than the A10 with R7 card. Or maybe with an GTX 960 instead of R9 or something like that. But as an HTPC rig, the A10 can't be beat. Its really a great processor. I'm excited to see what AMD does with their APUs next. I'd love to see an R9 graphics APU though I know matching system memory with graphics memory is an issue.
So, if I were on a serious budget, I'd run the Athlon X4 with whatever graphics card I could afford. And then upgrade from there later. Disregard if this doesn't pertain to you.
The Kingpin is massive. Nice Build!
Thanks! I'm not sure how the dog feels about the APU.
Well,now I'm curious. I'll look around for a cheap one.
Thanks! Looks Good.
All I see is fans! Nice build!
I love this case with the blue LEDs. Nice build.
Lots of people have lots of things to say. It's a nice build.
Clean build. How are your temps with the Deepcool cooler? +1
Nice build. I like the case. +1
Cool. I have a smaller version of that case. Good cable management took some work. I'd love to see a pic of this build with the lights out with those white LED fans.
Nice. That is a good looking battle station you have there.
That's an interesting case. I love me some ugly Noctua fans! Nice build.
Looks good. Nice build!
Don't let the AMD haters get you down. Nice build!
Nice. I'd kinda like to know more about what is going on here.
Nice build. How was cable management in the 750D?
Yes. That's how I have it running right now. AMD calls it "Dual Graphics" when set up this way.
You know. I need that 1000W. In case I decide to add another R7 250 in the future.
Great looking rig!
I really like that case (but I really only came here for the 9590). Nice build!
Nice build. Enjoy what you've worked for.
I like the build but I love the cat.
I love seeing old hardware given a new life. And what a great friend you are!
I love everything about this!
It's a good start. I'd say to put it together and see how you like it and go from there. If it's not what you want, figure out why and build towards something more suitable for your needs. Working on it over time is part of the fun.
~edit: don't forget to add pictures once you've got it assembled.
Great build. I've found that motherboard great for overclocking if you decide to go that route. +1
Nice build! I'm curious to know what voltage you ended up at at 5.0Ghz?
Thanks. Merry Christmas!
No no. That's sarcasm and skepticism your seeing. For instance, if I can't experience a bottleneck, and everything is running exceedingly smooth, is there really a bottleneck? Does that not sound a little bit ridiculous?
I genuinely want to know the facts. Do I trust you just because? Are there sources? Should I just start drinking beer and ordering parts again?
I'm not saying you're wrong about Intel. I've seen all the benchmarks. But a processor that doesn't require a custom water loop? That doesn't sound like an exciting thing to build.
I assume you're talking about the inevitable bottleneck I surely will have with an AMD processor. I've never experienced it. I wonder what performance metrics you employed to achieve these conclusions.
Well, tomshardware says.........Must be good. Anyways, I do trust Asus. But, I've never experienced these wild temperature readings. So, who knows. My time may be coming.
Hey, thanks for the complement! While I don't feel the need to defend my purchase of reference cards or my "space heater", I will say that whatever CPU temps I've been given, by whatever software (they all tend to be similar) Ive trusted these temps on many different AMD processors over the course of the last ten+ years. They have never led me wrong. It doesn't seem there is a rock-solid method of gauging AMD CPU temps. Even a sensor between the waterblock and processor will be called into question. I'll trust the software temp readings. If you are that worried about it, you need to go buy a worry free Intel product.
But......later. I need some VRM and northbridge cooling first. A fan on the heatsinks stopped making any difference around .375V ago.
Edit: or .0375V. Im certainly not running 1.8volts. That would probably create a black hole. And AMD would have the last laugh.
I view this as a challenge. Will report back.
One day, I will have this processor over 5.0Ghz. And then I will humbly come back here to accept your "I told you so".
But with this I don't need to turn on the heat in the winter. So it evens out.
I guess you've given me my next project.
Oh man. Do you think I need one? Or should I use the one that came in the box with the processor? What temps are good for my processor?
But really. You'll be happy to know I have an Alphacool Monsta 480 I'm going to mount externally. One of these days. It's good fun!
They make up for the mediocre follow-through. I used only the uberest of zip-ties to assemble this thing.
It's nothing a little extra voltage can't fix.