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sam-amd
Community Manager
Community Manager

Example: The Red Beast

Description

This is my gaming PC. I call it the “beast” because it features AMD’s fastest, meanest, best FX processor ever! The mighty FX-9590 8-Core CPU! In addition, you can see I’ve installed an R9 295X2 GPU – the other beast, since it is the fastest graphics processor you can buy! As for the final touch, I’ve added Red LEDs to ensure it shines beautifully in the dark!

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Specifications

CPUAMD FX-8350 Unclocked Processor
CoolerCoolerMaster Seidon 120 XL
MotherboardSapphire Pure Black 990FX Motherboard
Memory16GB DDR AMD Radeon Performance Series
GraphicsPowerColor Turboduo Radeon R9 290X
Disc Drive 1Sandisk 128GB SSD
Disc Drive 2Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Disc Drive 3{drive3}
PSUEVGA SuperNOVA 1300w G2
CaseFractal Design Define R4 Windowed Case
Monitor(x3) Acer G7 Series 21.5" LED IPS Monitor

EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 80 PLUS GOLD Certified 1300W

Sam
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savagebeastzero
Miniboss
Miniboss

Re: The Red Beast

Fantastic rig, along with nicely guided and neatly managed cabling, good job! I noticed an incorrect component listing within your specifications in regards to your power supply that I thought you may not have noticed. In the specifications, you have a Fractal Design Tesla R2 800W Power Supply yet, in the image you clearly have an EVGA 1300W G2 Super Nova. I figured you may want to correct your listing to correspond with your actual specifications. Wouldn't want you to leave that beastly psu out of the mix! I have the same psu and it's price to performance is amazing! Anyways, another discrepancy I noticed is your gpu is listed as a PowerColor Turbo-duo Radeon R9 290X yet, within the image you have a Radeon R9 295x2 which, is also stated as such in the description. Last but, not least in the description you have your cpu listed as an AMD FX-9590 yet, in the specifications you have your cpu listed as an AMD FX-8350 Unclocked Processor.

Anyways, thought you'd like to now, great rig once again and I wish you well. Have a nice day.

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markus88
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Example: The Red Beast

That sure is one powerful monster to love!

And it indeed looks so as well

Reminds me of the new GPUPI world record, using 4x 295X2 (Octa-Fire?):

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(Source: 8 Pack`s GPUPI - 1B score: 2sec 531ms with a Radeon R9 295X2 )

sam-amd
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Example: The Red Beast

Hello lordhelmet

First I'd like to thank you for the compliment and being part of this community. My name is Sam (AMD's Community Manager)...nice to emeet you!

Second, and to be completely honest with you , the above rig belongs to one of our Red Team Plus members. His name is Benedict Corpuz (@superben). I used his rig as an example since it's one of my favorites. I will share your message with him as I'm sure he'll be flattered by it.

Have a great day!

Sam
sam-amd
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Example: The Red Beast

Oh wow, I'm familiar with 8 Pack's impressive records. And that picture is simple raw power! :)

Sam
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markus88
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Example: The Red Beast

Still envy you for that amazing looking piece of pure power

I will stick with my R9 290 until i'm taking a trip to Fiji.

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black_zion
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Example: The Red Beast

Skip Fiji and wait until HBM2 in presumably 2016.

markus88
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Example: The Red Beast

I guess you do not know that all tech communities are going crazy about Fiji ("390/390X") - and so do I

Depending on its price i may even go for a CrossFire setup!

sam-amd
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Example: The Red Beast

I'm sure everyone would love to see Fiji in a CrossFire setup.

By the way, did you see the HBM blog?

Sam
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black_zion
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Example: The Red Beast

Yea, and I was going to stick with my 7970 until Fiji, until AMD announced the successors of Fiji due in 2016 which will feature HBM2 with doubled speeds and quadrupled capacity (HBM1 caps at 4GB, HBM2 caps at 16GB), and will also be manufactured on the much more efficient FinFET process over 20nm of Fiji. Come then I'll  buy the water cooled x90X and possibly upgrade my CPU as well if it works in my Sabertooth 990FX Gen3/R2.

I know AMD had to generate hype, but I think they may have shot themselves in the foot a bit. However, if current speculation holds that the 390 and 390X will be the only new cards this year with the 290X being rebranded to the 380X and so forth, they won't have a stockpile of cards to liquidate. I'm sure Fiji will impress, and I'd love to have one, but I don't have the money to upgrade every year, and it'll most likely be 2017 before I can afford a 490X.

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