High Airflow, Cool Running, Budget Monster.
Running Windows 10 UEFI Ultra Fast Boot
My goal with this PC was to create a budget minded machine that could keep up with the latest games (which it does and more) as well as be capable of quickly compiling levels for Call of Duty.
I custom fitted a couple of extra 120mm fans into the front of my case for extra airflow. I am a little OCD with temperatures and could not be happier with the results.
3 x 120mm Front
1 x 120mm Bottom
1 x 120mm Rear - output
2 x 120mm Radiator Top - output
1 x 80mm AMD Stock CPU Cooling fan behind the CPU plate.
Temperatures with full load rarely will reach 60c which is more than I could ask for in an all AMD rig and my high overclock (4.8ghz).
Eventually I hope to upgrade my GPU as it is right on the edge these days, with Direct X 12 I think the 8350 will hold strong for awhile longer. My PSU could also use improvement.
Thanks for listening and Happy Building!
Please feel free to ask if you have certain questions.
|CPU||FX-8350 4.8ghz OC|
|Motherboard||ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer|
|Memory||16gb (2x8gb) G.Skill Trident X 1866mhz 8 CAS|
|Graphics||Sapphire Vapor X R9 280x|
|Disc Drive 1||128gb SanDisk Ultra II -- Boot Drive|
|Disc Drive 2||2 x 256gb PNY XLR8 -- RAID 0|
|Disc Drive 3||1 TB Western Digital Black -- Storage|
|Case||Thermaltake Commander G41|
|Monitor||Samsung Syncmaster SA550 27" SuperAMOLED|
Added a 3DMark "Firestrike" Screenshot for those that are interested in what is possible.