This is the rig I use for my everyday gaming. Before getting to the current status, it went through many iterations:
- First one included an AMD Athlon X2 and an NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GT (a true oven)
- What followed was an AMD Phenom II X4 945 bundled with a Sapphire HD 7700
- The second to last iteration included the current AMD FX 8320 with a stock cooler, and a Sapphire HD 7870...
... And then we get to the current one. 4 good fans plus the cooler fan bundled with great airflow help keep things cool. When the time of Zen will come, so will liquid cooling, to keep both temperatures and possible noise as low as possible.
|CPU||AMD FX 8320 @ 4.3GHz|
|Cooler||Zalman CNPS10X Performa|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 12GB @ 1600MHz|
|Graphics||Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X|
|Disc Drive 1||Samsung SSD 830 64GB|
|Disc Drive 2||Samsung SSD 850 256GB|
|Disc Drive 3||2x1GB Western Digital HDDs|
|Case||Cooler Master 690 II Advance|