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Hello OCN! After lurking around here a few years and having a couple builds under my belt I decided to build something with some balls smile.gif. Here are the parts that I have acquired so far:

PSU: SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular

CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.9GHz/4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor with Liquid Cooling Kit FD8150FRGUWOX

GPU: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)

CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

What I'd really like to know is whether I need to add an additional GPU in crossfire to play new games on ultra, and any suggestions for a MOBO. I'm kind of torn between going with a refurb'd Sabertooth 990fx. (Is refurb a mistake since they're under warranty?), and the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD. This one is only $127 with newegg promo right now... any suggestions knowing that I plan to OC the crap out of this 8150? I am also unfamiliar with the bundled cooling system I got with the 8150. Any experience with these? Thanks again for the help/advice!!
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post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by RustyCage View Post

Hello OCN! After lurking around here a few years and having a couple builds under my belt I decided to build something with some balls smile.gif. Here are the parts that I have acquired so far:

PSU: SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular

CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.9GHz/4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor with Liquid Cooling Kit FD8150FRGUWOX

GPU: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)

CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

What I'd really like to know is whether I need to add an additional GPU in crossfire to play new games on ultra, and any suggestions for a MOBO. I'm kind of torn between going with a refurb'd Sabertooth 990fx. (Is refurb a mistake since they're under warranty?), and the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD. This one is only $127 with newegg promo right now... any suggestions knowing that I plan to OC the crap out of this 8150? I am also unfamiliar with the bundled cooling system I got with the 8150. Any experience with these? Thanks again for the help/advice!!
How much did you spend on your 8150? Last time I checked they cost more then the 8350, which is far superior.

Also the Gigabyte you said is a fantastic motherboard that will take anything you can throw at it.


*EDIT*
As for critiquing your rig.

Your a fool for purchasing an 8150. They are terrible processors especially for the money.
The PSU is good, but I believe the XFX psu's are cheaper and the exact same units. No harm done though.
That 7850 is a good unit.
The ram is fantastic and overclocks well (I have some and its great)
The case is more of a personal preference thing. I personally dont like the Carbide series cases.
You could have gotten a nicer SSD but whatever, that one will work.

All in all, in wondering how much this costed you.
Edited by ADHDadditiv - 9/17/13 at 11:42am
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I bought it months ago. It was a package deal with the watercooling setup for 179.99
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I bought it months ago. It was a package deal with the watercooling setup for 179.99
Meh, personally I would have spent the money on the 8350 for the same money. I dont fully remember, but I believe that the 8350 stock was equal to the 8150 @ 4.1 GHz or something like that. So you really didnt save money getting the crap AIO watercooling system considering what level the 8150 has to reach before its the same as a stock 8350.
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Asus or Biostar for big AMD CPU
preferrably Asus 990FX chipset.Sabertooth or CHV..Unless you want an m5a99x-pro for $65..then PM me biggrin.gif
I'd get a larger GPU and sell that one off.
6970/7950/7970.
I got my CHV off of Newegg open-box for $165.
 
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Asus or Biostar for big AMD CPU
preferrably Asus 990FX chipset.Sabertooth or CHV..Unless you want an m5a99x-pro for $65..then PM me biggrin.gif
I'd get a larger GPU and sell that one off.
6970/7950/7970.
7850 overclocked = 6970...
Also that Gigabyte is a fantastic board.
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7850 overclocked = 6970...
Also that Gigabyte is a fantastic board.
No..
and while good..The other 2 offerings are better.
Edited by Schmuckley - 9/17/13 at 12:01pm
 
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No..
and while good..The other 2 offerings are better.
Yes...
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_hd_7850_and_7870_review,23.html
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_hd_7850_power_edition_oc_review,15.html
Yes the 7850 is = to the 6970 when the 7850 is slightly overclocked.

As for the motherboards, I'm not the most familiar with AMD boards so I'll take your word on it.

*EDIT* Good song BTW
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the 990fxa ud3 is an excellent board.
i use an 8120 on a daily basis and im very happy with it.

with the antec 920 that came bundled with your cpu you should be able to hit 4.6ghz with eaze, any higher is dependent on cooling your vrms and case airflow.
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#1. Don't buy refurbished, the company won't honor the 5 year warranty on refurbs. http://www.service.asus.com/#!refurbished-warranty/c16us
#2. DO not get the Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3. They have been plagued with problems. Everything from throttling to boards warping. Don't believe me? Look at the last 20 pages from this thread. http://www.overclock.net/t/1023100/official-gigabyte-ga-990fxa-series-owners-thread-club/7010

A good motherboard is an investment. I love my 990fxa-ud5 but others have reported some problems. The Sabertooth is the most popular AMD 990 board and is worth every penny. But I would not consider saving $20 and losing the 5 year warranty a very good decision at all. Your build seems very solid. The Vertex 4 seems like a good SSD. The psu is solid and a proven good investment. You got a decent buy on the cpu. Everything seems good. Now go get a great motherboard to put it all together! thumb.gif
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