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Wouldn't you say also though , that the saberooth is the middle ground betwen the ud3 and the crosshair??

Every review I've read for the two, all show the FSB is capable of 320MHz..... I know you don't need that particular ability with these chips, but to me, it's a good indication of the boards overclockability.
They also all boasted equal or better overclocks than the UD3 (and other mid-range boards) with slightly less voltage.

I was thinking that, the only thing that bugs me there is that the Saber doesn't go well with my color choices :c
I'm trying to stick with a red/black scheme as cliche as that is. Otherwise I love the Sabertooth.
post #12 of 178
Actually, iRush brings up a good point about slot spacing for the GPUs. Crosshair is going to cram the two together I think. Sabertooth, on the other hand, leaves a single slot's worth of space between GPUs. So here's my suggestion:

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8370E 3.3GHz 8-Core Processor ($187.27 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($175.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: *Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($162.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1322.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-13 21:17 EST-0500

This is the maximum amount of system you'll end up wanting/needing. It's about $1600 without rebates. Things you can do to reduce that:
  • Replace the 8370E with the slightly slower and much cheaper 8320E. Both of them overclock very well.
  • Grab the Gigabyte board instead, but be aware that it won't support overclocks quite as high. That also means you can save on the cooler.
  • The RAM there is the cheapest 2x4GB kit in PC Part Picker's database, and it updates each time you refresh the list. I didn't specify a frequency since that rarely makes a difference.
  • Get a smaller SSD or get a cheaper Seagate HDD. Sadly, WD's other large capacity options are 5400RPM. MX100 is usually the cheapest SSD I'd recommend, but Corsair drives are also good (but not at MSRP).
  • Cheapest 290s out there, so there's not much you can do. I'd avoid 7970s or 280Xs and definitely 285s.
  • Best case on the market according to Hardware Canucks. It has the same features you'll see on a lot of $130-160 cases.
  • I think the PSU is a rebranded SeaSonic, but I might be wrong. You ought to be fine with a 750W unit, but overclocked FX runs hot, as do Hawaii GPUs.

EDIT: Formatting I hope.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 1/13/15 at 6:17pm
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post #13 of 178
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($132.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahelms (No Fans) CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($108.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card ($301.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE278H 27.0" Monitor ($208.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($29.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $1531.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I added OS, Monitor so no Crossfire. Solid build IMO. I went with the Megahelms instead of a water cooler as I personally feel its just better, even picked out some fans for it too. Yeah its a bit over the $1500 mark, but not by much.
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^^ Megahelms is an amazing cooler. I've used them twice. If that's a cooler in consideration (it could go well aesthetically) don't forget to buy fans smile.gif
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I added fans into that build. Corsair AF120 2 pack. So he can do Push/Pull on that cooler.
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post #16 of 178
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

Actually, iRush brings up a good point about slot spacing for the GPUs. Crosshair is going to cram the two together I think. Sabertooth, on the other hand, leaves a single slot's worth of space between GPUs. So here's my suggestion:

Parts list
This is the maximum amount of system you'll end up wanting/needing. It's about $1600 without rebates. Things you can do to reduce that:
  • Replace the 8370E with the slightly slower and much cheaper 8320E. Both of them overclock very well.
  • Grab the Gigabyte board instead, but be aware that it won't support overclocks quite as high. That also means you can save on the cooler.
  • The RAM there is the cheapest 2x4GB kit in PC Part Picker's database, and it updates each time you refresh the list. I didn't specify a frequency since that rarely makes a difference.
  • Get a smaller SSD or get a cheaper Seagate HDD. Sadly, WD's other large capacity options are 5400RPM. MX100 is usually the cheapest SSD I'd recommend, but Corsair drives are also good (but not at MSRP).
  • Cheapest 290s out there, so there's not much you can do. I'd avoid 7970s or 280Xs and definitely 285s.
  • Best case on the market according to Hardware Canucks. It has the same features you'll see on a lot of $130-160 cases.
  • I think the PSU is a rebranded SeaSonic, but I might be wrong. You ought to be fine with a 750W unit, but overclocked FX runs hot, as do Hawaii GPUs.

EDIT: Formatting I hope.

Alright, I'm 50/50 between the 8320 & 8370. Would it be smarter to get the 8320 and just OC it to match an 8370?

I am currently looking into a crucial SSD.

Why would you avoid the 7970? Just curious.

And the only reason I am turned off with the Phantek is the aesthetics. I like the simplicity of the Fractal/Corsair.

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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($132.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahelms (No Fans) CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($108.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card ($301.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE278H 27.0" Monitor ($208.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($29.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $1531.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-13 21:11 EST-0500

I added OS, Monitor so no Crossfire. Solid build IMO. I went with the Megahelms instead of a water cooler as I personally feel its just better, even picked out some fans for it too. Yeah its a bit over the $1500 mark, but not by much.

Definitely a solid build imo, I love that monitor btw. This is damn close to winner.

I'm only curious about the cooler, what makes you think the mega is better than a closed loop? It's about the same price if not a little more than an H90.
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I added fans into that build. Corsair AF120 2 pack. So he can do Push/Pull on that cooler.

Indeed you did sir, I must have missed that smile.gif Sorry about that.
post #18 of 178
The H90 is going to be a bit louder as the density of the fins in the Rad are going to create more noise as the air flows over them than the Megahelms will. Not to mention the performance of the H90 over the Megahelm will be negligible. And the Megahelms has less to fail. If a fan fails replace the fan. If something on the H90 fails, well replace the whole bloody cooler. Even though the Corsair AIO Coolers have a pretty good track record, there are still failures, leaks etc. It happens.

AND!!!

They made a Red Version of the Megahelms.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1535041/megahalems-red-series-oh-my#post_23386674

I will get one. I swear I will.
Edited by Erick Silver - 1/13/15 at 6:38pm
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The H90 is going to be a bit louder as the density of the fins in the Rad are going to create more noise as the air flows over them than the Megahelms will. Not to mention the performance of the H90 over the Megahelm will be negligible. And the Megahelms has less to fail. If a fan fails replace the fan. If something on the H90 fails, well replace the whole bloody cooler. Even though the Corsair AIO Coolers have a pretty good track record, there are still failures, leaks etc. It happens.

AND!!!

They made a Red Version of the Megahelms.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1535041/megahalems-red-series-oh-my#post_23386674

I will get one. I swear I will.


Oh lawd. Red = Sex.

I might just buy. drool.gif
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Any particular reason you chose the Powercolors?
And why the noctua vs H90? I know the Noctua is a damn amazing air cooler, I'm just curious.

And I'm not a -huge- fan of the Phantek cases, though the rest of this build is pretty damn nice.
I go with air over AIO water because air, and specifically the NH-D14, is within a few C of AIO coolers, are quieter, and they're cheaper.

The Powercolors are clocked very high out of the box and have a very nice cooling solution, plus for $30 cheaper than the competition, I feel they should get the nod.
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