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AMD FX-8350 8-Core BE
Manufacturer: amd
Core Speed: 4000 MHz Turbo 4300
Bus Speed: 200MHz
Multiplier: 20x to 23
Rated FSB: 2600MHz
Voltage: 1.38V
L1 Data Cache: 8 x 16 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line sizeKBytes
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line sizeKBytes
Level 2 Cache: 4 x 2048 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size KBytes
Level 3 Cache: 8 MBytes, 64-way set associative, 64-byte line size KBytes
Idle Temperature: 30 Celsius
Load Temperature: 46 Celsius
Cost: $120.00
MSi 970A Gaming Pro Carbon
Cost: $99.00
MSi RX460
Manufacturer: ati
Memory: 2 GBytes
Cost: $99.00
Patriot Viper Black Mamba DDR3
Size: 8 GBytes
Count: 2
Speed: PC3-12800
Voltage: 1.65V
Frequency: 1600MHz
Cost: $100.00
Hard Drive
Seagate ST2000DX002 Win7
Capacity: 2 TB
Cost: $89.00
Samsung M2 SSD Win 10
Capacity: 500 GB
Optical Drive
Plextor PXL890A Lightscribe DVD Writer
Cost: $35.00
Operating System
Windows Home Premium 64
Cost: $70.00
Windows 10 Pro
Cost $150.00
Dell U2917W
Cost: $399.00
Kaliber Backlit Gaming Keyboard GKB704L-BK IOGEAR
Cost: $50.00
Mad Katz Rat 3
Cost: $50.00
Raidmax Monster II
Cost: $79.00
Titan Fenrir Evo TTC-NK85TZ V3
Cost: $50.00
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller
Cost: $40.00
Cougar 120 HDB Rear Case Fan
Cost: $15.00
Phantek 140 Front Case Fans
Cost: $15.00
Power Supply
Antec 750 CGP
Cost: $120.00
I matched most hardware to my Internet PC. My MSi 970A Gaming Pro Carbon Dual Boots Windows 7 and 10. My Raidmax Monster II believe it or not, has a a smaller footprint than the NZXT gaming case it replaced. I needed a case with a smaller footprint for my new printer and my Dell 29" widescreen. Weirdly, the 8350 that replaced my 8320 works faster and cooler. And no OC needed. But, it took me while to realize I had to manually set the FSB to 2600.

The Monster II did not have nearly the component cooling of the NZXT at first. Mods were needed. I ditched the top fan filter (I positioned back of case under the hutch overhang on my desk to minimize dust fall into case). I used my Dremmel grinding tool to widen the strakes 2mm on the inside of the plastic top fan grate. I also widened the inside strakes of the front grill.

I have a 2000 RPM Dual BB for the pull fan. A 1600 RPM Quiet Cougar for push fan. I replaced the top (Raidmax) fans with Corsair AF120s. The two front fans with Phantek 140 900 RPM. The Phanteks take so much power I had to use the motherboard fan connections. The pull fan also controlled by mainboard. The push fan and rest of case fans are controlled my NZXT 5 channel controller.

The temps were better but hot air was still trapped inside the case. The answer. Gorilla Tape (Tough Black Duct Tape).

My Fenrir Heat sink is square the size of a 120MM fan. I removed the 140MM above the CPU. Then I wrapped the whole smack from the push fan, around the heatsink, around the pull fan and sealed the one and half inch space to the top of the case. Basically, I created a stove pipe that draw air from the GPU area (another cooling win) with the quiet push fan near me and forced out of the case by the powerful pull fan (which is now muffled).

Finally, I had to cut a square 80MM hole in the HDD tray. I attached a Silenx 80MM connected to NZXT fan control. 40C HDD becomes 30C HDD idle.

Ta Da! Cool and quiet! And yes, the GPU, NB, VRM as well as the CPU and case temps all lower thanks mainly to a $5.97 roll of tape, and a $8.95 HDD fan..

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