- Jun 8, 2011
- 5,095 (1.67/day)
- Somerset, UK
|System Name||Not so complete or overkill|
|Processor||5960X @ 4.20Ghz @ 1.06v - For Crunching!!|
|Motherboard||MSI X99 Titanium Gaming|
|Cooling||Custom loop with old bits and pieces that I need to replace|
|Memory||G Skill TridentX 3466 non RGB..|
|Video Card(s)||2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition|
|Storage||Sandisk 120Gb SSD, 2 x 2Tb Sammy 3.5" drives - Need more drives!!|
|Display(s)||3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)|
|Case||10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??|
|Power Supply||EVGA T2 1200w|
|Benchmark Scores||It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!|
Just as a thought I believe the FX8320 is also a 125W CPU so in that case you'd have gained some more cores and I think some CPU speed going for that? It's definitely another CPU on my hit list I look forward to seeing the end results and more so, pics!!Just pulled the trigger on a FX 4350 CPU from eBay for a total cost of $40.00.
This is a quad core "piledriver" chip that runs stock at 4.2Ghz with turbo up to 4.3Ghz!!
I selected this chip in the hopes that it may be binned slightly better due to the higher turbo frequency. It also has a full 8MB of Level 3 cache. At 125W It's also less taxing on my motherboard/power supply than an 8xxx series chip, so perhaps we can lean on it a little harder.
So the specs for the rest of this build include:
-80GB Intel Sata III SSD 3500 Series
-8GB KIT of DDR3 7-8-7-20 Corsair XMS3
-Fractal Designs Celsius S36 Liquid Cooler
-CoolerMaster Sileo - quiet, soundproof case
-Nvidia 2GB Video Card
-Biostar TA970 mainboard
-Antec NeoPower 650W blue power supply.
CPU should be here within the week, and we will jump right into it.
My general goal is 5.0Ghz with liquid cooling!
Pictures and updates to follow!
That sounds like a defeatist attitude to me!!I wish I could have a Bulldozer chip myself. An 8000 series chip would be a nice drop in upgrade for my Athlon II x4 system, but the board won't take Bulldozer chips... so buying Bulldozer means buying a motherboard as well... and I can't be paying for a board and CPU just to get a Bulldozer chip.