The Exiled Airman
- Jul 2, 2007
- 27,403 (6.11/day)
- Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
|Processor||AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz|
|Motherboard||Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios|
|Cooling||Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED|
|Memory||16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)|
|Video Card(s)||AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB|
|Display(s)||NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)|
|Case||AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR|
|Power Supply||Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)|
|Mouse||Roccat Kone XTD|
|Keyboard||Roccat Ryos MK Pro|
|Software||Windows 7 Pro 64|
R2.0 Sabertooth doesnt have the plastic shroud, i seen a review of it pushing a 8350 to 5+GHz. Ive also learned if i Keep the HD small it reduces the amt of stuff i can lose all at once.Get an 8320 unless you want to throw money away, same thing as the 8350. Mobo is more important, you want a lot of power phase. Sabertooth will be okay though. I don't think the 8350 is any better binned then the 8320 so its a waste.
Sound cards are usually a waste nowadays. I'd skip it and see if the onboard is good enough for you first before buying.
I'd get a WD Caviar black with the newer controller over a velociraptor. Better HD overall.
No complaints otherwise. Sabertooth you are paying for looks, usually they have a deluxe model asus that has same features without the cheap plastic cover. Its stil a good mobo though.
Also about the sound card- ive used them since I owned the SB PCI512. I have a XFi PCI but i know that cards long in the tooth now.
About Video cards- 290 or 290X- doesnt matter to me- ill be piecing the machine together.