Description

I'm using this build for work/gaming, and sometimes recording/video upload. Had to drill a slot in the case for the fan controller which broke... the monitor is mounted on a custom mount so it won't take additional space. I also have a 35" LG TV hooked to it, Huawei ONT, TP-Link Archer C9 1900Mb router, running at 200 Upload 120 Download speeds from my ISP, NAS is Synology 216SE, 2 Xbox One controllers for platformers, Logitech BRIO – 4K Ultra HD Webcam, Razer Overwatch Mouse Pad and Razer Gunnars for eyewear :D

Gonna be upgrading soon:

GB X570 Elite Ryzen 5 3600 ASUS 5700XT Strix Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB Ram DDR4 Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVME M.2 added for Windows Only NZXT H700i

The fan controller, optical drive, audio and lan cards are gonna be trashed.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good but getting old, never thermal throttled on me, good when paired with water cooling, temps are fine, but I would not recommend it in 2019.

CPU Cooler

The software is crap... CAM needs a whole re-work, the cooler is a beast, keeps my CPU very cool, no issues whatsoever. 2 years using it now.

Motherboard

Gigabyte are always my preferred choice for motherboards, this has worked more than 5 years already.

Memory

XMP set to 2133, working stable with abs no problems. Very happy from the brand.

Storage

Samsung are probably the best in memory, no issues with it, have been using it for about 2 years now.

Storage

One died on me but had it replaced, good service from WD, best drives out there, I'm using it in a nas.

Video Card

BEAST, thermals are optimal, it's very silent, can play games on HIGH/ULTRA.

Case

If you have more money, stay away from this, get something else, and don't use the included fans, I had to cut out my own panel in it for another 5.25 bay.

Power Supply

No problems, 10 year warranty.

Optical Drive

It's ok.

Operating System

If only I could run my games on linux...

Software

Best backup solution.

Sound Card

The sound is great, nowadays motherboards have better onboard audio but this one still rocks.

Case Fan

Silent, cool, no problems, the lighting effect is ok.

Fan Controller

Complete trash, don't buy it, died on me a month later.

Monitor

144HZ gaming, software is crap don't install it, the profile and button gestures are ok, low resolution, but good price.

Keyboard

No issues with it, the software is good, it's a bit more tactile clicky than I expected but it's OK.

Mouse

No issues with it, the software is good.

Headphones

The earpads got scuffed really fast... and they are not integrated in the ny synapse 3.0... this is just sad.

Headphones

Best noise cancelling headset out there, but it's more for mobile than desktop, use it with an android device, great for outdoors.

Speakers

Best compact solution for a 5.1 audio.

External Storage

It's ok had some weird issues in the beginning but it's running fine now.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice! I used to have the FX-8370, and it was a great little CPU. But yeah, definitely not worth buying in 2019.

+1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ty kind sir. I actually bent the PINS on it a few times, fixed it myself.. good as new :D

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Don't throw away the sound card, you should test for yourself if it sounds better or not than the integrated sound.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your nice comment eesti, I'm pretty sure the integrated audio and lan cards of the new mobo are gonna be better than these, released around 10-11 years ago.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Integrated Audio can be dissapointing

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Audio hardware has not exactly been improving by leaps and bounds in the past decade or so. I have a vintage amplifier from the mid 70s that still sounds superb.