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My multi-purpose personal computer

by joesheepy



Date Published

July 11, 2018

Date Built

July 11, 2018

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

49.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C


Some things to note; - Have custom painted the T9 case in white - Case fans were swapped out for "ubanner 120mm RGB fans" (5 installed) - Had to create a custom mount for the third front case fan - Coloured backplate replaced with black backplate - CPU runs @4ghz overclock during the recent summer heat (in the UK, temperatures outside of 25C+)

Bought originally with much different hardware, this is the current iteration of my home system that throughout the years has handled everything from intense video gaming, 3D video and model rendering to hosting trial database servers and handling connections.

Another thing to note is the displayed pricing is by no means accurate for UK purchases... CPU = £45-£50 ($66) GPU = £200 ($264) Thus the total price is a LOT less than what is listed. Closer to the £400 ($500) mark.

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latc1956 2 points 1 month ago

+1 for a steadfast steed! To fellow commenters: joesheepy did state that "...this build was a current iteration of my home system that throughout the years has handled..." When you all see the words "throughout the years has handled" it means this is a system updated from older parts. Ryzen is nice, but not everybody can afford a new build and specifically this builder has been relegated to simply update what they already own. The fact they were even finally able to make upgrades and then the builder chose to share it with us is an accomplishment.

What I see is not just a FX-8320 3.5ghz 8-core. I see a very good Hyper 212 CPU cooler, a good name brand Asus motherboard, 16gb Corsair and Kingston RAM, a GTX 1060, and a Corsair 550w PSU. When the time comes for this builder to upgrade, he can sell his older parts and apply the funds to buy newer parts which includes a SSD. Since he has good quality name brand parts he should have no problem at all. He's even overclocked his system and painted the case and yet his CPU seems to be the source of discontent to some. I feel sure he's doing the best he can do with what he's got and by his description, that seems to be the case. This is all of us at some stage of our computer building. We've all been blessed to build computers. Praise The Lord and Godspeed to you all - Philippians 2:13!!

joesheepy submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Thank you very much for the kind words, good sir! Admittedly if I had all the money in the world my house would be cluttered with old computer hardware haha

Flika1999 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Why not Go for Ryzen 3? It preforms much better than FX chips for not much more money.

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

I used to own a FX 8320 until I upgraded in april 2017. I had never been soo happy to upgrade before and I do not miss that old toaster one bit. On one of the game forums I regularly visit I wrote a whole thread about my experience with gaming on a fx 8320/pentium g4600/R7 1800x and even the pentium was smashing the FX CPU in performance. With WoW specifically it had like double the FPS with double the game settings.

That forum post is here if you want to see it: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20763186195

joesheepy submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

A friend of mine upgraded to a Ryzen 5 1600x and was no longer using his fx8320, so I paid Next to nothing for a slight increase in CPU power. I do have my eyes on potentially purchasing the aforementioned 1600x but only when I can for sure afford to also upgrade to a high end motherboard and RAM to accompany it. :)

LeMMingSlayeR 18 Builds 0 points 1 month ago
 CPU = £45-£50 ($66)

As much as I would agree, for $66 USD it's not a bad budget option and can still play modern games.