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So I've had the motherboard, RAM, and processor for some time now. It's been through two case transplants and this is the final one. I went with an 8350 for the hell of it, as I was too cheap to purchase an Intel. I do a lot of virtualization labs on this along with gaming. To tell you the truth, I don't play a lot of super high end triple A games. This should get me through until I see if Ryzen, or the gen after it is worth going for, if not I'm going Intel the next round. However, as is, this is great for my purposes. Pardon the terrible pictures. Photography is not my thing.

Yes I do know that I had yellow zip ties. That was all of what I had at the time. So I had to make due and hide them as well as I can.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous build! Never get tired of black and blue themes!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you much. It was originally in a Zalman Z9 but I wanted something a little sleeker and with more focused air flow. The motherboard and ram were already blue so I just went with it.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you notice any coil whine from that card? My brother has that card but the 4gb version and it makes a really annoying noise.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I have no coil whine at all. It's pretty quiet. Even under load. Now I have only had it a short time so I can't attest to whether it may show up.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this build cause it's solid and I love amd, I have a fx 8320 setup just missing a gpu that I can't seem to bring myself to sell lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you much!!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the colors, and the name!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, is that video card cable annoying? I see that you are using the S340 which has a hole in the PSU shroud, but the Nitro+ card's power goes through the side of the card, not the front. Does routing the cable through the hole in the shroud and plugging it into the side of the card look strange or feel strange?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it did kind of weird me out a bit. But I can live with it. However, the cable that really sucked(especially for this particular motherboard.) is plugging in and routing that USB 3.0 header. That cable has no give to it and bending it was a pain to move it around. Once you tie up the video cable though, it was really no big deal. The options for cable management on the S340 are mind numbing for one's needs really. When I got in there working I kept discovering nooks and crannies that I could tuck cables.

If you do plan to get the S340 some things to consider are where your front USB 3.0 header is. Also, keep in mind, they do scratch a bit easily. Finally, if you have platter hard drives, make sure to put those into the cage before you install the power supply. The location of them and the clearance between the PSU is not much and screwing them in is difficult that way. Now that's not to say it's a bad case. It's a great case!! Those are just a few caveats I ran into.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have the S340, it's the graphics card I was worrying about. Thank you for the feedback, I might not get the card just because of the weird power slot placement.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Good to see an amd build, and a blue build! Refreshing +1

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