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This was my very first time building a computer, so it took me over two days to get it finished. I built this to play EU4 better, and I have accomplished that goal. I think it was overkill. Too late now.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build overall, i would rotate the cooler though to blow the heat out the exhaust fan on the back of the case.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought I was going to be able to do that, but BradBlex is right. There wasn't really any way to position the fan on the sides because of the socket.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey bud nice build, you could pop the fan off the CPU cooler and put it so it's exhausting upwards out the top, probably wouldn't make a huge difference but it would be better for airflow. Enjoy your new build.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No. That is the tx coolers that have that issue. Ive installed the 212 on 4 other builds with heatsink and fan going to back of case instead of top down. Example here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/7rkLrH

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Builds their first PC...

Gets a crappy 8350 over a 6600k or 7600k...

Now you are bottlenecking your GPU.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to use all of your fans? Isnt the 970 not capable of running all those fans? or are you directly to the ps on some?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

All of my fans are attached to the mother board. If I remember correctly, the front two case fans are connected to the same pin

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

AMD FX 8350 with 1070, wow. You might be bottlenecking (loosing the value of your 1070). I see your knew, great build but the next upgrade I'd do would be getting a i5 6600k and like a Z170 motherboard. Nice build anyways. Good luck in the #pcmasterrace =)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

He is bottlenecking that CPU quite hard...

I'd be bothering to get a quality CPU like the 7600k and a Z270 board...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So does that mean the CPU is preventing me from getting the full potential of the 1070? And thanks!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the performance of the 1070 should be lacking. It's just because AMD's older processors sometimes cant get the full potential of the new graphic's card. But your processor would probably cover until your ready to upgrade down the line, if that's the route your wanting to take.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

Why did you get an 8350?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Which CPU would you recommend?

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

A ryzen cpu

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

if he wanted an amd cpu he should have waited for ryzen

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The current cheapest ryzen is close to triple the price of the CPU op used

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

Do you not know that they will be releasing lower end ryzens?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

do you not know when? not everyone wants to wait to build a new pc for months on end.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I do know bit it probably won't be real estate tell June assuming what I remember is true

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

Bottlenecking in a nice case. Interesting

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm completely new to this, which part is bottlenecking? I understand what it means, I'm just not experienced enough to understand which part is bottlenecking.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It means that the 1070 has a ton of power, but the processor is holding it back. I don't know if that is necessarily the case here, and would do more research before taking action. Overclocking is making your CPU faster in the bios. Since you have a good cooler, you could probably overclock pretty far without endangering your CPU. I would definitely overclock your CPU, because it will decrease the bottleneck, if there is any, and allow you to get higher fps and general performance. Research and make sure you understand both bottlenecks and overclocking before you do anything

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottlenecking is where a hardware part in your PC is holding back the entire system from achieving Max FPS in games and lower overall performance in tasks.

In your PC the FX chip is limiting the GTX 1070. The max/avg/min Fps will be lower that say with a i5-6500 and up. OR you could go with a Ryzen chip. it releasing on March 02th 2017.

you can OC the FX chip also to help lower the Bottleneck effect on the GTX 1070.

and you can game at a higher resolution such as 1400p if possible.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

You know the 1070 is getting bottlenecked?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't quite understand what over-clocking is yet. It's beyond my level of computer knowledge at the moment.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking is basically getting more power out of your processor for free with a program. It will shorten the life of your processor if your not putting safe levels of power to it or overclocking it to much. Just look up a video about it on LinusTechTips. He covers everything.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

To over clock the FX chip you should check out Howzer tech FX 6300 overclocking guide on YouTube.

This will provide the basics on how to overclock the FX chips. The example in the video will be FX 6300.

For your FX 8350 there is one on YouTube Titled "Beginners Guide: How to overclock AMD Processors FX-8350 Pile driver" .