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Budget Editing Rig "The Blue Knight" This was my 4th build for a customer. This is a budget editing rig, not meant for games as my client specifically said that he would be doing zero gaming on this rig. Anyways, the CPU is clocked at 4.7 GHz on 1.42v. GPU core clock is at 1225 MHz. The N600 did not have enough clearance for the radiator to fit, so I had to ghetto mount it through the top fan grill. You can see that in the pictures. This rig probably has the best cable management I have ever done, and is silent, cool and quiet. The M5A99FX was a dream to overclock on, very straight forward and simple. We used the MSI R9 280 Gaming card instead of the ASUS, but I had to put the ASUS on the build list because the MSI card went up like $50... Anyways, thanks for checking it out! Leave comments so I can have some feed back.

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 7 points

No gaming but an R9 280? Dafuq.

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah i found that weird too. He could've not gotten the gpu and put in a better CPU and 16gb more of RAM lol. Maybe not that, but you get what I mean.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably a better SSD and CPU. The RAM is enough I think lol

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Video editing can involve some CPU & GPU heavy workloads.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no integrated graphics on AMD FX CPUs, or 990FX boards.... Had to get a GPU, plus it will come in handy for GPU acceleration.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

An R9 280 is a bit overkill especially with the price. A R7 260x or GTX 750 ti would do.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with OblivionXBA. an R9 270 at the most. It's not like video editing is a new thing. Most of the older max $200 cards would suffice.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

uh, yeah for some GPU acceleration, all the budget work station cards are le garbage

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

He could buy then quadro or firepro :\

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If he doesn't need all the horsepower of the professional grade gear, why spend the money on it, and when it comes to the consumer grade stuff, the floating point calculation of the AMD gear is better than nVidia, unless you count the Titan.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

There are some editing programs out there that use GPU compute power more heavily than CPU compute power. And without getting into the astronomical prices of professional grade gear, AMD's floating point does a little better than nVidia cards, unless you count the Titan.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good. I love the blue ASUS mobos.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

solid part choice, and nice cable management. +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Great parts list, and nice cable management. +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build but man that's pretty hot for an 8320. I'd dial back the voltages and overclock considering that 65c is really the hottest an Amd chip should be getting...

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah 200 MHz down would probably be perfect.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

He may be able to lower the volts enough to just put it down 100mhz and keep it a lot cooler

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have used a NVIDIA GPU because most editing applications use CUDA cores (NVIDIA exclusive) to render stuff faster... other than that great build :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you apply thermal paste when you put your water cooler on? You should seriously check if there is something wrong. I have a 50$ 120mm cpu water cooler and it keeps my fx 8320 below 45C at all times.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, of course. I use IC Diamond TP. Do you have the voltage as high as I do? I have it at 1.42v, which is pretty much max safe limit for OCing.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

why the r9 280 for video editing , are they using vegas odd not choosing nvidia with its cuda cores

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If it was for editing, why not put in a nice i5 or i7 and cut back on the graphics, hard drive, and case?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what's the secret with the gpu. At stock speeds I get roughly to 68C. I just literally all builds with the same gpu and everyone is getting max load temps at 60 - 63 C (and some folks including you are overclocked).

Interestingly reviews online show gpu temperature up to 70C on stock speed.

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