Description

I stopped gaming about 5 years ago and was just using my old computer for the normal dad type crap. Pics, Microsoft office, ESPN that kinda of stuff. Then one day my wife says our computer is old. Get a new one, and soon, like this weekend.

Well!!!

Have a look at the new machine. I haven't gotten the cable really under control but here are a few shots of it. Comments and advice are always welcome. Only problem i had was i didn't originally change out my old 750w PSU. But every time my GPU kicked on I went into a reboot loop. Changed out to new PSU and all is well.

I also kept my old keyboard and mouse. Mouse is Logitech MX518. Works and feels comfortable after all these years. Keyboard is a Razor Arctosa. So used to its feel I don't like using anything else. (even at work)

-J

Part Reviews

CPU

So far so good. Runs as advertised.

CPU Cooler

The only drawback was the PITA installation of the fan. It doesn't block my RAM and I cant hear it humming throughout the house.

Motherboard

Looks nice, seems to be running fine. Only thing is the SATA connection from the front of case connectors feels a tad loose.

Storage

Wasn't going huge size here. Just enough to load up Windows and a few games.

Storage

It works, it hold all my files, pics. What else do you want?

Video Card

Beast.... wont need to change this anytime soon. Agree?

Case

Nice case, plenty of room. Wish the built in fans had longer power cables for better routing.

Monitor

Huge upgrade from my old Samsung 21". Easy on the eyes while working or gaming.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Any reasons why you went with an FX 9590 instead of one of the new Ryzen 7 CPU's?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I take a wild shot with this comment now, but I would say it has something to with money. 330 vs. 141 bucks.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If he'd just waited a little bit longer for a Ryzen 5 1400. Even at stock speeds the Ryzen 5 1400 beats/matches the FX-9590, and it's much much better for the electricity bill and heat output,

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me get this straight, your Wife demanded you build this? If so... you are a very lucky man!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressed to say the least that you are running a 9590 on air. I am running two of them on liquid due to thermal shut down under load every time on air. FYI swap out those 1866 sticks and get two 2133's. And if you really want to have some fun get another 1070 :) Points for another 9590 build with the 1800x here and keeping AM3+ alive.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

holy Crap!

+1 for running a FX 9590 on air in 2017 after Ryzen and having temps that are good.

Wait what are the temps under load, have you tested with Prime 95?

ALSO why not a Noctua-NH D15 or Cryorig Ultimate?

Personally with your build I think the case is nice and love Evga SC 1070. You should be good in the graphics department!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. I'm debating the monitors. Whats your thoughts on them now you've had them a while? Would it be possible to see the dual monitor setup you have?

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hardest is has been taxed is playing Overwatch.. Max temp was 46C. But it is something I'm watching and debating getting liquid cooled.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

An AIO may just be a smart choice... especially since this is one culprit of global warming contrary to the new Ryzen series.

Either way, 46C isn't that bad. +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

You should try something more taxing on it to make sure its stable, I've never seen an FX-9590 remain stable on air. Even 3Dmark may knock it out, overwatch definitely won't its very lightweight. Give 3Dmark and PCmark a try. Any "stable" 9590s I've ever seen run a 240mm liquid AIO. Check the temps as well, make sure you use AMD Overdrive to monitor thermal margin. Most temp software does not monitor the 9590 (or any FX chip) correctly.

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