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[UPDATE 1] Bought a gtx 1070 to replace my 760, probably going to have it in mid july, also going to order a new motherboard to replace the gigabyte since it has some issues and i do not feel safe with it. I might order the MSI 970 Gaming motherboard. I also bought some logitech z150 speakers, they're pretty basic, not very loud but its fine fore watching vids with friends.

[UPDATE 2] Got a new motherboard, this is the UD5 instead of UD3, yet it seems better but i already got two crashes since i got it, wondering if the problem is something else than the motherboard...

Hey guys, this my first build ever so mistakes were made, i had a basic hp pc that wasn't very good for gaming and then some months later, i had my first job so i thought it was time to get a real gaming pc but i didnt know as much as i do now on pc parts...

Now that i know a bit more about it, its not as good as i tought it would but for now it still does its job i guess. I can play most of my games at the highest settings: fallout 4, Battlefield 4, DOOM, Far Cry 4, Star wars battlefront. Some games i can run pretty descently but not at highest settings, Grand Theft auto 5, Elite Dangerous, Ark: Survival evolved, Project Cars. Yet some games i can barely run at low and lag: Star Citizen, Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Recently i had a problem that i thought was coming from the motherboard but turns out it was the power supply so i changed it for the corsair 750w ( i had a 600w, so i thought getting a better one for later upgrades). BUT thats not all now i really think i have another issue with the motherborad, the first PCI-e x16 slot isnt working anymore and the dual channel slots for the ram are giving me blue screens so i have to put my ram and graphic card in the other slots. (wich i will change sometime this summer)

There's nothing much to say about the cpu cooler, its working fine even tho i should probably have got a liquid cooling one since its not an Intel cpu but it still doesn't heat up that much even while playing i get about 45c and about 10-25c when browsing internet

Now lets talk about the graphic card, this card is pretty good, it dosen't heat much too but since its not a high end card it wont run games as good as i first thought it would and i think about buying the htc's Vive later, so i might buy either a gtx 1080/1070 (still waiting for the prices) or wait a little to see a possible price drop on a gtx 980ti. ps: i had oculus rift dk2 and it worked pretty good on the gtx 760 so im expecting it would still run the CV1 as well even if its not recommended.

Overall, i think its a good build but i need a bit more performance coming from the GPU and if someone were to build something similar i would probably recommend to get a better cpu cooler and motherboard.

PS: i also have my windows is installed on my SSD, wich is much better than my old pc, totally recommend doing this.

Part Reviews

CPU

Pretty good processor for the price, definitely recommend for cheap gaming build.

CPU Cooler

Doing a good job even if i have an AMD processor, would recommend to any intel cpu users.

Memory

Great product, good speed, low price, would recommend unless you really want DDR4.

Storage

Good product, had no problem with it, the price was a bit high when i bought it but now its cheaper so i might recommend looking for higher storage unless you only want to run your windows on it.

Storage

Good product, sometimes i feel like its a bit slow to load something when im not using it after a while, because my windows and most programs are installed on my SSD i suppose it take a little time to start it. Pretty cheap for the storage i think. I would recommend looking for a SSHD wich might be faster than the HDD yet cheaper than a SSD.

Video Card

This is the best gpu i ever bought yet, i had a gtx 760 before but needed something stronger for coming games and possibly the htc's Vive. Works perfectly, not louder than my previous and gets much better performances wich is expected. 5/5 would buy again.

Case

Great product, the size is good for most motherboard, graphic cards , cpu coolers. Would recommend to anyone looking for a cheap case with good space. Includes two fans wich i didn't notice on the case's description. Lack of some space behind to hide cables.

Power Supply

Good quality product, i bought it from a little computer store wich made me pay like 50$ more than on internet wich got me a little mad when i noticed it..

Optical Drive

I guess most of us take this to install windows or a few games we still have on our shelves but it does its job without making too much noise, would recommend.

Operating System

Windows 7 is great but i would probably recommend windows 8 even if a lot of people complain about it, i got to use it for about a year and when you know how it works i think it can be better. Yet i wouldn't recommend windows 10, it slowed down every computer i've seen, it installed a lot of useless programs and comes with bullsh*t settings.

Wireless Network Adapter

Great prouduct, i have 30mb/s download and 10mb/s upload and i never lose signal with this. Would recommend.

Case Fan

Nice cheap fans, does its job well, would recommend.

Monitor

Great monitor, with 1 ms and 144hz its a good deal if you're looking for a 1920x1080 monitor. 24" is a good size for gaming in my opinion. Would recommend.

Keyboard

I was used to a cheap hp keyboard with flat keys on it wich i liked better over big keys like this one but it was time for me to change it because some buttons had problems, yet i think its a good product, the programmable buttons were a bit annoying at first because i wasn't used to have buttons at the left of ctrl and shift so i kept clicking these instead but now its fine. I love the backlit keys, much easier to play at night. Would recommend, like most of logitech gaming products.

Mouse

This mouse is very good for gaming, the only con i see is that its wired but good wireless mouses are much more expensive so i had to deal with the wires.. Would recommend.

Headphones

This headset is good for gaming and "skyping?" the only cons i see is the wire, i keep rolling over it with my chair and the little mute/volume controller is too far from the headset on the wire so when i put it on a desk or my chair's arm it keep smacking on the floor so now the sound is a bit glitching when i move the sound wheel, i wouldn't recommend for making youtube videos or streaming but would recommend for gaming.

Speakers

I bought these speakers mostly for watching vids or play games when i got friends with me so i didn't need high quality speakers but these ones are good enough. If you wan't to listen to loud music i would recommend getting better quality and louder ones.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

G402 users unite!!!! :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are you using the 212 Evo? I thought the 9590 recommended water cooling only.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, your CPU temps are actually better than my 4th gen i5's!

That's incredible for an fx 9590!
  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points
I think OP needs to use AMD OverDrive to read the temps. I used AMD OverDrive for AMD processors.
  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Swap your SSD and CPU for a Mushkin/Samsung and a i5 6600k and a better CPu cooler and you'll be set

Also those temps are totally fake

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Any pics inside the case?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, updated!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it dangerous to have temps that low? lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely temps with Cool 'n Quiet mode on if he used AMD OverDrive for overclocking instead of BIOS overclocking

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you live in an Igloo?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yep #Canada xD, nah i guess my programs gave me wrong temps somehow..

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

JustAMDThings

  • 42 months ago
  • -1 points

Honesty, you should have purchased the i5-6600k for around the same price ($219 at frys right now). The AMD FX-9590 requires liquid cooling so the EVO 212 needs to be replaced.

Here is the info from Toms Hardware regarding the CPU:

Warning: The power draw of this CPU is almost twice that of the average CPU. Due to this, AMD recommends using at minimum a 1000W power supply. For cooling, AMD recommends using either either closed loop liquid cooling or full system liquid cooling.

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  • 42 months ago
  • -2 points

considering he has a good cooler for it there is no reason to spend the money on an i5 that would require a new motherboard and new RAM. it would only give a slight performance increase for about a $500 upgrade.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

A slight performance increase? LOL More than that besides nothing would bottleneck his CPU

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD recommends you watercool this chip, dude. And I have to agree, the $200+ the OP spent on the chip would have been better if he had gone i5-6600K instead. (Disclaimer: all my posted builds here are Team Red.) The 9590 is a rip considering that a 8350 oc'd to about 4.4-4.5ghz performs about the same, doesn't need an AIO, and is about 25% cheaper.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I cant agree with you more Solarix. Plus, the OP needs to ditch the EVO 212 and purchase an AIO watercooler if he plans to stick with the FX 9590.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Negative aren't you?

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Negative. But he isn't wrong.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

well if its ********, go tell that to the ones who own Core Temp and Gpu Temp apps..

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

well i tested OD and it was giving me 40c while browsing internet and 24c while gaming, now theres something wrong xD

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is super late but I would encourage getting the Corsair H100i AIO Water Cooler. Keeps my 9590 45-55c under load and 20-25c on idle. Also, the temp sensors on AMD boards are always off. I can say for a fact that the Hyper 212 evo is not enough to dissipate 220 watts worth of heat on a day to day basis. If you want to keep a air cooler I recommend the Thermaltake NiC 5. It can dissipate up to 240 watts worth of heat.