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Office work. Communication with LED sign. Multiple VM's. After work hours games :)

Could not install windows10 from the cd, but was able to install it after making bootable GPT partition ISO image on a USB drive. Even after windows10 was installed, the Asrock motherboard would not boot to the M.2 SSDrive. After viewing the Asrock website, my SSD was not on the compatible list, so I switched to a SATA SSD (not on this list) that I got from Best Buy.

As for the GTX950 video cards, the DVI to VGA adapters made the monitor go blank after a while on one monitor, and distorted the color on the other monitor. One monitor had a DVI port so I used a DVI cord and the monitor was fine. The other monitor did not have a DVI port so I used a VGA to HDMI adapter and now that is fine too.

One other problem I had is when I created a VM and tried to put Mac OS Yosemite on it. The AMD processor doesn't work well with a MAC OS. I was able to get it to function eventually after installing several programs, but would not recommend a AMD processor if you have plans on installing a MAC OS in a VM. The VM's with windows and linux installed on it work fine.

Also the X9 ATX case is huge...way too big. I was just looking for something different so I thought that I was buying roughly the same size as mid tower but just shaped differently. But it is the size of a small refrigerator. It was my fault for just going by the picture and not looking at the dimensions, and I kept it anyway cause I have just enough space next to my desk for it, and it now serves a dual purpose as a little table :)

Everything works well now. PC boots into windows very fast. Onboard sound is very good. Video cards work well now, and work well in a game even with all graphics options turned on...no lag at all.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 19 points

So why not go for an i7 or xeon instead of the AMD Central Heater Unit? You can get some pretty good deals on Xeons. I just got a 1240v3 for $220.

Also, you could've saved $15 or so if you just got a 16GB kit.

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD Central Heater Unit

You deserve more upvotes, sir.

  • 51 months ago
  • -2 points

indeed

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

Can you explain why a 9590 w/ a 212 evo? You should have got the non OEM with the watercooler for a little more or less. Also, why SLI 950s? As ziggurant666 said it would be useful in VMs, but is there any other reasoning?

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

You are pushing that 550w PSU HARD.

115w for each 950 + 240w for the CPU.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

this build is beyond hilarious... this build is into whacky la-la land... a 220W 9590, cooled by a little hyper 212 evo, along with two 950 SLI...(that I srsly hope you bought separately), powered by a low tier ranked CS series 550W Corsair psu...

you get a +1 just cause it actually works.... O.O

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

true, a noctua nh-u12s has problems cooling that cpu at stock, only capable of giving base clock speeds and 67 degrees load temps... Hyper 212 evo is even worse when used at heavily overclocked cpu's (9590 is basically a good binned 8350 with crazy voltages) :P

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that CPU is a way too hot and it needs 200 W, i dont think anyone should buy it and push it to the limit without a very good CPU cooler.

  • 51 months ago
  • -1 points

Its a huge mess and bad choice of parts imo. Why get two 950 wehn he couldve gotten a gtx 970?... Its bad planning and lack of asking for other opinions. I cringed pretty hard when i saw this. Now maybe to make u feel better, go check out my build of which most of the parts have been getting in from the mail this week! XD http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BJwpCJ

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I never see 9590 builds... Hardly ever...

Kudos on getting the Mac software to work with it though! Nice to see some diversity in the PCP build community, too many Intel builds :P +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

A Samsung 950 PRO 256GB would have been a better option for only a few extra $ more. Your cable management in the inside of your case is much more nicer than the cable management on the outside of it!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha...I haven't been on here in a long time, but I like the comments. I guess I'll take some time and answer some question just in case anyone else checks out the build. I probably shouldn't have posted this build since it isn't ideal for everyone. There are a lot of outside variables for my choices. I work at a non-profit, small office and have many roles with 1 being computer support. So I do try to think ahead and stretch the dollar and cannibalize other PC's for their parts. My reasons for buying two gtx950 cards was because i was going to remove 1 in the near future to put in a different pc. I knew that when I bought them, but still needed to stretch the dollar and it was a good price at the time. Also the fx9590 worked fine but it did run hot. I ended up swapping it for a fx8350, and that works great also. I will be using the fx9590 for another machine. And I got the AMD instead of the Intell because, in the end, it was all about the price.
The PSU works great and I've never had any problems. The case is still ridiculous and I should never have got it, but maybe that's what kept my fx9590 cool enough. It comes with a big fan and has ton's of other fan slots, and I cannibalized older PC's for their fans and used them...either way, it worked for the time. As for my cable management in my office, I inherited it that way, nobody is seeing it, and I don't have time make it nice, lol. I may post more pics of my office cable management just to bug all you OCD people :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is hilarious and the FX-9590 is a really fun looking CPU. +1

At least all that room in the case should mean that cooling is straightforward? What kind of temperatures are you getting on it?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This one is definitely different! Fist time seeing an SM951 on AMD actually, how does the drive perform?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite unique build I would say... +1 for that !

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn sorry about all the problems. Glad it all worked out.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Y two 950's.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

what in the logical moby clap willy is saved world did you do here?!??!!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management please.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Price of 2 950's $340 Price of a 970 $280 Same performance.......no Besides that nice build :p

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This is confusing... And $170 for the GPUs!?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

first your AMD processor will be throttling really bad since the 212 Evo can barely cool your 220 watt CPU

sure it cools general CPUs well but def not the FX9590

invest in a AIO liquid cooling.

also you are pushing the limits of that PSU of yours

with that monster CPU and SLi 950s

you need at least 650 watts and above

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You are pushing the cpu cooler and the psu hard, I would highly recommend replacing them.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Why why why 2 950s your better off with 970 or 390 and avoid sli/cf issues and more vram

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

On a more serious note, I'm thinking that something along the lines of this would have been better. Granted, it's a more expensive rig, but the upside is that it'll run cooler and with less danger of the PSU and/or CPU spontaneously exploding. The Xeon only has 4 cores versus the FX-9590's 8, but the hyper-threading helps make up for that and it ends up having the same thread count. I'm thinking an SSD+HDD setup for storage as opposed to pure SSD, since a hard drive will handle the wear and tear of VMing better than an SSD. If that's actually a thing in the build that wasn't mentioned, my bad. Lastly, as many have pointed out, a single GTX 970 would probably do better than two 950s unless it's relevant for the VMing. Alternatively for the GPU, there's the obligatory suggestion of R9 390.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't stop giggling at the size of that case so here's a +1 :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Another (mostly) work computer. +1

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't like this one. No comments, replies, or explanationa from the builder :( Come on dude defend your stuff and more pics please. For now downvoted

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Very poorly chosen parts, first the CPU should be an i5 not this why did you SLI weak cards, you overspent on the case, your PSU is going to kill this system if your cooler overheating the CPU doesnt first anyway, that thing needs liquid or a very high end air cooler to keep tempps down, you also seem to have limited storage and to top it all off you gave it OSuX. I shall name this..... The Hate Box

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, though old school, If he is VMing he has one card for each OS dedicated. Pain to set up but since he is running AMD with Mac plus Dual Dedicated monitoring, sounds like the OP technical skill is all there. Haven't seen it done that way in a good long while tbh. The resource sharing alone back when we did that was a pain to manage at best. Could be wrong, can't see the Internals to tell if he is bridging or dual running. Plus we used to dual CPU, HD, GPU and Seperate Memory dedication. So if OP is doing it this way... I think I should buy him a case to snag some secrets

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

He is using windows as his base. He can't dedicate a gpu to a VM. If he was using linux and qemu then he could dedicate a gpu to a vm.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Using GRID you can, NVIDIA VM Ware for 100% GPU dedication

http://www.nvidia.ca/object/dedicated-gpus.html

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's if you use a type 1 hypervisor. But if you use type 2, it wont work. Read the thing at the bottom:

"GPU pass-through requires special hypervisor enablement which is available in VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) and Citrix XenServer."

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