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    Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 5:39am

I built this pc this year in early spring, in march. And i have to say i love it, it's powerful, it's a "BEAST" with some overclock and after 2-3 years of Intel PC's, i have to say it's cheap and in the same time powerful and good for gaming.   
The PC it's composed from these components:
    CPU: AMD FX 8300
    Motheboard: Asrock 990FX Extreme9
    VGA : ASUS R9 280X DirectCu V2
    PSU : Cougar GX 800W 80+ Gold
    RAM: Corsair Domninator GT 1866C9 2*4GB
    4* 2TB HDD
    1* SSD OCZ ARC 100 for operating sistem
    COOLER: AIO Raijintek Triton.
    CASE: Game Daemon 5001
    Monitor: Philips 237EQPH 23.6" IPS FULL HD

As you can see in the picture above.
Some other pictures of the pc:
Case:





Top of the case i have a removable transparent panel, you can see the 2 120mm fans of the AIO cooler.



And "THE BEAST glowing eyes relealing the POWER"



And finaly THE heart of the BEAST, it's formed from 3 principal components:
The motheboard- Asrock 990FX Extreme9, the cpu - FX 8300 the cheapest 8core FX cpu and with 95W TDP and the VGA, Asus R9 280X DirectCu V2, enough powerful even in our days for full HD gaming.






And now let's talk a little more about the motheboard:
Asrock 990FX Extreme9 specification, performance and my opinion review


First off all, why i choose this motheboard? Because i wanted to try the alternative to Asus monopoly on AMD socket, Asus Crosshair I, II, III, IV...Asus had for long time the king crown on AMD2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ sockets, Gigabyte was not so good and Asrock the third place on top motheboards.
Also Asrock 990FX Extreme9 it's cheaper 20-30$ than Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
After the great success on Intel with Oc Formula Series and Extreme9, i wanted to see what can Asrock do for AMD fans.

I also was and i am pleased with the next features of the motheboard:

    The AMD certified flagship AM3+ motherboard to fully support FX5G!
    Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM), Digi Power, 12 + 2 power phase design
    Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2450(OC)
    Supports Hi-Density Power Connector4
    PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, Support NVIDIA簧3-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX??
    8 x SATA3, 2 x eSATA3, 8 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0
    Intel簧 Gigabit LAN
    Power, Reset, Clear CMOS Switch

WRM, the greatest point of the motheboardm 12+2 phases


After more than half of a year of utilization i can say that the motheboard it's very stable and reliable, very strong on overclocking.
The bios it's good and simple and you have some heavy overclocking options, like: 2.0v for cpu voltage, 2.0v for cpu NB. Only not so good option for heavy overclock, only 1.80v maxim voltage for DDR3 memory.
With proper cooling( you need for AMD FX, AIO or liquid cooling) i succeded some exceptional overclocking results:
4.8ghz stable daily use:


8.22pts on Cinebench R11.5 from stock FX 8300 5.66pts at 3.30Ghz


With some overclocking on video card too, 1100/6600(core memory) i have P10139 o 3DMARK11 Performance, a pretty good score:

King of crown, 5300Mhz submission on cold ambient:


http://hwbot.org/submission/2842408_bog_xdan_cpu_frequency_fx_8300_5303.96_mhz

So there are many positive things and experiences with Asrock Extreme9: wonderful experience, robust construction, extreme overclocking, easy bios and other, but there are also some negatives:



    No M.2. SATA connector
    Only 1.8v vDDR voltage(for extreme overclocking to little)
    For USB 3.0 Asrock used Etron EJ188H chip which sometimes gives random crashes and blocking, and some fluctuating USB 3.O speed at reading from USB devices.
    A little less SATA3 performance than on Intel chipsets.


Picture it's made with a 2400C9 kit Samsung IC's which i sold it, not good for extreme benching with only 1.8v.

Me, gaming Witcher 3, full HD 32-33AVG FPS with the Beast


Edited by bog_xdan - 30 Oct 2015 at 9:24am
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So nice setup, so bad cable-job...

Dissemble then reassemble it back, take some time, it will look great!
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I will try theese days, thing is that the hdd cage it's orientated not so good for arranging the psu cables( it's not vertical on motheboard), and it's full, 4HDD hard to find enough space to conduc the cables between HDD-s.

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You can reverse the orientation of the HDD's, so that the connector look back,
connect them before inserting them into slots, and do a pretty good job with hiding the cables.
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yea nice build there.extreme9 is overheating ?i also had am3 kit asus sabertooth mobo and the vrm was overheating pretty bad like 65 C.now i have killer a88x mobo  fm2+ and is ok,  no temp problems running smooth.


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Originally posted by ASRock Expert ASRock Expert wrote:

You can reverse the orientation of the HDD's, so that the connector look back,
connect them before inserting them into slots, and do a pretty good job with hiding the cables.

The HDD cage may be i'm not so good to explain in english, it's fixed, i can't rotate it. Anyway i have this case only by 6 weeks, i will make these days time to try to do a better cable management.
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I'm not talking about the cage - but the hard drives.


SATA -> :[=HDD=]

[=HDD=]: <- SATA

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Yes you want me to connect the cables on the other side of the HDD's in this way the cebles to not appear in front of the motheboard, rigt corner.
Originally posted by ncsipai ncsipai wrote:

yea nice build there.extreme9 is overheating ?i also had am3 kit asus sabertooth mobo and the vrm was overheating pretty bad like 65 C.now i have killer a88x mobo? fm2+ and is ok,? no temp problems running smooth.

The WRM it's a little hot but it's not overheating, and the motheboard it's stable even at 4.8ghz 1.43v under heavy load.
The heatsink on VRM it's pretty big and with heatpipe, and the 12+2 phases VRM it's stronger than the Asus Sabertooth.

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12+2 Smile strong vrm.and 4.8ghz at 1.43 is a good oc. ty for info. anyway i wait amd new generation ZEN and maybe ddr4 on it along with a nice asrock mobo on that socket it will be a nice build Smile.
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If ZEN it's good, i hope Asrock will do an Oc Formula motheboard for AMD too.
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