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The ASRock 990FX Professional Bulldozer PC

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Topic: The ASRock 990FX Professional Bulldozer PC
Posted By: ASRock Expert
Subject: The ASRock 990FX Professional Bulldozer PC
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2015 at 5:59pm
The ASRock 990FX Professional Bulldozer PC

 

I wanted to showcase my 4 years old PC, based on the http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty%20990FX%20Professional/" rel="nofollow - ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional motherboard.

The first chip I got on this board was an AMD Phenom II X2 555BE, unlocked to B55 and Overclocked to 4GHz with 1.2V!
I tested the same chip on ECS, MSI i Gigabyte 990FX board, none of them could get
4GHz with 1.2V and unlocked core - so I can say this power-delivery system of the
990FX PRO is one of the best ever for AM3+ processors.

 

Right now, Im riding with my old Bulldozer, the FX-8120, overclocked to 4GHz, Turbo OFF, on 1.25V.
It runs cool and smooth. So stable for 4+ years, and I only wish to have a new
CPU chip to test the MBO even more with the Vishera chip.

 

The EFI on my board is a custom L1.91 (last one that runs fine with Bulldozer chip, any new just
bootloop, as You need a Vishera chip to run the latest EFI's), with updated AMD AHCI ROM to
3.2.1.0 and a custom boot logo " Fatal1ty" emblem (I love it more than the Johnatans face).

 

So, to sum things up - this is what You get in setup:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty%20990FX%20Professional/" rel="nofollow - ASRock 990FX Professional with L1.91 custom EFI
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8120.html" rel="nofollow - AMD FX-8120 @ 4GHz 1.25V
http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&id=95" rel="nofollow - Thermalright HR-02 + 140mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186080" rel="nofollow - Arctic F14 fan
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220561" rel="nofollow - Patriot Viper Division 2 - 2x 4GB 2133MHz DDR3
http://us.msi.com/product/vga/R7970_TF_3GD5OC_BE.html#hero-overview" rel="nofollow - MSI R7970 3GB Thiw Frozr III @ Stock
http://www.asus.com/Sound-Cards/Xonar_D2X/" rel="nofollow - ASUS Xonar D2X with UniXonar drivers
http://www.liteonit.eu/en/optical-storage-dvd-rw-internal/ihas124-04/firmware.html" rel="nofollow - LiteON iHAS124B with firmware MOD to iHAS324B
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/ssd850evo/overview.html" rel="nofollow - Samsung EVO850 250GB
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=780&utm_source=WD%20Red%20redirect&utm_medium=collateral&utm_content=en&utm_campaign=product" rel="nofollow - WD Green 2TB + 2TB + 3TB for storage, and Seagate 500GB for OS testing and developing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004" rel="nofollow - Corsair VX 550W with a YateLoon 2-pin PWM fan (the ADDA that came with it died after 2 years)
http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=15&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=62" rel="nofollow - LanCool K62-Dragonlord case with 3x 140mm Arctic F14 fans + 120mm Zalman fan

I hope this thread is not overall to long, and that You will like what You see on the pictures bellow!

Leave a comment down bellow what You think about my rig, and what should I upgrade next.
Maybe it's time for a new AMD chip, or a new ASRock board, like the 990FX Extreme9?

As for what I wish for is the http://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/card.asp?Model=Game%20Blaster" rel="nofollow - ASRock Game Blaster - but I can not buy it anywhere in my region.

The album link - click http://imgur.com/a/Jn40s" rel="nofollow - HERE !

PS - I hope this topic qualify for " http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=913&title=win-big-prizes-from-amd-asrock" rel="nofollow - Win Big Prizes From AMD & ASRock! " giveaway!



























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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X



Replies:
Posted By: ASRock_Official
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2015 at 11:54am
EPIC Build! looks like you took your time on the wiring 
Saw a Logitech MX518 in the pic, love that mouse Thumbs Up 


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2015 at 4:52pm
Thanks! Smile

Yeah, I take my time to tidy-up my cables, and clean my system as often I can,
so 1-2 times a month, to keep everything at good health and cool temperatures.

Yes, it's my stone-age old MX518, still working like a champ.
I use it for gaming, but for work I use my http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-ie/d/natural-wireless-laser-mouse-6000" rel="nofollow - Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 .

My keyboard is http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/natural-ergonomic-keyboard-4000" rel="nofollow - Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 , and I use it for gaming and work.

I wish I could trow out the ASUS Xonar D2X, because I don't like the ASUS support,
the drivers are horrible and without the UniXonar drivers from community, It is
essentially useless for every OS after Windows 7. 


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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: Phenomiinal
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2015 at 4:59pm
Great build, always good to see cable management done well it really makes the build look fantastic Thumbs Up


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2015 at 5:34pm
With a good case - anything is possible.

I bought my LanCool because of this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4XCT9yibwQ


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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: tag75
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2015 at 10:38pm
nice build mate ,Smile I like

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treat people the way you want to be treated


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2015 at 11:53pm
Thank You! Glad You like it. Smile

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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: tag75
Date Posted: 13 Oct 2015 at 2:30am
Originally posted by ASRock Expert ASRock Expert wrote:

Thank You! Glad You like it. Smile
I have posted a build check if u can , Smile


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treat people the way you want to be treated


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 14 Oct 2015 at 2:10am
Already did Smile


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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2015 at 3:17pm
In process of upgrade the System with an ASRock 990FX Extreme9. Thumbs Up

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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: bog_xdan
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 7:41am
Not soo much an upgrade.

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Live free or die hard


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 8:24am
The heat-sink on the VRM and Chip-set is wider and shorter,
so the installation of the Thermalright HR-02 is made easier.
NB heat-sink is a bit smaller, but it makes the job done
and does not overheat in any-way.

Intel GLAN is great, but just one GLAN port is a downgrade.

DIMM slots are made with the "cheaper" lock mechanism,
and they are a bit "flimsy".

The same goes for the PCI-e slot lock mechanism, the image on the web is a lie,
it does not use the "push-in to lock" mechanism as the Pro board.

UEFI is great, OC-ability and stability is a bit higher,
but the over-volt does kick in more Volts to the core.
The 990FX Pro - just about 0.03V OV.
The 990FX Ex9 - about 0.07V OV.

Seems not much, but in case I set the voltage to 1.25, I get about 1.32V,
and with the Pro I get just 1.28V.

My major complain is about the IO shield. It's so thin and flimsy,
like on every entry-level board.
The 990FX Pro had the better solution, with a steal plate, so it does
not flex nor brake.

The Pro IO shield is full compatible with the Ex9, except the empty GLAN spot,
there is no difference on the IO.

Ex9 has the XFast RAM build in - and the Pro has the Fatal1ty mouse port with 1000Hz refresh rate.

It both works fine for me - but I would like to see both features on both boards,
because it is just a software feature in the AXTU and the FSTU.

Overall, I love them both. Best two AM3+ boards nowdays.

I tested the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-GD7, 990FXA-GD80 and the ECS 990FXA-M Deluxe,
and the Fatal1ty 990FX Pro was superior to them (so the Ex9 would be).

The ASUS boards were not handed to me at this time, so I can't judge.
But I can say that ASRock AMD AM3+ 990FX boards are Rock stable
and pack the best features for the price.


































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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: bog_xdan
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 9:17am
You should try also an upgrade to FX 8300 also.
It's cheap, 95W TDP, its better in oc than FX 8120 and 5-7% nore performance per clock due to Pilledriver core improvements.

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Live free or die hard


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 12:52pm
ATM I cannot get one, just the 8320E and the 8370E are distributed.


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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 7:21pm
I would love to have the Game Blaster, and trow the D2X out of my System:
http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1116&title=game-blaster

But I don't know if it works on AMD boards...




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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X


Posted By: tag75
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 9:00pm
do u want to sell one of MB Big smile

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treat people the way you want to be treated


Posted By: ASRock Expert
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2015 at 9:51pm
Nope, I keep all of my boards, I collect them and love them forever... Thumbs Up

I contacted the distributor, and the Sound Blaster is EOL. Thumbs Down


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990FX Extreme 9 MOD P1.70
AMD FX 8120 4GHz 1.25V
Thermalright HR-02
Patriot Viper 2x4GB 2133MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
MSI R7970 TFIII 3GB
CORSAIR VX550W
LanCool K62 Dragonlord
ASUS Xonar D2X



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