+1 for FX still deep into Ryzen days :)
Best I have been able to do even on a pretty decent board is 4.9 all cores on water. Two different chips too. Eventually it wasn't worth the extra heat in the end and just put it back to stock speeds letting it boost itself to 5 on a single core here and there.
I do know from experience that the FX9590 was very hard to tame on air. With that being said the performance increase can likely be attributed to the fact that you put it on water and it was not thermal throttling before. Even a Hyper 212 is not enough to tame that thing at stock speeds. So it simply can be running happy now.
Yeah Buddy! Perfect build for what I would say is a great last hoorah for the FX9590.
I feel like a broken record saying this but whenever is see and 8350 and up FX processor with only 1600 ram I have too. Ditch it and get 2 x 2133 8GB sticks. You wont believe this difference. In fact all of the builds where people complain of performance with these processors it can almost always be fixed with RAM speed. I don't know why but 2133 was the sweet spot with that processor and regardless what people may say I have several builds that are proof of it. Regardless +1 from me for FX
Curious on the 75% performance increase claim. I am not doubting your claim however if you can quantify this for us. Is this based on an overall performance suite score? Is this a read write score? Is this a frame rate increase? Is the RAM running at XMP profile for 2400? I am quite curious. There is a very fine line when it comes to putting all of these components together and getting adequate performance gains and from what I can see you have done quite well. That r9380x is no slouch. I ran two of them in crossfire and they were amazing. Still have one in a box put away for the right time to be re released on some frames. With water on that 8350 are you overclocking it yet? +1 from me for FX and having fun!
Gone but not forgotten. FX lives in the memories of those who embraced it as well as those who shunned it.
Plus 1 from me for FX and recycle. I too have used those exact r9 270x GPU s and can say they really did pack a punch. I was running them in crossfire and they really pushed hard. If you are interested I still have two of them tucked away nicely. Ram will help a lot! just another stick to get that dual channel thing going and also give a nice buffer. But for what is currently being done with it I don't see an immediate concern.
Looks good. This will still be good for some time.
So here is some advise. I am still running 4 FX systems two of which are 9590 based and the other two are 8370 based. What I can say that will improve things quite a bit is to ditch that 1600 memory in favor of two 8GB 2133 sticks. The higher memory speed really lets the higher clock in that 9590 shine. I have contemplated myself of upgrading to a newer CPU and motherboard and RAM however I am still playing every game I want at the frames and resolution I want. So, if you are unable to play a game or such then maybe a whole upgrade is in order, but if it is just trying to get rid of the stutter then I suggest some faster memory at the moment. There will be some who will argue with me but my builds are going strong and steady. If it isn't broke then don't fix it ;)
Yeah buddy! Still using 4 FX based machines. Certainly has some airflow ;)
I have to say that I too am quite jealous of that case. If I had known it was offered I would have certainly searched it before getting the Razer edition one. I feel you on this throw back retro theme. Good luck on getting some decent frames out of it with the new Fallout 76. I feel like the online connectivity may be the straw that breaks this camels back. Do you have any ideas for a video card yet? If it fails a cheap FX8350 or FX8370 may tip the scales in your favor for sure. That board will really get the most out of those chips and even the one your are trying. My son was able to play FO4 with and AMD Phenom II X 4 965 Black at stock speeds with an R9 380x Black edition medium settings 2560 x 1080 so there may be some hope yet. Cant wait to see the finished product.
Find a used 2133 8GB x 2 kit and enable XMP that board won't post higher then 1600 all slots populated but can and will do 2133 all day.
If its a good price throw in an 8350 OC to 4.5 or so and 2133 ram and see how it goes. You may be surprised. Check my builds. Haven't upgraded yet. No need. Jayz 2cents missed something in his test. There is a golden combo for FX users. It's called SLI, high clock CPU and RAM. Take the load off PCIe 2.0 slots and Crank resolution. Wouldn't be saying it unless I duplicated results on 3 different machines. In your case the latter two will help greatly. Toss the evo get an AIO 240 which you can use with your next CPU.
100% agree with you on that board. Still have two of them going strong with FX 9590's in them. One of a few boards that could run that plutonium die. What interests me on a lot of the FX users saying they are ready to move on is that most of them are running slow memory speeds. That board and chip were capable of sone impressive speeds and when coupled with that performed very well. 4.7GHz and 2133 MHz. Try it and see how it does. I will snatch that board when you want to sell.
8 cores to the rescue. OC the men to 2133 if possible and 4.5 or 4.7 on the CPU and it will be quite good.
240mm AIO all day with that chip. I am still running 2 of them. Full load saturation stays at 48c. So quite cool. One thing to keep in mind is keeping your VRM's fed with lots of air too. That chip is a monster. Needs lots of box air movement. You may want to up the power supply rating to a gold or higher. That chip will really hammer a power supply. I run AX1200i's. I am still able to play any game I like with great settings. Space heater for sure!
Very nice and clean. Really like the side panel work.
I agree. Uping the ram speed and OC on the chip certainly helps too. I still am using 4 systems with FX series chips and if some one doesn't mind the heat and extra electrical bill they still offer a very good gaming and productivity experience. They mostly can be found on the cheap but a good board is getting much harder to find. For those interested this is also a great series to practice OC on just like the days of 939 sockets.
My GPU has a kick stand. Doesn't yours? This is a great idea. This is an elegant solution to a common concern. Well done.
Since this was built as an experiment to see why the FX series got a bad rap, what were your results and or findings other than you enjoyed it? Did it perform as expected or under par?
Depends on what you do. I mostly game with very minimal video editing and 16GB seems to be fine for that. So given you have 8 then it depend on what games you play. Some eat up close to 8 gigs.now here is the fun part. That board and all am3+ gigabyte boards likely will not post with all 4 ram slots populated with ram settings above 1600 but will post to at least 2133 with two slots populated. So if you want 16GB then you need to find an 8 x 2 2133 kit. Saving you the headache.
If you are happy then that's what matters. 2133 is optimal with that config. I have that same board and it does work quite well. You can always modify the size of the hole to get that power connector through. Have fun with it. Get some more pics so people can give you advise.
Yeah this is pretty good. I too was only able to achieve a manual over clock of 4.9 on both of my FX 9590 systems currently in use. I re set all back to clock since I did not notice an improvement in games except for synthetic benchmarks. I found that the FX 9590 at stock speeds with all of the xtras turned on including HPC and then leaving windows set to balanced achieved the best performance with 2133 memory at XMP timings I noticed a 5ghz boost when needed and with the higher clock speed on memory things were just much snappier including graphics when there were demanding scenes. I noticed that your memory is at 1600? Did I read that correctly? It may be worth it to plug in the ideas above if you haven't to give it a whirl.
Good starter build. Not sure What your plans are with it since you stated you want to start building a new one. Until that happens you can up the performance by finding another stick of the same memory and run dual channel. Also maybe a mild OC on the FX as far as your cooler can allow?
Kudos on the experiment. I am still experimenting with two similar builds. All I run is SLI or Crossfire and contrary to popular belief there are many games that support both camps new and old. Check my builds and feel the love. Fyi 2133 is the sweet spot for a 9590.
Thumbs up. The 9590 still packs a punch.
Sometimes you find yourself turning left only to realize it was just right. Killer idea and concept. Love it.
Yeah That water block for the card does appear to be quality. I think many of us who have RGB systems lock them to a solid color. The soft tubing looks great. I have always wanted to do a full custom loop but never liked how soft tubing looked until now.
Still using 4 FX builds myself. They all work great even on new titles. Feeling the FX love.
What's in the boooox? Killer mod.
Sending you some positive FX vibes.
As an owner of 4 different FX builds still kicking and working great I approve. 3 thumbs up!
Wow absolutely awesome.
Great build. Very nice contrast and well done.
Still rocking all FX chips here. Still loving it. +1 from me.
Pepperidge Farms Remembers. Seriously, nice work.
This is a really good looking build. Those fans are great! Are they PWM? The case is really clean too. Nice all around quality build. Well done.
Like the side window mod. Recently did something similar. Green works.
Looks great and nice OC. How are the speakers. Was actually going to buy the exact same set.
So I was really intrigued with the monitor in the case thing thinking how awesome that would be, then I saw the picture of your monitor shrine. I would not get a think done if I was looking at that. It is just awesome.
Absolutely beautiful. A piece of artwork.
Hope you put that 7980XE to work for you. The R.O.I on this thing must be insane. The looks and sheer amount of awesome are worth it though IMO.
+1 when your graphics card is almost as big as the whole computer your trying to cram it into.
Thank you. I agree. I find myself searching for these type of builds here. I will admit that even though this build had many hurdles it was by far the most fun one yet. I got to teach my youngest how to work with metal and paint, my oldest how to be patient with wrap and finally what not to do in the end LOL! Great bonding experience.
I must say if you have the patience for it your time will be spent well.
The best part is I am still trying to recover the dead one. Got a few tricks left.
Agreed, agreed, agreed. All I really have to say in reply is HAF-Baked! Would have been great if we didn't lose one card and keep making poor decisions. He does really enjoy it now and to be honest it performs quite well given what it is. Oh and the PC he was coming from was a previous build of ours- Visions of AMD's Future Past.
You saw the Vader cup did you? Yeah. I can make just about anything but as the saying goes "A little putty and paint makes the carpenter what he ain't"
We had no idea they were x8. We were aware that they were 128 bit buses for Memory but felt that would be okay. Two for pushing 75hz as close as possible. It worked out okay at best.