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Parts suggestions for a PC ft used AMD FX-9590 & R9 290x

Budget (including currency): as affordable as possible

Country: Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:  I wanted to make use of it by testing a whole bunch of Linux distros on a dedicated hardware and use a dedicated PC to compile stuff without needing to sacrifice my current gaming PC.

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

* CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00)
* CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $0.00)
* Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  (Purchased For $0.00)
* Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1866 CL8 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00)
* Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
* Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 8 GB Vapor-X Video Card  (Purchased For $0.00)

Before you suggest I return these or something, I got all these for free from a relative.  Perfectly aware how hot this can be, but I'm planning on undervolting (and maybe underclock) to control the heat.

"Love always happens without warning. At that time, the gears of fate will start spinning. Just like the hands of a clock, two people’s hearts will separate and meet again. Eventually, they reunite."  - Konjiki no Yami (To Love-Ru)

 

Desktop

Y4M1: Intel Core i5-6500 | MSI H170 Gaming M3 | Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition | 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black  | 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD +  480GB SanDisk SSD Plus + 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD + 4TB Western Digital Black | Fully modular EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold ATX PSU | Zalman Z11 NEO ATX mid tower case | Acer 27" GF276 75Hz + 24" S41HL 60Hz Monitor | G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780 |  G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780 MX | Kubuntu (with MATE & Unity DE)

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Mobile devices

Kuroka: Lenovo Z40 laptop with Kubuntu + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO + 8GB RAM (total 16GB)

Rei: Xperia Z5 Compact with LineageOS

Xenia: Moto Z with AICP

Airi: Samsung Galaxy S4 with Resurrection Remix

Yuki: 5th generation iPod touch

Relic: IBM Thinkpad T42 with Lubuntu (upgraded with 2GB RAM)

Sylver: Lenovo Z510 laptop with Solus Plasma

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I typically just have my motherboards on a desk for temporary testing. Good airflow and easy to store away.

Main: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 Fedora 35 x86_64

Secondary: Intel Xeon W3680, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 24 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: 2x Intel Xeon X5670, 72 GB 1333 MHz DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.3 LTS x86_64

Home Laptop: Intel Core i5-L16G7, 8 GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4x Windows 11 Home 21H2 x86_64

Work Laptop: Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520, 8 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Windows 10 Pro 21H2 x86_64

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1 hour ago, svmlegacy said:

I typically just have my motherboards on a desk for temporary testing. Good airflow and easy to store away.

Something like an open-air test bench?

 

Any recommended open-air test bench that won't break the bank?  As cool as the Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 is, this is just pricey.

"Love always happens without warning. At that time, the gears of fate will start spinning. Just like the hands of a clock, two people’s hearts will separate and meet again. Eventually, they reunite."  - Konjiki no Yami (To Love-Ru)

 

Desktop

Y4M1: Intel Core i5-6500 | MSI H170 Gaming M3 | Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition | 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black  | 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD +  480GB SanDisk SSD Plus + 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD + 4TB Western Digital Black | Fully modular EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold ATX PSU | Zalman Z11 NEO ATX mid tower case | Acer 27" GF276 75Hz + 24" S41HL 60Hz Monitor | G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780 |  G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780 MX | Kubuntu (with MATE & Unity DE)

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Mobile devices

Kuroka: Lenovo Z40 laptop with Kubuntu + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO + 8GB RAM (total 16GB)

Rei: Xperia Z5 Compact with LineageOS

Xenia: Moto Z with AICP

Airi: Samsung Galaxy S4 with Resurrection Remix

Yuki: 5th generation iPod touch

Relic: IBM Thinkpad T42 with Lubuntu (upgraded with 2GB RAM)

Sylver: Lenovo Z510 laptop with Solus Plasma

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My table is my open air test bench, haha.

Main: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 Fedora 35 x86_64

Secondary: Intel Xeon W3680, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 24 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: 2x Intel Xeon X5670, 72 GB 1333 MHz DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.3 LTS x86_64

Home Laptop: Intel Core i5-L16G7, 8 GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4x Windows 11 Home 21H2 x86_64

Work Laptop: Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520, 8 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Windows 10 Pro 21H2 x86_64

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3 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

My table is my open air test bench, haha.

Same.

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2 hours ago, YamiYukiSenpai said:

CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz 8-Core Processor 

Ah yes, power bills go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 

2 hours ago, YamiYukiSenpai said:

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

I doubt this thing will even cool that 9590, you know how much of a nuclear reactor these crappy fx cpus were

 

 

The rest looks ok but i really suggest selling the cpu + mb and swapping it out for a cheap lga 1156 + xeon (if you wanna f around with ocing) or cheap lga 1155 + xeon (power efficient and decent performing)

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2 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Ah yes, power bills go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

you are true

fx are power sucking bulldozers!! 

just like 2 rtx 3090s

and you said it in a funny way 😆😆!!

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23 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

The rest looks ok but i really suggest selling the cpu + mb and swapping it out for a cheap lga 1156 + xeon (if you wanna f around with ocing) or cheap lga 1155 + xeon (power efficient and decent performing)

Would anyone still be interested in a Bulldozer?  I figured I'd simply rebuild cuz of how you beautifully described my power bills

"Love always happens without warning. At that time, the gears of fate will start spinning. Just like the hands of a clock, two people’s hearts will separate and meet again. Eventually, they reunite."  - Konjiki no Yami (To Love-Ru)

 

Desktop

Y4M1: Intel Core i5-6500 | MSI H170 Gaming M3 | Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition | 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black  | 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD +  480GB SanDisk SSD Plus + 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD + 4TB Western Digital Black | Fully modular EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold ATX PSU | Zalman Z11 NEO ATX mid tower case | Acer 27" GF276 75Hz + 24" S41HL 60Hz Monitor | G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780 |  G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780 MX | Kubuntu (with MATE & Unity DE)

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Mobile devices

Kuroka: Lenovo Z40 laptop with Kubuntu + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO + 8GB RAM (total 16GB)

Rei: Xperia Z5 Compact with LineageOS

Xenia: Moto Z with AICP

Airi: Samsung Galaxy S4 with Resurrection Remix

Yuki: 5th generation iPod touch

Relic: IBM Thinkpad T42 with Lubuntu (upgraded with 2GB RAM)

Sylver: Lenovo Z510 laptop with Solus Plasma

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4 minutes ago, YamiYukiSenpai said:

Would anyone still be interested in a Bulldozer?  I figured I'd simply rebuild cuz of how you beautifully described my power bills

Eh i guess those enthusiasts that like ocing amd fx cpus cause they do oc pretty well and they do sell for abit on the used market

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On 10/21/2021 at 10:01 PM, Somerandomtechyboi said:

cheap lga 1156 + xeon (if you wanna f around with ocing) or cheap lga 1155 + xeon (power efficient and decent performing)

The Xeon's for those platforms really aren't much more efficient than the normal desktop chip. I've never been able to measure a difference (Except for the intentional low power S/T chips). Ivy Bridge alone is just plain efficient.

Main: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 Fedora 35 x86_64

Secondary: Intel Xeon W3680, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 24 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: 2x Intel Xeon X5670, 72 GB 1333 MHz DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.3 LTS x86_64

Home Laptop: Intel Core i5-L16G7, 8 GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4x Windows 11 Home 21H2 x86_64

Work Laptop: Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520, 8 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Windows 10 Pro 21H2 x86_64

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48 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

The Xeon's for those platforms really aren't much more efficient than the normal desktop chip. I've never been able to measure a difference (Except for the intentional low power S/T chips). Ivy Bridge alone is just plain efficient.

I think i meant better undervolting on the xeons cause they have better silicon than the consumer parts

 

Tbh xeons are usually cheaper than their consumer counterparts for some reason so thats why i suggest xeons

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On 10/23/2021 at 12:15 AM, Somerandomtechyboi said:

I think i meant better undervolting on the xeons cause they have better silicon than the consumer parts

You're saying they could still produce better performance when undervolted?

"Love always happens without warning. At that time, the gears of fate will start spinning. Just like the hands of a clock, two people’s hearts will separate and meet again. Eventually, they reunite."  - Konjiki no Yami (To Love-Ru)

 

Desktop

Y4M1: Intel Core i5-6500 | MSI H170 Gaming M3 | Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition | 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black  | 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD +  480GB SanDisk SSD Plus + 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD + 4TB Western Digital Black | Fully modular EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold ATX PSU | Zalman Z11 NEO ATX mid tower case | Acer 27" GF276 75Hz + 24" S41HL 60Hz Monitor | G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780 |  G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780 MX | Kubuntu (with MATE & Unity DE)

-------------------------------

Mobile devices

Kuroka: Lenovo Z40 laptop with Kubuntu + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO + 8GB RAM (total 16GB)

Rei: Xperia Z5 Compact with LineageOS

Xenia: Moto Z with AICP

Airi: Samsung Galaxy S4 with Resurrection Remix

Yuki: 5th generation iPod touch

Relic: IBM Thinkpad T42 with Lubuntu (upgraded with 2GB RAM)

Sylver: Lenovo Z510 laptop with Solus Plasma

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6 hours ago, YamiYukiSenpai said:

You're saying they could still produce better performance when undervolted?

No better efficiency, though you could tune to have better performance by raising multi or something

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