The Old Beast

by NWDUNCAN Posted on: 8/1/2020

Build Description

I enjoy gaming. In it's day, this thing was good. Named Beast after it's Apevia BEAST Power Supply. Now, it needs taken out back behind the barn and shot. With the old AM3 chipset non-UEFI motherboard, I've upgraded everything I can to get the most out of it. Now it's just aging poorly and vomiting cords. Time for a new rig. HELP!

Favorite Feature

First computer ever with any sort of lighting.

Parts contained in build

 AMD FX-8370 Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8370FRHKHBX Desktop Processor
AMD FX-8370 Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8370FRHKHBX Desktop Processor
Qty: 1 $0.00
Upgraded from the original AMD FX-4100.
 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Qty: 1 $0.00
 GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 DirectX 12 GV-RX480G1 GAMING-8GD 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX G1 Gaming 8G Video Card
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 DirectX 12 GV-RX480G1 GAMING-8GD 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX G1 Gaming 8G Video Card
Qty: 2 $0.00
Crossfired
 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
Qty: 1 $0.00
 Rosewill Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case  - CHALLENGER
Rosewill Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - CHALLENGER
Qty: 1 $59.99
Made my own clear side by removing the metal one and leaving the case open. ;)
 APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
Qty: 1 $0.00
AMD Wraith Cooler
Qty: 1 $0.00
Stock cooler included with CPU
WD Black Performance 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
WD Black Performance 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $79.99
 PNY CS2211 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS2211-480-RB
PNY CS2211 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS2211-480-RB
Qty: 1 $0.00