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First Build, 500R, 7870, FX 6300!

by itchylemon

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45 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.25 GHz

Description

I know the cable management could be better, I intend to fix it later this weekend. Thank you pcpartpicker!

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Spalding1250 1 Build 10 points 72 months ago

I might copy this build because I for sure know it can run Minesweeper

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 10 points 72 months ago

Not only can it run minesweeper, it can run minesweeper at 60 FRAMES PER SECOND!

rhandyrhoads 5 Builds 9 points 72 months ago

I'm calling bs on that. I have a 690 and i get about 15 fps in minesweeper.

Spalding1250 1 Build 8 points 72 months ago

You might have to turn off Ubersampling

JForce522 2 Builds 3 points 72 months ago

Looks good! As a future upgrade, I highly recommend an SSD. After that, 8GB of RAM?

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 3 points 72 months ago

I think the first thing I will buy is a good aftermarket cooler, then i'll start thinking about RAM and maybe an SSD :)

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pavleap 3 points 72 months ago

Awesome build for $600!

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

Thanks man!

Xenomorphic 1 Build 2 points 72 months ago

I love that case so much, wish I'd got that instead of my Coolermaster CM690 II lite

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

It's a great case, amazing airflow and tons of room for cables in the back :)

xNadiaz 2 points 70 months ago

I'm a little late, but how do you like the 7870? I'm split between that and the GTX 760.

itzzjason 1 point 72 months ago

nice budget build

Vidar2 1 point 72 months ago

Awesome build

Smily 1 point 72 months ago

Wait, was that case really $35? If so, nice! If not, I would've gone with a cheaper case and maybe 6GB RAM.

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 2 points 72 months ago

I got the case for $35 on a 1 day sale from Newegg :)

kirbyloveszoe 1 point 72 months ago

That is an incredible steal for a fantastic case!

Smily 1 point 72 months ago

Definitely! Man, I should've picked up one.

SrgtMacfly -1 points 72 months ago

The board and processer are dual channel ram, not triple channel so 6gigs would not work

kirbyloveszoe 3 points 72 months ago

Do you even hear what you are saying? The "Dual/Triple/Quad Channel" is just a small memory performance boost. Please don't spread lies that 6Gb of ram in 3 sticks will not work. That is total utter ********. You could have a 1Gb+2Gb+4Gb+8Gb if you felt like it.

Xenomorphic 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

I love that case so much, wish I'd got that instead of my Coolermaster CM690 II lite

randomjester 1 point 72 months ago

Was that a piece of carpet you were building on? If so, I hope you discharged any static electricity build up often or used an antistatic wrist strap.

iiLeGiT101 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

I think this build is really great! Make sure you try and upgrade that RAM with another pair 2x2GB sticks. Maybe you could get an SSD afrter that. How's this bad boy running so far?

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

It's running great! I just fixed the cable management, and it looks a lot nicer. Got a 5.9 performance rating in windows, everything was above a 7.6 other than the hard drive.

Divdor 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

Impressive price on that 500r. I thought I did good with 79.99. Overall a nice budget build.

Indloon 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

Great build on that prize. Great PSU, case, video card, HDD, memory and CPU.

However, the motherboard is not that great ... I suggest not to overclock while having that!!! You better take a look at VRM fails - http://www.overclock.net/a/database-of-motherboard-vrm-failure-incidents As you see, MSI is dominating the list!

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

yeah, I was disappointed with the mobo. It only uses 6 of the 9 standoffs, so I had a mini crisis figuring out how to get it into the case. My next mobo purchase will not be an MSI board haha.

Kevdo 3 Builds 1 point 72 months ago

How's that motherboard doing? I just bought parts for a friend's build that looks very similar to this one. The only thing I was iffy about was the motherboard though.

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

The mobo is the part that I am least happy with. Installing it was frustrating as it only uses 6 of the 9 standoffs for standard ATX motherboards, and the CPU socket doesn't go higher than 125W, so overclocking isn't great, and it doesn't support AMD's 8 core CPU's under load. My next mobo purchase won't be MSI, for your build I'd recommend something from ASUS, Gigabyte, or even ASRock.

IMPORTANT Edit: When installing it into the case, plug in the 24-pin mobo power connector BEFORE dropping it into the case! Due to it only using 6 standoffs, there is a significant amount of torque applied to the board when you plug in the big mobo power connector, and I could see the board snapping fairly easily!

Kevdo 3 Builds 1 point 72 months ago

Ah, I'm regretting getting this board after all the reviews I've read. I was on a really tight budget for him though and as far as feature set this one seemed to be the best bang for buck.

Thanks for the tip though, if it really seems unsuitable I'll just return it.

whopperjr92 1 point 72 months ago

How is the game performance on this system since I plan on using a 6300 and 7870

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 71 months ago

It's amazing, I almost never see my fps drop below 40 in things like Bioshock Inifinite or Far Cry 3. Minecraft never drops below 250 fps haha.

thefinder808 1 point 66 months ago

I've got parts on the way for a build with same cpu/gpu, how do you like yours? Are there any games that it doesn't handle well?

kirbyloveszoe 0 points 72 months ago

Very cool wallpaper and a great budget build! Any chance I can get a link to the wallpaper?

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 3 points 72 months ago

A fellow Pink Floyd fan!

Here is the wallpaper: http://i.imgur.com/NAY7zzs.jpg

kirbyloveszoe 0 points 72 months ago

I was thinking about the wallpaper on the way to Taco Bell when I realized it was the cover from Animals. (My favorite album by them. Dogs and Sheep are incredible.)

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

It sure is an incredible album, tied for my favorite with Wish You Were Here. Shine on you crazy diamond is maybe my all time favorite song.

kirbyloveszoe -1 points 72 months ago

Shine on you crazy diamond is incredible! I remember just laying back and chilling that song about once a week when I was younger.

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 1 point 72 months ago

Haha I am what you'd call younger I guess and it's my go-to song for "chilling" sessions. Echoes is also great.

miniclipgamer 2 Builds -3 points 72 months ago

Eh, you could have gone for more RAM and maybe a 990FX board, but otherwise it works.

kirbyloveszoe 4 points 72 months ago

He also could have gone dual Xeons and 4-way sli Titans, but does that mean he had the money?

itchylemon submitter 1 Build 2 points 72 months ago

I was on an extremely tight budget, this was the best I could do. I will be getting more RAM later.

miniclipgamer 2 Builds -1 points 72 months ago

Ahh...

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itchylemon submitter 1 Build 2 points 72 months ago

GPU is completely silent, even at a near-full load, I love it!

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