"10/10 title" - IGN /s
I do a lot of things with this computer. I stream, edit photos, create spreadsheets, browse Reddit and PCPP, play games, edit videos, fail at After Effects, overclock, create websites, attempt and fail to use CryEngine, and more.
The farthest I've gotten my CPU to is 4.6GHz, which is really the crappy motherboard's fault. I will be replacing it soon with something else.
I run my GPU at 1.2/1.6GHz at all times. It's a really, really, really nice GPU for overclocking, and the cooling is quiet and top tier. <3 Sapphire
I don't think the RAM is overclockable. I tried to overclock it and I couldn't, then my friend tried to and he couldn't.
Q: Why do the SSD, 2.5" HDD, PSU, and GPU cost so much?
A: The SSD was bought a year ago from Amazon, and it was much more expensive then, and I also added in the shipping costs to the original price. I traded my old Epic 4G Touch for the SSHD, and that's how much the phone costed. The GPU is just an estimate on how much my friend paid for the GPU, but I don't know how much it was and neither does he. The PSU I actually got for free (plus $30 shipping), but that's how much it originally costed according to Corsair's website.
Q: Did you pirate all of the software?
A: Actually, no. My mother bought both of us Photoshop CS6 (we both use it), and my ******* awesome friend bought me Sony Vegas. I bought Office myself though.
Q: Where's the wireless network adapter? You have one in your parts list, but it's not visible in your desktop.
A: I did buy it from Amazon a few weeks ago, but they canceled my order and I'm too lazy to reorder it or update the parts list.
Q: Where did you get your parts?
A: Here's this:
- CPU Cooler
- Fan controller
- CPU (I think)
- Thermal paste
- SSDNow V300
- 2TB HDD
- Wireless card (still have to re-order)
- Cougar Vortex
- The Samsung TVs
- Logitech M570
- Seagate Momentus XT 500GB
- Windows 10 Pro
- A-DATA SP900 64GB
- Sony Vegas Pro 13
- Best Buy:
- Logitech G303
- Seagate Barracuda 1TB
- Optical Drive
- Fan Controller
- Old Computers:
- Seagate Barracuda 160GB
- Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB
I probably forgot a lot of things.
Q: Do you have any tips for a PC building noob?
A: Yes, quite a few actually. Here they are:
- Don't EVER cheap out on the PSU. It's the most important part of your PC.
- If you're considering any of the following, here are some better alternatives:
- Any AMD CPU - the closest priced Intel equivalent
- CRYORIG H7 - Thermaltake Frio Silent 14 and the Cooler Master Hyper D92
- CRYORIG H5 - Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER, Phanteks PH-TC12DX, Thermaltake NiC C5, and the Cooler Master Hyper 212X Dual Fan
- CRYORIG R1 or any high-end liquid cooler - Noctua NH-D15, Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER, Phanteks PH-TC14PE, Noctua NH-D15S, and the Scythe Mugen MAX.
- Corsair H55/60 - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, Thermaltake Frio Silent 14, and the Cooler Master Hyper D92
- Kingston SSDNow V300 - literally anything else.
- Crucial BX200 - same as the SSDNow
- Samsung 850 EVO 120gb - the slightly more expensive 850 EVO 250gb.
- WD BLACK - Seagate Barracuda
- Full towers - a mid tower
- Corsair case fans - Cougar Vortex, Rosewill Hyperborea, Fractal Design Venturi, etc
- Don't overkill on your PSU.
- Don't buy Arctic Silver V.
- If you can afford the R9 380 and above, you should have an SSD.
I'll add more soon.
Four stars because mine is weaker and hotter than it should be. Benched worse than a 7850k in single core performance. :(
- Looks nice
- Outperformed by a few coolers within that price range.
- Can be a ***** to install.
- Cheap feeling heatsink
- Heatsink scratched my 280x's backplate
- Amazing looking
- Can't overclock to save its life.
- Doesn't feel like a cheap piece of crap.
- It's an SSD.
- Reaaaaaaaaaaaally slow.
- Mine isn't a bait and switch one.
- Matches my red and black theme.
- It works.
- People think I have one of the ****** ones when I actually don't. I compared my benchmarks from CrystalDiskMark to a non-b&s one.
It's a god damn tank.
- Great cooling
- Great overclocker
- Two BIOSes
- Sapphire's customer support
- Benched better than some people's 390s on UserBenchmark.
- Murders my color scheme
- Fits my 280x with some room
- So many HDD bays.
- Tons of space for aftermarket coolers.
- Cable management sucks.
- Sometimes too much airflow (dust)
- Literally nowhere to keep my SSDs.
Looks great, it's quiet, provides enough power for right now, semi-modular is love, and it comes with SO MANY CABLES.
- Really good.
- Nice looking cable.
- Fairly cheap.
- Better than Corsair's crap fans.
- The orange looks great in my build.
- Cougar's customer support is probably bleh.