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GX Machine

by gxsaurav



CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.02 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C


Just wanted to make a home workstation and gaming PC. I like to keep things simple and elegant which is why there are RGBs. Just a default red LED on front fan.

Looking to change cabinet to Cooler Master MasterBox 5 soon.

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h4r15 3 points 68 months ago

Ah okay. If that's the cause then it's cool

Bladedrummer 4 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

I personally would have put the SSD money towards a better CPU and GPU but it's still a nice build.

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

I thought about getting a FX 8320 but it was overbudget and over what I needed. It was was costing me as much as a Core i5 3470 while giving less performance then Intel. If I wanted to go for Intel only I would have gone for it.

The GPU is something I am keeping for 2 years atleast. It has cost me a lot here in India. Right now I am playing Crysis 3 at "high" settings at 1600x900 beautifully.

Bladedrummer 4 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

If it does what you need then it's perfect!

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago


Stratography 1 point 68 months ago

The 7870 is around the same price if you didnt know.

Great Build though :)

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

Where? I couldn't find them in local market in India at least. I can't buy GPU from Amazon because MSI, Asus, Gigabyte and Sapphire don't give international warranty.

Stratography 0 points 68 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354oc2l its about 10-15 bucks more and comes with a free game. :)

P.S I have a similar build http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Stratography/saved/2akw

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

Yes, but I am not getting international warranty if I buy it from USA. I needed warranty for such an expensive product.

Here in India a 7870 costs $95 more which is why I did not go for it.

Since you have a similar config like mine, can you please let me know of the following for comparison?

  1. CPU temperature.
  2. Is it overclocked? If so then to what speed?
  3. How did you apply the thermal paste? Using a card and spread it equally or just left a rice/pea sized blob on the CPU?
Stratography 1 point 68 months ago

Well I don`t actually have this build lol its a plan in about 1 month. I can give you answers for these question.

  1. With your cooler about about a 4.5 should be in 60C-70C under full load

  2. If overclocked dont push past 4.5 you wont see a increase in performance hence "Empty Overclocking"

  3. Pea is a great way to do it but spreading the paste across the CPU will reduce Temps.

Your Welcome :)

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

Here are my temps after 15 minutes of Prime95 and Furmark. What do you think?

http://i.imgur.com/vTWelwP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/owzPcgn.jpg

I am not going to open the heatsink now. I don't even know how to install it. The technician did it for me. Next time if I do, I will spread it.

a_slow_descent 1 point 68 months ago

I develop apps for the windows phone too!

Fluffytaco 1 point 68 months ago

I really like your parts selection. Though I am wondering if you have another fan on the top of the case venting out the CPU cooler airflow facing up? If not may I suggest you orient it towards the back exhaust of your case?

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

Oh! yes, there is a 120 MM fan connected which acts as an exhaust. I couldn't capture it in this photograph. I will try to take a better picture next time.

Featherawr 3 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

Would be better if the color scheme inside wasn't blue when the case is red IMO.

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

I agree. I am trying to get red cables but they are hard to find here. Let me see what I can do. This cabinet doesn't have a Window so its not like anything is visible.

Featherawr 3 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

Where do you live? I have some in my build, here's where you can get them:

NZXT: http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Singled-Sleeved-24-Pin-Premium/dp/B003TSCZTE

Silverstone: http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-Extension-Motherboard-PP07-MBR/dp/B00B46XKHY

BitFenix: http://www.amazon.com/Bitfenix-24-Pin-Extension-Cable-BFA-MSC-24ATX45RK-RP/dp/B0087G3B1O/

The Silverstone and Bitfenix are apparently better. The blue PCB video card and blue heatsink motherboard don't help either XD

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

I live in India. Those cables you showed are for modular Power supply. Mine is regular CX 500v3 so they won't apply. However, I can probably get some red nylon covers and wrap around the cables myself.

About the motherboard, well, They are serving well for now. I will replace them with after market heatsink or try to spray paint them here later.

Featherawr 3 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

Lol here I posted my red PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/EOj

So you can get some ideas

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

I saw your PC before buying mine. That black motherboard + red sleeve + red lightning LED are superbly done.

mvickers89 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Looks very nice. I have the same case and am going with the red LEDs due to me being a Georgia Bulldogs fan. Black & red!

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 2 points 67 months ago


ManBullMoose 1 point 67 months ago

nice build man

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

Thank you.

bala2289 1 point 67 months ago

hi saurav,

I'm from india too im planning to buy either a fx-6300 or a fx-8350. This machine is for running xenserver for my cloudstack(Gaming too). Not sure which one to get. The question is how are you able to purchase from amazon? or is it just a link that you posted here. Coz amazon.com is not shipping this item to bangalore and price at amazon.in is higher than flipkart :p

These are my choices. 1) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DTuO 2) same specs with Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 and fx-6300.

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 67 months ago

A lot of stuff on Amazon is Global shipping eligible. I order that. Import duty is applied to it but depending on the rate of $ to ?, it is usually less then buying from India.

However, these days it is not true as $ is above ? 63. Let it reach ? 50~55 before buying from Amazon. Or you buy from India only.

Lets take your PC discussion away from here. I just PMed you my mail ID. Check your PM inbox.

copperblade 1 point 31 months ago

is it worthed if GPU upgraded to GTX 1060 in near 2 years?

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

GTX 1060 is more optimized for DirectX 11 games. It will perform well after 2 years also but don't expect DirectX 12 level quality etc

h4r15 -3 points 68 months ago

It's a nice build, yes. Though I'd gone with a new SSD.

gxsaurav submitter 1 Build 3 points 68 months ago

I use the SSD for OS only and still there is 33 GB space left so I install the game I am playing at any given time on this. They are usually under 15 GB so it works out.

I plan to change this with a Samsung 840 Evo during Black Friday. Right now I am broke so I skipped SSD upgrade.