Description

I use this for gaming and keeping warm in the winter. It runs Battlefront on ultra while making many heats to keep me warm in my cold bunker of a basement (seriously, if you wrap a blanket around me and the exhaust fans it keeps me warm). with all the fans it is loud but I don't mind because i have headphones so i can't hear it.

This computer started in 2010 with a pentium processor, a micro ATX, 8GB RAM, the 1TB drive, the case you see, stock cooler, an NVidia 610, and a sketchy sketch PSU. Then in august 2015 I upgraded to the FX8350, the extra RAM, the ATX board, the better cooler, a 750ti, and a few case fans. Then came christmas with more money and I bought the 850 EVO, the better power supply (because people told me on pcpartpicker it was bad i had no idea), and a few more case fans. However I recently ran into some more money and I bought the R9 390 and sold my 750ti and now IT IS THE ULTIMATE POWER STATION IN THE GALAXY, er, at least my neighborhood and household.

Been loving so far, the case had minimal for cable management so I didn't upload inner pics, but I had to move all the cables out of the way so the airflow could be effective, and it is.

P.S) I know the ram speed is only 1333, I overclocked it to 1600 and at 1333 it performs fine.

Part Reviews

CPU

fast, works well, runs games ok

CPU Cooler

keeps fx8350 below 60C and blows the air out of my case to warm me up

Motherboard

works well, no tricky bios

Memory

meh I salvaged 8GB of this from an old dell and then bought another matching 8, overclocks to 1600 ok

Storage

bootup time is around 6-7sec

Storage

I had one fail after 2 years of minimal use, I still bought another one but I take away many stars because of the failed drive, and it lived an easy-nevermoving life so the fact that is failed disappoints me

Video Card

had it for a few months now. it does not run as hot as I thought it would, I have a case fan right on it though and it idles around 40C and under load the fans dont kick on at all just my one case fan and it stays around 59-60C, also runs everything at 1080p beautifully and I no longer worry about being able to run a game

Case

TERRIBLE case. No cable management no room for working just miserable to work with and miserable to look at

Power Supply

having semi modular made the lack of cable management not a big problem because I don't have a million wires at the bottom of my case

Optical Drive

salvaged from an old dell, it works

Optical Drive

salvaged from an old HP, it works

Operating System

better than 8

Case Fan

moves air, looks cool, cheap

Case Fan

got it off a friend who got it in a newegg bundle but didn't want it, looks cool, it cools my 390 at idle because its fans don't come on until 65C

Keyboard

I don't personally like mechanical keyboards, too loud for me, but this has a nice sound, feel and the lighting is pretty. But no macro keys is a downside

Mouse

easy to program, comfortable, cheap, many buttons.

Speakers

they make sound but occasional static

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

nice name, it reminds me of my old pc =P

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really good mate. Only thing is buy a new desk when you can afford one. Really nice upgrade.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a new desk, its no longer flimsy AF

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Which parts are the loudest? I'm guessing the video card and all the fast case fans. But I'm curious about the CPU heatsink/fan. Can you tell with all of that stuff running which are loudest?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

it turned out to be the case fans that came with the case, they had shot their bearings real bad. I swapped them all out and its much quieter now.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Thanks

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks