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by OfficialMelon

Description

Not the best build in the world but I really enjoy this build - alot.

It plays all the games I want at maxed out except for a select few which comes down to poor optimisation.

I actually have a Sapphire r9 380, but I couldn't find it on pcpartpicker so I selected the MSI version - same price.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, great temperatures and easy overclocking to 4.3ghz even with a 212 evo

CPU Cooler

Great cooler, rather tricky to install but quiet and good temps all round

Thermal Compound

I find this has good temps for my CPU. Not much to say on that.

Motherboard

Average board but feels slightly "cheap", does the job well but nothing special. May have caused my ram to defect, had to get it replaced (it worked fine on my old Mobo until I got this one)

Memory

Does the job but on two cases I've ordered ram and either it was defective right away or eventually became defective after several months.

Storage

Holds everything to the 1tb mark. Good storage. Average speed.

Video Card

Plays most games on Ultra with a select few not reaching 60 fps

DayZ rarely hits solid 60 due to poor optimisation - no fault of the cards.

Case

Tight fight on the 212 evo and power cables for SATA make it hard to power a dvd drive, hdd and ssd at the same time so I have to power 2 at a time.

Power Supply

Had for over 2 years and still works well.

Optical Drive

Does the job, no problems.

Operating System

Does the job, no problems.

Case Fan

Keeps the overall temps down and quiet! Love them.

Monitor

Standard VGA monitor, not sure if you can still buy it, got it a few years ago. No HDMI.

Monitor

Very good monitor, VGA, DVI and VGA slots. Good quality and great for gaming.

Keyboard

Feels good and great for FPS games etc.

Headphones

Great headset, microphone quality is moderate.

Comments Sorted by:

ROG2000_PCs 2 points 38 months ago

Sorry man, but the V300 SSD is barely faster than a VelociRaptor from WD (10KRPM). It looks good, but overall, it isn't a good quality SSD (if you don't believe me ask 99% of people in the PCPP community). I strongly advise getting any of the ADATA SSDs, those are all reliable.

Only other gripe is the CX PSU. Anything from Antec, Cooler Master, Corsair RM/TX/HX/AXi series, EVGA _2, or SeaSonic is better than the CX series.

Aside from that (sorry if I came off harsh) I like how you priced the build. You did a very good job with a bit of a CPU boost (helpful since you won't be upgrading it unless you upgrade the mobo/RAM) and still using a very good GPU. +1

526christian 3 points 38 months ago

Anything from Antec, Cooler Master... SeaSonic

Yeah... No. They all have some (or many in the case of Cooler Master) that I would say are worse.

ROG2000_PCs 0 points 38 months ago

I was contemplating saying "almost" but got lazy. Also, the bad ones are still generally better than CX, so they're still better options.

klausfaerevaag 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

pff the ssd is plenty fast. I've used it for a long time, only now I upgraded to a Hyperx Fury ssd, not a noticable difference. My dad has a better ssd, his computer is not faster than mine. Yes when you transfer huge data-files and stuff the v300 is not fast, but for windows and just applications in general I find it more than fast enough, and way faster than any mechanical drive. Boots into windows in a matter of seconds.

ROG2000_PCs 0 points 38 months ago

compares it with a 750 series 1.2TBdies instantly**

It's fast, but compared to an ADATA, OCZ, Intel, or Samsung SSD, you will notice a difference. Also, the V300 has shortened NAND lives due to the design of the SSD.

johngerges582 1 point 38 months ago

The TX,HX,and RM are now technically outdated.

ROG2000_PCs 0 points 38 months ago

True, but are still good PSUs

Didn't they all get replaced by the __i series?

johngerges582 1 point 38 months ago

TX is dead . RM got replaced with RMx.

RM wasnn't that great of a line due to the capacitor choices, and cooling decisions. It had a zero fan mode which cranked up heat and sped up degradation.

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 38 months ago

Ah okay. That makes sense. TX wasn't garbage from what I remember

OfficialMelon submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I'm not sure what you mean but this SSD is fast (?), atleast much faster than my previous hard drives. Windows loads near instantly, game loading times are near instant etc. Can't get much faster than that. Additionally, the PSU does the job and I've had it for 2 years going on 3 in a few months and it's work perfectly, however of course I will be upgrading soon due to the age of it.

I understand where you're coming from but I disagree as everything works as it's expected (ssd was bought for speed and it does that).

ROG2000_PCs 0 points 38 months ago

interesting...

mitzyjack 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Umm im not sure u noticed but the GPU u have in ur pic looks like a sapphire R9 380 not a MSI R9 380

Just sayin

Bor3alis 2 points 38 months ago

He explained that in the description

mitzyjack 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

sorry i just read it, i went strait from photos to reviews and saw the MSI and thought it was wrong sorry

OfficialMelon submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

It's all good, yeah for some reason the 4gb model of sapphires 380 isnt on this site so I went for the msi one, same price.