Description

AM IN CANADA, our dollar is crap so please check price's in that.......

Story behind Red Fox

Well I really wanted to build a PC for myself to be able to actually play the video games that I have and to make youtube videos for my channel (KB_TheDireWolf), however am only 17 years old. I have C$100 to my damn name, with a mother that is disable and living off of $13.000 a year........

So I made an add on kijiji saying that I could build a pc. After months of waiting, somebody finally came to me and said they wanted a PC for loosely around C$1,000

This is the finished product that I called Red Fox.....

Yes I know I could have gone for other brands for the Mobo and GPU, however I only really like MSI for there good RMA within Canada. The rest was picked on price to performance except for the H100I , yes the H100I GTX is overkill, but it was on bloody sale for C$120!!! $40 off. I thought okay lets get this also for upgradeability and a good overclock, and style points.

My customer is very happy, he wanted to be able play CS:GO at 200+ FPS, and the newer titles like GTA V, Fallout 4, etc. And well thats what he got...

I Want to do more PC builds, just I don't know how I'll afford it!

Part Reviews

CPU

Just a nice little CPU that has a lot of power for just being around $100.

CPU Cooler

Awesome cooler, love the RGB lighting.

Motherboard

Good mobo, however two out of the four fan headers cannot be controlled.

Video Card

A great 1080p GPU

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Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks cool. Was the radiator and fans difficult to fit next to the ram?

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Just getting the thing in is tricky. You need to be a little forceful to get it to clear the frame that holds the side panel. Otherwise its pretty easy to get to line up with the holes.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build overall, and nice overclock going as well :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more info on this build in the description....

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice gaming rig , congrats!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Can your computer handle h1z1?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Never have bought it. Cpu atm is at 4.6 ghz and runs arma 3 muit-player at 30-40fps. War Thunder is the best playing game I have that is well optimized. I can stream and play with ease: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh4yBgDxKWQ

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Crap done it again, think that you are talking about my personal system. This was a commissioned build I did a little while ago. Had it for like two weeks and it was out the door. My system Bad Wolf has a Evo 212, overclock to 4.6, and is paired with a GTX 960.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job.

Thumbs up.

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

ye, i'd buy that for a dollar.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more info on this build in the description....

  • 52 months ago
  • -2 points

I'm dead sure that motherboard will die soon enough

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your reasoning there?

  • 52 months ago
  • -2 points

Motherboard VRM's are not meant for overclocking

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

The VRM's on this board are great for overclocking, it has a 6+2 phase compared to most 970 boards that use a 4+1 phase set.

  • 52 months ago
  • -1 points

If he's really on a budget, I would've gone gigabyte 970

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Which one because they have bad ones as well with only 4+1 . This motherboard is fine for overclocking a 6300

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? It already survived an energy drink getting spilled on it.

1 day old just finished, friends energy drink spills right onto the case.......

Gave it a 99% Isopropyl alcohol bath and well its fine.....

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more info on this build in the description....

  • 52 months ago
  • -2 points

For the price of that CPU/Cooler/Mobo, you could've gotten a skylake i5.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $172.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $63.00 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $235.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-27 21:04 EDT-0400
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

but then what about a CPU cooler

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 4460 comes with a stock CPU cooler.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

but why would you use that

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you use the i5 6400 or the stock cooler?

  • The i5 6400 will slaughter an FX 6300 in everything, even if the FX 6300 is overclocked to 5GHz.

  • There is nothing wrong with the stock cooler, it is just that since you cannot OC the i5, there is no need to get a better cooler.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

:P

My brain isn't working too well. I've been up till 12AM for the past few nights doing huge assignments. I just finished them an hour ago...

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

In Canada mate, In Canada.......

Our $ is completely ****.....

And can you even overclock that I5???

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No, but the i5 already has exceptional performance. Just to add as a side note, now thinking about it, your choice of CPU cooler was quite smart, because when you upgrade to another OC'able CPU, your cooler will definitely be able to get you a great OC, no matter what the CPU. Well done on that part!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's not my computer. So it's up to the guy that does own it if he wants to upgrade...

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I guess life is hard. But you need to learn to overcome the difficulties. My life isn't much better either. We are squeezing 7 people into 2 bedrooms, I am wanting to make computers too but we have no room and no money, and I am coping with troubles at school too. But I am somehow handling it. Think about things logically. If you really want to make money, let nothing stop you.

BTW, please don't call me that. I won't report you, but note that swearing is not tolerated by this site.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Call you what????

Didn't say anything sorry if I did.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more info on this build in the description....

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just reflecting reading through these comments once again a month later.

When building this rig I had really learned about skylake yet, in synthetic benchmarks they completely destroy the FX series.

Still cost 170 dollars Canadian just for the cheapest i3 and then $100 for the cheapest motherboard. Which happens to be gigabyte I don't feel like shipping to California internationally if something goes wrong and I have to RMA......

Anyway doesn't really matter nobody else has contacted me to do a PC build.....

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  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

its interesting how we see so many posts that try to make builders feel bad for their choices. branding aside, they should just work on constructive feedback or complimenting the build if they are going to post at all

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Why I built this like I did?

Well i'm in bloody Canada. This PC is $1,200 Canadian......

I would of put in a FX-8350 if the giving budget was higher....

Anyway I built this for a customer it's not mine.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that is one critical thing I missed. Just wondering, how much is a i5 6400 in canadian dollars?

Again, sorry, I didn't mean any offense.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Same as an 8 core FX-8350.....

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

I agree. I also prefer AMD CPUs, I will personally be using an FX 6300 in my build. The FX 6300 is a decent 6 core CPU, but for the price he spent on his cooler and motherboard, not worth it. In fact, the i5 6400/mobo was $50 cheaper then what he spent on this.

It makes no logical sense to spend so much money overclocking an FX 6300, when for $50 cheaper, you can have a CPU that outperforms the entire FX series.

What he should've done (this is me being constructive here) is not spend so much money on a CPU cooler, when he could get the same results using a $30 Hyper 212 EVO. I didn't mean to be offensive at all, and I'm sorry that you took it that way.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the H100I GTX because for one, it was on sale for $120 Canadian SO JUMP ON THAT! And well upgradability......

And still my customer is very happy....

Want to do more PC builds, however there's too much risk involved for me. Am only 17 years old. So if something goes wrong, I dont have the money to cover it..... I have C$100 to my damn name, with a mother that is disable.....

I learned this from Red Fox, As I thought that I would have been out C$430. 1 day old just finished, friends energy drink spills right onto the case....... It goes through the H100 right onto the Mobo and GPU WHILE TURNED ON!

I freaked out, I was crying literally because this is not my PC, I was so damn scared I wasn't sure whats going to happen......

But somehow I got lucky, everything still worked......

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That was a close one! Doesn't your parts have warranty?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more info on this build in the description....

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, thats not carpet in the photos.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at pic 1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

its similar to linoleum, and lemmingslayer may have it right as terrazzo. download pic 1 by dragging it to your desktop and zoom in nice and close to see there are no carpet strands there.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvm just realized that. Srry

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

its all good :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No it's not....

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more info on this build in the description....

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