Description

I use this machine for recording minecraft at a 1080p resolution. It runs well @1080p with shaders and I'm going to test Watch_Dogs soon. Everything worked well together, its my first build ever and took me a while to put together but everything worked and I followed proper precautions. Definitely looking forward to playing & recording for my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/KeenWolfPaw

Edit: Ok, since it's been quite a while since the initial build of the PC I'll start explaining some problems I've noticed with this build.

1) I can't seem to get the monitor to wake when moving the mouse, a quick Google search lead me to reading that I needed to disable PLL overvoltage, which leads me to my second problem.

2) The BIOS is hard to get around, with little documentation or support. Still haven't found how to disable PLL overvoltage if at all possible to do so.

3) The CPU stock fan gets quite loud when doing anything super intensive (rendering videos), that's a flaw with the build itself and I would need to buy an aftermarket fan to avoid this to a degree. Of course, you can't really expect a quiet fan when stressing the CPU so much.

Watch_Dogs Performance:

Watch dogs ran fairly well for a game believed to be so resource intensive. I would average around 60FPS I'd say on higher end settings, with minimal stuttering. It wasn't too loud when running the game either, although the fans would be the quite loud after playing the game for a couple hours straight.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 8 points

You should've gotten a 6300 and used the extra cash for 212 evo. Also, FIX THE FRIGGIN CABLES! My temps went down 5-10 degrees (Celsius of course) when I managed my cables.

  • 64 months ago
  • -2 points

in a miracle land maybe.. not in real world

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It could be possible. It depends on how much of the cabling was blocking air flow. I'd say 5 is more believable though.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine dropped a good 4 degrees, never underestimate the power of cable management

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

my mom yelled at me for doing my cable management, not fun explaining it to her.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would she care whether or not you cable manage?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

She thought that the cables would get damaged, she was used to our old computer that had no cable management. I still did it because it is so beautiful when you do it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Manage the cables! It helps airflow and temperatures, and it's easy to do with a case like that

Good build but I would have gotten the M5A97 R2.0 instead of the MA99X Evo R2.0 and a FX 6300 and overclocked. That would give you enough money to buy a cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

More pics? Maybe a 212 evo instead of the stock cooler. Better cable management. And unless your on a strict budget you probably could have got an 8320... sorry but -1

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Did you just follow Logical Increments recommendations word for word? You could've managed your budget slightly better and gotten a fair amount of a performance boost too.

Have fun testing Watchdogs by the way. It's really badly optimized and people with complete overkill setups can barely get 60fps.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I can agree with this guy. I have the FX-6300 3.5GHz, MSI GTX 760 OC, and 8GB of gskill ram, even with it toned down I get 32-90 FPS going a tiny bit under high settings. Also depends on if your driving really fast or doing online play. When you max settings this game eats up almost 5.5GB of VRAM, I tried it with 2GB of dedicated VRAM and my computer almost crashed. So maxing out textures and AA is a VERY bad idea. Lol.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

On a GTX 780 and a i7-4770k, would it use 5.5 GB of VRAM?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't max AA and Textures yeah, unless that 780 has 6GB then no.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Only video cards that could handle maxing it out would be the Quadro 6000, Radeon R9 295X2, GeForce GTX Titan Black, GeForce GTX Titan, Radeon HD 7990, GeForce GTX 780, or the Radeon R9 280X. And those are the 6GB+ VRAM versions. A good combo with any of these overpriced video cards would be either a i7-4770k or a FX-8350. Good luck!

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Nope. Totalbiscuit on youtube has dual Titans and he can barely get over 60fps with everything maxed. Turning down texture quality and AA helps a ton

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I have everything on high settings, but I turned shadows all the way down, have AA on x4, and I have textures on high. I average about 45-55 FPS. Sometimes it goes down to as much as 32 FPS but it does spike to 90 FPS in some areas. Doesn't lag at all for me at these settings and still looks great so no complaints here. Btw, 60 FPS is the standard for maxing out something, if it doesn't go below 60 FPS PERIOD when your playing at max settings, you have successfully maxed something with the hardware you have.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/d9qscf

This is the build I'm running it on.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

how fast does it go?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Fast enough for me, but just asking a question like that isn't good enough lol. You usually would specify with what.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I did look into modifying the build and had quite a few good ones but I didn't have the confidence in mind that it would work out, so I decided to play it safe and stick to the guide word for word.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

The build is alright. But I think you should have saved a but on the MOBO and gotten a better CPU or CPU cooler. I don't know if advertising your channel is aloud in the forums or not, but it seems like kind of a scummy thing to do. Also, more pictures.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

So...

you completely ignored all the cable-routing cutouts that the case gave you?

By the way, the S12II at $79 is really, really overpriced considering that $79 can net you a Capstone or a G series. It's not like you needed the extra 70W that a 620W offers anyway.

Nice choice, the 6350 is a great CPU. A lot of people suggest a 6300, but I don't really see a problem with the 6350 given that it's quite fast enough without an OC. Personal preference.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Could of saved some money in some spots, would of went with intel(not fanboy)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

And I thought my cable management needed work!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nobody's mentioned this yet, but that's definitely not a 760 in the picture

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not? It's either a ACX or one of those new blowers from EVGA, why not a 760?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at the one in his partslist. They don't match up, is what I meant.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

(Sorry for late reply) Yes it was a 760, its a little different from the one in the product picture but that is probably just a way of advertising to lure in more buyers because it looks better.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all Fix the cables. Better cable management improves cooling performance and asthetics. Second of all, Put some detail into description, Why you chose each part what problems you encountered etc. Then there is the things you could have done to squeeze more performance out of the budget you have. 1) If going AMD FX6300 is the way for that budget 2) You could have not bought an SSD and got an i5 4670k and a reasonable motherboard for the £230 you decided to spend instead on ur Fx6350,mobo and ssd. 2) Unless you know you want to upgrade your ram later. 2 sticks have a slightly better performance. 3) Could have went with a modular PSU for that price. though paying for seasonic reliability is worth it. 5) get an cooler for that CPU!!! that stock cooler is terrible, 6) i can't stress this enough... FIX THE CABLES!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Other than the cable management, this is a solid build. You should clean up the cables and add a few more pics.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics coming up as soon as I get the chance to attempt to fix the cables.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Beast cable management!

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

A 212 evo isn't a bad purchase but if you prefer the stock cooler... Ah, that cable management SUCKS