Description

This is an update from my original build. I have had to wait to make time and money to put it together in such a way where there are no borrowed parts.. This is complete for now, until the games I want to play need more power. I'm very sure it will serve me well for years to come and I will continue to upgrade when it needs it. I definitely need to take a weekend to clean this thing up as it has been a few years since I have built it.

I run HD:

Skyrim

Fallout 4

Oblivion

KSP

Archeage

Eve Online

ALL Red Faction Games

Dreadout

Dead Island

7Days to Die

Part Reviews

CPU

Overclocked to 4.5 with no issue. Handles GTA 5, heavily modded Skyrim, video live streaming and everything else I throw at it with ease.

CPU Cooler

Took the FX 6300 Black Editions overclock and asked for a second helping. It's not a Hyper 212 Evo- but it more than works. Low profile keeps it clean looking.

Motherboard

Good looking, fits my Enermax case perfectly and has no issues with ram, heat, bus speed or anything. Handles overclocking well too.

Memory

A few weeks of use and the auto-overclock held up with my system pushing 4.3Ghz cpu. The blue color looks pretty with my already blue themed parts and lights. No issues with these and they come with yet another neat sticker to plaster on your case. Heat spreaders are on there nice and tight. You will not have issues with them wiggling unless you get fluke parts, or you mistreat your equipment.

Storage

I cold boot to my desktop in less than 3 seconds. This is a masterfully made SSD

Video Card

I bought this card from a good friend who had it in a working system for a long time, and I have to say I am not disappointed whatsoever. It was a fantastic upgrade from the previous card I had in there before. Everything about it is sturdy. The plastic cover, fan blades, chipset and heat distributors are not going anywhere at all. This card vents heat out of it's own cut out spaces in the rear (where the video inputs are) which helps immensely with overall system air movement. It is a long card though, so if you intend to use it in a build pay attention to the available space your tower has. I would suggest having an intake fan on the side of your case if you use one of these as well, as it's length will make it suck up the air from the front fans and cut it off from the top of the case.. Games are nothing to this card.. Get one, and save your money by not getting the new overpriced stuff. This card can handle all games I play on ultra high HD and it wont slow down a fraction of second at full load (which I have yet to find).

Case

For what I bought it for- this case is good. I like the cut outs for access to the back of the CPU mount on the inside panel. My USB port on the front is having connection issues after 4 years, but that is my own fault for not taking care of the detailed cleaning.

Power Supply

Going on 4 years and 5 stress tests and holding strong. A solid budget PSU.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Aside from the PSU being lower end and not great, Nice build! I have used that motherboard multiple times and I quite like it.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/01/21/corsair_cx750_750w_power_supply_review/9#.Vdosy_UYqUl

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I had a little wiggle room but went with the best at the cheapest price I could find. But thank you very much!

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

The PSU is the WORST component to cheap out on. The LAST place to try to save money. it is the single most important part of a PC.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Roger that.. So far I have had no problems with it at all. Maybe I got lucky?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. Not having problems yet doesn;t mean anything. It is not a good unit. Not good for your other components and will not last nearly as long as a proper unit. If you still are within the return window, I'd swap it with a proper unit.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

When i get the money i will look into it.. thanks for the advice

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Psu is still kicking without issue

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Still working awesomly

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have to update the BIOS to use the 6300? I'm thinking of using the same motherboard when I build my PC

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. I did not have to

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build! +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Casually waits for you to overclock the sht outta your cpu

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I brought it up from3.5 to 4.5. It can handle it

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Just one important thing: your RAM module are not in the right slots!! They should be in the 2nd and 4th slot (the white ones) for optimal reliability.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the cpu temps? Have you tried to overclock?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Still holding as they where, and not recently. I'm very much not comfortable with risking my system too much.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Jumped to 4.5 overclock- she still rums cool. Came up about 10c overall according to speedfan, but no issues after 4 hours of hard gaming like fully modded skyrim amd gta5

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