I'm not sure to be honest, haven't checked it. It's at my brother's house, so I can't really check it until next time I'm over there. If I recall, when I was looking at temps, the motherboard temp didn't jump out at me as disturbingly high. The nice thing about that motherboard/case combo is that the m.2 drive sits on the backside of the motherboard and that case provides airflow over both sides of the motherboard.
That's better than nothing. Perhaps you lost the silicon lottery. I have mine stable at 3.9ghz, 1.352 volts and it tops out at 64.5c.
Huh that's weird. Maybe you just need to up the voltage. Or, maybe use a different mobo? I started at 3.9ghz and 1.360v, but was able to turn it down to 1.3525v and it was still fine.
I love the 200ge. For $60 w/ tax and shipping you can have a place holder cpu to play with that works just fine. Overclocked, it's actually fine for gaming if you have a mid level gpu paired with it.
Yeah, I built this one for future upgradeability. I gotta be honest, I kinda wish I had kept it to play with myself. But, I can go visit whenever I want and play with it.
Yes it is. I have since gotten a replacement from Asrock and I have torn this build down and rebuilt it with some newer parts in a better case.
Sure thing. I shop the same way, I have to see how parts actually look inside a case before I will consider it.
Keep your eye on craigslist, facebook marketplace, amazon used listings and eBay and be patient. The deals come in time.
Yeah, I hear ya. By the time I finished with it, I just wanted to be done. I had some issues with the mobo that took hours to diagnose and fix. I replaced the cmos battery, I flashed the bios and swapped power supplies before I realized that it just doesn't like booting up when there is a flash drive plugged into USB 3.0.
Yes, that is correct. I have an air compressor that I use to give my pc a good cleaning every couple of weeks. It's fine with me. Do you really want that radiator above your most costly components ready to shower them with fluid when it explodes or leaks? Also, in the front provides much more effective CPU cooling. Provided you have all your exhaust fans installed, this won't affect the GPU at all.
No Overwatch, just played CS GO so far. I'm recycling this into a slightly better build because in the end, I decided this was just a bit too cheap. I'm upgrading the gpu to a 960 and the case to a Thermaltake Versa H18. I'll be posting the new build after the case shows up and migrate everything over.
Well the only game I've played on it so far is CS GO and it was doing about 180 at low settings. I ended up not being happy with the 750 ti, so I scored a 960 used for $90. I also ordered a better case, so when I get the case and finish the build I'll post the new build.
Where are the 2.5" and 3.5" drives mounted?
The 1050 ti didn't exist when I bought most of these components. Read the description, this is a re-purposed old build. And sure I could have gotten a 1tb hdd for $50, but that would have made the computer seem slow. The prices I put on here are the prices I originally paid way back when I first bought them.
Where in the hell did you get these parts at these prices?
Pretty much because it's overkill. I wanted the freedom to OC as much as the 1600x would handle and I definitely can with the x62. And I'll be honest, looks was a factor in everything I bought for this build. Which in hindsight isn't something I'll be doing again.
Do you know if they make any motherboards that support the i5-3570 and DDR4 ram? That would be a nice upgrade for him if he could ever convince the wife to let him spend some money.
Well yeah, I bought the GTX 660 back in 2014. I should hope the 1050ti would be cheaper now.
That's exactly what I told him. If his wife ever lets him, we'll put one in.
Tyler bought the case for $26.98, the SSD for $69.99 and the cpu cooler for $21.56 for a total of $118.53. I threw in a 320gb HDD, which I forgot to add to the parts list.
I ended up going with the Kraken: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/mfxG3C
How was the installation of that Wraith Spire cooler? I've been reading that it can be a pain, but I'm seriously thinking about getting one because all the other air coolers look ugly to me.
I am building practically the same system. It's almost spooky. I am glad you tread these waters before me because I was worried about gpu clearance. You build shows me it should work fine. Here's my list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/genki831/saved/gQd2RB.
I have a concern about airflow involving a 120mm aio installed in the rear fan position. If I were to go that route, I would effectively be closing off the only exhaust point with the radiator. If I'm using an air cooled gpu, would this be a problem? Or, does air still get out through the radiator and not warm it up too much?
Yep, 120mm in the top. I want to solve this cases biggest weakness, airflow.
Here is what I'm putting into the case btw: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/genki831/saved/#view=Hv8wVn
I call it Little Monster. The GPU I had laying around from from after I upgraded my main rig.
Yeah, sorry, I noticed after I asked that you had already answered that question earlier. But I just got this case delivered, and looking at the plates where the fans mount, I am not seeing how there is any room to add any bigger fans. I would have to actually buy the fans and then hold them up to the plates and see I guess. If you did it, then I have faith it can be done I guess. I did the same cut out you did on the drive cage which IMO is how it should be shipped but whatever, easy enough cut to make. I also plan to drill out a hole on the top to add a 120mm fan.
Did you have to do any modding to get it to take the 92 and 140 mm fans?