Description

So I have been building computers for a while now, about 7 years. I have been able to put together simple personal computers and build audio workstations for DJ's. But this was MY first GAMING build. I have always been a console gamer, started with the Sega genesis, but i have always been the guy to tweak or mod the system whether that be software or hardware. Gaming has always been fun and i needed a little something extra.

I skipped the PS4 and Xbox One due to them being basically low-mid range gaming pcs (at the time) and decided to build a console killer. I seen the PS4 with its 8 core and decided 6 faster cores should suffice, especially on a budget. Originally purchased a gtx 650 ti 2gb for $50 to match the performance of an Xbox One at 900p settings, worked decent at the time, until all of my buddies decided to skip the Xbox One and get a PS4. Not a huge difference...so i bought an r9 270, which never arrived to me (thanks newegg) so Newegg gave me an r9 380 (2gb :( ) for the same price as the r9 270, which wasn't bad. I then received an r9 270 and an r9 380 on the same day (thanks newegg?) The r9 380 was great. I was able to overclock my processor to 4.5 and the r9 380 to 1100/1650. R9 380 was great, had a few power efficiency issues (it was power hungry) and it would get pretty warm in the case. Computex arrived and my mind was set on one thing, RX 480. Power, Efficiency, Low-cost. June 29 came and i ordered my card at 6:02 am pacific time. Boy was i glad too, these things flew off the shelves.

i plugged in the RX 480, installed the drivers, ran some benchmarks and games, loved the performance. Then i noticed, my computer is running wayyyyyy cooler than normal. Hmmmm. Booted into Bios, tweaked some settings, save, reboot, crash. Well it was worth a shot. Ran benchmarks again because i love looking at 60fps, this is way better than the 380. Booted into bios, tweaked some settings, hey it booted this time. I was able to successfully get my computer to 5.0 at 1.45.

As i was starting to post this build i forgot to set my computer back to 5.0 for screenshot purposes (everyone wants proof) and i was able to get it to 5.063 @1.41. Lowest i have personally been able to get my 5.0 overclock.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks good man! The 6300 is a great CPU for the money. Try to tidy up some of the cables but other than that... Welcome to the PC Master Race!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. A little hard for cable management with a non modular psu and the case is kinda budgety lol.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build man! I would put the radiator of the cooler on the rear of the case, cause i think the GPU would heat the hoses of the AIO right where it crosses the GPU alot. Other than that, great build!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I have tried soooooo hard to place this radiator some where else, I feel exactly what u mean. Sadly the hoses are either not long enough or the radiator is too big. I am planning on either a custom loop or different case. I'm leaning more towards a different case as this proccessor isn't worth a custom loop at the current stage of proccessors. Although this thing still kicks a**

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright i understand then! I've had a custom loop, ind i personally dont think its worth it ... its so expensive, and its fun for a couple of months, but then you realize youve spent ALOT on a loop that only decreases cpu thermals by a couple degrees... GPU could be worth it for you if you care about temps/acoustics... idk man i would propably use the 212 since its more reliable and wont have hot water running though a pump which might die at some point ^ just my 2 cents

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense...might have to look for an air cooler a tad bit stronger than the 212. Appreciate the insight on custom loops, kinda figured it was that way.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

np man! :) Do you feel your CPU is bottlenecking the GPU in any games?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

No not really. I only play fallout 4, gta 5, and doom. Doom is very well optimized, ultra at 1440p is cool with dips to 45. Fallout 4 is okay, may be a bottleneck but not for me 1440p at mixed high/ultra. Gta 5 is good too, high at 1440p only thing is I'm running fxaa with morphological filtering.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I did some test with my hyper 212 Evo compared to the h55 and with all the placement and both in push/pull, the h55 kept my proccessor cooler by 5 degrees Celsius

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the video card the new one from amd? -- -- -----

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes rx 480 is very new!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, i was just wondering. i wasn't following up on the new gpus lately. Thanks though!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

and how is rx480 doing did it fry your components...because i'm thinking to use it in my build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good, the 1310 clock I got is set to the last state in wattman at 1150 volts. My motherboard did cut off on me a few times I was trying to overclock the RX 480, but I was treating the card like a 7970 lol. I can honestly say, yes this sucker is not pci compliant, but with that said, it isn't as bad as everyone seems. Set the clocks to reasonable values, keep it cool, and everything should be good. It's a $250 card, not meant to bring down the house, even though it still does that for me personally. I actually uped the voltage manually on my motherboards pci express slot to 1.91v. Don't know if it helped or made it worse yet, but it hasn't cut off on me and I've been playing doom maxed out at 1440p and it's been great.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

its a good graphic card but i will wait when a new and improved model arrives just make sure

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, first of all great build, its looking pretty good! I have a Thermaltake Commander myself, it is the same as yours except it is the MS-I Epic Edition (it is black and red). Now I also bought the same Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid Cooler, except I am having trouble fitting the radiator in my case. I tried to put it at the top/back of the case (where you have an LED fan) and it simply did not fit. Was this the case for you as well or did it work? I see that you placed it in the bottom of the case instead, except I don't understand how you were able to route the pipes under the gpu. Was it a bit of a squeeze on the pipe? Also how hard was cable management, because I have a mess when it comes to the cables and its really hard to do any better with the space there is to work with. I really appreciate the help.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeaaaaa, but at least it works like advertised (no advertisement found) The r9 380 I got from them had a very outdated bios though :/

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! No, my Seagate failed on me and really messed up my raid, I learned the hard way...I sold my previous build, all parts on this one are either new, new to me, or salvaged.

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