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Balerion V2

by bilalnuman

17
10 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 26, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.1GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

43.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.16GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.6GHz

Description

Built this for my little brother to game on. Front 2 are Corsair AF120s and back is an Aerocool Lightning, both to a good job. Cable management was easy in this case, the indent made it quite obvious.
Ram is going on a few years now, brought it forward from old PC. I got the FX 4300 reduced from Ebuyer, otherwise I would have gone with the FX 6300. Overclocked a tiny bit (200Mhz), since motherboard wasn't anything special. Zalman cooler looks nice and does a decent job, fab price. Powercolor R7 260x is surprisingly quiet.

Older version Balerion V1

Upgrading soon

Comments Sorted by:

TheBloodRedX 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

+1 great budget build.

racsorrac 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Why did you spend 172£ on a r7 260x? Why not get a r9 280x for 175£? How is the CPU cooler.

bilalnuman submitter 7 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Sorry, i couldn't figure out how to change the prices but i paid £100 for the r7 260x in total it cost me about £600 including the 24inch monitor

bilalnuman submitter 7 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

The cooler is fantastic, especially since it lines up perfectly with the exhaust fan on the bitfenix case.

rellyrale 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

+1 for AMD and it looks good but why FX4300

bilalnuman submitter 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I got it used from ebuyer for fairly cheap

flyingpenguin61 1 point 27 months ago

do you have any benchmarks?

bilalnuman submitter 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I can run some, what would you like?

mike9409 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

How did you enjoy building in the case? Did you find the cable routing through the back had enough room? Thinking of this case for my next build but am concerned about cable management

bilalnuman submitter 7 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

The indent and a good number of loops made cabling a breeze. But I have to admit there isn't much room at the back so you will definitely need zip-ties to keep them flat, otherwise the back panel won't shut. Zip-ties are cheap and a corsair PSU is certain to come with tonnes of them.