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ok before you jump on me over the motherboard the site didn't have the rev 6.0 that i have available GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0)http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5195#ov which supports my cpu and the OS fine.

the hard drive was salvaged from a very old desktop from 2005 and still works fine with a windows 7 32bit installed (not for long, the product key won't work for the new motherboard plus i don't really care about nsa spying on me with this windows, i can always use my linux TAILS usb boot os for going dark.)

i've seen benchmarks from youtube testing the cpu and gpu and i gotta say i was very impressed. and can't wait to see results from overclocking, and from the amazon reviews i see that the motherboard (the rev 6.0 i mentioned) makes it easier to overclock as well which is brilliant. i will first heavily study the art of overclocking and pushing the hardware beyond its norm without stressing them too much.

and funny story, i actually ordered 2 phenom ii x4 black edition. the first i discovered was ordered from the wrong manufacturer by mistake and will come april for me to return and the other from inside america that will come waay earlier around this week. so yeah im at a $70 chockhold on my life budget till that's returned. oops. and another oops, i didn't pay attention to the fact that their is a newer version of the same thing that can overclock without as much heating. too bad oh well. i have this handy cooler anyways.

without overclock i was able to run COD AW on high settings and get around 46 fps average and dips to 28 when the bomb runs happen. which is awesome.

edits: 1. thanks for the input to reverse everything. i also switched up to a 600w power supply since the 400w resulted in constant restarting of the desktop during high setting gameplay.

  1. upgraded to amd fx 6300 black edition. installed two more ram sticks to total 16 gb ram. downloaded davinci studio/obs for developing vids. added 1 tb drive to be used as backup and to store some more steam apps

  2. Jesus! getting put on fire for doodling on the case because it 'ruins the nostalgia'. relax i fixed it with bleach and a toothbrush, back to looking like new again. updated pics as well. razor sticker may be removed... but the amd fx sticker is there to stay replacing the sempron sticker that was on it.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

I had this case! :-P

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Really? kinda cool m8 :D

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem :3

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Me too the best cable management and power switch. lol 1+ for homemade case!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That case, enough said. lol +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how this is all built into an old school rig. And this is more than powerful enough to run the games of yesteryear, and even modern stuff on low-to-mid. Yeah I would recommend reversing that airflow, you're right. Pull in cool air in the bottom, vent it out the top. It will flow more naturally this way.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

i've rerouted the fans to now the bottom fan is at the back and the fan up to is STILL pulling air from the top front vents. though the flow is the same overall, the air itself now gets time to be drawn from the fresh open part of the room and pushes hot air out the back. that with the gpu and cpu fans both pushing the flow in the same direction. during benchmarking tests this cpu was pretty damn cool despite the reputation of this 955 be 2008 model. though im forced to play advanced warfare on normal settings to avoid this weird effect im observing on the graphics at high settings. the framerate is very playable on both settings but idk what im observing. perhaps ill use my laptop to stream this stuff and you guys can see what i mean. at least both computers notify me that they can idk.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah a 750 Ti is not a High-Ultra quality settings GPU. At least, not unless the game is older. Like 2011-ish and older. I bet it makes Fallout 3 and L4D2 look awesome though. It's also important to note that Medium settings on PC are typically above or on par with console settings, but at (usually) better framerates and higher resolution.

The 750Ti should net you Low-Medium settings for most games, and a couple surprise Highs. For reference, I have a 675m in my laptop (which your 750Ti will beat the snot out of), and I'm running Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on Medium at 1080p with no noticeable frame dips.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

advanced warfare played pretty well plus this is an oc edition. space engineers was a toughy playing 1080p at 34fps avg

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Best case, would r8 that 8/8, m8.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, this is the best build on this site i especially love the custom decals

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

im going to cover it in a white coat that way i can get it spray painted and then it would be truly ghetto.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

who ever said ghetto? not me, no it is a work of ART and its beauty is truly radiant.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

blushes

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

can you link me to the benchmarks in youtube

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

its easy to google. just type the cpu and graphics card into the search bar for benchmarks. alot of gtaV ones idk why, never thought that it was that demanding of a game performance wise

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 because I had a Phenom II, a Cooler Master product, a GIGABYTE mobo (I'm not using it), Crucial RAM, a Seagate HDD, and Windows 10.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ghetto builds are the builds are the best because you don't have to care about ANYTHING (except maybe functionality). But even for a budget build, that power supply is sketchy. click here to see why. An Antec VP-450 would have been a great budget addition.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

budget constraints stopped me. but in all fairness the article doesn't show indication of the brand power supply being used much less the desktop used that we can derive the psu serial number from

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, Sleeper PC?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it surprises people every time i show em.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

cheeky breeki

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

fixed. got a 600w.

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