Description

This computer is an upgrade to Frankenstein 3.2 with repurposed parts from Diaper Money. I had the new build in the living room connected to the TV but nobody really used it. Sooo I took the case, power supply, and 1TB hard drive from it. I managed to sell the Skylake I3 and motherboard to someone on craigslist, and the GTX 1060 to someone else. I figured it would be easier to sell newer parts than 4 year old beater parts.

Anyways I finally got rid of the case after all these years. I'm actually going to keep the old case just to keep 3.3 off the carpet. You can see the setup in the pictures.

I've overclocked the CPU to 3.7 Ghz. The motherboard for the FX chip is actually bigger than the one for the I3 so the cable management slots are covered up. The PSU cables are too fat to do the loop behind the motherboard. I had to run the cables through the front of the motherboard. So for now the cables are still a bit messy. The upgrade now gives me both an SSD for the operating system, and a larger mechanical drive for my games. I've been running it for a week no problems.

I've really gotten into Rainbow Six Siege, Dirt, and Playerunknown's Battleground on top of what I played before. The latter runs poorly so I'm going to be upgrading the gpu soon.

Like I said, the GPU will be upgraded first and foremost. Looking at getting an RX 580 4G to game at 1080P tops. I also want to get an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 a little more down the line. A couple of intake fans and some thin cable extensions if the Ryzen motherboard also covers up the cable management holes.

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely pro cable management.

  • 37 months ago
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There's no way to use the area behind the motherboard. The mobo is too wide and covers the holes where you are supposed to pull the wires out of. The cables are also too thick to make a u turn through the the slim area from the stand offs. It was a bummer.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I read the description, I was referring to the way you actually pulled it off and still managed to make it look nice.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I'm not really happy with it, it's just the one cable is too close to the CPU fan for comfort. There's no window on the case so whatever lol. Cheers!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Crappy cable management but a pretty good budget build! Although I would recommend investing in a new GPU in the future because a 660 is a pretty old card.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management! me eyes! !!!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. The GTX is still holding strong in older and indie games. R6 Siege runs and looks fine in medium settings with low textures at 1440×900. 50 - 70 fps. The 2GB of ram is holding it back for textures. PUBG runs barely with the resolution turned down. Dirt Rally runs at a steady 60 fps on high settings. Really depends on the game.