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I've always wanted a gaming PC and thanks to the guys over at r/buildapc and teksynicate.com I built this up. I mainly play World of Tanks with it and get roughly 50+ fps depending on what mods I'm using. I bought most of these parts used and i do plan on adding the capture card later just not sure if I really need one. I know I also need to work on cable management but it seems to work okay for what my case gives me room for. Also it seems that my case had a 'cyperpowerpc' in it at one point if that guts I removed are from that then I hope no one ever chooses to buy from them.

CPU: I originally was going to go with the 760k when they announced the 860k. I'm very happy with this CPU's performance I have it at a health 4.5 GHz OC with 1.45 volts according to CPUz http://valid.canardpc.com/25z6hj. I also considered the G3258 but I figured it was easier to just buy my quad core to start with and I prefer AMD over Intel.

Cooler: This was purely aesthetics as I liked the way the cooler looked and was going for a black and blue build. Though it does do a great job. It came with a fan with white LED's but I found it to be really buzzy and loud so I switched it out for the Deepcools and they are really quiet.

Mobo: This was a used purchase I bought it because it seemed to have the perfect balance of features that I wanted with the color scheme I wanted. I wish I had stepped up to to G45 version so I would have had some Voltage control but all the way around I'm actually really happy. I also had to do a bios update to get the 860k to work but that was a cheap fix.

RAM: These were a used Ebay buy as well and are running at 2133. Fits my color scheme and I've had no issues with them.

Storage: The Mx100 was a splurge buy that I'm so happy with I've never realized how long my boot times were. The WD's greens are pure storage with the 500 gb being reused from a 100 dollar 'gaming pc' I bought at a local pawn shop.

GPU: This was supposed to be a HIS HD 7770 GHz edition however I forgot to hook up the 6 pin power to it and now it won't boot in any system. This became an upgrade to a Powercolor AX 7850 that I've gotten OC's up to 1050/1400 and stable on Heaven. Hence the name.

Case: MY BIGGEST REGRET IS THIS TURD. I really hate this case and plan on upgrading as soon as I can.

PSU: I bought off Ebay from a reseller appears to be brand new and has no issues.

OS: My wife hooked me up with this from her Computer typing class at college. The teacher has dreamspark access and she told him I was building a new PC.

Fans: The case had poor Apevia fans that were Molex powered and loud these new Deepcools are quiet and move plenty of air lovem.

Figured I's toss my Firestrike score on here as well. http://www.3dmark.com/fs/3253198

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

So many spaghetti and meatballs in the place aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy tanking ;) I'm actually buying parts for my PC right now! Does anyone here know what sort of stuff is usualy on dale for BF?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

750 Ti is a beautiful mid level card. I recommend using MSI as they give that extra boost compared to other companies and have the best motherboards since they sport click bios and M-flash. The MSI 750 Ti OC edition should be able to run BF4 1080p ATLEAST 30FPS with very high settings. I have a cheap $600 build that may interest you: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/HeatSeekerism/saved/CwcBD3

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry maybe I was misunderstood. I meant what kind of stuff is on sale for Black Friday. My bad :). I have a budget of around 800 left. I have ready bought ram, psu, ssd ans keyboard on the way :). Im thinking of i5 plus R9 285. I hope to snag a good deal for mobo + i5 hopefully :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a great start to me. As for BF I have no idea as this was my first build.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :) hey whats your in WoT username maybe we can platoon sometime :). This is also my first build and I want to get the most bang for buck with my fewish dollars.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Same as my username here.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Those would be good choices now, but if you can wait ( I know it's difficult) until quarter 1 of next year to buy a graphics card, AMD's next generation of GPUs should be out. They are supposed to be as good or better than the Nvidia GTX 900 series

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm gaming on a cheap laptop with integrated graphics... Idk if I can honestly wait that long! A 285 is honestly all I need :) I can upgrade later if they are better. I don't think I'll wait that long for Black Friday, I don't think it's worth it... :) thanks for all the help

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly what I thought earlier this summer. I was also on a laptop and didn't want to wait for price drops or new stuff. Ended up with a r9 280x.

Enjoy the new rig!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Save up for a Vapor-X r9 290.... it'll look great.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking at a new GPU in 6 months or so right now I've very content. I've been running 50+ FPS in WoT and 80+ in this new game Vector Thrust I bought off Steam for 15 bucks. Also got the Metro 2033 off humble for free as well.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, the metro series is a bit un-optomized, but it's fun!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't wait this is my first gaming rig/ pc build and i'm very pleased with it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be, it's very nice. I really like it when people put the time to get color coded parts. Makes the build just that much better.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, I wanted to show I have pride in my PC even if it is only a 550 budget PC. I'm proud of its performance and what I can do with it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that Athlon X4 860k in gaming? I am thinking of building my little brother a PC with this CPU... I know it really depends on the GPU but I was wondering if you notice any bottlenecking with it...

Thanks! -iso

P.S. if you are looking for a nice case, heres the one I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147184&cm_re=Galaxy_02-_-11-147-184-_-Product

Its not much but it keeps the PC cool and has PLENTY of room for backpanel cable management.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It works great for gaming and hasn't had any issues running anything I've thrown at it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

not to burst your bubble or anything but the 860K is technically a dualcore processor. it has 2 module cores and each module has 2 cores in it so its kinda like a dualcore with hyperthreding... but putting all that aside its like an i3 with overclocking and half the price.

nice color/part coordination too.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always been confused about how Intel and AMD distinguish their cores. I always thought that AMD had multiple cores with a single thread that shared a cache while Intel had single cores with multiple threads and standalone cache. Thanks about the color scheme i really like it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need acapture card if you want to stream,use OBS its a free software

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

With a weaker CPU you do as this will take the strain off the cpu and stream the video for it.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build, love the 860k, and I bet you will too

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it alot my wife will get one in her new desk top as well might get me a G45 for mine and give her the E45.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend the 860k to anyone looking to build a console replacer or budget build, excellent CPU

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Same here, btw nice to see you outside of r/amd.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I lurk here from time to time

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I will bring the bread sticks lol!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good to me!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

So I guess you managed to get 4.5GHz quite easily on the MSI mobo and the cooler.

What was your core voltage?

Sometimes cheapening on casing is a wrong move when you find the case lack features or space to do proper cable management

if you are swapping the casing, you might want to consider getting either semi or full modular PSUs to help you with the cable mangement

I will suggest looking at the CoolerMaster casings esp the N600. It may be huge but it got tons of hiding spots to hide cables.

so far only seen a few 860K builds

but the main questions is what is the highest GPU the 860K can support before the CPU becomes a bottleneck.

I seen some guy manage to get the 860K up to 4.8GHz using the Corsair H60 but it seems it can go much further if a bigger radiator is employed

good build and Happy Tanking

Regards Dragoon20005

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Core voltage is at 1.45 according to CPU Z or 1.50 according to AOD so not sure if I have some false values being sent out from the motherboard.

For a new case I'm thinking something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147183

I'm considering a new PS?U but its not really a concern at the moment .

As for the bottleneck jayztwocents on youtube ran a A10-7850k with a Titan Black and it really didn't hold him back he kept pinging the FPS limiter with it.

I would love a higher OC but I'm happy with mine for now.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU-Z ID seems to be the better one or you could use MSI own utility

I can't say much of the case you are gonna buy but I found a review on it

http://www.legitreviews.com/rosewill-galaxy-03-atx-mid-tower-case-review_129185

CoolerMaster N600 usually comes with a 20 dollar Main in rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119298&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

while it might not be a looker case, it has better features

I build system with the N600 and it fits a lot of long gpus easily

the issue is he only tested with one game which is BF4

I would not count that as a good gauge to test for bottlenecks, V-Sync will limit games to 60Hz but if the fps drops below 60Hz, you will see stutter. I play racing games so high fps is crucial for response too.

bradenfontaine mentioned about a slight bottleneck at 4.2GHz with the R9 280. So I wonder if the CPU was clock to 5GHz, will it be a best pair with the GTX970 or 980.

One guy already tested the 860K and at 4.8GHz on watercooling, it even beats the FX8320 clock at 4GHz in Multi Treaded and Single Treaded applications.

look at this tread

http://www.overclock.net/t/1522956/860k-preliminary-results-vs-8320

I will say the 860K is a better Overclocker

read this

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2400839&page=3

for a CPU that is only 80-90 dollars

I say it a little rocket

Regards Dragoon20005

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really happy with it, If we could actually get some review sites to compare it to the G3258 it would start to show whats its capable of but people think its just another 760k and that the performance isn't that much different.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

every gen of the A10 and the Athlon X4 are up to 10% better in terms of IPC

so even though, the 860K is slightly clocked slower than the 760K

it is suppose to be better than the 760K by 10% and 20% better than the 750K.

Previous review of the G3258 compared to the 750K, things may change if the 860K was used.

  • 56 months ago
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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning to get the same processor. Out of curiosity, how did you update the BIOS to support the Kaveri CPU? (I am also planning to get a similar MSI mobo). Cool build BTW!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to buy a A4-5300 and load the updated bios on a flash drive then it was simple to do. If you buy a new Mobo it should come with an updated bios.

Thanks I love it so far.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

most boards that are launched before the 860K will need a BIOS update

boards which you bought from the shop may need a backup APU and RAM to boot the mobo into BIOS for update.

Asus high end board like the ROG CrossBlade Ranger can do the BIOS update without the CPU just by using the BIOS Flashback with a USB drive.