Thought this was going to have an xbox 360 pun somewhere lol. Nice build though.
I have a lot of the same parts in my build lol. Loving the price though, i thought i walked outta the store with a deal. now seeing yours i noticed they basically gave you the mobo and cpu lol. +1
Bought my fx 6300 and asrock 970 fatality performance board 60 bucks all together at microcenter. $20 for the processor $40 for the board.
Seems Microcenter is really trying to get rid of all their AM3+ items.
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.
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.
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
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**
Ehh opinions, guess it all depends on what u can afford and what ur upgrading from. Can't wait to see what gpu you choose. Great itx build tho. +1
Dang, I feel that would be best price to performance for you. Especially being only one 6 pin.
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.
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.
Yeaaaaa, but at least it works like advertised (no advertisement found) The r9 380 I got from them had a very outdated bios though :/
Thanks. A little hard for cable management with a non modular psu and the case is kinda budgety lol.
I didn't know that about the m.2 thanks, I was just asking my IT supervisor about them (hes not really a huge help lol)
I was mainly trying to stay centered around microcenter but I guess price and performance are found on the internet. I was reading that the new skylakes are unlocked on all cpus through a bios update, does that only work on the z chipset or does that work on the H chipset as well like the one you provided. I will also google it too.
I thought Amd was decent given the 6300 was good for the price and it wouldve been cool to overclock with a water cooler. That was mainly why i chose amd over intel
I see, and I kept going back and forth, back and forth with intel builds. Your prices are right, but you didn't include the motherboard with crossfire capability price, or the motherboard with an m.2 slot, or the fact that multi core processing is basically needed now (no dual cores please, I render and do audio/video producing and i would expect any gaming pc to do those task decently.) Unless you can show me reviews or benchmarks that a dual core can produce significant results and not break the bank or a motherboard that has all the features as my current one for an LGA1150 or LGA1151 socket.
just a little high. but its for two reasons i believe. 1, its an AMD processor; 2, this case doesnt have great airflow and only two places for fans which is front and back.
this stick of ram also comes with a heat spreader so that might help as well, but it is stock 1600mhz
Well i didn't have to OC my ram. I set BIOs to auto and it took care of the rest. 1600mhz looks like the max for this motherboard, although the bios settings let me go higher.
Why yes, yes it can. It can also overclock and adjust the timing through bios setup, but thats doing a bit much for this motherboard.
I've seen reviews that this is a similar version to an evo just cheaper. It doesnt seem too far off from an evo and if its even a tad bit better than the stock then it should be fine seeing my pc still hasnt reached past my personal max temps on the stock cooler.
Well I haven't tried witcher 3 yet...but all other games listed play tweaked medium @ 1920x1080 with DA being the lowest fps of about 35...I personally think its great for a 2012ish refurb card lol...but I will upgrade soon after a PSU
IMHO just to name a few...GTA 5, Witcher (any i think), dragon age, and im a real sucker for racing so project cars has been my buddy for a while no racing sims for wii u
That's one debate that i can't solve easily. I try not to spend money on parts that are "overkill" but i know i shouldnt have problems with temps if i get a closed loop. But i'm unsure if air cooling will suffice for this AMD, which i've noticed AMDs run hotter than intel. I would like to really overclock this rig but with the r9 300 right around the corner i just dont want any bottlenecks and overheating for a processor that needs upgrading. I probably will go the cheaper route first and then try closed loop. Thanks for the suggestion, makes total sense.
Yea I told myself that same thing, but im stubborn and impatient sadly. SO i crossed my fingers, ran a stress test, and no hotter than 60 Celsius after 45 mins. i try not to overdue the eye candy or put a lot of strain due to it being on a stock cooler but so far so good. probably ram it back to 3.5 until i get the closed loop.
i actually had a wii-u and it is fun and a good upgrade from a wii. But i have had a lot of graphical glitches, lag, and none AAA titles. And i would rather be able to upgrade pieces instead of the whole thing. And don't think of me as some "dirty nintendo hater" but i hate nintendo since the wii, not the same as gamecube and before. besides i play smash bros on my pc using dolphin yeeeeee.
Nice build dude. Im always trying to get the best performance for the least amount of money, and this isnt too bad. loving the head room for future upgrades.