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by My_Ops
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Hey everyone, I am 15 years old and this is my first build. I'm pretty satisfied, but the only thing is the fans are a little loud. I don't know if its just the case fans or I don't have the correct setup. Anyway, tell me what you think. Thanks!

EDIT: It's been a little over a month since I've first built this PC. So far there haven't been too many issues, and I've fixed the issue with the loud fans. I did overclock my CPU but was limited due to the motherboard. Other than that, all my other components have worked out great for me.

Date PublishedMarch 21, 2014
Date BuiltMarch 19, 2014
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle44.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load53.0° C
Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.18Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle44.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load60.0° C
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houck.rm [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Nice pictures, great cable management!

Enlyten [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

The loudness of the fans may be due to the quality of the fans, but it might also be caused by those back fans. The rushing of air against the top fan from the two below it will cause a considerable amount of noise. You might want to consider just moving it to the front of the case to act as another intake. You currently just have the one intake, and the positive pressure will help to reduce dust buildup.

+1, very nice work on your cables as well :)

roawh [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

To the OP, what speed are your fans running at? If you have any plugged into the PSU directly they may be going at 100% which is very noisy. That happened to me at first until I got an extension to plug into one of the fan headers on the mobo.

Great build by the way, mine is almost exactly the same, except I don't have an SSD yet :)

Akut [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Both posts mentioned above are good to point out.

Always better to have positive air pressure, as it keeps dust out of the case and forces hot air out of any opening available, keeping it fresh. Also, plugging your fan headers directly to your PSU forces em to run 100%. If your board has insufficient headers for case fans, you might need a splitter.

At least you swapped the stock CPU cooler with something else, so that drastically reduces noise right there.

My_Ops [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks everyone for the tips! The fans are plugged directly into the mobo and are running at their lowest. I'll try moving the top fan to the front and see if that works.

darkmanifest 1 point 10 months ago

I really envy that cable management.

ownerbeast 1 point 10 months ago

dat cable management tho

iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

I love your cable management. Us 15 year olds shouldn't be underestimated! :P Enjoy your build.

Akut [1 Build] 4 points 10 months ago

Dude, a 15 year old just put 90% of all builds on here to shame :P

iiLeGiT101 [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

At least he didn't put mine to shame, cause I did good on mine :P

Fullsome [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Everyone's going crazy about that cable management, so am I :P

coolguy562 [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

The semi-modular psu helps a lot with the cable management.

marvinudy [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

+1 Very nice build. Cable management will serve as a 'standard' when I do my next build in the near future. If other comments on fan noise do not work, do a 'YouTube' search for 'soundprofing computer case'. Guy used laminate underlay for sound deadening and claimed a 5 dB reduction in sound. Pretty good due to logarithmic measurement scale.

JurgaBurga 1 point 10 months ago

This build is really, really good. I'd say you put soo many people's PC builds to shame with the cable management!

ITneto 1 point 10 months ago

I love that case!

jacwa1001405 1 point 9 months ago

+1 for the fx 6300

THEBROJEW 1 point 7 months ago

Can it play newer games well?

My_Ops [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Yes, it plays every game fine. The only downside is you can't max out the graphics which is obviouse as the the graphics card is poop. :(

Jozmtr 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice!

ghostvally2 0 points 6 months ago

Dont use a 970 mOthervbaord wiht an fx 6 core or higer youll kill your Motherboard

My_Ops [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah I've heard... Low budget motherboards kinda blow.

nilsweb11 1 point 5 months ago

Thinking of getting an fx-6300 with a 970 mobo... will it hold up?

My_Ops [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 4 months ago

If you are still trying to make the decision: It is a good combo if you don't plan on doing much over clocking, and you don't plan on upgrading your CPU as the fx-6300 is about the most it can handle.