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Big-Red
by sykotik
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Description

Primarily a gaming PC, moderate budget. Runs wonderfully except for the fact that the PSU only has a 4 pin for the CPU power. Not only that, that exact wire does not reach from the bottom where the PSU must be, to the slot where it must go.

Either way, i love it and can do with this issue until i get a 4 pin extension :)

Details
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle35.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load60.0° C
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate650MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.0GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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jasher11 [2 Builds] 8 points 16 months ago

i dont get this build unusual choice of components... maybe you could explain more? thanks :)

 
 
jasher11 [2 Builds] 3 points 16 months ago

heres what i would do as i dont understand this build: 1. get a better power supply, even if this one isnt bad a more well known brand will likely last longer 2. get another stick of RAM i know 16gigs is a bit overkill for what you want but you will get the advantage of dual channel 3. for gaming you say?... why does it use such a low end GPU and such a good CPU- i would upgrade your GPU to at least a gtx 650ti 4. Why windows 7 ultimate? bit of a waste of money,

these are just what i would do IMO, just trying to be helpful :)

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 0 points 15 months ago

strict budget really sums it up. plus the recycled gpu and hdds dont help much either hahahaha

 
 
jasher11 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

fair enough it just seemed unusual having a high end CPU and a absolutely shocking GPU but now i understand a bit better :)

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

And to be honest, i was hoping my budget would at least be double, but there were some... discrepancies that took priority. my plan was to get a GTX 770 OC edition as well as an SSD if the budget permitted, but things happen ;)

 
 
jasher11 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

ahh okay so this is still kinda a work in progress with upgrades every so often okay, get a better power supply before the GPU, trust me

 
 
nevermind13jet 2 points 16 months ago

I'm not gonna lie, this is a... odd build. Low end GPU, Win7 Ultimate, single stick of 8GB DDR3-1333... just what? Also, why the first picture looks like the thing on the monitor is the... Windows XP installer???

 
 
edman545 [10 Builds] 2 points 16 months ago

Also two keyboards. Maybe there is a 2nd system hiding somewhere?

 
 
nevermind13jet 2 points 16 months ago

Probably.

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Odd build because many parts are recycled. i was on a strict budget and the mobo and cpu took most of it. the gpu was reused. as for the xp installer, that is my grandmothers computer. it crashed recently and the hardrive bricked so i was reinstalling it for her.

 
 
Divdor [1 Build] 2 points 16 months ago

Looks like you recycled some older parts here and upgraded mobo/CPU. Some responses to feedback would likely have gotten better ratings. The CPU / Mobo compbo is pretty good and should serve you well as you upgrade items in the future.

As others have mentioned, the coolmax is not a great PSU so an upgrade may be needed before you tax it very much.

I would upgrade PSU, then Video, then RAM (2 sticks of 4GB at 1600 to take advantage of dual channel) Good Luck!

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

yes it was mostly a recycle of a couple partsn most notably the hard drives. the psu was cheap (25) and i was on a strict budget. i do plan on upgrades, especially the psu, then the everything else as i see fit. it runs gta 4 at a decent rate, but craps because of the gpu. thanks for the advice ;)

 
 
uin12nerfer 2 points 16 months ago

it helps when the psu is in the case

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 15 months ago

Yeah I ran into several issues with this build. Mainly because i was on a strict 450 budget. Turns out, the psu only has a 4pin connector and it hardly reaches from the bottom of the case. i purchased an extender and it is all fixed now :) psu is still crap however...

 
 
ItsJxzza 2 points 15 months ago

What was your budget?

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

$450. The cpu itself was nearly half that. and I do mean a strict budget, meaning it was a terrible idea to go beyond it. to be on the safe side, i left about $18 dollars in the account, which was actually helpful considering i needed a four pin extender.

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Also, i did put in the prices, just for your convenience ;)

 
 
ItsJxzza 1 point 16 months ago

Why are half of them $0? This is a strange build I agree

 
 
sykotik [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

recycled parts cost nothing right? haahaha but some are just not listed. as i bought them i checked them off. pointless reallyn but oh well.

 
 
Destrokk [2 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

Some set all parts to $0 if they are considering selling the PC. shrugs

 
 
godshawk 1 point 16 months ago

Maybe he had them already?

 
 
ItsJxzza 1 point 16 months ago

Still I don't know how much this costs and I may want to compare parts. It's just an inconvenience.