I built this to replace an old Dell Inspiron 1520 that has served as my "desktop" for the past 6 years. So it will be used for school and some gaming as life permits.
I took a gamble and bought an open box powercolor 7870 xt off newegg and so far it has paid off. It came in the original packaging with all the accessories so who knows what happened to it in its former life. But it runs a little warm but that's standard for these cards. 32 at idle and 63 after about an hour of unigine heaven.
Got the ram in combo to save some cash so that's why I didn't get 2 sticks.
Will definitely be having another go at the cable management game but I'll probably wait until whenever I put a new cpu cooler in.
|CPU||AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$86.00|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$32.00|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+||$53.00|
|Memory||Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$55.00|
|Storage||OCZ Agility 2 90GB 2.5" SSD||$47.00|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB||$175.00|
|Case||Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower||$49.00|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||$30.00|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer||$18.00|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WN751ND 802.11b/g/n PCI||$15.00|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||60.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||925MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1500MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||62.0° C|