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The Mammoth (First Gaming PC)
by theministock2020
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Bought this PC in June 2011 (Barebones kit from TigerDirect), and still using it. Upgraded from a Dual Core with 2Gb of ram, so was a pretty big upgrade back then. I started building this PC, not knowing I was going to end up making it a gaming pc. I upgraded from the small MATX Case to a Rosewill THOR, GPU from a 9400GT to a EVGA GTX 460 to a R6770 (For 3 screens) and ta da, we have my build. My biggest issue with this pc was the cooling. I used a Corsair H60, until it gave me problems after I shortended out my Motherboard getting the Thor (Mobo Standers; Wrong place). It would idle at 53C, and go up to 72C in game. I thought my CPU was screwed, but I went the cheap way and tested the cooler. Thank god, it was the cooler and not the cpu. I like my Hyper 612, it does a great job.

My wire management isn't the greatest due to the PSU wires being short, and it's not Modular, which I plan to upgrade soon.

(The far left screen is my laptop, but there are 3 screens for the desktop. The right most one isn't very visible due to the fact it's off)

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle29.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load38.0° C
Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate850MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Dukex1011 [3 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

you gonna upgrade your gpu soon?

theministock2020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Planning on it... Probably a ASUS GTX680 4gb or something.

Smily 0 points 23 months ago

Hmm... I don't think the 1090T will be able to keep up with that. You'll need some overclocking. Also, if you want a 680, go with the Asus 4GB 670. It'll be a lot cheaper and it'll have roughly the same performance (if not a bit lower), but you can save a bit of money.

theministock2020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Yea I agree. Probably going to get the 670 4gb, and I will probably upgrade to an Intel system.

Javanode [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

why such expensive case>

theministock2020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

It was $105 at the time, then $135 shipped to the door. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it :3

Cpsgames [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

The THOR V2 is awesome, isn't it? :3 I have the white version. Loooooove it.

theministock2020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Mmm I love both of them. I wanted the White Version, but the Black one went on sale. I love mine! Only issue is my top right USB 2.0 header broke (the top plastic part on top of the pins)from taking a USB stick out.

Oliver [4 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

Weird Choice of PSU.

Bseagull 1 point 23 months ago

I would upgrade that GPU next, and a weird PSU choice, but good job otherwise!

theministock2020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

My PSU blew up with the mobo, so it was my only choice as it was on sale and in range.

Kofi96 1 point 22 months ago

IS that CPU good for gaming

theministock2020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 21 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. The CPU is outdated, so there are much better CPU's for the same price. If you are looking at this CPU, it's pretty good as long as you have a decent GPU.

Mincading [12 Builds] 1 point 22 months ago

How's the motherboard?

theministock2020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

It's pretty good. It's really stable, nice and cool. It's got the UEFI BIOS so it's really nice to navigate. Havn't done much overclocking, but looks pretty easy from what I could see with voltages, nsb etc.