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The Mammoth (First Gaming PC)

by theministock2020

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15 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

850MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.2GHz

Description

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)

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Dukex1011 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

you gonna upgrade your gpu soon?

theministock2020 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

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

Smily 0 points 27 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 27 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 27 months ago

why such expensive case>

theministock2020 submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 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 26 months ago

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

theministock2020 submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 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 27 months ago

Weird Choice of PSU.

Bseagull 1 point 27 months ago

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

theministock2020 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 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 26 months ago

IS that CPU good for gaming

theministock2020 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 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 26 months ago

How's the motherboard?

theministock2020 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 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.