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My Current Build - 3/27/13
by spacemyname9749
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I generally use this for coding and gaming(which it does OK in). I am in the middle of making a new build but I have not gotten the funds for it yet. The only things that I ACTUALLY bought in this build are the mouse+keyboard and the monitor. The cable management is IMPOSSIBLE with this case so I kinda just didn't even try.

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Javanode [1 Build] 1 point 19 months ago

old but gold

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 2 points 19 months ago

It was the best I could pull together from all of my parts without using my reserved parts. It runs everything decent.

 
 
edman545 [10 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

Not a powerhouse system, but if it works for what you need, then you can't beat the price. Even if the raidmax does give up the ghost and takes the mainboard with it, you're not really out anything except spare parts anyway. Good build.

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

I plan on getting a build with an fx 8 or 6 core soon, but this does it for now, if it does go out yea all I would care about is that cheap ram, but I would only lose one stick, and maybe losing the data on the hard drives would make me a little sad lol

 
 
edman545 [10 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

This CPU and RAM should work in whatever newer board you have in mind. AM3 cpu works in AM3+ motherboard most of the time. Once you replace the PSU, you could start with the board and then upgrade from there.

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

I have a 600W PSU for the new build, I would use this cpu in the new one but I would prefer to turn this one into a server like my even older gateway (uses a pentium 4). The new PC is going to have all brand new parts (minus the HDD's that I carry over for the OS and precious files) and the RAM I will probably carry over (both the stick in the build and the extra one).

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

lol 800 Mhz, I assume that's because of Cool and Quiet?

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

800Mhz on what?

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

CPU-Z showed 800 Mhz as your CPU frequency.

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

OH, ok lol, yea it was because I was not doing anything but taking a screenshot of CPU-Z lol

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

That's what I thought. I think it's funny when people try to validate high overclocks though and CPU-Z reports 800 Mhz in the validation because they left Cool and Quiet on.

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spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

I actually didn't overclock (yet) because I wanted to see what the temperatures would be like.

 
 
Fr33Th1nk3r [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Don't fill your storage to the Red dude. :)

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

This is a really old version of my build, but I do use a ton of hard drives. I need them for different things, for example I have one for games, one for windows, one for documents, etc.

 
 
d4rkr4in 0 points 19 months ago

raidmax psu

hnnnng

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 3 points 19 months ago

I have been using it for 12 years and only a couple times in the past few days has it started making weird noises, I don't expect to be using it much longer but it is VERY relieable.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

12 years is a pretty good life for a PSU.

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

It is still going strong, haven't heard the weird noises in a while

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Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

That's good lol. Might want to continue listening for them though. What were the "weird noises?" Coil whine?

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

It sounds like my PSU might just have been loose, it made that same sound as a phone vibrating on a case lol

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

Oh, did you tighten it down?

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

Nope, but I did adjust it while putting in the new mobo (I had my gateway in it before I got the one in there now)

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

Okay, I don't think you will have any problems with it for a while then. I wouldn't recommend dropping a bunch of high end components on it though. It probably has enough wattage to hold non overclocked components, but a lot of lower quality PSU's will choke when they get pushed up to what they are rated for.

 
 
spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

I have a Thermaltake 600w that I will probably use, This system will probably just stay the same.

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spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 4 points 19 months ago

The RAM is actually wrong, its some weird set of RAM that I got for $30 at fry's with a $15 rebate. Ultimate was on the hard drive when I found it so I just use it, also I HATE windows 8. The hard drives that DO have prices were given to me by a friend so I don't care how much they spent. Issues that I have with your build: CPU: Since it is an APU it has no L3 Cache, it has some L2 but VERY little. I would prefer raw CPU power MOBO: I actually like it and I made note of it RAM: Someone I know is giving me a 16GB set of 1866 for free so I wont need that Storage: I have an insane amount of hard drives laying around, quite a few 500's and like 3 1TB's I just prefer to save them for my build that I am saving up for Case: looks OK but I like side panel windows PSU: 350W? seriously? My old 2001 Gateway in the next room uses a 380W Optical drive: I don't use them OS: I HATE windows 8, I will just use 7

However I do appreciate your help kind sir!

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spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

The PSU has been reliable for 12 years so I don't think I will replace it anytime soon. It is SATA, and I understand it is budget but a friend of mine got that APU and his frame rates were just HORRIBLE.

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spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

He was using 2133 ram actually, I know cause I set it up for him. Also I just don't like APUs they just don't have the raw CPU power that I would like. I don't care what anyone says, the Raidmax that I have has lasted 12 years and it doesn't look like it is failing any time soon.

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spacemyname9749 [Submitter] [6 Builds] 1 point 19 months ago

You think I didn't already do that? That was one of the first things I did, and I understand that the GPU means more, I used to use a Nvidia 8600 GS and I was stuck at 30fps on many games then with the built in GPU on the mobo I get 110fps.

 
 
Jimmy 1 point 19 months ago

Says someone named "dicktwister."

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