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First build Finally Built!

by Dollarchip7

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CPU Clock Rate

3.3GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.15Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

This is my first build it is meant for light gaming and Video Editing I will be upgrading this in the future but keeping the motherboard and chipset the same I only had $600 and this was what I could afford to spend. I'm 18 so this was paid for from Xmas and B-day money that's why its not the best. I bought stuff when I had the money to buy it. I'm adding more RAM, new case, PSU, and ac Wi-Fi. More pictures will be added later today when I build it. And more info will be added. Thanks PS: Not built yet still in boxes but I have posted it and the components work (out of case post) By the way... I'm happy with my parts so I'm not switching parts out except the PSU thats going when I have $50 but I'm happy with Intel and the GTX 660 I've only seen my CPU usage go to 60% no higher so I'm happy right now (knock on wood) but the GTX 660 2GB was a nice choice for me it's a nice budget GPU. After the PSU a new case is next I'm getting the Cooler Master Scout 2 (with handle) because I'm doing LAN parties and need to carry it around with me at school...

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Hakumisoso 2 Builds 7 points

The power supply... There should be a warning on pcpartpicker that says:

Warning, selected power supply brand unreliable!

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

I used it for 3 months on an old AM2 system with no problem and don't have $50 to replace it yet.

Permalink 19 months ago
skemble 20 Builds 6 points

Looks like a nice build, but I'd replace that PSU ASAP..

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

Oh trust me I'm looking but don't have $50 to put into it yet.

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 0 points

Also I used that PSU for 3 months on my old AM2 system and no problems so I'm fine for now

Permalink 19 months ago

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/17/diablotek_phd650_650w_power_supply_review/9

Be very very scared. Change that PSU immediately.If you wait til December you might find itll fry your components...

Permalink 19 months ago
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MrNoNo 2 points

Hows the Linksys WiFi?

Permalink 18 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

It's good the only thing is that it uses all the speed that we pay for like right now I have 25/10 and everyone in my house is getting about 4-7/1-3 using speedtest.net so I had to put a network limiter on the adapter and now everyone is getting 10-12/5-8 and I'm getting 17-19/8-9 so its real nice just watch your leg its real easy to snap!

Permalink 18 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

Please explain to me what's so bad about diablotek? I used it on an AM2 system for 3 months with no problems please explain...

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

Thanks and I am looking to upgrade to the Corsair Series PSU and should order it by December.

Permalink 19 months ago
skemble 20 Builds 1 point

I honestly don't think your PSU is going to catch fire and explode, but it could short out your whole system and wreck a good mobo, GPU, RAM and anything else connected. Corsair is a good choice! Try to hit the 60 to 85% usage mark on the max wattage to used wattage estimate.

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

What? Explain?

Permalink 19 months ago
skemble 20 Builds 1 point

If you take the estimated wattage for your system. PCpartpicker kindly gives you one. Then divide that number by the wattage of your PSU. So something divided by 600 and that will give you a percentage. The sweet spot for a PSU is between 60 and 85%. That's what you should shoot for.

Permalink 19 months ago

Your most important purchase for a build should be the PSU not the GPU?CPU. Buy what you can afford but not skimp out. Its like buying a Kit Car Lamborghini to have a VW Bugs engine in it.

Otherwise nice build just get a better PSU

Permalink 19 months ago

Replace psu. I love my asus 660 oc ii. Very reliable and good temps!

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

If you overclock it what are your settings? Cuz I want a good OC thats stable for the ASUS GTX 660

Permalink 19 months ago
DjArtifact 1 point

For light gaming and video editing I would have gone with an fx-6300 for better performance. Other than that I would have gotten a 7870 for it's better performance, unless you're using cuda of course.

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

Well I thought that i3 would do better for me and I'm using CS6 for editing so yes I'm using CUDA but I'm happy with my build

Permalink 19 months ago

not bad for a budget, but i agree with the psu,(and corsair ones can be cheap, they have alot of sales) but it's strange to have an overclockable motherboard, but a non OC processor

Permalink 19 months ago
DC4326 2 Builds 1 point

Replace your PSU bro if you want your PC to live longer. .

Permalink 19 months ago
ravagex 1 point

How many trolls does it take to tell him about the psu? I think he gets it.

Permalink 19 months ago
DjArtifact 1 point

I don't think you get what troll means.

Permalink 19 months ago
mpwnstar 1 point

Could that pc play the new games on highest settings?

Permalink 19 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

The only game I've tested on it is Minecraft because it's still updating software as I'm typing this and Minecraft gets 125fps and I also played Battlefield 2 (old but fun) at Highest settings with 2xAA with no lag

Permalink 19 months ago
SnizzleSam 1 point

You should go with a psu with atleast 80 plus certified, the cx500 would go great with this build and if you needed you could go with the modular version

Permalink 18 months ago
username22 1 point

Please, throw away the PSU and never pick it up again! Diablotek has a reputation of making crappy products. Don't trust it!

Permalink 14 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

Still running like a champ replacing this month along with new SSD getting Corsair 450MX (I think) with Samsung 840 Pro 512Gb

Permalink 14 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 1 point

Actually upgraded after using that power supply for a whole year never had a problem. I guess I got lucky but hey it worked for what I needed so I'm happy specially at $30

Permalink 4 months ago
LemingSweaty 1 point

I still say ew to that PSU

Permalink 4 months ago
Dollarchip7 submitter 1 Build 0 points

I think you guys got it... I bought the parts when I had the money to buy the parts but I am upgrading in December priority first is PSU, RAM, Case, and CPU. And I understand the PSU thing so please stop commenting that. Also the reason I went with i3 is thy're cheap and they have hyper-threading and the GTX 660 because I'm gaming, recording, and video editing. Also I'm using Adobe CS6 thats why I got the GTX for the CUDA.

Permalink 19 months ago