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This was my first ground up build. I had posted it a couple months back but made some changes along the way. The most major change was I pulled the problematic gtx 750 out and put a powercolor r9 280x in. I then changed out the questionable cx600 psu and put in a nzxt 750 semi modular psu. I know, I know, 750w is a little overkill, but i dont think im anywhere close to done upgrading. I mostly use the rig for watching videos, internet, online classes for work and gaming on the weekend.
At the moment i have the fx6300 at 4.42ghz completely stable. the hyper 212 evo keeps the temps reasonable. 46°c at idle and 53-55°c running prime95.
The hyper 212 evo is a very good cpu cooler and there are more then a few ppl that recommend this cooler.
I had a issue with the ram initially but i think it had more to do with my bios had the dram frequency set to auto. Once i set to 1866, I havent had any issues.
I love SSDs. The 850evo is a hell of a ssd for the price. I kinda wish i would of spent the extra $40 for the 850pro. Oh well.
The r9 280x is a huge upgrade of what i originally had in the computer. i got the gpu used for $139. I pulled it all apart, cleaned it and put new thermal paste. the 280x idles at 33°c and i have not seen it any higher then 67°c while running a stress test. While gaming on high settings ive seen it at 65°c. I havent overclocked it, yet. But everything i read about it is, this gpu dont have that much headroom for overclocking. idk.
The mobo is exactly as advertised. Very user friendly bios and very easy to overclock. I dont trust the OC Genie II. I used it once and my computer was acting wierd. My only complaint is there is not enough fan hook ups. had to get splitters. but for the price, i cant beat it.
The case is a OK case. I should of spent more on a case. I feel like the intake air is getting trapped under the gpu and i cant put a intake fan in the top side position because of the cpu cooler. smh. A new case could be a option in the near future.
All in all, im pleased with the upgrades and how the rest of the rig came together. Im really thinking about water cooling so i can push the cpu a little further.
very easy to overclock. generates some heat but with proper cooling, all is good
cant beat the cooling for the price!
temps dropped 3°c from factory thermal paste.
user friendly bios. comes with a bunch of features.
fast. never going back to hdd.
no issues. pretty decent os.