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Evan's Mid-Range Gaming PC

by Gasman91

25
9 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 11, 2014

Date Built

June 9, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

993MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.01Ghz

Description

I built this PC for a friend of mine who wanted to ditch his Mac and step up to a gaming rig. His requirement were a mid-range GPU for games like Bioshock, Skyrim, and Far Cry 3 and for the total cost to be less than $800. I debated going bigger on the graphics card at first, but ultimately decided to sell him my used EVGA GTX 660 SC and focus more on higher quality components and overall aesthetics. The end result was amazing and I wish I had taken more pictures of it for you guys to see. Corsair has been my go-to brand for quality cases and this one is by far the best one I've seen. If you're considering a mid-tower build, I highly recommend it. I also recommend the AMD 6300 for its price-point and overclocking potential.

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Gasman91 submitter 3 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

Build for a friend. Wish I was better at cable management, but other than that, I am extremely happy with this build and would recommend all these parts. The GTX 660 was a pre-owned part and not up to par with the rest of this PC.

Ethrem 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Your cable management job is much better than mine. I have a mess of cables at the bottom of my case.

A GTX 660 is still plenty capable for gaming, I'd say it fits in nicely with this build.

shoe59 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

you could always upgrade the GPU later if it becomes a problem +1

KDubs 1 point 11 months ago

Did the case come with fans or did you have to buy them separately?

Bando 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

You cable management isn't too bad but here's a few extra pointers. If you plan out where your wires go before placing the motherboard it gives you the option of actually placing wires beneath it. Since it's going to be absolutely out of site feel free to use some strong adhesive tape or some other means of gluing the cables to the top panel at the back. This prevents them from dangling in front of the motherboard. Use a twist tie or cable tie to bundle all of your power cables up at the base so it doesn't spaghetti as it goes behind the back-plate. The cable to your GPU could probably go behind the tray.

bsr387 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

similar to my build, nice setup man :) but you can notice tat fx6300 has a huge clocking potential. With just a cpu cooler solution, you can clock until blue screen! lol keep going again, economic build for gaming :)

jackboo1 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

nice build for the red team , horde ftw

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Gamer_Seer 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Please man never put motherboard on outside of anti-static bag there is a chance that it can become statically charged and wreck your build. Just put it on top of the box. PLEASE!

tranman978 1 point 12 months ago

I have a question. i have the same case and how do you take off the front cover?