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Evan's Mid-Range Gaming PC
by Gasman91
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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.

Part List
Details
Date PublishedJune 9, 2014
Date BuiltJune 9, 2014
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate993MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Gasman91 [Submitter] [3 Builds] 5 points 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

 
 
KDubs 1 point 5 months ago

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

 
 
Bando [3 Builds] 1 point 6 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 [1 Build] 1 point 6 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 6 months ago

nice build for the red team , horde ftw

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Gamer_Seer [2 Builds] 1 point 6 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 5 months ago

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