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T.A.R.D.I.S. on a budget

by ash009

37
33 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 19, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.0GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.0GHz

Description

This is my first build. still some bugs to work out.

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Norm101 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

ALLONS-Y! Great prices. +1

ash009 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Use enough websites and wait for the good deals and anythings possible lol

ProEngPC 8 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

If you live in the USA...

BurgerBum 1 point 6 months ago

knows how that feels

Vainslay 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I see that kfc bucket of chicken there. :)

Very nice build, esp. the r9 280x

A little bit of history about that card, the earlier version of it was clocked at 1020 mhz and they had a bit of problems ~ Many people reviewed they had a certain "coil whine" which was pretty loud, I've gotten mine and it had that too.

I'm just concern about the cheap gpu because I have that same problem playing skyrim. (I'm stuck with it though it's pretty nice apart from that.)

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks for the heads up

SawTown 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Where did you get the 280X? That's a crazy price! :D

Great build!

-Sawyer

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Ebay used. I was originally going with a 270 but couldn't resist the 280x for that price.

SawTown 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

True! Happy gaming!

ash009 submitter 1 Build 0 points 9 months ago

Thanks :)

_Pheonix_ 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

yea i got a 290x for a client for 200$

Zombiex100 1 point 9 months ago

Nice color scheme/name (Whovian).

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks :)

istealunderwear 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Other than i don't like blue LED fans, or generally LED fans It's a good build for an amazing price. Though mixing RAM can be a very bad idea. especially when they run different timings and speeds.

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I am hoping that the mixed ram doesn't affect it. Seems to be working fine so far. I got the Adata real cheap and did not want to return it.

GMC_TheLegend 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Dang, you got some incredible prices, it truly is "bigger on the inside"!

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks :)

IN3RT1A 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The Doctor would have used a core i5. ;) +1

ash009 submitter 1 Build 0 points 9 months ago

lol

Demonite99 1 point 9 months ago

Great prices and an awesome build! +1

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks

Frostfyre 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

GERONIMOOO!!! +1

ash009 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

lol

Jonathanwashere 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

How's the cable management on that case like? I may purchase it.

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Not bad at all. The only issue I had is that the mobo covers up the slot in the upper left that would be used for the small mobo power cable. I still have a little clean up to do but its easy enough because the case sides have the extra room built in.

Tahab_1 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Should have put a bow tie sticker on the PC, bow ties are cool.

+1 from me

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Lmao love it.

Liam81 1 point 9 months ago

What bugs do you have ?

I think you have some very capable parts.

Let us know the issues

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I have to RMA the motherboard. In the pictures you can see that it is mounted in the 4x slot not the 16x. The System will not post when I use the 16x slot.

NameZ 1 point 9 months ago

How is the 280X doin? is it worth getting?

ash009 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Its hard to say, Right now I am forced to use the 4x PCI E slot because the 16x slot is dead. I have not done any benchmarking but the few games I have installed GW2 and L4D2 run smooth on all high settings and the fans are not loud at all.

NameZ 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks, i'm considering getting it.

UTL 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

It's, it's... Bigger on the inside!