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Micro Gaming
by Ecoboost
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Description

I built this rig around 01/2012 for gaming & photo editing.

I overclocked the CPU to 4.2GHZ with a cooler from a FX8120.

GPU Is overclocked as well, 850/1100.

It still plays most of today's games on ultra settings.

Been using it everyday since build, with minimal shutdown times. Mostly runs 24/7 unless something internal is needed, or the occasional restart.

Since build, I have not encountered any problems.

If anyone decides to go with a similar build, I suggest one change to the motherboard by getting the LX-PLUS, which will accept 125W CPU's

Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

Details
AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle19.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load45.0° C
XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate850MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.1GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle55.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
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3mber [1 Build] 5 points 7 months ago

Sorry, but I can't help but say, those monitors are at a mighty weird angle o.O

Other than that, nice build! It's not easy to make a cheaper build in Australia due to price increases but you've done a fairly good job of it! :)

 
 
Ecoboost [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

I sit pretty low, but I'm always adjusting them, lol.

 
 
hi987 4 points 7 months ago

I wish my desk is as clean as yours. Nice build

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

Nice build!

I'd recommend a beefier GPU for a future upgrade

 
 
Ecoboost [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah, at the time it was a great price, and worked for the purpose of the build.

I'll be doing an entire new build next, most likely will be going water cooled. :)

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

Looking forward to it!

 
 
dschutt84 [3 Builds] 0 points 7 months ago

With that CPU I'm not sure much more of GPU performance would be worth it. Probably the only thing I'd do is upgrade to a 6300 and a 7870/270x.

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

That was my second recommendation ahaha

 
 
JohnTsams [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

That raptor drive is waaay over priced imo.

 
 
Ecoboost [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

I don't know what that pricing is about, they were around that brand new back in the day, but you can get them now off eBay for $20 or so.

 
 
JohnTsams [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Lol, I figured.

 
 
MAXXHEW [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Why not Windows 8?

 
 
Ecoboost [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

I built this before 8 was released. But, I still prefer Windows 7.