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Built this nice little gaming computer as an intro into custom builds. Went AMD for price to performance, it only worked since I got the 6300 to a very stabil oc of 4.8ghz. Got Lucky with a decent chip. Let me know what you guys think. Cheers! Also pictures are a little sub par......will re-post some updated ones.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 7 points

+1 For a great build, but if you're going with a $1000+ gaming build, why AMD over Intel?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

probably to save a bit of money, and its probably just for gaming.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

True, but an Intel i5 6600K (~$200) still would allow more games to be played and preform better. Either way, his/her build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That's if the i5 can be picked up at a physical store or on sale. It rarely drops below $240 on newegg or amazon. I'd go Intel, personally, but I do a lot more than gaming. AMD will run games fine at that OC.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I got the 6300 on sale for $79 I don't think I could beat that. Plus I'm playing at 1080p on a 40" led. I have not had any games that struggle on ultra. Except xcom 2 but that's xcom 2. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

but that's like an extra 100 bucks, and with his clock speed that high I'm sure that his cpu performance is rivalling the i5, ok maybe the overclockable i5 might beat it but still, price to performance is amazing.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Say we were talking about a locked i5, the 6500 to be more specific. Even though the FX 6300 has a way higher market share and cheaper, the i5-6500 has a better value than the FX-6300, about 15%. Even with the 4.8GHz clock on the FX-6300, the i5-6500 has about a 45% better effective clock speed at 3.2GHz. The i5-6500 also has a single, quad, and multi-core speed and is also more power efficient. The FX-6300 is an amazing CPU don't get me wrong but for a price point like this, I would have to agree with Zachtastic's statement.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No chance. Even at his overclock a 2-3 gen old locked i5 will still beat it in virtually every game.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

I5 3550 is right above a stock 6300 on benchmarks and that is still $200......

  • 42 months ago
  • -1 points

If they do win, they don'twin by much. In a gaming, there is literally no significant gain going with an Intel CPU, especially not for the 79 bucks he paid.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I saved the cash so I could pick the water cooler and I also wanted to see how well the aio coolers work and I knew with some luck I could get a 6300 that I could boost pretty high. So far I'm surprised with how well it keeps Temps in check, especially at 1.5+v!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

The problem in your situation is that you wanted to get a water cooler for better performance. Although they MIGHT give you marginally better performance, something like a Noctua should perform the same and save you 30$. For your PSU, maybe get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10750xr, saves you 20$ right now. Also, I think your ram is a bit expensive. Something like http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmy16gx3m2a2400c11r should save you 15$ and it runs faster. All-in-all the recommendations I propose save you around 65$, which is something I would always consider. Good luck with your computer.

  • 42 months ago
  • 5 points

Talk about a bottleneck

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy Crap! You go it to what clock speed!?!?! What are your temps like?

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

29C when idle, 49C under load.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 AMD build

"Why didn't you wait for Pascal? It's totes more gooder and same monies" - other people (not me)... thought I'd save them some time. They work so hard.

How do you like that Sandisk SSD? I've not had much experience with them outside of a 512MB flash drive and this old mp3 player (Sansa?) from high school.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Read and write isn't on the Samsung level but it beats the crap out of a hdd. And it hasn't had an issue since I've installed it.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Dark Souls III, Stick of Truth, Shadow of Mordor... I like you already. Also, this is the PSU you have.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Corrected the psu. Thanks for the catch.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey everyone I appreciate the comments. I had fun getting an AMD 6300 up to pair to play triple a titles with no issues. However my main goal with this rig was to have a strong upgrade path with a decent gpu, psu, good cooling and case. I've already started eyeballing a path towards an Intel build and it won't be an expensive switch since I won't have to build from scratch. ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Can it play crisis?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I downloaded crysis, the computer instantly burst into flames.......put said flames out and removed crysis. Never again.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Good man. That game is a troll sent straight from hell.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

get it 5ghz or -1 MAHAHAHA

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It will go to 5ghz and run but I can't pass a cpu stress test,so even though it doesn't shut off at 5ghz and still runs whatever game I throw at it, I don't consider it stable.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

:(

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottleneck!! :)

GTX 980 with a FX 6300 even overclocked is still not a good idea.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

There is a bottleneck I am completely aware but with the clock speed that high it is only noticeable at 1440p and higher. For 1080p I rip through anything at ultra.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

but with the clock speed that high it is only noticeable at 1440p and higher.

That is not how CPU scaling and clock speed work. That is GPU scaling. The CPU doesn;t really affect the resolution you play at.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just using logic since I saw performance drop at 1440p and I didn't think that would be caused by the 980. But that's good to know for future reference.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

On the basis of...?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

But with that oc I'm basically tier 3. When I benched marked the cpu I was around fx 8350 performance.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a pretty good improvement. I run an 8350 and it is more than enough power for my uses. Nice build, +1 AMD.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you like the mouse?

Why didn't you wait for pascal? Nvidia says pascal is meant for 4k gaming.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I built this in march, I had the money and I didn't want to wait. Plus the 980 is a damn solid card :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How about the mouse?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol sorry. For a no frills mouse it's damn good. Weight feels great and it's sturdy (might of dropped it a couple times to find that out :/) on the fly dpi settings and the sniper button are spot on. Input lag is minimal.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the smallest dpi setting on the mouse?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think 800dpi

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

gr8 build but i want to ask do u play fsx because i see that on your screen

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

For some reason this system hates fxs. I'm chalking it up to it being very cpu intensive, or that I haven't tweaked with the settings enough. I used to play all the time, but I fired it up and was getting 20-30ish fps on settings I did not consider high. I was very sad about this. Maybe I'll give it a go again.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I kind of have this same problem with my fx 8350 but i dont think amd fx cpus are good for single threaded tasks like gaming

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you encountered any bottlenecks?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Compared to an Intel chip, my gpu is being held back. I've seen benchmarks on farcry 4 with an i5 on a gtx980 that are in the 80-100fps with the same settings I run and I rarely break the 70fps mark. But I also rarely dip below 60fps so I'm happy :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried testing croweded areas on Fallout 4? I've heard that Diamond City is one hell of a stress test.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD Price to performance XD Please. Look up Tech Yes City 8350 vs 4670k the 4670k DESTROYS the 8350 in everything. Also there is no way those are the actual temps.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Super Bottleneck

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Despite what people are saying and wondering why you did AMD, it is fine for a first time build. I did AMD for my first build.

Nice build.