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5Ghz SuperTrooper 3.0

by joebowhunter

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46 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 6, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C

Description

I've started with a modest budget build and have since then upgraded little by little. Everything I bought for this PC was either on sale, used or free. Total I spent was $770USD.

I wanted something that could be as good as an i5 in gaming, render videos and do multiple tasks at once, all while keeping everything under $800. I believe I have done that here.

Almost all of the parts in here I made a poll, when people voted I picked the least voted part. What I have here is the end result. I have here a PC tha is better than most i5 builds for a lot less.

I still have plans because you are never really done building. For now I am playing around with fan locations and speeds to get optimal airflow.

If you have any questions about the build feel free to ask.

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monkeybars 4 points 47 months ago

You made a poll and picked the parts people liked least?

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 5 points 47 months ago

I did that to make a point. Most people don't know what they are talking about and yet I spent less and I get just as good performance. I also play all my games on ultra with no problem. I'd like to test it on gta5 but the game isn't my style.

Snowydeath1 1 point 47 months ago

Wait, do you still have the polls? I wanna see what these people were voting for.

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Oh god, they are somewhere on G+ some 5-6 months ago.

Snowydeath1 1 point 47 months ago

Dang, oh well lol

monkeybars 1 point 47 months ago

OK, but what was the question asked in the polls? "What part would you pick for your system?" Because people are just going to pick the best performing, most future-proof parts, not necessarily the most economical parts. And if they're choosing each part independently, there's no thought about how the whole system fits together, nor are you going to know who picked what parts as part of their build.

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I told them a budget, listed 3 parts and posted. I either got votes for the most expensive or their favorite brand.

skiskate10 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

^ This

AlphaCeph 2 points 47 months ago

It's hard to believe that you oc to 5ghz

Huge 6 Builds 3 points 47 months ago

I don't understand why he is getting so many naysayers on his OC. Yes, 5ghz is possible on the FX series. Easy even..

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Huge 6 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I have had the same exact results with the 8320. 1.40v was stable, but too hot for air. Turned it down to 4.7ghz to keep it @ 60c under load. Water cooled could get to 5 no problem, but if you're building an amd rig it is usually budget oriented and rarely go for water.

I was building quite a few of these same rigs for a while and had all the math done.. I don't know where I put all that info at the moment. But I was basically turning the 8320's into 9590's. They ended up running around 190 watts with a 260 frequency and 18 multiplier. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/j9LD4D

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jay227ify 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

What mobo do you have?

skiskate10 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

At 24.0° C idle too...

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joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I provided screenshots of my OC. If you wish I can provide my settings.

AlphaCeph 1 point 47 months ago

Pls can I have your settings I wanna give a try on mine

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

if you go to my profile's completed builds look for 2.0 and I have the settings in there. I can't remember what I have changed exactly but those are a good base (for my chip anyway)

dccorreia 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

5.0Ghz?....How? Nice photos.

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

I'll provide my settings later on in the description.

deucester 1 point 47 months ago

Nice! Btw are you planning on adding another stick of 8 gbs?

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

At some point, that's why I went with one stick.

Snowydeath1 1 point 47 months ago

What are the Average CPU temps idle and under load?

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Average is in the 40's and low 50's.

Snowydeath1 1 point 47 months ago

Under load? that's amazing

Gleiss 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Really good budget build im not really big on overclocking but 5ghz and not even breaking to 70* on load really nice and your not even doing CLWC, this is almost identical on my very first build on my 600T although its all air cooled, your right about that on building a pc, you might as well get another 8gig of stick to take advantage of the dual channel that the board supports, also good deal on the card for only 200£ that's nice if your not happy with the stock cooler it has you can change it to a better one but I guess you already know that.+1

Ceres2 1 point 47 months ago

Wow, Nice build! I like that poll idea for picking parts, makes it pretty unique. I have a 6300 with a stock cooler but it gets loud so I'm thinking of getting a hyper 212 plus. I think it might be hard to overclock since my mobo doesn't have heatsinked vrms. How does a 5ghz 6300 stand against an i5?

monkeybars 1 point 47 months ago

You could always toss some heatsinks on your VRMs, no?

Ceres2 1 point 47 months ago

Do you know any that are under $5?

monkeybars 1 point 47 months ago

Not sure about under $5 but you can grab like an 8 pack off Amazon for dirt cheap.

violetrainxx 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Love this build!

jnanof 32 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I use Core Temp for AMD temps. I set the temp to readout to show how close to thermal limit I am. I found it to be read about 10 degrees Celsius too cool as compared to AMD overdrive. HW monitor temp package reading si the one to use on that app but it was also off by 10 degrees (matched core temp). I had my 6300 to 4.7 but temps were way to high with my modest air cooler. I would just be careful getting to that temp due to the inaccuracies of getting a good temp readout. Did you run prime 95, max heat??

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Yea but prime 95 for 2 hours only got me to about 55 degrees.

jnanof 32 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Nice.

ModernZelda 4 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Did you overclock? How much?

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Yes it's in the title. 5ghz from 3.5ghz

lucalite 1 point 46 months ago

I plan to build a PC with the NZXT Phantom 240 and AMD Radeon R9 290. I'm wondering if the case has good airflow and if I need extra fans, and where to position them, to keep the GPU cool. Also would this build be strong even with an i5 over the FX-6300? Thanks :)

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

The case itself has good airflow and has not given me any issues so it'll be fine for you.

in most cases an i5 is better then a 6300 so it depends on which one you are looking at.

ankousmachine 2 Builds 0 points 47 months ago

so i see ya did overclock to 5.0 ghz, i give ye credit for it but im wondering out of my mind right now, why?

what serious task are u really gonna do with 5.0 ghz 6 core proccessor? like really lol.

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

It's more for bragging right for me. I was tired of everyone saying that the CPU was bad and every i5 was better.

So I stuck a H75 on it and went to work. I mostly run it at 4.6 for my needs on the daily.

Huge 6 Builds -1 points 47 months ago

Grats getting to 5ghz. 66 degrees though, getting a little toasty. I have an 8320 clocked around 4.7ghz. I stopped at 4.7 to keep my temp @ 60 C under load, and that's on air. If I wasn't so lazy and just got a water cooler I could get it to 5.

Yes, you can run new games on high settings with 700 bucks worth of hardware if you do it right. Spend the money where it counts, good cooling, and good overclocking. +1

MrBeastshaw 15 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

66C is definitely not toasty for a 6300.

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monkeybars 1 point 47 months ago

According to CPUBoss, throttling starts at 62.5C.

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joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Failure for this chip is 75 and the 8XXX series is 70. Last I checked that is.

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Its a mix of stress testing for 3+ hours and then playing games for another hour. When I am done testing I'll enable C6 state and its usually in the 50's under load.

monkeybars 1 point 47 months ago

I'm confused. You stress test for three hours, then switch to games for another hour, and then check your temps? In that last hour of gaming, isn't your CPU going to cool down considerably from when it was stress testing? I don't OC, but my CPU is levelled out at 50C after four hours of Prime95. When I'm gaming, it doesn't go above 40C.

joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I play CPU intense games and it runs hotter then Prime 95 alone. Also the increase in heat from the GPU gets things hotter.

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joebowhunter submitter 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I could only get about a 4.3 on air. At dinner point I plan to spend some money and go with a kraken.