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Undead Chaos Level 2

by Extrodius

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23 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 6, 2015

Date Built

Oct. 5, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.03GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4GHz

Description

This is my 2nd build I've made :) Built it for my friend Tiffiny because she wanted to join me and my best friend in PC gaming. The build is your average budget build. I just wanted to make sure she could play any games she wanted, and possibly record some youtube videos.

I was going to find the temperatures and mark those down on here but it seems to me the reader is broken. Open Hardware Monitor, Core Temp, and Speccy all said that the temperature wasn't above 40 under load, and I don't really believe that :p

Part Reviews

CPU

Very good, cheap processor. Great for every budget build.

CPU Cooler

Ended up getting this because I didn't want to settle with the tiny cooler that comes with the FX 6300. I expected it to be bare minimum but it's pretty big and pretty nice. As usually, although pretty easy to install, the instructions were horrible and I had to look at a couple videos to understand.

Motherboard

Great motherboard. 2nd time I've built a computer with it and it's been awesome both times of course.

Memory

2nd time getting the Ripjaws X series and it's been great each time. Looks good and works good.

Storage

I've heard a lot of good stuff about the Barracuda series, and a lot of my friends have it, so I decided to get it. Seems perfectly fine so far.

Video Card

I planned on getting either a FTW edition of SC edition EVGA 750 Ti, but Fry's Electronics was all out. Of course this is the same chip so no big deal right? Looks pretty great and it works good. Plays whatever games i want to play, and on good settings too.

Case

Seems like this review might be pointless because they seem to not be making a lot of these anymore. Either way though the case is pretty awesome looking and I like it. I've had no problems with it. It does sort of bother me though that the HDD LEDs only blink on one side of the case, and it just bothers me.

Power Supply

Very nice power supply. The CX series is supposed to not be too good from what I've heard but this power supply works fine and it looks very nice.

Wireless Network Adapter

Good for a cheap wifi adapter. It gets the job done.

Comments Sorted by:

tiny_voices 2 Builds 4 points 21 months ago

Actually this is one of the few places a cx500 is probably ok.

No mention of overclocking and a very very low power GPU. Would I have used a cx500 here? No, but it is pretty safe to use until he upgrades something? Yeah.

That said, if you change anything like get a better GPU or overclock the CPU, I would replace the PSU.

Extrodius submitter 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

yeah there won't be a need for overclocking so it sounds reasonable to me. Also though, to me I don't think the CX series is as bad as everyone thinks. I've seen many people stand up for it being completely fine, who have experience with them.

I'm sure I'm going to get a lot of comments about it on my next build because of the popular opinion too, it's a build with an i7 5820k, gtx 970, and cx750m

tiny_voices 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Just because someone uses a PSU doesn;t mean they have any right to comment on it at all. They don't have an oscilloscope or proper voltage testing equipment. Only trusted review sites are to be considered for PSU reviews. Some random kid saying a cx500 powered his computer means absolutely nothing.

And yeah, you will get tons of hate for that PC with the cx750. It is jusn. That is 1000% fact, not opinion. Return it if you care at all about the life of that PC. The CX750 is BY FAR the worst of the lot.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/01/21/corsair_cx750_750w_power_supply_review/9#.VhVQNsMYqUk

Extrodius submitter 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Well in my opinion if someones owned a CX power supply and they've enjoyed it and had no problems with it then they have all the right to say it works fine. If something happens then I'll learn my lesson anyways I guess. I think it's going to be fine though.

tiny_voices 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

That is simply incorrect. They have no idea what it is doing to their PC. crazy ripple, out of spec voltages. Without proper testing equipment no one has any right o comment on the quality of the PSU they have in their PC. I mean just look at the facts:

-Corsair lie on the box -can't meet minimum ATX hold up time, meaning the ATX 2.3v certification is faked -cheap-o capacitors on the secondary side and too small a primary capacitor -large documented history of premature failures. -loud and cheap fan -rated at only 30c when proper units are rated at 50c+

Using a cx750 in an x99 +gtx970 PC is like putting cheap-o Chinese tires on a Ferrari. Makes no sense and is downright dangerous. DO NOT use a cx750 for that PC.

Extrodius submitter 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

What would you recommend as a replacement? I'm thinking the RM750 looks good

OAcesync 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

So if someone buys a crappy Raidmax PSU and it somehow holds up on him and you gonna go ahead a buy it against the word of many others and good reviewers who will tell you it's a bad PSU?

Better safe than sorry just because someone has a function CX doesn't mean it hasn't blown up on many others, I know someone on forum who lost a ton of expensive PC parts in two builds because of a CX and another person who's seen three CXs blow up in one day. You might not be so lucky it's simply arrogant to ignore the word of reviewers who don't recommend it just because someone has it, would you believe the word of PSU specialist or a friend?

I_dunno 1 point 21 months ago

I think you should listen to tiny_voices!!!!!

Arkwoman1990 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Tiny knows what he is talking about

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Nice! Just wondering, does she play Warcraft 3? The name refers to that :D

A very nice build! +1

:D

Extrodius submitter 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Hm I'm pretty sure she's never played it, so I think it's just coincidence. Could be wrong though :p

Rashid_A_Sal 2 points 21 months ago

Looks like nobody has said it but I guess I should take responsibility.... Change your PSU, Corsair is not a trusted brand and that thing will turn your house into dust!

Am only joking xD, Just wanted to be the first to comment on PSU as tiny voices always gets their first!

Great build +1.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

lol

Unuvailiable 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Only thing i would change is the hard drive, Western Digital HDDs are more reliable in my experience

anthonyconcep 1 point 21 months ago

does the graphics card let you play on 1080p , ultra or high graphics settings?

Extrodius submitter 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

with many games yes. I know it could do around ultra settings on games like fallout new vegas, skyrim, black ops 2, and project cars. On most games high settings works fine too, except for the harder to run games (like most new titles)

anthonyconcep 1 point 21 months ago

are there any other cases i could use for this build, and other like cheap ones?

Extrodius submitter 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Any mid atx case or bigger will work fine for this part list. the only requirement is that the case fits an ATX mobo, and has a decent cpu cooler clearance

Willom 1 point 21 months ago

I am 11 years old and want to build a custom built pc will it be hard for me at my age to build one with some help

Extrodius submitter 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

building a computer at 11 might be a bit of a challenge. But I think if you can learn enough about it and how to do it then you could probably handle it. I don't think I wouldve been smart enough to do it at that age but I don't want to discourage you from trying it

magic334 1 point 21 months ago

darn my build was $3 more oh well not like i can pay that