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Hey all,

Just finished with my build, I wanted a computer that would be able to run all the programs that Designing and Drafting requires so I can work from home. Needed at least 8GB of ram as well as a decent graphics card for modeling. I also wanted at lease 1TB of storage for some of the larger projects that I am working on. My other push is that I help out with a youth group that teached kids how to race. We have started to use iRacing to teach basic driving techniques as well as getting them seat time. Of course I needed a computer that would be way overkill and 10x better then everyone else's.

Any advice you can give on things to upgrade are much appreciated. I just picked up the SSD's today, thinking of setting them up in RAID 0. Give me your thoughts.

Also would like to do some slight OCing on the system, is it worth it on my first build?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have seen online that that board is a nice overclocker. Get at least a cooler master evo 212+ as an aftermarket cooler and get yourself to 4.3Ghz if your silicon can handle it. Plenty of fx 6300 overclocking guides online. You will likely need some OC to get the best out of your gpu. Other thoughts: your ram is quite high speed and you maybe could have gone cheaper, not sure your board will get max speed out of those sticks, though happy to be corrected. Also, that psu is not great for an oc'd rig, you may have some wattage head room, but still would recommend at least a evga b2 for tighter voltage regulation.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What is a good forum to go off of for OC for a first timer? I picked up the ram and the PSU cheap from a buddy. Also, why do you recommend the evo over a water cooling system?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Try toms hardware for oc. Or just google oc fx 6300, sorry rushing out but will try and find good link ater. Evo would be my starting point as I did not know how much oc you wanted and it is a very good cooler for the money. An aio water system with 140mm radiator as a starting point, though cost will start to creep up, though depends on your budget.Or I would actually recommend a noctua air cooler with 2x120mm fans for this set up and will do a better job than most aio until you get into 100GBP water coolers. Take a look at my builds if you want to get an idea of oc setups.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ps I really like this build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive actually started reading a ton of Toms Hardware Builds. Im the type of person that has already a bug spreadsheet on other peoples builds and what programs to run. I just need to start. A buddy of mine has a Corsair H75 that he is selling cheap, Tempted to go that rout with cooling. Super excited about pushing this computer to the max. I actually started a convo on Toms Hardware and they are skeptical about my power source.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If the h75 is cheap, give it a go, it is not a big aio cooler so might not allow a huge oc on that fx storage heater. All depends on your cpu and whether you need to add volts to maintain a stable oc. Please note one con of aio coolers is getting air to your mobo vrms. An air cooler will usually provide good airflow across these components, which will get damn hot when ocing. So if you go water, check you have air going across your vrms. This is a problem I encountered myself. Also download hwmonitor 64 to monitor all temps. Regarding your psu, it is not designed for oc'd systems, if it is second hand, then I would be getting concerned about its max stable voltage/wattage output. If you go fo a significant oc on your cpu and oc your gpu with e.g. msi afterburner I would seriously recommend atleast an evga b2 or up to an evga g2 psu, or good seasonic, superflower psu etc to reduce risk of psu burn out, and mobo being fried.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just picked up a Corsair H100i cooler online. I guess I don't know, would a 4.3 or 4.1 or even a 4.5GHz be considered a significant OC? Just wondering what kind of numbers to shoot for. I would like at least 4.1 since I know the chip can handle it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

you can only get away with 1600 oc for that board..im using the same one 1333 stock..for your memory..im sure in your bios its maxed at 1333..should of researched that beofre getting the momory not a big deal tho good for future proofing..u can use them later on if u ever upgrade stuff

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you recommend upgrading? Uncle same was good this year.

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