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This build started out as a $600 bang for the buck gaming pc, and has since evolved into way more than I ever thought I would spend... I'm sure y'all did the exact same thing :P

I was going to get an FX-6300, but the day I sat down to buy the parts Newegg had the 8320 for only $10 more than the 6300... why not?

I'm really impressed with the 212 evo. This thing keeps my 4.5GHz OC'd cpu in the mid 50s under load, and maxes out in benchmarking around 60c. Impressive little guy!

GTX 970. What's to say other than it kicks *** and takes names at 1080p, and even some 2x and 3x DSR! I haven't had any issues with #ramgate other than when I (foolishly) tried to run the ultra texture pack on Shadows of Mordor (recommended 6GB vram). Wish I had waited until the SSC version was released for the better power delivery and cooler, but it's still an amazing card!

HDDs were just spare old drives I had lying around. The Seagate currently has Windows 10 Tech Preview build 9926 running flawlessly, and the WD Green is there for backups.

Accessories. Cheap but effective CM Storm Dominator keyboard and mouse combo. Good placeholder until my budget allows for a solid Cherry MX Brown keyboard down the road.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be cool if you could tell us fps in games. Please?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

All games run at completely max settings 1080p: Titanfall - solid @ 60fps (capped)

Skyrim w/ HD Texture Pack - 60fps, with some stutters due to using <3.5gb vram

The Crew - Avg 70fps

Thief - avg 60fps (I think this one is vram capped as well... its weird)

Bioshock Infinite - avg 110fps

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been looking at the 8320 versus the 4690k. Any thoughts on how yours handles gaming? It looks pretty solid, but I don't want to skimp on the CPU if it's not worth the savings...thoughts?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Your gaming performance will really depend on how well optimized the game is for multiple threads. The benefit of the 8320 is that it's cheaper and can be overclocked on cheap motherboards, so those savings can be rolled into more GPU budget and a good cooler.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

how loud is that evo under load?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

With the stock fan, it's not terribly loud. There are definitely more quiet cooling solutions, but I can barely hear it over my speakers during games.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thank you!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

DO you mean you are using both the stock fan and the Evo?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean the fan that came in the package with the Evo. Sorry for the confusion.