Still runs pretty well but it's finally starting to slow down. Trying to decide between getting new RAM/SSD or building a new rig.
That gpu decal :P
How's this build holding up for you the past few years? (Minus it slowing down lately).
I kind of find the GPU a bit creepy, with a face watching you while you game
Sapphire's new robotic mascots are only slightly less creepy.
Ruby is love, Ruby is life
Too many gpus back then had those creepy decals which is hilarious now, haha.
At least all there newer cards don't have robots or creepy people on the front
Can't blame Sapphire. Back then, half of all AMD AIBs had creepy serial killer women on reference coolers, and before that Nvidia's reference coolers were adorned with horrendous, sickly yellow and green. Leave the serial killer images to the game studios to promote their games that have...well, serial killers in them. Anyone can stick bananas and plantains in their Geforce-powered rig; that doesn't mean anyone wants to see that.
I guess GPU cooling really has changed for the better.
Yea it has
It has actually held up incredibly well for gaming. I still get 45+ fps running on one screen with most setting at high/ultra. Sadly regular applications and browsing is where I'm running into very odd issues.
I'm not 100% sure if what I'm about to say is correct, but I think you're having problems because you have a 3-monitor setup, but your video card only has 2GB of v-ram, which is not enough.
how does the CPU performance compare to the FX6300? Just curious. Nice case.
It's a bit slower, considering it's older.
Actually the 1100T is slightly faster then the 6300. Amd lost a tiny bit of single thread performance when they introduced the 32nm manufacturing process. The 6300 is slightly slower then the 1100T at stock clocks but that can be fixed with an OC which generally edge the 6300 when both are hitting their average overclocks with the 6300 overclocking better then the 1100T's did in general. Fx comes more into its own when you get to the 8350 and programs that will use all it's threads.
i'd say adding an ssd and possibly more ram would breathe new life into this computer. I'm still using a 6870 on my rig and its handling all my games without issue.
maybe just the ssd. the ram is still top tier.
I'm actually considering replacing the ram with this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit8g3d1609ds1s00 since I regularly max out my current ram outside of gaming.
don;t replace it, just add it.
I've considered doing that but I read a few forum posts from people who had tried that and apparently corsair made a fairly large revision to how the sticks are made at some point and they haven't worked with some peoples older sticks. Thought it would probably be safer to just buy two 8GB sticks since its only about 20 bucks more.
i haven't heard of that, but good thing you did the research!
id add in the 16gb and run ram tests on it, i did that on my build when i added 16gbs 2133 to my 8gb 1600 and just downclocked the 2133 ram since i use so much for vm's.
This is what I'm hoping. It would be nice to drop a 16GB ram kit in along with an MX100 512GB and stick with this rig until Broadwell or Skylake roll around.
not a bad plan M8
both could be reused in a later build too