Description

Hey guys, I'm just posting the build I had completed in January. Now all the parts here were on sale. The 550ti (it was MSI actually) was $100, the FX 6200 $120, PSU $15 (lol), Ram $35, HDD $70. I also got Windows 7 for $25. I'm only 16 so I was working on a tight budget.

First off I know that I am going to get **** for buying that PSU. I could not pass it up for $15 dollars though. I actually had no problem with it and it has been 4 months. It runs very quiet too. I wrapped the cords in electrical tape because the yellow wires were hideous.

Second of all this mobo is great, props to AsRock because it is a great mobo for the price.

DO NOT BUY A 550TI! I only bought it because it was $100. I am pretty dissapointed because it would constantly over heat and make my screen just freeze and I would have to reboot my PC. Now I'm sure that this is just from the cooling system MSI had on it, but man it was horrible. I was able to play BF3 on default high settings with the FX 6200 at 40fps average, which isn't too bad.

I bought the CPU cooler a few weeks after I built the PC because the stock one was too loud, and this one gave me the same temps but a lot quieter.

This is a great CPU. It was all around perfect for me. I render a lot of videos and I did a full movie in just over an hour, and gaming I had no problems with it. Now obviously people will buy the 6300 now like I am planning on, but it really is a great CPU.

Lastly I do not recomend this case. As you can see from the photo there is no CM. I did my best with it though.

I recently sold this PC because I just was not happy with it. I got $300 for it and kept the hard drive because I plan on building a new PC. These are the parts that I have picked out:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $14.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.27 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $184.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $27.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $52.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $575.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 10:21 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Put the gpu in the top slot so you will get the best performance. Also route that cpu power cable behind the mother board if possible, buy a 3$ extender if it does not reach.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I put it in the top slot a week after I built it. And that CPU cord was a pain in my *** because the case has no CM. I tried everything with it

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, nice work then! Have a nice time using that machine :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I actaully sold it lol I was planning on buying the one that I have listed in the description

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

What the! Lol I missed that while reading the descripton. Nice, I would recommend going with Intel if that is possible. Also spend more money on your case, I would recommend a 200r or a nzxt source 210, both have amazing cable management for 20-30 more.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually thinking about getting the 200r but I want a micro atx case

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

A 7200 RPM WD green? Never seen one of those. How is it for being a OS drive?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It is really good actually. With the mobo I have it booted up in about 20 seconds. I was hesitant on the HDD because it was WD Green, but it was only $70 and 7200rpm so I took a shot. I am very happy with it though

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

your new proposal looks good, but i worry about the fate of the old system you sold. $25 on a 500W power supply screams cheaped-out components, and if that thing blows it could potentially take out any other combination of hardware with it, making it much more expensive than its apparent up-front cost.

however, the Corsair power supply you've picked for your new build should be sufficient and fairly reliable. also, consider a Cooler Master Hyper 212 if you'll be doing some moderate overclocking.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

6200 vs fx 6300?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Like 50 dollars. I kept the hdd

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