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The Orange Bucket

by ErrorSuccess

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33 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Aug. 6, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 6, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

2.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

39.0° C

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

Description

UPDATE: Now featuring 3x NZXT AER RGB 120mm fans as well as a Grid+ and Hue+. Do you recall the story about the butcher's bucket of scraps? Neither do I. The Orange Bucket is simply a machine that was not meant to be, but turned into something amazing. The machine is a daily driver for gaming, schoolwork and a free-time leech. Scoring 3,638 (ranking better than 76% of results) on PCMark 8, and 16 626 on Sky Diver, this is quite the beast of a machine. Most definitely not the best, but certainly great.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great little guy! Fast, easy to install, no problems at all. The stock cooler is nearly silent and does the job. If you want to game and not break bank, buy this cpu.

Motherboard

Great motherboard! Ports aren't crowded, things are mapped out nicely, I didn't feel like I was breaking the thing while installing the main connector/ram. Would be nice to have three fan ports instead of two however. Other than that, it's great!

Memory

Easy to install, no-nonsense ram. Would be nice to have some kind of heat spreader on there, though.

Storage

I've been using this for a solid year now, and it does the job wonderfully. It's cheap and fast.

Video Card

Great card! It is quiet, not power hungry, and does a great job! 60+ fps on games such as Overwatch at ultra settings with 150% render scale; 50 on epic settings with 100% render scale. The leds on the fans are slightly annoying. There is no software for this card, and the LEDs cannot be turned off. Using CAM software, the lights will randomly change from white to red as the load increases. The fans also have a very slight "whine" when above 70%.

Case

I have to admit, I was expecting a low-quality, garbage case. Man, I was SOOO wrong. This case is truly amazing. It has good cable management, a really convenient ssd mount with wire cut-outs, easy to connect/understand front panel cables (I really appreciate that the usb and front audio are connected in one ribbon like cable). The fans are beautiful and silent. With the orange and black color scheme on aluminum, I don't know what else to ask for. The ONLY thing I dislike about this case is the status leds being just a bit too bright. EDIT: I found a little easter-egg under the logo sticker c: http://i.imgur.com/FFelCWK.jpg

Power Supply

Had all the necessary cables, and does it's job amazingly. Would have been nice if the wires themselves were black instead of having a mesh braid around them, but for 20 bucks, this is GREAT.

Operating System

It's windows.

Comments Sorted by:

hadi20033 1 point 23 months ago

I rate the case next time u do realize the difference between ure cpu and the i5 6500 is HALF A GHZ for less than 30$ that isnt reasonable But every thing else is sweet!

nerd73 1 point 23 months ago

GHz doesn't really matter here, as no CPU runs at the base frequency anymore. The true difference between the 6400 (3.1 Ghz turbo) and the 6500 (3.3 GHz turbo)

KelpieAdam 1 point 23 months ago

Why did you buy that case?

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

I purchased the DIY-F2-O because it is a small(ish) but really roomy case, it has good, solid build quality, it is light, comes with built in led fans (2), has a semi-decent ssd holder, and was all-round amazing for only 30$. I can answer any further questions you may have.

AwesomeAureus 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I also love the case, it's great!

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Have you ever noticed the empty sd card reader slot? They hid it underneath the "DIYPC" logo sticker when i guess they decided to not include it. Something interesting I found out when I installed my new fans.

AwesomeAureus 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Actually I noticed that yesterday! Very weird.

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Support says "and the SD slot, for this model, it has the slot as an further building option, but does not come with the card reader, you need to buy it separately. Thank you, DIYPC support team"

Zoroarkl 1 point 23 months ago

How long did it take for you to make this OP? I made a few little tweaks to this build, getting Kingston Hyper X Fury 4x2 ram sticks, switching the gtx 960 for an r7 480, switching the ssd and including a hdd, switching to a 500w psu, and also switching the pci-e wna. Here is the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/PTmvf8 Anyway, how long do you think this build and your build would take for a first timer? How much time did you spend on building the pc, installing the os, and wiring cables? Thanks.

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

TAKE THE TIME - FILL OUT YOUR MAIL-IN REBATES!!! I honestly didn't time how long it took. Depending on how careful and how detailed/planned out you are, times will vary. I began by installing the power supply, vent down so it had access to the filtered cutout. After that, I installed the motherboard's io shield, moved only one standoff (the rest were correct) and installed the mobo. The cpu was a quick install, pay attention to your direction. Note- the directional arrow is not on the plastic socket, it is silk-screened onto the mobo. Installed the cooler and then ram. I put the ssd in place (the metal brackets are workable, so I just slightly bent them in order to place the ssd). Cable management took the longest time, roughly 45 mins for me. I routed ALL cables through the bottom management hole, then just poked through the closest to the component. Since I only have an ssd, I tucked my unused cables away in the hard-drive port where they are invisible. For a first timer, if you take your time and do things THE RIGHT WAY, I usually spend about 2 hours building; wire management included. The os should only take about 5/10 mins if installing to the ssd (which I recommend). If you have any questions, there are loads of guides online or you can ask me myself. Have a fun time jumping into the realm of building PCs c:

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I was taking a look at this case to see why it was so cheap... I was questioning whether the build quality was terrible, had no cable management options or was just simply bad, but I really am amazed. This build is fantastic and deserves way more recognition imo. Take a +1 :)

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you. My only, and I mean ONLY complain is that the drive status lights aren't frosted, so they are just a bit bright. I have both my factory installed fans running at their highest, and they are practically silent. I really love this case.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

That's awesome to hear. I might be using a DIY PC case in a coming friend's budget build :)

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

I've only had my hands on this case from DIY, but I'm incredibly glad I chose this one. It comes in two other color schemes aswell; purple and black and white and blue. Highly recommended.

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

My gf loves the colour purple so this sounds like a really good option :)

Again, awesome build man. Deserves way more recognition. I'm off to school now so I'll talk later, cya :)

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Cya, here is the link to the purple version ffr. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353097

GameBoyGx 1 point 20 months ago

how did u make the psu fit the case i tried to do that with my evga 500B psu

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Just work with it. Try and line up at least 3 holes. I'm not sure as Ive never used that psu before.

GameBoyGx 1 point 20 months ago

did it work with the 430 watt psu you have

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Yes.

GameBoyGx 1 point 20 months ago

with all 4 holes or just 3

GameBoyGx 1 point 13 months ago

Okay thanks

KaizerKaine 1 point 17 months ago

What kind of performance do you get with that PNY 1060? How does it sound? I was thinking about using this for my itx build over the small, single fan versions.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xqTFxY

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

If you give me about 30 minutes, I'll get you a sound test and hard numbers. Brief rundown, it's really quiet and at 65% fanspeed it's pretty quiet. Anything above that give you a slight high pitched sound, but it's barely noticeable. Performance wise, it's great. I have it slightly overclocking, and at MAXED everything , high res texture pack, I get about 40 fps in watchdogs 2. Overwatch maxed out 150 render scale gets me about 60fps. It's a good card, I'll get you more soon.

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Results are in, GPU temp running at an 8% overclock is 61° in watchdogs 2, maxed out at 45 fps. At 100 fan speed, right at the fans is roughly 35 DB. With case closed and about 1 foot away (with 3 case fans and CPU fan aswell), im getting about 10 DB. Not noticeable with headphones. The card will do well.

KaizerKaine 1 point 17 months ago

Very impressive! Thank you so much!

ConWorks 1 point 16 months ago

Reviews RAM and Windows Doesn't review GPU

lol

ErrorSuccess submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Opps, I forgot to review after I installed this card. My bad!

GameBoyGx 1 point 9 months ago

I HAVE THE same build as you how did u fix your cable management

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