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A build for under 600$. What do you guys think?

Pros: it works and it's probably all I need.

Cons: the case didn't come with a rear or top fans. So I'll probably have to go out and get them. Also the stock cooler for the amd-fx6300 is kinda rubbish. Any aftermarket coolers do you guys recommend that'll fit the motherboard without it blocking the ram slots?

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  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points
  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I agree the 212 evo is your best bet and it'll also give you a fair bit of room for overclocking-something I would seriously recommend with the FX6300

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This ^ but also definitely get invest in a few more case fans. Need that hot air to escape somehow.

On a side note, I've got the same RAM as you, and the hyper 212 evo does fit. Just barely, but it fits...

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

If that's the case I'll move my ram to the blue slots aka the furthest to the right. thank you for the input!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

i would keep your ram in its current location unless your motherboard manual says you can move them to other slots. you can change the fan on the 212 to be on the back side pulling air through the heatsink so it wont be sitting on top of the ram.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I did too. And when I buy more ram, would just need to remove heatsink fan before installing the new ram.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This will also work well and be quiet: the Zalman CNPS10X. Either heatsink you get should work. You might have to adjust the fan on the heatsink a little to clear the RAM (see how I did it here or here) but since you're running the Vengeance LP sticks it should be fine.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Arctic Freezer A11. I know this sounds like some no name dumb cooler, I did too, I bought it because 1. It had good reviews on amazon. 2. It was 20 bucks

I wasn't expecting a whole lot from it, I just needed it to get to at least 4ghz with idle of a bout 25-30, and it did WAY BETTER THAN I EXPECTED. Idles at around 15-25c and under load its highest i've ever seen it go was low to mid 50's, but those were only spikes it hovers around 45 under load

http://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-Freezer-A11-Heatpipes-Vibration-Dampened/dp/B00HO9P0J6/ref=sr_1_1?&ie=UTF8&qid=1434989557&sr=8-1&keywords=Arctic+Freezer+A11

There's the amazon link.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll definitely consider this cooler as well. I'm just worried that the cooler will block my ram slots.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to mention that, it doesn't even touch mine, I could still swap them out if need be

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll definitely consider this cooler then, thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey just go to youtube and look up some cable management tips it may not seem like much now but your eyes will seriously thank you in the future. Also if you're putting an aftermarket cooler in their you really ought to get those cables out of the way.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll definitely clean up the cables when I get back home, thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your wireless adapter ? Good connection ? I'm thinking of getting one since I'm quite far from my router and a Ethernet cord is just not my style

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Wireless Adapter is really good. But since my room is far away from the router I get 3/5 bars on my wireless connection. I can play games fine if no one else is streaming such as youtube etc. I'm heavily considering getting a powerline adapter to replace the wireless adapter. So if you normally get 4-5/5 bars on your laptop or something i would heavily recommend this wireless adapter.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Case fans are cheap. Without one you're recycling the hot air inside. At least one will make a big difference. If you're on a tight budget try a case fan first. Like others say if you're going OC then new cooler too.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I kinda realized it today. Gonna pick up two fans after work today. I'm hoping that'll make the cpu cooler a little bit quieter alongside rearranging the cables for better air flow. If not I'll just have to pick up the after market coolers you guys suggested.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

If you need 120mm fans. On amazon there is a pack of four rosewill fans for 11 USD. I bought them for mine and they work great. http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Sleeve-Computer-Cooling-ROCF-13001/dp/B00KB8CB9O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1435059761&sr=8-3&keywords=rosewill+case+fans

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you have space behind your motherboard tray for cable management, judging by the slots to the right of it. One of my builds has the same PSU and similar case set up, you can check it out for cable management ideas; http://pcpartpicker.com/b/jQsJ7P The 270X Hawk over clocks well, I was able to boost mine to 1225mhz core and 1450mhz memory with no voltage bump. That's in my other build. Nice build you have though.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep a note on that when I rearrange the cables, thanks! @BULLSEYE was the one that helped me with my budget build.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Return the mobo for one which you can overclock and buy a hyper EVo 212. You should still be under $600 and you'll have a 6 core computer that runs at 4.2-4.5ghz instead of 3.3.

Edit: guess a bunch of others also recommended the same.. SO DO IT!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for an everyday gaming computer. I have some suggestions though... If you do decide to overclock, you'll want to change out the stock cooler as others (and I) have suggested above. Be careful with overclocking on that particular board; the VRMs are known to have problems with extreme up-clocks even with 95w chips like yours. I have the G46 version of this board, it has run well with my 125w FX-8120 on it for the last 3 years or so, but the G46 has VRM heat sinks and the G43 does not. YMMV! You will want to get some extra fans for more airflow; you don't need to spend Noctua money, but get something decent (Corsair, Arctic, Fractal, etc.); your ears and heatsinks will thank you. Think about saving up for an SSD to use as the boot drive, it'll speed up boot times, load times for games and the OS will run a LOT smoother; I'd recommend a 240GB or larger to have room for more games, especially if you have a Steam account.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the mobo ?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

it's alright. it does the job. However I'm not overclocking my CPU at all.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Really interested in building this. Can it run arma 3 you think? Also please msg me on skype if you could I have a few questions about this build. Skype: macedelicx