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The budget was £500 so I wanted to get him going with a solid system that will run most modern games. We did run into some problems such as a memory stick not working and cable management but apart from that, it went well for my first fully built system. The overall case was very good to work in and had good support for hard drives with the rubber grommets. The semi-modular power supply defiantly helped and it's at a great price too. The hard drive was retrieved from his old system which meant a easy save on money (the fact that a Seagate hard drive is still working after 6 years is great on it's own; never mind saving £40). The only problem I had was that a stick of ram didn't work but that got replaced. The case does also have an unnecessary fan mount of the side panel as it would just choke the graphics card even more. Seeming as though it's a cheap case it's brilliant for the money you spend.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

If your SATA cable is long enough, try flipping the HDD connectors to the front, it can help with the cable management.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Doesn't reach which is a shame but good idea for future builds.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Great budget build. Would really like to see some bench marks with this. The 760k is a great value currently and, from what I've read, performs on par with a FX 4300. Not to mention it has no trouble getting to 5 ghz on air, although that might not be advisable with the board you chose.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

He asked for me not to overclock it as he doesn't know what it does so I had to agree to disagree; I can ask him if he wants to benchmark but unlikely.

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

Really?? 5GHz???? I think you're mistaken.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Granted not every chip is the same, but it's been done.

  • 72 months ago
  • -1 points

On a 4300? I know its possible on a 4770K, but not on this chip. You would need liquid nitrogen to get close to that.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Im on air (cooler master hyper 212 evo) and ive pushed mine up to 4.7GHz :)

A closed watercooling loop with a 250mm rad and you could easily hit 5GHz. Check the Athlon owners club forums: http://www.overclock.net/t/1404334/amd-athlon-x2-340-370-and-athlon-x4-740-750k-760k-be-owners-club You can see that this chip is a beast of an overclocker and can easily hit very high speeds.

Also @ Xodndat really nice work on the build, perfect budget gaming PC :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey dude do you mind telling me whether the 760k bottlenecks the R9 270X? Since I'm gonna get a build with the same processor and the R9 270 edition (without the X)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You most likely will bottleneck it a bit, even with overclocking. I think it should be a little bit at most, but even with OCing, it will a bit.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually, I did my research. It doesn't bottleneck it, 760k is a real strong processor.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

perferct. I was actually wondering.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

This is solid for under $700. Nice work.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Hell, Cable Manage using the space on the opposite side of the case. The cooling factor will help I'm sure considering you don't have a CPU Fan mounted on that heatsink...

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

There is on the right side but my camera was awful so you can't see it. And I wish I could of done more with the cable management but this case has little to no features for it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You should of waited for the R9 270 to be released if it hadn't been, £40 less than the R9 270x and with the MSI one you can overclock it to exactly the same as the MSI R9 270x comes out of the box at, I have mine running at 1050mhz and never goes over 60 Celsius when playing BF4 on ultra 1080p.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I was unaware that the 270 would be released and he needed it within a couple of weeks of telling me.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Why did you buy a CPU cooler when the Athlon already comes with a CPU cooler?

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

The AMD standard coolers are awful and I had this one lying around.

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

great system but I would have gone with this HDD:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st500dm002

Its for £4 less and it has double the capacity.

Nice build though, +1 ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

He got the HDD from a previous build.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh OK, that explains it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you notice that the CPU is hotter at idle? or is that a glitch on my screen?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he just flipped them around when typing it up.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok, silly me ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed that; thanks for noticing.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What were you using to measure the CPU temps? I heard that most common softwares like cpu-z dont calculate the temps properly for this cpu and I would recommend using AMD overdrive for accurate results. I had similar temps to you when using cpu-z but when using amd overdrive, I could see that the cpu was only actually hitting 19 degrees at idle and never above 45 on full load (at stock clock)

Just wanted to let you know since the temps seem awful high whereas I think that they actually should be a lot lower than that :)

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