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BLUE BEETLE

by zigzag_097

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28 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 28, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

950 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

Description

This build is great. Noisy while downloading but cool and quiet while playing games and browsing the internet. The Raidmax Super Hurricane was a great first case to work in. While there is some trouble popping in the io shield, there is ample space (the blue side window doesn't hurt either). Build time: 3 hrs, Troubleshooting: 2 days (read the manual for connections), Looks: 10/10 IGN, PCPARTPICKERPRICE: $659.56, Actual Price: $639, BIOS UPDATED OUT OF BOX reason for name: BLUE BEETLE the super hero!! please leave comments :)

Part Reviews

Motherboard

GREAT COMES WITH UPDATED BIOS OUT OF BOX

Power Supply

great price to performance

Optical Drive

GREAT FOR INSTALLING WINDOWS.

Operating System

WINDOWS

Wireless Network Adapter

great b/g/n

Comments Sorted by:

wkper 1 point 43 months ago

I would definitely get a cooler for that FX8350, just because it can get hot and especially loud.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

I think I will. I'm 14 though so I can't really get one now. Are there any coolers coming out soon that would be beasts.

Jtridin 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

If your on a budget just get a cooler master tx3, It's around $20

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 2 points 43 months ago

thanks

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

Nice build! Solid parts selection. If the CPU noise is bothering you, I would recommend a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. You can usually pick one up for around $30, and for the money it is absolutely the best air cooler you can buy. Whisper quiet even on a mild overclock.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Cool! any suggestions on case fans?

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

For case fans I have been happy with the Corsair SP series, I have a 120mm now as a rear exhaust. My HAF case came with two Cooler Master 200mm fans pre-installed and I have to say they aren't bad. They were a little loud at first but I set the chassis fan max speed to 600RPM in my mobo's bios now all my case fans (especially those big 200s) spin a little slower and I don't really hear them. But if you go on most retail sites ( I use Newegg for almost everything) you can find which fans are good and bad just by looking at the number of reviews and the overall rating.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

thank you

dsargent7 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

PCPARTPICKERPRICE: $659.56, Actual Price: $639

I love that you distinguish this. I wish more people would for those who do not enter in custom prices.

Also, nice CPU, GPU combo ;)

I'm getting very playable 1080p gaming on The Witcher 3 here with a similar setup.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Thank you. I didn't initially have the 8350 in mind but I found a combo on Newegg so I bought it.

Thanks!

What's your setup, any overclock. High, or ultra I would like to know because I'm not sure about getting the Witcher 3 and would like to know fps possible

dsargent7 1 Build 2 points 43 months ago

I don't touch high. I'm low-mid settings, but getting a consistent 45 sometimes 60fps. I still get about 30fps on straight mid settings, but I prefer a smoother experience than that. Still an absolutely gorgeous game even on the settings I play.

  • I do overclock my gpu from 975 to 1050mhz, but I don't overclock the cpu. Temps normally stay under 60 on cpu with the 212 and the gpu sometimes tags 70c.
zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

thanks for the info.

dsargent7 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

No problem!

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zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

I will do that! Thank you for the request.

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zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

cool

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zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

I am going 10 on 29, tbh mostly because of the start button. Windows 8.1's start button menu was not meant for non-touch-screen PCs.

Kcetmix 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Theres a free program called start menu 8 that allows you to change that to a more classic style like w7. I use it. Works great.

Also not everyone gets the install for w10 on 29th. Depends on when you reserved your copy.

Nice build btw. Any reason why you went with the mobo you did? The 8350 is an excellent overclocker even on air with those 8 cores on load.

honeybadger2012 1 Build 3 points 43 months ago

I use classic shell and it also works well.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

classic shell?

honeybadger2012 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

It adds the classic windows 7 button at the bottom left corner of your desktop and the menu that it would display.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Ik about the start button menu but I really do like the windows 10 start button more (from what I've seen), I think it's a good mix.

I reserved a copy on another computer will that work?

Thank you. I went for the mobo because it came in a combo and it fit my color scheme. Will it be impossible to overclock on this board?

Kcetmix 1 Build 2 points 43 months ago

as for the reserved copy for windows 10, 1 per pc.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

:(

Kcetmix 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

not intended to overclock on that board, particularly the power deliver and cooling to your vrms. Can be done in bios, but you will get something modest. just pay attention to board temperatures.

zigzag_097 submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Ok, thanks for the info. Does the same go for the gpu? (because I want to overclock to a 270x)