Description

This started with a $150 processor I bought from my buddy. I had a budget of around $1000 so I tried to keep it within limits. I also had a copy of win 7 oem 64 bit on hand that I didn't have to purchase. Only trouble I had while building it was the cable management. As you can see, I don't think I did a pretty good job with it especially in the back. I did what I could with the length of cables provided. Semi-Modular power supply helped and was nice to have. I wish the 200R had some rubberized holes for the cables but I guess I get what I pay for, I thought the edges were well rounded anyway.

It runs MS Flight Simulator X really well and I am pleased with the performance. I don't have a lot of experience doing OC so I just used whatever Asus provided with their software pack. I just took whatever it said my clock rate was and plugged it in the info here... I couldn't believe it went up to 4.8 so if it is wrong, someone correct me.

I have not decided on a monitor as of yet and I am running it on my 37 inch 1080p Samsung TV at the moment. I reused my wireless logitech keyboard and mouse combo, and also reused my X52 stick I purchased a while back with my old store bought PC.

If there's anything I could improve on let me know.

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Why can't I get a $150 i7... great build. Not too much here that could have been different +1.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah seriously? I cant even get a used i7 for that price.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

He actually got it cheaper than what he sold it to me for. He got it for $100 brand new! He works in retail so I think they have something called "retail edge" or something like that.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

40c load temps @ 4.8 ghz with an h80? Seems legit. Try running prime 95 for a couple hours and then post the temps again.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

40c isn't accurate. I was just running either 3dmark free or Heaven I think and that was the temp I saw. I will do what you said and report back.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I would love to see a copy of your bios settings for your overclocking also your overclocking in Windows settings so I can copy them all I can get up to is 4.5 on my 3770k lol

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