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Another red/black gaming pc.

by SpectreFiveSeven

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12 Comments

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Date Published

Nov. 7, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.16GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.4GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

Description

This is my current build. It started off as a completely different PC (See my first build) and slowly parts were swapped out to get to where I am now. I use this machine for movies, emails, web browsing and of course: gaming.

I don't consider myself a modder, but I've tried to make my rig aesthetically pleasing because after all I do have to look at it all the time. The red/black builds are really popular, but red has always been my favourite colour so I just had to, and the parts are aplenty.

If I could have done anything different, I wouldn't have bought the V300 SSD in my first build, I would have gotten an H100i GTX, and I would have purchased a higher rated power supply; not that this one is bad but it's not efficient.

-I am aware my cable management is **** and my desk had some crumbs on it, yes I eat at my desk sometimes.

-Feedback, questions, suggestions, and criticism are appreciated.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really, really solid performance. Runs much hotter at 4.0Ghz than my FX-6300 did at 4.8Ghz. Would recommend if you can get it on sale, otherwise go for a Skylake.

CPU Cooler

Stock fans are AWFUL! They have no static pressure. No pump noise, mounts easy, has a rubber gasket to isolate the fans. Would recommend if on sale.

Motherboard

Solid board with good features. Audio boost is great. The SATA ports are in a bad spot, right behind the GPU.

Memory

It looks nice...... It's RAM, what else is there to say?

Storage

Good value, great speed. Probably the best SSD at this price point.

Storage

Quiet, very fast for an HDD, faster than my Kingston V300. Low price too.

Storage

Quiet, very fast for an HDD, faster than my Kingston V300. Low price too.

Case

I love this case. It looks nice, modern, sleek and not too over done. I love the concept and I hope CM and community members create more accessories. The only problem I have is the lack of cable tie downs behind the MOBO tray, there are like 2 beside the grommets. But I just stuffed all the cables into the 'basement'. Shhh.

Operating System

I like some features but it's quite buggy.

Wireless Network Adapter

Super fast for the price, I wish I bought a black or red card, but that's my fault.

Case Fan

Move a lot of air with high pressure, but loud as F***! Only use these for radiators! Use the Corsair AF120's for case mounting.

Case Fan

Extremely quiet, move air at low rpm.

Keyboard

LOVE this keyboard, sounds nice, feels nice, looks good. I love the brown switches, good balance.

Headphones

Mediocre sound, good lows and mids, highs are missing. Bass is strong. Comfortable and sound isolating.

Comments Sorted by:

insectdoughnut7 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

how are the 6300 and 390 working out together i have a 6300 and want to get a 390 is it worth it? in your opinion.
nice build btw!

SpectreFiveSeven submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

So far I haven't experienced any issues and I don't believe that my 6300 is bottle-necking my 390, although it is currently overclocked to 4.7Ghz. I would recommend the combo for medium level gaming. I've been playing a lot of Fallout 4 and I hit about 30 fps at the bottom end. The 390 is currently the best bang for your buck GPU on the market (This will change depending on sales) and the 6300 is a good processor for the price. However, if you are looking to get into 1440p or 4k I would buy an i5-4690k or I7-4790k.

insectdoughnut7 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

wow that is a high overclock! ok thanks for the info and advice i was also considering the intel side for much of the same reasons as you may think but as i already have the 6300 i wanted some input anyway... THANKS! Nice build +1 oh and what are your load temps on the cpu

SpectreFiveSeven submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

My load temps are about 42 degrees Celsius at 4.7Ghz on 1.320 volts. The ambient temperature of the room is about 18 degrees. If you are planning to overclock I would get an aftermarket cooler, like a Hyper 212 EVO or better; because the stock AMD heatsink will get very, very hot. Thanks for the +1. :)

insectdoughnut7 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks for the reply and the info! At load how loud is the cooler. And yes I agree about the aftermarket cooler I myself am running the stock cooler running at 3.7 GHZ and boy is it loud. Also, I was considering the hyper 212 evo or a more high end air cooler like the nocutas. Thanks again. :)

SpectreFiveSeven submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

The cooler I'm using is the CM Seidom 240M, it has Silencio fans which are pretty quiet, and since the cooler is so effective you can create custom fan curves in SpeedFan to reduce the noise. The 212 EVO with a single fan is reasonably quiet and if you have headphones in or audio coming through your speakers you won't even notice it at all. If you want something that cools really well and is quiet get a 'be quiet dark rock 3'.

volcanoe_02 2 points 23 months ago

Is the keyboard any good? I am thinking to buy it as my first mechanical keyboard.

SpectreFiveSeven submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

I like it a lot so far. It has brown switches, which aren't as click-clacky as reds, but still feel nice. They're a good balance if you do a lot of gaming and a lot of typing. I'd recommend it for the price.

volcanoe_02 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks for the reply!

woofwoofbro 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

how's that chair treating you? and where can I get one?

SpectreFiveSeven submitter 2 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

This chair is amazing. I have slept in it countless times. It is an investment. I bought it off of Amazon for about 330 CAD