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Operation : Recovery

by TheAnonymousThomas



Date Published

Feb. 17, 2015

Date Built

Feb. 22, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.76 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

46.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.216 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C


February 14, 2015

Received : Case, Monitors

February 15, 2015

Received : Power Supply, Processor, Mouse, Headset, Mousepad,

February 16, 2015

Received :

Date : February 17, 2015

Info : Received all parts except for optical drives and the motherboard for the main unit. Expecting motherboard to be dropped to my location within the week. Optical drives will be in tomorrow.

Alright, enough fun stuff, time for seriousness. My name is Thomas, and just over three weeks ago my house burnt down in an amazing inferno that survived hours of being drowned in icy, cold water in below freezing weather. The worst part? I lost my 4 figure computer that I had build out of a ****** refurbished Dell Optiplex 760. This is my story four days into getting pieces and parts. This will be updated daily, and I plan on finishing this build as soon as that dang board comes in.

February 18, 2015

Optical drives came in, already installed them on the case.

February 19, 2015

I called UPS asking for an update on the shipping on my motherboard. I haven't had an update for the mobo's shipping for 60 hours and it supposedly comes in tomorrow.

February 23, 2015

Sorry for the delay, was on a ski trip while the part was shipping and I finally build the build. I am running it on Ubuntu for the time being until my father get's a copy of windows 8.1 for me, but this build outdoes anything I ever had. Here is some information from the terminal about temps, fan speeds, and some other goodies.

April 23, 2015

I finally got a GTX 970! :D GTA 5 30 fps at max everything. Can't believe I waited this long!

Part Reviews


Very fast, has out done everything i have thrown as of yet.

CPU Cooler

"Keepin it Cool."

-Col. Burton Command and Conquer Generals


For the price I would have expected 3.0 headers, but that was a flaw that i hadn't thought of. Will probably upgrade further in the future.


Handles well, I am sure I will buy another 16 GB of the same.


Got it refurbished on amazon very happy with the speed boost from my old 5400 RPM drive.


Nice case, plenty of space.

Power Supply

The cables could have been longer, but other than that, great fully modular supply.

Optical Drive

Amazing, fast, cheap.


These monitors are really nice, they came well packaged and protected, came with a VGA, HDMI, DVI, and an AUX cord. My only problem is out of the box, they are different shades of blue. But that is alright. I have them hooked into my laptop both at 1080p and They are a great price for the buy.


This keyboard is mechanical, which I didn't realize, but it is an amazing keyboard. I still need to get used to it, however, but I love the adjustable brightness and I don't have to go into Synapse to adjust it.


The mouse fits my needs of a high DPI laser mouse, great buy, only concern is the fact that you have to go into Synapse to adjust the lights every time and there is no dimming function. Also I had been told each of the four side keys could be configured to another button, but it was more you can have it do the same on the left as it does on the right or a macro or a keyboard key, slight disappointment.


They fit snug around the ears, nice base. IU purchased a USB to 3.5 adapter so I can use these for music as well. :D

Comments Sorted by:

justbenj 4 points 38 months ago

"'Keepin it Cool.'

-Col. Burton Command and Conquer Generals"

^ This made me laugh. A lot.

cilvre 6 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

could you check your photo uploads? they are about an 100 x 100 in size.

TheAnonymousThomas submitter 1 Build 2 points 50 months ago

Thank you for letting my know that! I never noticed!

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 50 months ago

Nice photos :) sorry about your place though. once suggestion if you haven't had the video cards too long, i would consider changing from 2 r7 250's to 1 r9 280 or 280x like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9280atdfd Same price or cheaper and better performance overall.

TheAnonymousThomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I most likely will upgrade to GTX 970s when I get the money. Best bang for your buck I've ever seen.

AkitoFTWgaming_YT 1 point 48 months ago

Sorry to hear about your situation man :( Hope your doing fine now and may I ask...why did the 250s? why not a 260x crossfire?

anybody 1 point 43 months ago

Did you need to update the BIOS?

TheAnonymousThomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

I did not

anybody 1 point 43 months ago

Thank you!

AidinLMcLaurin 10 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

XFX Radeon R7 250 4GB Video Card... Is it really a 4GB VRAM Card? I've looked all over I can only find 1 and 2 GB r7 250's

TheAnonymousThomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

They Both were 4 GB cards, but they are now replaced by a GTX 970 and i gave them to my sister.

mineturte 1 point 21 months ago

Does your 3TB still work?

TheAnonymousThomas submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Yes, Right now I have a new computer that I was too lazy to report and got the full 3TB partition to work.

mineturte 1 point 21 months ago


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