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OKAY UPDATE: This has been the most fun system I've ever played with! Too easy or maybe I got lucky and recieved good parts! Either way, it's pretty cool.

  • Included pic of cpu cooler clearance with memory in dual channel slots 2 & 4. Great clearance I thought.

1) So far with MSI's Command center app....temps at 3.7ghz are 30c (28-31) idle, dvd and internet stuff. temps only climb to 37ish when gaming on Wow, Starcraft, AvP (old one) :) AND runs the games in highest settings with no stutter or lag so far. But.....

2) When pushing chip to 4.2 with OCGenie, temps climb somewhat of course. Highest I let it get to was 47c then I reset proc speed back to 3.7 WILL NEED A BETTER CPU COOLER IF GONNA STAY AT 4.2 OR HIGHER. ***I did order and install 2 Cougar fans. a 140mm in 5.25 bays (sweet fit) and a 120mm in lower front. Both work great, push nice air to proc, quieter than Deepcools, and give soft red glow to front of case! Couldn't ask for more guys...:) But really...I don't mind, lol Just means it gives me an excuse to order new toys...lol.

3) But other than that issue....the freaking thing runs so smooth. All parts working well together. I love the MSI G-45 FM2+Mobo and the UEFI BIOS! lol, should've done this years ago..lol Zalman cooler is doing what i expect...quiet and cool but don't push the monkey! lol. All other parts are performing within setup as expected. ( Can't wait to have time to start tweaking it more :) Very happy with results so far. Thanks for all your comments!

Was time to upgrade. Use will be for moderate gaming, internet, movies, etc. General purpose. *First let me say, system complete but haven't fired it up yet. Will update when i do. Will upload better pic's too.

1) For AMD fan...Case is very nice inside and out! Beautiful case, pics don't do it justice really. Plenty of room! 2) The Zalman 8900 is the perfect size and has excellent looks! Installs easy too, no Mem clearance problems whatsoever 3) MSI G45 MB is beautifully designed! let's hope i have no issues with it. will update info. 4) AMD Radeon DDR3 2400 looks good and wanted 2400 to add some "kick" when gaming. 5) The low profile 120x120x20 Deepcools installed easily and on next build will include more of them. 6) AMD Radeon 240Gb SSD installed easily with adapter to the 3.5" bay as did the Seagate HDD. Will add 2 more later. 7) Rosewill 450w Mod gold PSU looks good and installed easily. For what I'm running, plenty of headroom.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 4 points

apu's are still overpriced, but good build +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Wait...AMD SSDs and RAMs? So how is it? Any gaming benchmarks or other PC usage experiences? How about the CPU cooler? What temps are you getting?

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

SO MANY QUESTIONS, SO LITTLE ANSWERS!

  • 65 months ago
  • 7 points

I just realize how I might sound like your wife repeatedly asking you questions after you came home late...my bad :( Let me rewrite my sentence.

WHEN ARE YOU GONNA COMPLETE THE BUILD?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL Build 99.9% done. Still adding and changing fans around in case to smooth out the airflow some. Initial fireup was sweet and NO problems. No tests on it yet, (work alot bro), but 8750k is 4.2 steady, staying around 46-54 so far. But system as a whole in spot on! MSI MB is awesome too. BIOS is a trip, love it. All in all so far....I hit a homerun! I gotta log and go to bed now...lol work comes early...laters

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

We have very different timezones...well good luck with your build!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

They have been making ram for while but the ssd is new.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep your pants on dude! I work for a living, lol Have'nt had time to even play on it good yet....but time off coming soon :) I will tell you this....Running Proc running 4.2 and temps are low and steady! I'll shoot numbers back laters dude. No bench tests on SSD or Mem yet, but system is flowing like falling water! With no hiccups :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry...i thought you were on your free time since I posted last Sunday in my timezone if I'm not mistaken. Well I'm schooling with lots of projects to do so I can understand :) Well good for you and your simple PC! It's Saturday here now BTW.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Does someone here like AMD?

lol

Nice build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Got me! I confess...lol

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

The AMD is strong in this one. Nice build, +1.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanx. Can't wait til I start tweaking it ..... just a little bit lol

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

That is not low cost. But still awesome. +1 m8

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking the same thing lol. Built my previous 4770k/HD 7970 build from Micro Center for $888 ;) expensive compared to that lol. Ofc that was almost a year ago :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build m8 +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No offence but i think i could have doe better for the price that you spent.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

**** comment.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Like i said i am not trying to offend him, and is a comment that gets said pretty frequently on here, but at $850 he could have gotten something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/the_masater_jt/saved/T6FYcf Which would perform a lot better. It isn't that he did anything wrong its just i think he could have done better, it simply just my opinion.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey....it's all cool. I agree, I coulda' done little better. But I can bargain basement shop this system to death...change this and that...save pennies..but it all came down to a responsible amount of hard earned cash, my prefs (AMD) and what I felt COMFORTABLE paying and playing with. hehe I think for an AMD fan...i did well...lol.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, im glad you took my comment that way i never wanted to be offencive i just was trying to give my opinion. Thanks for being a cool about it. +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah agree with ya bro, but i had the money and wasn't going to fret a few bucks. Still think performance to cost ratio is pretty cool tho.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

And a secret: I wanted NOCTUA fans soooooo bad. lol. But the Deepcool's work great..but next rig...hehehe

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to know what you are playing and what kind of performance you wind up getting with this build. Looks great, and love the AMD theme!

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

My man Thanx! I haven't even had time to sit with it and play some games. Honestly I don't do alot of the newer games...BUT with this rig...yeah, I'm thinking about it :) Will update asap on what I get a hold of. Performance is sweet. Snappy, quick....flies. I like it and that's what counts hehe

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude update on my system. Playing WOW on ultra with no stutter or lag, Plays Starcraft the same, and will be playing Asassins Creed soon. That's a big graphic game so I'll know what this can do then. Best info i can give far as games at this time. Sorry bro. System at idle...30c with load, 37-38ish at proc 3.7 Left pics and other info. Laters buddy!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, that's cool. Any info is good info that helps out the rest of us. I appreciate your getting back to us with this update!

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey np. Wish i had more time to play with it, but work is work. BUT, according to BIOS and MSI Command software... my 8750k idle at desktop is 29c and 84F. When light gaming with settings on high or ultra, cpu settings on 3.7 with 2400 turned down to 2133, cpu temps ease up to 42ish. After I shutdown game and back to desktop...Zalman fan brings temps down under 35c in about a minute. System fans and cpu fan all on auto. Which runs up and down depending on the temp settings. Mem voltage is rock solid. Did have one issue I haven't had time to play with yet. When I set 2400 Mem to correct speed and turn on amd amp profile it will hang windows. No problems really as I reset back to current settings and everything is perfect. Games and movies are perfect. No blue screens yet. I think i need to do a BIOS update and will soon. From a non techie this is best i can give you right now. Hope it helps somebody. Laters my friend

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you weren't talking about Unity, because I'll be damned if you managed to get that running on this rig. Still though, I am a fan. How's the SSD?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting idea of a low cost build, but you did pick premium parts over all. Only major misstep I saw was using the static bag to build off of, those actually are not static free (on the outside) and can shock parts. A good build and parts choice less windows 7, its time to move to windows 8 or in the lease get the windows 10 preview and pick it up when it comes out this summer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

You're right i ended up choosing the higher end "low cost" parts. But this computer was an AMD A chip THEME build, hence the Radeon memory, radeon SSD, etc. But yes I could have saved more if I were to have gotten into the basement so to speak. My original idea was to with FX series. LOL and static bag just happened to be there at the moment...lol. Normally I just lay it all out on the table! lol. But I have never used wrist ground strap or any kind of anti static whatever to put my systems together. Have NEVER lost a system to static charge. I just use common sense and dis charge (touch metal case)before handling parts. works for me. And dude...I know Everybody's going to win8 BUT, lol Win7 is good enough for what I need it for. So it is what it is bro. But good suggestions and I appreciate it! Thank you.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I have never lost a system to static discharge myself either, heck the only one I remember killing recently had way too much thermal past on it and I could not get the heat sync off and when I applied force the CPU came off with the heat sync and needless to say it was dead after that... :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

lol brutal! My first ABIT board way back when....walked across thick carpet....pulled it out of box...zap. lol Lesson learned. :) First and last time there...lol