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I rebuilt my old gaming pc into a new case for my wife after I upgraded. This thing will still tear through 1080p gaming at high frame rates and reasonable graphical settings. Using the stock cpu cooler and keeping all the clocks at stock so the 750w power supply isn't really taxed. The 500 series gpus can start to really get power hungry when you overlock them though.

If I were to do anything more to this build I would probably add an aftermarket air cooler and a bigger power supply, then crank the clocks up as high as they'd go and run it 'til the wheels fall off.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Your wife will be able to watch YouTube and check e-mail at breakneck speeds! LOLz

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

and play modded skyrim and dragon age: inquisition. Probably fallout 4 when it comes out too. Her monitor is pretty awful though so that's the next upgrade. Its still 1440x900 ha ha.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

dude, honestly, you should OC that CPU with an aftermarket cooler, it'd just make things that much better, plus you can get a good cooler for pretty cheap nowadays. :P

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

oh hell yeah, if you can, why not do it right? I spent 20 dollars on some aftermarket cooler from amazon that had good reviews (Arctic Freezer A11) just hoping it'd get to at least 4ghz from 3.4 with at least half decent temps (around 25-30c) at idle. This thing OC'd to 4.1 sits at 20-30c at mild usage, that being internet usage and youtube and whatnot, and at load, while gaming, i've never seen it peak above 50c

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I do actually have a still functioning corsair H100 (the original one.) that had me around 4.5ghz in my old build, problem is that its pretty noisy and my wife prefers it more silent. One of these days I might randomly drop in a decent air cooler and OC it when she's not looking though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it the rad that's noisy? or the fan you used on it, I assume its the rad.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the pump is pretty noisy, I have some corsair SP fans on it but they're not the quiet version, and the 2500k does get a little toasty at 4.5ghz so its running pretty hard.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build Do you have any acutal clue what the real cost to build was?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it's basically the cannibalized remnants of my old build, which probably ran me around 2k at the time of build some 4 or 5 odd years ago. Just added a new case, new hard drive and wireless network adapter, took out the old Corsair H100 I had in it, dropped all the clocks to stock and it was good to go.

Originally I had a creative soundblaster card in there, a 120gb ssd and a really old 500gb hard drive. I took the H100 out because it was a bit noisy and my wife did not like the sound, and she's fine with stock frequency on the cpu.

EDIT: Doing some head math I have no idea where I come up with that 2k figure, except that I seem to remember a receipt for something like 2300 bucks for the build.

Just ballparking here, but I think it was something like:

CPU: 200 GPU: 350 (got the second one a few years later on ebay for much cheaper) RAM: 100 PSU: 100 SSD: 150 OS: 130 (windows 7 pro I think, oem version) Sound Card: 120 Monitor: 200 H100: 100

All that comes up to like 1450, so I have no idea where I'm getting the other 900 or so dollars from. Man I wonder if I have the old receipts... you're making me dig for this one! haha

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry about that. Built my computer on here and it's kinda depressing how much cheaper it's on this site compared to how much i actually paid