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by ReedMaltony

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Date Published

Dec. 28, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 26, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

18.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

25.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.97GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.11GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

Description

I use this PC for online browsing, school work using things like word and powerpoint. I also am planing on using this for gaming just have not made it that far yet. Building was pretty straight forward, however I ran into some trouble with installing the CPU cooler. For the cooler to work with this mother board, first i had to remove the factory mounting brackets on the mother board leaving only the backing plate. Next, i had to put washers in between the backing plate and the back of the motherboard (washers were included with aftermarket CPU cooler). without the washers in place, the backing plate would be loose after installation of the standoffs for the CPU cooler. However, if you use the original CPU cooler that came with this CPU, no extra steps should be needed. For this particular case, when installing the radiator part of this CPU cooler (Kraken x61), the fans will have to be mounted in the very front of the case followed by the radiator behind it. if not, the radiator would hit the connections for the power button, usb ports, and audio jacks which are located at the top of the case.

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WirelessCables 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

I feel like you overpaid for your performance. A 1050Ti, and an Octa-core FX with a Kraken X61? 16GB of RAM, and 'just for schoolwork'? I hope you play some games. =D

Still, if you would have moved your budget around, you could have gotten a 1060 3GB or RX 480 at least, with a good air cooler.

Whatever, nice build! Nice S340 Elite. ;-)

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 4 points 3 months ago

Even a 470 would've been better for 5 bucks more, it walks the 1050ti

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Yeah.... Any 470 would crush the 1050Ti.

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

oh deffinently will be playing games just have not got that far yet ha, built it 2 days ago! a huge improvement over my dell laptop!

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Ok good! =D

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

yup haha!

Cam84 2 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Not bad for mid range gaming 1080p, plus that fx chip is good for school work and 100 tabs with music going :)

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

awesome good to know!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Ahh come on with some more pictures of this beauty.

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

thanks! will do!

wrjohnson2000 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Very nice build! Especially for a first build, more picture please!

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

thanks! appreciate it! will do!

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romen100713 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Nice first build! Looks awesome! +1

Would highly recommend reading up on overclocking the CPU for optimal performance. I believe overclocking will increase CPU performance as well as CPU performance and will definitely help when it comes to CPU intensive situations.

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

sweet, i will look into it!

jipster69 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

First Build

  • 1** : Great build name! Hardly ever see it.

  • 2nd : MOAR PICTURES! PLZ!?

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

thanks appreciate it, and will do!

FACUNDO 12 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I've got an AMD 5150 + 4 GB RAM build for schoolwork ._.

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

ive been using a dell laptop for the past 4 years, so i know how you feel ha. word took like 1min to open

doncandraa 1 point 2 months ago

i dunno why, but I love it!

ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

thanks i appreciate it!

louij2 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

Whats your airflow direction?

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ReedMaltony submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

thanks!

jipster69 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Good build m9

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