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AMD FX-4300 Temp Running - 27C AMD FX-4300 Overclocked to 4.4GHz ASRock 970M PRO3 Motherboard Temp Running - 36C EVGA GeForce GT 730 Temp Running - 36C Kingston 120GB SSD Temp Running - 24C Seagate Barracuda Temp Running - 23C 2 Front LED Corsair Air Series Fans Max RPM - 4500RPM (these two fans are connected to a fan header spliter) Corsair H60 CPU Cooler and Corsair Air Series Max Fan RPM - 4029RPM (Both fans are connected into the same port)

I really like this computer, so far I haven't had any issues and it runs what i wanted it to, which was mainly to play a few games and to run Lightroom and Photoshop. Overall I like it quite a bit. I might get a string of lights to go around the inside of the case as its not a bright as I thought it would be with the 3 LED fans.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the build. If you don't use it much for gaming, which not everyone does, it looks awesome. I like how easily upgradable it is

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Water cooling on first build, decent cable management...respect.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't get why there is a water cooler in this build. I don't think it would need one at that spec and no OC. correct me if i'm wrong though.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems to be working well. Idle temp of 1.3C... You just have to make sure the water doesn't freeze.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't think 1.3 was the right temp either I have a corsair program for temps if there are any programs that might be better I'd love it cause I couldn't find a whole bunch that I liked.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I use hwmonitor, although amd reports temps as a thermal margin, which is basically how much hotter the cpu can get before throttling. Use amd overdrive to see your thermal margin.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i understand this is possibly a first build, but i feel like there could've been more potential here. no hate, but i don't think an H60 would be too appropriate for a non-overclocked computer, especially for an FX-4300. if it were up to me, i would've gone with an FM2+ board and foregone the AIO cooler in favor of, say, a GTX 950 or an R7 370.

there's definitely room for improvement, but for a first build (assuming it is) it's a good start.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

First time builder I suppose? ^ What kind of games do you play on it? I'd say there are a few things you could've done better here, starting from the cpu/motherboard combo. Did you want to leave a path open for an 8 core processor, or did you get what you thought would fit? In the first case, I'd have bumped up the motherboard to a 990FX chip to get the most out of it, otherwise you could've gone with the FM2+ platform if gaming was your main goal (and it would've cost less). I'd have to agree with the other guys that a corsair h60 is pretty overkill for what you've got, and besides you should first try to fill your budget increasing the performance you can get out of your pc. You can add a good cooler later if you need it, if you saved on it you could've got a fx-6300 at least, if you wanted more performance in multitasking. The video card is also a weird choice. I understand tight budgets, but sometimes it's worth to try and save up just a few bucks more to get something really better.

As a last thing I think you'll want to look into your temperatures, there's no way they are correct, unless the ambient temperature in your room is about 0°C. Remember that without some kind of special equipment, the temperature of components cannot go below ambient temperature.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

There is absolutely no chance the CPU was ever close to 1c.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

I had a FX 4130 and an H60 and it would idle around 5-8c but i would agree that 1c is a little low.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope, it did not idle at 5-8c. That is thermodynamicaly impossible. Even with water cooling, you cannot have temps below room temp. the temp sensors on FX CPUs do not read correctly in MANY softwares and are horrible inaccurate at idle. This was your issue.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

And if it was that cold, condensation will ruin everything.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

it was in the bios

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll for sure to look into the CPU Temperature I didn't think it was right either, but I have a Corsair program for temps and that's just what it said. The reason I had for picking the H60 cooler was mainly for the reason that I liked the look of how it looked in a lot of other people's builds a lot of people would say that's stupid, but I really didn't like the look of the regular CPU coolers. Overall I wasn't planning to even go over $600 so that's why I didn't upgrade anything after or switch anything since I already everything chosen and wanted to finish it before I went back to school I might upgrade down the road, but right now I can't and overall I like it especially for my first build.