Description

This pc was made for gaming with nothing other in mind. Some part selection were maybe not financially sound but I wanted to have a system that worked great and looked good. I can say that this system achieves this for me. My initial budget was 1200$. I went with a classic Black and Red colour scheme.

For the parts:

CPU: I wanted a decent cpu that wouldn't set me way back on my budget. I wanted 4 cores and the fx-6300 gave me that for a good price and good overclocking capability (I still didn't overclock to is full potential and there is plenty of room for that.) In retrospect I might have went with an i5 4690K, investing a little more and maybe cutting elsewhere in the build (mainly the cpu cooler).

CPU Cooler: This is were I went overboard. I don't regret getting the H105, it works amazing, maybe to much as you can see my temps are real low and it almost looks like a error, but I had to redo this build I wouldn't buy it again and would invest in a better cpu like I said. Still, it works greats, looks good, cools my pc really well and keeps everything quiet.

Motherboard: Nothing much to say here; wanted to match my build and it had good reviews. The BIOS is user friendly and onboard audio is good. Only complaint is that the fan control is pretty limited. From what I have seen ASUS offers better fan control and is what I would go for next time around.

Memory: No complaint. Works great and looks good in my system.

Storage: I went with a ssd booth drive and a hhd storage drive. SSD works great; power button to login in little less then 20 sec, which seems pretty good to me. HHD allowed me to install my full steam library and my other games and it still seems empty. Could of went with a 1TB drive but the price per GB is way better on this 3TB drive, also, games booth pretty quickly.

Video Card: This is were the magic happens, and also were the money goes. I wasn't sure if I was gonna change my 1080p monitor for a 1440p monitor when I did this build and this is why I got this card. I can crank any game at max settings and the GTX 970 runs it flawlessly. It might seems a waste if I don't change my monitor, but either way this card will last me a while. it runs pretty cool, as the fans don't even turn on (might be explained by the fact that the Pc almost runs cooler than a fridge and acts like a AC unit in my room).

Case: Case looks great and is easy to work in. Only problems was that the H105 didn't fit with the fans on the top. I had to do a little modding to make it fit (pictures were taken before the modding, I will try and get some from after). I removed the drive cages and place the radiator on the front with a push-pull configuration and replaced one of the cages closer to the PSU.

PSU: Good buy for me here. Silent, cool, fully modular and the sleeving is actually fully sleeved, not cut off just before the pin showing a rainbow of wires.

This was a great experience for me, and honestly, looking up for parts and building this pc is almost if not more fun than actually playing on it. Can't wait to build my next pc!

EDIT: Got an decent overclock of 4.5 with a 49 degrees during prime 95 stress test and 21 at idle.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

a thicker rad like that on the h105 will allow for better heat dissipation over a larger area for better cooling, especially on that 6 core 6300. i would recommend sticking with it. especially with that as5.

nice overall build broski.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that aio is way overkill, unless of course you are going to push that little chip to the max!!!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's something I'm planing do to for sure!!! Can't leave all that cooling go to waste!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah AMD temperature readings when under really good cooling or at idle are notoriously incorrect. I've heard that they're not really correct until the 35* range or so. I guess since it's so cool it doesn't matter, but still weird.

Push that thing though! FX chips are sick OCers with good cooling! 5 Ghz could make those intel chips a little nervous! (inb4 you're an AMD fanboiiii as I'm a 4690k owner)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You say that, but your two builds are FX CPU based.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol the 2 boxes that said 970 confused me until I realised it was an AMD build

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah know that I read it, I see with its confusing! But yeah I'm aware of it hahaha I got what I wanted and then some for a low price

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