Description

Used mostly for gaming, but i also watch movies and listen to music on it. Was a MAJOR upgrade from my trusty old Socket 775 c2q 9300@2.5ghz. That machine was a sleeper for sure, and games quite well, but her time has come and gone.

I am hoping that this machine will last me as long as the old one did (8 years nearly). I am sure i will upgrade the cpu/gpu and ram before it is said and done, but the computer itself should be able to keep up for a long time to come.

So far i am getting solid FPS in all of my games at very high and even ultra settings, mostly 60, and sometimes dipping as low as 45-50.

The pics are from before i added the h60, and cleaned up some wires. It is very difficult to hide the mass of wires from a cx750, non modular power supply in such a small case.

Some parts were taken from my old machine. The PSU, the 3 and 2tb HDD's, the mouse, the monitor, the speakers and the SSD. The 4tb Hybrid drive was a purchase from a friend for 50 bucks. All told my actual final cost of this build was just under 800 bucks. Not too shabby for the performance i am getting for sure, and i have plenty of space for all my games and music and stuff. Overall i am very satisfied with this build and i look forward to upgrading it in the future.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you need all the storage?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

well, for starters i have well over 3tb of games between steam origin and my roms/emulators..... i also have almost 2 tb of music and karaoke (i host a karaoke show) and the rest is for whatever i need it for lol.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

everyone is different though

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you, I would definitely change that PSU. It is not a quality unit. The CX is only good for low-end systems. However, you have an overclockable CPU and a R9 380X, it is not good that lower quality unit "feeds" these components with energy.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I plan on that being my next purchase. I kept the PSU i used on my old machine to save a few bucks.

  • 46 months ago
  • -1 points

The CX is only good for low-end systems.

Soooo you wanna give me some proof for that claim?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Just Google for some professional reviews if you don't believe me. What is more, there is a ton of PSUs in that price range that has much better quality.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Just Google for some professional reviews if you don't believe me.

I asked for proof against your claim "it is only good for low end systems." No low end system needs 750w. When Corsair when to CWT, they didn't say "hey give me a power supply that can be shoved in an office PC. oh but make it all the way up to 850 cause those hardcore secretaries might have dual 980ti's"

jonnyGURU's review of the 750: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=416

Not a bad unit, but there are flaws. Some of these only pertained to this specific unit. Not every unit is going to have a broken PCB, or pretty meh soldering.

As you can see the lowest score came from the value section. The biggest problem with this unit.

What is more, there is a ton of PSUs in that price range that has much better quality.

I agree with this 100%. My problem was with your statement.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant that CX series PSUs are good for low-end systems, for example, a CX 430. I didn't say that exactly CX 750 is good for low-end systems. Buying a CX 750 for low-end rig would be amazingly stupid. However, OP has an overclockable CPU and an AMD GPU. For short period of time this CX 750 will do his job. But using that system with CX 750 for a longer period of time and even with higher CPU clock speeds is a bad idea. Also, another review that claims that ther is no reason to buy a CX 750: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/01/21/corsair_cx750_750w_power_supply_review/9#.VuiAkqeLS70. So, if you have a low-end system, CX 430 is good choice and wil do his job just fine. However, buying CX 750 is just not worth it at all because this PSU is a bad quality unit considering how much it costs.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the response I was expecting, but the response I like to see.

I didn't say that exactly CX 750 is good for low-end systems.

"The CX is only good for low-end systems."

AMD GPU

What's that supposed to mean? It has a rated TDP of 190w.

lso, another review that claims that ther is no reason to buy a CX

The infamous hardocp CX review. I do agree there is no reason to buy a CX, not because of quality, but because of price.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

It's rated for 30 degrees and it has some low-end capacitors. Even Corsair says so on their site.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's rated for 30 degrees

It's rated to output full power at 30C, which is 86F. If your room is that hot, then you need to get your house checked. It also has a 100,000 hr MTBF. The same as their higher units which are rated for full output at 50C. If you are going over 30C, then just take off about 100w.

it has some low-end capacitors

It's a mix of Nippon Chemi-Con's, Teapo's, and Capxon's. Definately not the best, but not only going to last 1year caps. The fan will conk out before these do.

Even Corsair says so on their site.

Read through this

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you say an XFX card is bad?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like you've had a pretty bad experience with them, although many people are quite happy with them. But of course, there are similar stories for other brands.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You see the same reports for any "brand" truth be told it comes to preference. Me personally my xfx black edition radeon hd 6850 lasted me 6 years and is still going strong in a friends computer. I really like xfx's products, as i have always had mostly good luck with them and i really like the way they look.

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