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The graphics card in this machine is a little overkill for the cpu, It does have a small bottleneck, which i'll be taking care of that as soon as possible. Also, There's an old cheap junk fan cooling my hard drive/ssd, which i plan to find a better solution to that as well, but it works for the time being. Cable management is like a dream in this system, compared my past experiences with sharp edges and very ineffective cables loosly flying about..

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  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

im sorry but that cpu`s gonna bottleneck the graphic card. you have to overclock it to 4.5 for decen performance. you should have gotten a i5 and a gtx 760

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

This.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

These chips will never hit 4.5 Ghz on air, or even water unless you have a high end custom loop that enables you to run 1.6V+. I have one, mine can only do 4 Ghz with 1.536V and 1.55V is the max you can safely give it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, these cpus cant oc that much without everything becoming unstable. I injured my system at just about 3.8ghz.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is currently running at 3.8 Ghz with 1.488V because I got a exceptionally poor clocker. The vast majority of them can do 3.8 Ghz with 1.4V or less.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't really experienced anything acting Slow or unresponsive with this setup, and to be honest, even at stock 3.4ghz everything is still smooth as butter. I'm sure with a more expensive cpu, I'd have better benchmarks, but as far as gaming and real world performance, I haven't seen a single problem yet.

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

nice. whyd you go with onestick of ram? also, how do you like that cpu? what kinda games are you running. that's the processor I wanna get'

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, the Memory came bundled with the motherboard, so I haven't really had the need.In the end, i'll most likely put about 32 in and max it out and get an AMD FX-8350 for the cpu, as my budget expands for the project. The 965 runs everything extremely well,but with the current price tag, you'd most likely be better off spending a little more and getting an FX 6200 or 6350. I've had it overclocked to 4.3Ghz when i had an AMD 7650 chip in it, I don't really know how to OC it to 4.0 from bios,I always used the catalyst to overclock. so, if i could get some help with that... anybody know what i need to do?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Learn how to overclock in the bios as that is safer, I can't help you because my board's bios is different than yours. But you want to get the CPU to at least 3.8 Ghz and the CPU-NB to at least 2600 Mhz and then your bottleneck should be much less. However to completely remove the bottleneck you will need around 4 Ghz or more and the CPU-NB at 2800 Mhz or more. Do note however that most chips can't get more than 2600 Mhz on the CPU-NB.

EDIT: I would never push past 3.8 Ghz on your board as it's mosfets don't have heatsinks.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the helpful Advice! After reading this i did some google research, and didn't come up with much that i could understand, This Overclocking business makes me feel like a complete idiot, and maybe I am, but after looking at all the technobabble and prime95 stuff I just kinda gave up on reading and started playing around with my bios settings. In the bios, they have CPU OC mode, and manual mode. When i switched to oc mode, it gave me a bunch of options at 5% increments. I went up to 20%, which is sitting at 4.08Ghz, or 4080mhz. It seems fairly stable,and my temp is sitting at 39c and so far hasn't gone above 44c. I hope this works out for the better, but as it stands, i have no clue what settings the bios changed for me other than that.. Wish me Luck!! :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

bios oc utilities usually fail... Have you ran anything intensive yet? The most time consuming part of overclocking is stress testing with Prime 95.

Here's the guide I used to overclock mine. Skip the HTT, or FSB step though. That is unnecessary and for more advanced overclockers. I recommend sticking to multiplier only.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The memory came with the motherboard as a free gift/promotion, so i haven't had a need to upgrade yet. I've played Crysis 2, Bioshock Infinite, Diablo 3,Black Ops II,Metro: 2033 & Metro:Last Light, when Steam had their summer sale, I got some really great deals, and was watching them like a Hawk ;)

As for the CPU, if you're thinking about getting a Phenom II 965, you may as well get something far better, A FX-6300 or even an 8320 would be a better investment.At the time I got the 965, it was $99.00, and possibly the best deal. price/performance I would say go with the 8320 with 8 cores. It's really going to perform better and have better compatibility with modern/future software and hardware.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I was debating between the 965 and the 6300, and even a 8320 often in my budget build, why did you choose to go with the 965? Right now it seems like it would choke the 770.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

My original plan was to upgrade an old pc's existing Phenom II x4 945, but then i decided I needed to get a motherboard that supports SATA III for an SSD, so... you get the picture. Unfortunately for me, the first purchase wasn't a very wise one, but nonetheless, it works for now. Looking back at it, I wish i had gone for something more up to date, but i didnt think it would be compatible with my old motherboard, and at the time, the 8320 wasn't an affordable option.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, I ended up choosing the 6300.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the SSD, GPU and Cooler. I think the CPU problem has already been pointed out lol. Why not dual channel ram? And how are you finding the case? Nice build! :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

The memory I have was included with the motherboard, so i got the 8gb chip for free. I plan to max it out whenever possible. I haven't really run into any problems with it.In fact, i've been using some of the memory as a RAM drive. There have been a few times where i really felt 16gb would come in handy, but they are far and few in between, so for now, this works. The case is Amazing. It's the first thing i see when i wake up, and i haven't had any issues with space, or things not fitting. It's Made from a German company, which seems to be fairly Good quality material/craftsmanship.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you purchase that video card from? it's out of stock everywhere ive looked for the past 2+ weeks

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the case come with led fans?

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan to get an 8350 as soon as possible.you saying i wont have to buy another one is what i originally thought 20 years ago, when i had my first 486dx haha, but with time, all things progress, and in the case of personal computers, it's a good thing they do :)

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