Description

Well like the title says. I built this PC when I was a senior in high school. I use it mainly for gaming and some video editing. It has performed really well for me up to this point. I recently upgraded my case, motherboard, and CPU cooler. I previously had a Gigabyte 78LMT Micro ATX board, and to be completely honest I kinda hated it. I felt like it was holding my system back and didn't allow my RAM to maximize its potential because it only allowed it to run at 1066Mhz when I had 1600Mhz RAM. This one is loads better. Since the ASUS is a bigger board, I had to get a bigger case. I also picked up a Hyper 212 EVO because... well... you guys know.

PART OPINIONS

CPU-AMD FX 6300 Great processor, we all know this thing is a work horse for a great price. I bent my pins when I was removing the stock cooler but I was able to straighten them out and it functions perfectly! If I would've ruined this, I would've cried, ignored my computer for a few weeks and bought an 8320.

CPU COOLER- CM Hyper 212 EVO This thing is MASSIVE compared to the stock cooler that came with the 6300. It looked so small in pictures but when I actually got it, I was extremely surprised as to how big it was. (That's what she said). But I gets the job done and then some. Keeps my CPU ice cold and thats all I need it to do.

MOBO- ASUS M5A97 R2.0 I haven't had this board for that long but I already like it way better than my previous board. The BIOS is so easy and its great for controlling all my stuff. I am currently having an issue where my case fans won't spin on start up. I have to unplug them and plug them back in. If anybody has a fix for this, that would be great!

RAM is RAM HDD is HDD

VIDEO CARD- EVGA GTX 760 SC (NEXT TO BE UPGRADED) This is still a great card even though its now a dinosaur. I can still run all of my games on high settings. I plan on upgrading to a 960 4GB or maybe a r9 380... I'm not sure yet.

CASE- CORSAIR SPEC-01 RED This case is awesome looking. It was kinda hard to fit some of my connections in the right places because it gets kinda cramped by the top of the mobo where all the fan plugs are. It also JUST BARELY fits the hyper 212. The cable management is so-so. I did my best, after a while I just got fed up and left it.

PSU- ANTEC HCG 520W It does what I need it to. Its semi modular and I plan on going full modular in the future but this PSU has been great for me. I have no complaints.

But anyway thats my stuff. Let me know what you think!

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Good looking build, only one mistake. The Hyper Evo 212 is turned wrong, you normally want it blowing out the back of the case where you have it blowing on the GPU right now. All and all good looking build.

Do you plan on OCing the FX6300?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ajpinton is right you blow the hot air on your gpu ;) You should re-install it again.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yes I plan on overclocking and I tried setting it to where it would blow out the back but it wont fit vertically...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Change your ram slots (use slot 2 and 4) and turn the Hyper evo 212 to the side. The hot air needs to get out of your pc case (blow the hot air of your cpu cooler out with the help of your 120mm case fan.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

This is still a great card even though its now a dinosaur.

I still have a HIS X1650 Turbo IceQ running in my grandpa's build getting 60FPS in CS:GO at the lowest settings in-game and on the drivers. Now that's a true dinosaur. (Around a 11-12 year old card)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahaha touche +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get an R9 380, i had recently done some contemplating on which to get and the 380 comes out on top the 960

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would also say go for the r9 380 because you already own a amd cpu ;)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually that would make things worse in many ways. Nvidia's DirectX implementation scales much betteron vishera CPU's than AMD"s implementation.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the choice of your components!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was on forums for weeks before I started buying parts and right before I bought I would make sure they were still relevant haha

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

welcome!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would not advise bothering to upgrade from the GTX760 to a current gen ~$200 card. Not enough improvement to bother. If you do decide to upgrade, stick with nvidia GPUs for vishera CPU's, you'll get better performance in compute intensive and poorly threaded games (the bane of vishera builds) running GeForce drivers and their superior DirectX 9-11 optimizations.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So should I opt for a 390 or 970 if I plan to upgrade?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do decide to upgrade, stick with nvidia GPUs for vishera CPU's, you'll get better performance in compute intensive and poorly threaded games (the bane of vishera builds) running GeForce drivers and their superior DirectX 9-11 optimizations.

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