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So I have a few regrets here (this being my first build).

Mainly used for gaming.

The way I gathered parts was to look on here at random parts for decent prices, and then look at the reviews. Later, I refined that by researching further, but not enough.

I should not have gotten an FX-6300, I regret that, but it works so it's ok. Overclocked to 4.6Ghz. Everything else is fine.

I started with a $500 budget, and built a $700 computer in the end. This is the upgraded computer which will be very different when I get a new CPU so I might as well call it complete. I used to have a R7 260x. Wasn't good enough so I upgraded to an r9 380. It works very well (50 fps on ultra settings, very small overclock right now)

After all upgrades the cost is around $1100 if I started with this. (Upgraded GPU, bought a few case fans, got a CPU water cooler for overclocking)

I love my motherboard, it looks awesome and the features are pretty great.

Ram is ram, it works.

The Water Cooler keeps my CPU under 50° at full load while overclocked.

Storage is normal.

I can't fit any more fans anywhere but it stays very cool now :)

Things for my next build: better research. I want to get a better CPU. (Intel perhaps, but let's see what AMD will come out with) Bigger budget. Water cooling for my GPU. (It gets hotter than I like, no room for overclocking) also it looks really fun. I was thinking building it into a desk. Those builds looks amazing. As it is I can't see inside my PC (hoping to move it later).

Yes big aspirations but I just loved building this so much I want to do more.

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Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

looks like a decent build

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Like The build

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! The FX-6300 isn't the best CPU (even for the price), but it won't perform horribly.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Love to see a fan of team red! +1

Just one thing.... That power supply is known for being unstable and not using super high quality components. AMD chips use a lot of power, and you're running overclocked, so I'd recommend upgrading that as soon as possible.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm running a CX600M with a FX8320 (see here) and doing just fine, and his 750 is a newer revision. Where did you get your info, if I might ask?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is Tiny_Voices when you need him? We need like a tiny_voices help beacon light like Batman has!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know that the 750 was a newer version, but I had a cx600m in my system, and it fried my motherboard. I have a special place in my heart for corsair cpus. If you need more official information, the Tom's Hardware PSU Tier List has it as a tier 4 psu, labeled as not for gaming or overclocking system.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Well there is the old one which comes in a white box and the 750 is green, this one comes in a black box with gold/yellow around the name, and the power supply itself is entirely black and white.

Those are the differences I know of I have no idea if they actually upgraded them internally but the colour difference should dictate it is in fact newer.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What about the Corshair 600M PSU? I have a very similar build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is another point for lack of research. The price was really good and its 80+ Bronze so I figured I would be ok.

But is it really that bad that you think it could fry my computer?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

A bad psu can kill motherboard. They are not at all supposed to if they are built with the proper quality and safety in their design, but this particular psu's components aren't exactly up to par. It is rare, but it has happened. A cx psu blew up my first rig, cpu and motherboard

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How long were you using it for? If it was a few years I would most likely be upgrading by then (since this started as a budget build I want to get better parts in around 2 years) but I just got the PSU and can't return it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

odds are, nothing will happen at all, but mine blew within 6 months

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I see no problems with this build, though some may question PSU.

Out of interest what is it that is letting you down with the system? You mention the CPU which at 4.6GHz should fly along....

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I know I should have done better with the PSU but I really liked the price. One step up would have been a $50 difference alone.

Mainly my initial lack of research was a let down, the parts perform really well and I like it but I think its just KNOWING I could have done better which is letting me down.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like you have the builder bug lol. What you/I/most on PCPP have is a desire for better. Don't let this get you down. You have a very decent build and good chip with that oc for a first build. Enjoy it for as long as you can!! With that oc you could get away with the next tier of gpu when needed to keep you at desired gaming settings for a good while.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad for your first build, you actually put some thought and effort into it, but my only thing I have to say is please, please manage those cables. Those fan power cables and the bit white zip tie in the middle of the tower are just making my OCD do backflips.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, yes. My OCD doesn't like that. Plus anytime you see a hand in a photo holding up wires to get a shot.....it can't be good.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yah, no kidding, but ya gotta give him some credit... it could have been worse

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure, I'd hate to see the first pc I built on here from 14 yrs ago.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and it was.... I wish I had a picture but before I did a few upgrades there was no cables routed through the back, it was just all over the place. cringe

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey its better than what it was like before the small upgrades. Absolutely no cable management, everything was just plugged in and done. The fan cables aren't really long enough to move anywhere unless I tape them, but I'll probably only do that when I get around to upgrading some of the fans (all the stock ones are a bit loud)

Edit: Looking back at the pic, I agree it looks pretty bad. Not really sure how to fix the mess on the bottom though, do you think just straightening out the wires would do it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Whenever i do a build, especially with a modular PSU, I take all the removable component cables and I attach them to a hanging jig I built that has a little bit of weight on the end via a pipe and I use that to just let the cables straighten themselves out as gravity would let them. Most PSU Modular cables come neatly bundled but it usually helps a lot to let all wires just hang and let physics do a lot of the work for you. Its a LOT easier to start a build with a lot of components and a lot of wires if the wires all allllll straight and smooth and kink-free.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually managed the cables. :) New pics added.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, you can actually see the components now! ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for it being a team RED build & for the GPU/Keyboard choices! Honestly this build is pretty similar to mine except I have an 8320 CPU. All in all a solid build and should do well gaming.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The only reason for the blue LED is that it came with the case. And the Graphics card is not the gaming version sadly so its not red but sales beat out colour scheme some times :/ oh well it works great!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Were the blue LED's an attempt to cool your Red hot AMD components?

Just kidding

Congrats on a first build, its good that you learnt but atleast your mistakes weren't all that bad and you still ended up with a pretty sweet computer. Aspirations are good, strive for great things :) +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It came with the case :P I like it though.

Thanks, it performs very well for my needs :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

just like what i was going to get before they announced pascal and with Polaris promising just as good

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

what is wrong with the fx 6300? no seriously I think you made the right choice for the graphics card

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's old and the fact that I could have done better. Yea it suits me and I will keep it (because I haven't actually had any problems) but I think it is just the lack of research and knowing I COULD have done better.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The cpu is old, sure, but for the price it's a great processor with great overclocking potential. More games are starting to like more cores, the 6300 will serve you well for a long time, especially when it's overclocked.

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

You could of got a different 1.... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jTxNLk