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$600 AMD gaming build

by chrisrusty99

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24 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 9, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

874 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.2 GHz

Description

Gaming computer with AMD CPU built back in August 2014. The build process went very smoothly - booted up on first try!

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arkansmay 2 points 49 months ago

Love it! Really close to mine in specs and price. My parts are in the mail so it's yet un-built but I'm excited. That FX-6300 and R9 GPU is sure a large leaping upgrade for some of us.

chrisrusty99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thanks, yup, coming from a $400 laptop it was a huge upgrade for me.

Eschaton 6 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

Great build!

chrisrusty99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thanks

gbch 10 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

Nice! Any thoughts about overclocking? I can highly recommend the Cooler Master Hyper TX-3, it's a little brother to the oft-recommended EVO 212 and I was able to overclock my FX-6300 to 4.45 GHz with that alone, never got above 65C.

epicnerdgreg 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

wait wait wait you got the 4.45ghz with the tx-3? I use the evo 212 and im scared to pass 3.8ghz ;-;

brb overclocking computer

gbch 10 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

Yup. Heat was never an issue, even at the max voltage I was willing to add, I never breached 65C, though I couldn't get anything stable over 4.5 GHz no matter what I did. I just moved that build from ATX to micro atx and in a smaller case with water cooling with a similar OC, temps are the same. Don't sleep on the TX-3!

beepic117 1 point 49 months ago

Is the CPU at a lower speed most of the time, or not? I have an 8320E, and I thought I was at 4.7 on a 212 evo with just the stock fan, but it turned out that I had to turn on HPC in the BIOS to get it at full speed all the time. I had to go down to like 4.3. Now I'm at 4.67 with push/pull non-stock fans. You might want to see if that's what was getting you good temps.

gbch 10 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

65C was during Prime95 stress testing. Idling was in the 20s. I just got to 4.7 this evening with my new water cooler & mobo: 200Mhz x23.5 @ 1.41V, 65C max. I'm 2 hours into the stress test, so far so good!

beepic117 1 point 49 months ago

If you look at CPU-Z, does it display the speed at a low speed (mine was about 1.4 or 2.6) most of the time? Mine did, so I had to change some settings and back off on my OC.

Kerian 2 points 49 months ago

I wouldn't OC on that board. I own the exact same board, and while it has some very high quality components, the VRM's aren't cooled. It throttles my stock speed FX8350 back all the time, so I doubt it could handle an OC'd FX6300 (I even put in an extra fan just to cool the VRMS)

gbch 10 Builds 1 point 49 months ago
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chrisrusty99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thanks, and yeah I haven't bothered trying to overclock the CPU since the MB is known for not being great for it like some people here mentioned.

bloodroses75 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Guessing the memory and hard drive where from a previous build? Price is not listed (probably accounts to the $80 variation).

Looks to be a pretty good budget build machine. +1 overall.

chrisrusty99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thanks. I did buy the hard drive and memory as well - not sure why prices aren't listed. When I bought them on Amazon in August 2014, the drive was $50 and the memory was $80.

Corbindalllas 1 point 47 months ago

how are the Graphics on 1080p?

frequx 1 point 45 months ago

May i know how much fps do u get in games like LoL/CS GO?

MeteorWraith -5 points 49 months ago

+1 but the PSU is kind of iffy!

brok249 6 points 49 months ago

XFX is actually a pretty reputable brand.

Griesyburger 5 points 49 months ago

It's 80+ Bronze. He's fine

Obnoxious 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

The XFX PSU is solid, it's one of the best you can buy. SeaSonic manufacturer the best power supplies in the business, and the OEM of XFX PSU's are SeaSonic; hence why they come with a 5 year warranty.

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MeteorWraith 2 points 49 months ago

Really?!

Vitacomp 1 point 49 months ago

I think they're made by SeaSonic.

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chrisrusty99 submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thanks