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Fairly Xhilarating

by mintycosmo

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 21, 2015

Date Built

Sept. 22, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.15 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

43.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

79.0° C

Description

Disclaimer: Also since some people will only look at the total cost, WITHOUT peripherals the computer itself was $816.26.

I primarily use my computer for world of warcraft, light photo-editing, and create custom roms with android kitchen.

AMD fx-6300 overclocked to 4.3GHZ. ran prime95 for 7 hours, under 100% load I fluctuate between 45-48c temps. While running idle around 35-38c.

GPU overlock:power limit +15, core clock 1150 (mhz), memory clock 1500 (mhz). Bench marked with heaven, runs stable (no fragments, screen tearing etc), while under load my temp hovers between 79-81, @idle 43c.

Lot of regret with this build. It was my second one

Part Reviews

CPU

The FX-6300 is a decent upgrade to an AMD computer. It overclocks very nicely, currently mine is overclocked to 4.3 and runs SEEMINGLY STABLE. I stress tested with prime-95 for almost 8 hours, no errors etc, good temps.

Once I get my 24 hour stress test in I can be certain that it is 100 percent stable and I'll update my results.

I know people have Overclocked as high as 5.00ghz with the 6300, once my custom liquid cooling is in place I'll try to push for said overclock.

Storage

At it's current price, decent but far from the best. You're better off with a samsung ssd 850 evo or a sandisk extreme pro.

The transfer rates seem a bit lower than advertised. If you're tight on money though you won't be disappointed, especially if you're upgrading from an HDD.

One thing to note if you're a new SSD owner when you purchase this. Run only you're operating system and maybe 1 or 2 games that might benefit from it... like world of warcraft (you will see a difference in performance for a game like this). IF you're uncertain of what games might run better with an SSD, google it.

SSDs will not give you an increase otherwise, in-game wise, providing only a faster load speed to get in game. So keep your HDD for most games, media files, etc.

Video Card

One of the best mid-range budget cards you can buy on the market. Though I'm certain you can buy the 280x for a little bit more and get even more bang for the buck, which is what I recommend.

overclocking wise, it's okay. i got my core clock up to 1150, my memory clock to 1500 with power setting at +15. With stock that's all I could manage running at safe temps. The voltage seems impossible to unlock though. I could be wrong but from what others have been saying I'm 90% certain you cannot unlock voltages.

I will add custom liquid cooling and see how much higher I can go, in the near future.

Mouse

This thing will change your life... literally. Well if you're a gamer that is. Great responsiveness and different grip styles to fit what could be the best for your hand size.

The extra buttons will move you away from your keyboard and most definitely increase your skills by ten fold if you play games like WoW, LoL etc..

Sensitivity max through razer synapse is a whopping 5600, while accelaration maxes out at 10, polling rate goes up to 1000. I'm one of those guys who likes to crank everything up. .^

If you're a gamer and buy this it will not disappoint. I heard of some bricked razer nagas but I guess I was lucky because I've had my 2013 edition and it's still running strong and I now have the 2014 edition and no issues whatsoever. Keep clean, maintain and it will last for some time... unless you get a faulty one. In that case suck it up, get an RMA, and game on.

Comments Sorted by:

Stupidmouth 2 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

Why begin with mediocre parts and plan to upgrade to mediocre parts again? You said money isn't really an issue, but you like to save whenever possible-I think you'd save more if you just buy good parts to begin with and not have to upgrade every year or two. Just my two cents!

mintycosmo submitter 2 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

I wouldn't call the 8350 a mediocre processor, nor would i call the 6350 a mediocre processor. And it's not a 100 percent guarantee that I will even upgrade to an 8350. I might wait. I don't use any applications that would warrant me using a higher end processor on the intel side. I don't use any applications that would stress my cpu to 100 percent.

And i highly doubt I'll upgrade to a 280x, i'll probably upgrade to something better.

The only guarantee is me upgrading my cooling which will allow me to overclock higher.

SlimAKATheSlim 2 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

Try to invest in a triple monitor stand, seeing as you lack desk real estate going with a stand that clamps at the back gives more room as it eliminates each monitor's stands as well as provide better viewing angle for your side screens

mintycosmo submitter 2 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

Ty, slim. I agree. it's bugging me.

I ordered the VIVO stand model STAND-V003F.

mintycosmo submitter 2 Builds 0 points 44 months ago

without the peripherals the machine, based off of this price list would cost 816.25.

Merely the two parts you mention would cost 519 dollars.

PrezSJ -4 points 44 months ago

umm for 1100 you could have had an i5-4460 and gtx 970 haha

SwillDaPro 1 Build 5 points 44 months ago

Thats without the peripherals. He has a keyboard, a mouse, OS, headset, and THREE monitors listed.

TwoScoopsOfPig 1 Build 2 points 44 months ago

Nice expensive peripherals, at that :) He's pretty set up unlike some of those builds where the computer is included in the cost and nothing else was accounted for.

mintycosmo submitter 2 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

I love my peripherals :D

Thank you for the compliment sir. :)

maggotshero 10 Builds 3 points 44 months ago

I don't think you read the description.

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