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Family Home PC

by chinamanch



Date Published

Feb. 20, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 6, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

985 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C


Family PC for everyday use. gaming, movies and surfing the net. most parts are inherited from my previous rig surplus stuff lying in my parts bin.

This used to be my main rig but when I decided to move to M-ITX setup I decided to build this one as a common PC for the family. My FX6300 has been faithful to me for the past 3 years and I was able to play most current titles of games to date at high to ultra settings, played countless hours of DOOM here :v

Most of the parts I already have with me like Harddrive, MOBO +CPU, memories, casing, PSU, keyboards+mouse, and GPU so I didn't have to spend money on this build only time patience and effort.

This setup was overclocked to 4.4 Ghz when I have a Swiftech H220 AIO in this setup but when the pump borked out on me I replaced it with my spare Silverstone NT06-E CPU Cooler and brought down to clock to stock speed since the climate in the Philippines is always warm and humid it will remain air cooled for now until my pump gets fixed.

The GPU is my trusty R7-370 recently upgraded to an RX-470 but decided the 470 will go to my personal rig :) RAM was not a problem here x2 4gb sticks of Micron 1600 DDR3 and x2 4gb sticks of HYNIX 1600 DDR3 = a whopping 16Gb total though I was doubtful they will not work together.....surprise !!! they worked no BSOD no hangups or system froze, though I'm getting hardware errors in Prime95.

Hardrives are x1 3.5 1Terra Seagate Baracuda and x1 3.5 1 Terra Western digital Green and a 2.5 500 GB Western digital boot drive. the terra drives are for games, movie and music storage.

The casing is a Corsair Air240 which is not listed in the database, not too small or not too big this will sit perfectly in our living room flanked with Cambridge Soundworks? dtt2200 this will make it perfect for watching movies listening to music or bothering your neighbors:v

Benchmarks stuff.



Part Reviews


A very reliable CPU does a great job in overclocking :) I was able to run this at 4.4 Ghz any time any day. though some of you may say It can go further more I would like to stay on the more realistic everyday use. most of the time I leave it at 4.2 Ghz a good AIO water cooling system works best with this. My Swiftech H220 was able to keep it 34 deg idle to 60-64 under load, good old faithful and does not break the bank.

CPU Cooler

Does a nice job cooling ........for now :) until I get something better. 36 to 38 deg Idle 60 to 68 at full load


The only AM3+ M-ATX board I could find that looks good and works great. can do X-fire in a standard ATX case but a big NOPE in an M-ATX case. Why can't they arrange PCIX 16 proportionally on the M-ATX board like PCIX16+PCIX16 instead of PCIX-8 then 16 the PCI the 16. been wanting to crossfire setup in an M-ATX case but can't do because of the weird expansion slot format. Anyways this is a good board.


Not as exciting as an SSD.....but hey it does the job loading Win 10 and that's just fine with me.


O'll Green has been with me for a long time now but still dependable. I will be shifting to 2.5 drives from now on for the reason that they are small and very lite to carry and consumes less power. I remember my old builds where I have 5 of this in my full ATX case.....it's like going to the gym lifting weights so I can clean it.


Another dependable and fast drive that I had. my main game drive.

Video Card

I only had this for 2 years the RX series showed up :( and got sold to it. now outranked and performed by other GPU out there but still its capable of playing most game titles at respectable settings at 1080. I love this card:v

Power Supply

A PSU that is well suited for middle spec rigs and cheap.

Wireless Network Adapter

Just in case I need to connect to our wifi router. I stil prefer good old network cables. :)

Case Fan

Nice and quiet fix to evacuate hot air from your rig.


Good pix and resolution for them though I'm using only a good LED 22 inch TV at 1080 60hz. no complaints.


A very nice gaming keyboard, love the red led keys.


For precise aiming and shooting and nice looks too.


Just in case you want to keep all that noise to yourself then I suggest this so neighbors won't go knocking on your door.

Comments Sorted by:

azidhsu 3 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

desktop wallpaper doesn't seem to look like family oriented wallpaper lol. but nice build, definitely serves as a family pc

chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

:p That rig is still with me. it will be replaced by puppies kittens and cute babies once it's with them:v

Mason_Weigold02 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Nice Build!

Just wondering, but is there a reason you went with such an old graphics card?

chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

The GPU is my backup which I bought 2 years ago I'm currently using an RX470 on my personal rig and the R7-370 is not much that different in performance with an RX460 and it still plays current games at modest settings and resolutions. :v

scotty100 1 point 26 months ago

One thing that bother me is why 3 hard drives why not one big hard drive or one ssd and another hard drive. But good build over all

chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

:) Most of the parts I have in that build are spares, The 2.5 500 Gb which I used as a boot drive is just gathering dust in my box so might as well put it to use not so spectacular compared to an SSD but when fast boot is enabled in the bios it boots quite fast. The 2 1terra 3.5 are leftovers when I switched to 2.5 hard drives in my personal rig the reason why I switched to 2.5 is because they are lite, small and consumes less power than a 3.5 and since they still have a useful life in them they serve as storage for movies and other stuff.

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chinamanch submitter 6 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

thank you, totally got sold on squares myself......now I got totally sold on shoe boxes :)