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Finally my PC AMD FX 6300 baby

by dccorreia



Date Published

April 26, 2015

Date Built

March 14, 2015

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C


After 10 years without any upgrade, i decide to climb a new mountain in technology. My last graphic card was a Saphire AGP with 1Gb who gave me the pleasure of sleepless nights.

I left the pc games a few years ago after the purchase of PS2 and PS3 and all that stuff... Now i decide to back again to reborn what i left behind under ashes and dust, starting from the beginning.

AMD FX 6300 was my first part, after the case Nox Coolbay VX. I almost regret to buy that case but, after work done, i was impressive with the result. With 8 fans i can easily spend 2 hours playing BF3 with temperatures inside the case under impressive 30ªC.

Power supply from NOX, a bronze 650W edition, makes the job well done.

Without any OC yet, i have an impressive performance to a middle budget machine. It's useless to spend more some bucks to get the final pixel and a bigger FPS in some games. it's possible to play without any problem an old battlefield 3 in ULTRA settings.

Meanwhile under the ASUS M5a97 Evo R2 Ai Suite II i could oc to 4093Mhz. Making some little improvements like rubber screws, even the noise is really imperceptible. I know the 8 fans are there, but i play with headphones :-)

I recommend D-Link powerline or any powerline through the electrical connection on your apartment or house. Set up is so simple as all you have to do is attach one adapter to your Internet router using the supplied Ethernet cable and plug it into a nearby power socket. You then take the second adapter and plug this into a power socket in another room. You can connect this second adapter via Ethernet to your Ethernet Lan connector on your motherboard.

The most of the parts prices are similar between USA and Europe.

Nice machine, feel proud of it!


I installed more 2x4 8gb RAM for a budget promotion price of 25€

9 FANS + 2GPU I use now a few FANS from Corsair Quiet Edition. they made the difference! The temperatures are incredible good, CPU and MB as well.

I decided to use a push air system on the back of the machine into the radiator, it means, using the fresh air from outside to the radiator http://img.techpowerup.org/111020/HAF%20X.png (somethink like this).

After 2 hours playing BF4, The Witcher and using also the bechmark OCCT System Stability Testing http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/occt.htm the maximum temp with max load on CPU was 49ºC.

Also increased just a few rpm's the fans speed of GPU and, the performance is simply amazing. Overclocked at 4.7Ghz easily.

No doubt, one of the most happy changes i've made last months and it worth!

UPDATED August 2017

Sold my last beauty GPU and changed it for a beast ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 O8G Gaming OC Edition.

Speechless with all performance of this RIG.

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jnewell01 1 Build 3 points 48 months ago

Nice little build but could really use a few more pictures o.O +1 bud

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

:-) i had more 239 but i give up. Thanks for your words

Arkwoman1990 1 Build 3 points 48 months ago

you would probably break the record of most pictures ever uploaded on here...lol

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

LOL almost but, someone broke the record already

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/spYrxr#cx813446 100 photos! :-)

It's about proud and share i think

DiakonFrost 1 Build 3 points 48 months ago

GREAT one....mos ipmortant is that you feel happy. +1 for you ;)

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 3 points 47 months ago

Thanks dude :-) No doubt,, for everyone who really love this "kind of art" self made :-)

kylclrk 2 points 48 months ago

Nice close up pictures! =)

How much did you spend overall?

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

I could say 3 months to collect all the parts, 3-4 days to build and install everything, 2 days of extaxy "wow, omg, etc" and a few days taking photos here and there. I'm 47 and never realised i could enjoy so much to do that all again :-) Thanks for asking

jeffreymays44 5 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

you're the same age as me and I just built my first pc a few months ago, you're never too old :)

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

LOL no doubt! :-) It's not my first but, spent years until watching and watching again games like CoD or BF4 or playing with bigger files with Photoshop. I realise that i need to change something. And i did :-) The only problema now is the Time...That son of a...

kylclrk 1 point 48 months ago

Heh, my bad for not clarifying. I was actually curious about how much MONEY you spent, not time. ;)

Although, I'm told time is money, soooo

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

:-) ok, around 700€ = 761$ i guess. Fans and powerline not included. I think it's a fair price for this machine.

jeffreymays44 5 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

I like your build , really solid parts used and the case is really sweet with its fan control capabilities, I remember I was looking for something that had some sort of fan built in fan control when I was building my rig but hoped for the best that I could control them with the asus fan xpert instead but it still must be cool to be able to just flip a switch to get the performance you need.
I also like the motherboard you used as I used the M5A99 pro r2.0 on my build and can't find anything to complain about. What do you use the ssd for, do you have windows loaded on HD and personal files on the ssd, just curious I was considering getting one when the prices come down a bit. thanks

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

Hi Jeffrey I just choose the M5A97 Evo because was cheaper and stable than yours. Yes, i have the Windows 8.1 64bits on the SSD where i install the software and 2 or 3 games only. I have another bigger one 2Tb where i have um all other stuff. It's not a backup but i use him as a "external". The SSD is no doubt a super solution to make all the system faster with less temperature and less voltage. I can tell you, after pressing the Power button i am the desktop in front of my eyes 5seconds later. With my old sata HD. It worth it to spend some Money on a SSD. Hope i helped you

floridaboz 4 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

I am a AMD fan, and i must say this is one heck of a set up, it has earned my upvote

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Thanks :-) playing The Witcher 3 and Project Cars with total satisfaction. Photoshop and all that stuff without any problem. What man could want more in life? Already have kids and planted a big tree :-)


CalTheChameleon 2 points 44 months ago

You could have saved by not including an optical drive, no one uses them anymore

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Thanks Cat for your comment I could this and that, no doubt and i must agree with you :-) But still having tons of old retro weird and unfashionable software of 90«s and first decade of this century that would like to review and also some DVD's with family photos i previously scanned and so on...

Just_Excellent 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

Great build!! i wish i would use same moba, but mine le came in bundle and was very cheap)) :D this is enough for any game, and great for people how do not want to spend money on pc which power they will not fully use

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Thanks :-) in fact i almost use to play games and also photo and video editing. It's more than enought

xEricP 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

Sweet build man. Solid +1

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Thanks :-)

anthonyconcep 2 points 43 months ago

so what is the overall price for this build?

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

After a while joining all the few missed puzzle parts together without monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS i spent around 930€. Need to reedit the parts. PowerLine AV 500 Wireless N Mini Starter Kit is no more...Better with LAN. I sold it.

bobdude_01 3 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Nice build! +1

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

ThankU :-)

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks :-)

vincentlepine 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Great build, really close to what i build 1 year ago. Great close up picutres by the way!

Are you happy with your cpu cooler?

I expect to overclock my cpu to gain more pc performance so i need to shop a good cpu cooler and couple of case fan.


dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Hi Vincent completely happy with all those parts. Everything working and last games with perfect performance. The cooler is a pearl in this project. Even in hot summer everything worked so fine. I guess is also because of the fans air flow system and i used the cooler fan to push the air inside the case, not on the other way where used to be reconfigured to pull air to outside the case. I think that made the difference in all performance of this PC.

Thanks for your words

InnTervenTion 2 points 40 months ago

Hey how come u picked an amd processor and not an intel one? Arent intel processors way better than amd? Sorry man saw how much the total build costed really want a new pc that can run fast with multiple applications

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Nice build. Neat close up pictures. +1

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Thank you :-)

Diablotin978 2 points 40 months ago

I wanted to know something for a while now. What CPU should I get for gaming? An Intel i5 or one of them AMD 6 or 8 core cpu? I checked on some videos and it sais that the I5 was better but i still think that amd cpus can run new games very well. Plz answer me :)

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Hi Diablo. I am not a AMD or Intel nerd. I think both are good processors. You have thousand benchmarks saying several options. Watch this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html

I bought my FX-6300 because is cheaper and i could OC to 4.6Ghz easily. Everything working like heaven. Even the last games in 1080, Star Wars Battlefront, etc. I think the GPU makes all the difference. As you wish, go for your best own decision. Belongs only to you. I am really glad, proud and happy to have my own system as it is.

Diablotin978 2 points 40 months ago

And let's say that I don't mind that much since I have a super old thingy that you call a laptop. Luckily, I upgraded for a better laptop Old Thing CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 1.6ghz GPU: Intel Mobile 950 Express Chipset RAM: 2gb

My Current CPU: Intel Core i5-2520m 2.5ghz GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000 RAM: 4gb

Diablotin978 1 point 40 months ago

Well I think I'll go for an i3 cause I don't really need an i5 or i7 for my kind of gaming. It's a dual core yes but it has hyper threading and it has 4 logical threads so even games that require a quad core will run fine (in my opinion). I checked cpu benchmarks and found out that the i3 6100 is better than the X4 860k which is a quad core. Thx for the response. I'm just getting into pc building and I'm planning in advance for my pc build.

jcarne 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Great build sir! If I absolutely had to complain about anything it would be red on blue. lol PS them heatpipes look awesome!

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

Thanks jcarne. I must agree with you. Red on blue..... :-) I've made some little modifications after that project but, what it really matters is the behaviour and performance and from outsider look is ok. Would like to change all fans one day to those Thermaltake with led rings. They look amazing but are expensive.

code69 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

awesome. great cpu choice :)

i am really digging the liquid cooling - very sweet.

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

Thank you for your comments code69 Just watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDXP1SksmBg I have my CPU at 4.6Ghz and was piece of cake with temps under imaginable thoughts. Is more than enought this CPU, this cooler...everythings works so well!

thedrdevin 1 point 39 months ago

Am i going to have a problem putting 16 GB of ram in this than using the 8 that is on the list?

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

Certainly not. Anyhow, 8gb is more than enough to play any game.

VinnyPlaysGames 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

nice build! hows the WD ssd?

dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Thank you It's great! Everything is great t'll now. Playying Mafia III in High etc...

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dccorreia submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thank you Radox :-) It took time and sweat but it's a beauty now. No doubt, the air cool and water cooler and all this stuff makes the difference. It's a nice and well balanced pc i guess.