Description

Point of build- I have been interested in tech and computers since I was young I'm now 15 and thought it would be an amazing experience to build a computer. Most people see people that like tech or build computers has nerds or geeks. But i think its something to be proud of... I hope the pics and specs look alright. Defiantly some stuff to improve on but I'm already excited for my next build when ever it comes along.

What to improve for next build- SSD,Maybe try intel to see both sides,maybe a mini build :O Or steam machine ,full water cooled rig. AND until next time.....

All My questions were answered thanks to you guys! The four questions I posted are now gone because now that I received my new GPU I haven't had those problems! THANK you all so much for such good community help and feedbac

Overall went well :D

NEW PICS SOON!

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

You can fix the resolution in the AMD Catalyst control center under your monitor options.

You can change the settings in MSI afterburner. Watch temps when you increase the core and adjust accordingly.

The reference cooler on the 7950 isn't very good. You may want to get a few good fans to supply airflow to it. 80C isn't so bad, but 90C and above is a little scary. You might consider something like a NZXT G10 to keep that thing at bay if you're wanting to overclock.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the question replies! I just googled the NZXT G10 and to be honest I have never seen anything like it.. I might just need to invest in that. Thanks again for the info!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

THe g10 is just a bracket, you will need to buy an asetek aio to go with it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't answer any of your questions as I am new to this too, but I really like the build. It is very well balanced and put together.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank You, great to hear from someone so quick :D !

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build, how was working with that case?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Great it had plenty of space to work with. Having the space is defiantly and advantage as a first time builder. Not to mention it LOOKS super cool as well. Although when recording with fraps and playing games the fans got SUPER loud.... That would be the reasoning to get a H100i cooler.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Hm GPU idle temps are pretty high and load not too great either, 90C is too hot. Not a fan of the closed reference design at all.

Why didn't you go with a R9 serie or GTX ?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

There's not much to change in GPU settings besides running the fan at a higher speed... imo i would return the GPU and get something else. Can't help you with which one to get though because you haven't put up a price for the GPU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The purchased the GPU for 299.99 I had the thought of selling it or returning it because it hasn't performed as I wanted it to.... if i was to get a new one i have 299-400 so what are you thinking... maybe even a little higher..

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Minecraft is not a gpu intensive game, you would have to play something like Crysis to get a feel for the performance of your gpu. Sell it to a greedy miner for $400-500 and get a R9 290X or GTX 780.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It was brand New

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with mallocunbounded. You could sell that GPU and get a Radeon 7870 that can handle Minecraft at highest settings, es well as plenty of other games. In my opinion, Once video cards get over the 3GB mark, the value pre price starts to dwindle. I found that the Radeon HD 7870 2GB is a very sturdy, high-performance video card. You should get that! I have it now and it runs great!!! (and also, by switching to that, you can get a better quality CPU, like an Intel i5 3570K)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

if you don't plan on 3monitor gaming, I would definetly recommend the GTX 770 2GB MSI or EVGA one (Asus one will do just fine aswell)! I think a lot of people will agree on this.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I may go 3 but probs just 2 or 1 :D Thanks for the recommendations!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a fan of AMD in general just because of how loud/hot they are, but 90C isn't THAT bad for a GPU. It's not good and better quality cards will run cooler, but high end cards can generally stand this heat. Not to mention that this 90C was in an artificial setting, real world gaming probably wont be as bad as this.

50C is way too high for an idle temp though, and I don't think those CPU temps are right.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think he should have to worry about temperatures too much if he has a good warranty.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points
  1. What is the resolution of your second monitor? Have you tired unplugging your second monitor to see if you still have the black bars 2.Your gpu should be able to run MC at hundreds of FPS so lowering it will keep temps down. Not sure able your fps problem since I don't record gameplay.
  2. When I overclock my 5770's in xfire my second monitor starts to flicker. Not sure if that my also be your black bar issue. 4.The "new" R7 and R9 gpu's will overclock themselves up to 95C. the R9 280 are the same as your 7950. However imo I would keep the gpu under 80. Cooler electronics last longer.
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

1.The second monitor is coming up to be 1600x900. I unplugged it and still and the problem. 2.MC runs fin 60 FPS on max high settings but recording is what hurts the fps 3.I dont believe that would be the issue. 4.ya def want to keep it lasting

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend OBS for recording anything. With an 8350, you shouldn't have much of an issue recording and playing. Especially with MC.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points
  1. Look for "scaling options" in the catalyst control center, its probably set to underscan.
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

alrightt!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 2 I have the same problem with minecraft. Use optifine. It will help push your clocks higher, but unfortunately with AMD there is no way to push them constantly all the way

  • 1 You have a reference cooler on your card, so I wouldn't overclock

  • 4 The GPU has a reference design, which means it is going to run louder and hotter than non-reference cooling designs. If you don't want it to get that hot you can tweak the fan profile in Afterburner

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info! And i got optifine :D Just recording is a little rough

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You Guys! For leaving comments and trying to help me improve! I will try to reply as best as possible. Thank you Newbie1998

-ps I have already received multiple comments saying get rid of the GPU... If i was to return it what do you guys recommend as for a replacement ? something inside 275-425! Thank you!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

By all means go with an evga gpu if you are going with an nvidia solution. You can take advantage of their step up program which means if you buy the gpu now, if something comes out that is newer or you just want to upgrade to a780 or 780ti they give you full price for your gpu if you trade up. For instance: If i bought a 770 today for $350, i could go to the evga website and step up to a 780 and just pay the difference (~150) plus shipping to get it to them. They pay to ship it back, and evga has a 10 year warranty for $50 if that is something that would interest you as well.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay than you for the great info!!! :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

You can get a EVGA gtx 770 or 760 for around $400. It will instantly boost your computer

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Update drivers?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

They are fully updated :(

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. I don`t know then. :(

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade the graphics card to something like a gtx 770

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

alrighty! Thank you

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Please refrain from giving bad advice. The gtx 770 is not worth $400, nor is it much better than a 7950. Plus the 7950 can pay for itself with a couple months of mining.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know why you are getting down voted. It would be a stupid decision to update to a 770 from a 7950. You would not notice phenomenal performance increase if you went that route, and it would be a much better investment if you crossfire 2 7950s.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Consdering his GPU is giving problems with heat and other stuff, a GTX 770 is a great choice if he gets rid of this one.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know why you are getting down voted. It would be a stupid decision to update to a 770 from a 7950. You would not notice phenomenal performance increase if you went that route, and it would be a much better investment if you crossfire 2 7950s.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: I issued a refund for the GPU i will recieve $310 on refund... I have extra cash atm from xmas so I have about 425 in total! Throw out some suggestions that I should get and why!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

A GTX 770 will serve you well. EVGA is a good brand. I went with the ASUS version myself because I'm a fan of their CUII coolers. I got a steal of a deal on mine but it's normally about $330.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendations!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

A GTX 770 is not as future proof as other cards with more memory bandwidth. And if Bitcoin prices remain stable, the 7950s will hold their value and might even worth more in the future.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

what card do you recommend ?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you need to give this build a chance. AMDs drivers work fine. Maybe you need more case fans to provide more airflow to the gpu? I think you have good parts.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you should keep in mind that Nvidia Maxwell is going to be released next month in February, and there will be a 20nm refresh about six months from now, so it isn't the best time to buy as the current generation of graphics cards will soon become obsolete. So my recommendation would be to spend less than 200 and get something that can play all the games that you are actually interested in. I've seen 7870s selling for around $100 lately.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

is the psu good?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

seems fine for me hasnt crashed at all!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats your Youtube? Good Build Btw, hope you get those problems fixed.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

anythingplayable

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice clean looking build, nice job.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you tried to focus a good amount on clean chord management :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you are a patriots fan....What about that game?! Nice PC

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

haha no excuse for the lose... Need some of our big Defensive players back! and my boy gronk :) thanks tho!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD's drivers for their GPUs always seems to have that overscan issue in 1080p. It's extremely easy to fix in the catalyst control center.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, but I gotta give the upvote to the Patriots poster.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

:D tough loss the other day but always next year... Hopefully a healthier team for the upcoming season!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha ikr

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

really like this build, I think im going with the sabertooth in my next build. nice job!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Works well for me! I believe the new model is out as well.. Defiantly recommended!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nerds and geeks are cool as long as you don't become a dweeb Venn Diagram

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha Truee!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing you're looking to get into YouTube ;D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Got a channel?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep :D Anythingplayable

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice channel! I subscribed :) I myself have a channel with nearly 4,000 subscribers (THExUNOWNPWN3R). We should make some videos some time!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

To answer your questions: 2. Its likely your CPU is starting to hit 100% usage while recording Minecraft and playing it. I'm under the impression that FRAPS recording is a CPU bound task, lowering the quality of your recording should help. 1. & 4. Your specs for your 7950 are completely correct, but it does appear to be running hot when you benchmark. I would recommend getting a fan mounted on your HDD rack on the bottom where you have holes already laid out. Additionally, I would set a fan profile with MSI Afterburner that jumps your fan up after say 50C to 80C with 80C hitting your fans max speed. I personally prefer EVGA Precision for GPU stuff because I think it gives a little bit more control but is based on the exact same software.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the in depth explanation i will have to take those into account.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

The minecraft problem is not a Gpu but a Cpu problem. My 8350 did the same thing until I installed the optifine mod to minecraft. Once you do that you can use multipul cores on the processor to render thus helping solve any render lag. :) Here's how to get it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX2aNqNV8VA +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya im a big MC fan I just got optifine for 1.7.2! And it is a def improver.... I usually use fast render and load far but when recording those usually have to be turned off. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Just get a GTX 770 4GB version and call it a day!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking the same thing! :O

  • 71 months ago
  • -3 points

Really nice price/performance part choice. As an answer to your GPU problems all I have to say is it's those Radeon cards. :P In the future go with NVidia. As for having to lower your resolution that's probably a driver issue. Again, another problem with Radeon GPU's are garbage driver software. It's about a 50/50 chance of success with Radeon. I would refund the GPU if I were you.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

I noticed! The software is very bulky and not organized looks like the future build will be with an nvidia card!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

The 7950 (pre-litecoin prices) has the best price to performance ratio, especially if you plan on gaming over 1080p resolutions.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I have heard that a lot!

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankk you!!!

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