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Punisher I

by Master_Blaster

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 11, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 25, 2013

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.287 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.226 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

Description

Its my gaming and work rig and has done wonders for me. Serving since late 2013 and we've been through many games and office documents. The drive i started off with was a five-hundred gigabyte sea gate Barracuda (they never did me wrong!) but later added some misc drives as additional storage. Now its at one Terabyte of total storage with one sea gate and two Western digitals. Now the wind force was selected because of its superb cooling qualities. And yes I know two gigs were a bad choice but the 760 came out that year and two gigs were still favorable. I first had a terrible thermal take case that was tiny and choked out but later added the current corsair 400R case which for a mid tower is very roomy. It has little pathways for cable management with nice grommets to not cut the cables.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good Budget CPU and overclocks well... 4.2GHZ on my part

CPU Cooler

Morning startup is a cool 27C while prime 95 is a whopping 69C

Motherboard

Intuitive BIOS for quick changes to important settings and Functions

Memory

Good for the guy trying to scrape by...

Video Card

Tried and true cooling has kept this thing no higher than 65C

Case

Expansive case allows for roomy cable management and great cooling

Power Supply

For what I have this power supply gives me ample headroom for OC

Operating System

Win 7 never fails me... Ever...

Wireless Network Adapter

For when i need to take this somewhere that isn't home.

Comments Sorted by:

efin_jay 3 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

another fx6300! very nice. nice to see the fx6300 getting around.

LeMMingSlayeR 23 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

Nice Build! I see a healthy buildup of dust on the fins of your hyper 212, cleaning those surfaces will help keep CPU temps down. Best thing I have found is a can of air, an old (soft) toothbrush, and a grounding bracelet. Use shots of air to blow away the dust dislodged by the toothbrush. Just make sure you are grounded to the chassis the whole time, and try to avoid spinning the fans (they can build up static if you spin them manually). It's a little tedious, but your components will stay cooler and last longer.

P.S. I too had the old Thermaltake AMD case, it was a pain in the *** to do anything with. I had to cut metal just to make my Corsair H55 cooler fit in there.... It was a good budget starter case but that's about it.

Master_Blaster submitter 2 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

Thanks for the advice. I regularly clean out the pc but never used the toothbrush trick.

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

I cannot see well with photo #4 for an internal perspective... The parts look good since you had it for over two years but I cannot squint my eyes hard enough for one internal photo. An update with an internal photo would be nice. If you can that is, pretty please?

Master_Blaster submitter 2 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

Im on it...

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 44 months ago

Thanks! Looking forward to it.

Pc_Builder120 1 point 44 months ago

HAHAHAHA THAT FAN ON THE WALL. Nice build though +1

anybody 1 point 43 months ago

Did you have to update the BIOS to use the motherboard?

dccorreia 1 Build 0 points 44 months ago

Photos sucks. You start from the beginning. AMD FX 6300 owner too

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Pc_Builder120 1 point 44 months ago

Here you are again! argghhh

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