Description

This was my first build which I built about a year ago. I bought the 380 the day they launched and built this a week later. I originally put this up a year ago, but somebody noticed I had the fan on the cooler upside down and it bothered me so I took it down after a 1/2 hour. I had watched a ton of videos before building it and knew better, but just had a brain fart. Anyways, I want to have all my builds documented on here so I need to put this one on here. She's been a nice little budget entry build, but I've learned a lot since I built her and would probably do things differently now. This was a $638 build a year ago and would probably be around $500 now... maybe even less. I face palm when I see the prices I paid for some of this stuff. Well, this was 3 builds ago so this has been passed down to my youngest daughter. This was a good opportunity to give it a dusting, but I still didn't get it all so please excuse the mess. The 4.5ghz OC on the 6300 is still going strong, but yeah ya know.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Good looking budget build. How do you like that cooler? The idle temp you have listed seems a bit high.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh shoot, that is the temp under 100% load. Thanks for pointing that out, changed it. I was really impressed with the cooler actually, probably the best value part in the build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good pc!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I built this a year ago though so they weren't an option. I bought the 380 the day it launched.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, crap lmao haven't read the 201 5

SORRY

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

haha it's cool. I'm sure most people dont post year old builds on here, but now that I have a couple under my belt I can't really leave it off and I did work to make it look as nice as possible.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay! You and I have lots of parts in common!

  • FX 6300
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD
  • 1TB HDD
  • R9 380

Great choices! Nice work! +1 :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the same case and cpu on my previous build. pay close attention to your temps. i was getting high temps because of average air flow. i had to put two af120s on the side to keep my temps reasonable.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmmm interesting. I'm pushing that chip pretty hard, and when I ran prime95 for half a day it maxed right at the listed thermal limit of 62°. I was monitoring it religiously for awhile, but my interest moved on to other builds and I haven't checked it in awhile, but I'll check it out this weekend. It has been stable for over a year now though.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

my cpu and mobo temps were hit or miss, before i upgraded my side panel fans. i had at 4.5ghz, stable before i retired her for a new build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Since I handed this down to my daughter I don't mess with it much anymore, but I do have some extra fans laying around that I can throw on there.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that you have the FX-6300 as your CPU. I was enamoured by the price, however, more research shows that the CPU is outdated. How does it hold up in 2018? If you did upgrade, what did you go with now?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Avoid the fx series. The ryzen 2600 is a great bang for the buck CPU depending on your budget. I'd go with anything ryzen over the fx series even if it has fewer cores.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the response! Def. going with Ryzen.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, completely agree. This was my live and learn build, I have an evga 650w GQ in my latest build and it cost me $20 less which would have been just fine for this build. I think a lot of first time builders fall into the cx trap and when I said in the description I would do things differently now that I know more I was referring to the psu more than anything else...with the 6300 as the runner up.