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Alright well this rig started out as a super cheap gaming pc. I was going to go with the fx 6300 then the fx 8350 then i decided on the middle with the fx 8320 and no intel was not an option i even considered. They are good but the price is to rich for my blood and i can do everything an intel can for cheaper.

All i know about the keyboard is its windows 98. So old as balls lol

I just changed my Motherboard out from the Asrock 970 Extreme3 to the MSI 970 Gaming Edition because of its 8x8 setup for when i crossfire in a couple weeks and because its built for overclocking. So far no problems with the board. It looks really really nice and everything sits nice on it. It was cheap. only $10 more than my other one and for more performance.

I just upgraded from the stock CPU Cooler to the Corsair H100i and let me tell you. it works great. It is a little bit loud at times but that doesnt bother me since my Rig is in my room and i use headphones so i can never hear it anyway. But at idle i was at 31.0 c and with this CPU Cooler when not Overclocked im at 16.0c....( thats 60 degrees Farenheit. Thats cooler than my own room is now) huuuuge jump down in temps and Overclocked to 4.3GHz im at idle on 18.0c so i have dropped 15.0c just in idle. Under load i was at around 44.0 c but now im at 22.0 c so thats a 20 degree difference. Now i overclocked to 4.3Ghz very quickly and on stock voltages but im having a hard time getting it to 4.4 for some reason. I either blue screen or it just freezes up on me. Mind you im not very good at this and im literally just starting out. Any Ideas? im kinda stuck. But either way its overlocked and works great so far.

Changed the RAM out for the G. Skill X Series because of the color for my mobo and rig. I take a slight hit on the Mhz but thats fine with me.

The HD i got for $60 when there was a deal and its still 1TB so thats plenty nice but im going to b3 buying 3TB more pretty soon here for my movies and music and whatnot. Bought the Western Digital WD Green 1TB for $50 and they sent me the 2TB version :) works great and no problems.

The Video Card....Shes a Real Beauty. Performs like a Champ. I dont have all the crazy games out there but nothing i play gets less than 60 FPS. Many good games play at 120+ FPS. Shadow of Morfor on Ultra Everything stays at 55-60 FPS unless im in a very large battle then iv seen it drop to no lower than 45 FPS. Very Soon here im buying another one so i can Crossfire them so im pretty excited about that. Highly recommend this thing if you can afford it and Overheating? no such thing. Stays at very cool temp even under load.

My first case was the Raidmax 402 wb and it was...small. Atleast for my parts. My card barely fit in it and cable managment was pretty bad also. Then i decided i wanted max airflow and to buy another Tri-x so i did some looking around and i came across this. Got it for $99 on amazon and i couldnt be happier. Its a cooling machine. Comes with three pre-installed fans and its never put out an ounce of hot air. Almost cool air. No lie. i love it.. Cable management is super easy and even the PSU hides on the other side so its out of the way. Its also a no tools case. All the parts just snap and slide in so its Great. Besides screwing in extra fans or the MOBO that is.

Im trying to figure out a name for my rig and i think imma go with The Hive and since my buddy is building the exact same pc as me. I already have the spray paint and im going to take the faceplate off and the top cover and spray paint them Yellow for a little custom work. Ill update everyone when its all done

I got the PSU because it was a good deal at the time but im having to upgrade to support my new GPU, case lights i want to install, another Hard Drive and my CPU Cooler when i decide on one that i want and so far its a no go.

The Optical Drive. Well it was $15. Nuff Said. Overall i couldnt be happier with this Rig and im going to post more pics as i upgrade it to track the progress along with benchmark scores when my new GPU arrives.

Headset is the Turtle Beach EarForce Z11. Got it for $50 from walmart and they are great. Bass is good and sound is clear and they are decently loud.

I ran a few small and not to in depth tests on a few games here as a request. I play all my games on 1920x1080p ultra setting unless otherwise noted.

Borderlands 2- 60 constant FPS cap. anisotropic filtering x4

Blades Of Time- 115-120 FPS

Gas Guzzlers Extreme- 60 FPS constant max cap

Grid 2- 60 FPS constant Max cap

Arma 3- I only play online and mostly dayz mod servers and the FPS seems to be different per server. One server gave me 9 Max FPS which was only a one time thing but otherwise i never see dips below 30 FPS no matter the setting and im rarely below 45 FPS, mainly between 50-60 FPS on large servers. I talked to a guy that had an Intel Core i7 4770k with dual GTX 970 GPU's and he was getting the same frames as i was.

The Forest- 40-50. Just turn down the anisotropic filtering and you wont see any problems at all. Mind you the game still is not finished so optimization is still due.

Project Cars. i did not get the FPS of the game but on ultra settings, everything maxxed out it seemed to run beautifully. ill do a real test soon if requested.

MineCraft- Max settings and 32 blocks i get 60+FPS while when i turn off vsync which really isnt needed i get upwards 86-100 FPS depending whats loading but if i turn down to 16 blocks which doesnt make any difference i get 105-160 FPS depending on how many blocks are still loading but no matter what its just butter smooth.

I own 160+ games and i continue to buy more games so if requested i can do a real test soon on more.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 5 points

Strongly suggest an aftermarket cooler.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

really nice build I recommend a better cpu cooler like a cooler master hyper 212 evo or better

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I have looked at the hyper 212 evo actually and its really nice but im looking for a yellow one to match my GPU color. or close to it. This is a response to both of you btw

  • 58 months ago
  • 4 points

Just spraypaint the fan on the cooler, you can take it off, and BAM, yellow color scheme.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

haha i like the way you think.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Believe it or not, LinusTechTips taught me that one.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha i love watching Linus. Its a great channel and if he says its ok and a good idea ill believe him 100%

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

or buy a yellow fan, although i haven't seen many....

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Thats my problem. they seem to be hard to come by for some reason. Its kinda annoying

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.amazon.com/KingWin-Long-Bearing-CFY-012LB-Yellow/dp/B0054YV92K reviews are good although they state that it is more gold than yellow

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

if you are looking for a yellow and black monitor use this : https://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2240he

I have it and it is very nice, the only downside it isn't very maneuverable

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually yeah this is awesome. i have a 32 inch tv that i use now but in all honesty its almost to big for me and the resolution is supposed to be HD but this compared to my buddies tv has a huge difference. I play my games all on ultra everything and he doesnt always and his always looks better. Its depressing lol

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha oh well bigger is not always better

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for a $99 black friday tv i cant complain at all but yeah. Im willing to lose a few inches to gain a real resolution haha

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I use to game on a laptop with a tiny screen,I'm still getting used to this size!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah same here for awhile but its a good change though eh?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I see GPU sag

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

actually if you look directly on at it i cant see any sag at all

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok the pictures might just be at a wierd angle

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i they are kinda crappy pics i guess. Ill update them soon though. But yeah it looks good to go. Sounds like a i need a new MOBO now though

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

i want to say that i saw them somewhere but i know i can get liquid cpu coolers that have 2 mountable fans but how about 3? iv got a lot of empty space on the top of this case for more fans. i currently have another old fan hooked up to the top that i gutted from my other case

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look at my build youll see a triple fan one. The deepcool captain 360 is one of like 3 that i could find

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i just looked at it. Thats exactly what im looking for. Just need a different color. That thing pushes out some air to, wow. They seem rare kinda

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

There arent many as there arent many cases that can fit them, but what color are you looking for?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The color for this one is better for my build but it doesnt push nearly the air yours does. How loud is yours? Maybe ill take maggots advice and paint it yellow idk.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

About the crossfire, you have one pcie 16x slot and one pcie 4x slot. The 4x slot won't allow you to utilize your second gpu as well as a 16x slot would. Sorry for the bad news but you will get very reduced preformence from your 2nd gpu.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? hmmm i should have looked into this better...well. Whats a good MOBO thats decently cheap that i can crossfire with good also? iv got a second home for any spare parts iv got lying around and im building this to be "future proof" so its not a huge deal for me to drop a few bucks on it. i was planning on spending another $400 or so for more ram, cpu cooler and another couple fans

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This board has two full 16x pci express slots, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i have seen this on a lot of builds actually. On here and Youtube. hmmm so maybe the CPU fan and MOBO next lol. i just added it to my favs list. Thank you

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

yes the ud3 is a great choice. i have it and love it (especally for $100)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Then im sold on it. Like i said i expected to spend a lil more on it than i had originally wanted and im trying to future proof this now so it doesnt need to be upgraded anytime soon. Ill just toss this to my buddies gf then so its not collecting dust until my next build or whatever

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Then that might be what i buy this week i think

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to change your storage on the list as your using a caviar black not what ever you have listed. Also nice overall build but i would have probably just waited a little longer and try to see if the price of the 200's drop with the release of the 300's, if they do then you could probably get a 290x for the same price. but if you recently bought the gpu you could always return it just before its return by date expires and see. Just what i would do i aint forcing or demanding.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i forgot all about that actually. <My buddy had a space lying around and i just used his. Before this card i have now i was using a little r7 240 i had gotten and dont get me wrong it worked fine but i couldnt wait for a new GPU so i just got it. It would have been really smart though i agree

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, keep us posted how the second gpu will perform

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah of course. Im going to update pics and whatnot eachtime i get a new part and post it on here. I ran heaven benchmark on ultra but i cant remember what the FPS were and i have catzilla also but i plan on doing firestrike and a few others so ill post those results as soon as i get my second GPU. Thanks for the like though!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Keyboard MLG

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha thanks :) imma buy a new one sooner than later but for now i mean its like a 50 cent keyboard and i play games like its $150 lol. It just works

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good man, very impressive! What games do you run on it specifically, and what are their respective FPS's?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill run some tests tonight and post them under my info for you. I plan on streaming soon and starting a youtube channel so i can test games n whatnot so if all is well i can take requests also. Ill post games and fps soon

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thank you very much!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I did a couple small and very simple tests on ultra on a few games for you to get an idea although i forgot to add Shadow Of Mordor which i run on ultra at 40-60 FPS

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my Z11's for $30 at GameStop.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry it took so long to reply I haven't been on here in awhile. $30 is dirt cheap. compared to what I paid

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