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by thesunofsansebastian


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CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

850 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz


Needed a new gaming PC. Decided to upgrade from the old and tired C2D E6550 / 8800GT that i built 6 years ago.

I started off thinking i would purchase all new parts. I didn't have the cash to purchase everything outright immediately, so i began watching for deals and picking up bits and pieces as they went on sale. I bought the 7950 first and stuck it in my old PC. Next came the memory and SSD. I was planning a 4670k build but the cost was pushing me toward an FX 6300. I needed to do this on the cheap, since i have a baby at home and money was tight. I stumbled across a local guy posting on /r/hardwareswap with the case, mobo, cpu, and cooler. It just seemed to work. I don't do any streaming, and for the price i couldn't pass it up. The 1100t is still a great chip and is working perfectly for gaming.

I run Eyefinity on 3x 24" monitors at 5040x1050. The single 7950 has been working at that resolution like a champ.

The PSU is temporary, i had it laying around and tossed it in. A 750-850w modular will be purchased soon, as i am considering a 2nd 7950 for Xfire.

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JoeyThePCNoob 2 Builds 9 points 65 months ago

Great build for the price. +1

Apach3 3 Builds 7 points 65 months ago

Thuban was a good time for AMD.

you have my +1 on such a nice build for a modest fee.

st3 5 Builds 3 points 65 months ago

+1 for the cable management alone. Nice job!

thesunofsansebastian submitter 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

It will look nicer when i get the new PSU, but i tried to clean things up as best as i could.

bigblock454 2 points 65 months ago

nice build and price!

RyneSmith 7 Builds 2 points 65 months ago

Very nice :)

DjArtifact 2 points 65 months ago

Nice use of /r/hardwareswap, it's a great way to build a cheap PC.

thesunofsansebastian submitter 1 Build 2 points 65 months ago

Thanks! I didn't start out with the intention of buying used parts, but i think i made the right move.

DannyVekslender 1 Build 2 points 65 months ago

NZXT Phantom FTW :P

thesunofsansebastian submitter 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

agreed. i love this case.

pubiCrust 1 Build 1 point 63 months ago

Is that cooler very loud?

the13yearoldgenius 1 point 63 months ago

+1 for halo :D

wheelerj 1 point 62 months ago

I was wondering about the RAM you are using. I have seen it on other websites like Newegg and was wondering if you have had any problems out of it?

OblivionXBA 4 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

I have the same CPU! +1