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My First Build!

by jtpav



Date Published

Dec. 30, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 28, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

44.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.341 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

34.0° C


My main purpose for this rig is probably just gonna be gaming and daily stuff like homework. For my cpu i decided to go with the fx 6350 instead of the fx 6300 as i had planned before my christmas cash started to flow in and there was a good deal at microcenter. The 6350 is 3.9 GHz rather 3.5 on the 6300. Another big difference that caught my was the wraith cooler which keeps my cpu very cool but is atrociously loud when on full throttle so I like to keep it between 50-75%. For the motherboard i chose the ASRock 970a-G/3.1 ATX motherboard which i got a good deal on since i bundled it with the cpu ($10 after rebate!). It got good reviews and looks super cool with my case so i decided to go for it. For memory i just went for the cheapest 1 x 8 stick i could find and ended up with the crucial ballistix sport. For the hard drive i chose a western digital blue 1 TB which was the cheapest 1 TB hard drive at microcenter. Next, for the video card I went with the MSI GTX 1050 ti. This card itself delivers 4 gb vram and 768 cuda cores. The msi itself has dual fan cooling and was factory overclocked to 1341 MHz I was going to go for the GTX 950 but with a little extra cash i thought a 55 dollar upgrade wouldn't hurt for what i'm getting. For the case, I decided to go with the Corsair spec-02 which has some really sick LED case fans and a large window on the side. I was planning on the spec-01 but it was out of stock at microcenter and i'm glad i have the extra LED's. For the power supply i just went with the cheapest 600 watt. This corsair is not modular or platinum or anything but it seems to do the trick. So; for the peripherals i got a corsair K55 keyboard which is just a plain old membrane keyboard but has some cool LED's that go along great with the build, macro keys, and a detachable wrist rest. I already had the mouse which is a g300s. It has 6 buttons and i can switch through 3 modes at a time. For the monitor I went with an Acer K272HL. The acer is a 1080p 27 inch led monitor that has 178 degree viewing angles but it is not an ips panel. So far I am very happy with everything.

When I tested the temps of my cpu i kept the fan at 75% for both tests and used a stress test from cpu-z to put it under a load.

When I tested the temps of my gpu the best load i could give it was a benchmark from just cause 2 (it was the only thing i had downloaded at the time)

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FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I see the effort on the pics, the description and the cable management. You deserve my +1

jtpav submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

thanks, i had fun writing about it and my brother helped me with most of the cable managment, so thanks to him.

Claymoresama 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I think this is a great first build. I hope you get many years of use out of that hardware

AverySegaw 1 point 27 months ago

Reminds me of my own first build using an FX-6300 and GTX 750 Ti. Look into adding an SSD when you can!

jtpav submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

maybe when i actually have some money to spend i'll go for the ssd. but yeah, seems like a good option.

phucdv3011 1 point 27 months ago

Great pair. And that look really nice.

jtpav submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago


phucdv3011 1 point 27 months ago

Oh :)), it is parts. MY bad.

jtpav submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

oh, thanks