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Used for schoolwork (math programming and processing) as well as gaming. Used 5 Old repurposed hard drives (3T of memory total) and 2 old monitors. Pain to install all the drivers but works fast and well now. Used an old Win7 serial number for the operating system. Added 2 case fans later due to overheating problem with the CPU. Once added, works even faster! For my first build, it went very well!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 13 points

I'm gona reply with the answer everybody will give you.

an Athlon 760K would of been better...

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I have to agree with this comment. There's no reason to spend more for an APU if a separate graphics card is going to be added. Getting an Athlon would save money by not having integrated graphics.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

What if you don't have the budget for a discrete GPU at the time but add in the graphics card afterwards?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

that could be so, however he didn't say anything about that so i'd assume not.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i did this exact thing with my build, also A10 / 750ti it works ok, but having experienced high end pcs at uni, i'm moving to a i7-6700k + quadro (now that i have something resembling a budget of £1000)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Besides that, awesome rig!!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

In retrospect, you are right. I bought all the parts together and I didn't realize that it was an APU until now. I was just looking at processing speed when I bought the parts (still new to all of this). The rig still works great. I upgraded to windows 10 and it works even better now. Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind for next time.

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Mamma mia! Those cables are like spaghetti! Some cable management would help improve the airflow and temperatures.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Wire management could use some work. No need not integrated graphics on the CPU becuase you have a GPU. Should have cut out the after market cooler and bought an AMD FX 8320.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that PSU isn't modular, but tucking those cables away would help your temps out a bit - Also, like others have mentioned, fixing the CPU cooler orientation. Nice build though. Should hold over for your needs.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Turn your hard drives around and run the cables threw the holes in the case behind the motherboard to give you better air flow and to make it look cleaner

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Keyboard!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks. its from 1998 and still has the windows 95 logo on the back. I need a new one but this was more of a frankenstein build

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Need to work on cable manage my friend, I have the same case and mine went very well

  • 56 months ago
  • -1 points

Yeah, fix those cables there bud, that's just kind of repulsive in an otherwise decent build.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe the fan is actually pulling air through the block, so that the air actually goes out the top of the case... Not really sure how this guy set up his fan though.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Just installed a similar one into my brothers pewter, it only can really be oriented one of two ways, fan facing the gpu or the opposite direction, it cools fantastic though, so the air that comes out isn't too hot.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually have this CPU cooler and have oriented it blowing to the back of my case (arrows on the fan show direction of flow and spin).

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It was originally. I flipped it around when I added the new fans so all the air is pulled through the case in one direction, through the front and out the back

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I just installed the hyper T2 in my brothers computer, which is almost identical to this one, and it can only be mounted either the way shown or with the fan facing the gpu, since it uses the stock AMD mounting bracket.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I searched other builds using the TX3 and some users were able to orient it correctly... Jipster69 with his build here using two fans: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/HNHNnQ

Yatagarasu with their build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/CxNG3C

Don't ask me how - I've never built with the TX3, but have with the 212 Evo twice and have never had troubles orienting the cooler correctly.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The T2 seems to be having issues with it anyhow, oh well, no problems with ours, so satisfied :P

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This one looks to be able to be mounted any way. Looks to have a mount for a stock block and it has its own aftermarket block.

You know if it does not work it should be #bush but anyway.