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Thank you for clicking on my build and reading all about it :)

I started gaming when I was 10(2009)...Well when I say gaming what I really mean is attempted gaming. Back then I had just got my first laptop and I was so happy, that is until I tried to play a game on it. It could just about manage Skyrim on minimum settings at 30 fps avg. But enough of the old computer...

For my 15th birthday my mum realised how slow my old laptop was and how frustrated I was getting with it, so she offered to buy me a £700 computer and for obvious reasons I accepted the present with open arms.

I started scouring PCWorld for a decent HP or some other crap until I thought...'How does everyone have these massive multi-monitor set-ups with just one of these things'. I then looked into these beastly machines and found people like Linus Tech Tips and Carey Holzman and realised that I could just build my own...But once I started researching parts and how only some were compatible with the others and then another part wouldn't be compatible without this or that socket and gave up on building my own...temporarily.

I looked for custom PC manufacturers like PCSpecialist and DinoPC and after going through their configurators a couple of times I realised that this whole 'build it yourself' thing wasn't so complicated after all. So I went onto Amazon and came up with this system except I was going to get a FM2+ Athlon X4 760k. Then after doing my research I realised 'Hey, what the heck' and went for the fx6300 and ga-78lmt-USB3. However the Fractal Design fan wasn't bought until later on when I realised how loud the case fan that came with the zm-t4 was.

Peripherals<<<

Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse all came as part of the £700 that my mum paid for.

The ROCCAT SYVA ear-buds were more bought for listening to music on the bus I sometimes use them for my PC(These ear-buds are highly recommended if you are like me and love bass)

The Simple Audio speakers were originally in the £300 area but I managed to catch them on Groupon at a massive discount...The bass on them is amazing but I would say they were worth more what I paid for them...I would never pay in the region of £300 for them.

The Wharfdale Delta speakers and the Kenwood CD player and AMP were actually all bought together for £50 off my step dad who is emigrating to New Zealand so I just spread the cost out between them.

Unless it doesn't say because of the custom prices the entire lot cost £823.53

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  • 59 months ago
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Oh and sorry for the potato camera shots...I will update them when I get my new phone :)

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  • 59 months ago
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you should check your bios and look around the OC settings and see how well your mobo is for OC'ing, its a decently cheap motherboard so I don't know how well it'd do, but if you do end up OC'ing definitely invest in an aftermarket cooler.

  • 59 months ago
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I have heard of 4.2ghz on this board but obviously voltage is a big restriction.. Thanks for the suggestion though :) might save up for an am cooler

  • 59 months ago
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I got mine up to 4.1ghz from 3.4 on stock voltage.

  • 59 months ago
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On this board?!?!

  • 59 months ago
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well...no, but I would at least check around and see.

  • 59 months ago
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Will do :)

  • 59 months ago
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Hows the PSU?

  • 59 months ago
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i would not use that keyboard and mouse combo. I use it, and it get stuck ALL the time, that it affects gameplay.

  • 59 months ago
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Mine never gets stuck and has done me well for a year now Maybe I just got lucky :P

  • 59 months ago
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you really did. It SUCKS having you keyboard get stuck in a intense moment, like in a 1v1 in CS: GO, it got stuck, and my team lost the round...

  • 59 months ago
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Better cable management than my first build :) Should be better than the laptop!

  • 59 months ago
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Thanks :D the laptop was single core 2.5ghz amd v140 and ati mobility radeon 4250 and 2gb 800mhz ram so anything was going to be an upgrade :p

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  • 59 months ago
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i love the "the walking dead" reference

  • 59 months ago
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Thank god someone got it :P

  • 59 months ago
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ya, i am such a big TWD fan, seen every episode, joined a facebook page called "enrique's the walking dead" fan page.

  • 59 months ago
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pretty much the same :) I have watched every episode 3 times at least

  • 59 months ago
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If you would've gotten a Modular PSU, you could've fit most of the cables behind the motherboard tray due to a flatter cable design. Excluding the 24-Pin of course.

  • 59 months ago
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The PSU is semi modular (Only 24 pin power is permanently attached). Even if it was fully modular, there isn't enough space behind the motherboard for much cable management

  • 59 months ago
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Some fully-modular PSUs come with a flat 24 pin cable, that would allow it to fit. Semi-modular PSUs don't come with a flat 24 pin cable.

  • 59 months ago
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Fair enough and I'm not disbelieving you but I've never seen a flat 24 pin cable

  • 59 months ago
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hmm, I might buy that, thanks :)

  • 59 months ago
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What research lead you to chose FX-6300 over the 760K?

  • 59 months ago
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better upgrade options, although the AM3+ socket is dead there is still upgradability in this socket unlike FM2+ plus they are just faster

  • 59 months ago
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Nice, still a great build +1

  • 59 months ago
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Thanks :D D

  • 59 months ago
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The only annoying thing with this build is that with the side panel on idle temps are in the 50s so I tend to leave it off Soon I'm buying 3 120mm fans (1 front, 2 side) to solve this problem but at the moment I'm penniless after spending £129 on a katana :(

  • 59 months ago
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This motherboard can support 1600mhz ram?

  • 59 months ago
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yeah, everywhere says 1333 but mine runs at 1600 without problems but it crashes any higher.

  • 59 months ago
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+1 Just for watching Carey Holzman... otherwise great build dude. Couldn't have done it better myself

  • 59 months ago
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Thanks :P Do you know why Carey isnt uploading builds atm...is he just busy do you think?

  • 59 months ago
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How's the PSU holding up? I've Seen good reviews about it, but im not sure whether to buy because i want to overclock my cpu. Have you tried a light overclock?

  • 59 months ago
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The psu is amazing...silent...and yes it can hold an overclock up to the max voltage the board can support and more (on my friends new h110 gt that is) .... Highly recommended

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  • 59 months ago
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My cable management couldn't be any better with this case :( the back side panel doesn't have much clearance unfortunately D: 770 is a good card is it a2gb or 4gb version?

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  • 59 months ago
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can you link it please?

  • 59 months ago
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It's more 6 threads, not necessarily a true 6 core. But is still an amazing CPU for a budget, don't get me wrong.

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  • 59 months ago
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it would cost more that just a 3core/6thread cpu but still cheaper than intel i suppose :/

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