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Everyday Computer Plus++

by sphinxman



CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

7.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.033 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.008 GHz


This is pretty much an everyday computer that I use mostly for editing documents and occasionally play a few games. I have made a few changes along the way, originally I had an optical drive in, but removed it later, have made some changes as far as case fans, was using some Cooler Master ones, now I am using some Fractal ones. Originally was using the stock cpu cooler, and have since installed the CM Hyper 212 EVO. Nice little everyday computer that can handle all I throw at it and then some.

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Zeus 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Fix them cables! Tie loose cables together in a bundle, tie cables going in the same direction together, keep as much of those cables behind the mobo tray as you can.

sphinxman submitter 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Unfortunately with this case, though I like it, there is very little to no room behind mobo tray but I have some ideas in mind. Thanks for comments.

Zeus 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

you can always hide unused cables in drive bays/cages

malcar11 4 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Are you planning to install a HDD or you have enough with the SSD's? Nice PC, by the way.

Mallory Caroline

sphinxman submitter 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Not sure, at the moment the ssds are enough for now and I have them in Raid 0, I really do not do much storage, but who knows maybe in the future I will add more. But atm I do not have the use for a HDD.

Thanks for comments

HerpaLerpaDerpo 0 points 65 months ago

I cringed when I saw the Intel SSDs. They're so overpriced :( Also, this depends on when you built this computer, but for the last few months the 7870 XT has been hovering around 140-160 and that would be just as good/better than the 660 for cheaper.

DjArtifact 3 points 65 months ago

They're extremely reliable though.

HerpaLerpaDerpo -1 points 65 months ago

Samsung SSDs are reliable too, and cheaper.

ravagex 1 point 65 months ago

They are 180gb. So I don't see that as a too bad price

SethMatrix -4 points 65 months ago

Two ssds and a gtx 660. Not to mention a 750 watt for that gtx 660.

sphinxman submitter 1 Build 2 points 65 months ago

Room To Grow :-) , I got the ssds and psu on sale for a ridiculously low price.

SethMatrix 2 points 65 months ago

Then put the prices on it. EDIT: dat cable management :P

LeMonarque 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Good or bad iyo?

Jwood013 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

It could be better, but it could be worse. I'd recommend working on it in your spare time.

LeMonarque 3 Builds 1 point 65 months ago

Not my build lol - just wondering what SethMatrix thinks. Since there's literally zero cable management room in the CME 430.

SethMatrix 0 points 65 months ago

IMO it isn't bad. But it's not good either. I gave a +1

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Anrikay 3 points 65 months ago

Agreed. 35 under load is reasonable, without overclocking and with good airflow, but 7 degrees is practically frozen.

sphinxman submitter 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Core Temp is kind of off I think, do you have any good idea on a hw/temp monitor? Thanks for comments

kenh536 2 Builds 1 point 63 months ago

On these fx chips they read a bit weird below 40c or so. I personally use hwmonitor, you are golden below 60c.

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l1lshadow 1 point 65 months ago

I can just imagine it... Cpu fan: Weeee fresh cool air. Top fan: lolnup.

sphinxman submitter 1 Build 1 point 65 months ago

Yeah I agree, probably going to be doing that in the future at some point, just hard to get the extra time.. with kids you know Yeah, I like the case as well but very tough on cable mgmt.. almost thinking about somehow taking the drive cages out all together and mount the ssd some other kind of way. We shall see. Thanks for comments