Description

I built this computer for basic personal use and very minimal gaming like SimCity and cities skylines. Everything went together well and works perfect. I have had zero problems.

CPU: AMD FX-6300 | Chose this CPU because it is just enough for what I am looking for. My previous PC was a dual core so this was a step up and I didn't want to spend too much money.

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX | Initially I was going to use the fan that came with the CPU but I didn't like the Temps it was giving off so I went to BestBuy and this was the only cooler they had and it works great and keeps the CPU cool.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 | Cheap decent board. I haven't had any problems and it works just fine for what I use it for. The only downside that I have noticed and heard online is that you can't boot from USB 3.0 which stinks because so programs I want to put on it require that.

Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB | Bought at BestBuy because I only had 4GB from my previous PC. Works good.

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB | This was from my previous PC.

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 SSC | While not the best card out there it does the trick for what I need it to do. I bought it with BestBuy gift cards that I got for Christmas it was in my opinion the best one I could get with what I had. I have always used Nvidia cards and don't want to switch so don't bother telling me to.

Case: Corsair Carbide Clear 600C | The case, I love this case a lot of people have given me grief because it is new and different than what they are used to. It is inverted so my paranoia about liquid cooling is at ease because it would leak out of the bottom. Very large and heavy case but built very sturdy.

Power Supply: Corsair 500W | This is not the optimal power supply for what I want but it has been doing the trick. It is powerful enough for my build and hasn't failed me yet. I would like it to be modular and a little bit more power but for the time being it is fine. It will be upgrade in the future.

Fans: The case came with 3 140mm Corsair Fans as well as a built in fan controller for them. I added some LED lights for an added touch.

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You could've definitely gone down a bit on the case and put it toward the motherboard

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I had one case already and didn't like it because the radiator wouldn't fit. I bought the case because when the next gen processors come out I want to upgrade that as well as the motherboard but I wanted to case when I saw it. The mobo was bought months in advance.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you definitely left room for improvement with everything except maybe the case, cooler and OS.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a decent build.....just wondering why it's upside down in all the pics?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The 600C is an inverted tower.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not. Corsair made the case inverted so I guess in what your saying it is upside down from the usual. They said it is supposed to be better for air flow.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks sick as hell. One thing I would do is pull back on those cables with some zip ties and you'd have a really clean wiring job ;).

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything is pretty good, I know you mentioned the PSU but you might want to plan on a better PSU sooner than later, the Corsair CX always uses either Chinese or Taiwanese caps inside and aren't very good at high temp ranges

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! Would you mind doing me a favor and measuring the bottom inside of the case from the front to the back where the 360 radiator mounting location would be? Also, can you please measure from the inside bottom left up to the bay shroud where the 2 intake fans are?

I'm trying to determine if this case is capable of running a 280mm radiator in the front and a 360mm radiator in the bottom at the same time. Thank you!

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Seems a little overkill on the cooler and case... over 35% of the budget?

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

That will change in time.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

this is NOT budget...

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I forgot to change the title because I started one and changed it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

oh lol. nice build though.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand that but I was buying as I went. When I had a little bit more money than I had when I bought previous parts I spent more.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Where? He was about $10 over the average on that CPU, way under on the MoBo (I would not have spent this little on a MoBo), and the case is a bit pricey but that is his choice. Myself I would have gotten a cheaper case and a better MoBo especially with the plan of upgrading, I would be afraid to OC an 8core CPU on this board. All things considered this is a reasonable price for an FX6300 build with an H100i and a GTX950, granted that case is about $50 more then I would have spent but I would have spent that on the mobo getting a 990FX.