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The modest 1080p gaming rig

by Solocmg



Date Published

July 18, 2015

Date Built

March 10, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

59.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.176 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C


I am Currenly using this build for gaming at 1080p med/heigh settings for most new games the fx 6300 is going to hold me back in the long run but it was cheap so meh im going to upgrade to a i5 4690k and also get a 970 so i can 1080p max alll games. the build is going great so far with no issues.

Part Reviews


Good performace but am3 + is dead so...

CPU Cooler

Keeps my fx 6300 frosty


Great uefi bios setting and overall good mobo

Video Card

Great gpu gets good frames in most new titles


Amazing case cons: small not a lot of cable managment space

Comments Sorted by:

raysfan98 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

I see you've got the cm storm devastator combo! How do you like it?

malymilo 4 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

I like the detailed pictures.

fourwheeler2000 1 Build 2 points 44 months ago


mj_brooks 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Like jipster said, look into overclocking your 6300, it takes it like a champ as long as your motherboard can take it. I have one clocked at 4.3, but some people have gotten theirs to get even up to 5.0 from the stock 3.5, so I'd really recommend playing around with it, especially with that liquid cooling going for you.

BurgerBum 1 point 44 months ago

did you have any issues with the BIOS not being updated? the proc worked right out of the box?

thatboyDRew 1 point 41 months ago

How the motherboard holding up?

Theminecraftaddict555 1 point 26 months ago

"Amazing case cons: small not a lot of cable managment space"

Actually the cable management is quite good and simplistic, must not be good at it m8

MrMustash 1 point 14 months ago

its a good build but you could use a ssd card and it would be so much better

tigerblood213 1 Build 0 points 45 months ago

Don't get a 970 for gaming at 1080p get a gtx 960

Sphyloid 1 Build 3 points 45 months ago

Don't get a 960 get a R9 380, its cheaper and better, also don't get a 970 the R9 390 is cheaper, has more than twice the ram and annihilates it. In fact do not even consider Nividia until the $660 region, and only consider them because AMD was stupid enough to only feed their GPU 4 GB instead of the 8 GB they would have needed to put on it to knock them off their high hat. But AMD was lame and if you are playing games that need more than 4 GB and are paying $660 get the 980 ti, if not the Fury X will out preform it.

pnged 1 point 45 months ago

I agree for the most part, but the 390 and 970 are the exact same price.

Sphyloid 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

390 is $20 cheaper... That is if you buy MSI, the MSI 390 is the best 390 in terms of OC-ing.



pnged 1 point 45 months ago

That's dumb. The MSI R9 390 isn't even in stock on Newegg, and I like the gigabyte cards anyways. The reference 970's are $329, they are the exact same price.

Sphyloid 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Its the same price on amazon.

Newobc 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

It really depends what kind of games he wants to play and at what refresh rate... If he's playing really intensive games then he might need the extra power over a 380/960!


piemancoder 1 point 45 months ago

I would take the 980 to over the fury x because of how much further the 980 ti overclocks, especially under water.

Sphyloid 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Yeah but water is expensive with $600 already out on the GPU not everyone will be able to shell out more.

InsightRevolt 1 point 45 months ago

Most games don't even use 4gb of Vram, so having 8gb is a waste. Amd is unreliable and is hot. Nvidia has more support from devs. Nuff nuff giggly puff.

Sphyloid 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

That, ladies is what we call a raving fan boy. "8-gb is a waste" Damage control. Just a year or two back, 2gb was "more than enough for 1080p". "AMD is unreliable" that is 100% opinion, I have never seen AMD be unreliable and I do not even know what you mean by unreliable, do you mean driver updates? Yeah they take on average longer than Nvidia, but to what end, I have never had an unstable AMD card. If you mean the debacle with the 390's being recognize as 290 by windows, that was Microsoft's fault, had nothing to do with AMD. "AMD is hot" I see this a lot of this from other fan-boys, yeah 970 vs 390, the 390 gobbles up 130 more watts but I, in my experience, have yet to see crazy changes in my room or instability due to this, so I do not see the problem. "Nvidia has more support from dev's" I have played one game ever that has said "Nvidia, the way it's meant to be played" so the relevance of you statement may vary to put it lightly. The format was unprofessional, and your information, for the most part, unreliable.

InsightRevolt 1 point 45 months ago

Lmao you mad bruh?

Sphyloid 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

No, how does disassembling your blind rave make me angry?

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