Description

This build is used mostly for gaming with some light picture and video editing by my wife. I originally built this in August 2013 as a budget build with an fx6300 and a hd 7770 (soon upgraded to r9 270) wd black 1 tb. I added an SSD along the way as well as the 212 evo. This is the way the build currently stands and probably will for the nest year or so. My next upgrade will be to make a mini itx build with whatever platform is available at that time, whether intel or amd only time will tell, kinda waiting to see what Zen looks like.

CPU. When amazon put the FX8320 on sale around thanks giving for $106 i jumped on it. I put my fx 6300 in a budget build for my little brother. Not really much of an upgrade for gaming but it is a bit faster when video editing. I have it OCed to 4.2 but it can run stable at 4.5 but i don't need it there right now.

CPU Cooler. I used the stock fan for a little while with my 6300 but it was way too loud so i went with everyones default after market choice. I later bought two corsair 120mm fans and put them on the evo and put the coolmaster fan as an exhaust fan. Currently i have not seen my CPU temp reach above 52 deg C. Mind you i live in South Dakota anf its the middle of winter, my basement sits around 17 deg C so that helps too.

Motherboard. Still running strong and has all the features i need.

Kingston. I bought this before the Nand switching issue. It is fast and loads BF4 pretty quickly.

HDDs. I started with e WD black when i first built the system. It is now my gaming storage drive. I added a blue drive for more storage for my wifes photography hobby.

Video Card. You may be wondering why i got a card built for Mini itx, i know a lot of ITX cases can handle full sized cards. I wanted a small card to make it easier to work with when i do upgrade to a mini itx in a year or so. I think the 970 will still be a good card by then. It runs well, it hits 63 Deg C when playing battlefield and 65 when running MSI Combustor burn in.

All in all this thing is still a capable machine and handle all the latest games with relative ease.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

Tek Syndicate symbol on front ?? Nice :D +1 for tek syndicate

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

I do enjoy their content, and i think there logo looks pretty sweet!

  • 58 months ago
  • 4 points

Cat approved.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Raze The Worlddddd!

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Ok first off +1 for posting an AMD build and using Tek Syn symbol! Sheer Epicness :D Also I wanted to know if you think the WD black loads faster then the WD Blue? Also is it louder then the blue?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Load times there is no difference, they are both 7200 rpm with 64mb of cache and no dicernable difference according to crystal disk benchmark, and yes the black is a little louder than the blue not sure why it could be it has tighter tolerances since it is a more industrial hdd.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Tek Syndicate symbol Nice :D +1 for tek syndicate

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

like the Tek Syndicate sticker :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any tips on how I can get the cpu cooler in that orientation. It's a ***** to install but when I do install I can only get it to where the fan is facing up if you check my completed built.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late response, haven't been on here is a few days. You are right the 212 evo is a pain to install. I found it is easier to mount it have the air blow out the top of the case. But the air flow is better if you can get it to flow out the back. I found you can get the bracket to hold the cooler vertical if you can finagle then in them in between the head pipes the right way. Its hard to describe, easier to show. You will just have to trouble shoot it. Sorry i'm not much of a help its been 5 months since i installed it the last time. I'm sure there are some youtube videos out there that might help.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been asking a few people this... Are the front fans your only intake? I am currently doing a build using this case and am rather disappointed by how much the plastic front of the case restricts airflow to the two 120mm front fans. I have 2x120 mm fans in the front and 1x120 mm in the base and with the front clipped into place the 3 fans can not generate enough air flow to maintain a positive internal pressure when the exhaust only has 2 fans. Take the front cover off and there is a huge increase in intake pressure.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the reason i bought the fan controller. I have the two intakes running at a higher speed than the exhaust fans. Seems to keep a pretty good amount of pressure in the case. SO i have my two front 120mm intakes running at about 50% and my two 140mm exhausts running as low as they can as well as the 120mm exhaust.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Tek!

  • 59 months ago
  • -1 points

How nice of an overclock did you get on that cat, with it being black and all? I also didn't see a price for it either, so include that ASAP.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

He was $25 at the humane society. lol