Description

My first pc build. I chose AMD because it was under 100€ and performs good. Yeah I could have chosen Intel but I don't care, I'm on the red team (as you can see from the 380 GPU).

The FX-6300 is OC'd to 4.2GHz and I think I'll change the heatsink with an H100i v2 because I wasn't lucky in the silicon lottery and this CPU needs a high voltage to reach 4.5GHz.

I bought the HyperX Fury Black RAM and Fury SSD last month because I needed them.

The is no main use, as I game on it, program and edit videos/photos.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Really nice build! I couldn't get my 6300 past 4.2Ghz, good job on that and the parts list in general. I have a few suggestions though:

  • Edit the prices to show what you actually paid for all of the parts.
  • More importantly do some cable management for better looks and airflow.

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll edit them now, thanks for the heads up! Cable management has already been fixed, the photos are just a week older :D

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear! Enjoy your new computer, man!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

other than tidying up some cables and perhaps rotating the 212 to the correct position, not sure why they always end up sucking air in from the GPU like that, AMD mounting perhaps?, looks like a solid build! +1 from Jezza :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

...why they always end up sucking air in from the GPU like that, AMD mounting perhaps?

Actually, it's alright to direct your CPU cooler where the top exhaust of the case is at. It's not intentionally for the GPU, it's for the CPU's heat to be pushed out, upward. People tend to do this when their case is close to the wall. As we do see here so there's more airflow at the top, instead of being trapped exhaust of the top-back that is close to the wall. Also some discovered that the heat / flow is more improved if setup this way. Better heat exhaust, airflow management.
  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Interesting reach Eltech! thank you for the insight. I thought it might have been a AMD mounting thing as most 212s are mounted the other way. Thank you for the information! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Because the back portion of the PCB of the GPU isn't where the majority of its heat is generated?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I already tidied it up some time ago, photos are just a week older. The heatsinks is like that so (I think) it can intercept the fresh airflow from the front of the case as throw out the hot air from the top exhaust

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 nice build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a solid build here, getting a 4.2ghz OC is not half bad for a FX6300. I have always liked that CPU, it is in a really good spot for price per performance. No major complaints aside of the direction you have the CPU cooler in. I would turn it to blow out the back of the case to your exhaust fan.

I would not change the CPU cooler out. The 212 Evo keeps up with most midrange water coolers and has a lower failure rate. Nothing like the pump going out in a water cooler and not realizing until the PC shuts off. At least with an air cooler you can see the fan stop spinning.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I put the cooler like that for space problems, the upper wall of the case is quite low (less than 1 cm from the mobo) so it's really hard to set the cooler in the other direction

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yuck, you do what you must do. I have always hated how awkward that cooler was to install.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, as ugly as it looks I can keep it under 55°C with Prime95 torture test, so I won't mind it. It could have looked better the other way, but I don't want to go throu the hassle of remounting the heatsink and reappling thermal paste if I already have good temps like this :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Also try overclocking that graphics card, you should be able to get things faster quite a bit.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I OC'd it to 1066MHz (core) and 1600MHz (memory) a week later installing it ahah

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you think about building in the SPEC-02?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

it isn't bad. there's enough space for cable management in the back but the top and bottom filters are quite thick, so a higher static pressure would be better. also the front filter won't hold back smaller particles of dust (tho it blocks my cat's fur and other stuff)

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the hexacore for budget reasons and timings. Didn't have that extra cash (was already overbudget with keyboard, mouse and monitor)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I am very new to PC building and have only primary knowledge of hardware. How do you mean it lasted for a month? Did it stop working or you just changed the build cause you didn't like it?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the few people I have seen advising that. +1

This isn't bad for his first build but my goodness this things needs cable management ASAP!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try this out, thanks for the heads up