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After a week of light gaming I am convinced of two things. 1) I have made a great investment 2) My girlfriend thinks I am insane

Everything seems to be running smoothly, buying a molex splitter so I can run my video card (takes 4 molex slots!) and my overall fan control (Solved!) . Removed 3 of the internal bays so my video card would fit a little nicer. Will be investing in a sound card and much better speakers in the near future.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 7 points

Why do you need the molex splitters for your 270X? The card requires two 6-pin PCIe connectors and your CX500M PSU has two 6+2pin connectors. Just unsnap the +2pins and use each of the remaining 6-pin connectors.

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

Sorry for the caps but DO NOT USE MOLEX ON YOUR VIDEO CARD, yes it provides power however you should use this as little as possible and your power supply comes with the necessary cables to hook up the card without molex. You should use the cables that look like this. So please take my advice, use the 6+2 cables and save your graphics card. But overall good build, I may have gone with the FX 6350 instead of the 8320, but other than that and the molex good build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 6350 instead?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It is slightly cheaper, overclocked higher, runs slightly cooler, and how often do you actually use 8 cores, then again how often would you use even 6 cores.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm not a bad thought.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, I will definitely look into it! Rookie mistake? haha

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey i like your build and that really cool black theme!!! And i have a few questions to ask about your build: 1. Hows the motherboard working and did you overclock??? 2.If you did overclock do you think that this can handle a 4.8ghz overclock on the 8320 or 8320e and have a 2 way crossfire???

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

another guy asked me about using molex connections and I didn't have a proper answer. what exactly is wrong with the molex pins?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Well there is nothing "wrong" with molex. It is fine being used on things like fans (if you don't want to control then in the bios), fan controllers that go on the front bays, LEDs, etc. But to my knowledge the way way molex operates it just sends current through not caring where it's going. With the PCIe connectors that have there own special 8 pin connectors that go on the PSU I believe that the PSU can "manage" the amount of electricity going through there so that it doesn't fry you're components. Manufacturers include the molex for people who have to use it if you have the correct PCIe connecters that go in the 8 pin slot on your PSU then you should certainly use those over molex.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

got it, thanks for the update.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No, problem.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, but I agree with all of the "just use the PCI-E cables" folks.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Came here to say what everyone else is saying...just use the 6+2 PCI-E...save you GPU!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that the monitor in your pictures that you listed in your parts list? Because that thing is damn sexy

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice on the 6-pin instead of the molex, makes my life much easier! I am chalking this one up to a rookie mistake...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! +1 for AMD Processor and i suggest liquid cooling though.

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