Description

Reminds me of a car battery :v small and compact build very frustrating to work on the insides is very cramped. but over all I'm quite happy (y) My main rig a stop gap until I can get my hands on a Ryzen 5 and an ITX board small builds from now on. All parts I already have or taken from my previous rig. Only the casing is new here. Please note I dint have to spend much on this build only time and effort.

Part Reviews

CPU

Cheap and very capable for budget builds provided with good cooling and a slight OC this chip can surprise you though it tends to run hot.

CPU Cooler

A good air cooler if you are planing building a small PC my only gripe is the fan that comes along with it. it has a potentiometer attached to it so you can dial the speed of the fan though kinda old tech replaced the fan with a Corsair ML 120. anyways it does the job just fine.

Motherboard

The cheapest ITX board I can find and quite surprising I can OC the 870k with it to 4.4 Ghz over all I'm quite happy with it

Storage

For fast windows boot very dependable.

Video Card

For 1080p gaming without breaking the bank.

Power Supply

Very good budget PSU and it can handle slight OC. looks good and has enough power cables to go around and very lite.

Wireless Network Adapter

for wireless lan connections.

Case Fan

Very cool looking fan silent under load but gets kinda loud when the temps start to go up.

Keyboard

RGB keyboard :)

Mouse

For precision aiming and targeting.

Headphones

Earbuds for easy listening. away with head clamps :v

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Gr8 FM2+ build! :D

BTW

When is FM3 going to be released?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

If AMD truly keeps using the AM4 socket for the future CPU generations like they have claimed to do, maybe not even in 10 years from now.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I doubt there will be an FM3 ever :v thats why they have the AM4.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

All on AM4 the APU'S are coming next year.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

That GPU got me.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get that free stuff?

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

From my previous rig and spare stuff accumulated from here and there :v

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always loved the silver RX 470's +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup !!! same here :) the fan shroud is a big help porting hot air outside instead of circulating them inside your rig.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How did yo like building in the Sharkoon case? Looks tight, and packed full?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I really enjoy this case :) small and tightly packed. cable management can be quite a challenge but it is doable just need to plan where to tuck in the cables:v just make sure before you put everything that you're setup will boot it's really difficult troubleshooting it when every part are already installed. -_-

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Silverstone NT06-E working out for you, because it is just about able to keep my phenom ii x6 1055t @3.65ghz under 62c (the max recommended temp for that cpu) whilst getting rather loud with the old scythe fan I have installed.
When I found mine it didn't come with a fan...

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It can barely cope sad to say 45c idle / 65c at full load then the CPU will start throttling to 3.6 Ghz once it hits those temps -_- CPU is OC'd to 4.3 @ 1.4 volts my NT06 comes along with an adjustable 120 fan the ones that have a potentiometer so you can dial the speeds but I want the fan speed adjusted by the mobo that's why I replace it with an ML120 fan. For now, it does the job keeping the bugger cool enough and it beats the noisy stock cooler maybe I will install my spare Zalman 120 AIO once I get my hands on it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

For me it seems to be able to keep my 125 watt monster cool, but that is with a beefy 120mm fan on the heatsink, 2 140mm fans blowing down on it from the top of my case, a 120mm fan intake fan blowing air at it, and a 120mm exhaust fan pulling heat away from it... So yeah, it has alot of help, but according to Hardware monitor my CPU idles at about 35c, will reach about 45c under a gaming load, and 60c under a prime 95 load with the fan at 100%... All of which with my CPU running at about 1.4-1.5 volts, and pulling about 136 watts.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow !!! 125 watts TDP didn't know the Phenoms can draw out that much power:v my Athlon 870k goes around 95 Watts only ever considered water cooling your setup or a good AIO would probably help I think.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is, I don't have enough room in the top of my case to mount a rad, unless I want to mount the fans externally, and I can't really mount a rad on the front of my case unless I want it to hang off my drive bay... I think my system would run alot cooler if I bought a hyper 212 evo, making it so that the direction of the fans would align with the case fans.