Description

I built this machine for a gaming/programming/3d modeling machine that had plenty of room to be upgraded, and to be easy replace if anything happened to it. So far, it runs beautifully. I get 120 FPS on ultra settings for most games, including skyrim, and war thunder. I have had trouble with trying to unlock cores in the CPU, and that the computer would get fairly hot while it was running on idle(45C) and under load(60C). After getting some spare fans from a friend, I was able to drop the temps down to 30C idle and 50C under load. If I could, I would have gone for a different vender for the CPU as I got it from Amazon, and in return I got a counterfeit CPU. The Cooler I got was for a Athlon from 6/7 years ago, luckily my friend who gave me the fans also gave me his stock FX cooler. For a hard drive I also mooched from my friend a nice 1tb Hard drive, pending I fix it up. I plan on upgrading to a small ssd for booting.

I will be posting pictures of it soon.

Part Reviews

CPU

got a counterfeit CPU from Amazon, CPU came with wrong cooler and with locked cores. However it handles Overclocking fine.

Motherboard

Board Does what I need, only complaint is that the SATA headers are flimsy. Pros: fast and has plenty of room for expansion.

Case

Case came with no cable management system, offered nearly no room for the extra length for cables, and was not a good match with A ASRock 970 motherboard. Case does look good with a nice LED fan. Other Problems where that the front panel USB 2 port does not come with a USB 2 cable, for some reason.

Wireless Network Adapter

Finicky Wireless card. Had to re-seat it multiple times before It would work. Afterwards worked fine.

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Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

what mouse?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA toro 6 color 4 programmable button usb mouse.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. However, The MSI R9 380 IS Crossfire compatible. You just don't need a bridge for this GPU architecture.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats right, I forgot the bridge is built in for the 970 chipset. Thanks

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally someone using the correct chipset! See so many builds for the fx 6300 using a 760, only takes a second to find results for overclocking on a 760 isn't good, the 970 is a good choice.

That psu is a bit overkill though, you'd never need 750w, 600 would have been fine.

Can't understand why you didn't go for a 4gb R9 380 though, they aren't that much more.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I built the PSU so that If I upgrade/build a better computer, I can reuse it. And yes... I deeply regret not getting a 4 gig 380, however at the time it was $20 more expensive and I didn't have the 20, and was impatient.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, makes sense, it might have been a better idea to go down to 8gb ram and save around £47 there to put towards the gpu, then just buy more ram in the future, there really isn't much need for 16gb ram just yet, and ram is cheap enough to replace, now you'll end up forking out another £180 or so for a 4gb card in the future, just a thought.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I am planning on upgrading the system with a R4, and replacing the guts of the computer with a zen compatible. But that is $700 into the future