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Use for 1080p gaming, streaming, etc. To the extent that it is a budget build, parts were acquired over time as deals popped up. I chose the FX-6300 because of the combo deals available and the fact that it is overclockable.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! Looks almost exactly like mine +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget build!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks almost like mine too! Good Job! Well Done!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I fixed my cooler now so no more (almost) twinsies lol.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

this is actually a really nice budget pc I would have recommended an i5 maybe for a bit more performance it would nearly double the 6300 on almost all i5s

  • 49 months ago
  • 5 points

My friend has an I5, I actually told him to get it. I got this one because of the combo deal at microcenter with this motherboard. I would like the I5.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I see.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 6300 but will wait to upgrade. I feel that with an overclock I would can be satisfied for the next year or so with this. I am rocking a 3gb 660 ti but only getting good performance on Fallout 4 with med-high settings. The urge to upgrade my gpu is killing me but buyers remorse stings! Will wait it out to see how low Nvidia/AMD go when summer launches cause price drops. I need that mobo!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a good motherboard, still getting used to overclocking with it. I think it actually gets hotter than the cpu with the coolermaster but still testing. :) Edit: overall things seem to be staying pretty cool with this case and all the fans.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel lucky that I got this cpu after my 2500k died. This cpu has gotten good review as it is a good overclocker which, as reviews state, can reach the same performance as higher priced AMD cpus. I was on a budget when I got this or I would have gotten a 4690k. But this does the job, just gotta get me a gpu that can get these AAA games running at ultra 1080p.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I've heard, it should be sufficient for most games, however there are a few that don't like it too much. From the amount that I play, I'm okay bypassing a few. :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally you would want to mount the CPU cooler the other way with it pulling air from the front to the back instead of from the bottom to the top. It would create less disturbance with the front and rear fans. I'm not real familiar with AMD processors and motherboards so I'm not sure if it can be rotated or not.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's a good point. The way the mounting holes are layed out is like a rectangle, if you try and rotate the coolermaster it will not clear the brackets. Probably not a very good description, if someone else knows how? Edit: I remember now, the cooler has a wide heat pipes that come out from the bottom and won't fit through that side.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I did see this build here with the same CPU, motherboard and CPU cooler and it is mounted the other way, so it must be possible. Also, if you mount it the other way, it looks like it won't hang over the RAM slots so if you ever had to change out the RAM you wouldn't have to take the cooler off.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow very strange. I must be mechanically illiterate as I tried multiple times. I'll have to look into that. It is akward getting the ram out, removing the fan from the cooler did it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I installed my cooler the same way you did. While its not the most ideal way to mount it, I get why it just made more sense. With AMD mounting, you need a long screw driver to screw it it. You can see the 4 half-circle cutouts on the cooler that they had to make just to accommodate. I plan to rotate next time I take it apart, but I am sure the temp differences are negligible.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

OK, I see what you're talking about now. Tools are not a big issue but you're right a very long screwdriver is needed. I just couldn't figure out how the heat pipes could clear the bracket in that orientation. If anyone has an idea what I'm doing wrong. Edit: other than that, installation of the Coolermaster was without any major issue.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

any problems with the motherboard? (sorry for the question im new to this whole pc building) i have picked out parts for my pc but idk if theyre good http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xVQpjX

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard? Start with basics before worrying about that. It's highly likely that cpu, in some games, will bottleneck that gpu. A quick search around various forums point that out.

The psu is overkill, you'd be fine on a 600w. There's plenty of good builds on the completed list, you should go through them and get some ideas.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems with the motherboard. Like ho said, your build might be a little inbalanced.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, what would you recommend ?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

which specific part? what sort of budget? like he said, go look at some completed builds.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the bios is acting up when overclocking, had to clear the cmos a few times.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

the power supply to 500w give enough for your components ? It provided enough?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

For stock yes, for overclock no.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

And if you overclock your gpu and your cpu how many watts you need ?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

My guess would be 50W more, just needs a bit more headroom. With the new generation of gpu's coming out, power needs should be less which would probably work with this psu.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the evga 600b if you plan to O/C

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thank you

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This is almost the same as my first amd build. Only mine was black/red. Good build though +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

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  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

I got the 380 for $150 on sale. If I had waited I could have gotten a different brand. Next build will be a better card...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend updating your prices to accurately reflect how much you spent. :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first time posting, didn't realize the prices would show this way. I'll go back now and see what I can fix that would show accurately. Edit: if you factor in I got $40 in mail in rebates, that should help. Looks like I have to redo my parts list to update.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's easiest to just mark as purchased and put in exactly what you paid, because the prices that show with the store names update continuously as prices change.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about that, still learning this site. I'll go back in there again as soon as I can.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I should have waited, but I had the other components and no way to test b/c no onboard video. Most of what I had read at the time stated 4gb was overkill for 1080p, so that's why I triggered.