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My past builds

by RazerZ

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Date Published

July 1, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

Description

Browsing around my iPad and managed to find some old pics, good times.

The part list linked is the original which was upgraded over time. I love messing around with computers and have come a long way since I first started this hobby.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.

Part Reviews

CPU

It was a decent option at time of purchase though now is easily outdone by Intel's Pentium line.

Motherboard

Worked well during time of ownership though the onboard audio was noticeably poor (hissing and crackling could be heard in the background).

Memory

Solid low profile ram. Never gave me any problems.

Storage

Died on me after a few months of owning it, it was bought second hand after previously being used in a workstation. I stuck with buying new storage from this point on.

Video Card

It has held up well despite it's age in 2016. Provided for a large step up compared to integrated graphics on my processors including i5 4590. The blower cooler is relatively quiet but becomes noticeable while gaming or running an intensive application.

Operating System

My favorite OS. Functionality was their first priority similar to their past operating systems. Not the biggest fan of 8 or 10.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works great when it's not overheating. Compatible with Windows 7,8, and 10.

Headphones

Great entry level headphones for $30, but not more. Light on the head and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Build quality is decent for the price but not great (plastic construction) . Sound wise they have a warm presentation and are decent all rounders. For $30 they are not the most resolving cans in the world though generally this plays in their favor since poorly recorded or low bitrate music is easier to listen to. Soundstage is quite good for a closed headphone and games/movies are very much enjoyable.

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archlinuxos 4 Builds 4 points 34 months ago

Gotta love the Windows 7>8>10 lol, good job on the 9 Microsoft.

This was a fun post! Always crazy to see how technology progresses.

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Haha, so true.

Thanks! Totally agree with you.

aventador18 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

pretty cool and cheap little build. what is the rating of your power supply? also, you should probably upgrade to a hdd+ssd, or go all out 1tb ssd for the future, you should probably upgrade graphics if you plan on gaming to something like an r7 360 or 750 ti, and maybe upgrade your wifi card to 802.11ac

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

The Enermax? I believe it was 80+ Bronze but I no longer have it. Right now I'm happy with my 1TB drive and its performance with Windows 10. I upgraded to a HD 7950 which is around a R9 280 a while back but since downgraded back to the 9800GTX+ since I don't have time to game much and it could max out the games I play with my old 1280x1024 monitor. My internet speed atm is not fast enough to benefit from a better wireless card so I plan to hold on to this one for a while. I bought a TP Link N900 a week back from Micro Center but plan to return it due to poor connectivity and range (no official drivers for Windows 10 could play a part).

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 34 months ago
You have done a lot of upgrades... wow!

+1 because I though you had a Noctua cooler with an A6 5400K... I got shocked for an instant :O

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

lol thanks

chris_shadez 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Ahhh i see you did get the sweet D15 xD Noice!

ThePacklemore 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

What mic is that?

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

A cheap Neewer lapel mic that I modded to make a flexible mic.

ThePacklemore 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

how is the quality on it?

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Not good build wise, sound quality is decent enough to be heard clearly but is right where you would expect it at $5 for a 3 pack lol.

The strain relief is horrendous though, mine broke easily and because of its size is a pain to resolder.

ThePacklemore 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

The modmic 4.0 is very good. But it is around $50

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

It's overpriced. I essentially made a mic similar to it for much less.

DvoLogic 1 point 32 months ago

How was the A6's Overclocked performance? I'm thinking of using it for a first-time build with liquid cooling... sounds retarded but I want to see how drastic the change in performance would be if it were liquid cooled instead of air cooled. Of course I could always go for an I3 instead but maybe I should try something different from everyone else?

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Terrible, you won't see much of a difference at all. When it was paired with my HD 7950 (close to R9 280 in performance) any game that wasn't mostly GPU dependent would have heavy stuttering and be unplayable. I only bought it because I found it cheap at the time and now there are much better options for around the same price.

An i3 would be a much better option overall. If you aren't building soon perhaps see what AMD's Zen has to offer.

DvoLogic 1 point 32 months ago

Well thanks :D I wanted someone who already owned it's input on the cpu - definitely not gonna get it now.

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Why not use the graphics in your APU ?

RazerZ submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Not as powerful as the graphics card

Flying.Rhino 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

9800 GTX+ was a deceptively fast card in its day. If you got a version with a full Gig of memory it was pretty solid with newer DX10 titles up until a few years ago.

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