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Sorry I'm a bad Photographer

I've been wanting a cheap second desktop just for Sim Racing and my friend had some old parts he sold me for $100. I got the CPU, Motherboard, PSU, and GPU from him. He actually gave me a GTX660 but I'm going to sell that and this HD6870 to get a GTX1050ti or 1060 soon.

Edit: Turns out the HD6870 is dead so I'm using the GTX660 which pcpartpicker says is 1mm too long for the case but it fit just fine

I got the Hyper 212 last black Friday and added a spare case fan i had. The 4GB Kingston Savage ram stick is from my main rig until I find a good deal on a 8gb kit. The hard drive is from an old laptop we thought was failing but it turned out to be the laptop's motherboard.

PCPartPicker says the Hyper 212 doesn't fit in the Cougar MX200. Well, it kind of does. You can't put any fans on the side panel and it JUST BARELY clears. I was just going to cut the side panel to give it a kind of race car look but since the hyper 212 doesn't stick out higher than the panel I just left it.

I may have gone overboard on the stickers...but it's like a race car! lol

Part Reviews

CPU

Seems to be working great for an old AMD CPU. The only other AMD part I've ever had was an A10-5800 and it ran WAY hot. This FX is doing very well OCed to 4.1ghz with the Hyper 212

CPU Cooler

This came with brackets to mount another fan and with two fans its keeping an overclocked AMD very cool

Motherboard

I've never been a fan of ASUS. I have horrible luck with them dying RIGHT after the warranty runs out so hopefully this board will keep ticking a while

Case

I think this case is normally $45, I got it for $27 plus shipping so at $32 I give it 5 stars. At $45 I'd probably give it 3-4 stars. Mine came with a large dent from the factory cause the shipping box was fine. Lots of drive space and good airflow

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Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Glad to see this processor again?

Could you run some benchmarks? Would love to see how this performs in 2017!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of benchmarks would you like, I've got the cpu overclocked to 4.1ghz. I'm struggling to get the GPU to cooperate so maybe I'll get the 660 installed then try some more modern games.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

if you can bench Doom 2016 and witcher 3. this is a awesome build. on the level of the console killer.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Rather than get a 1060 or 1050 Ti, get an RX 480. Almost 1060 performance, but WAY cheaper, almost as cheap as a high end 1050 Ti.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't get myself to buy an AMD card, I hate their software and I've had 2 amd cards die on me and an APU try to commit suicide by randomly trying to give itself 5v on default clock settings

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? AMD usually has the better drivers for older cards.

Can you tell me more about that APU? It seems like a BIOS problem.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had 2 radeon HD cards in the past die on me, when amd released their gpu recording "playtv" or whatever it is, it decided to allocate 20gb of my 120gb SSD for constant recording. I had a hard time figuring out how to disable all that. All the AMD software is as bad as a virus. If you uninstall it all, they will reinstall themselves whenever amd releases an update. You have to go into your windows registry and delete all history of AMD from your system to get rid of it all.

The APU I had was an A10 5800k on a gigabyte A88X board. I had it manually clocked to run the "turbo" speed it was rated at all the time on a water cooler. One day the computer just shut off with no warning. Waited a few min and booted into the BIOS. Cpu was at 92C and it showed 4.7V going to the cpu, if that's even possible? I quickly turned off the computer, waited a while for it to cool off, booted into bios and hit restore all defaults before it thermal shutdown again. I can't believe it didn't die but I never took it off default settings again after that. I sold that computer about a year ago tho

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What series are they? Any thing below HD 7000 is not currently supported by AMD. Usually, AMD has superior drivers for graceful aging of older cards.

Definitely a mobo/bios problem. The CPU can't change it's power usage or heat. It is almost certainly not the chip's fault.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo are you selling the case?I want the case

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Please sell the case to me email me Kingrules2019@gmail.com

Note:Email me only if your selling the case

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points
Firstly, I would recommend turning the lights on before you take photos.
Secondly, epic build, epic deals, similar to my build

However I'm not sure if you can upsell those graphics cards enough to get a 1060.

But you never know.


  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I like long exposure shots to get the led's clear so when I turn my room lights on it gets over exposed. I'll have to try getting a dimmer light

I know I wouldn't get the full amount for a 1060, I haven't looked into a 1050ti much, I want to run triple 1080p screens in iracing at decent settings so I know I need the VRAM of a 4gb or 6gb card

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had a few different HD series cards. I don't remember which exactly, I know one was a 5000 series and the others were 6000 series. I tried the last catalyst driver and the beta crimson driver

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

For the driver or gpu?

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You English is suck. Mine are better

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

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