Description

This is an upgrade of my computer that I got last Christmas, which as you can see in some pictures, my old motherboard. The upgrades:

CPU: FX 6100 to 8320: Obvious reasons, overclocking, speed, cores

Ram: Twice as much, and a bit faster, and in dual channel mode...mom accidentally got the blue...instead of the red. Lol.

MOBO: Overclocking, full 6gbps on my SSD, ATX, more USB, much better on-board audio

CPU Cooler: MUCH quieter, better cooling, better overclocking looks nicer.

OC: I haven't overclocked yet, but certainly will, I believe in getting the most for your money. The current PSU isn't good to OC on.

Sorry about the cables, I plan on getting a new PSU soon, and once I do, I will make them look amazing.

Soon to come: New GPU, and especially a new power supply...this thing is a time bomb. Would never overclock on this PSU.

Reasons? I just started to learn to program, and wanted more cpu power, also just started YouTubing, so I needed upgrades for video editing/rendering as well as photo editing. Also, much better performance in BF3 and 4.

Steam: Z3RO YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX4Bb9zr4xknsMbZTjZ7PEw Old Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/gxLkcf#img=2

Edit: just turned on OC genie, to see how idle temps were, they barely moved up at all. As soon as I get a new PSU, I will post load temps.

Edit 2: Just decided to try out BF4 on ultra...the results/improvements impressed me. Ultra: Min avg: 64.3 Max avg: 118.6 Avg avg: 88.6

My old cpu, ran at 100% at 4.0ghz, at over 60 degrees, played on medium quality, and only averaged 30-40fps

The 8320 runs at around 35% at 4.0ghz, at 45 degrees, played on ultra quality, and averages almost 90fps.

(Note: There was no change in the gpu clock speed at all)

Edit 3: Rendered first video, had a lot of complexity, and it maxed out at 52.3 degrees.

Edit 4: Just overclocked the GPU to test performance, and it gave me a locked 85fps at all times. (No V-sync) Temps to your right.

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Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

you should set the prices correctly

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Why? If you read the description, most of the parts, I already had.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

its just a tip. Most people, unless you have a crazy gtx titan or something, just click off the build when see a lot of zeros.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Regardless, 5 of the items I got for free. I.e. Work in the IT Department of my company.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, Layne. Nice name too.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks!!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the build so far man! I was wondering, how are your frame rates in BF4 and what texture resolution do you play on?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I built it this morning, made sure it booted, and had to leave...the Christmas struggle. Lol

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the Christmas struggle for real! Well, I am only 16 years old, so I have been looking to get a really good Graphics card for the money, so whenever you get a chance I would love to know the gaming performance of this card! _^

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the r9 280 performs a little bit better...for about the same price. It's definitely a good card but nothing like a 970.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't agree more, but that does justify my budget of $500 (I guess ~_~) as that is money I have I have accumulated/saved over the past 2 years. I also agree with the R9 280 probably being a a little more powerful, being the card I will probably use.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a great 1080p card! And you could always crossfire in the future.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I just posted my benchmarks of BF4 in the bottom of the description, also used OC Genie to get it to 4.0ghz. This chip was a major improvement over my old 6100.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

what speakers do you use, can you name it please. nice build overall.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Just an old set of Logitech speakers. I don't know the model.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU looks like it will explode...

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah! I'm scared to play any games on it. It was a part of a gift last christmas...I didn't pick it out. Getting a new one soon.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe, for a second I thought you got a gtx 970, but then I realized that was the mobo.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Haha, I wish I had a 970! That'll probably be my next gpu though. Probably a birthday present to myself.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got an FX-8320 and I'm considering getting a Corsair H60 for it. What are your load temps like and would you recommend it?

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

I just posted my temps, oc, and benchmarks for BF4 in the bottom of the description. (:

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend that case for the msi 970 motherboard you have? Im hoping to do a build with the 970 and I am struggling to find a case with a good price like that one that will fit it sufficiently.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

It is okay, but it isn't great, if you would like a bigger water cooler like the corsair h100i, it won't fit.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing and cheap loving it

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks nothing like this anymore! haha.

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

Hmm that h60 may not be sufficient for overclocking an 8320.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh well. I don't plan on going to anything above 4.0...but even if not, I'll pick up a better one in the future. This was mostly for the quiet factor.

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  • 65 months ago
  • -1 points

Where'd you get a 970 for $85?

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

I have a nice mother who uses black friday to her advantage. Lol.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow!! I didn't mean to put the vengeance..yeah it's just the corsair k70 gaming. Haha, thanks for pointing that out.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

It's really good, if you don't want the clicky-ness of the typical mechanical keys, and just smooth switches, this is a great keyboard, and I wouldn't trade it for another. The only thing, if you use the wrist rest, it takes up quite a bit of desk space, and requires two usb ports if you wish to use the built in usb hub on the keyboard.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need the second one plugged in, just only if you need the usb port on the keyboard..but just tested it, and you do need both plugged in to use the usb port.