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Orange Fury

by EagleByte

11
9 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 17, 2018

Date Built

April 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.008 GHz

Description

What started 6 months ago has now come into reality. Wow. It was a long journey, but I think I learned something from it: check what case you're buying before you buy it. The case was a monster. That's all I'm saying for now.

The build itself is pretty snappy. I've gotta give it credit for that. It can play games half-decently (Farming Simulator 17 at ultra graphics with no stutters) and is great for typical daily use.

Part Reviews

CPU

With its hyper threading, it's pretty great for multitasking and typical use. Quick installation (like any other processors) and speedy processing.

Motherboard

It provides 4 RAM slots and a little orange LED by the I/O ports. The BIOS is easy to use. I'd buy again and again.

Memory

This was a gift, so it'll be easier to give it a good review. It's pretty quick, and installed in a flash, bringing my RAM amount from 4 gigs up to 12. Same speed as the other, so that's nice. The games I play now (specifically ROMs on Retroarch, lol) have a decent performance boost, so I'm pretty pleased in the product for sure.

Storage

Fast and has a high capacity of 1 TB. It's a great deal for $45.

Video Card

For $85, this is a steal. Sure, not fancy like the RTX or even GTX cards, but still good for the price. It runs my games well, and I haven't noticed any large dips in frame rates or the fan being extremely loud.

Case

A little difficult to build in, but it looks quite nice. It's a bit bigger than I was expecting for sure, but not too shabby at all. The built-in orange LEDs match the ones on my motherboard perfectly, making it look great. Honestly, knowing that this is a knock-off of another case makes me a little sad, but it's not that bad. My biggest complaint is how hard it was to build in and how I cannot change the fan speeds with the built-in fan controllers for some reason. Other than that, not bad!

Power Supply

Quiet, powerful, and it's shaped like a brick. What else could I say about it?

Operating System

Windows has been with me my entire life, starting with XP. It's changed a lot, and I feel that it's getting a bit worse than the XP days. XP was the best and forever will be the best. But this is about Windows 10. It's sleek, runs okay, and now that I have 12 gigs of RAM, it's better. Really, though, if they could bring back the simplistic elegance that XP had, it would totally go for 5 stars.

Wireless Network Adapter

This is a decent piece of tech for $12. It connects quickly and easily, sure, but not that great all around. Honestly, get yourself something better that plugs into a PCIe lane rather than USB. I've had disconnects and it does affect my Fortnite performance for sure.

Other

The memory chosen looks great and performs great. I haven't had any problems.

Comments Sorted by:

bbogle86 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

Farming Simulator 17 at ultra graphics with no stutters

Probably my favorite benchmark ever! Nice build too :)

EagleByte submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks! It's a great benchmark!

Berend1453536775435775544 2 points 12 months ago

Nice budget build. An ssd would be a good upgrade.

EagleByte submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

It would, but it just didn't fit in the budget.

OccamAsylum 15 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Nice little budget rig.

I'd be interested if you could actually get that asking price for it considering you can build a 2400g system with an SSD for less new.

EagleByte submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I purchased the motherboard first on sale in December, so automatically Ryzen goes out the window. As stated above, an SSD just wouldn't fit in the budget. Maybe a future build?

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EagleByte submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Me too. It's a good system (besides the forced updates).

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EagleByte submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

It just didn't fit in the budget at the time. And, a 1050 around January (that's when I bought everything) was actually around $200 rather than $150 and a 1050 Ti was $250 rather than $200.

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EagleByte submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

It's a beast for the price! It kills lower-spec games. Thanks for the nice comment.

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