EDIT: okay had to add this in so ppl stop ASSUMING, this system is nearly (or more than) 5 years old, but the case is 8 years old!! the PSU was a gift from an Inlaw 2 years ago, cause the cheap ass 400W psu i had died!, and my original GPU died (it was a 550Ti, where i live gets really hot, and i leave it running 24/7 cause friends and family contact via Skype, so the GPU fan died), and as for Graphics card upgrade!, since i don't/refuse to play alot of FPS games, i don't really need a super B.A. GPU
1st of all, couldn't find the cheap case i use, and 2ndly it actually has a 560BE not a 550BE.
As for use, just a gaming rig, LOL, SWTOR, D3, WOW, TES3:Morrowiond (MGSO modded), X3: Albion Prelude.
Will eventually do the upgrade list i have on here so i can more easily record/stream some of my games! but this old dual core struggles, major bottleneck, not bad for nearly 4 years old!
a few reasons for the upgrades im looking at, 1: CPU, come on need i say more, need more coresssss 2: The cooler, reason im going for that Zalman unit is that the NB on my mobo runs super hot under load, about 70c, i know its normal for them, but rather some sort of cooling 3: The Case, my case is soo old and dated, its from like 6+ years ago, no top vents, still has funnel style ven pipe from the side, only like 3 hdd bays, no cable management area! 4: the HDD, couldn't find my HDD on there so i used to next closest, my HDD is actually a SATAII
Changed build as of April 7th 2014: added FX-6300 and a seagate barracuda 1tb, old 3dmark11:1226
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core||$139.00||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Western Digital AV-GP 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$69.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 2GB||$125.00||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake 700W ATX12V / EPS12V||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||35.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||53.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P1676|