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The first ever build of a 17 year old! :D

by Ayrus

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Date Published

Aug. 20, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

8.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.25 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

This is my first build ever, and it came about with one of my great friends giving me a deal on some of his old parts, the 8350, mobo, WLAN card, and ram for $85. Not bad, huh? :D

Choices on parts are pretty simple, I bought what I could afford that wasn't complete junk, kinda funny though cause I ordered a 500gb ES.2 drive, and was shipped a 750gb 7200rpm server drive with 32 megs of cache, heh

Thoughts on the case though; cable management is an absolute pain, I didn't even want to post the build at first because of the poor management, but I cleaned it up and decided it was a good time to take pictures! :D disclaimer on the pictures, I literally took them on my 5s, edited them on it, then edited them on my desktop a second time. So I did what I could with that, sorry guys :P

Also feel free to give me your thoughts on maybe purchasing another RX 460 for crossfire, may not be necessary at the moment but I feel like its not a bad idea considering the power:performance ratio of the card, and what about maybe a mild overclock without overvolting too much on the hyper 212?

moar footnotes -CSGO is on ultra -League of Legends is on Ultra, 300-400 fps average (couldn't get a screenshot :c) -Heaven Bench is on High preset with no tessellation on DX11, 23.6 fps is a split second drop due to starting the bench -Rainbow Six: Siege on ultra, and high presets - Battlefield One plays beautifully at med-high settings, 60-80 fps at 75hz 70 degree FOV -benchmarks were done at 1440x900p 75hz

update as of a couple days after posting, i learned that my friend hit the silicone lottery and the chip was overvolted at 1.39v out of the box lol, this is awesome but the problem is that rainbow six siege was putting the system at around 68c after a few hours of gaming, which is no bueno. So i undervolted and underclocked the cpu to 3816 mhz and about 1.212v at max load, putting it at 33c after 10 minutes under the AMD overdrive stability test after 10 minutes. In lighter single core programs, however, a couple of the cores will be able to turbo to 4.2ghz and provide great single core performance still without needing to throttle under the voltage limit.

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Gooberdad 10 Builds 6 points 32 months ago

Great low cost gaming build.

Thumbs up.

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Thanks c:

marland66 1 Build 3 points 32 months ago

Nice Build Bro! Great price on components! Thumbs Up!

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Thanks! :D

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 32 months ago

+1 for a first build :)

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you :)

The_Boom_Boy 2 points 32 months ago

+1

TourelIe 2 points 32 months ago

You really made the most of this and ended up with a very solid and sharp looking computer, nice!

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you! C:

georgethedreamer 2 points 32 months ago

It makes me so happy thata budget buil like this will easily 1080p60FPS all the games at high settings due to the RX460.

+1 like for awesome choice of parts and a new gen of cheaper PC gaming

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you! :D

SoundFX09 1 Build 2 points 32 months ago

For your first build, you did an Excellent Job! You have something that can play a lot of games at 1080p at Medium, High, and even Ultra Settings!

However, I would not advise putting the RX 460 in Crossfire. The Performance improvement is not going to be major compared to getting a better single GPU. Maybe look at the RX 490 when it becomes available.

Otherwise, Kudos for a Great First Build!

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Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Thanks for the kind words c: I was considering the crossfire because 2 460s literally nets performance EXACLY on par with a 470 due to polaris 11 being exactly half of a 470, buy one, get one later and what not. I guess youre right though, save it for when i build my next Zen machine and get a higher end single card

VIPER_soog 2 points 32 months ago

I appreciate the cable management for your first build! Good luck in the future in getting better parts :D

kaishen142253 2 points 32 months ago

BEAUTIFUL +1 im 15 and planning to build my own pc too! haha

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Just dont wait too long to do it, im a senior and joining the air force so now that ive built it i barely have time to use it anyways :/

sickleknight 2 points 31 months ago

Great built!

How did you manage to jam the 159mm 212 to the 100R though? I thought the 100R only has 150mm of clearance.

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Thank you soooo much for asking this so i can finally put some definitive answers out there lmao, the hyper 212 DOES FIT, BUT, there WILL BE a tiny ~3mm bulge at the top of the case that isnt noticable until you try and put the door on, where youll need a little push on the back of the panel to get the thumbscrews threaded. No damage done, no permanent warping, perfectly safe.

(Unless youre even mildly OCD, then that **** drives you crazy)

gorkti200 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nice build, your friend gave you a great deal!

Using a phone for pics is fine, just open a window and get some lighting in here XD

RyanOCallaghan01 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Is that picture in the CS: GO screenshot from the box art of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings?

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Haha yeah its an edited picture, my steam name is Duke of Dank, Master of Memes

tamnhucanh 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

No pls don't crossfire 2 rx 460 dude, it's a waste, just buy somthing like an rx 480 or even 1060 if you're on the green team

tamnhucanh 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Oh and also search for a red button on the video card. I think its on the same place as this card also http://youtu.be/8I8MP8-Ipkg It'll light up your SAPPHIRE logo :)

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

My card is the nitro cooler, not the nitro+ that comes on the 470 and 480

ITagBack-BlueWaterGaming 1 point 32 months ago

how is your cpu temp 8.0 C when idle. how cold is it on your room lol.

keep the rx460 for now, wait until vega and see if you have money then. the rx 460 is good enough for age of mythology or cs go, just stick with this for now and wait. it is a realy cool build but i would recomend to try and redo all the cables one more time and try to stuff as much behind the motherboard tray

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

yeah the fan controller helps with the idle temps at desktop lol. Theres actually a tiny bulge in the rear panel from the management I did before posting, all of them are as flat as I possibly could get them but theres too many for a mid tower case to stuff back there :P and thanks for the compliment! :D

ToShoBro 1 point 31 months ago

Great Build since I was considering the RX 460 for games.

MrAquAnic 1 point 30 months ago

Can your computer handle h1z1 on high setting?

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

sure does, I actually recently upgraded but this build will certainly do it! c:

MrAquAnic 2 points 30 months ago

Alright thank you for letting me know.Once again nice build

jmgp 1 point 30 months ago

Well i tought that cooler wouldn't fit this case

Yaqinhasan 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

How's the hyper 212 fit in that case? Planning on buying one for my friend if he upgrades, and he has the same case. Corsair says it has 150mm CPU cooler clearance buy I'm wondering how some people seem to be fitting coolers upwards of 160mm in it

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Please read around the comments, as i stated in an earlier reply the 212 EVO will fit in the case, but there will be a tiny gap not noticable between the panel and the case.

Conbrown_42 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I just had my first build and im 11

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

will have my first build in late june but I'm 8. Ha!

my part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tussiez/saved/NLbdCJ

Conbrown_42 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Good job!

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

+1 anyways the build is cool.

BlewNuts 1 point 26 months ago

Awesome! This what I was looking for, the mobo doesn't seem like a 212 evo would even support it, did you just click it in place or did you do something else? I see everyone who use this mobo use a water cooler and not a cpu fan

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

The reason why you see people using a liquid cooled solution would be because of the 8350 being a monster overclocking chip that sits on top of dante's inforno lol, has nothing to do with compatibility. Air coolers came first and do come first when it comes to motherboard compatibility, but to answer your question no it doesnt click in place, there is a mounting bracket and criss crossing arms that line up and screw down with spring tensioned bolts

BlewNuts 1 point 26 months ago

Oh okay, makes a lot of sense now! Thank you so much, I can't wait to build my first PC!

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

OMG i saw your mouse it the same as mine! it has the eagle and the lines and the LED lights!

Also, same motherboard as me, and same processor, and same cpu cooler, AND same case.

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

One more, a +1. Crossfire and it's $400?

5k3l3t0r 1 point 16 months ago

I would recommend not getting another RX 460 for crossfire, just invest your money with upgrading to a Nvidia GPU like a GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 (this is bettter) or getting a better monitor or team your HD with a SSD.

omarshiha 0 points 32 months ago

why you bought the rx 460 when the gtx 950 is way better at the same price/power-draw ??

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

I was looking at future-proofing as 950s are being phased out of NVidia's tech support, also 4 gigs of vram for the same price etc. Another problem is that in result of the phasing out process, a 950 cost about $180 on amazon at the time of choosing parts, where the 460 was $149 with free shipping & handling, not to mention the DX12 and vulkan optimizations the RX cards have on top of the new drivers and software

lolololololololololol 0 points 23 months ago

you could've gotten a gtx 1050 ti, which costs the same as an rx 460, but preforms better. Good build though

Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

This build was put together almost a year before the 10xx cards released.

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Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you! :D

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Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

The difference between PCI-E and USB cards is that USB cards can recieve the full wifi speed and bandwidth, but transfer speeds to your PC are limited to your bus speeds on your download and upload, whether its USB 2 or 3 or type c or thunderbolt. PCI is one of the fastest data transfer methods in your computer, so its like having LAN with a slight ping, and thanks for the compliment! C:

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Ayrus submitter 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you c: i love it