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Started As A Budget Build

by myko2012

Description

Used for productivity and gaming.

Edit 01: added photo of cable management options if you want to use a push pull fan configuration

Edit 02: added photos of EVGA hybrid kit

Part Reviews

CPU

Firestrike Physics score: factory turbo clock enabled avg 4.1GHz - 7200,

manual OC to 4.7GHz - 8400

CPU Cooler

CPU OC 4.7GHz idle 14 deg C max load temp 58 deg C

Storage

running Linux Mint 18 with zero issues.

Storage

Windows 10 boots in less than 5 seconds.

Video Card

OC +150 max freq 2114MHz at 59° C during Firestrike

Firestrike graphics score 19539

In game, Osiris, I was hitting 78° C. I converted the air cooled unit with EVGA's hybrid kit and now in game I'm hitting 45° C max

Headphones

great sound and mic clarity but too small for my head

Comments Sorted by:

ajpinton 11 Builds 5 points 29 months ago

To me the phrase "budget build" is the same as "hold my beer", we know with both phrases things will not go as planned and will most likely cost a lot of money in the end. :D

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

If I were still in my 20's, I'd agree with you. But now, its more like "Just one more bite of this delicious food..."

Drake_temen 2 points 29 months ago

it STARTED as abudget build, sure as hell didnt end as one. +1 from me!

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Haha. The tragedy. If Linux wasn't such a pain in the *** to setup multiple monitors, I probably wouldn't have gotten the ultrawide. I went from one 480, added a second, then exchanged them for the 1070.

PrototypeHS 1 point 29 months ago

Badass!

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you much!

VeXii 1 point 29 months ago

Well that 8350 is gonna bottleneck the **** out of that 1070. Especially on arma 3 and really cpu intensive games. Hell it even bottlenecked my 960.

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Agreed. Time to "save" up for new mobo, CPU, and RAM. By save I mean clear some space on the credit card.

SH4W 1 point 29 months ago

+1 for the name. I know the feeling, i'm buying mine at the moment. Was meant to be $1,500 xD

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

It's almost as expensive as the car hobby.

eopest 9 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Fine. Give me the MB, RAM and CPU then. I could use the upgrade from this, this or that. Or... just go frag stuff and wait for Zen?? :) +1

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Deal. You get me the upgrades I want, I will GIVE you these parts.

eopest 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Waaait just a min... If I had Insmell money or room on my card, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Looks like we'll both be waiting for Zen. :)

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I'll have to wait on some results of Zen before I jump on it.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Doubt if you will ever notice the dirty "bottleneck".

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

I can't believe this beast started as a budget build!

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Buh-leeve it

catten 1 point 29 months ago

ensourced cables?

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Extensions from mainframe

lukemartin41 1 point 29 months ago

How do you like that LG monitor? Thinking of getting one to go along with my RX 480

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I love it. I don't know what the AMD features are like but you could let us all know if you get one.

madurham84 3 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

absolutely stunning build, great job

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you much!

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breakerion 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

All that black looks sexy as F, enJoy!

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Thank you much!

JonasMayo 1 point 28 months ago

How's the monitor with an Nvidia card, any screen tearing?

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I haven't noticed any tearing or any issues.

Mossrize_Tech 1 point 23 months ago

hi i was thinking about upgrading my system which has a fx 8320 and putting a gtx 1070, i was just asking is there any bottlenecking in games with your processor and gpu?

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

In my case compared to an i7 user, we had very similar bench scores as far as graphics go, but his physics score was significantly higher than mine. That should give you some direction. If you are purely gaming, I would make the upgrade, but if you do other PC related stuff more, I would upgrade the CPU first.

Mossrize_Tech 1 point 23 months ago

ok thanks for the advice that has helped me a lot with my decision

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

What are you going to do?

Mossrize_Tech 1 point 23 months ago

im think im going to buy a i5-7500 and get an gtx 1060, what do you think?

Mossrize_Tech 1 point 23 months ago

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ypKwnn a bit like this i already have a cpu cooler

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

do you already have an intel mobo?

if you already have an 1156 chipset board, i'd go ahead and get the i7, but then again im not sure what your budget is.

the ryzen line has been really good so far too, that's also something i'd look at.

on my current setup i have no problems getting great frame rates on BF1 and running programming IDEs like Visual Studio are smooth, so i havent seen a real "need" for upgrading right now.

Pretzelslayer 1 point 20 months ago

i can see the budget products in there must I'm surprised by how you were getting 2 monitors with one for 250 and the other for over 500 that and a 200 mother board other than that it would have been a budget build really

myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Lol...it started budget. I was running an old Dell monitor until it **** the bed. Then I just kept getting bigger and better monitors.

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myko2012 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Good stuff!