Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Hehehehehehehehahahahaha
Yesterday (12/8/2016) I uploaded The Emperor's Will, and now he shall have his Revenge!
If you saw my build you will see how I made the decision to have a little fun and take a downgrade of sorts over an upgrade at my own will. Now this is special because this PC here was purely built for fun along side the FX PC.
Whats also special is that this case is what housed my 6800K build in it, and with fn280 giving me a good idea, this is the Flagship "The Emperor's Will"s accompanying Star Destroyer, "The Emperor's Revenge."
Enough with the name and onto the parts!
Ever since I built "The Emperor's Will" I wanted to finish my other project that was planned long before "The Emperor's Will" and it was this fun PC in my previous case, the TT Core V21.
After striking a deal with the Smuggler Tiny_Voices at the helm of his MR2 Starship, a trade was struck for the motherboard and CPU. (Thank you tiny! :D ) And thus, a new Star Destroyer was born....
A few months before I got used parts from my friends build as we had upgraded from FM2+ to LGA 1151, what I used from there was the 8GB of DDR3 Ram.
The PSU came from original first build and the Hard Drive came from my 5 year old Dell Inspiron 2330 All-In-One.
Lastly, as a treat to myself, I bought a brand new RX 460 for the PC and the fun build was complete.
After building the PC, I unlocked two more cores to make it an Phenom II X4 B50 processor and Overclocked it to 3.4 Ghz on 1.4v on the Wraith Cooler that came bundled with my FX 8370. Overall this budget PC was great and costed about $200 from all the spare parts I had lying around and had bought at different times.
The Phenom and 460 can handle most of the games I threw at it pretty well, here's a list:
- World of Tanks: 60 FPS, High Settings, no MSAA, 1080p
- World of Warships: 60 FPS, High Settings, no MSAA, 1080p
- Minecraft: 60 FPS, Fancy Settings, 12 Chunks, most particles decreased, 1080p
- SW Battlefront: 50 FPS, Medium Settings, no MSAA, 1080p
- Cities Skylines: Frames were all over the place, Id say about 50 average at 1080p, medium.
The CPU is definitely the bottleneck here, as its about 8 years old now. However for an 8 year old chip, I'm very impressed at its performance and the games were all certainly playable and the OC on it helped it rightly so.
I hope you enjoyed, and if you haven't already, check out this builds companion here!
Thanks for checking out my build!
Old, outdated architecture...
But wait! Its cheap and can be found everywhere used! If you're tight on a budget and want something you can OC cheap, and get a cheap motherboard too, these old Phenoms can do the trick.
Some of them can unlock to more cores too!
Great AM3+ board on the mATX form factor, has to be the best of its form factor out there.
Will so a small OC if the VRMs are kept cool.
RAM, Works. 'Nuff said.
Awesome 1080p budget card for $99! Has one 6 pin for overclocking.
I suggest a custom fan curve for this card, as it can get loud for a few second under a high load to cool it down.