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The Emperor's Revenge

by tomtomj2

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Details

Date Published

Dec. 8, 2016

Date Built

Nov. 25, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.19 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

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!

Part Reviews

CPU

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!

Motherboard

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.

Video Card

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.

Comments Sorted by:

fn230 9 Builds 6 points 28 months ago

Good. Let the hate flow through those who dislike this build.

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 6 points 28 months ago

Good, gooooood, strike me down with all of your hatred, and your transformation to AMD will be complete! Hehehehahahahaha

fn230 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I love how the PC teams actually correspond to common lightsaber colors.

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yeah, the GPU and the fan lights just so happened to conflict which at first I didnt like, but it actually fits in well now :D

fn230 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Down the road, I intend to pledge myself to the dark side, and cast aside the blue and green of my current machine.

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I mean Intel and Nvidia are still cool, it's just AMD doesn't get enough love in the completed builds, so I decided to try them out.

Honestly I'm really impressed, not as bad as many people portray.

That1PakNC 1 point 26 months ago

Hey TomTom! I'm new to PcPartPicker, and I added all the parts that you used to make this build, but it was over $ 218.96, and id like to know how to get it at that price

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Well some of the parts I had lying around and were not being used or were traded for other things, so they're listed as $0.00. The parts I did buy I listed at the prices I bought them for and the prices on those parts may have changed since then.

Vinyl_Scratch_ 2 points 28 months ago

Sees Wraith Cooler

You missed such a good opportunity to make a pun ;-;

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 4 points 28 months ago

Eh, the Wraith pun is overused.

But the build is Phenomenal! :P

Vinyl_Scratch_ 2 points 28 months ago

Save the good puns for later, or else you'll burn out ;)

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

:P

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Why "The Emperor"?

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Well I started to name all my PCs after Imperial Class Star Destroyers from Star Wars, and these two I picked just so happen to also fit in with my profile picture, who is The Emperor, AKA Darth Sidious.

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

yes

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 3 points 28 months ago

Thank you for the kind words and constructive criticism!

;P

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

It's what I do best! :PP

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Black is back!

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Your comment totally reminded me of something that's completely unrelated to the color scheme lol

I forgot to post the picture of the Phenom II X4 Case badge! Thanks for reminding me ;)

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Done! Picture # 11

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Now that is what I am talking about. I still have two x4 be 965 after selling one. They still pull their own weight. I really like your style of building and enthusiasm. Good stuff.

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks!

Yeah I like to show off what's under the hood, so I ordered stickers cheap from eBay. Ever since my last upgrade which was just a mess of random parts, I wanted my builds to be more streamlined and clean and I'm happy people like them more now. :D

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

noice, were case brothers now

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Actually, I've had this case since around March, so we're long lost case brothers :P

joshzpants 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I got way bay in march too, it sat in my closet for about 4 months lol

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Another clean build from the darkside.

Thumbs up.

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks! :)

ReVa 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

That AMD Wraith cooler genuinely looks cool

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Interesting coming from a user the Intel stock cooler as their profile picture... :P

Good, good let the AMD flow through you...

Jk, thanks! :)

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Awesome, awesome build. I love seeing some Phenom budget builds. Excellent cable management. The build looks really nice!

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks! :)

AwesomeBuilderXE1901 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Awesome build! Always wanted to do something like this for my poor old E2180 ... you know, OC the balls out of it. Sadly with idle temps at 65C .... you get the picture.

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Ouch.

You could always OC it anyway and watch it burst into flames... :P

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I also have Phenom, high five :D

tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

7 months late High five! :D

Still have the Phenom btw?

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Nah, on i5 4690 since February.

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tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

That fan came with the motherboard, Tiny put it on because he had an AIO cooler on it, but the Wraith cooler helps keep the vrms cool.

Plus the wraith cooler is larger then I thought and it actually knocked the fan off xD

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tomtomj2 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yep :)

Thanks

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