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Edit: its at 3.7ghz and 1.2 something volts, with a cine-bench score of 403. it nearly surpasses a i3 7100 in cine bench according to this

Edit 2 it's not stable, took a 20ish hour prime 95, but not 20 mins you gaming Special thanks to +PC Media Express on google plus for all his help

This is my first PC that i've built, all before was old dells

i got the 750ti in January for 40 dollars off let go, and i got the rest of the PC when i was at my grandpas in Missouri. it was about a 30 minute drive from my grandpas house, but we got there eventually.

first problem was (after 8 hours in the car) it wouldn't go into windows, i put it in safe mode and installed a driver for the sata adapter (From driver booster 4 , and it booted correctly. A couple days after we got home i went to micro center and bought the hyper tx 3, and stated disassembling it out of the original PC and began putting the system into the praetorian. During the installation of the CPU cooler (took more time than anything) i got thermal paste on the motherboard,which basically gave me heart attack but i got it off with a microfiber cloth and alcohol. it was 1 am i was finished and had it boot into windows,then went to bed.

The next day i started overclocking and noticed that the temps where way higher than they should have and realized that my TX3 wasn't properly mounted and spent around 15 minutes fiddling with it to get all the pins down,then i actualy began the overclocking i put it straight to 400 fsb(3400 MHz) and left the voltage on auto,CPUID HWMonitor was reading 1.3 CPU voltage and around 80c on prime 95, i eventually got it stable at 1.2V and it was hitting 75c so i wanted to go lower. i went down 3ghz and got the voltage sort of stable (prime 95 worker crashed) at 1.1v and i increased to 1.10675, which was stable and prime 95 highest temp was 65(ish)c, with gaming highest being 55c. i decided to leave the GPU stock because i haven't wanted to mess with it yet.

Also you may noticed fans in weird places, the case only has 80mm mounts and i only had 120mm fans so fans are sort of put where the fit, the one taped to the top was in the way of cable management so put it under the GPU as intake.

Cinebench score was 355 with the 3.4ghz OC.

edit: photos where taken on my ipad pro from school, i thought it had better quality.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

cools pretty well, but it took me about an hpur over two days to get it properly installed, and the thermal paste is really goopy and goes everywhere if you dont take it off carefully

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Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The cable management is impeccable.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

really? i literally shoved all the un needed cables to the back and spread them so they wouldn't be crushed/bulge on the side panel.

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

No it was sarcasm.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

any recommendations to make it better?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

You could start with running the MoBo connector cable over the top past the cpu then down to the pins. In general, try to take cables to the management area in as striaght of a line as possible without crossing over the MoBo or components. Group like cables (power, data, front panel, etc.) in the area so they're easier to swap, troubleshoot. You definitely did a good job of cleaning it up from where it started. You won't get much payoff since the case has no window, but for me, I love getting the cables as clean as I can. Have fun with it. Good build. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Love seeing an old core 2 quad on here. Awesome build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta start somewhere

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

prob the cooler isnt doing justice to the CPU temps

at 1.3V

most are able to OC to 4-4.1GHz

use the old school fan directly blowing into the open side of the PC for more airflow when OCing

I am using the Hyper 212X for the cooler and it able to keep my CPU at around 60+ degrees

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I realized just know when it was hitting 80c was before I had reseated the cooler, and what do you mean using the fan to blow directly into the case?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

ah it might be an Asian thing

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/1000/33/333284b7-ee69-4437-8ded-5bd23a3c08a7_1000.jpg

we use fans like the one above and just face it to the case which has the sides open.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

for 160 id buy a ps4 :D creative and unique build though :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh. I really don't care for shooting games which appears to be the majority of PlayStation/Xbox games

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

gawd good luck... gotta start somewhere XD

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you played any PUBG on this by chance? If so, how did it do?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't played it, not really my type of game

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

can this run CS:GO

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't tested but it definitely should

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

everything but the cpu cooler came with the original pc i bought off craigslist

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'm going to go monitor, ssd and then a midrange gpu, but it's going to be awhile because this was two birthdays and a Christmas of money.

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