Description

I originally built this PC more than two years ago but as many of you builders would know one can't stop upgrading once you start. It was originally am AMD A10-6800k Apu system with no graphics card. The only component which still remains from the original build is the mechanical hard drive. It was my first build and I regret not having pictures because it was truly a specimen. It had a cheap $20 case with a blue led power supply, red heat spreaders on the ram, stock cooler, and yellow case fans. In these 2 years I've learned a lot and made several upgrades.

About this computer as it currently is, well it has an AMD FX 8320e cpu which I have overclocked to 4.0 ghz, I can't get anything over 4.0 to run stable even putting more voltage on the cpu, I think maybe the motherboard is not a very good overclocker but I'm curious as to what results you guys have gotten with this cpu.

The newest upgrade is the RX 480 which I bought from microcenter, it was a returned unit and it's the 8gb model and was priced at $199, I just couldn't pass it up. Before I had a GTX 960 and I'm happy with the performance boost considering I bought the 960 only a few months ago for $160.

I really like the look of the case but if you're considering buying this case just know that it's hard to do cable management in this case because there is no back side to hide the cables. You can hide them below as I did but they will still be very visible so I put a black sheet of paper. I intend of making an aluminum piece to size and painting it black to better match the case, this is just a temporary solution.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I own an 8320 and the most I could OC was to 4.4; great build

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

This may be a late comment but, sweet cable management.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall nice build but that case...It's not that great, i'd recommend the thermaltake core v21.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Motherboard working out? I'm probably going to get the same one but the motherboard has no reviews so I'm a bit skeptical. Is it ok?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a decent motherboard, not the most modern one the Bios is simple but everything is there. Only thing I don't like is it only has one cpu fan header and one chassis fan header so I had to buy a fan hub. At least both fan headers are 4 pin.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for your input!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, what do you think about your Motherboard, I am thinking of building an AMD build, and I need a good Micro ATX Motherboard to fit my case. Would you recomend pairing it up with the FX-6300 and the R7 370?

Thanks, Brad.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I have no complaints about the motherboard other than it only has one chassis fan connector. There are not that many AM3+ micro ATX boards and this is one of the better ones.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for thw quick reply, I will probably get this Mobo because no other ones are available in Australia... I got a MOLEX to 3pin x3 fan connector cable from eBay and I might get a fan controller soon. What power connectors does the Mobo need?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

The motherboard gets power through the 24 pin power connector and the cpu power connector is 4 pin.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems installing windows 10 or are you running a different operating system?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems, I installed windows 7 first and then took the free upgrade they were giving.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

pretty nice +1

I definitely can recommend the thermaltake core v21, I just finished a build in it (which I'll post soon) and it is a really great case

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, can't wait to see it.