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Peter North 1.0

by XmasekOne


This is my current gaming machine. Unfortunately, I'm already upgrading and it hasnt even been a year yet. Handles a lot of games really great thanks to my XFX R9 290 DD. But my current cpu makes some of my games crash once in a while. Not the best for multi-tasking. Motherboard is cheap but not good for overclocking. Will need to eventually overclock my GPU and CPU so i'll do another revamp of my build.

Part Reviews


Pros great cpu for those who are not overclocking and just playing games. value is better than amd cpus imo

Cons doesn't make most of my games hold a stable framerate. terrible for multi-tasking


Pro affordable has enough sata good for single card gpu

con no xfire/sli no overclocking power pins may bend easy, causing my pc to turn on by itself once in a while


very fast ssd, might get the 850pro evo and switch my OS there


great for mass storage but makes a lot of noise

Video Card

one of the best custom cooled gpu for the r9 series. This thing is whisper quiet and its 250W!! just a hundred more than the 780ti/980.


simple, sleek, stealthy, great for quiet and cooled pc enthusiasts.

con had to take one of the bay drives because of my gpu is big value wont hold up if gpus get any bigger :( still amazing case

Power Supply

not modular but gets the job down. Buy this if you are having a budget build.

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Jonathanwashere 3 points 47 months ago

Peter North is your name? Or is your PC is the **** star? :'D

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

I guess the actual **** star is the beta version.

milesknight 2 Builds 3 points 47 months ago

Can I make a build called Peter South.

XmasekOne submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

whatever you want bud haha

JPCRacing24 2 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

Try testing your ram with MemTest or use just one stick at a time and see if that helps with your games framerates/crashes. I had a lot of funky stuff going on my pc similar to what your experiencing and it turned out I had one bad stick of ram. RMA'd it and got a new set and everything runs buttery smooth. I got my wife the same CPU and Motherboard and it runs great. That I5 should be just fine for what your using it for and going to AMD would be a step down from what you got. If your set on changing your CPU then I would upgrade to an I7 K series with a Z97 mobo.

monkeybars 2 points 47 months ago

Are you sure the CPU is the problem? What makes you think that? I'd be more inclined to point the finger at your memory, if it's just games/programs crashing, and barring that, your PSU.

According to this site you're pulling about 440W max with just the components you're listing here. Wouldn't be a stretch to say that's where your problem lies with a mouse, keyboard, and any external peripherals attached. I can already see you've got the board's top PCIe 1x slot used up with something that's not listed as well.

XmasekOne submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

yeah could be my ram. One stick might be bad idk if i can RMA it because its been over a year since i bought it. Oh well, i am planning to upgrade it soon and use some of my old parts for a pc im going to build for my gf, im not giving her all components. Just the mobo, ram, cpu, psu and slap it into a cheap case i can find with ssd so she could use it for basic computing and school.

maggotshero 10 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I would suggest an fx6300, but that's an AMD, so you'd have to replace the Mobo, for intel...G3258? maybe? I know its dual core, but that thing can still hold its own as of now.

dsargent7 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

If you overclock it to hell and back. It's an underdog at best. It can pull it's own weight, but not very far.

maggotshero 10 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Yeah, that's why I suggested a fx 6300 first.

Octothorpe 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

The R4 has way better cable management than that. I know for sure that there's a hole at the top of the case for the CPU power connector. As for the loud hard drive, try to put foam wherever the hdd makes contact with the drive cage, or use some rubber grommets or something. I don't know the exact way the R4 handles hard drives, but the point is to make sure that there is as little direct contact between the hard drive and the cage as possible.

monkeybars 1 point 47 months ago

Hard to say if their problem with the hard drive is whether it's rattling against something, or just the noise it makes when it's in use---might be an old reused drive that's getting worn out.

hellios007 1 point 44 months ago

your build name reminds me ina AIKA online, xD