Description

well, a pretty standard gaming PC with an older graphics card that is as quiet as possible. On idle you cannot hear anything and while gaming you can hear the graphics card fans revving up.

Quite a good and easy build except maybe the cpu cooler where the installation was a bit of a challenge.

Current memory is not the corsair one but some 2000Mhz Adata i got from a friend till i found the corsair in the market. Will install them as soon as i get them and update the pics

After some comments i turned to PSU so that its fan looks down and also installed the vengeance mem!!! Cleareance is not the best but i did not had to remove the fan to install the dimms!

Last Update

Bought a Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 to complete the build!!! Finally! Happy Gaming!

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice build! although i do have to ask why you went with the 6950? are you waiting on getting a new card?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha that's exactly what I did for mine, bought a 6850 and waited for money. It could play BF4 at a solid 35 fps on low though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

why even do that tho. there are tons of great budget cards

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

right. i'm looking at you 750ti or amd equivalent

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

my first thought was to buy a second hand 6950 in order to have a decent xfire rig....(current gaming list is limited to WoT, WoWs and CoH)

In the future....next year with Fallout 4.. i will definitely go for something better... in the rage of 300 euros.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

at $300 you could easily get yourself a 290x, or maybe even a 390

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the card is from my old Q6700 rig and did not have the budjet for a new one. Did purchase though a PSU capable of handling two cards in the future as my old 450W psu could not!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Might also want to flip over that psu.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

what is the point in flipping the PSU, would it not be sucking air from inside the case and exhausting it out the back. I figure that would help. I am no expert but I was planning on doing this on my build and didn't know if there was any issue with it.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

This psu fan pushes hot air out. Means all the hot air from the psu is kept inside the case keeping everything toasty, which is a no no.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

the fan is never blowing into the case it is pulling air into the PS and pushing it out the back grill but to better cool the PS it is recommended to orient the fan the other way and draw cool air into the PS from the bottom and then it is directly vented to the rear and out of the case. So the optimal orientation is for the fan to draw from the bottom. but the PS Fan will never blow into the case so either way you aren't adding heat into the case but rather just a more optimal way to cool the PS

Edit: So its really up to the builder to decide if he wants to use the PS fan as an additional exhaust fan, in this situation it seems like that is the plan

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I could have done it but then the fan is sucking air from the bottom of the case where there is only a 1-2cm space and it did not look right!

As it is already mentioned the PSU must blow air out of the case!! the issue with this PSU is that it is better suited for ATX cases where the PSU goes on top....

In this BTX case, the PSU goes to bottom. The only issue is that the MOBO and MOBO cable come from the PSU side that is closer to the left opening of the case and makes cable management a bit uglier...

My older 450W ocz had the mobo cable on the other side which made cable management a bit cleaner...

Minor issue though... completely missed it when was purchacing...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

hmmm messed up ATX BTX meanings....sorry...

I had a look on what you suggest, reverse the PSU, and it is not that bad idea....

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-heatsink,3053-4.html

Will let you know!

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe u can change that gpu since your mobo and cpu is great. Plus why all the pics are showing A0 on the mobo :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed going for new gpu next year probably! :)

AO simply means that the system has handed over from the bios during boot to the OS

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the detailed pictures with the cooler and ram.

I was hoping to fit the Corsair Dominator Platinum memory in slots 2 and 4 without using the outer fan on the cooler. It looks like there is hardly room for a piece of paper between your ram and cooler, so I am assuming the wider heatsink on the Dominator Platinum memory will not fit.

Thanks for saving me the expense and frustration!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You havr just gotten an amd apu

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: I'm wondering about getting this same CPU cooler + MOBO combo, however my concern is not being able to use all 4 slots for the RAM. It seems in the picture the first one is completely blocked off. Is that the case? or no?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there,

As you can see from the pics the Dimm closer to the CPU is completely covered by the CPU cooler but it is possible to install a corsair vengeance on the first slot. It fits but the CPU cooler has to be removed in order to install/remove it. Have not tried it though.

Also there is the Aux CPU cooler fan which covers the 2nd and 3rd Dimm but that is hardly an issue since the fan is easily removed anytime.

Hope it helps.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

wait till i overclock!! :)