Hows that cooler doing? I'd like to eventually get a 240 AIO
Beautiful build, though +1!
Beautiful build, I have a soft spot for the Tesseract, as it was my first case. Built an i3 2130 system with a 1 gig EVGA 650 back in 2015 or so.
It's currently sitting in my closet, with an OEM Dell AM3 board awaiting a new CPU, PSU, and ram. One day I will finish it.. maybe..
The all in one aka the Lepa.
How loud is that AIO? I almost bought one when Fry's had them for $34 at one point but decided I didn't need it.
Gorgeous build though, I wouldn't overclock any higher end FX chips on the Asus board but you can buy little heatsinks to put on the motherboard if it gets too hot.
With a little bit of cable management on the desk, that'd be one of the nicest and cleanest set ups I've ever seen. I'm assuming it's either a home or work office?
I love the build thought +1, can I ask what all you use the pc for?
Gorgeous build, and even more elegant watercooling build. I'd love to do something similar to this one of these days!
I gotta ask though.. why does the whole back of your look like it's worn to white?
Edit: What're your temps? GPU CPU?
The Tesseract has seen better days, and cable management was super difficult for me. I just got done building in my new case, and it was an absolute joy.
It was this case, a Deepcool DUKASE
Yes it does! I'm upgrading to a new case here soon though, so keep your eyes peeled for the updated build of Carlos.
Ah nice! If you were to sell, how much would you want? That 470 would also be a greater starter card for someone.
Fantastic build man!
What are you going to do with the 580?
You also love your wireless Logitech peripherals, I've got a G930 and it's okay for what it is!
Fantastic looking build though, hope it lasts you a few more years.
This is why I love you, you guys do fantastic things :D..
Please, PM me sometime at our usual spot. I have good news for you.
I reject your recommendation and instead recommend this beast
The 960 would be a pretty nice downgrade.
But the 270/x also beats out the 370, but with less VRAM.
Let's be honest bot of these cards are well suited for 1080p and no higher res, and 1080p doesn't consume copious amounts of vram.
270 may use more power, but it is cheaper.
Even better, a used 7950/70, for $115, but it'd require a PSU upgrade. Also a 7850/70 will run on a 430 watt PSU.
Ah, very nice build you have there :D.
I love my current rig, i3 2130 and GTX 650 1 gig. It needs a need GPU currently, but it'll suffice and has been fine for now. The only issue with mine is the mismatched ram kit, a single 4 gig stick of 1066 G Skill and then a 2x2 1333 Nanya kit, about the only thing that is actively hindering me currently.
Well that and my 5400 RPM 500 gig drive, and my slowly dying 250 gig WD drive which acts as my boot drive.
Sweet build though! Hope you and your kid/s are doing well, being a single dad in this world can be tough!
Always you m8, I swear. Intel all the way though, until Zen comes out.
It's not like I'm going to be upgrading out of Sandy/Ivy bridge anytime soon though, I love this platform too much.
They honestly must.
Diablo meaning meaning devil in Spanish, and then of course the "I'm so cool I'll spell it Tek instead of tech" makes its a horrendous combination.
I really don't know much about the company, I guess I just always thought of them as a bad company so I never really cared to research them much.
IBM Model M master race FTW!
But seriously, I like having a PS2 port especially in a combo situation. Nobody is going to be using a PS2 mouse anymore, with how cheap optical mice are.
But certain keyboards-like the Model M (buckling springs) and the Dell AT101W (Alps switches), are legacy keyboards that use PS2. Older Cherry MX keyboards (talking about the actual Cherry company, when they made their own MX switch boards) can be had on ebay for super cheap. I saw a MX Brown switch for $40 after shipping. A new mechanical keyboard will cost you $60 and up anymore, and that's just Kailh usually.
My Logitech G710 was $50 on a Black Friday deal though, which was awesome.
The PCI is dumb though. It's what keeps me away from Asrock boards sometimes, I'd prefer PCIe 1x/4x slots for a wifi or usb card for example.
Ayyy it's my favorite AMD fanboy.
This is a fantastic build, and should be fantastic for gaming. I don't really care for the FM2+ platform, but I don't see this needing many upgrades!
That 600B is a solid unit for cheap, not the best but it'll definitely beat the CX series, and EVGA's service is fantastic. I had to RMA my 650 for fan issues, and got it back within 2 weeks. I had to pay the postage myself, but that wasn't too bad.
Hope this build goes solid you!
I'd wholly suggest replacing that PSU ASAP.
I know it's on your list, but Diablotek PSU's are major fire hazards, and I wouldn't want a beautiful rig like this to get burnt up.
If you need cheap, the EVGA 600B is only $45 on Amazon
Also, may I ask why 16 gigs of ram in this? Seems overkill but I'd love to know why!
He had an S5, I currently have a 1st gen Moto G 2013 3g edition and I love it since I don't game on my phone.
I'll see his new phone tomorrow, definitely going to give him crap but I can't wait to see how'll he utilize it. We give each other crap a bit, but it's all fun like you and your pastor!
Amazing build though, definitely overkill and should last for years to come. The Windows machines that were replaced were mostly 2008-2009 machines, quite a few had Phenom 9800's and such, wish I could've nabbed a machine for myself/
I wish I could do something this nice for my church, especially my pastor for everything he's done.. but they switched to Macs xD.
He ended up getting a fully specced out 2015 model, with an i7, 16 gigs of ram, and a 256 gig SSD. Basically the step down from the AMD graphics machine. The rest of the machines are i5 Mac Mini's, which he bought for himself about a year ago for home use.
Then last night he informed me he got a 6s plus with 64 gigs of storage.. I make fun of him since I'm still an Android and Windows user..
Anyways! Awesome build for your church, I hope to give back one of these days like you did!
I figured not.
Hope this thing goes well for you!
Ah, the G3258 seems to be getting screwed by W10.
What year is that Dell monitor? I remember you saying its 1440x900, but that stand is reminiscent as an older Ultrasharp series stand.
Crappy build mate, why a sound card could've bought a Schiit stack!
Just kidding, glad to finally see this beast. Wish I could be lucky like you, and just find random free parts out of PC's. Carlos's sound is still deader than a doorknob, but that USB card is still going strong.
What kind of issues with overclocking are you having on 10? Haven't seen major issues, but I'm curious.
Edit: Also that desk is looking good!
To each their own, if your happy I'm happy for you!
Hope your loop treats you well!
Beautiful build, OP.
May I ask why an FX chip over intel? I love this build either way just curious.
Also I have a 1 gig 650 and I love it, how'd you like your 650 ti?
Ah good luck giving them away. I love my core 2 duo rig, and hopefully someone appreciates yours.
I can't find anything about the 6150 anywhere, any links for it?
Good luck with that core 2 duo. I have the 2.33 ghz in my optiplex and I'd love to drop in a q6600 one of these days.
My primary machine for a year and a half was an Optiplex 755 with 3 gigs of ram and a geforce 610, it later got 3 more gigs of ram and a radeon 5670.
I loved it but in such applications such as Minecraft texture packs it'd freeze the whole computer. It's an awesome chip and it's good for basic users, but for gamers I'd say a core 2 quad anymore would be good.
Good build OP!
What core 2 duo's are you giving away?
Despite everyone's nagging about low vram, my 650 runs Fallout 4 on medium settings really well- that is the 1 gig EVGA variant.
Here is my usage after playing for an hour- I maxed out vram usage but had no stuttering
Also here are the settings I play on
35 FPS at the lowest, I hit 60 FPS in Concord and around 40+ FPS while wondering the wastes.
This card should be fine until you can upgrade.
Other than that +1, amazing deals on parts.
Edit: I'd switch out that PSU, if it is a generic EVGA 500 watt, not the B units
Edit 2: I'm dumb thats a 500B unit, should be okay for this build.
MURICA **** YEAH.
REPLACE THAT PSU.
With that said, Coolmax is not a reputable brand at all- JohnnyGuru has quite a few of their models on the lemon list. I suggest replacing it ASAP.
That 480 is a power hungry card too, so buy a solid unit.
Anyways, +1 for a nice build with older parts.
The only problem with the FX cpu's are there piss poor single core performance.
Heard many a bad things about them in games that rely heavily on single core performance (skyrim for example.).
Not a bad build, I'd have just gone with a 1150 i5 or a Skylake i5 if you could swing that. +1 for sure though.
Also those 650.. What do you use to drive them?
Savage ( ;) ) build!
Why 16 gigs of ram, what all are you utilizing this for, or how hard are you pushing it?
i3 and GTX 650.. Like my build!
So happy to see a build similar to mine, how do you like it? I have a sandy bride i3-2130 and an EVGA 650 1 gig, such a lovely solid build!
How's this for you? Any complaints about anything? I'd love to hear.
+1! I love these old solid builds.. but $10 for 8 gigs of ram I'm jealous!
This is a performance monster for its price range.
The 2500k is still kicking and will for a couple more years, and the 7970 is still a performer.
I run an i3 2130 and a GTX 650, and see no need to upgrade. Not everyone needs a 4690k/4790k/6600k/6700k for just gaming, or a 970/980/980 ti. These builds are the underdogs- the ones that throw the most punches in value.
Please research before commenting something like that. OP is obviously very happy with this build, and a custom loop is his decision. At least structure your comment better instead of just that.
steps off soapbox
Sorry, but OP lovely build. I'll be buying a 2500k in the future and can't wait to overclock it! Sexy custom loop as well.
I use a 500 gig WD blue from my moms old laptop as a storage drive, and its pretty speedy.
+1 for reused parts, its very convenient to reuse.
Sorry for your loss man, I lost my grandpa back in 2011. I got to spend most of my summer with him, and he got to hold my little brother a couple days before he passed away.
I hope your family adjusts well to his passing, best of luck OP :).
Also, that case is freaking sexy. I'd paint the front of that DVD drive white to match the case, but that's just me.
I kind of want that cpu cooler fan for my case, its so unique looking.
You said its only a 92mm fan though? For being that and keeping the 3570k that cool, thats pretty awesome.
I quite like the PSU, it stands out and grabs your attention from the rest, and I'm considering buying one since you love it so much.
Anyways +1 all day, I'll be sending you pictures of my bedside PC later.
I've got dual monitors- a 1600x900 20 inch and a 1440x900 17 inch widescreen monitor (basically not a square 17 inch).
I accquired a 18.5 inch 1366x768 monitor, which has DVI-D that is a very important part, but no cable for DVI.
Why doesn't your GPU support dual monitors? I ran dual monitors with my 5670 and 610 with no problems, although I didn't try to game on both.
Don't worry 8 gigs is on its way once I get some cash.
Once I get 8 gigs, it'll be a new gpu. the i3 doesn't hold me back at all.
I run a i3-2130 with 4 gigs of ram and a GTX 650, and it is a performance monster.
Very nice build, used components are always a good option most of my build is used/ salvaged and I love it.
+1 all day long.
Came to ask about them.
I need a pair of speakers for my bedside PC (which may get uploaded here!) and I was eyeing these, but cheaper Logitech speakers seem to get bad reviews.
I'll steer clear of them now though. I'll find another set- I have a few in mind.
OP, change that PSU though. CX series are bad build quality, and are notorious for failure. If you want advice for a better quality PSU, I can answer!
As always, I'd say an Antec VP-450 while overkill would be good for this system
Don't trust that PSU, it probably has cheap Taiwanese/Chinese caps in it from some no name company that aren't made to deliver even 150 watts like others above me have said OP. Replace it so you don't have to deal with the headache of having a mad customer because his psu died and or took the whole rig with it.
Other than +1, I love that MSI mobo. I helped a buddy build with one and its rock solid so far.
Like Tiny said.
I run a 2130 and it is an amazing cpu for being a sandy bridge era cpu.
Don't listen to the AMD guys- The 6300 is a 3 year old CPU, and really only beats the i3 in synthetic benchmarks.
Overall a very balanced build with a good upgrade path available to you, although I don't know how good of quality that PSU is. I might look into replacing it.
Quick edit: It appears to use capXon caps, which some people and others hate. They had been crap in the past but have gotten higher quality.
Techpowerup gives it an 8.4 out of 10, with very high marks for its price range. Still a better option than a CX unit
I tend to stay away from NCIX because of there shipping charges.
Can you link this z3 stand? I'm interested.
Also, 2 out of my 3 monitors are VGA! living in the past woohooo!
Freaking jealous of your triple monitors.
My "triple monitors" are going to be a 1600x900, 1440x900, and 1366x768 monitor if I can fit the 1366 on my desk and get a DVI-D cable.. Still triple monitors just not matching!
Either way all them SSD's drools super nice.
You'll need something like this. It's the only thing that'll fit, and it'll cost you a bit more than a regular sized PSU.
I thought it was older, not a bad build OP!