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Let me know what you guys think, built this for 650

CPU: AMD 6300 (3.5Ghz/4.1Ghz Turbo) Black Edition Unlocked
FAN: (CPU) GAMMAXX 400 w/ Blue LED (Heatsink/Fan)
MB: MSI 970 Chipset Gaming Motherboard
RAM: ADATA 1866 (2x 4GB Sticks = 8GB)
GPU: XFX Radeon R7 260x (2GB DDR5 128bit) - it was on sale...
HDD: 128GB SSD SanDisk + 1TB Western Digital
CD: Standard ASUS CD/DVD Combo Burner
Fans: (1 CPU, 1 BACK, 1 SIDE(Off camera), 1 FRONT) = 4 FANS IN THIS SH*$
Case: DIYPC T-1 BLACK Case w/ Blue Theme

I think i listed far it's played every game I've thrown at it.


I wish mine was half that sexy. I wont even take pics of it due to the cheapness of the case. Hoping to upgrade to a R5 soon along with a 1000w PSU and a 980 or 2.


Here's my baby, I'm proud of her...

Current specs:
Corsair Air 540 (painted white grilles)
5960X @ 4.2GHz on 6 cores (2 shut off)
Corsair H100i
ASUS X99 Deluxe
16GB Corsair Vengence LPX RAM DDR4-2133 @ 3GHz
2x 512GB Crucial MX100 SSDs RAID0 (boot/games/programs)
2x 60GB Mushkin Chronos SSDs RAID0 (Scratch)
1x 1TB Seagate SSHD (storage)
2x EVGA GTX970 SSC w/ Custom painted backplates (Avg OC 1517mhz)
Corsair AX860i

SteelSeries Apex Raw
SteelSeries Sensei Raw
Logitech G430
Blue Snowball
Logitech c310 webcam
LG 29UM65 29" Ultrawide Monitor


I built a new PC yesterday. Something that I was thinking about was the possibility to upgrade some components at a later stage, like adding another GPU and more RAM, and get into Over Clocking. I wanted a fast PC for programming and numerical analysis for my studies in engineering.


CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K

RAM: HyperX Fury White 16GB (2x8GB) 1866 MHz

GPU: Asus AMD R9 390 Strix Gaming OC

Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD

PSU: Corsair RM1000

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S

Case: Fractal Design Define S Windowed

OS: Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Wily Werewolf



Hi everyone, New to the forum and a semi-recent pc gamer convert.

A couple of years ago i built my fairly modest amd based rig. its guts are as follows;

amd fx 6300 with hyper 212 evo cooler, hardly original!
R9 270 (not x) gpu, it's a gigabyte windforce model.
cooler master 650m psu
2x4gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz ram.
i have a kingston ssd now (oops) 120gb ssd and 2 x 1tb WD blue drives
All housed in a gigabyte IF-233 case, not the best but it was cheap and gets the job done.

I had the whole system connected to my TV until recently. Since my work is moving to desktops and not replacing broken laptops i decided to re-purpose my gaming rig into a gaming/work rig.

I have a 24inch ips 60hz 1080p 4ms response time LG manufacturer refurbished monitor, it's genuinely working out really nicely.

I am waiting on a mechanical keyboard on order from China, bit of a gamble but i thought hey why not. I have a logitech g502 mouse that a friend purchased for me, it's incredible compared to the stuff i was used to before.

As for games i am a bit of a cliche, i am useless at MP so tend to stick to titles that have SP options. Also, sounding like a massive loser, i don't really know many pc gamers that play online and don't fancy navigating through all the 12 year old trolls that don't know any better. As a thirty something that really doesn't appeal.

So, to get to the point, i am getting a little bit of a bonus from work that i'd like to spend some of on buying a new GPU, but it seems like a really confusing time to buy! the cards i have looked at are

r9 290 used (nowhere seems to stock new in the UK now even if i wanted one) this option would save me around £60-£70. I've seen the sapphire tri-x model for £175.
r9 290x used (if i manage to get one from ebay)
r9 390 (8gb of Vram!) not sure about this as i'm only a 1080p gamer not massively looking to upgrade to 1440p
GTX 970 (so confusing as people around forums compain about DX12 problems)
GTX 780 used.

That's about it really, congratulations if you have made it to the end of my first post on this forum. Also, if there are any online gamers that aren't dicks fancy a game, drop me a message.

Have a good one!


Cable management goes a long way. Seriously nice hardware for 650.


Hey miakehl, that is an awesome looking system, do you have a glass side panel on it? seems a shame to hide it away! My 'cable management' is nowhere near that, nice job.


painted backplates are a nice touch. good looking rig


Hi I am a new recruit to the PC Master Race. I would really appreciate some help from anyone, here are my specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5"
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB FTW ACX 2.0+
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply


My rig

Intel Core i7-4790K
be quiet! Dark Rock TF
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5
16GB HyperX Savage 1866MHz (2x8GB)
240GB HyperX Savage SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W
Bitfenix Alchemy Extension Cables
Phanteks Enthoo Pro White


A general reminder that this thread is NOT for getting personal assistance on your upgrades, first, next or last PC build; it is for posting your PC guts pics, sharing your PC specs and having a discussion about each other's setup. If you do need help on your PC build, please start a thread in the Build a PC subform.


That Enthoo Pro looks so good and so empty at the same time...


I know, my motherboard isn't the normal width of an ATX board so that doesn't help lol


Well, here's the thing...
Athlon 760K stock
Noctua NH-D14 with no stock fans, just one Arctic F12
Asrock FM2A88X-Extreme 6+
A-Data 4x2GB 2000X (they have a rad and fan, but...)
Sapphire Toxic R9 270X
A-Data SP900 64GB
Seasonic S12II 430W Bronze
I had it before in this config...

Rotated the bottom HDD cage (officially not supported by Fractal Design), and put the SSD on top of it,
Then i got mi Noctua, did some upgrades, and i did this:

Cleaned up the cable management, screwed the bottom hard drive cage to the optical cage, that is not supported by Fractal design, and the only reason, that it is there, is because i cannot remove the optical drive cage. If i could, the hard drive cage would have been screwed on the roof replacing the optical drive. Non of this is possible if you ask Fractal Design. All of this is completely possible is you ask me...
The case is Fractal Design Arc Midi R2... With total of 5 case fans Fractal SSR2 140mm... 3in - 2 out.

Wow, my phone's cam really highlights the dust...


The glare wasn't manipulated, thanks to the sunlight:


This is my ultimate gaming machine. I don't remember what the specs are. It is some Atom build in 1U. RAM is between 4-8GB. The SSD is tiny at around 20GB but is actually SLC from back when those were around. I used to use it as a router along with a bunch of other services like BIND, DHCP and proxy until it all got replaced by VMs and containers.

The chassis is normally fanless and expects to have the single PSU fan do all of the work.. that didn't work so well and was too loud so I swapped out the PSU fan and added two more 40mm intakes in the back.


I actually have two systems, which swap back and forth every now and then.

Right now they're actually reversed from how they are in the album because blech, stock coolers.

LAN Party/Gaming Rig (ITX), 4670K is OC'd to 4.0GHz, it will go up to 4.4GHz at 1.25v/1.9vccin but it isn't quite stable and I haven't played around to get it stable at 4.4GHz.:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $209.99)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $97.16)
Motherboard: MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $199.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (Purchased For $184.99)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $159.99)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $87.96)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (Purchased For $325.00)
Case: Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case (Purchased For $99.99)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $79.99)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $69.99)
Monitor: Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor (Purchased For $120.00)
Monitor: Acer S242HLbid 24.0" Monitor (Purchased For $140.00)
Monitor: Samsung S24C570HL 23.6" Monitor (Purchased For $100.00)
Keyboard: ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $278.51)
Mouse: ROCCAT TYON Wired Laser Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
Headphones: ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $2153.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-20 03:37 EST-0500

Home Computer/Media Rig (ATX), no OC because lol stock cooler. I bought this rig off a co-worker and haven't had time to customize it yet:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $750.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB XLR8 Enthusiast Edition Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $95.57)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Wired Laser Mouse (Purchased For $30.00)
Other: eMachines E211H 21.5" Monitor (Purchased For $60.00)
Other: Turtle Beach EarForce P11 (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $935.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-20 03:38 EST-0500

Also have, but not implemented at the moment:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $45.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $45.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $45.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $45.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $45.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $45.00)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB ITX Video Card (Purchased For $269.99)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $169.99)
Total: $709.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-20 03:38 EST-0500



Finally got my X99 rig up and running. It's not completely setup yet, haven't dialed in my Gpu OC, and still need a number of apps and games installed. It's mostly for gaming and web browsing, light productivity, etc, so I went with a very modest OC to keep things cool and quiet. Loving it so far over the Haswell i5 I was using.


Intel Core i7 5820k 3.8Ghz
32GB DDR4 2400
Sanforce 240GB SSD
Toshiba 3TB HDD
Corsair H50
Rosewill Case + Fans
Corsair 600w Psu (Temporary | Looks terrible)

I did all this for under $1600, took my time, shopped around. Using a somewhat inexpensive Corsair Psu for now, doesn't look so great, upgrade will come next month. I guess the biggest surprise for me so far is how well the H50 performs, definitely an over achiever.

Image quality is awful, crappy Moto G phone.. - <Stock Gpu, Cpu at 3.8


Hi! First time posting here. Absolutely love the Tek Syndicate
Sorry for the potato quality pictures.
Out with the trusty old x58 system.
12gb DDR3

Transplant time

In with the new X99
X99 Pro
32gb DDR4
Same PSU and GPU