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TheWhiteRose000

Laughing at the new build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Linus forums, you ever heard the phrase if you haven't heard of it, well it's news to me!
I spent the last ten years of my life in Norway in a pretty bad marriage with my wife and in that time I was stuck using an old
ASUS X58 Sabertooth motherboard that had too many problems, not to mention the two SLI'd GTX590's (no I don't want to talk about those doorstops.)
Well, long story short marriage falls to bits, I'm free! My parents are in trouble so I flew back to the states to help them and also get back into school and change my life around.

 

But the quest for a new PC began because well, I want to study game design and development and so here we are!

Building a brand new computer on a budget of whatever I can make at a Taco Bell (it's close by and they have grant money for school, despite having a degree as an IT consultant this is the best solution right now.)

So here's the story so far.

Now please bare in mind that as of right now, my desk is a very literal door and my families situation is so bad that I had to come back from Norway to help them so, working with what I got right now.
Hell my monitor is a Samsung monitor from like six years ago, and the ram I am using is the old Kingston HyperX 1333mhz sticks I had from my first build.

 

The case is a Rosewill ATX mid tower

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The graphics card is a Gigabyte RX570, a bit newer but it was a birthday gift from my father who wanted to help me when my RX480 burnt out that my friend in Norway gave me.
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I also wanted to do something a bit more special and I went and saved up for a ECM22 adapter from Silverstone and an Intel 660 strictly for gaming ""studying""

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I don't have a box for the board or the CPU but I managed to pick up an Intel 4790k on Ebay for $190, and an MSI Gaming 6 motherboard from China that never got a serial number because it was the end of the products production run and so they just liquidated the sales of any extras nabbed it fro $170 and getting by on this entire system for a really cheap budget so far of $550 since my friend bought the computer case for me.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, TheWhiteRose000 said:

an MSI Gaming 6 motherboard from China that never got a serial number because it was the end of the products production run and so they just liquidated the sales of any extras

doubt that. It is common to wash and repackage used boards before selling them in China. They're literally the one doing the packaging for the new boards anyway


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+100/+500, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: +4GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 787 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

doubt that. It is common to wash and repackage used boards before selling them in China. They're literally the one doing the packaging for the new boards anyway

Regardless, the thing is handling amazingly well considering everything I am doing with it.
 

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