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Posted · Original PosterOP

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It's been a long time coming, but it's here.

Reptar β took a long while to think about but I eventually decided on saving some money as I want some money to blow on non-computer stuff and capture equipment, or at least potentially.

 

My original plan was to go with an R7 1700 and just spend all I had right then and there. But saner thoughts prevailed and I decided that a temporary setup would be more beneficial to me as I could reuse what I'd get out of it, namely the CPU.

I'll make no bones about it: my temporary CPU is not much better than the FX-4100 I had. But it's an upgrade, enough so that it can play Grand Theft Auto V in what I'd call a fine fashion.

I'll quote myself as to why I didn't go for an R3:

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"Why did you get yourself an Athlon and not an R3?"

 


Simple: I don't want to disappoint myself. I won't go much further than that but that's the explanation I decided on.

 

 

Stupid reasoning for some, but knowing myself, I would've much rather not gone that route unless I stood there.

 

This is what I wound up with, without further ado:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Athlon X4 950 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory 
Case: Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($46.25 @ Amazon) 
Total: $166.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-28 19:40 EDT-0400

 

And a free flash drive from ordering the RAM. RAM was $67.99 at the time of purchase, by the way.

 

I'll post pictures now before I bore you guys.

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Reptar and Athlon. :3

 

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Size comparison of the cases, old one was the Thermaltake Commander MS-I, which needed bad replacing.

 

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The parts sans case that I ordered off of Newegg; I ordered the case and the Reptar Pop figure off of Amazon.

 

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The board all set up; note the cooler.

 

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See? The subtitle is very accurate.

 

There's not too much to go with this build log, except what I'd go for in the future.

As I stated, I might wind up with an R7 1700. Or I might wind up with my brother's current rig with an i7-2600 and an R9 390. Or I might salvage parts from both rigs to make a nice R7 rig.

I really plan on getting an HDMI capture card, but if I need it will be justified if I wind up with a cable box soon.

 

Now, I wasn't expecting too much out of the Athlon, but it honestly is a decent deal faster than the old FX-4100. For one, Grand Theft Auto V ran pretty decently, at around 35-50fps with not much in the way of hitching, when my FX-4100 would hover around 20-35 with a lot of hitching. Second, 1080p60 video plays fine through YouTube on a Chromium-based browser.

 

I guess that's really about it. I finally upgraded my rig after enduring the aging FX-4100.


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The older FX chips are aging these days and they don't really hold up with today's games very well. The stock coolers that came with those FX chips sounded like jet engines when overclocked. The older sandy bridge i7 2600 (K)s are still good CPUs for gaming these days and they hold up quite well. The Athlon are good budget CPUs for playing esports games and other games that aren't CPU intensive. I mean, at least you have a B350 motherboard that has lots of upgrade-ability in the future. Upgrading to the Athlon is definitely a better upgrade over your older FX chip, especially when it comes to gaming. Overall, your build looks great and your components are decent for a budget system. 

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I like the "I'm building what I'm building, so here it is" approach going on here.

If we all built what everyone approved of, we'd never build anything. Have fun with the process!


Build Logs: Cotton Candy Threads | ZEN CLARITY + | Just NCASE mITX | NUC | Storage Log

 

Cotton Candy Threads - CPU AMD Threadripper 2950X | GPU 2x ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 Ti | MOBO Asus ROG Zenith Extreme | MEMORY 128GB (8x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 | STORAGE 3x Samsung 960 Evo SSD + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 8TB 7.2k HDDs | PSU Corsair HX1200i w/ Cablemod Pro Extensions | COOLING Enermax LiqTech TR4 II 360 | CASE Lian Li O11 Dynamic Black | LIGHTING 2x Corsair HD120 Fans, 4x Corsair Addressable RGB Strips, 2x Corsair Commander Pro | PCPP
 
ZEN CLARITY + - CPU AMD Ryzen 2700X | GPU Radeon Vega 64 STRIX | MOBO Crosshair VII Hero | MEMORY 32GB (4x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro @ 3200 | STORAGE Samsung 960 Pro SSD + 2x SanDisk Ultra II SSDs | PSU Corsair RM1000i | COOLING Corsair H150i Pro | CASE Crystal 570X | LIGHTING 6x Corsair SP120 Fans, Cablemod Addressable RGB Strip, Corsair Commander Pro | PCPP
 
Just NCASE mITX - CPU Intel Core i7 8700K @ 5.2GHz | GPU Asus GTX 1080 STRIX | MOBO Asus Z370-I Gaming | MEMORY 16GB (2x 8GB) G.Skill Triden-Z RGB 3000 | STORAGE Samsung 960 Evo 500GB SSD + Corsair MX500 1TB M.2 SSD | PSU Corsair SF600 | COOLING Noctua NH-U9S w/ Redux Push/Pull Fans | CASE NCase M1v5 | LIGHTING 2x Cablemod Addressable RGB Strips | PCPP
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10 minutes ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

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Yes.

 

My cable management isn't much better either, the H440 just makes it easy to hide. 

 

Now I feel like I'm obliged to show what my case makes fairly easy to hide. 
Which I suppose tbf I really didn't do that bad of a job with but that side panel is pain in the ass to put back on. 


When I get the Meshify C, I really hope that'll be easier to build in since it's a little more open. 

 

But anways nice to see well a more final state of Reptar. Since pretty much all I could really see visually changing would be the cooler and the GPU and of course a better CPU.

 

I think if you did get your brother's rig, the R7 would still be a better choice but you could probably just throw that board in there if it fits in your N200 and then if his case was better than your Thermaltake put your AM4 board in that case and wait until the 12nm Ryzen Refresh is out.


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Current Rig:
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}} Titania  *December 22, 2017* {{

~Ryzen 7 1700 - Asus TUF B350 - Cryorig H7 - Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB @ 2400MHz - XFX Double Dissipation RX 470 4GB - SanDisk SSDPlus 120GB - Toshiba 1TB HDD (2.5" 5400rpm) - Cooler Master Silencio 352 - LG DVD/CD Drive - EVGA SuperNova G2 550W - Windows 10 Education - Logitech G610 (MX Browns) - Corsair m65 Pro RGB~

Planned Upgrades:

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}} Titania II  *Late 2018/Early 2019* {{

~Ryzen 7 1700 - Asus TUF B350 - Cryorig H7 - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB @ 3000MHz - XFX Double Dissipation RX 470 4GB- Samsung 860 Evo 500GB - Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB HDD - Cooler Master Silencio 352 - LG DVD/CD Drive - AverMedia GC570 Capture Card - EVGA SuperNova G2 550W - Windows 10 Education - Logitech G610 (MX Browns) - Corsair m65 Pro RGB~

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Update on 10/28/2017: I got rid of the retardedly long title. Hooray?

Also, I need to take some better pictures of it.


Dan Castellaneta and the Final Frontier | Build Log | Launch Commands for the Source Engine

Make sure you quote or @ me so I can see your response to me.

 

 

 

 

DRABLY OLIVE IS THE BEST COLOR

 

 

 

@Dan Castellaneta x @pinksnowbirdie | Jake x Tyler :^)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

6/20/2018 UPDATE: RYZEN BABY

Ever ran two instances of Team Fortress 2 on a single PC?

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I can post pictures of the new cooler I got, too.


Dan Castellaneta and the Final Frontier | Build Log | Launch Commands for the Source Engine

Make sure you quote or @ me so I can see your response to me.

 

 

 

 

DRABLY OLIVE IS THE BEST COLOR

 

 

 

@Dan Castellaneta x @pinksnowbirdie | Jake x Tyler :^)

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