No longer needed the computer for the purpose i built it, so i decided to give it to my brother since he does not have the money to replace his aging mac and for some light gaming. Painted the case from orange to blue since some one said it looked ugly, got a new power supply kinda smelt literally and i got i modular so it would look cleaner having no psu cover. Added a 970 to replace the 770 so he can play on high in 1080p with a light overclock on gpu and cpu.
-Update 4/29/18 --Burnt out fan on AMD wraith max cooler and replaced with a Deepcool ICE BLADE. I also recently got a GTX 770 that i thought would pair well with the FX 6300 for some PUBG.
-Original Post: --I need to run WebODM and processes drone missions into maps. Since this takes a long time i rather just have it run on another computer i don't really need. Waiting isn't really a problem so i rather not spend the money on a machine to handle heavy video processing. Since i run WebODM off of native linux it runs half way decent on these left over parts i threw on a cheap MOBO and stuck in the MATX.
So for basic gaming and desktop use 6-cores is still alot, Or should i say 4 cores with 6 threads. Anyway 3.5 with 4.0 turbo is not bad and with a oc its pretty great paired with a decent graphics card like the 970 i had. After O.C. on the 8350 and 8370 i can say that it is way more stable and much lower thermal temps to deal with. I got mine to 4ghz core speed with 2 stock fans and a stock cooler. 4.5 was a tad more difficult and definitely not recommend without better voltage control or stock. Left at 4.3.
Did not come with AM4 bracket like newegg stated, was just a intel bracket that was similar but useless. So i put to better use in this system and for lower end cpu's the 2 heat pipes manage
I was desperately trying to get this board, but it was out of stock everywhere. Having a Fx-6300 this was really the only choice i had under 100 dollars with MATX that was not a crappy gigabyte brand one with terrible reviews. Luckily a Microcenter 3 hours away had like 40 of them and at the sale price of 40 bucks a week after Christmas. Beside for being super disappointing that it only does sata II and for some reason i still have a had time hitting sata ii read wright speeds with a sata III drive, but it could be unrelated to mobo.
get Kingston hyper fury 2X8 1866, far better value then the sports. Though the sports work great and are reliable there is stuttering at high end gaming and keeping up with gpu.
get what your pay for, go evo
can't go wrong for a game libary
i'v bought cheap case's my whole life but for this price DIY put in everything you need but a manual. like the specification advertisement on there website is the best you get and you have to guess which screws go where by testing and praying. It is a little low sitting for a bottom exhaust cpu so i flipped mine. The top front fan really makes no point to it existence unless your running both fans super low speeds for that single fan size hole, unless you get SP fans for a minimal improvement for getting through the several layers of metal mesh that has wholes just to big to be a filter. was it suppose to be a filter holder? idk not a bad build though very DIY.
i'v purchased like 4 of these and the one that failed was replaced asap by evga
great for push pull one my deep cool 92mm cpu cooler
best cheap fan, use as a intake