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The Beast 2.0

by Walker_OBrien

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Date Published

March 13, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

950MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6GHz

Description

This is my main machine for Gaming / Streaming / Video editing. It is based off of a build i made back in 2012 (The Beast 1.0) i have been upgrading it since, It is a very reliable setup for me it still holds up very well for gaming on today's modern tittles. (2018)

Part Reviews

CPU

GREAT CPU!! this cpu has held up very well over the years and with a good overclock this cpu still hold up really well in modern games and even holds up like a champ for streaming and gaming at the same time. Very Please with this processor, i would even go to say it is still worth a buy in 2018 if you can overclock it.

Motherboard

Wish i would have went with an atx motherboard it would have future proofed my pc more only consider micro atx if you are going to make a purpose built media pc. The usb 3.0 plug is very loose but still functions, it has held up well over the span of 6 years and is still working great for overclocking my core i5-4690k.

Memory

8 gigs is perfect for gaming but you might need 16 in the future, this is very fast and reliable memory and the exterior coating looks amazing. (looks even cooler with case lights)

Storage

Great to use for a windows boot drive very comparable to a samsung ssd, you might want to consider a 240gig ssd as the 120 seems to get filled up fairly quick for me.

Storage

Had this drive going non-stop for 6 years and it is still chugging along it has not slowed down on my one bit still runs like it did on day 1.

Video Card

Good graphics card pairs very nicely with a core i5, mine dose not like overclocking but that is a lottery if your card does or not. It powers my three 24" displays like a charm and holds up very well to modern games here in 2018 games still run at high settings 1080p, ultra settings on modern games might be a bit of a challenge though with some frame drops into the 30's.

Case

After having this case for about a year now the case fans are starting to make some noise and my usb 3.0 ports are starting to go out, but other than that the build quality of the case it self is amazing wish the window was made out of glass cause it does get scratched up over time .

Power Supply

Never had an issue with this psu it's very reliable, i wish it had removable cables for better cable management.

Optical Drive

I's a disk drive.... what more do i have to say i barely use it and when i want to it works like it should

Operating System

Lots of bloat wear and pre-installed third party crap that re-installs with every update, other than that i've been using windows since XP so yeah... wish they still had support for windows 7 i would much rather use that OS and linux just dosent have good steam support otherwise i would much rather use that like i do on my laptop

Wireless Network Adapter

Coupled with a really good night hawk router it is just like using Ethernet, i never get drops and the internet speed is the same as Ethernet.

Keyboard

Love the look of this keyboard, the lighting options are great macros are very useful and the custom design helps it stand out in the crowd. Love it!!

Mouse

I've thrown this mouse at a wall and slammed it on my desk so many times and this thing is not even phased, the lighting is great and the programmable macros are amazing. The tracking is also spot on and very precise

Other

Decent mount for the money it does the job though i would save up to buy a better one , the mounting joints on the monitor get loose over time and need to be constantly tightened to hold my monitors up, my monitors are under the max weight rating and they still sag.

Other

I ordered a pack of these and only one of them worked, but when they do work out of the box these are very long range receivers that are reliable.

Comments Sorted by:

Nater650 2 points 3 months ago

Some of the cables on a semi modular power supply are removable

All the cables are removable on a fully modular power supply

Walker_OBrien submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I wish it was possible to remove them all, i will definitely consider that before i create my next build

Gooberdad 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

If you're adventurous enough, you can always cut off the excess connectors and their respective wires then insulate the exposed ends.

Fully modular PSUs with custom cables end up looking the fanciest though.

Velcade 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Lol @ steam account value. Have your +1, ha ha.

Walker_OBrien submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Been workin on it for a while haha :D

Otterman366 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Just thought you should know that all of this hardware didn't exist until 2014... you may have built something in the same case, or with the same hard drives, but that build isn't this build. Also, you should buy a z87 or z97 board, as they are getting fairly cheap

Walker_OBrien submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

i have had several iterations that is why it was marked as the beast 2.0 cause the 2.0 is bassed off of an ealier build (The beast1.0) i have just upgraded from a pentium to a i5 which required a slightly newer motherboard and the graphics card is newer, originaly i had a fractial core case and my gpu was meh and i only had 4 gigs of ram

Walker_OBrien submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

in all reality i should call it the 3.0 but i consider the first build a complete flop, i built it on a budget and it could barely play games it was more a proof of concept at the time i was still in middle school and did not have much money to work with.

Gooberdad 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice. Favorite part

"Steam account value....."