As my G73jh faded away into the night I decided to go for a new build.
This build is used primarily for Gaming and as a workhorse for my GIS student work.
I completed this build early September, and this is actually a 100% MicroCenter build. I was really aiming to get as much raw power as I could for a (roughly) sub $1000 machine. Fortunately I was able to snag some great sales during their BYOPC month. This is my first build and it was slightly nerve wracking. Once I completed the build it was nonfunctional-massive bars on the loading screen and it crashed on OS install. Ultimately it turned out to be a faulty motherboard, and since I bought it all in store I was able to swap it out for a new one. Overall I'm happy with performance, but I haven't had a chance to dabble with overclocking yet.
Feel free to comment, I would really appreciate any feedback.
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$179.99|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.99|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+||$32.96|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$109.99|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$99.99|
|Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$47.99|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB||$225.99|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower||$79.99|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V||$74.99|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer||$15.99|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$99.99|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||900MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1250MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|