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I built a Computer about a year ago with my tax returns (See here and let's just say it wasn't my best build. There are a couple of reasons; It was my first build, parts were purchased within the span of an entire year, and I didn't do as much research on my parts as I should've. This year though, I changed that (despite the RAZER bias) and what I have done this year as made me proud.

  • CPU - The AMD-8350 wasn't my first choice, I originally wanted to get the AMD-9590. After doing a lot of research I decided to go with the AMD-8350. It's still an eight core, I can overclock this to 5.0GHz, and it doesn't have so many requirements for heat dissipation. I love it so far, haven't overlclocked it yet, but will do soon.

  • CPU Cooler - My buddy NiftyMist just set up a custom water loop (If you wanna check that out see here) and he offered to send me his H100i, it looks a bit used but nothing too bad (one or two scratches). The Cooler works beautifully, the lights on the other hand. When I use Corsair link's feature to change the color, the green value doesn't change at all, leading me to believe that the green light is completely out. I've got the light to match that of my 970, so it doesn't look all bad. I might get the warranty info from Nifty but it seems to be too much trouble.

  • Motherboard - There wasn't much behind this choice. I went through to make sure it had all that I needed; Good power delivery, right socket type (Duh), front panel USB3, I don't need SLI so ya, decent price, good reviews. The only bad thing about this board is the Northbridge heatsink came a bit loose, it idles at 32°C and tops out around 68-70°C, I'm going to try to remove the heatsink and replace it or reapply new thermal adhesive strips.

  • Memory - It's a simple choice, cheap, fast enough. I have two more slots I plan to occupy with another 8GB.

  • Storage - I have the 120GB SSD for my boot drive and necessary programs, plus a few games. My Seagate Barracuda is holding all my bulk storage, games, movies, music, pictures, and most definitely not ****.

  • Graphic's Card - Blah blah blah 3.5 GB of ram blah blah blah, It still has insane performance for the price. It is in fact one hell of a card and and insane step up from my old 750ti. It idles at 35°C and it tops off at around 62-70°C.

  • Case - Oh well you know, once a fan-boy always a fan-boy. I love the H440 love it even more now that it makes my set up look even more like a brainwashed fan-boy's dream.

  • Power Supply - I wanted it to be Fully modular, at least 80+ bronze, and with good cables. I was speechless when I found a PSU that fit all these requirements. I do have a 24 sleeved extension but that was the only cable I needed to change.

  • OS - I got it for 20$ online, lucky eh? Not really, you can probably find it cheaper somewhere. Also didn't want W8.1 due to it's increasing loss of functions from W7. I know this because my laptop has 8.1.

  • Monitor - Got it on sale for $99.99 plan to buy A better one for my center display and another one of these for a third.

  • Mouse/Keyboard/Speakers - RAZER BlackWidow, RAZER Naga 2012, RAZER Goliathus extended control edition, Logitech Speakers.

  • I have a bit of a flight Sim setup, Thrustmaster Hotas X, and a TrackIR. They are quite nice, I do plan on getting a better joystick, something like the Saitek X52/X55.

All in all it is a great build and I plan to keep adding onto it and making it better.

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 5 points

+2 for the PS2 monitor stands!! LOL

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes!

  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

i wonder if you like razer...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i doubt it

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Uhm, I might. It's still up in the air.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

i see your a gigabyte fan

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no Favoritism with any brand (Except RAZER) it just so happens to be two parts of my build were Gigabyte. They are both the right choice and Gigabyte and no swaying factor in my decision making.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom Loop. Custom Loop. Join the crew. Custom Loop.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build man, horrible pictures haha. I loved your sdd mod, how did you do that?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I removed the original sticker, measured the size I needed, and printed a new (Color coordinated) vinyl decal off of my silhouette Cameo. I recommend watching this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RRXCtPRV1A.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for awesome build! but -1 for biting a pizza crust first. being a New Yorker you just don't do that man c'mon.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I had to find a way to eat it without touching it, that part was the only part hanging off the plate. I made a snap decision and ate what shall only be consumed lastly.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

uuugh okay, i can live with that lol

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

why amd?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • 60 months ago
  • -1 points

Will It play Solitaire at with at least 10 FPS???

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

I think I have to do quite a bit of overclocking for that to happen, Solitaire is quite GPU/CPU intensive.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

lol