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This is my first ever gaming computer that i built back in July of last year, but never got around to showing it off here. Since the original build in july, i have replaced the graphics card (parents got me a 970 as a gift :D) and the CPU cooler (stock was terrible). I cant really remember the prices for many of these parts, other than the PSU was 50% off when i got it. I plan to upgrade the CPU to a 8320 or replace the motherboard and switch to an intel route. For now though, this computer is completely acceptable for my games. It runs the main game i play, CSGO, at about 200fps.

the original parts list is as such (minus the cooler, dont know why that is in this list) http://pcpartpicker.com/user/epicnerdgreg/saved/2MMwrH edit- sorry for potato camera.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Please tell Mom & Dad I too would like a 970.

Your images are not the best and your apology is not needed by me as I appreciate you sharing your build. I do see that your PSU has the intake fan up in the case....I see the case is on the floor but are you concerned it will suffocate or suck in dust if it is flipped over?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

it is on carpet. I am very concerned it will suck in dust

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

with the fan up, it will just take hot air out of the case and blow it out the back. Depends on everyones setup. No fan filter on the bottom of the case so him putting it this way depending om ambient was a wise decision. Especially with an open faced 970.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for same headset and a fellow CS player! Great Build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Non blurry pictures please?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

better camera please?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The FX-6300 Shouldn't be bottlenecking the GTX 970, The only possible bottleneck I could see is the lack of an SSD and maybe even the power supply. I currently have a FX-6300 Overclocked at 4.68GHz with a 970.

My Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TerminatorOps75/saved/xP7dnQ

(Have not had a chance to make a completed build page yet!)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

but alas, ive found this mobo isnt great for OC and due to that only have the OC at 3.76ghz. I have an SSD sitting on my desk above me (birthday gift about a week ago, PNY optima 120gb) but it didnt come with cables so it isn't installed until i can get cables for it. 970 only requires a 500w supply so a 550w bronze should be okay.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

any bottleneck issues between the 6300 and 970? i'm planning on doing my first build with a 6300 but i'm torn between the 960 and 970. thanks!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

not to huge. Go 970 if the budget allows and upgrade the CPU later. The 6300 will hold you back a little but a good Overclock should help

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Won't the FX-6300 bottleneck the GTX 970?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i believe it does. I wouldn't have gotten it myself but my parents got it for me just because they knew enough to know it is a good card and i game a lot, but they didn't realize the CPU could bottleneck the GPU. I am saving money to upgrade to CPU but only have like 40$ right now so...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see. It's still a very nice GPU, and hopefully you can upgrade your CPU soon to something better, which then you'll have a really solid gaming machine. :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

ive got a birthday coming up and im going to try to pull for a better CPU. If i may ask, do you think an 8350 would still bottleneck? (it is a fairly big upgrade and i dont think it would but hey i dont know everything)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think I can give you a definite answer on that. I've seen mixed opinions on whether it will bottleneck or not. But from my knowledge, there will only be some bottlenecking when you're playing CPU-intensive games.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Before you go buying another CPU why not overclock it. I doubt Counter Strike is going to use 8 cores. Also if your getting 200fps another 10-30 isn't going to make a huge difference. Get a SSD drive instead. After you use your SSD you won't be able to game without it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

already overclocked and i do play other games, CS is simply the one i play most. SSD is on the to-do list for upgrades for sure though :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

i see a bottleneck in this pc but still really good build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i am aware of bottleneck and thanks

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

it fits, but barely. It hits the side of the case.