Description

This is my very first build. I have seen a lot of PCs from Dell, HP, Alienware, etc. But none of them were exactly what I was looking for. I started out with a $800 budget. As weeks went on I scraped more money and I learned about newer better parts, so I went for the VERY best my money could buy. I started out with an Intel build but then I heard about the AMD FX 8350, so I jumped right on it. I found very great deals on the majority of my parts. Thanks to Newegg and Amazon. This wasn't too difficult other than the fact that I'm a noob that just watches videos and my dad hasn't built a PC since he was in the Navy 20 years ago. It took about 5 hours to completely get finished with it, but it was well worth it. I will be using it for gaming, making some videos, Netflix, making CDs, recording audio, video chats, and a Mincraft server for me and a few friends. Please feel free to comment.

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Very well balanced build. Happy gaming. Would love to see some inside finished shots.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and trust me you don't want to see the insides terrible cable management

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then we can help you improve. That's what we're here for. Though I'm not sure if you want my advice, I'm terrible at cable management.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

if you're going to do overclocking, which i assume is what you'll be doing with an FX-8350 and a Sabertooth motherboard, you might want to get an aftermarket cooler. consider a Hyper 212 EVO or Corsair H60 at the minimum. other than that, you deserve my +1.

i'm personally interested in why you chose this particular CPU/motherboard combo and what you think of it now. :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be upgrading the cooler when I get a hold on some extra cash to get the very best I can. I chose this combo because I wanted PCI Express 3.0 and I am a huge ASUS fan they seem to put everything they have into their products and i really like them for that. And i chose the 8350 because I really like what AMD has done with it and it seems,in my opinion, to out-do the i5 3570k in everything except performance per core and power consumption. If there were an octocore i5 3570k it would wayyy surpass the 8350.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, not a intel fan boy or anything but the benchmarks says the i5 still wins. but well the 8350 is still cheaper so i guess it evens out! So i can see why you would choose the 8350, so i actually guess the 8350 is worth more, since you can overclock it a lot aswell. but the i5 would pay in 1-2 years in power consumption. I can see why you would choose both.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

PCI-E 3.0 isn't all that important unless you're doing multi-GPU setups. even with a dual-GPU PCI-E 3.0 card (such as a GTX690), the difference between 2.0 and 3.0 is about 2-3 percent at most... and that's with a higher-end processor like a 3930K. still, for a $20 premium over the regular Sabertooth 990FX, the newer PCI-E standard is a steal.

i will admit: i believe the FX-8350 would fit snugly between the 3570K and the 3770K as far as overall performance would be concerned. so long as you primarily stick to multi-threaded applications and keep the CPU cool enough, you should have no performance problems with your platform.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The two things that I was about to mention have already been mentioned. I was going to ask what heatsink you are using, but I'm assuming that you're just working with the stock AMD heatsink, which I suppose will suffice. I was also going to comment on the mouse and keyboard, but I'm used to a really nice mechanical keyboard and a gaming mouse, and I suppose that combo works just fine for your needs. Enjoy your PC!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and I just wanted a wireless keyboard and mouse because I will on occasion plug it to my 40 inch Samsung TV and needed the extra mobility.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Would love to see some inside the case pics please.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

i will post but it is a very terrible job of cable management

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

how fast does your pc boot up with that ssd? in the build im looking into, i want to put in an ssd but im afraid i wont have enough space for my games and other storage.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I take that back because i had windows on the wrong drive and i re-installed it and it was about 10-15 seconds

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

about 20-25 seconds

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to say, but the case is pretty ricer. That's about all of my problems with it though. Pretty ****** awesome first build man. How does it stack against an 15 3570 with a 7850. I want to save some money.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

in my opinion the 8350 would be better for gaming, overclocking, and multitasking needs, while on the other hand the i5 3570 isn't really for overclocking, but it may be a bit better on bench marks, for some reason, if your for the synthetics.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro. I made a build with it. Check it out and tell me if it's any good.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

And the 7950 is about 20-30% faster than the 7850 if I read that thread right and it is also better for being future-proof.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

But isnt it more expensive? Like $100 more?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it is but if i were you I would go with a 7870 GHz edition like one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121649

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You could get a 7870 xt which performs almost as good as a 7950 (especially when overclocked) for the same price as a 7870 ghz while out performing it due to it using a slightly crippled tahiti chip from the 7950s and 7970s. I would recommend the sapphire version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024&Tpk=sapphire%207870xt&IsVirtualParent=1

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that 7950 running minecraft with shaders?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing you would not be disappointed and with this system. I haven't seen it crash not one time on my server not even with beds, sand, or TNT. I haven't had a lag spike yet.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I uploaded pictures of the insides and i warned you that it was terrible. Now you see it. You brought this upon yourselves.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to get a better CPU cooler if you want to start overclocking. The stock cooler is only good enough to get you up to the boost speed. Any higher and you will be running the risk of frying your system. You can get some great air coolers for $20-$40. They are pretty bulky but really help thermal performance.

As far as cable management goes this build could use some work. It is dangerous to keep your 8pin cpu cable draped across your motherboard like that. It creates heat and then traps it there. There should be a hole above the CPU to route it down to the PSU. If you have a hard time getting it to reach you can unmount your PSU and pull it forward a little and plug the cord in up top and route it down to the PSU, once it is plugged in both ends remount your PSU tugging on the cord a little. This should give you enough length to get it mounted behind the motherboard, if not then look for some extenders on Amazon. You could get some sleeved extensions and make your build look cooler at the same time.

Overall, great parts selection for your first build. You spent a little too much on the mobo for not having a cooler capable of overclocking to the levels that make an expensive mobo useful. All the other parts are great choices for your budget.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be upgrading the cooler when I get a hold on some extra cash to get the very best I can. Thanks on the cable management tip.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Hhhaha dat MONSTER case xD cool build ! Yep the cablemanagement was also not so good when i built my first pc :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one with terrible cable management skills at the first try. I figured it would be better since I saw so many videos on building a PC and all of them had neat cable management.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

you would of done better going for an intel because of your gpu

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I was always told that intel was better with nvidia. Can anyone else clarify this for I am not sure if I'm right or not.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

it is but there are some people that would never buy intel

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the stock cpu cooler for noise read it can be noisy was just wondering because im using it in my build soon also how is the power supply using the same one aswell see you got the CX600M which is semi modular does it make the cable management easier

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It is terribly loud I wound up changing to a cooler master hyper 212 EVO and I bought an extra fan for a push-pull configuration. Yes the semi modular makes cable management a lot easier especially if you have a bigger case.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Great, well balanced build. Has all sorts of features, I don't really like the mouse and keyboard, but can't really complain for $35. That case looks awsome.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and yeah you're right the mouse and keyborad was a prety good steal but i mainly got it because of the shortcuts for music and email and web browsing and all that stuff. I saw one that looked awesome but it was like $90 without a mouse.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

If you actually paid ~$800 dollars for this, then you sir are amazing! If you are looking to upgrade something in the future, get a CPU cooler like the Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk and overclock that thing. Very nice rig :).

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

He started out with that budget in mind; however, he later decided to get the best for his money and spent what is listed in the parts list.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know how I missed that detail...oops. It is still a great build.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

ive heard a bunch of bad things from Xigmatek. idk if they are true considering ive never owned them. just a heads up.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't owned Xigmatek stuff myself, but Teksyndicate (et al.) did reviews of the cooler I mentioned and it has great price/performance.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

But the dark knight in particular is really good.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

$800 was what I started out with. I made more money and i saved it all until i got to this price range.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I wont be overclocking until i get more money for a cooler and thanks. Btw that looks like an excellent suggestion on a cooler thanks.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Benchmarks would be nice! (3d mark 11)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I will get those when I get my cooler

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

For Minecraft, do you need a $300 GPU?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

No but I will also be playing saints row the 3rd, grand theft auto, COD, NCAA, 2k13

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

...What?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the 8350s are binned better, most 8350s can do 5 Ghz with ~1.525 volts while most 8320s wall at 4.6-4.8 Ghz.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it is lol that extra .2-.4 Ghz is about an extra 1000 points for the physics score on 3DMark 11. Also hitting 5 Ghz no matter what will be very satisfying.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I have AT&T uverse 60mbps and I want to take advantage of every bit of that speed.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks