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My goal on this build was to build a PC under 500$ for light gaming. I wanted to move the computer around between my parents houses, but eventually I settled on one house and built my desk setup. After a couple months of playing easy games with a Phenom 2 50$ processor, I bought a bigger game and noticed visible frame drops. I didn't have money for a long time, but at the beginning of 2017 I committed to buying a heavy duty FX processor. Here's why; when I first started I didn't think I would be gaming that much and then I got my friend interested and we got an influx of cash, he started buying me video games that my system couldn't run. So I saved up and bought the FX 8350, overkill, an SSD, and a bunch of desk accessories. Right now my system doesn't match with my 200$ processor and 120$ graphics card although I am getting ready for a RX 480. (Completely AMD). One problem I found with my original buy was that my motherboard does not have more than one fan connecter. You have to pick up a splitter. Overall I'm really happy that I'm starting to spend big bucks. Processor handles really well.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You won't use a new SSD to its full potential with the SATA 3 GB/s that the M5A78L-M has. You would need a different motherboard.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, I'm really surprised it has rear-facing USB 3.0 of all things.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I have that exact motherboard. It's going into an HTPC soon.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I've owned that case before. Point be told, it is what it is, a cheap case that gets the job done!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

My old dell dimension 4600 case is probably built better than it though.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see the point of your comment... They are completely different cases with different purposes.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well actually, the Dell Dimension has a completely Standard Micro ATX layout, and is perfect for a sleeper build. (Also the comment was mostly humorous)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Who was humorous yours or the other guy?

OT, the dell dimension looks like it has sturdier metal than the case...However the inside of the dell dimension looks complicated to work with due to the prebuilt design but I'm pretty sure people can overcome that

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

(I was trying to be humorous with my first comment)

The Dimension is as easy to work on as this case, if not easier, as it has reusable PCI slot covers. It also is completely standard when it comes to a Micro ATX form factor. Its PSU slot fits a normal power supply in it. The only slightly annoying thing is the HDD mounting solution. Other than that, its a well built case that is great for a cool sleeper build. No one would ever want it b/c it comes stock with a Pentium 4, 512 mb RAM, and the tiniest hard drive you have ever seen.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes...your GPUs 'true power' cus it has so much power.....

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

buy a new gpu or GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

I got an MSI gt 730 for $60 that sems very expensive to me you can get gtx 750 to for that

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

facepalm

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU seems to be the BE and the board can do it so it's all about to know if the cpu can do it and if it remains stable.