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This is my first gaming machine that i build myself. It can run some games like Elite Dangerous without lag. But more cpu demanding games will lag sometimes.

Update:April 30 2016: Got the Corsair sabre rgb mouse.

Update:July 24 2016: Got TTesports challenger prime keyboard

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Ok, at first I thought it was a very unbalanced build, but then I looked at the pictures and I didn't find the gpu you listed. Does that mean you're going to buy it later on? If so, as other already mentioned, know that it will be serverely held back by your cpu, it is really a low end one and it won't be able to feed that gpu adequately. Also, if you wanted a system with an apu, you should've aimed at 2133 or 2400 MHz ram, it would've improved the performance. If you want an advice, save up for a cpu/motherboard/ram upgrade, and maybe try to find a used card as a placeholder until the next generation will come out.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What gpu should i get?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want to improve performances a little, you could get a r7 370 or similar gpu, but what I'd reccomend is that you step up to an i5 if you want to pair it with a gpu of the caliber of the 970 in the future.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

With that CPU I would not go above a R7 260x or R7 360.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, you're all right.

Also, if you wanted a system with an apu, you should've aimed at 2133 or 2400 MHz ram, it would've improved the performance.

That CPU supports maximum 1866 MHz :(

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

That's true, I didn't think about that. I think however that he would've noticed an improvement nevertheless; I remember some videos where the a10 7850k is paired with ram clocked at different speeds, and though it supports up to 2133MHz ram, even by stepping up to 2400MHz there was some little gain in fps, so I think it might happen the same, who knows.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe you should be able to overclock it to whatever the maximum ram speed supported by the mobo is, see also the way skylake is 1866/2133 but you can use up to 3200 with a current z series mobo.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Dang I wish you could have purchased an AMD ATHLON X4 860K instead for just a little bit more. Still for AMD my heart is set on an AMD FX-8320E. I know it's a bit more and takes an AM3+ mobo, but it overclocks and performs way beyond this cpu.

Well what's done is done. You built a nice looking gamer. Give us a picture of it with the 970 installed. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea, it looks nice

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 8320e? For gaming, I've seen tests showing it underperform the 8350 and often times the 6300 (IIRC). I know its heat/wattage is lower, and I'd expect that even with all three OC'd, the 8320e wouldn't seem to be the best choice. Maybe the non-e's would require one more case fan than the e, but... what am I overlooking?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope it's the heat I was thinking of. I've watched an AMD cook a motherboard before. It was actually kind of neat in retrospect. I want the cores and would overclock that sucker, but I'd sacrifice a little performance in exchange for the peace of mind.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

APU...?

Also can't seem to find the GTX 970 you listed...

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

I have not got it yet

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Where's the GPU? Hope it's just an upgrade.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Haven't got it yet.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, so it is an upgrade. Nice! I would OC the CPU a bit for extra performance, would you?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

i will once i get better cooler.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks awesome! I will be building my first gaming PC very soon, I see that your parts are very well chosen. Nice job!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks pretty good

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You should defintely consider getting the X4-860k or the upcoming X4-880k..

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU will hardcore hold back a GTX 970. To the point that it's not even funny.

If you're gonna get a 970, fine do it, but upgrade your CPU shortly after or you'll be missing out on 50% of the 970s performance.

  • 46 months ago
  • -1 points

OK....I get that its your first build but did you even research .... Get at least an i3 if you are on a budget and wheres the GPU ?

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