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This was my first attempt at building my own gaming machine. I realize it's not the highest possible but I had a $1000 budget I was trying to keep.

It runs a tiny bit louder than my old computer but it can be expected because it's running with 9 fans. The Rosewill Blackhawk came with 5 fans installed, so it's plenty cool !!

The graphics card was just a bit bigger than expected, so I had to remove a hard drive slot to make space for it. I wasn't as concerned about that because it came with 5 hard drive slots.

The processor came with its own fan, but I bought the Cooler Master anyways.

I do hope to Crossfire with another AMD graphics card in the future (290x since I have so much cooling), but for now, I'm pretty happy with the build and the budget spent for it.

P.S. Sry for the bad pics, the computer looks at least 5x better in person :D

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, obviously some people have reservations but I don't think that would bother me if it was me sitting there playing Phsycho Abortion Welfare GeneSwap Monsters on full settings. I just made that title up. But you get my point. Looks cool.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

I was this close to Googling that name. Then you had to crush my dreams by saying you made it up...

Oh, and OP, I like your build but as others have said, that PSU could be worthy of a replacement soon.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I some questions though. Why get such an expensive mobo when you could have saved that money and gotten a better GPU? Also, by the getting the 270, you could've saved some money by just overclocking the 270 to the level of the 270x. Also, while the Rosewill PSUs aren't bad, they're like tier 2b or 3, for 100 dollars you could've gotten a semi or fully modular PSU with only 100 watts less if all from a better brand such as EVGA or Seasonic. By the way, I have the same monitor. :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

EVGA power supplies are also tier 3. I was planning to get a 750G for my build, but in the end went with a SeaSonic M12II 650W. The best brands to the extent of my knowledge are SeaSonic, XFX (rebranded SeaSonics), Antec, and Corsair. But always checking the tier list is the best idea.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I thought EVGA were 2a and 2bs. My bad.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

well evga deserve better than 2nd or 3rd tier of psu's because they are really good. I have a 650g and Its been working great while powering a 4670k and a 780. I got it for 65$ and was a steal. If you can find it cheap definitely go for it,for 120$ and higher Id suggest xfx black edition or xxx edition

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

My intention with that motherboard was to being able to upgrade in the future if I wanted to with more RAM or a crossfire with another graphics card.

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

You could do that with a 80 dollar 970 mobo.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

if he wants to upgrade to fx9370 or 9590 those lower mobos wont work

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have shaved off a few dollars here and there to put towards other things such as a better HSF or a 760 instead of the 270X. I don't mean to criticize, but just want to give some feedback.

There are really solid ATX mid towers for cheaper, but the case is very much personal preference. Like others have said, that PSU is a little shady, and you don't need all that power. There are plenty of reputable 600W PSUs for around $50-70. Also, that mobo is overkill for what you're using that computer for. You haven't really mentioned overclocking, and other cheaper 990X boards could handle two way Crossfire without a problem.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I was originally planning to get the R9 280x since I saw a deal for it for $381. But by the time I got to ordering it, the deal was gone, so I went with the one below it. I did consider the GTX 760 but I bought the AMD anyways for the AMD Mantle in the future.

I just fell in love with the case when I saw it online, so that was just preference. The PSU was also bought with the intention that when I upgrade my computer in the future, crossfire for example, I would have enough power without having to get a new PSU. Same thing with the motherboard.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how the amd fx 8350 is now 150 dollars and the r9 280x cost the same amount as the r9 270x he got 14 months ago

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally like this build. My only criticism is that you should've switched your processor to an 8320 to save 50 dollars. You could've used the 50 dollars to get a better GPU. Other than that, I really like this build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually didn't know about that. I was considering an Intel processor for so long, I didn't get a chance to research all the AMD processors so I just bought one that was recommended by most.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious what your cables look like in completed form. Frankly, in that last pic, it looks like your case threw up a ton of 'em.

Solid build overall though. With the exception of that PSU.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, it does certainly look like that. There was quite a lot of extra wires from the PSU. I might upload another picture of the completed build when my WD hard drive gets here. Right now, the computer is running on the SSD alone.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

when getting a psu check the reviews because there could be some important info about peoples experiences with it... i would go with a corsair because they have good reviews and are really popular in gaming pc's. I see you bought the hyper 212... planning on a little overclocking?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I was certainly planning on overclocking in the future, possibly the next summer break when I would have more time as compared to the winter break.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know about that PSU, but this is a rock solid build. FIX that cable management!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I will :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

i just think you should know, that unless something changed with these new radeon cards, you can only crossfire or sli cards that are the same, llike 270x and 270x (although the r7/r9 cards can be paired with specific 7000 series cards

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the CPU cooler supposed to be mounted with the fan blowing air towards the back of the case? Also you could've gotten a cheaper mobo with a 760, a Sabertooth is overkill for your build. Even the mobo I used for my build is cheaper than yours and I had a $500 higher budget.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How much does your computer use, and what is your GPU clocked and would you recommend?

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

personally I would change some things + your looking at like 50$ tax and 100$ operating system.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting the OS for free from my university.

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