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I used the Thermaltake G41 Commander case but it is not listed on here. I probably went a little overboard on the CPU cooler but I went with it so it would be aesthetically pleasing. Although as a side note if you decide to go with this build I would recommend going with the G42 instead based off of the fact that the 240mm radiator fits a little closer to the motherboard than I would like. The only difference between the 41 and the 42 that I could find was the Front panels look slightly different and the 42 is 3 inches taller. Had no issues or conflicts with anything software or hardware wise. Although as another side note I had a small hiccup with the WD 1TB Black, For whatever reason it didn't want to show up in the files so I had to go into the manager to get it to show up. I absolutely love the ram and am planning on adding another 8GB for a total of 16GB (2x2 dual channel 8GB) The R9270 is a good choice and overclocks easily and stabily with ASUS GPU tweak. I am also planning on adding a second R9 270 for a two way crossfire configuration. The case as I said is A G41 commander and I absolutely love it, looks great with the large window (I chose the 41 over the 42 because I like the 41's front panel better) The power supply works well but I am planning on upgrading it to a at least a 750W to accommodate the second graphics card. Windows 8 is just fine. I love the monitor as well and am planning on getting a second when I get the second graphics card and new PSU. The 23.6 inches is awesome and looks amazing on all games I play. The network adapter I have not used but will use in the future. The fans are awesome fits great with the blue LED ram and the overall colour theme (Black and Blue) they are fairly quiet and do a good job of keeping the rig cool. The fan controller I have not yet received as it was on back order when I bought it but it will be here soon and I will edit this part accordingly. Keyboard is awesome and allows me to change the colour to match my system.I love the mouse as well, razor did a great job on this and if I had not already had the keyboard I would have most likely gotten a black widow ultimate chroma as well. Headphones work just fine. Great sound for both gaming and music. They are rectangular so it feels weird to take them off after a few hours of gaming ( They don't hurt it just feels weird after you take them off) Joystick I got several years ago and works great but was discontinued.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does this play games. Btw great build I would go with a similar build to this for me, but I want to try out the i3 processor.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

While commonly debated, I do have to agree with you in the sense that a 4th generation i3 will be better overall for gaming and rarely some multithreaded applications. The other advantage of going with an i3 over an FX series processor is that almost every motherboard you purchase supports up to an i7-4790k and depending on the chipset, a 5th generation i7 (which hasn't even been released). Another plus is newer technologies, lets face it, the 970 chipset is falling behind, and the motherboards are very lacking in newer software and features.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The Fx 6300 outperforms the i3 and can be overclocked http://www.game-debate.com/cpu/index.php?pid=2129&pid2=1146&compare=core-i3-4370-3-8ghz-vs-fx-6300 , and now games are taking advantage of more cores (even Far Cry 4 will not work with a dual core but has been modded to work with HT on the i3), but you would be correct in your other statments. The FX 6300 is very good for the price and the FX line is still very strong. Later he can upgrade to the 8350 if he wanted which is still very cheap and keeps up with the i5 and i7 for much cheaper, but he might want to get a CPU cooler in the future, but would still be cheaper than the i5. Not a "AMD fanboy" I have a 4790k in my system.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

the 8350 does not keep up with the i7 in what most people buy the i7 for. Video rendering. the i7 out performs the 8350in that and streaming. You were correct with that the 8350 easily keeps up with the i5. But the 970 chipset is falling behind (age wise) but i do believe amd is coming out with a newer chipset some time shortly after the 300 series of graphics cards are released

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I reason I'm going to choose to go with the i3 4160 is because I can easily upgrade to a i5 non k CPU (since I have a H97 motherboard I can't overclock well). I might add a cheap CPU cooler to bring down temps and noise though. I'm not hardcore gamer or editor so I don't need Intel i7 5th generation. I also live in New Zealand were prices are crazy high.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The 8350 is beaten by the i7 but not by a massive amount. The chipset is not that far behind with them and offer many of the features that the average user will use such as USB 3.0, many of the features brought by Intel such as M.2 and Sata Express are not practical for another couple years or so based on pricing and/or availability. The i7 beats the 8350 for double the price which might not be worth the performance to some people who are not using it for Video rendering. This system seems to be geared as a gaming system and the added speed of the i7 ( maybe up to 15 minutes faster) might not be worth it if you only uploading a video every other week.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It can handle everything I have thrown at it so far with Highest graphics settings.

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

Get the i3 if you are planning to play games that are older / specifically designed for PC (IE biosock infinite, sniper elite). Get the fx 6300 if you want to play console ports (IE farcry 4, advanced warfare)

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build and i love the name

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, your build is literally the little brother to my build even down to the case, I just wish I has that ram and ssd.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you put two 120mm fans in the front even with one DVD drive? I am building my first comp and cant find the answer to this info.

Thank you and great build, well done!

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

nice build, in the long run you should get an 8 core with that massive cooler and maybe a second 270 cause those two in crossfire are comparable to a single 780ti. Just something to think about about not telling you to.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on adding a second 270 in a month or two as well as upgrading the power supply and getting a second monitor at the same time. I also intend on getting another 8Gb of ram. As for the 8 core I had not thought of that but it would be an easy switch up to another 8 core FX so that is something I can think about, thanks for the suggestion.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

2 r9 270's aren't no where near as powerful as a gtx 780 ti, at best you would see a 30 percent improvement, also vram doesn't double when you do a 2 way x fire

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

two 265s are comparable to a 780 and the 270 is a heck of a lot more powerful than a 265

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How can two $120 video cars compare to a $500 card...At best they would be powerful as a R9 280, adding another card doesn't give you 100% more power and it doesn't double the vram. If what you said was true everyone would be doing that instead buying a GTX 970.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl0EYFfV_-c this is just the 265, the 270 is even more powerful