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So my friend is pretty much addicted to Dota, so much so that he was entering Dota tournaments and actually managed to win two of them. However, he was at a severe disadvantage. He was only getting about 15 frames per second. I don't know how he managed. So I managed to convince him to save up and get some PC parts, I've built it for him and he's absolutely in love with it. The all in one pictured above was what he was gaming on.

CPU - AMDs FX-8350 is an overall great CPU in my opinion, and for about half the price of a really nice Intel CPU, what's not to like?

CPU Cooler - I adore putting the same brand parts in a PC, It adds to the aesthetic. The Respire is cheap and nice. I was worried about the clearance of the copper pipes with the NZXT window, but I figured that since they were the same brand, NZXT would be smart enough to make all their products compatible.

Mobo - It fit the color scheme and allows for crossfire in the future. It was enough for him.

Memory - The standard gaming 8 GB of memory, this fit our color scheme. They are a bit of a darker blue in person, which is nice because neither of us were a fan of that light blue.

Storage - 1 Terabyte, not much to tell.

Video Card - Best we could get that wasn't the Nvidia equivalent, and with the rumors and all that about the 970 not having 4 GB of VRAM, he didn't feel comfortable getting the 970.

Case - All Aesthetic. Fun to work in regardless.

Power Supply - Working with a fully modular PSU is a dream. I don't know how a managed with a non-modular one. 1000 Watts because the 290X is basically Zeus, taking up an insane amount of power.

Everything else is pretty much just standard stuff.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build. Definitely fits his need. Nice job.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

for dota i would have gotten him like a 270x and a i7 or something, because dota is a cpu intesive game, and also even a 270x is overkill, even a 550 ti is enough to graphically max it out. You would have seen better performance boosts with a better processor

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

We wanted to go as overkill as possible, the i7 would not have fit in the budget, I took it into account but my friend wanted AMD through and through. He won't only be playing Dota as he has other games, it'll just be mainly Dota.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

alright

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

My 8320 rig plays cpu intensive games way better than my i7 2700k. I am pretty sure it is the cpu. The i7 machine is about 3 years old with a gtx660, 8gb ram, and samsung 850evo ssd. The 8320 has a r9 280.

cpu intensive games, like guild wars 2 for example, the i7 15-20 fps on medium settings. The 8320, 70fps on high settings... It could be the video card, but I doubt it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

you are comparing a 3 year old cpu to a relatively new one, and there also might be a problem w/ ur i7, even if ur 8320 has better performance, ur i7 should not be that low

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I have kinda thought the same thing. One thing about the 2700k is it only utilizes 1333 ram. I have 1866 in my 8320. But even then, it shouldn't be THAT bad..

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That is very odd. In theory, at stock clocks, the 2700k should be outperforming between 10% and 45%. I am not questioning what you're saying, just wondering why that is the way it is.

P.S. Even with an overclock on the 8320 alone, it shouldn't be able to gain more than 10% over the 2700k.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

My 8320 is OC'd to 4.46ghz. I don't know what the deal is with my i7. The performance of my i7 pc is actually very very close to my old phenom IIx4 965 black edition that was overclocked to 4ghz. And you wouldn't think the phenom II and the i7 would be even remotely close.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I am going to build almost the exact same thing down to the cpu, mobo, and graphics card. I just ordered a 750W psu as I'm probably not going to crossfire or overclock too much. Do you think that 750 will be alright? Thanks man. Nice build too!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's dependent if you plan on Crossfiring, which you don't plan on doing. I think it'll be fine. I like to keep at least 100 watts over on the estimated wattage, which you'll be just fine

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thanks a bunch man.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I see he plays Osu! or did, if you don't mind my asking, how often does he play it?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

He almost never plays, it's mostly another friend and I. My friend is much better than me though XD

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay, I still cannot break the 3 star barrier as my friends and I call it, I use a standard dell mouse that probably has about 200-400 dpi so that needs upgrading at some point, other than that I am roughly #369000 in performance ranking worldwide.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, here's mine: https://osu.ppy.sh/u/4921355