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Not necessarily the best, but it can handle any game I throw at it. This was built a year ago and I have since upgraded the graphics card to what is listed now, and Windows 10. Only had a chance to post it now. I may add more memory since I do extensive video editing, etc. I'll admit my cable management needs some polishing up. Anyway, it works for me. This is my third build using all AMD processors. Thinking of building another with an Intel this time around. Love building these things!

Edit 2/2/16: Upon some comments about the power supply I originally used, the Corsair CX750M, I decided to do some research on it. I found for the most part that everyone was correct in their statements and decided to do an upgrade to the EVGA Supernova 850GS. We'll see how this one goes. I could have probably gone with a lesser wattage, but you just never know what the future holds. Thanks for all your input!

Edit 2/5/16: Installed the new psu. Took everyone's advice and thanks! However, took a photo of my horrible cable and wire management. What a mess, hahaha. Oh well, maybe someday I'll work on that part. Did some testing with idle and stress temperatures for the cpu and gpu and they are listed.

Edit 4/21/6: I uploaded a new set of photos showing the newer power supply and a few pics with better cable management. I think photos #1 and #3 show cleaner looks with the cables. Kept the old ones in there for comparison. The build is still a good one and works fine, playing all games fairly well, BUT...this build can't stack up to the Intel i7-6700K I just completed. The Intel is much faster plain and simple, and should be. I can't shun the AMD one though. It does live up to my expectations!

Thoughts of over a years use:

Although I haven't had any problems with this computer, There are some things I should have changed in the original build. Hind sight is 20/20 they say.

1) I could have gotten away with an FX-6300. It can be easily overclocked on par with the 8350 and probably has overall better value. Cost would be about $95. Also could have used the FX-8320 which is on par with the 8350 in my opinion. Cost would be about $117. Like I said, hindsight is 20/20.

2) I could have gotten away with a Samsung 840 EVO. Would have served me well and saved about $80. Cost would be about $120.

3) I could have used a 750W power supply instead of and 850W. Cost of the 750 would be about $100.

4) Didn't really need 2 hard drives. Should have stuck with the 2TB and nixed the 1TB. Savings of $74.

With these components in mind, the cost of this build would have been approximately $1000. Would have been much smarter choices, but that's how you learn. Anyway, it was a good original build and is serving me well.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

16gb seems enough i have 16gb and i use around 5 gb when editing, nice build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yeah, i was debating on upgrading memory. Will probably stick to what I have for now. Memory is cheap right now (at least I think it is) so maybe I will in the future. We do a lot of Photoshop, video editing, games, etc. You never know what the future will bring.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

16GB is enough for a while even for video editing :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. Thought of just maxing it out for the heck of it while I can. I'm always trying new stuff. Thanks for your reply!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah 16GB is future proof. Ur welcome

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info. I decided to upgrade the power supply. It's in my description now. Thanks again!!!

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