Description

This is my first ever build and I would like to thank all of you wonderful people (PCPP Community) for all of the help while researching for this build!

A little backstory, I finally got a big boy job with a salary and all!(pretty exciting for me) Growing up I played WoW on an E-machine that I got for Xmas with god know how bad of specs. I'm pretty sure my SSD have more memory than that first computer. I could not afford any better and I would tweak my build with my friends just to keep me in the game, it was pretty sad. So I decided to spoil myself after all of these years with something worth while!

Over all I love the build and the look.

A True AMD Build going here because I am still a very frugal person and the only thing I could think of the entire time was "Bang for My Buck"

I started with a different case that was much cheaper but all of the cool looking computers I would see on here made me upgrade right away to something with a window so I could have some geek **** while I geek out.

I'm sure there are some bad decisions I made that will be pointed out and I would like to let everyone know that those comments are MORE THAN WELCOME! I love the idea of building on what I have already built and you guys are probably the best in the business when it come to constructive criticism

Part Reviews

CPU

Dope Cheap Processor. Worth the money for the output

CPU Cooler

Does its Job but Should Have gone liquid cooling. Not truely worth the money spent

Motherboard

"Its A Motherboard"

Memory

Awesome Ram! looks cool too! Don't ask me why I got 32 gigs when 16 would have been more than enough for gaming

Storage

Got this bad Boy cheap from newegg worth the money spent!

Storage

Its a HDD... and its big and cheap. what more can you ask for

Video Card

Holy Hottt ****. Awesome Graphics Card! Runs super hot under even a little load. Get something with good air flow and you should be fine.

falls under the category of "Best Bang For Your Buck"

Case

Its Dope just look at the pics! Great cable management and all. plus the window. also it comes with speed controls for the built in fans that also look fantastic! also it is super quiet.

Also comes with Built in LED lights inside of the case which help you to see in a dark room if something needs attention.

I might be unhooking the Front LED light because its a little obnoxious how bright it is

Monitor

Got this bad boy off of Craigs List! Awesome monitor! Great color and crisp as I will get out.

Keyboard

My First mechanical Keyboard and I'm in love with this already. because the windows button now tabs out to the panel select screen, this keyboard allows you to disable that function and that is awesome!

Volume control has never been easier

The Back-light effects are also awesome and have a few brightness settings.

If you don't know Cherry MX Blue is by far the loudest Keyboard in the world. cool if you love the clickey sound. If not stick with MX Red or MX Brown

Mouse

I did a ton of research for the right mouse. the simple conclusion is that Optical is king and this mouse is on the top of the optical world right now for price/efficiency.

Ever wonder if you needed more buttons on a mouse? You do!

Headphones

Does a Bear **** in the woods? now you can find out from miles away your new Kingston HyperX Cloud II.

7.1 is amazing

Mic sound perfect

Dongle leaves a lot of room for improvement. I would pay the extra money for a MixAmp because the awkward controls for this headset make you wonder if they stopped caring after they created the main equipment.

Still giving a 5star because this is by far the best headset in this price range!

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

How's that SSD working out for you. What speeds are you reaching?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

usb 3.0 to the SSD I can pull about 300mb per second transfers.

Load times on games such as WoW or Payday 2 I am easily the first to load in and makes the game run much smoother. this isnt the best SSD but it was cheap on sale. Im going to wait for black friday and try to get a 1tb and move to full SSD

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I fully agree that the Noctua NH-U12S is very weak for cooling - temperature delta of 48-50° C.

Had to underclock my Athlon X4 860K to avoid 80+ temps when my room temp reaches 30.0° C in the summer.

Should have gone with Cooler Master Nepton 120XL.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hope you enjoy, that should keep you playing wow for a few expacks! Love the case... guess thats why I have the black one:)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh nice I dig your green and grey build. looks awesome. seems that they have made some alterations to the case.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I pulled out one of the drive cages, but other than that its stock. The difference between the 820 and the 530 is fairly big. The 530 has the nice SSD mounts behind the tray, and a cleaner fan controller. The 820 is BIGGER, has the built in SD card reader, and HUE system. They are both good cases just not for the same reasons.