In my opinion, you should have gone with a cheaper motherboard and used the money for an FX-8350. You picked a great GPU though. Nice build.
True, but he probably wants to upgrade to Steamroller at the end of the year.
Thanks, i have room with that mobo to expand
Love that gpu.
Its very nice getting dual gpus soon
personally, i would've gone with an FX-8350 and a 970-based motherboard, but if you like the Sabertooth 990FX/Gen3 then who are you to listen to the rest of us? overall, though, everything is pretty good. what case is that?
A zalman Z5 cool innovations, i recommend this case completely!!!!!
Hi guys, I helped him with this build. I helped him pick the parts, and the reason we chose the Gen3 Sabertooth was because of the fact that it is the only 990FX board (that I know of) that has PCIE 3.0, and in my experience the Sabertooth boards are good overclockers. Also the reason the cable management is so bad is because the case was a last minute emergency purchase from a local shop, and even though the PSU is modular some cables were too short to run behind the tray.
You're motherboard is more expensive than your cpu. Wat
My motherboard for my new build is going to be more expensive than my CPU, because I got a 3770k for $92, does that mean I should buy a $70 motherboard instead?
If there is features that he makes use of on that motherboard that other mobos don't have or just don't match up with, I see no problem with paying more for the piece that holds THE ENTIRE SYSTEM together. A poor or cheap motherboard can break the components it houses.
This particular board in itself I don't feel meets this category, there are other good boards out there for less money that do the same thing, but I dislike when people think a motherboard is a bad choice because the CPU cost less money.
Intel Retail Edge. Byproduct of working for a chain store that has a huge electronics service and sales department.
On my current build I'm running two 7850s in crossfire, but I'm going to sell one or both and I'm going to get a 780 here in the next month or so.
I have a 990fxa-ud3 and i feel it is just as good in most respects, and cost the same as my CPU at the time did. The AMD platform isn't quite as picky as the Intel platform is. Looking for a good Z77 board I've been struggling, but I think I've made up my mind. Getting my board for my 6300 felt easy peasy.
In his case like I said, he over spent, but in many cases the argument itself that the board is more expensive than the CPU so it must be a poor choice is malarkey.
I'm actually looking at the MPower. I thought about the UD5H, but for the extra $20 it sounds like it will be less of a hassle. Also, for what it's worth, it's not blue all over the place.
Not extreme4. Ud3h is better.
I have complete room to expand
I would have saved some money on the motherboard as well. I would have shot for the newer AMD chips, but you probably had these parts on order already :P Technology sucks like that.
Not a bad price though.
I will upgrade and get another identical gpu soon, then upgrade my cpu
This build should do just fine for gaming, and I agree that motherboard looks nice, but it's seriously like 30% of your budget. I think you would get a better price to performance ratio if you stuck half the motherboard money into your CPU or GPU.
Its the best amd mobo you can buy, so i have room to expand
So, I gather no-one is impressed with the pcie 3.0 board and gpu combo? I was considering the same, also with 6300 or 6350, but somehow it just doesn't seem quite right. Wish there were more pcie 3.0 choices for amd! I'm glad to see it worked out well for you tho.
I recommend this build to any first time builders! and thanks
Good build but if I where you I would have went with a lower psu, used windows 8, got a less expensive motherboard and upgraded the gpu to a 7950(you also get 4 free games with that vid card)
FX-6350 and 7870xt is like a super balanced match made in heaven.