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COMMENT UP! Advice appreciated for a first time builder This was my first pc build, and I am very excited about it, and am happy with the way it turned out. Most of the components I got on sale from newegg, or from the insane sales going on at my local microcenter. I had always wanted to build a gaming PC, but had never been able to collect the money, so when I finally hit my budget, I was really excited. I understand that these aren't top of the line components, but they meet all of my needs. This system was also designed to be able to support future upgrades, for example I made sure I got a mobo that could support an fx-8350 down the road, should i desire to upgrade. Overall I am happy with the way it turned out (cable management isnt the greatest, but it was the best i could do)

CPU: so far I am happy with this choice. In my opinion, it is a great budget CPU! 6 cores at 3.9 ghz for 130 bucks? Whats not to love!

Mobo: I made sure I chose a mobo that would support the latest fx processors, and also had a sleek look that went with my build, and came with many different features. Board layout is quality for the most part (no usb 3.0 header, but I didnt want to spend like an extra 30 bucks when i could just reach around the back of my pc). So far i am happy with the board, looks great and comes with a lot of features.

Memory: got this memory on sale from newegg for 75 bucks. runs very fast, reliable brand (so i have heard) in gskill, and looks absolutely sick.

Storage: got the samsung evo for free from a family member, and the wd caviar blue 1tb was really all i needed here.

GPU: at first i kind of regretted not going for a gtx 760 or something, but i realized that if i wanted to bump it any higher,I would have been over my budget. Plus, i know for a fact i will be upgrading it at most by this coming christmas, so i figured I could put the money i saved towards a new hdd or something. also, i highly recommend this card to any budget gamers out there looking to buy something around this price-range. not only does this card look absolutely amazing, but it runs nice and cool, can handle most games on high around 50-60 fps (all i need really) and the MSI app/interface makes it extremely easy to change the speed on this bad boy should you so desire.

Case: it took me forever to find a good budget case that works and looks great with my build, but i gotta say i am impressed with the GT1 mid. Newegg said it one some "secret hardware" award or something, and i can definitely see why. Nobody in the pc partpicker archives had used this yet, and to any of you looking for a cool red/black case with good features, go with the GT1 mid. so far, it has solid airflow (i will try to post some temps of stuff later on), comes with good features like plenty of space for hdds, ssds usb 3.0, plenty of fans, etc. and it looks sick. did i mention it looks sick? :) only con is i wish there was more space behind mobo to put cables.

PSU: pretty standard psu. chose this because it had great reviews on newegg, and the sleek black and red cables look good in my case. they are also pretty thin so helps with cable management. good budget/reliable psu, and 650W is enough to give me some breathing room for a couple future upgrades.

Optical drive: pretty standard haha.

Monitor: Very excited about this monitor. 24", 2ms response time, quality contrast ratio. all in all, it looks fantastic and supports dvi, hdmi etc.

mouse and keyboard combo: wanted something with led back-lighting. it was only 30 bucks for a pretty nice keyboard and mouse, and the board isnt mechanical or anything, but i figured it was a pretty good starting point for the price. thanks so much for checking out my build! :) +1 much appreciated. #McLOVIN

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  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Great budget build, Nice and balanced too! All I can think of to say is to polish up that cable management a bit, the case definitely looks capable. And maybe even add a CPU cooler later if you have the money; IF you prefer a cool and quiet system, I know that nearly all builders do :) +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! yeah the cable management is a work in progress haha. and i tried to install a cooler master hyper 212 evo, but for some reason the case blocks the mobo mounting holes on the back? so yeah im stuck with this obnoxious loud cpu cooler until i can figure out what to do there...

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

you will probably need to mount the cooler with the motherboard out of the case; fiddly, i know, because its already in :)

A lot of cases don't actually have access to the back of the motherboard

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, well also, the corsair h60 can maybe fit through the back of the case cuz the screws are small enough i think. then i would just have to screw it in from the front.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I put in a H55 same case on a fx6300 the back 120mm fan. Got it OC to 4.3 with solid temps.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for that desktop background lol...

...I'll let you know when I stop laughing...

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the name!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you hahahaha

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Please get an aftermarket cooler on there are get that fx-6350 running at 4.5GHz. You should easily achieve this since you got a good mobo. Nice build.

How is the case? Is it quiet?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you install the fan on the top side? I've been trying to "lock" a 120 mm fan but its just not seating. What did you do?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

oh gosh it was so annoying. it took me a while but eventually you will get it, there is no strict method though just trial and error.

-srry for the late response

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

that patrick spot thou... xD +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You got the same keyboard as my mate pretty good