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I finally chose to build my own computer after obtaining a job. Spent lots of time picking out the parts and ended up picking AMD. I have liked their products before and never had any problems and also they are priced cheaper than intel. I do plan to upgrade more on this but as of this time i am out of money. I am thinking of getting a new monitor, more storage, another 7950, and a new headset. Those will all be added down the road.

All these parts here ended up costing $1300. I know my wires are not as tidy as they should be but i plan to change that in the future.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

I wish i could get my parts for $0.00 :c

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Josey I agree buying this from scratch is no where near $270.98.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Just remember to get a CPU cooler down the road (like a CM EVO or a H60). I mean the stock fan doesn't do much keepin he CPU cool :/. Other then that, good job. This build looks like should handle anything from gaming to even rendering and such. This build is really balanced. You really did a good job.(Cute cat BTW)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, good knowing that I didnt screw up and bottleneck or anything, I am really conflicted on whether to get an air cooler or water cooler for my cpu, what are the pro's and con's of both?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well Air cooling, is usually cheaper and provides decent cooling to the CPU (way better than the stock fans at least). They do still have some issues keeping the CPU cool because they are using the air from the inside of the case (and the air inside is usually warmer than outside of the case) but it's not that bad. If you go with air cooling I recommend the cooler master EVO. It's the best cheap air cooling unit out there. With water cooling, they are a bit more expensive but do an amazing job keeping the processor cool because of the fans on the radiator pulling air from outside of the case(They tend to take a lot of space in the case due to the radiator, fans, and, tubing but its not that bad if you know where to put them). I have an H60 in my build and it does a really nice job keeping my FX-8350(OC) cool so I recommend that one. but if you want overkill with water cooling, go with either a H100i or an NZXT kraken (but that's in the $100ish range compared to the $60 H60).

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I will grab the EVO as I have heard a lot of good things from it and I am not planning to OC.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I picked up before I got my H60. It does do a great job for $30

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

with a 8350 and a Sabertooth I'm hoping for a Noctua NH-D14.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That cat.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I have another, both are my precious babies, the new computer might take their spot though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Survival of the fittest my friend, survival of the fittest.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1

That is an average price for a gaming build that maxes games, hope you enjoyed the experience and have fun playing on it!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, had a great time putting it together and gonna have a blast playing when I get my OS

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have trouble booting up the pc 1st time? Cos im also a first time builder and apparently it wont boot up.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did have a problem the first time, I had forgot to plug in 2 power cords into my graphics card. Tip-make sure that all cables are fully connected and in the right spots. Use the manual as it helped me out a lot.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

haha i did that too. I thought u only needed to plug in one of the slots. derp.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you send me a personal message I could try to help you, just let me know.

@OP Very nice part selection, I would give the cable management a little more of your attention but overall very nice build +1, enjoy!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

wata beast

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig. The amount of ram seems a bit much for a gaming rig (pretty sure I'm not the first to mention it). With that motherboard you can easily hit 4.3GHz on the stock cooler. Although I would recommend upgrading to an aftermarket solution. Your video card has a dual bios so why aren't you running it at 925Mhz (boost clock)? I have two and push them to 1040GHz core stable and 1450GHz on the memory.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I am unsure on how to run dual bios, could you possibly give me a brief description?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're running the Sapphire 7950 linked in your build, there should be a little button with the Sapphire logo on it next to the Crossfire connections. Obviously, the computer needs to be powered off before pushing it; it should be blue when your computer posts to indicate it's running in boost mode.

EDIT: In the pic with your cat it looks as though you have boost mode on.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Should be able to run nearly all games on Ultra Settings, and plenty of room to upgrade once your bank account has replenished ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Great to hear, cant wait for that bank account to be flowing with cash again.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this build. Nicely done. Can you update prices to reflect what you paid?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I just added the individual prices to them

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Kitteh :D +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your cat

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the ram working?

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

dont get 16 gp of ram, unless you're doing video editing, and maybe add an hdd because 240gb isnt enough if you're doing video editing

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

ha. thanks for the tip...already bought. You'll never be limited with this build.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and by far it is great, a LAN party would be lots of fun

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