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This was my first build and couldn't be happier. I am mainly using this for Skyrim at the moment but it will obviously extend into different games when time allows. I also used to be an engineer and still dabble in SolidWorks quite often so this machine was also built with 3D CAD in mind. I wouldn't mind eventually going to a GTX970 SLI settup in the future (will need a new power supply). The only part of this build that I wasn't totally satisfied with was the fact that the cables that come with the CX600M are not what I would consider quality, they don't bend easily and therefore look like crap. The case is also a little small but it moves air quite good and keeps things cool. Let me know what you all think!

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! But, I would recommend a liquid cooler, if you have the extra money! The 8350 tends to get quite hot under load. Anyways, it's your build and what I'm seeing is quite good!

Have fun with it!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly what I said lmbo

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I was literally looking at liquid coolers right after I posted this yesterday. That will probably be a add on later.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the wiring hard? And that pc looks awesome :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Wiring was not difficult at all, the cables are just a little cheap and made me wish I have bought a better PSU with more flexible/ nicer looking cables.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and clean. Good build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, everything perfect here. Just na advice. User the Cooler Master Seidon 120V watercooler. Cheap and works perfect. I put my own FX 6300 under 4.7Ghz easily with that ASUS M5A97 EVO R.2 https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZctJ7P

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya I realized shortly after this build that I'm eventually going to water cool, prob not until I have the time to invest in overclocking.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand. Anyhow, let me tell you, the Cooler Master Seidon 120V is na impressive choice and is incredibly cheap. Look that geek here :-) He tells you all https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDXP1SksmBg

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an FX-8350 as well, and it's amazing. I recommend that you get a liquid cooler for it though, since those AMD CPUs can heat up really bad. I just installed the Corsair H100i GTX, and it keeps my CPU at 13C when idle. Still really good for a first build, though.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback! That exact watercooler peaked my interest just last night!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just letting you know, you're gonna LOVE that GTX 970. I have the Strix version of it, and it's one of my favorite GPUs

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been pretty happy with it so far, I am playing heavily modded Skyrim with no issues right now!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, clean build. Very similar too mine (I used the r9 380). I would recommend removing the bracket that holds the HD if you don't plan on using them. It will allow for more airflow and make it look even more clean. That's what I did with my spec-03 case.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about removing those when I was building but have really come to hate seeing them ugly sata power cables and my use them in the future to hide things, especially when I get another SSD.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

hey would i have any problems following this build but putting in 16 GB of ran instead of 8?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No my friend 16 GB better than 8GB you should put 16 GB, more speed ... your PC would be more faster, if you must change something you should try a better PSU && cooling system ... @rhymes116 and @dccorreia have given two excellent choices in the comments above. I think @jcarne make a very good cheap and strong build for someone who play games welldone @jcarne. I would change only three things : 1. Ram = 16 GB 2. PSU = 750 W to 850 W 3. Cooling System and I would have a monter PC with 1.200 $. Welldone @jcarne keep up the good work :-) !!!.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't foresee you having any problems. I did however find some ram that was in my motherboard tested list. In this case it limits you to 4x four gigabyte sticks. I have heard of many different double 8's running in this settup though. Also, if you do four sticks the 212 evo will not allow for another vengence in the slot closest to the cpu since this stick is too tall.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey so I have been buying the parts on this list and plan on building this PC. This will be my first PC build and wanted to see if you guys have any info or videos that might help me with this kind of build. Also is there any other items I might need?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

you don't recommend overclocking but you say he should've gone with a more power-hungry gpu? aaaaaaaaaaalrighty then :D

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

on torture tests the 390 pulls around 140w more than the 970, which is more than you would be drawing if you were to overclock an 8350... (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sapphire-nitro-r9-390-8g-d5,4245.html)

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya this build really made me realize how next time I would spend a whole lot more money on a PSU to get quality. Didn't think I could swing more money past the wife though... lol I chose the Windforce G1 for a few reasons, I couldn't find anything to suggest that some other 970 was far superior, I really liked the 970 reputation considering this was my first build, I have also heard (whether true or not) that Gigabyte does some hand selection on these units to allow for overclocking and to avoid getting a low performer, and lastly it looks badass as all get out! lol After running the rig for awhile I couldn't be happier with the card, then again this is my first exposure to a quality gaming rig so my opinion probably carries little weight. Thanks for the feedback!