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OK, This is a new description and there is a lot of things i want to adress with this and i am going to start with it as a whole. Overall this PC runs fairly well getting around 40-50FPS on BF4 Ultra at 1920x1080 (although i usually play with custom settings to get an average of 70fps as my monitor is a 60Hz monitor so i would like a minimum of that) whereas it used to be 60-70FPS but that was because it was on 1600x900 as catalyst control was mucking up the display when on 1920x1080 but i managed to fix the scaling. Any pointers welcome and all comments appreciated.

CASE: DO NOT BY FROM CiT, the reason behind this is that it is fairly flimsy, tight fitting for a uATX board (even though it advertises to be ATX) and is just straight up bad. brands i would recommend are corsair, thermaltake (who i am actually getting the A31 from in my system upgrade in february), coolermaster, aerocool and NZXT.

CPU: This is just straight up great value for money, the reason for getting this over an intel CPU was for the 6 cores and although intel does offer 6 core processors they are just far too expensive. The reason behind the six cores is because BF4 especially takes advantage of more cores allowing AMD to shine.

GPU: The reason for this was mantle, i was going to go with a 650Ti Boost but A:its becoming outdated and B: NO MANTLE. anyways this card is amazing when OCd above 1100MHz.

MOBO: No real reason other than A: its from ASUS and B:it is an AM3+ board. (upgrading this to the crosshair v formula-z in February in order to go Crossfire x in around about june/july.

RAM: dont need anymore than 8gb for what i do and i have no complaints for going for it other than its red :P (although my system upgrade is based around the red/black theme of the GPU and MOBO upgrade)

HDD: most people will rage about NO SSD but TBH i dont feel i need one and i may end up getting one at some point but i have no rush.

OD: i have SC2 and HOTS on disc so i needed it for that, aswell as Windows install. also really glad i got this because i had to use the included MOBO driver disk in order to enable ethernet to actually get online for the other drivers.

OS: didnt go for W8 because i could get this froma friend who got it but then got W8 before he even installed it so i got a brand new copy for free :D.

CPU Cooler: really great value and keeps my FX-6300 really coole even at 4.0GHz (upgrading to H80i in February to get better clocks.)

PSU: More than enough for what i need and it is from corsair, has a 3 year warranty and 80+ efficiency so i cant really argue (Getting an RM650 in February in order to be able to go crossfire x with another R9 270x and it is modular and rated at gold efficiency).

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, +1 P.S. Please upload more high quality internal pics.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

will do im actually uploading a video to youtube showing it off so ill link it to you when its up :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

K thanks.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

bad cable management

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

this is the absolut best that could be done with the case as there is no apertures for cable management and it is a nonmodular top mounted psu.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

good otherwise

  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

Pretty damn good budget gamer you've got there. Although I'd tend to dispute your claim of BF4 @ 60FPS on ultra if you're gaming at 1080p.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

i forgot to mention that with my monitor whenever i go on 1920x1080 i have about an inch on all sides thats just black so i have to run at 1600x900 which explains why i get decent fps.

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

He probably is playing at 1080. Most people do.

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

I know, that's why I was saying I didn't believe the 60FPS on ultra claim. Maybe on high. Hell, my 770 generally manages about 70-80 on ultra with a pretty heavy OC.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

You're right that 1066MHz RAM is a bit weird (although with CPU cache sizes nowadays RAM is becoming more and more of a moot point), but I'm assuming that's 70-80FPS on high, not ultra. All of the benchmarks I've seen for the 270x and 7870 say an average of 60-80FPS on high.

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  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

nice build sir. a few more photo's would be nice. would love to see what that cable management looks like. =)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

i can get a few more photos up if you want, the case doesnt provide much as far as cable management goes but they arent all over the place either.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I like the clean look. It's so important in helping keep lower temps. Also this community likes lots of pics. Helps in the up-votes. Think of the community as an extended family you don't see very often and they want to see lots of pics of your wife/hubby and kids. =)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

haha i know what youre saying, also with the majority of the cables they either werent long enough to go alternate roots to keep up management or if they were they ended up just blocking even more air flow so that was the best i could do haha.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

actually with this case thats only position a PSU can be mounted in.