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First Built Gaming PC

by slenderhill


I primarily use this machine for gaming, It fits the bill perfectly. This rig will take any game I throw at it and make it load as fast as lightning. I do hope in the future to either upgrade the CPU to either a Ryzen, or possibly an Intel i7, as well as upgrade my motherboard, which I am reluctant about because it works so well, and cost me a pretty penny.

Part Reviews


This thing is great, I sometimes play games that need quick processing like Europa Universalis IV, and it plays it quick, and with it overclocked, this CPU moves even faster, it doesn't have any con to it besides it's high power consumption and heat, but with my CPU cooler and breathable case the heat isn't so bad, maxing out at roughly 49-51C under stress test.


This board has everything I need, and plenty of space for anything I want to put on it, and the BIOS are also very easy to navigate.

Video Card

I guess I got this one on a really good sale because I only paid roughly $250 for it, while now it is going for about $700 new. This card is great, It has been able to chew through any game I've thrown at it on Ultra, from Battlefield 1 to GTA5, though it does get quite hot if you don't manually adjust the GPU fan speed through the software they provide, on auto, it goes to about 80-90C while under heavy load.

Sound Card

This thing is awesome, it's hard for me to try games without this, just because it sounds so good compared to the on board sound my MOBA has. Especially when paired with my Hyper X Cloud 2, it makes Battlefield 1 sound amazing.

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Boith 3 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Are those intakes on top? Usually those are used as exhaust. Also, overclock that FX, the single core performance is lacking. Other than that, this is a nice build.

slenderhill submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

or should I flip the fans and have them pull from the case and through the radiator?

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

This, flip them around.

slenderhill submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

flip them how, like put the fans on the other side of the radiator flip, which I can't figure out how to do, or leaving the fans on the side of the radiator they are on now, and flipping them to pull air out, rather than in?

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

flip them to pull air out. heat naturally rises, so you want them pulling the heat up and out of the case.

slenderhill submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

OK, so it would be as efficient as if the fans were on the other side of the radiator?

slenderhill submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Those are actually the CPU cooler fans, I could't get both the CPU cooler and the motherboard to fit all the way inside the case, so I put them on the top, blowing in, I'm fairly sure I'm doing something wrong with the construction. The inside of the case and the motherboard are pretty cool for now, so it'll be alright until I get help. And I have overclocked it to 4.5, it blue screened me so I need to correct the voltages.

Venenosa 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Why not go Ryzen from the get go? Did you previously own the FX-8350 and its motherboard?

slenderhill submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Yea, if I hadn't I would've gotten ryzen, I think Intel is just a bit overpriced, this is really my second build with these parts, only the CPU cooler and case are new, this is really my second build, but my cable management was so bad on the last one I didn't want to post it

LostElement 7 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

The Intel Pentium G4560 is cheaper and trades blows with the FX processor. Ryzen 3 completely beats out any FX processor...

frosty3907 1 point 17 months ago

I have this case- how do you hook up the variable speed controller in the front and why is there a sata power connector cable behind the front but no front mounted sata?