I started Building this rig in fall of 2013 as my first ever PC. At the time I had only wanted it to do some light gaming and general web browsing but as my needs grew so did my Build. I started out with a base budget of around $800 USD Give or take a few. This build is also called the Half-Blood prince due to having a single AMD processor and an Nvidia GPU making it half blood per say. Sorry this took so horrendously long but here it is finally. Pictures coming soon.
I started with the FX-6300 for better or worse because it was what I could afford at the time and it got the job done for the light games I was playing such as minecraft, Gmod, and Counter Strike. However I eventually ended getting the 8350 to start playing some heavier games and it was on sale for $160 USD when I got it. However to anyone looking to get this now I highly discourage it as an Intel solution is better at almost any price point at the moment, if you really want an AMD though wait for Zen in 2016
I had the stock with both CPUs to begin with but when the 8350's cooler started buzzing I decided it was time to get an aftermarket cooler and with this one being recommended by a close friend and being on sale on Amazon I decided to go for it and can recommend it to anyone getting an aftermarket cooler.
This is a cheap board that gets the job done, what more can I say? My only recommendation is that anyone considering getting this board not overclock their CPU Like I did
Originally I was going for a 4GB kit but a buddy of mine told me that he thought ram was gonna spike in usage in games so I went on ahead and got my self a good 8 GB kit. This ram has given me no problems and looks great in my case.
I would never pay $100+ for this SSD and that's why I got it for $60 slightly used on amazon, anyone who can find it for that cheap better use it because as far as my usage for it as a boot drive it has worked great.
For a period this was boot and storage drive and even while doing both jobs it did a great job. This is a great drive at a great price that I can recommend to anyone looking for a 1TB drive. It's still chugging along today!
This card replaced my 7850 when I started playing some more intensive games and has served me well ever since. Scandle and all this GPU is great especially with the overclock I've got on it.
When my 970 arrived it didn't fit in my original case the CM storm scout so when faced with buying a new case or returning my 970 I chose to buy this case and it has served my darn well with no major issues besides lack of space behind the motherboard tray.
P.S. anyone willing to tell me how to clean the front dust filter on this thing is awesome!
Fit my wattage and serves well, would have like a modular but eh for the price it's good.
Got windows onto my Computer fine a bit slow for my taste though.
Cheap 1080p monitor that runs well, if you need a decent monitor at a low price this is the one for you.
Don't buy this unless you absolutely need to it is for a really tight budget only.
Great mouse, Great feel, decent price. Checks out to me.
decent sound and mic quality but the wireless really shines through, anyone looking for that is at the right place.