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I started out building a pretty cheap computer a few months ago but when I got to the processor I just figured I'd go all out an got the FX 8320 since it was the best available processor for the motherboard I had already ordered. Since then I've been steadily upgrading everything else to catch up with the processor and this is the result! Fell in love with Corsair after I got the keyboard so that explains why it's full of their components I guess

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you not get the 8350? It's only $20 more and you get 4.0 Ghz instead of 3.5 GHz.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't get it cause from what I could tell that was the main difference between the two and I could just overclock it to over 4.0 anyways

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Plus, with the computer I was building at the time I originally bought this processor it was ridiculously overpowered in relation to the rest of the components already, I had been planning on building the original one with a Phenom II and last second upgraded to the FX

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, ok, I see what you mean, but you can OC the 8350 higher then the 8320, but I don't think it really matters.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. I'm looking at that processor for one of my builds. Let me know what you think.

Also, I wonder for the money you spent if a better GPU might have served you a bit better. I suppose it won't matter if you don't play games but that was the only thing that popped out to me.

Enjoy the computer and again, let me know your thoughts on the CPU...

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, I've had the processor for a few months using it in a much cheaper build and I love it, no complaints here! And as far as the GPU, I bought it for like $200 at Best Buy since it was the best ATI card they had in store and I didn't really know anything about Nvidia cards (still don't know much about graphics cards in general since I'm not big into gaming). I was scared of buying a card online since I wasn't sure if it was gonna fit in my original build so I didn't want to get something online and not be sure if I would be able to even use it

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

$200 could've gotten you a 7850 online. Any average 7850 would've fit the case.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I've seen since then that most 7770s are around $100, I was in a different case at the time though, and had a micro ATX mb so it fit in the end but it was kinda tight. Actually I was unable to fit my TV tuner on this motherboard since there's only one PCI E x1 slot and one of the heatsinks on the motherboard gets in the way of the card (I think it's the southbridge?)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Or two 7770's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

Which is not a bad idea if you want to upgrade without "wasting" the initial investment. Your motherboard and power supply can handle it. you may want to consider a pci express wireless card too if you crossfire.

  • 82 months ago
  • -3 points

I won't get a nvidia card with a amd cpu (i have the 8150 and 570), if you are going to upgrade gpu, a 7850 or 7870 is better

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

Pairing AMD and Intel doesn't have any negative affects. Don't spread misinformation.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice overall build. What is this build for? I can't really tell. GPU kind of weak for modern games, too little ram for editing, too expensive for general use. Hope you're overclocking this bad boy tough.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Gonna be overclocking for the first time so wish me luck! It's mostly gonna be for video editing, the RAM was just left over from my last build but I will be upgrading that soon

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

aww, it was so beautifully color-coordinated until i saw the K90 XD

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, that's on the other side of the room so I figure it's ok, I also have a set of red cable sleeves so it's gonna be even better looking! The PSU kinda throws it off too with the blue highlights though, the blue strip is just a removable piece of plastic though so I'm wondering if I could buy a replacement piece in red

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

well hey, i'm not going to hold it against you. it's an absolute stunner for sure.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that case? I'm considering it for my next build

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the case, and not just because it's Corsair either! The only thing I found kind of weird was that it has no external 3.5 inch bays, not that I need a floppy drive, but the motherboard came with an extra USB 3.0 header that could be put in an external 3.5 inch bay. But the case does have 2 USB 3.0 slots on the front panel, I just would have liked the extra ones if possible, probably just gonna add them in one of the expansion slots in the back instead. I'm working on the cable management right now and the case makes it really simple, has plenty of room all around and tons of holes to run the cables through to the back

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Also really simple to take the side panels and front panel off with no tools which was a big plus

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to spend $1660 on a computer, get something better than a 7770.

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair makes RAM too, their main market

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, it's gonna have some Corsair RAM too pretty soon, just used what I had leftover for now

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

What next, a Corsair headset?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair is a quality brand; I don't see a reason not to choose their products sometimes (namely RAM and PSUs). I like all of their gaming products except maybe their mousepads. Also their AIO liquid coolers, which sometimes get blown away by other products (however, their fans are nice)... Their SSDs are a tad weak, too. Overall, though, they make good stuff.

Don't start calling me a Corsair fanboy, now! I do not own a single one of their products... yet... Gonna grab the K90, Vengeance 2000, AX850, and some of their fans whenever I can. For the mouse, I'll stick with my Razer Imperator until it fails me and I'll steal a 256GB 840 Pro SSD when they're on sale :)

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