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Where do I start? Now you may be thinking what the hell is wrong with this guy, how does it take four years to build a PC? Is it really that hard? No, it's not that hard for all the beginners out there. The reason why it took me four years is because I'm 15 years old and I can't just go get $906 out of nowhere. Enough of me lets get to the build I like to call "The Box" . It's a very long story. Lets get started, I started off with an Asus Maximus VI motherboard. This was a couple years back. I soon realized the build I wanted to build was waaaaay out of my budget, almost around $3k. I immediately took a look at what AMD was offering. I got the build all planned out so I started to raise money. When this year (2016) began my top priority was to build my own functioning gaming PC. So I did. I enjoyed every second of it, but there was some struggling involved. First the motherboard. I'm not saying that the MSI 970 gaming motherboard is trash, it's actually very beautiful and meets my standards, but I really wish that they didn't have those little flimsy PCI-E hooks. I unfortunately broke the top one which forced me to use the bottom one. That led to me having to force the USB 3.0 and front panel wires in. It was very hard because I had to have my RX 480 in the whole time, and the fear of me breaking the damn thing lingered in my mind. It worked though so I'm happy about that. Another thing I struggled with was cable management. Corsair's "CX" series makes it very hard to cable manage because of their thick sleeves on the cables, but I made it work. I may consider buying a power supply that has the option to plug the cables in. Those are the only two struggles I had. I'm currently raising up money for a water cooling CPU cooler because I want to overclock. That's all, I hope you get to finish your PC to whomever is reading this. Just be patient I was like you too looking at other people's builds and admiring them. Have a beautiful day. -Zaneker Forgot to mention that i have the Black Edition of the FX-4350.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! We have the same case.

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks! And I love how simple it is.

  • 42 months ago
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I really like the case. :D

+1

  • 42 months ago
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Sell the mobo, 4350, and 970 when you have about 150$ extra saved up and get a i5 6500 and a cheap b150 or something mobo! You will be so amazed at the speed! I had a fx 4350 clocked at 5ghz for a week and it was slower than my 955 be clocked at 4.3ghz by quite a bit! plus the 6500 will rock the stock cooler or you can get a cheap red cooler for looks! Awesome build though looks good!

  • 42 months ago
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Thanks for the tip!

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  • 42 months ago
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I know what it's like to save for something you really want and I would rather see you get better for your hard earned money. this is a much better build for your money at a lower cost. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/qcRx6X

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the list

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Bump the 480 up to the top PCI slot. Not only will it increase speed some due to direct connection to the CPU (I made the same mistake with my build), but itll also change the thermals quite a bit as keeping your card right next to your PSU isnt the best idea, and the CX750 can get quite hot. Do take the advice on the intel, I upgraded from an 8320 to a 6600k overclocked and it is about the same percentage difference as the 4350 to a 6500, youll notice higher speeds with everything from Windows file explorer searches to video rendering. Never the less, very nice build so far.

  • 42 months ago
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And about the PCI hooks, theyre crap, always will be with those MSI boards. I dont even know what they do in all honesty, I guess its a "cut corners but still look pretty" kinda thing. Your board will be able to secure the card just fine if youve got the screws locked in tight on the card

  • 42 months ago
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I moved up the gpu and it preforms the way it's supposed to, no need for Intel :)

  • 42 months ago
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Im missing the little hook on the PCI-E and I dont want anything to mess up, but thank you :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I had the same problem on my 990fx build. Youve got a structurally good case, so if you put it up in the top slot, itll hold just fine if you tighten those screws. The hook doesnt make a bit of difference, unless youve got a higher end board where it has push down locks, trust me.

  • 42 months ago
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It worked perfectly I can finally OC without it suffocating

  • 42 months ago
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Glad to hear man! Do enjoy that card, I heard its a monster for the price.

  • 42 months ago
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Nice rig :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build..good reference for me.. a newbie question.. people always have pair of storage ssd and another "lower speed with large capacity" storage. what is with it? all the operating system,games and app in ssd? anything else to western digital?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question! I have an SSD to download all my things that I want to boot up quickly (Windows, games, etc.) and I have my HDD for things I don't mind if they boot up slowly (Pictures, documents, etc.) You don't need an SSD if you don't want one.

  • 42 months ago
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So many people building systems that are bottlenecking other components

  • 42 months ago
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How does the rx 480 work?

  • 42 months ago
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What do you mean? Preformance?

  • 42 months ago
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Beautiful cable management! +1 for RX 480 and cable management