Description

This is my first new PC build in almost 6 or more years. After I sold my last Build I have been using Asus Laptops. My most recent G51JX-A1 gave up a few days before the semester began so I took a chance and decided to build something using Labor Day and Back to School deals. Many thanks to PCPartPicker cause this would of been ten times more tedious without this website. I intended to use this computer mainly for productivity tasks such as Adobe Suite etc. I'm also a casual gamer so that aspect had to be covered as well and I love to multitask as well i.e. play game and watch a movie or do homework and surf the web etc.

Part Notes:

-FX-6300 is just as good for at times alot less money if you want to save somewhere. -Often times the price of the kit of 2 memory sticks is more expensive than buying the same sticks separate. -Check the contents of what your buying so you don't end up with compatibility issues (monitors and card). -Many parts claim tool-less but it is a must to have your own tools as much as possible. -Build up as the parts arrive and save yourself time and frustration. -Build up your system with upgrades in mind that dont require replacing parts completely (i.e. one stick of ram).

Future Upgrades: -5.1+ channel headphones -2nd Graphics Card -AIO Water Cooling -Sound Card -Network Card -More Storage -More Fans -HDMI Input Card -Fully Modular PSU

Build Notes: -Air Coolers can be a pain to install. Installing them out in the open makes installing the motherboard more difficult while installing in the case can be a tight fit. -The NZXT case is gorgeous but the 2.5/3.5 bays can be a hassle and the grommets for wires are almost useless but everything fit and I overall really like the case. -Sometimes the manufacturer intended grommets are not the best place to pass wires. -Applying Thermal compound can get messy. -The CX750 PSU wires are not the most bendable. -I regret not putting the extra money towards a fully modular PSU as there are so many extra wires that I don't need just lying in the case. -Instead of zip-ties Velcro straps and ties ban be a nice reusable alternative. -Cleaning up can be very tedious.

Overall I really enjoyed doing this and I am very pleased with the speed and efficiency of this computer. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. I am also not some pro builder or all knowing entity but ill do the best to answer what I can. I'm also open to suggestions on what i could of done differently or could do in the future, i still have alot to learn as a builder as is. I will continue to update this as the funds and parts come in and continue to improve on this. I will also attempt to do some bench marking at stock and with a modest overclock over the next few weeks. Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Finally someone realizing that the 8320 and 8350 are the same, especially if you are going to overclock anyway. Nice build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, you could even turn it into a 9590! Though that is getting a bit extreme lol.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

lol maybe when i upgrade to a really good water cooler.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you can fit a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme in your case. It's the best performing prefilled watercooling unit you can get in the US.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

nice thanks ill definitely work towards putting one in there maybe black friday will have some deals

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Even better than the X60 kraken?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

According to Linus' video, yes.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you lol i was convinced there was something more between the two processors than just 500mhz but after reading up they are the same processor with different multipliers.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

yup lol not work spending the extra money when they both unlocked

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

Haha the case sitting on 3 Galaxy S4 boxes.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

didnt want it sitting on the carpet lol the other side is s3 boxes lol

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Still funny :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like these Monitors?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering too, I was thinking about getting two of them.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I love them they are not by any means the best but they get the job done and have a very slim form factor no problems with them so far at all. Sorry for late reply.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build except for the power supply. It's not that great of a power supply and once you try to overclock and add another video card, you'll be putting a lot of stress on it. It's made with cheaper chinese caps that can't handle temps well. For a build like this, you should have gone with a much higher quality PSU like the corsair TX/HX/AX, seasonic, xfx, or PCPC.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the suggestion ill try and make that one of the first things i switch out.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

title said budget? nice build though

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks it started off with a budget of 800 then it kind of got a little out of hand lol.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

ahahaha yea just a little bit