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This machine is going to be used for my every day life and gaming. I have built a few gaming PCs before but, I have never went with a theme. After all my research and testing I found I like the Fatal1ty look and performance as well as MSI. I also wanted every thing to fall into place and look simply brilliant. No miss-matching.

CPU: After a long debate with myself I decided not to spend the extra $150 to switch to Intel and move up in ram to ddr4. I have this processor in another PC and It works like a dream. I like the bang for buck AMD has right now and unless a game comes out that demands more then I'm going to save my $150 and use it in other major parts in this build.

CPU COOLER: This is a upgraded version of my previous build with a CM v6. I saw the V8 (linked by my mentor and friend) and loved it. I was worried about clearance so I did some research and found it was safe. This is one amazing cooler and for the price you cant go wrong. I got mine for a third of what it released as new. Just look at this beast.

MOTHERBOARD: This was my most difficult choice. I love MSI and their company. I took a risk and went with some friends advice and grabbed the ASrock on a whim. I hated it. At first. The fact im running windows 10 and my case doesnt have a cd rom made it very tedious to get everything up and running at max performance. After all was said and done and I updated bios and got the software and drivers for win 10 correct this MOBO surprised me. I will take it for what its worth and keep it.

STORAGE: This was an easy choice. I want 500gb and I want SSD. I love how my ssd pulls and Ive used samsung in previous builds. They always perform well and im happy with their pricing.

MEMORY: After a small debate I found I like my G.Skill to stay on my new builds and The trident X doesnt disappoint. Its a great time to buy DDR3 ram and I got 2400 a small upgrade for me. It fits the build in performance and style perfectly.

CASE: This case chose itself for me. I love my NZXT Phantom and this new case is basically a newer version done even more correct. It has a fan hub, Its material makes you feel like you bought a ferrari, it has ground effects, It has the air support I want, its si-fi- esk. I just cant explain it. Just get yourself one.

POWER SUPPLY: This PSU is one of a kind. I had the 550 and loved it. I love the red fan and the overall look of this PSU. Granted it does get hidden by the case but its visable from the back and my pc is displayed. I have never had any issues with Fatal1ty PSUs and This one fits my build to the T.

GRAPHICS: Another long debate with myself. My previous build had a Power Cooler 7950 and I was very very close to switching to Nvidia. After watching many reviews on the $350 card range I found this MSI r9 390 just feels like more for the money. The 970 was the other option and im happy I stuck with what I knew.

WINDOWS: Find a legit KEY from Kinguin.net. You're welcome.

Fans: This is a good story. These fans are listed as red and I thought the orange was just the lighting when they took the pics of the fans themselves. I got them and they were bright orange. I got the fan Idea from a friend he loves this company. So, I did the build anyways with Orange fans and when my first power-up happened...BOOM! Deep red LEDS! I was so happy.

All my choices were spot on. I did tons of research. Spent countless hours reading and studying. I wanted this build to be perfect and I think it is. Thanks for reading and happy building!

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Before I switched to Intel, 8350 was my CPU, on most games (1080p/1440p) I doubt you will run into any serious problems unless the game is really poorly optimized... (cough TERA cough)

AMD do need to improve their individual core strength instead of banging in more cores, I hope that is what the new Zen architecture will bring about :3~

Considering AMD's r9 390 was released way after GTX 970, I'm not really surprised it out performs GTX 970 in some aspects... (Mostly heat output!)

(upvote you sir for being a Noctis lover)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with everything you said. The truth is I'm a MOBA player and until I find a game worth playing that pushes the cpu then I'll stick with AMD for now. Maybe Division ?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried the division on it yet?!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Waiting to see if the games tanks or does well.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeeeaaah. Lol. I'm curious on amd. Much cheaper than my 6500 build so that's what I'm asking

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

IM probably buying it this week pending all my friends end up getting it. A few are playing now and they're going to let me know. I'll keep you updated.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man. Any overclocking planned on your cpu? And if you do can you update how the V8 handles the cpu temp. Thanks and +1 for this sweet looking build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

The v8 cools very nicely at max load. Ive OC and really found I didnt need the extra power. I sit at 60C at max load overclocked. This heatsink is amazing for the price. If you can fit it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the windows 10 keys from Kinguin reliable? Looking into getting a key but i've heard some stories where peoples codes have only lasted a few months

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

So far so good. I paid the 1$ for the "insurance" on the key.