Description

CPU: 8 cores for $120. Its a beast. It can run most games pretty well and multitasks like a beast.

Mobo: I really wanted something cheap with an am3+ socket. This was the cheapest that happen the things i wanted and wasn't from some sketchy brand with no reviews.

Memory: 16gb is plenty

Storage. This is something i definitely want to improve...and fast. This is literally just something i found lying around. It was my dads very old computer. I would like to upgrade to a 2tb hybrid in the near future.

GPU: It is very solid. Great price per performance and great for a budget build. Runs games with no issue and over clocks well.

Case: Here come the regrets. Much of this was bought before I knew a whole lot about computers. This was a terrible decision. I could have spent $10 more and gotten something a window panel and a good power supply to go with it.

Operating system. Windows 10

Monitor: Another regret. Its not that its not good, its just not worth the money. The price that it shows wasn't actually the price that i got it for. I got it for 250 but that still isn't a good deal. I would much rather have a 144hz 1ms monitor.

Peripherals: There's definitely a little regret here. I don't really use much of the rgb on the keyboard. I could easily have gone for a regular mechanical keyboard for similar price with maybe only 1 back lit option.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

First, your gonna get hate for going with a FX setup. But I think it's a solid build. Good job. Try getting a rx 470/480/570/580 and you can easily play any game at high or ultra. Put that cpu under water and OC it and it will perform for you.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

my fx 8350 reaches 4.6 on air with a 212 evo never getting hot. i think one reason is i am using relay expensive diamond thermal paste which works amazing

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Decent start, I think you should have gone Ryzen 1400 or G 4560, but the AM3+ it is.

Some advice, you should upgrade you GPU, as your are on 2560x1080, an RX 470/570 would be much more appropriate.Also get a decent air cooler and OC the FX 8350, this will help.

Nice keyboard and monitor selection.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure when these purchases were made or if you had older components lying around, but it's hard to justify a new build on old architecture for most people. We obviously don't know if having a 8 cores was a priority for your budget and everything you use it for though. In terms of gaming, you won't really be taking advantage of that monitor, but I'm sure you'll make use of it eventually. If the 750Ti was a recent purchase, you probably would have been better off with a 1050Ti for example. As you mentioned, upgrading that hard drive will definitely be noticeable. SSDs of comparable size are becoming more and more affordable. Also, generally speaking, power supplies that come with cases are not the best quality. On the other hand, if some of these components were lying around, you definitely pieced together a serviceable build here.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool buuild, but please get and ssd, that hard drive is gonna be extremely slow for you.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Great starter build. Okay, lets get the jokes out. Fire-starter, negative-comment starter. I love it. I have been an FX fan since the beginning. This is a good starter. Lots of love here for the AM3+ line. 2560 x 1080 gaming is so awesome when games are formatted for it. If you don't plan to O.C. that chip you could have saved some money on ram and gotten 2x8gb 2133 and enabled XMP. I think there are some Gskills for close to that price, maybe a little cheaper. An SSD would be a good idea too. +1 from me.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

cable management?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is the thing about the fx chips. IPC. That is why they are considered crappy now. They are almost 7 years old. There is a reason the i5 6400 beats the crap out of the 8350.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

spent way too much money on the monitor. get a 24 inch 60hz one and maybe upgrade to r5 1500x + rx 570 take some time and invest maybe a couple days worth of research and plan for when future parts come out to make the most of it and future - proof your pc. not to mention that 8 gb would be plenty enough and would save you a good 60 dollars and maybe a rx 580

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

if you actually paid the prices listed, I'm sorry but you did pretty bad for $1000. If this is just old stuff that you didn't pay for, then not bad.

A G4560 + 1050 Ti/RX460 would have been the way to go here if you bought all this stuff new and you're going for budget.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

you really need an SSD for your OS and some programs, even if its just an 128gb SSD that should do just fine if paired with a 1tb HDD

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

check out my build i have the same CPU but paired with a 970 having very sumimilar builds except the gpu and i paid high prices for looks. i have the same spec monitor but an LG. and i get around 60 fps with maxed settings on BF1. i know your GPU will not be able to keep up with the monitor on almost any game other than mine craft or small indie games.

Defiantly get an ssd and boot times will be tremendously cut down even just loading up a crome browser is way faster.

you could have went with the roswell rgb80 for the same price and a mech board and has a very solid build quality .

How do you like the stock cooler for the cpu specifically how it is lowder than a car