Description

This is my most recent build. Used mostly for photo/video rendering. Not a gaming machine. Corsair cases are great. I would highly recommend for a first time build, if you have the extra $. Very easy for cable management. I have been using AMD CPUs for years without any issues. This is the second time I have this used Asus Sabertooth MoBo. Solid board with great features. Foolproof BIOS updating. Probably more RAM than I need. But there are 4 slots, so I filled em! No planning on OC the cpu, but will change to Corsair or Zalman water cooling unit if I do.

I will add benchmarks and temps after I have a few hours on this rig.

Parts sourced from Frozen CPU, Newegg, and Amazon.

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! I have the same CPU and motherboard and they work wonders! I have a R9 280 and I am thinking about getting a GTX 970 so we will see. Oh and I love the case I have a Corsair 450D and I love it. Its a nice sleek looking case.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I have used Corsair Vengence on another build, and it is also a nice case. I used the Asus Sabertooth in that one also. Solid MoBo.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, memory is a little overkill :P

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree on the RAM, but as I said there were 4 slots. Does most tasks amazingly fast.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it goes back to when I upgraded from 1 GB RAM ( 4x 256 MB sticks) to 2 GB (4x 512 MB sticks) in 2003 for my computer with XP Pro. Probably cost close to $400, which seems insane compared to what RAM costs now. It made a huge improvement in how XP ran. I guess I use as much RAM as possible because it seems relatively inexpensive.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for da case m8.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It is probably the best case I have ever used, although I just did a build with the Corsair Vengence (white) and that case is very similar. Just a tad smaller. But a great case. I would recommend either, especially for a first build. Makes cable management easy.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Boy I have seen that fan on a few builds and it is still ugly every time.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Works really well, though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man..+1 Also very good temps:)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW! This is a great build. I almost went with 8350, but couldn't find a good micro amd mobo.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Check this one out. I have never had an issue with an ASUS MoBo.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-a88xme35

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Certainly not the looks!