Description

I was ready to get off of the console, and back on PC. My last build was about 8 years ago, so it was exciting to research and see what is out there now (got caught up in console gaming for several years). After reasearching all of the parts, I felt that this would be a solid build, and be able to handle my gaming needs for awhile. I promised the wife that I could get everything I needed for under $1000. I ordered the parts over the course of a couple months, trying to find every deal that i could.

CPU - I was orginally planning on the FX8320, but could not pass up the FX6300 @ $109. I plan to overclock some, so it should have enough power to meet my needs. I can always upgrade in the future if needed.

Cooler - When I was ready to purchase a cooler, the 212 EVO shot up some in price. The AR01 seemed comparable, plus I love the way it looks

MOBO - I read great things about this board, and the price was right

Memory - I wasnt too familar with Team memory, but it should do the job

GPU - My decision was between the R9270X and the GTX760. At the time of order, the R9270X was $50 cheaper, and I felt that it would be able to handle what I am going to throw at it. I maybe could have saved $20 going with the R9270.

Case - Can't say enough good things about the 200R. It is a basic case with lots of room to work. Made cable management a breeze.

PSU - Semi Modular, and should have enough juice to handle my build

Thanks for looking. Let me know your thoughts.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build and I like the heatsink you choose. Having a 6300 all I can say is that a better build is with a 990 mobo because the NB runs so hot on the 970 mobo's. Like you the 6300 is the best bang for the buck you can get and OC real easy, mine is at a stable 4.0 with unparked cores. You did good with your build only thing I would do as a upgrade right away is case fans. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback/info. I will be adding 2 more case fans in the very near future.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cooler scheme. Did you have any issues with Corsair case? IMHO it is the best company with regards to cases...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I am definitely a fan of the 200R. There is a lot of room to work and manage cables.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently build a friend's computer with the 200r, how did you do with the cable management since I had a hard time with some of the connectors and overall the case is amazing!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not have much trouble with the cable management. I was able to get everything routed through the back side of the case to where they belonged on the board. I used a few zip ties to tidy everything up. Having the semi modular PSU helped a lot as well.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say Fractal Design is up there too.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a nice build, good job of choosing parts for the budget, but I think you might want to add a description.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I am happy with it so far. Description added

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. As you said, you probably could have saved some money going with an R9 270. I have it and it's wonderful.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man, love that FX 6300! +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty! Congrats.

Caroline.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

NIce build man! I really love that case and looks really neat.

I was also thinking of going with a FX-6300 and M5A97 combo at microcenter,where i get $40 off,for my first build. But they also have a 8320 for $99. i"m torn in which to go with.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta love the M5A97. I don't see a reason why anyone would pick a different 970 chipset board.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

great build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat case doe.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! By the way, was the back I/O panel just a plain metallic gray, or was it painted?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The I/O is not painted.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, +1. I have something similiar

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm getting the same build (6300 & asus 270x with same mobo) but i was gonna run the 6300 with the stock cooler cos i'm broke. will this be fine?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm going wit stock clocks too as i only have a corsair cx 500w psu.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

a build that makes sense. +1

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