Description

CPU - I was going to get the FX-6300 but this one went on sale with the RAM stick so I upgraded to the 8320. It's current;y overclocked to 4 GHZ

CPU Cooler - Everywhere said it was a good cooler. It's super quiet but it took me 15 minutes to figure out how to change the prongs to mount it properly.

Mobo - this one was suggested by Lifehacker.com. It works.

RAM - was on sale with the CPU and it had a couple good reviews.

SDD - Samsung good. After mounting it i realized i could mount to the bottom of the case.

HDD- it was on sale.

GPU - the Radeon R9's got good reviews and this one came down to the same price as the R9 270 so I upgraded up to the 270X.

PSU - I realize that I probably should have gotten maybe a 600W PSU but I was trying to stick within a budget (I failed). But it works and it was inexpensive.

O/S - I actually opted for a retail version for $5 more. I just wanted a little piece of mind in case when i installed it I could call Microsoft.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the shisha!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Brought from Dubai from one of my wife's friends.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Besides that; Loving the Build bro; how hot does your CPU run under full load?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build on a budget. Only thing I would change is the case. Cheap cases tend to be low quality, most of the time.

+1.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is pretty solid. My only complaints are that there aren't enough fans and it's really tight behind the motherboard panel.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless its bitfenix there cases are good bang for your buck

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Almost identical to mine. I would have gone with 2 sticks of RAM, but other than that this is a pretty good machine you have here. Decent cable management too. However, you will probably want to update the description before people get mad at you for it and downvote. Yes, it happens.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I like just about everything here! I understand the RAM choice; efficient. Allows you to but the same stick 3 more times to max out, not having to swap. I think you should have bought a bit more power supply, but that is an easy and cheap thing to upgrade in the future. I kind of wonder about airflow in that case, as well, but I don't think you're gonna have a big headache over that, either. Nice job, bud!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on adding another stick in the future. I was already stretching my budget so I opted for the one stick.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It stays at 57 C when I ran Prime95. so it manages to stay pretty cool.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldnt worry too much about the ram. Yes using a dual port does improve the performance, but I honestly cant feel the difference. I would just go with 1 8gb ram for possible future upgrade :) +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess you probably sit there, browsing the internet with your feet on your desk, with a pipe in your mouth.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does it play games? Like bf4 or any other triple a titles?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It plays BF4 on Ultra at around 40 fps and Tomb Raider maxed at at oround 35 fps. Everything runs real well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the PSU?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any issues with it at all and it's super quiet.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it still work?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Still going strong. And overclocked to 4.0 Ghz.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Damnn that's some good cable management.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the complement.

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

Have you thought of increasing the wattage of the psu. Maybe from 700-800.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably upgrade it if I ever decide to SLI the graphics card. For now it works and it's stable.