Description

I can't be more thrilled with this build. It's my first time building my own PC and it worked out great! I'm mainly planning to do some medium-heavy gaming with this pc, as well as record and edit some footage. Here's why I chose the specific parts:

CPU: This CPU is simply amazing when it comes to gaming, and the hyperthreading on it definitely decreases render times, as well as makes editing easier and faster.

CPU COOLER: Short answer is - They didn't have the Hyper 212 Evo in stock when I was buying this, and I'm really impatient so I decided to go with this cooler. Nevertheless it has worked great and kept my temps cool/

Motherboard: I wanted a white mobo to go along with my case, and the white on this looks absolutely fantastic.

GPU: I really can't complain one bit about this GTX 970, it's fast and it runs games maxed out at 1080p perfectly. A lot of people will argue that I should've gone with AMD this time, but I don't think AMD suits my editing/rendering needs.

as you can tell, cable management is an "eh..."

I didn't want to go too in depth with this, mainly because I have editing to get back to (lol) but thank's for reading! Any comments or suggestions are appreciated!

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I like your backround

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I modeled and rendered it myself in cinema 4D

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

No No No A quad core wont cut it for editing, its the only time where more cores the better, I think the graphics card is great for what you need.

AMD FX 8350 8 core 4.0Ghz best for editing Does the job for gaming as you can imagine, other than that i think this is a good build love the case!

  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points

You do know that the i7 here is hyperthreaded so it acts like a 8 core CPU. Not to mention the i7 is much faster per core then the FX 8350.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

price

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Your original post mentioned nothing about price. In addition as others have said, while the FX 8350 is cheaper the i7 performs better in all aspects. Not to mention that if you add a good cooler for overclocking the price is about the same as a Xeon, which will net you more performance.

In the end the FX 8350 is a good CPU which has simply seen its day. Right now it is only really good for small budget builds that need more then 4 cores.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

yea what m52 said. plus the builder already stated it himself why the i7 is better:

This CPU is simply amazing when it comes to gaming, and the hyperthreading on it definitely decreases render times, as well as makes editing easier and faster.

The FX is good, maybe 2-3 years ago but even now a i7 is going to perform better, even in editing. just look at some of these benchmarks, the 4790K just crushing a 9590 in majority of the benches.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1260?vs=1289

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

cheaper though xD

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the only real thing going for it. But you need to overclock it and after spending more money on a high end cooler and motherboard to support the oc, it still looses out to a stock 4790k (as shown in the benchmark) that can be put on a cheaper board making it possiblycheaper but better than the AMD (ofc prices will vary) :(

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not going to risk performance to save a few dollars lmao

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