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This is the first time I tried to build a computer,wanted one for the new civ game coming out,and watching 3d. I know I didn't install a cooler yet,still debating on air,or liquid.Was really tricky for me as I have big hands lol. cpu: I chose amd because I can tinker with it more,and they seem to keep the same socket,so I can upgrade without changing board. memory: well I started with 8 gigs,found good deal so I bought 16 more. storage: wanted ssd for windows and few games video cards: started with one,good deal came up so added another,and because my monitor was 144 hz. case:i got a lot of help on here for a case to choose ty by the way,love it! monitor: wanted 3d monitor with fast response time,love it speakers: bought em on ebay bose computer speakers with sub, sound so nice!! As I said this was the first time I ever did this,i really learned a lot and will never buy a prebuilt ever again. Thanks for the help picken parts,and tips. really helpful people on here. benchmark:http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2067430

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  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe for an upgrade, try getting an aftermarket cpu cooler like a coolermaster hyper 212. Or maybe even water cooling. Then try overclocking it. I wouldn't try overclocking it in the stock cooler, it can barely keep it cool stock. but GREAT build. I love the 770.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

lol that's the one I been lookin at for a cooler,thank you.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I am currently using a CM Hyper 212 Evo on my FX 8350 and it works great and runs quiet. Running 4.5ghz at 1.4v with load temps of 52-3c

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. Happy gaming.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you,and that's plenty fast for me the hyper 212 is cheaper and avoids a lot of problems that liquid cooling brings.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you know I started this build with the intention of using a Kraken x40 but it ended up not fitting in my case. At first I was a little down on that but in the end it's been a great experience because the little 212 Evo that costs 1/3rd the x40 does exactly what I need it to do while running very quiet. Can't ask for much more than that!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

great case...you should look into these links

http://www.demcifilter.com/c22/HAF-X.aspx

these are out of stock right now but should be available within the end of may. and the side panel does fit the haf x, ive seen and done it with a friends build.

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-932-transparent-acrylic-side-window-panel-oem/

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-x-5-25-to-3-5-bay-cover-oem-package/

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks a lot added links to favs.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've dropped down to 16 GB of RAM -$65 Also would've gotten regular Windows 8.1 -$40

Now you can use that extra money you save to liquid cool or high end air cool and get into some overclocking, unless you don't believe in that.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Please invest in a good $50+ cpu cooler. This system has potential to reach 4.7GHz.