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No problems! Well.. I did have a 260X, still do. Made a great paper weight that looks sort of aggressive? PSU is pretty bad, barely enough room to wire things properly.. other than that, I think I did an okay job. I work from home, and do a little side gaming.. The FX8350 I have to say, with this configuration.. was better than my i7-3820 2 monitors, and an LCD TV 720. Wouldn't mind replacing that TV..

Had some trouble finding the 2x2GB, so I picked the one that was the closest..

JUST A TIP: Wait for new 260X drivers come out before purchasing one .. trust me!

EDIT: I removed two of the hard drives from the list because they weren't necessary.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

Oh god please focus the camera its giving me a headache.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Very sorry, my camera is cracked so it doesn't focus .. I should probably get a new one. lol

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

How well does it handle games?

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  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

Everything, eh?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I had an EVGA superclocked 660. It played most pre 2012 games on ultra, some newer releases at alright settings.its not super great.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Any reason why 2 sticks of RAM don't have their heat shields on them? In the parts list they are red, but the pictures say otherwise...

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, and I think I marked the wrong RAM in the part picker list.. I'll need to fix that

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Why the mix matched ram?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, could have gotten a better gaming pc for that budget though.

  • 68 months ago
  • 5 points

"I work from home, and do a little side gaming"

Primary use is clearly not gaming

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice, I really like your monitors!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Lol..

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the 260x that bad? If the WD Scorpio isn't used, you spent a lot of money on that HDD

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

It came from a different build actually, everything I bought was from a local pc shop.. except the cpu.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a good build overall especially in the CPU and storage department but some other things could have used a bit of a boost.

I'd assume that everyone getting an 8350 would OC to 4.3 at least, just to put up a fight against the Intels, but each to their own I guess. It won't hurt to get a better cooler though.

Dunno why you went with a reference GTX 660 and from PNY of all companies; $209 can get you a Asus DCII or a MSI Gaming 660 or at least a EVGA SC model. Also, that PSU...........I got a XFX core edition 550w for $55 after rebates and it sure as hell will make you feel safer than a PSU that's not even 80+, even though the xfx is a old group-regulated S12II, it's still Seasonic.

I respect your choice with the case, but I personally would have gone with a higher quality one that offers some form of cable management. Thermaltake doesn't really know how to design budget cases very well. For $15-20, a Corsair, Be Quiet, or Noctua case fan would have been a better choice. Apevia is a company to avoid for cases and PSUs, probably fans as well.

Overall a suprisingly balanced build, just at that price point there could have components of much higher quality and reputation.

And what's with the mix and match RAM? You do know that you can only get a maximum of 4GB dual channel out of that right? The rest all operates at single channel, and only if you're lucky because you've filled out 3 DIMMs.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the reply, and it has been a work in progress. You're right, and I think I marked the wrong RAM in the part picker list.. I've been buying things on and off for the past couple of weeks and the RAM itself was sort of impulse buy- because everything I bought was from local shops and not online, so the total cost should be marked -250$..

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

So why the mixed ram? i personally would only keep the 1600's in there as the 1333 is underclocking them and then get another set of those at a later date.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I could not stretch my budget anymore so I had to get two 8GB at 1600, 4GB is in the i7 pc. My wfh job needs extra ram. It was not the speed I was worried about, just being able to load every application..

There are roughly 10 applications I need open and they all range from 200mb to 650mb

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Its alittle confusing as the parts list shows a 4gig kit and a single 4gig stick

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

two 2GB @ 1600* sorry

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How much difference do you think removing the A-data 1333 will make? Because I have two more 2GB @ 1600 .. that'd make 8GB clocked at 1600