Description

I'll start with a little about myself.. I'm 17 and have been interested in building a gaming pc for quite a while, and have finally saved up enough money to build something worthy of my time. I wanted something that I could use to play any game our at this time with decent fps and that is just what I got out of this build. I mostly use this pc for photo editing, gaming, school, and internet browsing.

CPU: I went with AMD because I have only heard good things and I was also trying to be budget conscious. I plan on overclocking in the future if it is necessary, but at this point there is really no reason I would need to as it can handle everything I do without any difficulty.

CPU COOLER: I chose this because of great reviews and high popularity. It's quiet enough and keeps my cpu at great temps

MOBO: Not only did I love the features of this mobo, but I also love the black and grey color scheme that goes with my build. I have had no issues yet and suspect that it will be an easy overclock in the future.

RAM: Its fast and good. Was thinking about 16gb but rather save the money. (casing is actually black)

HDD: it works. nuff said

GPU: This was the most difficult decision of this build. Originally I purchased XFX r9 270x, but due to listing errors (rakuten.com) I received a r7 260x. So after that whole return was over I just wanted something reliable that was in the r9 series. I got the toxic because it seemed to perform better than the other 270x cards and that beautiful design just pulled me in. I have had issues with screen flickering in internet browsing, gaming, and most of all gpu benchmarks. I have tried updating the bios of the card but that did not seem to work. If anyone has any idea of a solution or have dealt with the same issue as me, please comment below. Your help would be greatly appreciated. :-)

CASE: I stay at different homes due to divorced parents and this case is very sturdy and portable without a sacrifice to the mid-tower design. I have no complaints and love the gun metal steel finish.

FANS: I just wanted something to light up on the front to look cool. It does that. also are quiet enough to keep me happy

PSU: have had no problems with this and love the modular design for cable management. I got 850w so I would have room to crossfire in the future.

OS: got to love windows 7

I plan on getting new peripherals in the future, but for now this is just going to have to work. Feel free to comment. I will post up more pictures if anyone asks.

Any suggestions or criticisms are welcome. This is my first build after all..

3/10/14 Added peripherals and set up a better workstation..

3/21/14 installed new GPU MSI r9280x after returning the 270x. Will post benchmarks and more details soon

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Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah you really need to update those peripherals, however, at 17 that's easier said than done, maybe search out a long lost relative and shake them down for some missed birthday money :) +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I love the case, it's what I used in my build and I love the C70. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you realize that the CPU can't be below your room temperature, so is your room temperature 11-13 degrees Celsius?

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

that was an accident... will update

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're gonna get the H100i you need to overclock your CPU! It's a waste of money if you don't.. Anyway nice build!

ps. upgrade ur peripherials then get an ssd

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

got to love the 90s keyboard. I couldn't stand the noise of the stock cooler. I do plan on overclocking just don't need it now.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

At $240 you probably over paid for the R9 270x. If you get to that price point you probably should have got a Gtx 760.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! PC for the win!

pcmasterrace

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. +1

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  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

blame the miners..

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually that's cheaper than some.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

sadly it is. I will upgrade to a new card or crossfire in the future, but for now this is what I have to work with.

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