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At first I was ready to spend $800 bucks after my last intel i3-2100 and GTX560 Build. I was set on the i5-4670k and GTX760 and so on. But I've been using the intel/nvidia combo my entire life and wanted to give AMD a chance to win my heart over. I can say that AMD did not disappoint. The FX-8350 and R9 280X works well together and its all fast and snappy and stuff. The only complaint i have for the FX-8350 is that when I game, even with games like Dragon Age Origins, the stock fan would become uber loud and spin at over 4300RPM. I really should've invested in a better aftermarket heatsink :p The Fractal Design Define R4 case works well as well because of all the soundproofing inside, although its pretty freaking heavy after i put everything in. In the end, I can say that I do not regret and will welcome more integration of AMD parts into the builds that I am going to do in the future.

I should probably invest in an SSD and some more case fans, hmmmmm...

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 For the build. I think that the whole build would be better with a better cpu cooler because the cpu runs on the hot side. So lets add $30 for that and say we bought a hyper 212 evo. And if you got a gtx 770 it would be $330 so you save $70 and then take away the $30 from the saved amount of money and we get $40 left over so you can buy some decent fans for the top of the case.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just thinking of investing in a better cooler after i built it because the cpu fan was roaring harder than the Dovahkiin when I was gaming. And also i might be a tiny bit of an AMD fanboy :p Thanks for the suggestion brosef :D

  • 71 months ago
  • -3 points

For games you'll want the better card anyways. That CPU won't bottleneck anything. Don't worry about adding a bigger cooler, AMD chips generally last well into obsolescence with just the stock cooler.

I like coolers, but honestly spending the 30$ on a better processor instead of overclocking is generally faster.

In two years if you buy an Nvidia GTX 980 Quantum Hobadaguy GPU-20XD6 you might need to OC the processor... or just buy a new mobo/cpu to keep up.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

The 9370 is 50$ more and doesn't come with a fan and is just an overclocked 8320... what?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Gee, a fan sure would've been a nice gesture from AMD ;__;

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It uses 220Watts, you more or less need liquid cooling so they give you the option of picking your own instead of paying 50$ for the one they suggest.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe a bit more of a description?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

there we go XD

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) Nice build +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I have been thinking about going with the R9 in my next build. Would definitely invest $20-40 in a new cooler, but besides that you have a very nice machine sir. Enjoy.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It is an excellent machine :D Thank you!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Any chance the name is Artemis Spaceship Bridge simulator related?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately no >: I just watch a lot of Young Justice haha

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, really like the build. Good price and nice components. The only question I have is why not go dual channel with 2 4GB sticks? The price is about the same and memory always runs better in dual.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback :D It's because I'm planning on getting another stick of 8gb ram in a week to beef up the system once i get enough money XD.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cool, that makes sense then. Have fun with it!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Was thinking about getting the cpu and the motherboard as well as the gpu... give me your opinion thanks.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard is very sweet as it has 6 USB2.0 ports and 2 USB3.0 ports. I managed to use up all of them :P other than that the GPU and CPU combo is also very nice as I can play games like farcry 3 and Bioshock Infinite at max settings without any overclocking, although you should definitely look for a aftermarket heat sink that is quieter than this crappy stock heatsink ): I would totally recommend these parts! hazaar :D

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch :D

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