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Built for a school project in which we are allowed to build anything that we learn a new skill, and is something we love, and here it is

This build was inspired by TechSource, and is based on his $1100 Christmas build. I am happy for anyone to comment where I can take this system in the future in terms of upgrades, and anything I missed out on. ps. this was built in Australia, so I bought parts from https://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/index.phtml?bid=4

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 6 points

Man, if only I could have a school project like that!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

appreciate it!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Me three!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Me four!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Me five!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

MunniSlaya,

+1 nicely done!

If you're looking for where this system can go, there's a few things you can always do later...but will you need to do it with this system, is the question (at least not for a while).

First, look into Crossfire with your graphics card. In a year or two, the R9 390X will be a lot less expensive than it is now and with that motherboard you can run two cards in Crossfire mode. Not worth it right now (unless you've actually got the spare cash), but it will be cheaper to do in a year or two and should be fun to see how much of a boost the Crossfire will add to your beast of a system.

On top of that, the only other thing would be more RAM, but that's not exactly a bottleneck now.

I'm not an AMD processor fan myself (but that's a complete personal preference and nothing against AMD), but their graphics cards totally rock.

You did great. I hope you get Top Marks in the class (you should).

-HitmanHart

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

haha thanks man. Honestly i just got amd cause there was a sale at the time.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Regarding upgrades, what HitMan said, but with crossfire, see if it works on other people's similar builds. Check for possible stuttering and unexpectedly low additional performance in some games. Sometimes, you can troubleshoot your way outta these issues, and sometimes it might be better to sell the current GPU and buy a better one.

With CPUs, you've got the 9xxx, but they don't seem worth the price and additional cost for cooling. Your mobo might not be compatible with them too.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah ive seen into that but ive decided that when my system starts to age ill buy a new mobo with a skylake processor or maybe even zen when it comes out

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I've got a similar enough build and was thinking zen or Skylake later down the road. too Glad to hear you'll be avoiding the 9xxx headache! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Well done! Excellent build, and a very wise choice for a project (lucky!). How are you liking the CPU/MoBo combo...are you overclocking at all, given the liquid cooler you have? Love the case, too! Nice!! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

No, do you think I should to get higher fps? I'm playing Fallout 4 and getting around 55-65 fps. Would I see an improvement?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello...

I wasn't considering the overclocking of your graphics card, although that would not be out of the ordinary. I was thinking about your CPU, and if you were considering overclocking that. I see all of the usual reviewers on YouTube telling us to overclock and take advantage of the free performance boost that'd we'd see.

They also say that "mileage may vary", depending on the "silicon lottery" for CPUs and GPUs with respect to overclocking and tolerance to the higher heat stresses that those items "may" encounter through overclocking.

Maybe you'd get higher FPS counts in your games...and maybe not. Depends on many factors imho. Either way, you have an excellent build, there...do enjoy it! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

For the night is dark and full of terrors.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

nah he would die with my cable management