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Hello fellow PC builders, I am thebum2000. What you are looking at on this page is my first custom build. If you didn't notice already, some of the parts are a bit dirty. That's because they were purchased quite awhile ago. Amazon was being stupid and wouldn't deliver my RAM, so I had to wait a few extra weeks with my parts just sitting around collecting dust, especially my case. And no, this isn't my house, this is my friend's basement which has a nice workshop area where we can put together builds. The pictures weren't taken in the workshop however, they were taken on an air hockey table somewhere else in the basement.

I needed a system that was capable of playing FPS and MMO games at ultra settings, or near it anyway. I plan to add a second 270X in the future, although I'm already pretty satisfied with the performance increase over my old 750 Ti, which was struggling playing at high details and was artifacting in some games. A friend kept telling me to avoid the 750 Ti and get the 270X, but I originally didn't listen. That same friend was the one that had helped me learn about hardware and PC building. In fact, he was the one that took the pictures and guided me through most of the build. He also successfully overclocked the CPU to 8350 speeds, which works great, and if you haven't already noticed, the temperatures are unbelievably low. I was actually worried about how hot it would get due to Intel fanboys going all over the web saying "8320 sucks, it will destroy your power bill and heat up the entire house." The temperatures are completely legit though, I ran a few intensive games and recorded the temperatures with a program called "CoreTemp."

In conclusion, (sorry that this is starting to sound like an English paper,) I would recommend all of these parts, they work great and get the job done. But if you prefer Intel or NVidia that is fine by me, I believe that it doesn't matter what company it comes from as long as we destroy those "next generation consoles," which this system has already done. If you need PC advice, leave a comment and I will have my friend (NoobKiller260) respond as soon as possible, I will try to help as well.

(I apologize for the one creepy image, I do weird stuff during breaks.)

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Hows the 8320 going on? I'm on a dilemma of whether to get that with an awesome gpu or go with the 4690k but save later for a decent gpu. Its a very budget limited upgrade from my current rig. Need people to convince me that the AMD side is also awesome. :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

If you're on a budget, AMD is definitely the way to go. The FX 6300 will do the job for anything under an R9 280X or GTX 770, but if you want to purchase a more capable GPU I would recommend getting an 8320 and overclocking it to 8350 speeds. It's a fast and easy thing to do, just turn up the core ratio to 21 and disable turbo core, and then you basically have yourself an 8350.

The world of AMD isn't bad at all, although there are some "fanboys" going around ruining the name of AMD. You don't notice a boost in performance when using Intel unless you start getting into SLI or CrossFire configurations, and with my experiences the 8320 (at 8350 speeds) is able to max out any game depending on the GPU. Like thebum2000 said, save money on your processor and get a good graphics card. Good luck with the build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the tips! Yep, I will definitely get the 8320e soon and OC it to 8350 speed, and probably add a GTX 960 down the road. I know there are other choices like the 270x or the 280 but I'm quite concerned with the power consumption and where I live, the power bill is quite expensive compared to the US.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

The GTX 960 paired with an FX 8320E is a great combination, and little to no backfire should occur. A GTX 960 will get you performance somewhere in between an R9 280 and an R9 280X while taking less than half of the power, so that would be the best way to go if you are concerned about power. Once again, good luck!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

It's fantastic! So far there's no problems with it what so ever. Since you're on a tight budget, get the 8320 because it is a very good cpu for its price, that way you will be able to get a beefy GPU such as a 280X or GTX 970 or whatever you're looking at. The 4690K is obviously a better processor but it's price is quite high as you can see :/ . So if you're after a good price/performance build to be able to get a good cpu and a beefy gpu, go ahead and get the 8320 because it overclocks well and works fine. If you want the power and can wait, get the 4690K and then save for a gpu. If you have any other questions, don't fret to ask, im a very friendly person :) . Thank you for taking the time to look at it :) . I will most likely have my friend come over here and maybe help you more than I did, he's a little more.. intelligent with technology than me lets say :P . Have a nice day!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for replying. I will probably get 8320e soon because I dont think the $100 price difference going with the 4690K is worth the 20-30% increase in performance, besides I dont think I do a lot of stuff with my PC to stress it out up to a point where the i5 performance advantage matters. There is a microcenter near where I live, so I will take advantage of the CPU+mobo bundle that they have. I also got to spend the extra money on a very good 1080p gaming gpu later. Thanks again! :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! love seeing AMD builds!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Me too....;-)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, we use the same cpu and mb, but I also have the R9 270X from msi.....With msi I never had problems!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What a coincidence! Yeah, I've heard good comments from other people about MSI, so I decided to use their motherboard. It looks pretty darn cool, and is easy to use while setting up stuff in the BIOS. Thank you, have a nice day! (sorry for all the deleted messages lol, I went to post this message and pcpartpicker gave me an error message so I refreshed the page and all of a sudden there was 5 XD.)

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, on the side note of the 500GB HDD, I had already had it and just decided to throw it in. I am currently saving for a SSD because boot times on this build are a little iffy :P. Thanks for the recommendations though, I will most likely think about the 300 series.