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My First Desktop PC was Intel Celeron 333mhz, 64 mb ram, 4 MB VGA card running Windows 98. Later I upgraded to Athlon XP 2000+ based computer and last used it around 2008. Then I bought a new Acer 5583 Laptop and was using it since. The laptop has weared off and almost on it's death bed. But I decided I will retire it rather gracefully. Since 2010 I had been primarily gaming on my PS3. I love my PS3 but it was about time I upgraded to PC. This build was mainly to run Battlefield 4. After spending 850+ hours in Battlefield 3 on my PS3, I thought I deserved better. Enter Blue. Blue is heavily inspired by the config assembled by my good friend Saurav http://pcpartpicker.com/b/ENs .

Have been running the desktop for a week, and heating has been a major issue. I plucked out a 80mm fan from my previous desktop that helped drop couple of degree's but I was not happy. AMD Running >50 c is not good, so I decided to get Cooler Master Hyper 212 X. I am yet to assemble it, but I am disappointed with AMD :(.

The reason I chose AMD over Intel was it's price difference. But it seems after investing on a cooler to pull down the temperatures the price difference have come to more or less same. But on the brighter side AMD FX 6300 is an unlocked processor which means I can push those clocks higher. Over all I am satisfied with the RIG and shouldn't face any problem with newer games for 2-3 years.

Let me know of your thoughts guys! Will be adding more pics later :)

*note 1. Deepcool WIND BLADE BLUE LED Cooler 120mm rather than BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan 2. Cooler Master Hyper 212X rather than Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points
  1. why choose 16gbs of ram in a $1,000 build
  2. why choose a 7870 when you could have gotten a 7950 for roughly the same price

Overall a pretty decent build but I am really confused as to your ram and graphics card decisions.

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

Additional 8 GB ram was an after thought.. I had purchased a single 8 gig stick later decided will pop in another to double the bandwidth. I should have gone with 4x4. Yes the difference between 7950 and 7870 is huge.. I had considered going for 7950 but it would have pushed the budget further.. xfx 7870 costs INR 16,000 Gigabyte 7950 costs INR 25,000

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If that is the case then I can understand why you chose the 7870.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

The price difference between a 7870 and 7950 in India is large which is why I suggested him to go with a 7870 instead.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build. +1

Lol this is my 1000th comment on this site.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

congratulations on your 1000th comment :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nice build here man,the only thing I would recommend you should have gotten was a Seasonic power supply. They make Corsair's and are the best on the market.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

can you use the corsair sleeved cable kits with seasonic modular PSUs?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I think so, I'm not a hundred percent certain though.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! Read pretty good reviews on Corsair. Will definitely keep Seasonic PSU's in mind.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! Im going with the 7950. If I use 8 gbs of ram will i be able to us my CS5 for digital art? Or would I need more.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on the image's dpi,resolution you are going to work with. 8 GB should do the job, might take a second or two longer.. You can definitely go with 8 gig for now.. Later if you feel, it's not sufficient you can add another 8 :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I have been looking at 16GB just in case should I fill all of my RAM slots or get 2 and leave 2 open? I should have all of my parts by next weekend. Corsair AX 850 PSU and professional series cables,WD blue 1tb HDD,Kingston digital 120GB SDD, AMD FX8350 FX series, ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0, XFX AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB, Corsair vengence 16GB (2X8), Cooler Master N600 mid tower ATX, and finally Windows & Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) system builder. Thought about Win 8 but kinda dont really want to learn a new OS. Thanks Jeba

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ram on dual bandwidth works faster than single channel. Regarding Windows 8, if you learn to ignore the start screen it's pretty much Windows 7. Also windows 8 exclusively supports Direct X 11.1 not many games are using the features in Direct X 11.1 but in future they will.. Also you can read up my book Windows 8 Ninja for more Windows 8 tips :) http://www.amazon.in/Windows-8-Ninja-Tips-ebook/dp/B00AV8EMIW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381121307&sr=8-1&keywords=windows+8+ninja+guide

Thanks!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !!!!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I am really digging your build my be thinking going with it! But I would change CPU for a 8-Core and a 7970 3GB in Canada I'm adding like 100$ on it (if I remove the Screen !)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have the monitor already, 8 core and 7970 are definitely worth the investment.