Description

This is my first PC build. I do realize that this isn't the best bang for the buck/best combination of parts, but it does good at what I want it to.

--CASE--

Mighty-fine case if I'd have to say anything about it. Damn right. I do a lot of moving around with this PC, and I haven't seen anything wrong with it. Though, I don't really expect something to break just by moving it. I really like the USB 3.0 which is currently being used by an external hard drive (1TB). Also, it's got space for cable management, but I didn't bother with it.

--VIDEO CARD/GPU & CPU--

I will admit, it wasn't the best idea to pair up an AMD FX-8350, and a GTX 970. I did however forget to mention that the GTX 970 was an upgrade from an XFX R9 280X. Still, it works good. Just a tad bit of a bottleneck. Nothing too serious.

--PSU--

Well, there isn't much to say, but that it's alright. I didn't do too good on cable management, and so I can't really say that the cables are 'perfect' but rather, 'alright'.

--THOUGHTS--

The keyboard and mouse are perfect. Mic is alright, but is a bit defective. Had a triple monitor setup, but recently the middle one(main) died, and I had to send it back for a replacement. RAM, jeez. I don't know what to say. Good? Overall, I really like this build. Why wouldn't I? It's my first.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Should've got an i5

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of getting those same headphones the Logitech g430's how do you like them?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

They're pretty good. You can enable virtual surround sound, but mine was defective. It's either that, or the PC. Once I installed the Logitech software to enable virtual surround sound the headset was no longer being registered/noticed. The USB is basically useless.

What I'd recommend you do IF you get them is not install any drivers, unless you want to ditch the USB adapter.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

mate you want to talk about bottleneck? i have a AMD 8320 with a GTX 670 lad xD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that feel. A little bit, at least. When I talk about the bottleneck, I mean it's a very slight bottleneck. Nothing too much, or not enough to replace said processor.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

my bottleneck causes the odd screen tare on old games but can be sorted easily from using adaptive Vsync

looking to get a GTX690 over 970 have a browse into it?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll look into. Sorry for the late reply.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

So I've looked into it, and have discovered that the 690 is more comparable to the GTX 980, but has little V-RAM.

Personally, I'd avoid the little V-RAM since many games now-a-days require a lot of V-RAM. Games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Rise of the Tomb Raider, COD: Black Ops III, etc.

It's all up to you though.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

hang on £600 hoooooooly sheeeeeeeeeeeeet

  • 47 months ago
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If you exclude the Keyboard, one monitor, microphone, speakers, OS, and one HDD, then yes, it's £600-ish.

  • 47 months ago
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I only order the tower and get my own OS installed I am going the get probable a -GTX 970 4GB -AMD 8320 -8 GB RAM -1TB hardisk -Red lit up ATX case -300MBS WC (I own one already) -600W-750W Power supply (for upgradability) -Windows 10 Pro all for £690

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  • 47 months ago
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I have been trying to upload more pictures, but it keeps giving me an error. I'll retry again today.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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