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This is my first build and I would like to use this for gaming on my 1080p TV. It also needs to be able to do some video editing from my 4K drone (i don't need to view anything in 4K, YET). I picked mostly MSI because of the reviews and it matches my color scheme. The processor is AMD to get the best performance without the huge Intel price.

Let me know what you think. I am new to the PC building world, so any info will help!

I will add a water cooler soon. I'm just debating if I want build one from scratch or just buy an all in one kit.

I also have two 200mm fans that are in the mail that will go on top. In the end I'll have a 200mm in the front, two 120mm on the bottom and a 140 on the side for intakes. Two 200s and a 140 as an exhaust. Whatever water cooling setup choose might change that up too.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Being the noob that I am, I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to install the GPU on the faster PCI express slot which is the first one (top).

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_Fury_X_PCI-Express_Scaling/19.html

Even a bandwidth-restricted scenario, such as x16 1.1 or x8 2.0 offered by seriously old motherboards, only saw a small difference of around 4%.

That's for a Fury X though.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Where would you install it if it was your pc?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

At the top because I think it looks nicer. But it depends. In many of the results shown there's only like a few FPS difference or even less at 1080p between the PCI e 2.0 x16 and x8 slots for the Fury X. The results for the 970 could be different. But if it were similar then it's only a noticeable difference in only a couple instances, like for Shadow of Mordor. In that case it can make sense to switch but most of the time it won't matter much.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, I'll have look into that. I put it in the second slot to show off the dragon heatsink.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that psu even good? rn the price is super low and im a little suspicious

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It will prob be OK but there doesn't seem to be any reviews yet so I wouldn't bother.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I've built using the mATX version of that board. The OC Genie aspect of it is a joke. But it's quite damn fine looking.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI may not be the best performing but they sure do look good. It kinda sucks I couldn't show off the GPU.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Work a little bit on your cable management, you can check out awesomesauce network's video about Cable management on YouTube. Really good first build.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try and get a better shot of the finished build. I am pretty happy about it looks through the window besides the multicolored PSU wires.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build its basically the upgraded version of mine haha anyways I noticed you talked about upgrading to a water cooler in the future but you were unsure if you should build one or buy one. I would suggest you buy one because they would probably be more reliable and if they leak you can make a case and any part broken for the leak can be fixed. However if you built your own water cooler and a leak were to occur and broke your parts you would not be able to get replacement parts for free. One more thing I'm just wondering why did you stick your gpu on the bottom PCI slot?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I put it in the second slot to show off the dragon heatsink. I'll have to do some research to see if there's a major loss of performance by using that slot.

Good thought on the water cooler.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay and thanks

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, nice CPU.

+1.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!