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Hi! So this was my first build, and it's cool. I screwed up a lot with the parts but it still turned on and everything worked, so here is the part breakdown (I will post the CPU/GPU clocks and temps after testing):

CPU: This was a combo deal with the motherboard at fry's for $129 so why not? The FX-6300 will work for what I use it for (Gaming and Editing.) I'd recommend it.

Motherboard: I like it BUT I WISH IT HAD USB 3 HEADERS PLS (i'm buying a PCI adapter soon so :D)

CPU cooler: I know i'm cringing too don't worry it's not just you

RAM: It's good for what I need, 8GB and a very good value :)

SSD: I like the XLR8 logo (i like logos okay some look better than others) and it's really fast. 240GB was enough for me. I didn't get a hard drive on this (i'll be adding one later) because I didn't want to spend more on this build.

Graphics Card: Hey, a 750ti on sale at Fry's with a mail in rebate for $119, i'm there. This is an amazing video card for the price, i'm happy with it. I would recommend this, but if you are willing to save up some more, a GTX 960 would be a great buy. (Update 7/21/2015: something is wrong with it, it wont go past base clocks on many games besides GTA and has started to struggle playing it, hopefully i can manage to get a 660/660ti/670 :)

Case: This was also a sale at frys, and I wish I saved up and got something else. This case is fine, I just had some trouble cable managing, and some parts felt flimsy. The tinted side window makes up for some of the stuff, it looks amazing. However, if you're looking for a cheap case made by a reputable brand then here you go.

Power Supply: I'm starting to realize all these parts were based around mail-in-rebates, but this a perfect power supply for this build. 430W is enough and i'm happy with it, I'd recommend it.

Windows: What else is there? (I can't go OSX because of the AMD processor, but I do prefer OSX)

Wireless Card: I don't have an ethernet port in my room and I want to keep the wires down to a minimum.

Case Fans: I liked them, i didn't like the color of the red LED fans in the case already, so i swapped them. The screw holes are really easy to break (which one did, not a huge problem, just switched the fan from in the back.) But overall THEY'RE FREAKING QUIET 9/10.

So that's it. Thanks for looking :)

-Drew ♥♥

Update: I finally got a monitor, with good ol' awkward 768p (if anyone gets the reference then go you)

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish someone could build me a gaming pc lol

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

I would if your willing to pay for parts. Lol

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

haha maybe I have to get money first! I can't work right now because of medical problems but I will look into it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

same as vdub, a lot of us are willing to build pcs for free labor as long as someone picks up all the parts for their own build.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your mobo have 4 pin fan slots? If so you can plug a 3 pin into a 4 slot just so you know.

Very good rig for the price

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

whelp i'm a noob. thanks! I couldn't find a direct answer online, so i didn't want to have to run to the store to get new fans again.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You can easily play everything you need :-) Almost the same as mine https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZctJ7P You could choose a better Mb like M5a97 EVO R.2 for just a little more money Your pics are a little bit too dark.

Nice Rig dude

Be proud and have fun :-)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I couldn't pass the deal on the CPU+Motherboard so I settled with that. I don't plan on doing overclocking (stock AMD fan) ao the 970 chipset was fine. I tested it today and (save the remarks) minecraft runs great.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

There's no reason to feel like you screwed up. From what it sounds like, you got some really good deals and built a decent gaming rig for very little money. This is powerful enough to keep up with most modern games on 1080p and medium to medium-high settings. For your first build, you did a fine job. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like I screwed up for when it came to the USB 3 compatibility between the Case and the motherboard. Overall I fell like i did ok, and thanks! I couldn't think I could manage to build one but I did, and I was actually astounded that it actually posted.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey you really didn't do bad at all with this build. The only thing I would recommend changing is the CPU cooler but you seem to be well aware of that. I would recommend a hyper 212 evo from cooler master. Anyways great build and incredible cable management for a first-timer +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I hope to upgrade the CPU cooler soon, and wait seriously I actually cable managed well? thanks!!! :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I don't see the screw up. Great build, good parts selection. Great PC!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I based these parts mainly around rebates and after look I felt as if I just wasted money. Overall, the build turned out great!

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

With tax, a little over $700.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! After running games on it, this is turning out not to be screwed up