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So here it is. It took a few weeks of finding the right parts and deals but it's done. Got the motherboard, SSD and video card used so that saved me a bit of money. In total it came to around $900.

I was worried about issues with the BIOS needing updating and the video card not working properly but it all worked out fine. My daughter was taking a nap while I was building it so I was trying to be quiet and that made it take a little longer but it was definitely worth it. First game install was Cities XXL and I'm pretty excited to check it out.

I'm not going to do any overclocking yet but eventually I'm going to get a better motherboard and see how it goes.

For now I have it hooked up to my living room TV because my monitor is only VGA 1440x900 but I'm going to have to settle with that when someone else wants the TV.

Thanks to everyone for their builds on here that helped me find what I wanted and a big thanks to PCPartPicker for their awesome easy-to-use website.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The cost of that SSD is so high, and for only 120Gb? This is half the price of a Corsair equivalent, plus you get 8Gb more.

Other than that, very nice build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

the neutron has better speeds its a top of the line ssd

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sequentially, it's very similar. Random writes are much better on the Corsair, but the reads are only a slight improvement. It is better but you pay so much for so little.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree but in they end it already been bought nothing to do about it now

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually picked that up from a friend pretty much brand new for $80. All of the low-end SSD's I was looking at were around that price so I went with this one; I wouldn't have bought one new for the full price. It also feels good to help out a friend.

I also have a 2TB USB 3.0 External hard drive hooked up that I was using for my Xbox One before I built this.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

great build nice install very clean +2

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I had a hard time with the cable management because the VSK-4000 doesn't have any room in between the mobo tray and the case wall. I did my best to keep the cables out of the way of fans.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the exact same cpu/gpu combo. It's a sturdy choice. Nice build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. I'm loving it so far. Playing Alien: Isolation and Vanishing of Ethan Carter maxed out averaging around 59 fps is awesome.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Since you say it is the same processor would both have the same max clock after overclocking? I don't know to much about AMD processors so I thought I would ask.

Solid build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

no they won't. you can get a 8350 to 4.7Ghz and 8320 only can get to 4.1 before you need a massive cooler to keep it cool there's a difference

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I got an 8320 to 4.3 Ghz, probably could have done more

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

well i've seen them get higher that just will a cooler master 212 evo you need a $100 LC system to do it. 8350 theres a good enough difference between them 8350 if you push them they hit 5.1 Ghz

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry I didn't read your whole comment

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nah it not the same

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not planning on upgrading the processor for a long time so I went with the FX-8350, it was only $15 more at the time.