Description

I mainly use it for everyday things, but I have also have been playing some games on it. Right now I mostly play, Mechwarrior Online, Hawken and War of the Roses, so far they all run smooth at the max settings. The hardest part of the build was waiting until I had enough money, I'm only 13 :).

CPU: I had heard that the FX-6300 was a good budget gaming CPU and also good for the money.

Motherboard: This got pretty good reviews and allows you to easily overclock, which I might do in the future. I also got a really good price.

Memory: I just wanted 8gigs and I know Kingston is good, that's pretty much it.

Hard Drive: I was originally going to get a Caviar Blue hard drive with 500GB of storage, but saw this for about the same price and twice the space. Although I will upgrade to a 1TB Caviar Blue when I get enough money again. EDIT: I might actually get an ssd instead/before the blue drive.

GPU: This GPU had a mail in rebate from Superbiiz, so it was a good price. It had 2GB of VRAM which I knew should be could for gaming, and it came OC.

Case: This case has lots of places for fans (3 of which are filled as of now), and if you take the right side panel off there is a place to hide cables.

Optical Drive: I saw this in a clearance bin at Microcenter, I didn't even know how good of a deal it was until I got home.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably could have gotten a 650 ti Boost for not much more or a 7850, but this is a very nice build none the less. +1 from me!

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I was on a very tight budget so that may have been pushing it a little, but it turns out that on newegg there is a 7850 for less then what I paid for the 650 ti (dammit).

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta love how much prices shift and go on sale... I wouldn't be too bummed though, you've got a nice PC :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 76 months ago
  • -2 points

Was it the 2 gig or 1 gig version of the 7850? The 1 gig is kind of crap.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

It is the 1 gig version

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

He wasn't asking about your card, he meant if the guy that was talking about the 7850 on sale meant the 2GB version of it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I was the guy talking about the 7850 being on sale, and it is 1GB

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

the 7850 is less than the 650 ti now, not when I got it

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I would have gotten a Radeon 7770 that has better overall performance for even cheaper.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not know why you say so, the GTX 650 ti beats the HD 7770 in about everything:

  • Pixel rate
  • Texture rate
  • Floating point performance
  • Memory bandwidth
  • Memory clock speed
  • Effective memory clock speed

source: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7770-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti

Please do not feel offended, because you listed your preference and the GTX 650 Ti gets mine due to listed things. Everyone is different and everyone should be able to share their opinion, you do have a point about performance/$ when you look at the HD 7770.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Oops, I didn't even see the Ti. sorry

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll say this is decent. I think that it is good for the money and it looks a lot like what I'm thinking about building. +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the quick feedback!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

i hate multicolored cables Yuck!

Great Build Man.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I know what you mean about the cables, why can't everything just be one color!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Decent build. How come your HDD is facing the other way? Everyone has it so it is facing the opposite way so it's plugged in the back which also keeps the cables hidden away. Your overall cable management needs some touching up. Do you have Skype?

EDIT: Flip the power supply! The fan should not be facing up!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback, I'll be sure to fix the PSU and hard drive. I have an idea for what I should do with the cables.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build overall, you could have saved some on the PSU (a bit overkill), however you are able to use that PSU for multiple builds so it is and always will be a good investment.

About the GPU, it is known that ATI builds better performance GPUs in the "less expensive" class however your GPU is going to run quieter, less hot and more power efficient than an ATI solution (going to save your parents some money on the power bill).

As I said great build overall +1.

Some suggestions from my side:

  • Invest about 25$ in an aftermarket cooler (something like a Cooler Master EVO 212) and overclock that CPU, because your mobo and CPU are able to do so. I suggest increasing the multiplier to 42 to run it at 4.2Ghz (After installing the aftermarket cooler of course, the FX-6300 is known to be a hot-head). Leave the BCLK @ 100.0Mhz, because changing this will only tear down your components and make it more likely to crash.

  • You should download MSI afterburner to overclock that GPU to squeeze the most as possible performance out of it. I suggest adding 500Mhz to the RAM frequency and start with 50Mhz on the GPU frequency, that should give you a decent performance boost.

Enjoy your PC!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thanks for all the info!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

You are very welcome, kind of my goal to make sure people squeeze as much performance out of their PC as possible. As I said enjoy your PC and game on!

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Good parts but like how everyone is saying I see ASUS has a 2GB DCUII 7770 for $120 and MSI has a 2GB Boost for $130. I would have gone with those but they may have not been that low when you bought the parts. Go figure.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, unfortunately they weren't that low

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you go with a SSD for a boot drive in the future just wondering because I think a SSD is a better investment than upgrading to the blue drive.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I was planning on it, thanks for the info

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know, but like I said, I plan to upgrade