Description

I build this PC since I had been stuck with an HP laptop for 3 or 4 years with an Athlon and Integrated graphics. (It was dubbed the Frameblaster by my friends). Now I can actually video edit and game (not that I do that much at the time of this writing). I need this PC for Video Editing, 3d modeling, and making a game using CryEngine SDK.

CPU: AMD FX 6350 When I was buying this - Black Friday Week :D - the 6350 was the same price as the 6300 so obviously I went with the 6350. Its very nice, and renders video well.

MOBO: MSI 970A-G43 Cheapest Motherboard I could find that was all around "good." Plus it had a second GPU slot incase prices go down for another 7850 ;)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP I got this for such an amazing price, even my friends with monster PCs were jealous: $44 for 1 stick of 8GBs. Yes I know it is CAS-10 but I really don't give a.

STORAGE: Caviar Blue Eww a Hard Disk Drive! i'm on a budget. I think a terabyte is pretty good for that price...

GPU: Asus DirectCU2V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB AMD is obviously for budget builders. Very powerful for the price I got it at - before all the litecoin GPU mining.

CASE: Cougar Evolution I really like this case. It may be huge, and not very portable, but it is roomy and has a back panel. It also has a fan control knob that I like. 2 USB 3.0 on top, plus 2 USB 2.0 ports. Dust tray for PSU, Came with a lot of twist ties and stuff, plus I unscrewed the Sata Drive it has on top (don't ask me why it's there) and used it for another hard drive (Extra HDD - actually 3 extra ones :O - not included here since my dad insisted on having RAID drives and such.) and know I feel bad cause my Case section has more text than the others...

PSU: Corsair CX-500 No Its not modular but I managed to have maybe decent cable management, but I'll have to see what you guys say. It was a pretty good price and not some crazy foreign brand. I plan on upgrading to a CX-600M in the future.

ODD: Lite-On ODD Yah I know no one uses these anymore ;) but I needed one for burning CDs when my family gets a whole recording studio set-up.

CARD READER: Rosewill 40-in-1 I need this for getting footage off of SD cards and such. I had a little trouble attaching it to the case's 3.5 to 5 inch (or whatever it is) but it was nothing a little duct tape couldn't handle ;)

That's it, Except I used (don't kill me for this) an HDTV I had as a monitor which I will definitely upgrade, and a keyboard and mouse I had. It beat my mom's ultrabook she got for 1 thousand some dollars so I'm happy!

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

That's the happiest C: drive I have ever seen! +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

This was originally what I was going to build, until I came upon more cash. Very nice budget computer. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. Plenty of potential to overclock too, if you grab a budget HSF for that CPU. The 6350 and the 7850 overclock well, so if you wanna learn to how to overclock and stuff, this a great build for that.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the Info, I really want to get this guy watercooled (for CPU) but overclocking the 7850 using ASUS GPU tweak wouldn't let me go up after a certain point.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm trying to build a new computer as well, this looks like a good build for me. However I've noticed on this and many other builds the warning:

"Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs."

Is this something that can be ignored for this build? How can you verify if this is a problem?

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Please stop spreading false rumors. The warning is for Vishera CPUs, which also include some 6 and 4 series CPUs. The "problem" is also a warning that the BIOS may need to be upgraded for the motherboard to recognize a Vishera CPU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Philip no that's not what I am talking about, there are legitimate cases where this motherboard is frying because of processors with no high of a Tdp. Please look into it because the spec sheet people see does not correspond with real world user feed back.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

He wasn't asking about 8xxx issues. He was asking about the warning about a BIOS update.