What I'm currently using as my gaming/office PC. Lot of room to improve but it was the first PC I've ever built and I'm pretty happy with it. Runs smooth, plays all of my games on High setting, so yea, I'm happy.
Love the transition from blue to red in the case.
Wow thanks for the kind words! I just joined yesterday and it's really cool to get comments from people already. I was thinking I should go all blue but the red/blue combo has grown on me.
Wow really nice build, the cpu is probably the next part you ned to upgrade
Thanks! Glad you like it. I agree, CPU is ovcerclocked to 3.8GHz but it will need to be changed before too long. I don't know if I want to switch to Intel or stick with AMD? Thoughts??
Just swapped from AMD to Intel.
Intel. For sure.
Really what made you switch??
My CPU (AMD FX-8120) was bottlenecking my graphics card (GTX 970). Checked out Passmark and the i7 4790k was affordable for me and kicked ***.
I definitely am in love. They hold all the top passmark scores for a reason.
Thanks! I had never heard of passmark before.
Btw, I checked out your recent build. Very nice! Love the white NZXT case
You will get fan boys from both sides saying Intel or AMD. The real decision lies in what you will be doing with the PC, Intel is better single core and AMD is better multi core. If you plan on just gaming with nothing else (intensive) going on Intel will most likely be the way to go, if you want to do things like high-rez streaming when gaming I would go with AMD. AMD rigs are also cheaper then Intel rigs and overclock higher.
If you do go AMD I would go with an FX-83xx chip, if you go Intel I would go with i5-4590 (or i5-4690k if you want to overclock).
****as far as just upgrading the PC you have now get an FX83xx so you don't have to replace your motherboard.
Thanks! I agree 100% with "Intel for gaming", "AMD for game and stream". I will probably upgrade to the FX 8350 but maybe not for another year.
Is this a gundam reference? Project Meter.
Good looking rig though I would move off the Phenom, its a bit to old for anything current. Since you already have an AM3+ motherboard I would pick up an FX-8350, you will se a world of difference. I would have also ditched windows 7 for windows 8.1, its better in everyway less the UI which you get use to. But at this point windows 10 is just around the corner with a free upgrade.
YES! I loved Gundam Wing when I was in like middle school. All my PC's /USB drives are named after Gundams. HAHA! Thanks for picking up on that. And thanks for enjoying it!
Yea, I probably upgrade to a FX 8350 but maybe not for another year. And Windows 8.......Let's just say we have had some bad experiences together. Windows 10 will be my next OS. Can't wait for that upgrade!! Well maybe after the first few bugs are worked out :P
I loved the series when I was younger, I have never considered using it for naming things. lol
I have gotten use to windows 8, I preordered it way back when. It did have a learning curve but I managed to adjust, I just stay away from the start screen when possible. I also agree its normally a bad idea to go with a brand new OS, I'm waiting to see how the upgrade will work for windows 10 my self. I do not want to have to install Windows 8 update it to 8.1 and update it again to 8.1 pro then upgrade to windows 10 every time I need to reinstall, too much leg work. If they just kill my win 8pro key and replace it with win10 pro I would be more likely to do the upgrade rather then having to install and update 3 versions.
You could of bought a r9 280 and this processor would still bottleneck it... i would upgrade asap
lol, our various "devices" at home are named with Mario Bro's theme. Wifi SSID being Sarasaland of course...
Have you tried unlocking your cores? Or does the MB not have that feature?
Cores are unlocked on this CPU. I have overclocked some but I'm nowhere near awesome at it (don't want to fry anything). But even after OC I still bottleneck :(
Thanks! Can't decide if I'll change to Intel or stick with AMD. Thank for the +1 though!
Hey man, I managed to include an i5 4690k into my build. The build itself is $750. So the "filthy rich" stereotype MUST end! XD
Don't get me wrong I have loved my AMD. And yes if I switch I know i'll have to buy a new mobo too. So I probably won't anytime soon. But I do appreciate Intel's UI when it comes to overclocking. With this build the most I'll do is MAYBE upgrade to the FX 8350.