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My first PC

by iks1012



Date Published

March 29, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz


This machine is a great build for the average gamer because of its ability to handle most games at max settings very well. Building was easy and everything was super simple as installing the drivers was easy due to the same manufacturer of the Motherboard and the GPU. In this build, you may see that the build is $1500 dollars, but without the peripherals and monitor it is slightly above $1000.

So for those of you that are looking for a new start @ PC gaming, then this is the build for you as it has everything, even OS, monitor and all the peripherals (except mouse, I am using a $8 wired mouse with a mediocre DPI). You could probably do this for cheaper right now, as I got the monitor, keyboard and headset like 2 years ago and at that time the things were priced higher then they are now, and the price that I listed is the price I got them for. But if you want just the build, go with the CPU, MOBO, GPU, CPU cooler, RAM, SSD, HDD, PSU, Case, the wireless network adapter if you do not have access to an Ethernet port near your setup, OS is optional, Case fans are optional.

Everything after that is NOT needed for just the PC tower to function. Get a key board and mouse at your wishes, but right now, I recommend a Corsair K70/k90 (depending on your budget), Steelseries Sensei Mouse and a Steelseries Siberia v2/v3 headset (Up to you). For monitor, I recommend any IPS, 1080p, 60Hz panel, that is under $150 and that suits your size needs, it is not the size that matters ;)

Part Reviews


Ik it has a pic of the fx 8350, I got the 6700k recently, so I just decided that I should add it... Same story with the motherboard and RAM

CPU Cooler

Good stuff, good temps, easy to install


Great SSD for the money


Same as the RAM, does the job. I plan on buying a 256 GB SSD for the build and put my apps and OS on it. But without the SSD you'll get a 12.4 bI/Os time.

Video Card

The only reason why I got this is because I got a killer deal at Best buy for this. 4gb, nuff sed.


I got the red version of this case, and don't listen to the haters, but this case is great and it looks awesome. I made sure I color coordinated everything in my PC, I even bought red sleeves for my wiring and it looks hot, that and red LED case fans. Forgot to say that this case has great cable management and hides cables (I didn't do a good job with cable management, I just hid all the cables lol), HDD(s) and the PSU very well. If you decide to get case, then keep in mind that it has no reset switch so that means there is no wire for it for the MOBO, and I was panicking during assembly b/c I thought I accidentally broke something.

Power Supply

750W, great PSU, somewhat modular, everything that is on the PSU is what every PC needs. The only thing that isn't modular is the cpu 8 pin connector, which can be split in 2x 4pins, and the 24 pin connector, and those two are 2 cables that I will never remove as every PC needs it.

Comments Sorted by:

Aptenodytes 3 points 23 months ago

Holy **** that internet speed.... Just wow wtf

TerraHD 2 points 45 months ago

Why no pictures bro? We love to see some! Also, the 8350 at 4.5GHz with a 970 is the best bang for buck PC build you can possibly get.

  • An 8 core CPU that can livestream and edit and game with a breeze!
  • A $300 graphics card with the power of a 780 (a $500 GPU) while taking up so little power, only 145 watts! :D

All in all this is future proofing at it's best and it's only at the $1000 price range! :D I hope you enjoy gaming on it!

iks1012 submitter 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Thanks! I built this in march, I'll get the pics up ASAP

TerraHD 1 point 45 months ago

You're welcome bro! :)

iks1012 submitter 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

I uploaded the Pics ;)

TerraHD 2 points 45 months ago

Awesome pictures man! I'm trying to save up for a PC myself! I'm glad I found this website.

iks1012 submitter 1 Build 0 points 45 months ago

Thanks! What build are you planning to go for? What is you budget??

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datchameleon 1 point 42 months ago

Erm... In the parts list you have an H100i GTX, in one of the pictures you are using an air cooler and in another the stock AMD heatsink! Otherwise a nice looking build.

iks1012 submitter 1 Build 0 points 42 months ago

Yeah because I recently got it and I updated the part list. The AMD stock cooler pic was taken when my CM 212 was arriving, and I didn't take a pic with my H100i GTX yet.

Pcwasted 1 point 42 months ago

Did you have to update the BIOS running the FX-8350 with running the MSI 970 motherboard?? I'm new to the whole building my own pc, I'm currently working on my first build and I'm a bit freaked by the whole updating the BIOS deal.

iks1012 submitter 1 Build 0 points 42 months ago

Nope I didn't, literally plug and play. .. don't be nervous lol

GamerWolfOps 1 point 11 months ago

Have you experienced any issues thus far with the case? and also hows the nose level?