Description

This build and list was originally created by CultOfMush, though I did modify a small bit of the build simply because I felt like it. And the reason I chose this build was simply due to the fact that it seemed to present itself at a affordable price yet proving to have superb FPS with the Ultra/Very High preset averaging around 50-61 FPS (Please note the reason my FPS may only reach 61 is due to the fact that my HDMI 1080P 42 Inch TV screen is only able to reach 61 FPS I believe) on every game I have played so far (Arma 2/Operation Arrowhead, Skyrim (With ENB), Fallout New Vegas, and etc). I recommend this PC build, especially for those who wish to switch from consoles to PC at a affordable price and wishes to also play Next-Gen games at a high graphics level yet maintaining a stable amount of FPS.

Lots of thanks to CultOfMush for this build!

Original Build (Video): http://youtu.be/yYVK0WMx6ZU

Notes: Case was purchased from a nearby Micro Center but still proves to be of good quality with a very cool blue LED light and plenty of ventilation for fans. Though please note to use a zip tie, though it is not needed, it is recommended since there is no specific area to keep wires, though fortunately I keep the wires in my empty hard-drive and DVD Rom section of the case. Also, please note the OEM disc and monitor is not included in this list.

Additional (Optional) Parts/Software/Optical:

Cool Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Windows 7 64 Bit SP1 System Builder OEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Microsoft Sidewinder x4 Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191

Logitech G400 S Gaming Mouse: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BCEK2LA

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Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

CultOfMush's Build: http://youtu.be/yYVK0WMx6ZU

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you get the 970 socket mobo and no cooler? You can't overclock with the stock cooler. Also, you could've gotten the 7870 XT for 60$ less but for around the same performance, if not better. Also, Mantle is supported on 7xxx cards.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

What exactly is Mantle? Mind giving a brief summary?

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Mantle is a new API made by AMD that allows game developers to use more power in the GPU therefore games with Mantle (like Battlefield 4) will be given improvements (around 20% performance increase from what I've heard) therefore more FPS. Also, great build! I would recommend dual channel RAM but what you have is fine, and purchasing a Cooler Master hyper 212 EVO when you get the chance. Just to keep your cpu a bit cooler. hope you like your rig! (here's that cooler by the way :) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, if I ever make another build or decide to edit this build for future preferences, I shall take that cooler into consideration.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure exactly. I guess it makes the 3D experience better or something. I would read the official article about it: http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/pages/amd-radeon-r9-2013sept25.aspx

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Erm, rather access more power in the GPU. Not use. Had to correct myself ;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not my build, but thank you for the info lol

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed that after actually reading the info :P

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Mainly due to the fact I had gotten this motherboard for an exchange from a retailer store, though if you really wish to get a CPU cooler for overclocking, you can simply copy this build/list and implement it to your needs (I also don't plan on overclocking anyways...). But if you have nanny arguments to be placed for the R9 270x and 7870 XT, I suggest you argue with CultOfMush upon the subject.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Any link to where your getting 145$ 7870xt's? All I've seen on major retailers are out of stock or 210+.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

fantastic budget-oriented gaming system! consider adding another 8GB stick of RAM whenever you can.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

well i think it is potatoes that is always the problem with the pc builds

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

All in all, great build. Maybe consider taking a bit of time to get a few extra shots of it, though. I'd like to see inside.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I love Cult of Mush. He's like what first got me into extreme budget building and getting every last drop of performance out of computers.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, I have a very similar one using the same processor but with a Sapphire 7850 OC. I'm thinking about upgrading to the card that you have. I have a very similar case, cable management was a pain in the butt, wasn't it? Haha

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Good internal pics might get more up votes

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed the case and optical drive :D! This one offers more INCLUDED interior fans with a relatively similar design to the previous Thermaltake case.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate that mobo with a passion, otherwise, great build

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build man! Very good job

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

How does the 270x do in more intense games?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Supposedly, the R9 270x is clocked a bit more higher with a bit more updated tweaks for the next generation.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

same as the 7870 performs...

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The 270x is not an exact remake of a 7870, there are minor differences and I've seen people say that it performs above a 7870 xt..

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

the performance difference is probably less than 3%

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you also get mantle

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Mantle is also supported by all GCN cards, so all the 7000 series are supported too.

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/60632-will-amd-mantle-be-supported-on-amd-7900-series-cards/

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