Description

I started this build 2 years ago when I suddenly had a weird obsession with building a computer. It took me about six months of piecing parts together with minimal cash. I would save for particular parts at a time. When I finished that lead to an even worse obsession of upgrading said computer. I use this computer to mostly game and movies .

AMD 8320: I picked this up on a Black Friday Deal for 109.99. Couldn't pass it up for the price 2 years ago.

Asus M5A97: Picked this up at a local TigerDirect. Haven't had any problems or complaints. Nice board.

Kingston Ram: Really good ram for the price. Again no complaints

Hard drives: 1 Kingston SSD and the Seagate 2 TB I picked up at TigerDirect when I bought the motherboard, ram, power supply, case, and the Corsair H80i. The second SSD I bought last year on Black Friday for $50. Haven't had any trouble.

GTX 970 was an upgrade when I bought it in November. I was running a R9 270 MSI Gaming before. Honestly I think both cards served my purpose fine and would not hesitate to get either one again. Although I really want to go back to AMD for the R9 390 or Fury X. Just because I never had driver crashes with the 270. I have a lot with the 970.

PSU: Thermaltake 750 that works great and I haven't had a problem for 1.5 years.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, I use the same CPU as you and that thing gives your great performance per dollar and it's really easy to overclock . Also really like how you customized the case, very classy.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would give you a +2, bud sadly you don't meet the requirements of the +1, and so you are given a +1.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

In reading your description I noticed your 970 crashing issue which reminded me of a review on Newegg in which MSI responded................ (maybe it will help)

Manufacturer Response: Dear Valued Customer, Sorry to hear that you're having issue with your replacement product, based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this , 1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly. 2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue. 3. If possible verify the video card on another working system to check. 4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards, MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I think this build is surely powerful enough to run TurboTax for you :P

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