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Built due to my 8 year old PC motherboard dieing on me! - The old working parts have been donated to a friend so they will be re-used :-)

I really didn't want to go crazy on this but wanted something that would last (fingers crossed 8 years!) and give me a few options down the line if I wanted/needed to upgrade.

My 'wants' in the build were the case and the CPU, I've liked these for a while now and wanted to use the in my next (now) build.

The AMD FX-8350 for the price/performance and I've always liked AMD so a little biased I guess!

The BitFenix Neos I've loved from the time I came across it when looking at cases many moons ago, it's clean and simple and has everything in it that I need and doesn't cost that much!

The 16GB of RAM may have been a bit OTT for my needs, but it was so damn cheap I thought why not! The SSD has a lot of mixed reviews but it's doing fine for my needs, the PC boots within a few seconds to the login screen and it's only being used for the OS and programs. My 500GB Seagate drive hold my data :-)

I'm not a massive gamer and only really play Guild Wars 2 and seeing as I've been playing it on my 8 year old PC with no problems the MSI Radeon R7 250 seemed like a good choice! So far I've had no problems and it plays the game well :-) so no complaints!

The motherboard was simple to install and easy to keep everything tidy, only real complaint(?) is with the PSU/case when trying to feed the CPU power around the back. It doesn't sit very well at the bottom of the cable tidy... It doesn't foul on anything, just annoying :-p

The build came from reading reviews and keeping the cost down. I could have gotten away with a smaller PSU but the cost difference wasn't that much to warrant it and I may get a better graphics card down the line...

I've only had it build for a few days so time will tell! But so far it's doing everything that I wanted and more!

Happy to hear comments and suggestions :-)

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Good to here that it is running the game alright for you. I like that the build does not break the bank as well. +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, 16GB for $75? That's a pretty good deal id say, especially since that RAM is good quality.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Like the build, great cable management. Looks nice and clean.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Good work on this build! For its intended purpose, it looks good. Maybe when you save more money down the road, the GPU being upgraded and possibly adding some more storage, like a hard drive. Upgrading the PSU will only be a need if you intend to overclock. Of course, these ideas are not a need right now with your current uses. So you did good with having plenty of options to upgrade in the future. Enjoy and thanks for sharing! +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :-)

I do have a 500GB drive in there that came from my old system :-) And I don't have a crazy amount of data.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad, but I would have spent less on ram and more on graphics.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you explain your issue with the PSU a little bit better?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's more of an OCD thing than a real issue, if you look at the 2nd photo you will see a yellow cable that cuts across the bottom corner before it runs through the cable tidy.

It doesn't foul on the case or anything, the cable is just a little to short to run the way I wanted it :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Oo i see thanks

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

So far the graphics card is all I need, but that being said as I have a system that can play some of the games I couldn't in the past it may get a upgrade down the road... The only thing I'm not 100% happy with is the stock CPU cooler, it does the job but makes a little to much noise so I will be looking to replace soon.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

He should get a 270 or260x

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