Description

I had been talking about wanting a gaming desktop for a year prior to deciding to build my own. I had looked at many different websites that do custom builds and couldn't believe how much they were on there. So, that's when my journey began. I watched countless YouTube videos on how to build a PC and decided it was time for me to step up and build my own.

I wanted a machine strictly for gaming for now but wanted to be able to render CAD drawings in the future. I have always been a fan of AMD and for a budget build I knew that was the route that I wanted to go. This build has far exceeded my expectations for what $1000 could buy.

Future Plans:

  • Add a CPU cooler for overclocking, looking at the Corsair H100i or similar
  • Possibly add another GPU and a better PSU

Games:

  • Battlefield 4 on Max setting at 50-60 FPS
  • Payday 2 Max settings 60 FPS
  • Fallout NV Max 60FPS
  • ArcheAge Max settings 45-50 FPS
  • 3D Mark score coming soon (when I can figure out my password)

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

with such a nice red case, i would suggest a cooler like this one, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/deepcool-cpu-cooler-captain240

i have the 360 version in my build and it works great!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that one in mind for sure, it looks quite nice. Thanks for the comment

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It's funny. The second two games you list that you want to max out at 1080p are easy. Payday 2 and FONV can be maxed out using at 60 fps using an R7 260x, then I saw Battlefield 4 and understood the 280x Vapor-X. Sweet build, though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I knew I wouldn't have much of a problem, but I wanted to future-proof it as much as possible within my budget. I look forward to hundreds of hours with Fallout 4 on this PC. Thanks for the comment.

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

He is just reporting FPS for the games he play. He is just reporting his observations. No need to be sarcastic at all.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I was thinking that those game FPS/settings combos was his goal when building this PC, not his actual performance. In hindsight though, knowing that now, he is definitely running v-sync in all of these titles.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Would suggest paying an extra $30 to get an AMD FX-8350 Octa-Core to get 4.0GHz.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

He can overclock this processor easily past that with just some investment in a cooler that will match his build

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Or, he can do exactly what @cilvre said and overclock. Then, he will have an 8-core (which by the way is a misnomer..) FX-8320 at 4.0 or more GHz. That $30 can go towards a good AIO, which would in turn allow for better chances of successful overclocks (kinda), and still keep the build price (which I feel is a bit high for a "budget" build) $30 lower.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! How does the AMD stock cpu cooler perform, and is the fx-8320 enough for rendering?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't tried any major rendering yet with it. I'm very impressed with the stock cooler. The temps stay pretty consistently low even when gaming. I haven't really put too much stress on it yet though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Like that red case. Nice build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome !!!! All Red looks fantastic.

I am also going to building a 8320 + 280x build.

Do you know how it handles Shadow of Mordor ?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No clue, from other reviews it looks to be able to handle it fine on Ultra at 1080p resolution though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Very close to my budget build minus a monitor.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend that SSD? How have you liked it?

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

I really wanted the msi 280x but then that price was had to pass up for the Vapor X one. In hindsight I should have paid the extra money just to match the color scheme though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

i have the same issue, but sapphire offers the better coolers and better prices for sales lol

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I felt the same way with their great warranty, but the temps and fan levels always kinda bothered me about my xfx 6870

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Same i would of gone for the powercolour or msi and defo go with a liquid cooler

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