This build is my first and Definitely not my last i hope to upgrade this year. Now into the build.
CPU- The AMD FX-8350 is an amazing processor. It runs desktop applications fast and easy, and it runs games with a lot of ease.
GPU- The Asus STRIX 960 4gb is a very decent budget card at $210, it runs games smoothly with minimal stutter and fps drop at stock speeds, this model comes factory overclocked but its overclock-able to 1400(semi-safely).
Motherboard- I love this motherboard its easy to use and setup and it has all of the ports you could basically ask for. It does not have built in WiFi but i wouldn't use it if it did(lol).
RAM- I didn't need this much RAM but at the time it was on sale and i decided to pick it up and it performs very well.
Case- The Fractal team did a good job with this case, It is easy to build in and has alot of space for cable management and a large Hdd rack.
PSU- The Corsair AX760i is a fully modular power supply and it was on sale when i was looking for parts and i decided to pick it up, it has worked fine and was very easy to use when building.
Troubles- This build is a real trooper i have had so many thing go wrong with it and it runs pretty much the same way it did when i first built it a year ago. Things that have gone wrong/things that have royally ****** up. First there was a problem with temps (that really isn't fixed yet but its better) the CPU would get to around 80 and the GPU would get to around 80 also and cause a lot of thermal throttling. My solution to this was to put in a new CPU cooler( the stock one was loud and not very useful) and fix the air-conditioner in the room the PC is in. then there was the tea crisis, a glass of tea( yes a full glass of tea) spilled into it(thank you my cat) and the CPU cooler flung it EVERYWHERE, so i gutted it and cleaned out as much as i could. Making sure nothing was damaged i put it back together and it booted and actually worked. I ran benchmarks after the accident and saw no hindrance to performance at all. And nothing has gone wrong since.
Performance- this build runs fine with stock speeds and a little better with overclocked(obviously) most of the time i do not run it overclocked because the performance boost is so small that it add a couple of frames. It has no problem running games like Metro: Last Light, GTAV, and Fallout 4 at 60+fps on high to ultra settings.
Univalley- FPS: 32.7 Score: 1367 Min FPS: 17.9 Max FPS: 60.7 System- Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200) 64bit CPU model: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor (4334MHz) x4 GPU model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 10.18.13.5906 (4095MB) x1 Settings- Render: Direct3D11 Mode: 1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen Preset- Extreme HD
OverAll- I like this PC and i enjoyed building it but i have to say that for the same money(even less actually, i5 4690k and evga superclocked 970) you could buy a pc that would out perform this one.
Also sorry for the crappy pic for the second photo the Iphone 5c doesnt have the best camera.