Description

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.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I like looking at what others use for their components. Whatever works for you. A full glass of tea huh? Bet you were crossing your fingers after cleaning it out and a restart. I was debating on maxing out my memory to 32GB because you can get such good deals right now (even though I don't need it). Hey, the slots are there and it won't really hurt the computer, right? I used the same processor too. Nice processor and can handle most stuff I throw at it...but...maybe I'll try for an Intel next go around.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I am definitively going to go Intel next time because of the inferior performance in games, the fx-8350 is good but the i5 4690k does out perform it at a slightly higher price.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of tea?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

unsweetened thankfully. lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You way overspent on the RAM imo, that dominator stuff is great, but there are options that cost half as much or less at 32 GB. Other than that looks great! Have you tried to get more of an PC out of that sweet cooler?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the ram at around 30% off price at the time so i spent id say a reasonable amount on it I probably wouldn't have bought that much but i couldn't resist the price.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhhh, didn't know bout that! Makes all the difference. Hope that ram treats you well!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The keyboard you have, how has it been holding up. People have been saying its keys get stuck.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

it has been working good for about 8 months nothing has gone wrong yet.