Description

Twas the night before an average Tuesday when i went to log onto my Sony laptop when it committed suicide right there on my lap. Needless to say it turned on and didn't have an Operating system anymore. After that i talked to a few gamer friends and was convinced buying a new PC was a waste of time and building one was so much better so i did.

CPU: Originally i was going to get the AMD FX-6300 6 core for 119.99, i saw the FX-8320 on sale for 10 dollars more and decided why the hell not? also i went with AMD because its half the price of Intel :D

Motherboard: At the time of purchase it was the best choice for budget and plan.

RAM: I was going to get G. Skill Sniper series ram but when I was going to buy it it had jumped from 50.00 to 73.00... that was not going to fly with the budget. I saw the Vulcan ram for 50.00 and again said why the hell not.

HDD: It was an Old one from my dads website server that was not being used anymore. that being free it was obviously the best choice for the budget.

Case: I saw it and loved it... i said i had to have it and now i do. not much else to say.

Optical Drive: It was the cheapest thing able to install my windows.

Power Supply: Saw some good reviews on it and know its a trusted company, also the corsair 500 watt i was looking at jumped 20.00 in price. This was the best 500 watt to go with the budget.

Graphics Card: At the time of the motherboard purchase i planned on going with a 7870 hence the crossfire capability... weeks after that i found more about the NVidia software and saw it to be better than the AMD software. Also i love the gaming look.

More Pictures and Benchmarks to come!

Tomb Raider Max Settings Min 39 fps Max 61 fps Avg 52 fps

Skyrim Max Settings Min 57 fps Max 62 fps Average 60 fps

Payday2 Max Settings Never drops under 135

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 4 points

Ya you're not supposed to put an 8xxx series part into that motherboard. You will eventually burn that motherboard using that processor. It's not a maybe, its a definitely. You can not put that power hungry of a chip on that cheap of a board. The power delivery is just not capable. You can run the 6300 on it, but no 8xxx series parts. Part of getting the 8 core parts, is getting a quality motherboard, and that one is no where near what I'd recommend. I'd either get a new motherboard, or get the fx-6300.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Eventually I am going to upgrade the motherboard... quite soon actually. Thank you, i had no idea that this was the case for cpu.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya a lot of the AM3+ boards really need a disclaimer on them regarding the 8xxx parts. I saw a guy trying to use a old 880 chipset motherboard with a 8350. Your really not supposed to use them with anything less than a 970 chipset board, and lots of those require you to first flash the bios. I'd recommend these two boards: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20 I personally have the Gigabyte board with a 8350 although the ASUS may be slightly better

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Id get a gaming edition motherboard from MSI that's equivalent to the gigabyte one from the link... that's just my preference.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd really get the ASUS, MSI's AMD stuff is not very good. There Intel stuff is great, but the AMD stuff is iffy.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Their gaming line is good...

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure how I feel about your choice in GPU... The build is great overall but for a little bit more you could have gotten a GTX 760 or for a little bit less you could have gotten a R9 270(X)which with mantle exceed the performance of the GTX 660 in future titles via 20-45+% boost in FPS pefromance especially since Mantle speaks the GCN Architecture down to the core. As well the new GTX 8xx GPUs are right around the corner & AMD's R9 3xx lineup releasing in Q1 2015 theres alot to look up to for the new Next-Gneeration cards. Also just noticing your Motherboard, I don't think you have the right watts to power a AMD 8xxx CPU as I believe the G43 is a 95watt. Rather I believe the G46 offers a 125w for the 8xxx which should be 8-core ready overall

Might want ot be cuastiously optimistic about your build right now...

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Also with that being said about the GPU thing I'm not sure what games you plan to play with your machine so it's just personal preference I guess :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice part choice. Looks pretty good, too. I have the same CPU and PSU, and they are both awesome. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone with a 990x chipset, that's what the FX series were made for. Other than that, great build!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

500W is on the low side if you want to overclock a fx-83xx. A minimum should be around 600W. Nice build though.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You should add the rest of the computer. lol =P Do you already have a monitor and keyboard/mouse, etc?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

i just have it on my Samsung smart TV for now... crappy wireless keyboard and a Logitech m510 which i really like.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If your on a budget for the motherboard I hear the asus m5a970 performs well with 8 cores. From reading reviews and what not, it's the only 970 chipset mobo i would recommend. It's basically a 990fx with less crossfire capabilities.