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Hi ! This is my first computer that I build all by myself. This is a very powerful machine with extraordinary overclocking capacities. I use this machine a lot for gaming (specially simulator and triple A game). It was budget oriented, except for the SSD (very overpriced). All worked well in this build. I overclock my cpu at 4.5 GHz without any stability problem ( run a 24 hours stress test via Prime95 ) And it is the same thing for the GPU, very stable build. I also use this machine for mixing and producing music (Virtual DJ8 and FL studio).

CPU: The FX-8350 was the choice of mine. With those eight core I was able to achieve a lot of task. The only complain of this processor is the temperature. Damn that thing can be hot some time. But with my water cooler, that story was far from me now.

Cooler: I picked it up at best buy, not the best choice I make. The pump is not so quiet and have a high pitch sound that is very annoying some time. But it does is job well I can said. I replaced one of the fans because it was loud and faulty.

Motherboard: I would have like to go with a 990FX chipset but because of my budget, I went with a 970 board. I don't regret at all this choice. Because it can overclock, it have a lot of feature and have a dual UEFI bios. It have a decent audio, except for the front audio, that thing sucks and have a lot of noise happening and I test it with different front audio.

SSD: That piece of technology is awesome, but not for the price because a samsung 850 EVO performs the same with 150 $ less than this ssd. I think that the AMD branding is the cause of this. But it boot fast, 20 second boot after the post boot.

HDD: A value oriented HDD with 1TB of mass storageƩ

GPU: That XFX R9 390 is kicking some ***. It can overclock without problem at all. 8 GB of GDDR5 is a lot of memory, but for the future it is PERFECT, that is called ready for the future Card !!!. It plays all my game without a problem. Only Arma 3 is lagging in multiplayer but that's it. It plays Metal Gear Solid 5 at 60 fps maxed out ! What a awesome piece of tech. Also it have a nice back plate. I'm happy with this GPU.

Case: It is very big,. thats why I choose it. Plenty of room for the future, have a problem to fit a 200 mm fans because of my radiator, but I managed to fit it. I like the look of it also.

Power supply: Evga make some very good power supply. 650 Watts was a bit too much but I will be able to upgrade my computer in the future.

Thank you for watching this build and comments are welcome :)

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. If needed I'm sure you could get a few more Mhz out of that 8350. I was able to get 4.4 Ghz stable with air cooling.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I will takes notes about it

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

4+1 phase mobo and OC'ing an 8350? How are those VRMs holding up?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course I don't know the temps, but they keep up :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

There are a lot of nice parts for the price range here. I really like the R9 390 at this price point for a build. It's good value for the money. Nice build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

the price is also higher on those ssd's as they arent producing them much anymore, so its inflating due to rarity, the same thing happened with the radeon branded memory.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not fond of the power supply at all, and as mentioned the SSD was so overpriced. I would return the SSD and get a cheaper one that can perform even better. I would have done more research on the power supply, and would even change it next time you get some money to upgrade something. Of course, you have to expect both criticism and compliments when posting on pcpartpicker, so that's what I am critical about.

Otherwise, nice build! R9 390 will give you plenty of power for nice gaming detail. Looking sharp! ;)

And note: EVGA doesn't make power supplies, they sell power supplies

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good, I didn't know that

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1! Awesome build man, how's the 390 treating you? I plan on buying one soon for myself :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The r9 390 is a beast ... As you can see in the photos , I overclock it pretty good. It always keep all game above 45-60 fps at ultra in 1080p. Go witu this beats , you will not regret it

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, im looking forward to build same system (8350 + 390) , what us your experience with this build?

What fps you get in csgo?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I don't game at csgo... But with triple a games likes metal gear solid 5, gta 5 etc. Max out (without msaa) i get 50-60 fps at any situation (even epic explosion) so i wouldn't be surprised if you have 100 fps at csgo:)... So far i LIKE IT . Its a beast on a budget. Thaks for seeing my build :)

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally agree, if he spent $350 on that he got ripped off when the Samsung 850 Pro is less than half the price.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right about this. I was fool by the branding, but it still a SSD, better than HDD

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for reply. Your god damn right , you must overclock this for giving it it max potential :)