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-This was a my first straight up build and not upgrade -The past computers I've had have been upgraded to their max -I needed a new one -Goal was $500 -That got thrown out the window -Decided to build a computer to meet my all my needs -This is the end results of that -My needs were a good looking PC, that kept cool and quiet, could run most games at over 40 fps, run most high end program without hassle, be fast, and to give a accomplished build feeling. -It met all those needs without spending over $1000

Questions? Comments? Feel free to express them below Thanks for everyone that gave me suggestions on Tom's Hardware -Finalruner

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 11 points

Not a bad build. I have a few criticisms though. First, why spend the money on that case? I know that it is a damn good case be you could have gotten something of equal quality for cheaper. Maybe you could have gotten a Mid tower like a Cooler Master HAF 912. Second, why get another 8GB of RAM? Unless you are doing productivity stuff, I can understand but other than that, why bother getting another set? Third, why get a 750 Ti when you could have saved money in other areas to get something like a R9 270X or GTX 660 or even a GTX 760? Another question is why get the MSi 750 Ti when the EVGA 750 Ti SC is at the same price, has a higher clock speed, allows for G-Sync, and is much smaller?

Just curious.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Could't put my thoughts any better.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

For the case I needed a case that would be able to last for the next couple years, be very good quality, standout, and more importantly be fully functionable. By this I mean easily big enough to hold mostly anything I would ever need in a computer, since I will be constanly upgrading and changing this computer around til the next big thing comes out. Before you start critisizing me on this you should be aware I don't believe smaller is better in every situation. In this situation I believe bigger was better because of better airflow, more expandability, I had the space for it, and I like to start out with a good base and then upgrade from there. I have 16gb of ram since. I had the funds avaible for it and although 8gb is good enough for some 16gb made sure I wouldn't have to worry about it later on. For the 750ti it's new and I wanted to give it a run for it's money. No advertising intended, but the card itself is pretty powerful for it's price and wattage. Also I choose the Msi version because I personnaly am fond if it's design with the Twin Frozer cooling soulion and the software that comes along with Msi gpu's. Simply I wanted to stick with a company I knew well, looked good, and had good software. Size didn't matter due to the phantom and wouldn't really utilize G-Sync due to not having that functionality in my monitor. Again to recap my build is made to be upgraded, so I started with medium-high tier items and I intend work up from there.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

If you rlly wanted to make this computer easily upgradable in the future, you should at least get a could quality motherboard and at least a board that can overclock so that when you get new cpu's you can still use the cpu to its potential so you won't have any problems with it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Although I would stick to a brand, the 750Ti does not need anything more than the stock cooler. Ever. It's a super-low wattage card, and will rarely hit 50C (if that). Throwing on a cooler like the Twin Frozr is simply overkill, like water cooling a Celeron.

G-sync is over-rated anyways. :D

Edit: Wow... 100 bucks per pair of RAM. Should have shopped around, could have easily saved 15-25 bucks per pair.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't argue with the $180 for the ram, overpriced on my end and ram was something I didn't want to compromise on so I stuck with the HyperX since I've used it in past builds.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

says you paid over 200 on my end, but can't argue with dependable parts.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Well said but the ram at the time was $70 per pair so in spent basically $140 for good ram.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The phantom is a good case,but I would recomend the fractal arc midi r2. Its super well built and its dieing to be upgraded.it has removable drive cages like the phantom for only 100. Even the 400r is similiar in qaulity.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time when I was shopping for cases I immediately found the phantom and I fell for it, however now I do see there could've been better decisions on this build I could've made. No regrets anyways

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

$850 and only a 6300?!?! Could have done a lot better for the price... You won't be using even 8gb of ram for awhile as we'll, I have 20gb and I rarely use over 4gb...

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

630* and could've saved some money here and there but in the long run it doesn't matter since I'll be upgrading eventually for something that case deserves.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay build!! Could have done a lot better for that price! One thing that troubles me is that you keep saying this build will be upgraded very frequently. If that's the point, why not get 8GB ram for now, and if needed upgrade to 16GB as the price drops. It is more important to get a better CPU and GPU to start with rather than upgrading them since upgrading those (in short term) makes no sense to me!! Just remember this next time

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

And also I feel like there was a lack of enough research done!! Since this is a budget build, you have to make sure you get most from what you pay for!!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a biggie mistake,on my first build. I spent 1200$, but i bought a antec 300.(worst cable managment in history)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

When I started this build I had an crappy Antec case I had to spare, but immediately decided to get a better case as I saw how bad it was. It was an Antec GX500 if your wondering. Don't get me wrong it's a good case, but just not for me for this build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Well some mistakes were made on this build however to explain the 16gb of ram. I had some money leftover and I upgraded to it now than later. The cpu and gpu I got is good enough for now. Just keep in mind this is my first full build so cut me some slack.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

well just make sure when (if) your making a 2nd build, research about where to invest in terms of pc parts to get the most!!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the most bang for your buck I see

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Y U GEHT 170$ CASE.

To be honest, that's a very poor choice for a 800$ budget.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I had extra money left over and i wanted a nice case and if you're gonna reply at least respond maturely

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

My apologies. But why though? Check out some nice cases from Corsair. That is 170$ better towards a better graphics card, which is what matters the most.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

It is true that money could have gone towards a better gpu and that this case is a little overkill for this build, however at this point it is a little too late for that. At first I was going to go for a corsair case, however once I saw the Phantom it was one of those got to have moments.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't define it as "overkill" because it's just a case. But okay. I hope it suits your needs because that's all that matters here.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally define it as overkill since now that I have it. I have realized it's huge. I don't regret my choice of case, however if I had to do it all over again would picked the Graphite 760T or the H440 and used the money I saved for something else.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You bought a unlocked CPU lets see you OC it. Should be able to get from 4.0 to 4.5 with no problems. Also make sure you unpark you cores in windows OS.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no interest in overclocking at the moment. 1. Purely because I have no experience in it, and two I don't want to risk damaging my parts right now.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I have taken your advice and OC my cpu right now I have it steady at 4.3 at 40 degrees.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Congradulations.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

good build do you know if i could play skyrim with a few mods with this gpu? would it or a r9 270 be better? are they the same? help would be appreciated!

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

You could definitely play skrim with the 750ti here's some example gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9e2wTplALA It averages around 40 fps on ultra normally, so my recommendation if you want to play with mods is to lower it to high or medium. Also, I highly recommend this gpu if you want a good bang for your buck, however the r9 270 does out perform it. There are some of trade-offs between the two such as Nvidia having better software in my opinion and less power usage, but for pure power go for the 270. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I've been trying to decide between the two you've helped out a lot! I think I'm going to go with the 270 just because I may want to crossfire sometime in the future though!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build my build is close to 700 with the same cpu and gpu hows the gaming performance i know its only what 150 bucks for the gtx 750 ti i know i could get a gtx 760 for a hundred bucks more but eh hows the performance with some of the newer games like watch dogs? anyways nice build and forget all the negativity there is always room for expansion and the fx 6300 shouldn't ever consume more than 4 cores for a while even tho watch dogs is made for a eight core i played it just fine on my other laptop with a gt 750 and a intel i7 4700mq and that is only 4 cores

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It performs pretty well on watch dogs. It is very well playable at around 40 to 50 fps. A 760 would've been more upgradable in the future since you can't sli the 750. I'm thinking of upgrading my mobo soon to an Asus Pro, since I kinda skimped out on my current one and to be honest I could've made a better build for $800, but design and the trend to the 760 kinda won me over.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

what graphic settings for watch dogs i'm thinking of building a build around the cpu and gtx 750 ti

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

When you buy an nvidia video card it is compatible with GeForce Experience. The program optimizes the game for you so you get the best experience for this system it set to Ultra which is the highest setting. So yeah this system can handle watch dogs easily

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey bro sorry i haven't replied i just now looked at the comments. I've finally built my first pc it was completed the first of november. I decided on a gtx 460 hawk edition so far it's a great card but i'm planning on upgrading to the gtx 970 4gb edition from evga after christmas. Heard lots of good things about that card and right after that. I'm going to upgrade the cpu to a i7 4700k

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build, dont care what anyone says....you can always upgrade when needed. Nice Job! :D

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!