Description

Second build... This time a friend of mine needed a cheap build for a high end gaming pc...

And well, compared to my previous build... This had no problems with no installation of the components, and matched perfectly as it should...!!

I'm working on a youtube channel

www.youtube.com/user/magocojon

There I'm posting all the work of all my builds and a bunch off gaming stuff... So feel free to come over

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 11 points

On this budget I would've gone the AMD route as you get more for your money. Could've had a bit more solid of a rig for gaming by going with a 6300 for $109, western digital 1tb hdd for <$60 and pumped those savings into a 7950 GPU

  • 74 months ago
  • 10 points

"High end gaming PC" should never describe this. We all have our preferences, but when it comes to building a bang for buck gaming rig you have to throw them aside. This is badly unbalanced and that PSU scares me. I sincerely feel bad for your friend's $700.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not entirely sure what you were thinking when you planned this. I mean, you skimped out on both the PSU and the motherboard, and as a result, your friend has next to no upgrade path.

Sometimes you need to put your personal preferences aside for the greater good. Your friend trusted your judgement and you gave him this. I agree with RyneSmith in that an AMD-based build would've given much better gaming performance for an equal or lesser price.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks for telling me... Also what I was trying to do is to keep it as it is with no upgrades... (Which was a request from him...) In the end I thought this would be the best way, which now I can see it wasn't!

But still thanks for the comments for they will help me in any future

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

i am really confused with the almost 100$ optical drive is it blue ray?

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't put your personal preference on things when it isn't your machine. For a "high end gaming machine" I don't think you did your friend a service at all. You overspent on the CPU and provided no upgrade path and went too cheap on the GPU.

I would plan a bit more before using money that isn't your own.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a terrible build...no wonder all the dislikes... As others said, AMD route would have gotten you much better for your money. I feel bad for your friend's $700.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Unsure of that PSU... I believe it's a tier 4 unit not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.

Should only use 75% of the labeled wattage. (Of which this system uses less so that's good.)

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

List in tier 4 shows extreme but this is an extreme2 unit. Still, I'd probably have personally stayed away from it.

Only seeing 1 stick of RAM in the pics?

That's one expensive dvd writer.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know my ModXStream is a tier two!

  • 74 months ago
  • -2 points

Good to hear from that! Wasn't really sure of that... I prefer modular PSU, tho I went for what I considered was the best Cooler Master PSU for that build...!

Still will keep an eye on it... And the DVD writer was way cheaper than what is shown cause I got it with the set...

And yeah... I tend to test firstly 1 channeled builds before adding the rest

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Could've done this and saved $100, plus a bit more power.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel really bad for your friend... $700 on this? Skimped on the PSU (which should never be done in a gaming build). Skimped on the motherboard (no upgrade path) and very unbalanced CPU-GPU. An FX 6300 and a 7870/7950 would destroy this in gaming. The words "High end gaming" shouldn't be in the same sentence as this build... next time seek advice on some forums before building.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

All i have to say is.. just learn from your mistakes.. as the others on here i see where you could have used money more efficiently. 10/10 for trying to help your friend, 3/10 for the actual build. I am interested to see what other builds you have worked on.. just for a comparison.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

It's cool but you got the cpu/ratio off. Other then that great build

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks!

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