Description

This started as a computer I got from work, it had a few things I thought i could use to build an affordable system. Originally it came with the motherboard, CPU, RAM, Case and Disc Drive that are listed in the parts list. It also came with 2 500GB HHD's, a NVIDA Quadro 2000D and a 550W power supply. I added the SSD for my OS and two of my favorite gaming titles, upgraded to the 850W power supply and because I didn't have to spend much on the build got the MSI AMD R9 390 to really boost my gaming capabilities. The tower is nice but because of the size of the GPU I had to make some adjustments to the hard drive slot. I'm also worried about head dissipation in this tower, it only has 2 front fans on one exhaust fan. At this point i have only run the computer without the side panels on the case. 1/16/2017 updates. New Carbide 300C case. New Corsair 60H cpu cooler. New AMD FX-8350.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really good price for 4 core but you pay for it as far as performance is concerned.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the use of an old pc

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Remember that time we were going to pay for some hookers in the Philippines?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

70C under Load with 2 80mm fans!!!! You should have get a 6300 at least for that GPU.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

6300? No, not even an 8350 would be a smart choice.

I know from experience.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

i also know from mine, the 6300 can handle the 390 without overclock, my fps diference between the 6300 and my is was like 2, the test with the amd cpu was higher.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

woohoo! opteron inside nice sticker bundle on the front.

I like the reuse of your old computer into a gaming rig

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The bottleneck you have is sad

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

the case looks so cool with those stickers

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, i know its corny but fits my personality.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

4350 with an r9 380??? Does it bottleneck???

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it bottlenecks but I went for a primo GPU so when i have money to upgrade CPU everything scales. I thought about buying a lower end card but I knew I would want to upgrade in the future.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

that's a 390 and i guess there's a big bottleneck there. I didn't read the description but I hope it works where it's needed.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

ugh bottleneck?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not believe that this was a lian-li case at first... The stickers make it look like an off-brand case not going to lie.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not exactly sure it is a Lian-Li case I really tried to find the one that is pictured. I didnt have to buy it so i'm happy with an off-brand look.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

inb4 4350 bottleneck comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

so far a pretty good bulid. However I would strongly recommend cleaning the cables as much as you can. Most of the cables are just dangling there in the front and most likely is blocking airflow to the CPU cooler and other components. Also, I would strongly recommend getting an aftermarket cooler and OC-ing that CPU. at stock, the CPU and GPU are quite mismatched. I would imagine some pretty noticeable bottlenecks

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The bottlenecks are there but I'm pretty happy with performance. Until now I have been playing on my laptop with a GTX 670MX so there is a notable power increase. I have already cleaned up my cables I got this up right away for comments as soon as i had it running. When I have more money to spend on my computer I plan on taking the recommendation to buy a new CPU and at that time I want to install an aftermarket cooler.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand lowballing on the cpu to upgrade later but and 850 watt psu. Holy crap why??? This rig probably only draws 500 watts maximum I see no reason for this high of one. Still giving it an up it's though.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess that's why i put this build on here because i'm super new at building computers. And really i didn't build much of this one either just swapped some parts. Reading online i saw people talking about a 750W requirement for the MSI R9 390. So again I overshot seeing as the price wasn't that much different between a 750W and a 850W. I really do appreciate the constructive comments because i have to learn and i think this is the best way.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the screws for the GPU? Since its a reused case I was wondering if you bought more screws and what type :p

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

No s*** it's a speed demon. +1

lowers sunglasses

Is thAT BUILT IN SPEAKER I sEE¿

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it bumps.

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