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When I built this, I wanted to be able to get the maximum amount of performance for under $800. I made two major mistakes: One, i picked a bad case. The Thermaltake V3 AMD edition is an awesome looking case, but it is made cheaply, has only one fan included, and has no room behind the mobo for cable management. Aside from that, 4GB VRAM on a GTX 960 is overkill for sure, and my system will most likely never need it. The MSI 970 gaming mobo is incredible for the price. It has good quality and a very nice BIOS menu that comes with all the gaming series mobos. Windows 7 boots in about 10 seconds from the Kingston SSD. The 2133 RAM is not supported by the FX-6300, but i am planning on upgrading at some point, and at the time, it was the same price as the 1866. The CM Hyper 212 EVO is great. The EVGA 500W power supply has been completely acceptable for my usage, my only complaint being that it isn't modular. The TP-Link has been working great as well.

Overall, find a different case and use a 2GB card, and this build might be just right for you.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

you should give a little bit time at your cable management and it would look 1000X cooler!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I did some, but the Thermaltake V3 actually doesn't have room behind the motherboard for cables, so I had to do what I could. I ended up shoving most of the cables behind the 3.5" bays. Also, since this is my first voyage into PC building, I'm still a bit of a noob at cable management.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build a lot, its very similar to mine. Im glad i didn't see that case earlier or i may have got that instead, i went with a NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case, you might like it :) Im also pretty pleased with the MSI GTX 960 i got as i was looking at the 4G version and just went with the 2G one

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad you didn't get the case, it looks beast but it is honestly a piece of crap. You basically fixed the mistakes I had in your build, good job.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

If i buy the fx-6300 and i use this mobo, i need to upgrade the bios?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope! The FX-6300 is perfectly compatible without a BIOS update.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

ok ty