Description

So far everything has been running perfectly!! I got all my parts from microcenter in Cambridge for a great price. I'm running LoL/Diablo3/Starcraft2/WoW on ultra with perfect frame rates! No lag no nothing! The FX-6300 is by far the best budget processor out there. Comparable Intels will cost a bit more up too an extra $100. The MSI 970A motherboard was a bargain when I bought it along with the processor but it doesn't have the front mounted USB 3.0 port which didn't matter to me. The motherboard needed a bios update as well. Great RAM but had microcenter had the rip jaw x series in stock I would have grabbed that instead but the corsair vengeance is still perfectly good RAM. I couldn't be happier with the performance of the MSI Radeon R9 270X 2G TWIN FROZR. It's cooling is unmatched and for the price it's absolutely a great buy. The case is great for the price though I would have gone bigger with a higher budget. Now I wouldn't have had a 1000w power supply but I happen to have a great friend who donated that too me! If I was buying a power supply and wasn't given one 500w would have been plenty. At least I won't need a new power supply in my next build!!!

Pros -amazing performance -budget price (around 600) -upgrade potential -cooling of the processor and video card. No worries of overheating.

Cons -smaller case runs the motherboard a bit hot. (60c) I'll be buying 1 if not 2 more 120mm case fans though it isn't required. -a little noisy but I'm used to much less power! -no major cons

Overall 5/5 10/10 5 out of 5 stars!

*now I can't wait fur my next build!

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Nice build mate I basically just ordered these parts minus the PSU and may have to name it "Son of Black Ice"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great minds think alike!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

You will never have to worry about short-wattage if you upgrade/ crossfire GPU's ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The case had a $15 rebate and the motherboard a $10 rebate. Spending only $50 on a power supply would make this build closer too $500-$550!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

You need nowhere near 1000w for that computer. You need a lot of high end hardware for that amount of power. A 500w from corsair would run you around 40, the 430w is only 25 bucks.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

" Now I wouldn't have had a 1000w power supply but I happen to have a great friend who donated that too me! "

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

he "donated" that psu to him for $120.. makes sense..

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i friend of mine gave me that power supply! I wont need another ps for a long time! but youre right i dont need that much but rather too much than too little!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll need a new one if that supply burns up. CoolerMasters are notoriously unreliable. I would definitely splurge on a nicer Corsair with lower wattage.

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm pretty curious myself why OP chose this PSU.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

their friend gave them the psu. it's in the description.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, my bad. I overlooked this.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i did too. I really can't deal with those massive walls of text

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I can see this becoming a beast in 12 months time. A bigger case with better airflow, maybe some aftermarket cpu watercooler for chill temps and a couple of hidden noctua fans. Maybe another stick of RAM for dual channel and an SSD. 350$ more and you have a monster. Also, that 1000w psu was a gift?! You lucky *******!

Gratz, +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you mean, he has 2 sticks of ram.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry, totally didn't see it. my bad.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

my plan is to upgrade the case and maybe some other parts in a year or so =D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Looks nice!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! +1, only thing i would have done different is the motherboard, get yourself a hyper 212 cooler, and maybe if you can afford a ssd for the OS later on. The psu is overkill but then again at that price (FREE!!!) no complaining there lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

thats what i said!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i know...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 nice build. Perhaps an after- market CPU cooler and an SSD would help in the future.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for AMD and that PSU

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for amd cpu, its great seeing some awesome builds, btw, whats the cable management like on the back of the build?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build. Take out that price for your PSU to give a more accurate description.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is great and all just you need only 430W's for the power supply, not 1000W

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't need a 1000w power supply you could have got a 500w one and spend the money on a better graphics card

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The power supply was a gift from a friend! =D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Man you dont need 1000w power supply and you can take kingston hyperx its more cheaper ram

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I was gifted the power supply but youre right its overkill.