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So this went pretty smooth for me. I had to build it in a rush so there aren't many pictures or benchmarks. All hardware seems to be working as it should, I haven't run any games yet. Only done some heavy multitasking and data manipulation. It's been very good at it.

This is my first time using AMD so I didn't know what to expect. I was hunting for offers for a few months so when MicroCenter was giving away the CPU for 100 bucks I jumped in. I think I did well, but I'm sure you guys will prove me wrong. Most of the shopping was done about a month ago, so keep that in mind when looking at prices.

Some of the parts that have a price of 0 come from another build that didn't go as planned. I ended up with some left over parts so I put them to good use here for a while until upgrade season arrives.

I wanted a energy efficient but rather capable machine to do some photo editing and to finally arrange all the mess that I have with my data. I have 5+ hard drives from several laptops and external storage from years of living out of a suitcase. So this is where it all comes together and hopefully things will get straightened out. I do maintain several backups outside of this PC, and for the future I wan't to build a NAS but gotta make some greens before... I also wanted the ability to consume media in 3D which this does pretty well.

Power consumption of the PC only (No monitor) tends to be around 100 Watts. I have seen it hit 250 under some heavy multitasking but you wouldn't even notice it.

It's really quiet, I have it inside of the closet, I turn it on from the keyboard so I don't really need to open the door at all. You can't even hear it.

I don't know what else to say, if you guys have questions do fire away.

Edit: Added idle power consumption pic....

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

430W is pretty low. If you want to game, which I assume based on your monitor, then you gotta upgrade the PSU and GPU ASAP. Great build otherwise. Prices are fantastic and the fx-8320 for $100 is a steal!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Let;s stop for a second and look at this build. I believe it will run games quite well but some things don't make sense. Only PC parts were about 900 dolars (Deleted the price of the monitor and peripheals)I paid a similair price for mine and it has a better GPU but a weaker CPU. I would've gone with a 6300 and 8 GB of ram maybe not have the SSD at first but have a beast GPU and get the rest of the parts later. Nice build nontheless! Have fun wih it!

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

It doesn't make sense to recommend a FX 6300 when he got the FX 8320 cheaper... He got the FX 8320 for only $100.

  • 71 months ago
  • -1 points

I know he already got it but in the futue I would look for a cheaper CPU and search for a better GPU. The build still packs a serious punch and should be quite powerful.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, and like I said before, I will change things up when upgrading season starts. I need to make some greens before then. I'm pleased with what I have here, it sure could be better but I don't need more than this

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

my birthday is today...... how do i change my name?? im 14 now :P

  • 71 months ago
  • -3 points

The title is racist

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't think so, I believe the name is chosen because he has a black case and the PC packs alot of power.

  • 71 months ago
  • -2 points

Kidding lol

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

So there are no mules in different color then?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Except red. No indian mules lololol

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I am swamped at the moment, in the future I would like to mess with the OC but that is a long term thing. I added a pic with the power consumption at idle.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The 750 ti is not a ****** gpu, performance to watts beats any other card on the market and it is excellent for the price. Granted it won't ever use the 144hz and I would have recommended him to wait for a gsync monitor so that Gpu can show off its performance.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Performance to watts may be great. And so is price to performance. but I'd get a better card, because for me High Settings is always nice.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It runs bf4 on ultra at something like 54 fps...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for sticking up for the actual thought process behind the GPU decision. Bang for Buck. The monitor does support 144, tried and tested. The thing is, I don't play games, and if I do, they are suuuuper old (Age of Empires, Super Nintendo games, Civ 3, Race 07, that kind of thing, they are not demanding at all). The Monitor was a compromise actually, I should have mentioned that in the description.