So I sold my 27 inch Retina Imac to gather all the parts that I used for this build It was honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made. Ive grown up in a mac os eco system. Ive always just had an imac and a macbook pro.
But I decided, from my love of playing games. ( having pretty much all current gen consoles ) I wanted to really experience what the fuss is about 100+ fps and PC MASTER RACE.
So came this system that I BUILT! have to say that its such a great feeling to put something together that works like a charm.
AND DAMN, I tried to play destiny (capped at 30fps on ps4) after playing first person shooters on this system and oh my, I was getting all types of anxiety playing on 30fps.
This is my first ever build, gave me descent knowledge in overclocking, hardware parts, software, windows os, troubleshooting for my many future builds.
Massive notes towards the parts below.
Sapphire 390x tri nitro. I was absolutely blown away by this graphics card. I overclocked it to 1150 stable. And it ran absolutely everything smoothly. 90+fps on any game on ultra settings.
AMD 8350fx. as much as everyone has a go at AMD cpu's I was working on very large Photoshop files and some 1080p video rending and it handled it well. no dramas. ( And I'm quite picky with the processor. Im a creative designer and Ive always worked on the adobe suite on great intel CPU's on imacs and macbook pro's)
970 msi gaming motherboard. **** go for a 150+ $AUD I was putting in the usb3 from the front panel onto it and one of the pins snapped right off. I was certain that I placed it nice and slowly with no force.
Sadly. I have recently sold this system to someone that lives 10 hours away my location. he drove down to check it out and purchase the system. so massive shout out to him.
The main reason why i sold this system as much as i loved it and handled anything I threw it is because I ABSOLUTELY GOT WET IN THE RIGHT PARTS while i was building the system. I love building, and it felt so awesome! I want to consider this a new hobby and I wanted to fund my next system. ( I've already started to buy parts for the next build so keep a look out for project Chroma)
I love it but hate it at the same time. Its quite an expensive genre to be into. Especially here in Australia where all the parts are so godamn expensive.
Till next time folks.