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Overall not a bleeding edge assortment of parts, but an overwhelming great price to performance build.

FX 8350 is an amazing deal, again I know its older, but it games and does everything I ask my i7 does just as well. And actually runs cooler than my i7 (4770k) due to beter thermal transfer. I actually won this chip at a V-LAN so the cost was just right... See below..

H100i This pulled this off my i7 when I started my custom loop on that build, had not been overwhelmingly impressed with the performance until I slapped it on my FX chip. After gaming for 3 to 4 hours, max temp I have seen is 46.

Gigabyte 990 FXA UD3 Great motherboard, mine is a Rev. 3, which is less desirable then a Rev. 4 but got mine sealed new in box for a great price and unknow what revision it was. I gambled and ended up with a 3, so far no issues at all, updated bios, and runs like a champ.

GSkill Sniper Ram, GSkill is a great company that makes great ram, and the sniper series is no diffrent. This 2133mhz 8gb kit is awesome, very fast, XMP profile found all the settings with no issues.

Seagate is my favorite HDD brand, so i picked up a 600 SSD from them and runs great, very fast on par with my Smasung EVO. Why they no longer make thatm I have no idea but too bad I really like mine. 2tb HDD for games and what-not.

XFX R9 290, now this was no surprise of performance, its a beast, no issues running Ultra settings on BF4 at good frame rates at my (yes yes i know OLD) 1920 x 1200 monitor, but allow it to "optimize" the settings it drops a few settings to high while leaving most to ultra and got a bit of a frame boost.

This case, wow it is a pleasure to do a quick super sanitary build in with little to no real effort. As a builder who takes serious pride about the computers that I put my hands in to, its almost unfair that its so easy to build clean with little to no effort. The HDD sleds have passthrough SATA and power so you dont need to run any extra cables in to the clean side.

PSU EVGA NEX 750G, I ended up with a couple of these, older multiple rail style but run just perfect for me no issues at all.

Cougar Fans I would put these up against any Corsair AF/SP fans, not quite as quiet as Noctuas but move plenty of air.

All in all, dollar for dollar, I challenge you to find a better gaming or all around power house for less money.

White panel LEDs, added 3 of these to light up the insides as I love to look at them, found these on ebay for 12 of these panels for about 20 bucks shipped. Added a DVI to D-Sub adapter for scale.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

What a steal on those parts. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I have a couple guys who just shop sales and rebates who in turn sell to me at great prices.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for team red

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice man.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Why thank you completely random person looking at my build for the first time, ever. :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That gorgeous case...

+1, great selection of parts.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent work Mr. Kelley!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the comment! Thank you!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing job for the price.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I based this whole build off of the free 8350, when you are not in a rush and can wait for sales you cab snag the great deals. Thanks for the comment!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

In the last picture, is that your monitor? =3

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are LED lights in his case, lolz. He doesn't say his monitors.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Super sanitary build. I like the b&w theme going on here, very nice. +1

And it's an all-Team Red build, like that too. +1

Great rig to enjoy your holidays and beyond with; Merry Xmas!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Greatly appreciated! Same to you!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, you did your homework! very well done.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Great rig. Of course your price doesn't include the CPU so it looks cheaper than it is. Great build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the thing dude. He says in 1st paragraph he got the CPU free.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, I get that. I assume most people like to use this site to see what they can get for their money. If someone looked at this built then at the price tag, it would be a deceiving mix, that's all. To me it seems adding the price of the CPU into the mix would build a better picture for the community rather than knowing what he specifically paid for the system. Good call, though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those Cougar fans? I'm thinking about getting them.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

They admittedly are not as quiet as others but they are not overwhelmingly loud either, they go on sale pretty regularly so find them cheap and buy them up. You will not be disappointed.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one for the Red Team. Quote: " All in all, dollar for dollar, I challenge you to find a better gaming or all around power house for less money." Ummm... that won't be easy, unless I add an R9 to my build called =NonosTrophy=... but that ain't happening any time soon, just finished =Banevader=. Now it's time to start saving for some GPU upgrades. See you in the Gardens or Graveyards. Nice build player +1!

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