This is my first build ever, and it came about with one of my great friends giving me a deal on some of his old parts, the 8350, mobo, WLAN card, and ram for $85. Not bad, huh? :D
Choices on parts are pretty simple, I bought what I could afford that wasn't complete junk, kinda funny though cause I ordered a 500gb ES.2 drive, and was shipped a 750gb 7200rpm server drive with 32 megs of cache, heh
Thoughts on the case though; cable management is an absolute pain, I didn't even want to post the build at first because of the poor management, but I cleaned it up and decided it was a good time to take pictures! :D disclaimer on the pictures, I literally took them on my 5s, edited them on it, then edited them on my desktop a second time. So I did what I could with that, sorry guys :P
Also feel free to give me your thoughts on maybe purchasing another RX 460 for crossfire, may not be necessary at the moment but I feel like its not a bad idea considering the power:performance ratio of the card, and what about maybe a mild overclock without overvolting too much on the hyper 212?
moar footnotes -CSGO is on ultra -League of Legends is on Ultra, 300-400 fps average (couldn't get a screenshot :c) -Heaven Bench is on High preset with no tessellation on DX11, 23.6 fps is a split second drop due to starting the bench -Rainbow Six: Siege on ultra, and high presets - Battlefield One plays beautifully at med-high settings, 60-80 fps at 75hz 70 degree FOV -benchmarks were done at 1440x900p 75hz
update as of a couple days after posting, i learned that my friend hit the silicone lottery and the chip was overvolted at 1.39v out of the box lol, this is awesome but the problem is that rainbow six siege was putting the system at around 68c after a few hours of gaming, which is no bueno. So i undervolted and underclocked the cpu to 3816 mhz and about 1.212v at max load, putting it at 33c after 10 minutes under the AMD overdrive stability test after 10 minutes. In lighter single core programs, however, a couple of the cores will be able to turbo to 4.2ghz and provide great single core performance still without needing to throttle under the voltage limit.