Description

First of all I just wanna say thanks to those who go on the forums and help out newbies like me pick parts on this website. I honestly never thought picking parts for a pc could be so fun and easy. Figured I owed it to show the finished product.

I was a little wary with my cpu/gpu combo but they run very smooth together, even though I have yet to really push them.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Very good looking, well functioning mobo for the price

Memory

It's ram. Not too pricey, also not ugly.

Video Card

Love it so far. Haven't overclocked but i'm not too worried. Runs very quiet and temps have been great.

Case

Amazing tower. My friend who helped me put my build together said it was one of the best cases he's ever worked out of. Cable management is off the chain.

Power Supply

A little overkill with my build but it works great.

Case Fan

I was originally afraid I did not have enough fans but these are sufficient so far. Red LEDs are awesome.

Monitor

Good monitor. Does not come with HDMI cord fyi (I know a lot don't)

Keyboard

Good cheap keyboard/mouse that doesn't look like garbage. Keyboard is a bit loud for my liking, but the mouse is surprisingly nice.

Speakers

Good sub speakers. Got em at Best Buy on sale. Speaker controller is pretty convenient.

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD is still a viable choice for gamers and professionals alike. I have used and still used FX series cpus as VMware and Hyper-V Hosts for several years now. Its multithreading capabilities in these scenarios is fantastic especially within the price bracket they are in. When people say AMD is terrible, it is generally ignorance and misunderstanding on what is the purpose and intention of the CPU. Real PC gamers can appreciate what both AMD and Intel bring to the table and not necessarily label one as a "terrible" as it is because of both these companies that new innovations can emerge and we as gamers can benefit (e.g. potential of Zen vs. Broadwell).

But Good choices and very clean looks. Enjoy your build #ascension #pcmasterrace.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't call a AM3+ or FM2+ CPU a good choice for a gaming CPU. The whole FM2+ lineup is out done by Pentium G4400 for less. The FX 6300 is murdered by the i3 6100 for only a few dollars more. The i3 6100 and the FX 8350 trade blows and a i5 6400 out performs the FX 9590 and from there upwards it only gets worse for AMD.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not saying it performs on a equivalent level when it comes to IPC. I am just saying they are sufficient for most purposes. I personally run a Xeon in my rig but I do like the FX in my some of my servers, and cheap guest gaming pc. Would I suggest a AMD pc for gaming if your budget is capable of a intel build absolutely not. What I am saying is when its between a console and AMD based system with a sufficient GPU I would choose the AMD based system. I do agree with you on how the AMD models are consistently beaten by intel even by their budget counterparts and I am hoping AMD's Zen will bring some sorely needed competition back to the pc market. Good points though

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

that psu is so overkill. You shouldve spent a 100 dollars less on it and put that money toward a better cpu like skylake.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a nice build, though as you say psu is defo overkill. That is a very good overclocking motherboard, since you have an fx cpu you might as well push it as far as you can with your air cooler if you see any cpu based lag in whatever software/games you're running, plenty of good overclocking guides on line. This is where price to performance tells with AMD cpus.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel's PTP is far better than anything from AMD a 6600k can be on sale for less than a 5350 or lower and destroys it in every category.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I just build my own PC too. Both of us got a PSU that is overkill for what we have built. Show us what the inside looks like too, please. :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasted your money when Intel exists and beats anything from AMD for the same price. You're bottlenecking the GPU hard

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel fanboy much?

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