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I'm 17 and i decided to build this PC because i couldn't play Forza horizon 3 on my old gtx 750 ti and because i wanted to upgrade in 1440p for the future. I also needed a heater for winter ;)

CPU : I already had the CPU in my old system and I just decided to keep it because I was on a tight budget (800$ CAD). I'll definitely change for Zen if it's decent or i'll go for an intel i5. The CPU cooler does it's job. Keeps my fx-8350 overclocked at 4.4Ghz at around 60° C on AIDA 64 stress test.

Motherboard : Looked really nice, was decently cheap, nothing more to say it works.

Memory : I got those 2 sticks of 8gb 2133Mhz for cheaper than i would have paid for the 1600 or the 1866. They are actualy clocked at 1866 in my PC but they were 20 $ cheaper than the 1600 so i just picked them up. They are real nice looking too.

SSD : Bought it from my dad. He wanted a 500 gb so he bought a mushkin eco3 480gb for 134.99$ and he sold me this one for 35.00$. Ireally jsut wanted it for the fast booting of windows.

HDD : I already had this one in my old PC. I'm not sure if it's a barracuda. i'ts got two partitions of 500gb so I really don't know.

GPU : This one was a steal. Got it for 359.99$ and the base price was 500.00$. I bought it on the first day of newegg's black friday deals. Runs at 75° C which is great since winter is coming and I live in Canada. Runs everything I trow at it in 1080P and i'm waiting for christmas to buy a 1440p monitor. I know some people say this card has some coil whine but personaly mine has none. I downvolted it 48mv just cause I was a little short on wattage.

Case : This one was another steal i paid 29.99$ and the base price was 79.99$. I bought it the same day I bought my GPU. The only con is that it has not front dust filter.

PSU : I bought the power supply before everything else so thats the only reason i got the 650W variant. On power I feel like i'm really cutting the edge, but hey I got the GPU for really cheap can't argue with that.

Fans : Near silent, I needed three and the one in my dad's pc broke like 2 days before I bought these.

Overall I'm really happy with this build, everything worked, and now i can brag to my friends that have ****** PCs until they remind me the price it cost.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Furious. HBM madness. ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Every time I see someone with this R9 Fury, they will get an instant +1. It's an amazing GPU, I own one to that I got for cheap as well. It's an amazing deal, and goes to show how well AMD optimizes their GPUs for the long term.

Love your system! +1!

EDIT: You did put in the wrong Fury listing technically, you put in the Tri-X. The correct listing is the Nitro.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/M2mxFT/sapphire-video-card-112470340g

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks I updated it and yeah the r9 fury is a beast. I've not tried forza yet but i'm sure it'll run more than fine on ultra.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I like how we've been seeing more AMD builds lately. R9 Fury, too.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Because winter is coming ;-) People need the heat

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Another wonderful AMD build. I don't get why most steer clear of amd

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

well nvidia has also had bad drivers (i'm not an amd fanboy), and intel cpus have had heat problems in the past (i'm looking at you, 3.8 ghz pentium 4 on lga 775), and both companies have had their fair share of shoddy parts and buisness practices (intel HAS cleaned up better than AMD as far as i know though).

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

The single core performance is far too low and that fact that their new cpu's are coming out very soon. There's really nothing that makes it a smart investment. I have nothing against AMD though don't get me wrong, I'm really excited for their zen reveal this month.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Well thought rig, all at the right prices. I loved the cougar fans I'm sure you'll be please with their noise level or the lack of it. Black Friday brought huge discounts on Bitfenix cases I almost bought some "just in case" at 30$ each (I'm Canadian too). But in the end I skipped, I have too many cases (old) to repurposed already.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Mustard and ketchup, feelsbadman

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I see we have the same ssd take my +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No need for a bonfire this winter just grab your amd system hehe ;)

Great build ;) +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

ikr i'll just put my feet on my PC when they get cold

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe ;)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I do the same thing with my fx-8320 (stock cooler) and my GTX - 1050ti xD

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build. +1 for sure. Also nice planning/shopping for parts man.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

With a 650W PSU, you're probably not hurting for watts even at stock (or higher) voltage. But from what I've read, an undervolt isn't a terrible thing, as lot of Fury chips seem to be pretty happy that way. Not overclocked, though; looks like AMD took that arch/node as far as they could.

As a personal aside, it's been such a struggle to keep myself from buying that Fury over the last few weeks. But the ol' 380 still holds its own at 1080, and 1440+ probably isn't in the cards for awhile if ever. Better VSR capability would be nice, though.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build. I have a 8350 currently too and was thinking the exact same thing. Wait and hope on Zen to bring it or upgrade to new skylake i5. Really want Zen to do be all its been hyped up to be. Hey from the pictures it looks like that shroud on the intake is really blocking the fans though, can you remove it? I think I would if I were you HDD rack as well

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

nothing can be removed unfortunatly but hey the case cost 30 bucks i don't mind

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

things can always be removed... _^

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

650 watts is more than enough for a Fury and an 8350, even overclocked.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

holy mother of TDP's.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

R9 Fury -

Upgrade and 1440p ready. Heater for winter. This person has a plan. Nice OC.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I notice you use DIMM slot 2+4. Manual says 1+2 to start but like you I have a cooler interference issue with DIMM slot 1. Did you have any issues with the RAM in 2+4? I will start the swap to this MB as soon as my SSD is delivered.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem at all

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your fans placed? I have the same case and have four fans to put into it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

sad the fact u had to buy a ssd that is your dad's ssd and the fact he did not want it (smh)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You definitely need a better PSU - something like Seasonic M12II 850 EVO. I have the Cooler Master G650M and it's average at best.

Nice work overall.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Super good! Honestly i wish manufacturers would change the oclor of those ketchup and mustard cables. They are so frustrating. But nice build! +1

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

a lot, does everything i ask it. I only wish the cpu was better