Description

Prices are what I paid for each item following sales. Mostly of which was purchased through NewEgg. Anything "purchased" was carried over from my previous computer.

I have played video games ever since I could remember from the original NES to playing the first Tribes game on the PC. After awhile I mainly fell into playing consoles only when the PS2 came out leaving the PC for only mediocre games and web browsing. After playing on the [X]360 for a few years with my neighbro, he offered his first build to me and I have been gaming on it ever since. Only being able to play games at low to medium quality and having sold my Xbox to buy games on one of Steam's Seasonal Sales I knew it was time to upgrade to a new computer that could handle anything I threw at it.

I decided to go with AMD because I wanted high quality parts and didn't want to be ripped off on my first build. The 850 Pro makes start up and program loading super quick! I went with a medium GPU from XFX because I wanted a decent backup card since I plan on purchasing the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 when XFX releases a liquid cooled version of it. Reason for me going with XFX cards only is because they offer a lifetime warranty with all of their cards. Over wattage power supply for any upgrading in the future. Everything put together in a very cool looking Rosewill Throne Case.

Edit: I was going to buy my brother an XFX R9 380 for Christmas for about $200 but after researching it a bit I found out that it was only about a 4% better card than the 280 I had originally put in this computer. So I matched the money I was gunna spend on him and upgraded my card to the 390X and sent him my 280.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

wow 145 bucks for the amd proccessor? damn thats a steel! gonna have to go get it now lol.

1+ for awesome build and awesome title lol.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I bought it on a NewEgg sale. It was comboed with the motherboard.. I dont think they are still on sale anymore :(

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

ALL ALL ALL FULL on GTA V you cant do it with the 3GB Vga. 3gb is mine too...and it exceed the 3gb vram. anyway this is a great build. love it :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didnt realize there was advanced settings in that game till a while after I wrote this.. Still looks great though!! Cant wait for for the 390X to come out!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems installing the radiator and two fans above the mobo? I am about to start a very similar build and have heard there are some issues. Would love to hear how you got it to work!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did. The only problem I ran into was that the push fan on the radiator (blowing up) took up too much room for the power plug for the Sabertooth 990FX to plug in with the clip to secure it intact. I simply cut it off and have never had a problem with it coming unplugged.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Also note that I am using the stock fans as pull and the JetFlos at push.