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First Build! 8-Core AMD FX-8350, ASUS 990FX, XFX R9 Series, 16GB RAM, 256GB 850 Pro SSD, 9TB Storage, + + +

by Genuine_G


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Date Published

May 1, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.2 GHz


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.

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ankousmachine 2 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

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.

Genuine_G submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

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

DiakonFrost 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

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 :)

Genuine_G submitter 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

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!!

Bazuka 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

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!

Genuine_G submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

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.

Genuine_G submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

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

Blackie_Sheen 1 Build -5 points 47 months ago

AMD cpus are not good for gaming even for budget gaming. With how much you spent, you should of gotten a I5. Before I get attacked for being a hater. Do your reaserch. Visit tech related forums and ask if amd cpus are good for gaming.

Another thing I'd like to ask is why only a buy a 280 for such an expensive build and since a 290x is really not expensive nowadays costing about 300$

MrBeastshaw 15 Builds 3 points 47 months ago

I only agree with a portion of your comment and that is the allocation of funds. Granted OP could have done better but that is neither here nor there. Your argument about AMD cpu's being "not good for gaming" is completely false. Sure Intel cpu's will outperform in games that are not optimized for multicore but the difference is negligible in games that are. I have built with many AMD and Intel cpu's and can say that there is a place for both. If I was on a tight budget, AMD would be my first choice depending on the games I played.

confuzledandlost 40 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

I second this statement... Having also done multiple builds with both AMD and Intel components I can say that there most definitely is a market/purpose in gaming for both of their chips, CPU's and GPU's alike.

Also, a bit of advice Blackie_Sheen, visiting "tech related forums" and asking "if amd cpus are good for gaming" does not constitute actual research...

Genuine_G submitter 2 Builds 3 points 47 months ago

I did do my research. I wanted more cores for multitasking. Plan on doing many things at once like gaming on highest quality while streaming and running multiple things at once you need more cores. I believe Intel's 8-core 3.5ghz cpu is over $1000.. Also If you read my little description I stated that I bought the 280 as a backup card because when the R9 390X comes out in a liquid cooled version by XFX (Lifetime Warrenty) I will be picking it up as my primary gpu.

Zeoheart 2 points 47 months ago

You are correct about the 8 core i7, but it is also hyperthreaded so it behaves as a 16 core. The comparable i7 in this case is the 4790k or similar, because it's hyperthreaded count is 8.

Genuine_G submitter 2 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

I dont know much about hyperthreading but 4790k is still more than twice as much than the FX-8350!! ... I dont think I could ever use 16 cores.. lol!

Zeoheart 3 points 47 months ago

You are definitely right! The 4790k is one pricey chip! It does have a better IPC rate though, meaning it does more calculations in the same cycle. However, you may or may not notice that, so for you saving that cash is a better idea and the AMD should be just fine.

Genuine_G submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Well I have maxed out quite a few games and have not run into any issues! I think AMD was a perfect buy for this build. Thank you for your input all the same!