Description

All parts new! (October 2016)

My friend, TJ, bought all parts from Newegg and Amazon.

He needed someone with experience to build his computer so I came through. This PC is mainly for mid range gaming.


CPU: FX-8300 3.3GHz

This is one of the best CPUs for the money that one can get. Great all-around processor for gaming and editing.

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

The 212 is the best cooler that you can get in the $30-$40 range. Although, the installation was pretty difficult.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Solid motherboard and has good features: USB 3.0 headers and I/O features. Although, the I/O shield feels flimsy. - From "Used AMD Build".

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB DDR3-1600

We were looking for a more white and black theme and I thought the HyperXs would look extremely clean.

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

A lot of storage for a lot of games. Will add an SSD soon.

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1060

It's pretty quiet under load with good temps, and it looks clean! Goes really well with the theme. Benchmarks below.

Case: NZXT S340

This is one of the easiest budget cases that I've worked with. Motherboard, fans, and PSU installation was a breeze. The magnetic dust filter for the front fans surprised me. Also, cable management was easy well... to manage. Would do another build with this case again.

Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze

Pretty solid PSU, but this was the only serious problem I came across. When I took the power supply out of its box there was some rattling like a loose piece was in there. I took out the fan's grill and managed to take out a little object which was char. I don't know, but that was really weird. Putting that aside everything looks great; the wires have a clean black look rather than the usual ketchup and mustard cables.


Benchmarks

Overwatch:

*Res: 16:9 1920x1080

*Settings: Ultra

*FPS: 120+

Shadow of Mordor

*Res: 16:9 1920x1080

*Settings: Ultra

*FPS: 90+

Rocket League

*Res: 16:9 1920x1080

*Settings: High

*FPS: 120+


Questions? Feel free to ask.

I will do more builds in the future. :)

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 5 points

Dang son! That's a nice build for not many $$$

(Also in b4 "U CANT USE A NVIDIA CARD W/ A AMD CPU!")

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! haha It was really fun to build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

I love this build. Great bang for the buck with every component. Awesome job!

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks!

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Fantastic build and price for the performance!

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Erm... Just wondering is this built for TJ Hunt by any chance and nice build!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no clue who that it is. lol It's for my friend nicknamed TJ.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok because TJ Hunt is a famous Youtuber who blogs cars so just wondering :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Daym, build looks great! If TJ wants to spice up that build, go with some sleeved white extensions and a custom gpu backplate. http://www.coldzero.eu/asus-gtx-1060-dual/2770-asus-gtx-1060-dual-layout-1-white-1.html

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll definitely recommend this!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

:)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me how much fps you get on cs go max settings.?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

On 1080p and max settings, about 120+.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How much do you think my PC will do? On cs go max setting 1080p? http://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZshV4C

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you from the US? Prices may vary.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with this. CS:GO should run 180 average.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! So much I was very worried.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the average fps for cs go? Btw nice build. I liked the white theme

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

On 1920x1080 and max settings, about 120+.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you put more pictures and did you need anu additional tools other then the ones that came with the pc case or cables with the power supply?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry! I skimmed past this comment. I just used a standard #2 Philips screwdriver and a small pair of scissors (my cable management sucks lol). We didn't need any fancy.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How will this build fair against BF1 I'm looking on building a PC and have around a 600$ budget. I have put together a few ideas on my profile could you check them out and tell me what you think!

Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely go with your first part list!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks for the input!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice built!!!,

I was gonna go with this setup i configured... 'https://pcpartpicker.com/list/p7kn8K ' but after looking at your built for $300 less..., i'm reconsidering. Any bits of advice? i just want a decent PC that can run GTAv and BF1... tnx

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I built the exact same build but with an EVGA 1060, most games that I play cant keep a steady 60fps. Did I do wrong in getting the EVGA card?

Skyrim 50-60 on ultra Saints Row IV 40-70 on Med to High Fallout NV 50-60 on ultra Payday 2 30-60 on High

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That's odd.. Have you updated your drivers?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, all of them are up to date. I overclocked my cpu to 4.3 and I still get the same results. My gpus base clock is 1607 and boost of 1835.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I do not know. I can only imagine it's your drivers. My friend handles open world games such as GTA V at a good 60 FPS at stock speed. Did you download the GPU's drivers straight from GeForce? How constant are the FPS drops?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

When I first installed everything and booted up the computer, windows automatically downloaded my gpus drivers. After 4 days I installed Geforce Experience and installed the game experience driver 375.95. No difference in performance was seen. The drops happened all the time when gaming, I cant keep a solid number or stay in a high range. I tried enabling v-sync on games but the drops keep happening, in some cases they drop to 30 then rise to 50-60. Not even with v-sync can I keep a solid 60 fps.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't know if this is the cause of this but the motherboards bios is out of date. I currently have the FC, the newest is FD.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same CPU and a msi gtx geforce 1060 gaming 3g. and kingston hyper x 8gb, and a SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze. Im just wondering what you get on fallout 4, gta v, witcher 2?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm working on the same concept of white build see what you think should almost look the same https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PVVgr7 nice build btw

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, this will look so much better! Everything looks awesome. The H7 is the icing on the cake. I'm doing another build with the M9i. :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the boot up times for this build? Just wondering because the build I'm going for is similar to yours and I am not going have an SSD yet due to the budget. Great build btw!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is focused on present day gaming. The GTX 1060 is actually cheaper than the RX 480, and they both perform nearly the same. I don't see a problem with the case's cooling, but I do feel like the top fan sitting so close with the CPU cooler's fan is questionable. lol Lowering the ram latency? I don't think there's a noticeable difference. Unless you can provide something?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 1060 actually excels on DX11 which is presently the mainstream on gaming. As for DX12, the RX 480 will be better, but again; the GTX 1060 was cheaper.

The 900D looks like a great case, but for that price no way. It's too big, overpriced, and it looked like Dmitry had too many problems for a case at that price. The case looks great for custom water cooling, but my friend isn't into that [yet]. What's wrong with the NZXT S340? It's a great budget case for what it offers.

As for the memory, I'd like to see benchmarks and noticeable differences.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

But the case in this build is from NZXT... If you're referring to my Used AMD build then I beg to differ.