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I've always been told AMD runs hotter, AMD sucks, whatever anyone that does this as a hobby has heard all of it from both sides, Intel and AMD..I honestly don't have tons of money to throw at a computer build so it took me 4 months to buy each part at a time to build this thing, and man let me tell you, it's the best machine I've ever owned by far!!!! One thing I've always wondered is people say AMD runs hot, well I see their Intel chips pushing 70-80c all the time and my chip has never seen 50, and trust me this is at all cores running 100%. I'm neither an AMD fanboy, or an Intel fanboy but I like my info to be accurate and for all of you out there that don't have 600 bucks to get a new x99 Intel cpu, these FX chips (Even tho outdated and old some would say, fair point) still do the job for me, and I haven't OC'd either, don't see the point.
Cpu- Bought this awhile back from newegg, but it came with bent pins, so after sending in pics of my unboxing they replaced it and gave me a $30 credit I used on the mobo.
Mobo- This was my hardest decision of this build, because everyone opts for the 990fx boards, but after doing some research I saw this MSI and bought it...It had been out 2 days, but I think for what it is I didn't feel it was that much of a risk.
GPU-Bought this awhile back had to replace a 7850 2GB that was starting to artifact..Been happy with this card, but I was going to sli 2 of these, but the new 970 is on my radar...
Case- Just like the gpu I bought this 2 days after it's release. Thank you Linus, it was your review that prompted me to get the case...Only complaint is that the rubber grommets aren't as great as one would think, but Linus has issue with the side panel, mine has been great.
PSU- Ok so this purchase took me forever to decide..I almost bought several other brands, but check this out..Corsair warranties these refurbs for 5 years...Yea, and the price was 89 bucks..You can't beat that..Also this Corsair is built by Seasonic, which for me was huge in what psu I bought...(Do not buy the Corsair cx750m..I bought mine, the coil whine was obsurd..I returned it the next day)
Thanks to everyone who comments..This is my first post on this site, so be gentle LOL P.S. I'm loving MSI's new direction with the gaming line, am I alone in this?