Well after many years of playing games and streaming on my Alienware system it was time to look at replacing it. The final straw was after trying to play the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare and getting owned at running a slow 30 FPS, and lagging horribly, even with all settings at the lowest they would go. I did weeks of research ad decided to go all AMD and was very pleased with the results. The build went very smoothly and luckily I didn't have any issues with any of the components, booted up first time and continues to run awesome with PSO and DOCP enabled on the motherboard. Playing Call of Duty Modern warfare now is a totally diffident and amazing experience. I can play it with everything at its max setting with everything turn on and am getting 250 - 270 FPS, what a major improvement. I have built a few computers in the past but had never build one that I wanted to run great look good as well, that took a little more thought and planning. I am very pleased at how it turned and and very happy with the performance it puts out.
Popular CPU at the moment and I can see why, this thing is awesome... Eight cores, sixteen threads, overclockable, 1440p gaming at a decent price. Handles every game I can throw at it right now at the highest settings and performs amazingly.
One of my biggest decisions was the Motherboard, I went back and forth for about a week trying to decide on the right one to choose. I have used ASUS in the past and always had good luck with them so in the end i decided to go that way. So far I am very pleased with the board, it looks really good and has been performing well with all the benchmarks. Really like the ease of the BIOS, easy to navigate and update.
Great performance and one of the best looking RGB ram.
Super fast storage, boots up in less than 30 seconds.
Really like this case.. had nice room to add all the components and really like all the cable management features it has.
I know this was probably an over kill here , was actually looking at going for a 650 watt but what the hell for an extra 15 bucks why not.
Fans were easy to install and have good software to control the colors and patterns..