Description

Loved Putting This thing together for my first ever build. Got some of these Parts from my dad, but not alot. I would definetly recommend this build if you are a budget gamer and are looking for pure performance per dollar.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good Startout processor. Best performance for the money. If you can however spend a little bit more, the FX-8350 has more performance to ensure no bottlenecking.

CPU Cooler

It was a great liquid cooler, I got good temps with it at a relatively low price. This cooler takes a bit of time to install for those who havent installed one before. However, It dies about a year into use. Thankfully Cooler master has a generous 2 year warranty and am expecting a new one shipped in soon.

Thermal Compound

Very good thermal paste, I would reccomend this instead of the stock paste that comes with the processor.

Motherboard

Strong Motherboard with good BIOS setup, Love that it has the ability for sli and crossfire at a decent price, but i havent seen too much overclocking with it. Then again, I might have just gotten a bad batch for a cpu.

Memory

Fast Ram, does its job well. I might of gone overkill with the ram. You should only need 16gb for a mid range gaming pc.

Memory

Fast Ram, does its job well. I might of gone overkill with the ram. You should only need 16gb for a mid range gaming pc.

Storage

Love the ssd, i got it for free as a gift. Boots up Windows in under 8 seconds consistently. Strong read and write speeds.

Storage

Also a gift, I wouldn't reccomend buying this as it is an older piece of technology; but it has lasted a long time without any issues.

Storage

Fast HDD, with a good price/gb. If you have a lot of games however, you might want to buy a 3TB hard drive from Seagate, they have a nice cheap one at 80$ with good performance.

Video Card

This MSI R9 280 may be sold out now, but trust me when I say it packs some serious power. I run most games at 60fps ultra with some shadows turned down (Thanks FX-6300 :( ) It has great overclocking capabilities and I pushed it with about a 15% overclock.

Case

now this NZXT Phantom is a BIG Case. It needs a large desk to accommodate It. It has amazing airflow however, and allows for E-ATX motherboards. One copmlaint however I have is that it doesn't have 8 expansion slots in case someone wanted to have 4 way SLI or Crossfire.

Power Supply

I was skeptical in buying a Power supply made by someone otehr than Corsair or another big name company, however this Supply is great. I love the blue led fan that complements the build.

Optical Drive

It does Its job of reading and writing. Nuff Said.

Operating System

It is hard to get used to 8.1 after coming off windows 7 but it is packed with many features. You should get Windows 10 Pro however.

Wireless Network Adapter

Got this from my dad, It gives me no problems usually. I would recommend buying a newer one that supports AC if you have an AC router.

Keyboard

Also skeptical about buying a wireless keyboard due to latency issues, but i have found none whatsoever with the wave keyboard and mouse. I do wish it was backlit though.

Keyboard

Love the blue leds in this, and it came at an affordable price. It came with the mouse for 40$, and it is a nice wired membrane keyboard. Mechanicals are better for gaming, but they are too expensive for me.

Mouse

The dpi adjustment is really nice, and you can macro all of the buttons which is a nice touch. Great bargain deal.

Headphones

These are pretty old, but dont let that fool you. These are great stereo headsets with great audio for an Xbox 360 and a PC. If you have the money however, I would recommend a Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma..

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is a pile of crap, replace it.

If you have the money however, I would recommend a Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma..

No, Razer is awful pal.

You should only need 16gb for a mid range gaming pc.

No, you barely need 8GB.

The only CPU worth getting from AMD is the 6300 tbh.

ASV is awful too.

Good build though.