Description

This is my fist shot at building/using a PC and Windows. I have been an avid console gamer for over 10 years and can not ignore the breadth of games represented exclusively on PC.

I went for an AMD build because from what I saw online, in the millions of hours spent researching before I actually bit the bullet and placed the order, there is not a noticeable difference in the budget CPU's from AMD and Intel. It seems like the big difference comes in higher core counts and different threat types.

The only thing i knew i could not skimp on ( even though I kind of did) was the GPU. I found that Asus is regaurded for their customer service and has made mostly great products in this generation.

My Motherboard is also rather cheap and not branded as a "GAMING EDITION". I went with the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 strictly because it was compatible, cheap, and had superior on-board audio.

SSD Obviously. though I am looking into the Samsung NVME SSDs but have not looked into the adapters and if they would have an effect on performance.

NXZT s340 with Razer **** all over it. I love the case and LOVE matte finishes, so it was a no brainier. and I found the perfect thing to cover up that god-awful logo, a sticker from the Company Ghostly ( http://ghostly.com/). Ghostly is a company that produces music I love, commissions art I love, and their logo is a ghost from Pac-man..which I love. The clean design of the case matched with the bold logo made for a look that I do not mind having on my desk.

The rest is all as basic ( if not more basic) and the build was a breeze. Let me know if you have and Questions or want to be buds on one of the aforementioned gaming platforms!

Cheers from NY!

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

V300 SSD is not that good; you can get faster ones for the same money. Rather nice build otherwise, I like it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I went with the same ones we use in the office because they have lasted so long. but I will 100% keep it in mind for when I upgrade to entirely solid state!

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem, and good luck!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Intricate use of the bracket for prevent that sag. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHA! I was going to write it in the description but I didn't want someone to try it and ruin something somehow.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, whatever works :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Same CPU as you mate. AMD rocks!! Great rig, nice and clean. You can push your CPU to a nice OC 4.6Ghz. This case in white would be better. Some photos were bad uploaded You should be proud of this project! May the force be with U :-)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice neat o' build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I was planning on getting this case with the same mobo as well and was wondering how hard it was to get it into the case. Since a lot of people were saying getting an atx mobo into this case wasnt the easiest thing.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! i am so sorry that the did not send me an email saying i got a message but i can tell you it was easy as pie.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Its running buttery smooth thus far. And the new Tomb Raider came with the GPU and it stays in at least the 40's as far as FPS goes on max settings.

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