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Disclaimer: This computer is old and was made because I got the parts for very cheap.*

Here is my justification for parts:

AMD FX-8350 8-Core Processor This was a hard choice, deciding between Intel and AMD. I decided to go with AMD for now because there were a lot better reviews of this processor compared to others. This processor is equivalent to a mid-high end Intel i5.

Corsair H55 CFM Liquid Cooler This CPU cooler is nice and powerful. It keeps my CPU very cool, I was surprised that my idle temperature was about 16 degrees Celsius.

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste This is some of the best thermal paste on the market, no doubt about it.

MSI 970 Gaming ATX Motherboard I think this motherboard is great. The color theme was red and black, and this was just perfect for my case.

G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-2133 RAM RAM was cheap and powerful. I recommend it because of the low latency, and you can EASILY change the clocking speed.

A-Data SP600 128GB SSD This SSD is horrible, this thing can not read or write at the same time. It's nice and fast at first, but I installed Steam, and it crashed my computer because the SSD could not keep up. I plan to upgrade the next time I update this build.

OCZ Trion 100 480GB SSD This is by far the best hard drive I have ever had. I have never had a problem with it. Nice, fast, smooth, powerful.

MSI Geforce GTX 750 ti I got a lot more out of this graphics card than I expected. I easily got up to 1,200 FPS in Minecraft, and when I Overclocked it I got up to 1,600 FPS. I get about 400 FPS in CS:GO, and other games.

Corsair SPEC-01 Red ATX Mid Tower Case Everyone who wrote a review for this case was right, the cable management is extremely tight.

Corsair 430W Power Supply DO NOT BUY THIS! I bought this PSU and it almost ruined my hard ware. It blew one of my fuses and power went out in my room. I will update my build with the one that I am now using super soon.

So far this build is amazing, and I recommend all the parts I used. Leave any comments and suggestions below ;).

Part Reviews

CPU

This is one of AMD's best FX Processors. It's powerful and cheap, and it;s equivalent to a mid-high end Intel i5. This processor was very easy to overclock. It's fast and stable.

CPU Cooler

This is a decent Liquid CPU Cooler, for it's price. I recommend upgrading later to get better performance from your CPU. Stock fan is a little loud.

Thermal Compound

Some of the best Thermal Paste on the market. I love it.

Motherboard

Great motherboard. It has an epic click bios, OC Genie 4 and other epic features from MSI. I love it!

Memory

This RAM is epic. The low latency (9 latency!) is great for speed! I love it!

Storage

Good SSD - does it's job of booting the computer.

Storage

This SSD is epic! Nice, powerful, smooth, and slick design. I would recommend buying this if you are an avid gamer or someone whom likes to multitask.

Video Card

Great graphics card - does what I need it to.

Case

Cable management is tight, but it's a great case!

Power Supply

DO NOT BUY THIS. I was screwed over by Amazing. I plugged this in, it blew my fuse. Amazon refused to return this PSU. I don't recommend getting something from the M series, like this one.

Optical Drive

This is a SATA II Device... I popped a Blu-Ray movie in it, and it was VERY loud and did not a detect a disk...

It's a little tricky to make it work properly, but it's cool for $15. It only really makes noise when writing to the disk, first inserting the disk and starting to spin fast, and then it quiets down.

My fans are louder... lol.

Operating System

I got this for a variety of reasons...

The biggest reason I needed the Pro version is because I own a company, with multiple servers...

We have a domain server that I need to be able to access on my personal PC. With this version of Windows, I am.

I love the layout now that it is a lot less buggy.

Case Fan

This is a decent fan, but I also recommend upgrading this. The LED's are very weak, and it's loud sometimes.

Keyboard

I use this to sit back in bed with and pull up Netflix, or for presentations. It has a built in laser, which is cool too. It is backlit, and has a great distance for a wireless keyboard.

Keyboard

I use this to sit back in bed with and pull up Netflix, or do some moderate typing in bed. No other use for this keyboard, but the track pad is smooth and responsive. Love it!

Keyboard

This keyboard is pretty sick. It's partially mechanical, you can feel and hear it. This keyboard has some pretty sick backlit keys and it's just beautiful..

It's very responsive, so is the mouse.

Mouse

This mouse is INSANE. The DPI is 16400!! It's perfect for gaming, and I got it for only $27! Wow!

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build but why the 750?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It was in my budget.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

how much was it?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It was originally $140, but I had a discount code and just got it for $105.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I like that CPU myself, nice build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried using the same case but i had a WD caviar Blue 1tb and the power cables and sata cables will prevent the windowed side panel to close all the way but partially, just going to warn you if you plan on using mechanical

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no problems with it. In fact, I even installed an LED Strip in there. Very nice looking.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry mate, but that aint mechanical.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any framerates to report on some more system intensive games?

Just curious to see how this build holds up against some stronger titles than CSGO as far as frames.

Great build! Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I play GTA V with it on mid-ultra settings. I get around 90 FPS.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I'm looking forward to building a very similar rig myself.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep in mind, this graphics card comes with Overclocking software. It clocks super high, and it's nice. I get 90 FPS in GTA V WITHOUT Overclocking.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the structure of your build. It looks strong for the price. I'm planning to buy the same 750 GPU myself, since getting anything better right before the Pascals are supposed to come out seems like a waste.

Speaking of, did you really benchmark that high in GTA V? Either you won the silicon lottery or that card is a sleeper agent, LOL!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank's. This build is completely irrelevant to the one I have now. I am always fluctuating computers.

To be honest, I have never seen a GTX 750 ti preform so well. Yes, the scores are legitimate. I wish my pictures were better, I don't OWN any decent cameras though.