Description

This is my first build. I intend to use if for everyday normal guy stuff (torrenting, music, youtube, games). I was using a dell laptop previously. The overpriced piece of crap "xps" fell apart. I had this built at the local memory express (they price match which is dope). I ended up paying about $1050. The prices here are fairly accurate.

I honestly didnt know jack about what parts/brands to go for. I did a good amount of research. I figured asus/corsair seemed pretty qual. I went with the amd fx8350 because it seemed like a good deal. 4.0 GHz octa core for $189. And I didn't think I needed the hyper threading capabilities of the I7. I also read pretty good things about the asus sabertooth. It sounded like a pretty quality board that runs cool. Plus it has a cool name, looks badass. Originally bought the Corsair cx750W psu. It was loud and sounded like ***. plus it wasn't modular and I am a neat freak and hated the extra wires. So I said **** it and with the ax series.

The video card is a piece of crap I know. It is temporary. I am kind of waiting for prices to get better on high end cards. Plus I am busy playing gears judgement on the box. I intend on getting either a 7970 ghz edition or a gtx 680 4gb oc. Suggestions on this please!

prices are accurate except for ram = $49, case = $105, psu = $149, gpu = $39.

Have not oc'd yet because I am a noob and should probably get a better cpu cooler first. Again suggestions please!

Would like to know what you would have done differently and what I could have saved money on.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, nice build overall. I just have a few things to say 1. don't tell us that its for **** 2. could've gotten a cheaper processor and a cheaper mother board 3. not sure why you 5450 with an 8350 just my thoughts on it, but good job.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Why don't you reaaaaaaaaaaaaad the description and see he's using it temporarily to find a new graphics card.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure he edited it since i commented. Plus he could've gotten a 4350 for 20$.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Derp. Who knows.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I did edit it. Of course I use it for ****. After your comment I realized maybe I wont get the constructive criticism I am looking for.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

haha fair enough. And I bought the pos video card because it was cheap and for some reason none of the amd mobo's come with onboard video. Also I dont have the money right now for the gpu I would like to have. Which processor is cheaper? I really thought the 8350 was the best value?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

8320 is a few bucks less, but relatively does the same and will overclock as high as 8350

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

fair enough, I thought the extra $20 was worth it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Its okay. Both are good choices.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

PcPartpicker doesn't come with every motherboard and part. AMD does have the FM2 sockets that support the A# series which have integrated graphics

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, that would have been nice.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

That 5450 throws everything off-balance.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I can respect the fact your waiting to get the new video card. once you get it. should be a nice build

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I would went with cheaper motherboard UD3 by Gigabyte, cheaper RAM such as Corsair, cheaper case such as BitFenix Shinobi or even CM 692 and cheaper PSU, like Corsair CX600W, which is like 100 dollars less. Plus no operation system, since you said you are a torrent guy! And with that saved money I would went with GTX670 and after market CPU cooler!

But rather than that, nice one!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty good build, nice cable management since it's your first build ever im impressed, though u coud of gotten a cheaper PS 760W is overkill and a better GPU and processor, the motherboard is quite overkill as well. But future upgrading is what i think your going to do anyway. GJ

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems like some people really didn't read your description.

I think the 7970 GHz edition would be a great choice to pair your 8350 with. It's also a good idea to wait to buy a better cooler before you overclock at all. The EVO Hyper 212+ is a good $30 air cooler.

Once you put your GPU in there, mmm. Sexy *** build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

In regards to the gpu, there have been rumors that NVIDIA's 7** Series will be out by computex, so it might be a good idea to wait and see before buying a high end gpu now.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it looks nice, so great job on cable management!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

7970 GHz for sure. That or save up for a 7990 but that is triple slot so it's a bit annoying. Less power hungry though since you might need a better psu if you go multi gpu.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice so far. When you upgrade that graphics card, I'd go for the 7970 GHz edition over the 680. My personal favorite is the HIS IceQ x2 version.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h797qmc3g2m

It looks great, has very high quality components, cools very well, and is voltage unlocked for some great overclocking.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree. That one sounds like its the best build quality and has the most potential.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

For the cpu cooler, you might wanna take a look at these, Phanteks PH-TC14PE for $84.99, Noctua NH-D14 for $93.99 or Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for $29.99. They're quite long so try measuring the clearance at the case and compare it to the ones above. You could also buy an All-in-One water cooler like Corsair H100, H100i or H80 whichever you prefer. As for the video card, I would choose MSI GTX 680 Lightning 2GB (but I think its out of stock in newegg) personally because from what I read, it cools very well because of the Twin Frozr IV. And as for the 7970GHz, I would choose this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100351vxsr or another $150 for 6GB memory http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003516gvxsr . Hope I helped. And as the above said, I would have gotten an FX-8320. But nice build and cable management. I like it :D

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I am thinking its between that sapphire and the HIS.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Your choice bro, read reviews about it. Look for the one that's cheaper and cools better :) Hope I helped.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

you could get an HD7950 for $300 if you know where to look, and then you can get a good bundle of games for free with their Never Settle deal... or you could get a GTX660 Ti for about the same price and forgo the games, but get capabilities such as PhysX and CUDA.

if i were you, i'd get the HD7950. who doesn't like a good game bundle to go with their sweet high-end graphics card? :P

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the game bundle is really enticing.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

If the sound matters for you I would get a Vapor-X 7970 Ghz Edition card.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was thinking about going this route as well. But it's really hard not the spend the money now...

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