Description

This is a PC that I bought most of the parts during Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The final part, the extra 8 GB stick of ram I bought just came in, and sadly was DOA so I have a replacement coming in.

I use this PC for everything from gaming to FL Studio to Sony Vegas and to general web browsing and Word. It does everything I need it to and that's all I can really say.

Actually, I must say that I got that 390 for an absolute steal. The guy I bought it from never used it and just wanted to get rid of it ASAP.

Part Reviews

CPU

It's a CPU that works for me. If you don't mind dabbling in a bit of overclocking, I see no reason to get the higher-end chips since this one easily overclocks to 8370 levels for $80 less.

CPU Cooler

Really nice cooler for the price. AMD optimised so no backplate to deal with. If you are going with an Intel CPU, get the 212 because this one is a bit of a pain for Intel sockets.

Motherboard

It's a board that has everything that I need and more. It also has Crossfire support which I don't need but someone may want to do that. Just be prepared to be extremely annoyed at the USB 3 header which is all the way on the other side.

Storage

What else can I say other than what others already said? It's a great SSD with quite a bit of storage for the price.

Storage

It works and it's reliable. This drive is currently 5 and a half years old right now and I haven't noticed a thing.

Video Card

This card is definitely OP for my use and monitor(1440x900, 75 Hz.). I mainly just play TF2 and the occasional AAA game and this card can max out everything I can throw at it . Ran BF1 maxed out at 105 FPS

Case

It's a great case for a great price and honestly, I expected less for what I paid for. There are just a few complaints I have for it-

Fan controller only supports 3 pin fans. There is only around 5 cm of space behind the motherboard tray, so you have to put on your A game with cable management. For a "silent" case, the fans sure are loud.

Power Supply

Have noticed some coil whine from it, but it has lasted me almost 4 years of use. If you are looking to buy one new, buy the gray label one. That one has much better components in it.

Optical Drive

It works

Sound Card

I really don't need one of these, but I will say that it makes my ATH-M40X's sound a bit better and add more bass to them.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

This is one of those builds that looks like it would serve its purpose very well and shows some creativity but gets overlooked because it doesn't come with a price tag in the thousands. Great build! That's some pretty crisp cabling too. How's it doing now that you've had it running for a couple of months?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It's running like a charm, but the CPU is definitely showing its age in newer games. Thanks ffor the comment!.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm running the 8350 in my build. I don't really play many newer titles but I have yet to see any age showing in mine, and I don't OC. What games has it slowed down on?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Mainly Watch Dogs 2. My buddy's pc with an i5 6500 and r9 390 gets about 75 fps with the same settings as me (mostly maxed out, 1080p) while I get 40. Still playable, just not ideal. I hope to upgrade to a Zen chip though.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. I guess my rig isn't as future-ready as I'd thought, haha. But then I AM running a 750TI for my gpu, so I haven't been expecting to max out any games

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my 390 for a great price aswell awhile back

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty decent for the price +1

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