Description

So here's the story in a nutshell...

My friend built a computer, then I spent a whole semester of school doing research, asking people questions (ode to Toms Hardware, people there are great), talking to friends, bragging, and so on. Dreamed of overkill, dashed my budget in half, came to this build, which, from what I've hear of people, proves unimpeachable. Bought the stuff, got really nervous, went overly static protected and built my computer on hardwood desk stripped down to my boxers... building it was easier than building my first lego set...

Now for the whole story.

As would any first builder, they speak of starting out with some stellar parts, such as I thought my first budget was going to be $1500. I told this to my friends and they were all psyched and so was I... I was totally a noob to this just as my friends were. I was a total Intel fanboy. So i came to this lovely website to design my build. Started with an i7 5690k (I know, i know...) and a GTX 750. Now this is because I thought the CPU was more important for gaming... (boy was I wrong). After about a school week of bragging to my friends and ranting on how exquisite my computer will be (with a am3+ motherboard on the list LOL), I decided to move on to toms hardware to get some opinions on my build.

Got so many comments that made me feel soooo dumb...

Did some more research, watched Linus some more, and I soon came across AMD. Now I had never heard of AMD and when I first saw it I thought of it as old and ******, but I went on newegg so see their most popular product.

8 cores @ 4 GHz for 170$???!?!? No way, I thought. "I am going AMD, this is totally sick."

Next day at school I arrived to my friends and started talking about my build, and as I mentioned AMD, one of them started cracking up... I didn't care anyways.

SO when I got home I got the most expensive AMD processor I could find and added it to my build, and agin, with a GTX 750... Went Back to toms Hardware to get some forethought. Got the same thing but not as bad this time, I just got some corrections, some major some minor.

Messed around with my parts some more, came to the FX-8320. I thought it was a lot worse than the 8350, but then I saw some comments saying, "50$ more for 8350 when you can just OC the 8320?" This changed my mind immediately.

After that, I saw the coolest case in my life. This inspired me to put my mindset on cool looks.... So I tried my best to make everything Black and Blue. sent the build to my friends, they said it looks bad (because of AMD), build had an r9 270 and ignored them and started putting my money towards parts.

*This is the part where I spend a month learning a lot about computers, so from here on I am more on par with the rest"

The parts I wanted soon started going out of stock, back in, on sale, kept missing them... Until I came across a DIY PC combo on newegg. It was 679$ for all of these parts. I immediately though to just click add to cart and checkout, but what about the cool looks? what about all that blue LED Case fans? Should I really give up the looks for power?

Yes. I bought it, then I went to take a crap. As I sat on that ovular stink throne I thought to myself about how good my computer will be.

Next day, went to school, told my friends everything. Told them about the 8 cores and whatnot, and they changed their mind and started liking AMD. Made me very nervous, IDK why.

So for a week I sat there on Toms Hardware each night asking how hard it is to build, and kept thinking to myself about all the mistakes I could make... "what if I screw up the front headers? what if I bend a cpu pin? etc."

So the day finally came. I got all my parts sitting on my desk, ready for amalgamation. So I went to work.

Built it, was easy as pie, slipped on the OS, powered it on, head the beep, went crazy. Went to shower. Came back, ready for setup. Installed windows, played games, and I love it to this day.

Anyways, I hope you read that because it took my 34 minutes so yeah tell me If you like my Gaming build.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build and very balanced. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and my computer proved your comment true on first bootup :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, cable management could need some work but overall very nice. Hate that keyboard though :D +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeahhhh :/ one of the things I totally forgot to do was loop my CPU power behind the case... but it's whatever I don't care for looks too much

And yeha the keyboard is not the best but I was trying to get a good one on a tight budget for peripherals

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 i was worried reading your description that you were going to end up hating it! glad you like the amd chip!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and I love it!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your story haha. But you have a sick computer. A 8320 + 280x is a beast. Great job.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man and you're totally right, my computer scored around 2500 on valley benchmark 0_0 was not expecting that good!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

nice m8 +1 very balanced must be a beast

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man it's great.

Thanks for the feedback

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the story :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for taking the time to read ;)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 scrubby g

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

this is dum 8/8

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow my build has a lot of the same parts but im saving up for it still. This looks very clean and nice do you think you could tell me what kind of fps you get and on what settings? Im just wondering how mine will perform when I build it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i played BF4 on Ultra at around 40+ fps... Max was 102... It wll run everything fine trust me

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cool!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

good hardwork and nice compact setup you got .. praps! :D