Description

So I'm brand new to the PC gaming world, have been a console gamer forever. My younger cousin is really into computers and convinced me I need to try PC gaming. Needless to say I've fallen in love with it and decided to build my own mid range PC. With a lot of guidance I picked an MSI 970 gaming board with matching MSI R7 370 4GB GPU. Six core AMD processor. As for the case i wanted to stick with a green and black scheme as green is my favorite color, and the DIYPC case has tons of room everywhere including behind the motherboard tray which made cable management a breeze. The case also came with 7 fans (4 green LED, 3 green non LED) with fan controller so it stays rather cool under load, and the fans are relatively quiet even on high settings which is sweet.

Initially just bought the SSHD and while tearing down an old computer that i'd forgotten about, found the older 320GB HDD so i threw that in as well. The SSHD is a cool combination of old and new technology and allows me to have a 23 second start to desktop time which is slick.

As far as peripherals I bought a Razer mouse and mechanical keyboard which i really enjoy. Am looking at buying some GoGroove Basspulse green LED speaker/woofer to keep with the green theme.

Performance thus far has been great and am able to handle Far Cry 3 on high settings at about 60fps, which is freaking awesome. I only have 2 27 inch monitors but plan to buy another to make for a real immersive setup. Its got potential to be even better when i get confident enough to dabble with overclocking.

All in all it was a very fun build and was a great introduction to the world of PC gaming,

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

The PCMR welcomes you. I see no sins in the parts list. That FX-6300 though dated is the best CPU in its price point in terms of cost per performance. Do you plan on overclocking at all?

Expect flack for the CX PSU from PSU natzies, and for the FX-6300 from intel fanboys. However I don't have issue with either in a build like this. Good budget mate.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah I figure I'll dabble in overclocking once in a little more confident with that stuff. In hindsight I should have sprung for the fx-83 whatever. Maybe next time lol. So far it's a blast and I've been able to run battlefield 4 on high settings with decent fps. Thanks again for the feedback!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

In gaming you wont really see a difference between the FX63## and the FX83## or even the FX9###. The only performance gain you will see is due to their shear clock speeds, which you can match most of simply enough with overclocking. Most games are built for dual and quad core CPUs and any extra cores are not really used, so I would not sweat it too much. The FX83##/9### are really workstation CPUs as they kill multitasking which gaming does not really deal with unless you are also steaming your games. And you always have an upgrade path down the road when needed. :D

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh i see, I didn't know that. Well thanks muchly for the info, I can be confident that my CPU is more than adequate :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Like your red and black theme :D

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, Its really just the internals that are black and red, the main color scheme is green and black, like the case and the peripherals. I couldnt find any good looking green boards or RAM so I just went with the MSI brand. The board, GPU, and RAM all match though lol.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You'4 re welcome

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to the master race! +1 for the 6300

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah the 6300 was the most reasonably priced CPU for this build, and it's working splendidly. Next time I think I'll go with the 83-whatever, or go Intel

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see a fx-6300, usually overlooked but great price per performance...... but I still think it's a little overkill for your build.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's a great little CPU. I went with the old Mythbusters mentality of "If it's worth doing, it's worth over-doing" lol.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice on the price selection! 1300 bones AND you were able to get 2 monitors and all necessary peripherals! I don't know much about AMD's processors, but that looks like a good bang for buck. awesome job!

My Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/YswV3C

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah it all worked out pretty well TBH. From what I've heard and seen it seems that AMD chips are more value oriented and seem to a little better future proofed, with slightly less performance when compared to Intel. I'm thinking of going with an Intel build next time to get a feel for them both. I'm loving your build, that case is suuuuuper cool dude. We even the same RAM and CPU coolers lol. Thanks again!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, AMD will be your budget chip. In regards to future proofing, i would think that Intel would be the better choice, just because it is more powerful and durable than the AMD equivalents. Intel's cores are just too powerful. I'm glad that you're looking to make an Intel build. It'll make you a better builder by giving you more perspective on your options. Thanks for the comment on my build! I put a lot of time and research into it....3-4 months worth maybe. Everything i chose was extremely specific, because i was ensuring to prevent "bottlenecking". I bought the case because we use cans at work that this case resembles. Hence the "M548". The ram and cooler are just freakin awesome! No complaints and they look bad@$$!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, +1 for you ^__^

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point
May we have a final, finish picture of your build? I only see parts, boxes and a case at the moment. Otherwise, enjoy your new PC!
  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Oops sorry, meant to upload that. Will do so when I get home tomorrrow

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point
No worries! I am looking forward to some updated photos when you return to your home. Travel safely! :)
  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the delay, new pics are up. The cousin that helped me figure everything out bought the same case except red so there's a pic of our 2 computers side by side and one on each monitor playing BF4. Am loving the PCMR!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points
No worries there. It has clean cable management, looks great! Thank you for the updated photos. :)
  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you buy the case from

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought pretty much everything through Newegg, its the DIYPC skyline 07

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, thanks, do you live in the US

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, Southeast Wisconsin