This build is working, but it isn't yet complete. I still need:
1TB HDD + 120GB SSD (maybe)
7870 GHz Edition/270x/760/280x
The SSD is from my father's workplace. Nobody is using it, so it won't be missed while I borrow it for a while :). And... also the monitors... and the keyboard... and the mouse (Don't worry! I'll upgrade the keyboard/mouse later)
CPU: 8350 is a pretty good processor. Obviously bottlenecked from the 210, it's still good. I OCed it to 4.5GHz without having to change anything but the multiplier, so I could ramp it up even more. The GPU also it a big bottleneck, so I can't really see my CPU in much action (for now...)
CPU Cooler: It's great and pretty quiet. I just hate the fact I bought it on Newegg accidentally for 10 bucks more. I could have got it for $30! Oh well, it works great and there hasn't been any problems. Well, It took some work putting the cooler on the mobo, but being a first builder I was nervous about that.
Motherboard: I bought this one because it saved me $20-$30 with the processor, and I also found it to be a very good board by reviews.
RAM: I found this at Fry's, and it does what it needs to do! After I OCed my CPU to 4.5, the RAM changed (in the BIOS) to 1600 to 900. I think this means it's running at 1800, but I'll be sure when I get Windows 7 and look on some Software.
Case: I should have went with a nicer case, but it works just fine. Very good bays and good cable management room, but could be better. I spent a long time trying to get the CPU cable to the back today.
Case Fans: Eh, not as bright as they could be, but they work! I have two intakes in the front and one blower on the top.
PSU: Get a Modular one! I thought it wouldn't make too much of a difference, but having all these giant cables are annoying when you don't even need them at the moment!
GPU: It's a 210 from my little brother. I only have it in here to have the PC running. I love the fan on it, makes this nice noise sometimes (imagine a rock in a washing machine, very soothing). I can only really (now) play World of Tanks, Runescape, and TF2 on low :).
Hope you like my build! I appreciate any tips or things you could tell me! I will be putting a GPU in, my own HDD and maybe an SSD.
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$204.95||Vuugo|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$27.98||Newegg Canada|
|Motherboard||ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+||$94.95||Vuugo|
|Memory||Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$79.99||Memory Express|
|Case||Apevia X-SNIPER2-RD ATX Mid Tower||$84.98||Newegg Canada|
|Power Supply||Corsair 600W ATX12V||$79.98||Amazon Canada|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm||$6.91||DirectCanada|
|Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm||$6.91||DirectCanada|
|Custom||HP LP2065 20.0"||(Purchased)|
|HP LA2306x||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Priceless Dogs||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Linux Ubuntu||$0.00 USD|
|Intel 100GB SSD||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Geforce 210 512MB||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|