Description

I use this rig for light gaming and plan on using it for engineering software.

My biggest problem came from the fact that I purchased the CPU cooler used so it didn't come with all of the parts I needed to mount it, but I ordered them and got it done. The case also came with the disk drive which was nice because I didn't have to purchase it separately. In addition, there were some bumps while I was going through software installation, but that was due to the fact that i didn't know what I was doing. Everything is now working fine and going smoothly.

Overall, the fans are a little loud for my liking, so I might change them out later, but it's a nice system that I can show off and be proud of. I also plan on adding some RGB LED strips to light up the case. I'd also like to add that for cheap desktop speakers the Logitech S120's can really pack a punch.

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU is a bad choice. Can't be upgraded, and although it can run most games well, you'll need to buy another Mobo to upgrade it.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU still gives somewhat decent performance for most tasks. If OP is content with the performance then I say it was ok. Besides, if were talking upgrades here, I think its a more logical choice to upgrade the GPU first since its bottom of the barrel and might not keep him content for too long before he even considers upgrades.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the CPU itself is fine, and powerful enough to last at least a few years, but it's better to get a new AMD on an AM4 socket so in case OP does want to upgrade OP can more easily.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

True, it probably would have been cheaper too if op went with an R3 1200 and an inexpensive B250 mobo like the msi mortar.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

The choice of an old fx-8350 is so confusing, that one choice brings this build down a lot. Should have gone Ryzen :/

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Should of, could of, would of. Couldn't, wouldn't, shouldn't. Wont care and don't care. So let's see if we can work with what you got okay? So unless you plan on an O.C. on that chip I would opt for some faster ram. Maybe 2 x 8GB 2133. It will help with over all system snap. The cooler should be adequate. The video card will be definitely a choice to update especially if you are using certain engineering software. The Gigabyte boards are durable but clunky in the bios. Otherwise what can we help with.

  • 29 months ago
  • -3 points

Should have chosen a R3 1300. You made a poor choice and wasted money.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Or get a Ryzen 1300x + for better overall performance

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, with how well ryzen 3 is he/s could have bought a cheap b350 mobo, R3 1200 and still have had some wiggle room for a sub $30 aftermarket cooler to overclock the chip.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

The total price comes close to 1k. For that price he/she can most certainly get a ryzen 3 system and still have a good upgrade path for higher tier ryzen cpus or zen 2 when that comes out. Besides, you could easily get a R3 1200 and a cheap B350 board for close to the same price as a Pentium and a b250 so why not go for the platform with a better upgrade path?

  • 29 months ago
  • -1 points

RIGHT NOW it is better to get a Ryzen because the AM4 socket will be supported until 2020, whereas LGA1151 is soon obsolete, especially with something like a Pentium, which would need upgrades soon

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

...what? LGA 1151 is the best gaming CPU socket on the market, and assuming that CannonLake and afterwards will still be supported on that socket it's not obsolete at all.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

If he wanted 8 cores on his budget, the R5 1400 is not completely out of the question. The cpu itself is only $160 and the cheapest b350 mobo comes in at around $59. Total cost of a R5 system could be as low as $220 whereas OP spent $260 on the aging and now dead fx series.

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