I call this PC build the Red Assassin for three reasons:
- It has an awesome red theme in most of the parts, case LED, and mouse/keyboard.
- It is deadly powerful with an overclocked octacore AMD FX-8350 CPU (4.2ghz) and an MSI Radeon R9 390 with 8gb vram!
- It is stealthy silent, while staying ice cold with the CM Hyper 212 Evo cooler.
I built this PC primarily for gaming and some work on programming/data analysis projects, but who am I kidding this thing is going to be primarily for game time! I've been using it for about a week now, it was easy to build with the help of my brother. The Corsair case had enough space for everything with good space for cable management. The FX-8350 was the best performance for dollar processor and it is performing beautifully. I've played with the MSI 970's OC Genie feature, which let's me overclock it with one click and so far it is stable running at 4.2ghz.
Gaming performance has been amazing! I am using an LG 2560x1080 Ultra Wide monitor, which is the most immersive and all around best gaming experience I've had in my entire life! With my R9 390, which I overclocked with MSI's gaming app, Fallout 4 runs at a solid 60 fps on Ultra at the 2k resolution (with some view distance lowered and godrays on medium).
The last thing I will say is an SSD is the way to go! The Samsung 850 Evo 500gb SSD I used for this case was a luxury, but the performance is incredible! It boots up in seconds and games load up lightning fast! I highly recommend this over a standard HDD.
Now time to play some more Fallout 4!
I love this motherboard! It was easy to install and had all the features that I needed. The MSI support apps are also very cool, making it really easy to OC and control everything! And it supports Crossfire for future upgrading. It also looks cool and matches my build!
Fast, looks good, no issues, G.Skill has always been my favorite!
My god SSD powa' is amazing! Say goodbye to waiting for load times! A must for a true gamer.
The crown jewel of my build! The MSI R9 390 performs extremely well. 60fps or more on everything I throw at it in 2k resolution. Can't wait to add another one for some Crossfire action. Don't believe all the naysayers that say it heats up, this thing is quiet and stays cool enough even under heavy gaming (and with some overclocking)!
Love the looks of this case, but it is a little tight. It barely fit my CM Hyper 212 Evo cooler. Other than that it has everything that I needed with good space for cable management. The build material feels solid and the side window let's you admire your creation!