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1st off, this build was originally put together back in late 2014 so prices are a little goofy, especially the ram. Parts were purchased from Microcenter back then because I wasn't paying for it and I wanted to make sure it all worked. In 2014 it had a Corsair cx600m psu, an EVGA GTX 760 2gb and no ssd. The FX 8320 was OC'd to 4.0GHz and is still currently like this because the cooler isn't enough. Later on I wanted more power and ended up getting an Asus Strix R9 390 and the 750 watt EVGA G2. In the end I actually returned the Strix card due to a stuttering issue I couldn't figure out and the fans would ramp up crazy loud. I then bought a Gigabyte GTX 970 for $329.99 with a price match from Newegg. Later on I bought the SSD which I am extremely satisfied with it's performance. Over time I got sick of my NZXT Phantom 240's look. Tempered glass panels were becoming a trend and seeing the Phanteks P400 at such a nice price point with an RGB strip I decided I wanted to upgrade the look. I even saw a nice sale with a kit of braided BitFenix cables so I decided to go for it. Before mining became a thing again, Microcenter was selling open box cards extremely cheap. I downgraded to an EVGA GTX 960 for $80 and sold the GTX 970 to a buddy of mine and helped him install his system in a new case for $170. Couple months later Microcenter had an open box 980 ti and that's what's currently in the system. My plans now are to switch to a new chipset, possibly SLI as I have another 980 ti on hand, and maybe even get another SSD if the price is right.

The FX processor is definitely showing it's age in 2018, games will stutter at certain points and I don't want to hear anything about a bottleneck. At the price I paid for the chip in 2014 with the board combo it was the best deal I've made. I kept telling myself I'd upgrade but it never happened, buying an all new chip, board, cooler, and ram is where the bulk of the build will go and I just can't justify buying those things yet, especially with the current ram prices.

I know I spent a lot of money switching out cards and there's no reason a GTX 980 ti should be paired with an FX chip but it was a crazy deal and it does make a difference from the GTX 970, still find it funny how that was cheaper.

Regrets and mistakes: Hyper 212 doesn't fit in Phantom 240. I goobered on ram. Buying cards new. Buying a small PSU knowing I would eventually upgrade components. Getting Windows Pro. Spending over $100 on fans because they look pretty. Green power light on board.

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Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

I screamed SKKKKRRRAAA after I finished saying your build out loud. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 0 points

btw you should upgrade to ryzen, that fx gonna bottleneck the 980ti

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Soon, not sure if it will be Ryzen yet, but it'll be something to handle SLI 980 ti's

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Do you like your corsair vengeance MEMEory?

(kill me now)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL, they're nice and all but not at the price I got em for

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

possibly SLI as I have another 980 ti on hand,

Man I wish I had a 980ti just laying around, no joke that’s a great deal on the 980ti you got, want to sell me the other one you have? ;)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha, unfortunately it's my little brother's but he has my gtx 960 in his computer because his power supply isn't providing enough power anymore and will shut off when his computer is under full load. So once he get's his new power supply he's not giving it up

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh haha ok, hope he gets that new psu soon!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I love your sticker.

+1

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

$213 Subreme card vs $800 Supreme card

No difference at all

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

whatcha planning to upgrade your cpu mobo and ram to?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

No idea, we'll see what comes out within the next few months. :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, man! But aren't you putting pressure on those pipe joints by having the liquid cooled so far from the CPU? I bet this is the reason why it's cracking. :(

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It was mounted on the top in my old case when I noticed it, I'm just gonna assume it's an age thing

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Please, where did you get that 'behehe' sticker. I gotta get one.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it off redbubble

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely need it lmao

  • 24 months ago
  • 0 points

y tho

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Why what?

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

He appreciates it