Sorry this is so late, but I was just now able to rebuild with a new motherboard and case, and I can say that the ram was not affected.
I rebuilt with the MSI version of the 970 chipset and everything works just fine.
I also got a new Sentey case just in case wiring was an issue.
Posted the build and awaiting mod acceptance.
We were thinking that too. that'll be what I try as soon as Gigabyte sends my board back out. Thanks.
I've tried all these. Didn't make a difference.
Thanks for the input though!
Well, Gigabyte says nothing is wrong with the board, and I replaced the PSU a month ago. Now I'm clueless as to why I'm not getting any power in.
Sadly, I have to report that I did end up having an issue with the motherboard. I don't believe it was an issue with the pairing of it and the FX8350, but I had an unexpected poweroutage and it would not boot up. I replaced the power supply, but to no avail. I've RMA'd the board with Gigabyte and sent it in almost a week ago, but haven't heard anything yet. I'll likely be getting a better board when I can afford it.
Not at all. This is something I hadn't been made aware of, but if I do begin to have problems, I'll definitely come back and mention it.
I was wondering the same thing. I just picked mine up a couple weeks ago for $50 less than that.
I have the 8350 myself, and from what I've heard, you can clock it up to near 4.8 with normal liquid cooling. I haven't done it myself, but as far as flexibility goes, this processor is good for it, so long as you can keep it cool.
For those games, you really don't even have to spend what OP did on his build to reach 60 on these games, though it is a great build. If you go AMD, you'll save a bit, and you could spend half as much on the video card (i'm using the Asus R9 270) and still get 60+ on those games. Good stuff, nonetheless.
Yeah. I'm happy with it only because I got my adobe programs off the HDD and onto the SSD. If I'd have bought an "equal" SSD of another brand, and saw the huge difference, then I would not have been happy. I can't say it's terrible, because it's better than traditional hard drives, ya know? It just sucks because they advertise 450mb/s read and writes, and I get 140.
Yep. You live and learn I guess. I'd be pissed if I spent a couple hundred, but it's the cheapest one on the market. I really can't be mad at anyone but myself.
I totally feel you. I would have spent about the same had I not built it myself with the help of a friend. It really does save cost when you know where and how to plug things in. I found that I made it seem way more complicated than it actually was. That said, you get the satisfaction of knowing that professionals have done it. I hope the PC you had made has worked well for you. I'm willing to bet that by now, you're not feeling so regretful anymore, yeah?
I know I'm a month late, but hey I hope my input helps.
1,000-1,200 is a great budget for a good mid-range build.
Mine is valued in the 950 range and runs spectacularly.
From what it sounds like you'll be doing, you'll want to go with Intel's processors. They'll give you the best performance in your workflow. The ever-popular i7-4770k would be great for your use. Pair it with a good graphics card in the $150-$200 and you should be good.
I render video projects out on Premier, which I have installed onto a solid state drive. I highly recommend doing this as I've observed much better performance after I installed my Adobe Programs onto that drive.
Depending on what kind of projects you work on and what programs you have, you'll need a good amount of RAM. Just using Premier used up about 9 of my 12 gigs of ram, and that's not even final rendering.
Sorry about the late post. I'm just lurking around..
I have the R9 270 myself (The ASUS model), but paired with a better overall build.
I don't use much CPU, nor do I overclock for games, so as long as you don't top out on RAM, you should be able to run most games on maybe Medium settings. I'm running Bioshock Infinite on max settings and getting near or over 60fps. That is a fairly new card you have though, so I wouldn't be surprised if you could keep up with most games on Medium settings.
Sorry about the late reply.
That's a tough choice. I actually would do this, because later on, that 2TB is gonna be at a better price more quickly than the video card.
I use this website to make decisions like this.
Looking at the raw performance section, I'd say the little extra cash needed would be worth it.
Write 'em up Chum.
45, with a half eaten potato. Take it or leave it.
Yeah it's terrible. I bought the same model and I'm barely getting 150 read/write speeds. I won't be buying Kingston again anytime soon, though, you get what you pay for I guess.
Ah, my bad. I overlooked this.
I'm pretty curious myself why OP chose this PSU.
That's a pretty cost efficient build!
What might this be used for? - If I may ask
Also, I got the same SSD - what kind of read and write speeds are you getting? Like many others, I'm only grabbing in the 140mb/s range...
Nice! Don't listen to the commenter about your case; I like it. Amazing cable management too! I went with the same cpu, and almost the same motherboard, but it came down to price in the end. Hope that works out well for you!
With that card, I wouldn't doubt it. I have the R9 270 and it hits 60fps during combat with all settings maxed on Bioshock Infinite.
I have to agree. I replaced the stock cooler in my 8350 (notoriously loud) with the 212 evo and it's a silent killer now.
No. I much prefer a wired mouse. As a designer, it's a pain to have to worry about batteries. My last wireless mouse wouldn't just die, but it would slowly go in and out connection. I got tired of that and this has been pretty great. It's got a dpi button on it to quickly change your mouse sensitivity which really comes in handy for meticulous projects.
I think you owe the internet a show.
How do you like the Twin Frozr card? I heavily considered that before I found a deal for my Asus R9 270.
I've got the 8350 as well. Have no complaints here. Awesome for the price.
Nice build. I've got the 8350 myself, but wow, that's quite the video card you've got there. I went the AMD route and got the R9 270. Hope you're enjoying it!
It's all good :)
Which I needed, because After Effects was using about 9gb of it rendering some video with Twixtor! Glad I made the choice to grab that extra 4.
I've got a total of 12. I have it in my description, but didn't list it in my parts at the time I posted this. (added it to for accuracy)
Love it! I've gotta get used to those two side buttons, because I keep accidentally going back on web pages, but once I do, it's pretty great.
Good to know. I ended up going with a 500 last night. I'll be putting it together friday night :D
I'm a graphic designer and gamer and use Adobe CC as well. I considered this CPU, but am ultimately going with the 8350 as I do some video editing and heavy photoshop use, being a photographer on the side. I'm building a very similar setup and was just wondering if you had any recommendations for a PSU. Mine estimates about 340w, and I'm looking at getting around 450 - would that suffice, or should I go with something similar to yours?