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I am currently using this computer for gaming and general personal use. Currently with the graphics card I have (which I plan on upgrading to a newer one in the near future) I can run most games at low-mid settings. Though this build may not have a lot of power it has ample room for improvement considering the 750W power supply and for the most part the only thing you can do to make it more powerful is add more RAM and replace the graphics card(s) when needed. Word of warning with the graphics card that caught me off gaurd: it does NOT need its own power from the power supply which I found to be incredibly unusual. Also though it may say it is crossfire ready it does not have ANY crossfire ports on the card so I am assuming that you can upgrade it with aftermarket parts to do so which is very inconvenient. Overall the performance I am getting with every other part is solid but if you can buy 2 extra things: an extra case fan to improve airflow and also an aftermarket CPU fan. The one that comes with the CPU is incredibly loud and can be distracting.

If I were to improve upon this build (just in case you couldn't already tell!) I would get a better graphics card, most likely I would reccommend either the XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 (http://www.amazon.com/XFX-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX775AZNP4-FX-775A-ZNP4/dp/B007Z3T5JC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407829522&sr=8-4&keywords=Amd+gpu+ddr5) or the HD7770-2GD5 (http://www.amazon.com/GDDR5-technology-Graphics-Cards-HD7770-2GD5/dp/B0088PK040/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407829522&sr=8-1&keywords=Amd+gpu+ddr5)

Hopefully In the future If I do make more builds I will definitely make more smart decisions both budget-wise and with parts.

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Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

both the HD7750 and HD7770 are weak GPUs and performs similar to the R7 250

the better option will be at least the 270X but get the 290 for better performance and for higher res gaming

your picture is really dark

and need more pictures esp the inside

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah sorry about the dark picture it was midnight and I wanted to get this written up really quick. I'll be sure to add more pictures soon!

Also thanks for the advice on newer cards to put in I'll definitely keep them in mind for future upgrades to my build.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

You spent too much on your cpu compared to your gpu. You could have gotten a 6300 for $110-$120 and used your saving to get a r9 270x. I just recently built my first computer as well so I know its hard to find what's correct if you're truly new to PC building, but just doing some research would have allowed you to build a better computer for around the same price.

But I will be positive about your build and allow you to know the 8350 is a really good CPU for its price point and this should play most games at 720p high settings or mid-low settings for 1080p. The power supply does leave room for future upgrades so that's a good thing. For future upgrades you should get a better graphics card and an ssd, but overall not a bad build, it works for what you need it to so I guess that's all that matters.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree that the 8350 is overkilled for the R7 250, the 6300 would have been more than enough and paired with a R9 270x much much better option.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The gpu you listed as an upgrade isn't an upgrade really, the 270/x would be the best route.

The gpu gets it power from the motherboard so not totally unusual.

As for crossfire I believe the new gpus don't need one as the process that links them happens on the motherboard so no need for the xfire bridge.. i may be mistaken though

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

only the recent 290 and 290X do not need the link bridge

the 280X and below still need the bridge

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok, thanks for the clarification!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah bigger second number in graphic card= better performance regardless of ghz, oh and an interesting thing about cpus I learned recently is that not all games and programs utilize all cores of your cpu using one or two, so it is sometimes( not always) better to get one with a better ghz like the 4-core AMD FX-4350. (Also cheaper) But, a pretty cheap balanced build.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

you could have rather gone with two 4gb sticks to utilise the dual channel feature, but otherwise nice build

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't see why you didn't get a r9 270x or a 280

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build, good job bro!