Description

I use this computer for all of my gaming and web browsing needs. It works great and hasn't given me any problems except that this is the first time I have ever had an SSD and I have not figured out how to move my OS to it without wiping my computer. If there are any questions feel free to ask

-Mr_illicit6266

Part Reviews

CPU

I used this CPU in my last build and I planned on going for a 8350 but I chose this because of my budget. This CPU has done me well in the past and has done me well now. I even dropped it and bent the pins and had to bend them back and it still works! (whew)... I overclocked my CPU to 4.00 Ghz last time and I wanna push higher if my cooler will be able to handle it. I am not very good at bench marking or telling differences between overclocked and non so I don't really know what to say other than this is a great CPU for the price.

CPU Cooler

This is my first Cooler Master product and I love it! It is not as quiet as my DeepCool CPU cooler I used on my last build and the led's are kinda worthless but it does exactly what I want it to, and I plan to overclock in the future. It is especially quieter than the stock CPU fan and I'm glad.

Motherboard

I love Asus! That's probably why they get a nice 4 stars.. But I know that they make good boards and that's why I chose Asus, this board is beautiful and has nice RGB lighting but one thing about that is the RGB lighting near the logo at the bottom right is covered by my GPU which kinda disappoints me. This board has dealt with my punishment because I am a clumsy builder as you can see in the CPU review I dropped it. But otherwise great board.

Video Card

The MSI Gaming X... a beautiful card and very nice lighting... But no backplate (cries). I know this is a budget card and I don't mind there being no backplate I just wanted to say that. This card does great, but I do notice screen tearing which I do play games at high settings, well I don't mind it but that is just a thought. This card does great on playing most of the games I own, a lot of them AAA games at high settings. That is all.

Case

This is a very good case and I love the fans that came with it. I paid only $60 for it and I get quality. NZXT is my go to for cases, I love the modern and simple look, it really brings out the inner components. The cable management in this case was easy and I think I did a great job on hiding the cables. (hidden in the back where it's a disaster) :)

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree. My brother has a fx 6350 and plays most games on ultra 1080p with good fps. Its really only when you want 144Hz refresh rates and higher rez that maybe beefier equipment is needed. +1 just for building your own pc and getting away from consoles.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I am doing well with 60Hz and I would like a 1440p monitor I just don't think the price right now for the components that would make a good system for that is in my range. This is my second PC and I cannot play on console as easy as I use to, I just got use to the mouse and keyboard and in first person shooters it just seems like I can't turn as fast and it doesn't seem as accurate as a mouse. But racing games I can say on a controller are better but you can get a racing wheel on PC just like console so it kinda just depends what games.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Fx 8320 is the only fx chip to buy m cause it will oc up to and over 9590 :) so good choice, you know a 1440p 60hz monitor would be just fine for this build! The higher res will make the games more gpu bound and that rx 470 will do the trick! You can lower or take out AA at 1440p so you'll be fine 60fps in most everything!

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! I'm noticing a little bit of GPU sag on Picture 1, unless the card is just like that (maybe you dropped that too ;D ) but that might be worth checking out in case it is GPU sag.

I'm here to help on some migration info. Migrating all your data from an HDD to an SSD is actually pretty easy. There are 2 ways I know of doing it.

The first way: (this one is just for the knowledge for you or others as it won't help in your case) System Backup and Restore Image - There are a number of freeware programs out there (and even one built into windows I think) that can create a system image of the current state of your PC which can then be restored onto any drive. There is a catch, however, and that is that (in the cases that I have personally done this) the system image file created is the full entire size of your HDD. In your case this is a 1TB image file. So you'll need two things. A 1TB or greater external drive to write the system backup image to and a SSD of 1TB size. But you have a 120 GB SSD so that's an issue. Now full disclaimer here; I haven't used all the freeware out there and maybe this behavior is a program to program thing and not just how a system backup image works. I honestly have no idea which of the two it is. I just know in all of my cases, it has been like that.

The second way: System Clone - Before I begin, there is not a single program I have seen that does System Clone on a free version. You may get lucky and maybe it's possible with a free trial of the program but you will very likely have to pay for a version of a program to use System Clone or get it through other means. Not that I condone that but I also don't judge but I digress. Using System Clone, the way I believe it works is that it copies over all of your files as an exact copy from the HDD to the SSD but does not copy free space (as a system backup image would do). This means if you are using 90 GB of your HDD, it will copy the 90 GB of data to your SSD and the free space will be skipped. I'm not 100% sure that's how it works but that's how I remember it from the last time I did it forever ago. Now obviously if you choose this method, you'll want to copy ALL of your files (downloads, documents, music, videos, pictures, etc) onto an external and then delete them from your HDD to slim it down as much as possible. Maybe even uninstall games if needed because reinstalling a game is child's play compared to reinstalling an OS and building it back up. Next thing after slimming it down as much as possible is to Defragment your HDD. There are tons of guides online on how to do this and it isn't hard at all so I'll leave that up to you to figure out. You'll want to do this to essentially make your data one contiguous block of data in layman's terms. This is so your data isn't internally partitioned which I hear isn't great for SSD's but I don't know myself (again I'm explaining this as best as I can without delving too deep into probably unnecessary information but I also don't know all of it myself).

These are the only two ways I know of migrating an OS from one drive to the next. There may be more so I'd search online (Google is man's best friend despite what dog owners have to say).

I hope this helps!

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

That's a lot of tips!

It scares me.....

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

i envy your cable management i have a i5 4690 i used to had the fx 6300 performance in game was the same more fps doesent means better gaming its all bench mark and numbers dont fall for it like i did the rx 470 is a awesome card used to had it for 2 weeks change it for a 1060 sincerly not much of a difference awesome biuld ps dont fall for the future proof crap

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't really follow the future proofing I just build what will max out currently because I know new parts come out every year so there is no "true" future proof PC.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

man i wish i knew that when i started you are smart i spend alot of money i didnt need to spend you really did your research

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Very very nice build

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you all very much!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Move the heatsink fan to the other side, above the ram.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan on the cooler blocks the first slot and I didn't wanna move it, so I can fully use all 4 in the future

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

in that case, turn the fan around so its actually pulling air through the heatsink rather than pushing it back towards the front. It's fighting with your rear exhaust fan for air.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Great cable management and good choice on the color scheme! Congrats for your 2nd build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!