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2 years ago#11
Combo Master posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
Monkeymage posted...
I spent about $1000 to build my new PC last year, and I spent about an additional $1500 this year. And yes, I did spend too much, but I do love it, so I guess it evens out.


I like my pc, I really do, but at times, I feel like I spent too much and its still missing something.


Intel.


This 8350 has ran everything flawlessly


I guess you don't play dolphin or pcsx2?


Never liked the PS2 and I could care less for anything short of a DS emulator. So some reason, most gamecube and wii games just werent for me.
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2 years ago#12
I'm just playing around. But you could've spent less on the CPU cooler. 4.8 GHz really isn't necessary.
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2 years ago#13
That is a pretty bad build.
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2 years ago#14
MasterDonGero posted...
I'm just playing around. But you could've spent less on the CPU cooler. 4.8 GHz really isn't necessary.


I know 4.8ghz seems like a bit much, but its running cool and smooth as butter. I will eventually try to get it to 5 or over, but its super stable right now.

Lonestar2000 posted...
That is a pretty bad build.


How so, let me guess the "amd CPU' right?
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2 years ago#15
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
I'm just playing around. But you could've spent less on the CPU cooler. 4.8 GHz really isn't necessary.


I know 4.8ghz seems like a bit much, but its running cool and smooth as butter. I will eventually try to get it to 5 or over, but its super stable right now.

Lonestar2000 posted...
That is a pretty bad build.


How so, let me guess the "amd CPU' right?

Should have gone Intel over AMD.
Should have gone with an Asus. Gigabyte or MSI mobo.
You only need 8GBs of RAM if you are gaming and you did not go dual-channel.
Could have gotten a bigger HDD for around the same price.
Could have gotten GTX 780 for only $50 more.
PSU is overkill, you only need 500W for a single card.
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2 years ago#16
Lonestar2000 posted...
You only need 8GBs of RAM if you are gaming and you did not go dual-channel.


He did -- two pairs of slots, each pair running in dual channel mode. I wouldn't have bought 4x4 GB either (2x8 GB would be a better idea) but it'll run in dual channel either way.
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2 years ago#17
Lonestar2000 posted...
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
I'm just playing around. But you could've spent less on the CPU cooler. 4.8 GHz really isn't necessary.


I know 4.8ghz seems like a bit much, but its running cool and smooth as butter. I will eventually try to get it to 5 or over, but its super stable right now.

Lonestar2000 posted...
That is a pretty bad build.


How so, let me guess the "amd CPU' right?

Should have gone Intel over AMD.
Should have gone with an Asus. Gigabyte or MSI mobo.
You only need 8GBs of RAM if you are gaming and you did not go dual-channel.
Could have gotten a bigger HDD for around the same price.
Could have gotten GTX 780 for only $50 more.
PSU is overkill, you only need 500W for a single card.


The 8350 was $170 on a sale months ago.
And whats wrong with asrock? No everything has to be from a big name brand
I had 8 and it was fine. Going another 8 on a good sale. I didnt get all 16 gigs at the same time
The HDD size is plenty so far, so im not fretting over it since its scavenged from an older build
For the price to performance, paying extra for an nvidea card just didnt seem right
The psu is almost 2 years old and still powering everything just fine.
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2 years ago#18
If you watch lots of movies on your pc you could get a blu ray drive.
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2 years ago#19
The_Count_Foo posted...
If you watch lots of movies on your pc you could get a blu ray drive.


I have one, from last year. Still wrapped up in the box..... I still dont own any blu ray disks tho.
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2 years ago#20
I would have gotten a 780. You can get them from newegg right now for ~450 with the masterpass deal. Little overkill on the fans, gonna be pretty loud especially with that 290. I also hate your case, mouse, and KB but that's pretty subjective. All in All pretty nice build.
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