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This is my new gaming rig. Went together pretty well for my first build in about 15 years or so, and even that was just a bit of glorified tinkering. I definitely learned that you need to install the radiator fans first before you try to install the AIO into the case. Everything fit with room to spare and runs great. I can finally play heavily modded Skyrim at 60 fps. Now on to Fallout 4...

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  • 55 months ago
  • 6 points

Very nice amd build man looks very clean. Good choice on the 390x btw

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

lots of people give the 8350 hate just because its an AMD, I personally think it's pretty good for gaming, and for a good price compared to some Intel ones.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

But they both have their advantages, so don't hurt me

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I love my 8350. I've had it for 2 years. It's sitting at 4.5ghz and handles anything i throw at it without getting extremly hot

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 nice build!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Neat build!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

great looking build :) reminded of the one sitting right next to me when i saw yours lol

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like we got an AMD fanboy here! :P +1

We all have our fanboys. I am proud to be a Corsair fanboy.

It's rare to see the 8350 used outside of low/mid range budget builds. With your budget you could have easily chosen Intel.

The 8350 is an excellent CPU for gaming and should fit your needs perfectly.

Hope you enjoy your new toy.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It can be tough to stay true to a color scheme. Nice work.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

nice build .........

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Interesting choice of RAM. lol

How are your temps with that ASUS card, 50C? They totally screwed up with the 390/390x cards. They run ridiculously hot without a custom fan profile and once you make the fan profile for aggressive the fans are obnoxiously loud.

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

I would recommend getting a 6600k instead of the 8350.

  • 55 months ago
  • -2 points

I love you build. It'll be a great gaming machine but I just have one question. Why 4x4gb ram setup and not a 2x8? would have saved you 2 ram slots and about $12 https://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10frk216

  • 55 months ago
  • -3 points

btw, if you want to introduce positive airflow into the case, consider flipping the rear from exhaust to intake and getting a silverstone fan filter to keep dust out, it will keep the flow of air from pulling in dust from any other open area on the case like next to your video card

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

Flipping the rear fan to an intake will just mean that it is working against the front intake fans. You want the air to flow in one direction

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

He has two top fans for exhaust so it would provide another fresh intake for them. My setup is this way and i have colder temps as a result

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  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

Kingston's SSD have slow write speeds. Yeah the 8350 are older Cpu but for the price they are great. The i5 4690k is about the same performance as the 8350 leaving most i7 way out of it's ball park but that i5 is about another $60. My only real complaint with this build is the 4x4gb setup on the ram I would have done 2x8gb but thats me. My next build I'm going to go the i5 route so I can upgrade to an I7 when the time comes

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  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

No i did not. Personally I'd still take the hit and upgrade later

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Woah bold letters! Quad vs dual channel actually makes very little real world difference

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really an opinion, more like fact

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

ummmm thats dual channel ram, quad channel ram has 8 ram cards/slots used, and single channel ram has 2 ram cards/slots used

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