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This was my first computer build ever and I wanted to keep the price around the 1000 dollar mark.

CPU - I saw that the AMD FX-8350 was on sale for 160.00 on Amazon and I just couldn't pass it up. The price to performance ratio was really good.

Motherboard - At the time the Asus M5A99X evo was cheaper then the pro version and the only difference was that the evo had an extra pci slot, which was necessary because i had a WiFi adapter that i needed to plug in

Ram - I wanted ram that was blue in color to go with the blue and black look I wanted.

GPU - The Asus R9 270x comes overclocked already and was a great budget buy for my pc. It can play games at 60 FPS on high settings right out of the box.

Storage - The Barracuda was cheaper then the WD blue at the time and is just as reliable as it and the kingston ssd performs great for only 50 dollars.

Case- The CM storm enforcer worked very well for me and had a lot of room for my graphics card and the case had good airflow. One problem i did encounter was putting the H100i in, but I got it to work eventually (I made my own screw holes out of the ventilation and it works fine).

I have had the computer for 2 months now and everything is still going smoothly. Sorry no pictures of the build process :( One note is that my PSU was sort of banged up but it still worked.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Could you give us some gaming benchmarks because I'm gonna build a PC with the same CPU/GPU/RAM.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Google R9 270X benchmarks, there are tons of them online and you're bound to find at least one with the same cpu or similar.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

On BF4 i get, on average, 45+ fps on all ultra settings with 4x AA

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think the H100 is intended to be mounted like that :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it looks REALLY weird like that but it makes clearance.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

the case is not compatible but it should work fine.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

the h100i cant actually be mounted in the cm storm enforcer because the screws are not long enough, so i had to imporvise,

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

The h100i cant actually mount to the correct screw holes because it is too thick and the screw holes are pretty far back in the case, so it is not possible to mount it correctly. But the ventilation works just fine for screw holes. I had to improvise. Plus reading the other comments above, I should've gone with a different cpu cooler.

  • 69 months ago
  • -1 points

if it works why fix it

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Because it could work better :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

what dafuq's wrong's with the radiator placement?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly dont think you need that level of a CPU cooler for a 1000$ build. Anyways, you could have gotten an air cooler for cheaper and some of which actually perform better than the H100i. Other than that +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

the h100i is a great cooler for an overclocked 8350

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

A Noctua would've done the same for cheaper. Like the NH-U12S or 14S or the D14.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

i prefer corsair because they are good for the money and they look soo much more cleaner than other brands

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT looks good.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I love noctua!! whatever would have been a good choice, though the the corsair would definitely look cleaner. But taking into consideration the way he had to install the rad, doesn't look very good, maybe the noctua would have been a better choice. It does bother a little the way the rad looks.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would've forgone the optical drive in favor of a better PSU. CX series is sorta decent but ranked 4th on the PSU tier list. Could've gone with a G series or a Cooler Master VSM. Also, the H100i may be a good cooler but a D14 would've been cheaper and only been a few degrees warmer, very minute difference. But that's just what I would've done.