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Bang for buck: 1080p gaming AMD

by gurpreet.jaspal

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24 Comments

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Date Published

Jan. 20, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

985MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.8GHz

Description

I use this pc for gaming and only gaming. The parts i have chosen are very carefully to include all the necessary and usable features and not to add any luxury that I will not probably use. I have a 1080p monitor and this machine maxes out all the games I have played so far.

Let me know how you rate this build keeping the budget and the 1080p monitor in consideration. Feel free to correct me.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Serves its purpose quite well. For the price it is actually one of the best one in its segment.

Motherboard

I have certain issues with this mobo. if you are a heavy overclocked this is not one for you. I have noticed that the read/write speed of the bus is not that high if you compare it with Asus or MSI. Sometimes all the USB 3.0 jacks stops working abruptly and then you need to re-install drives. I would suggest to but a 990FXA series board rather than this.

Video Card

For 1080p gaming I would definitively recommend this card. Almost everygame you can max out the settings feel no lag. For me 30 fps is playable and this one has the min fps count 33 recorded in Assasin's creed unity (one that has worst optimization in PC).

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KaiserSenpai 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

Sweet build! +1 for AMD!

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks :)

Eltech 15 Builds 1 point 19 months ago
No idea what the price was for you. I could guess the total was around $550~650, build alone. I have no idea since the prices were not preset yet. So I have a difficult time to understand if this is considered best bang for the budget when it's in default prices by PCPP and two parts have no prices, temporarily. I'm sure it will change since you know the database changes often with those online stores. So maybe you managed great deals somewhere else which could be possible budget.
Looking at the parts, it looks OK. From the photos, I see it inside so it looks good and knowing you have a Seasonic PSU is great. Good job with your build. +1
gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you

Glistening 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I looked at the price -> then saw the parts -> clicked and thought to my self

This ain't Cyber Monday on a Black Friday...

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

:)

Liam81 1 point 19 months ago

Completely disregarding prices and knowing that all you want is to game at 1080p on a single monitor (I have no idea of the size) you have the parts to do it very well.

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

and this serves me well :)

LonelyLlamaHead 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

You do know that your cpu cooler is just blowing all that hot air on your gpu? The fans have those plastic pieces connecting to the middle, that's one way to tell the direction.

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks for your comment. I have changed the direction of cpu cooling fans, the direction of hot air is now upwards to the case fans which serves as exhaust.

rhymes116 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Nice build

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks.

renzbiohazard 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Is that a keyboard and mouse combo? It kinda looks like the thermaltake gaming combo or something but more badass.

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

DRAGON WAR GKM-001 SENCAIC KEYBOARD & MOUSE COMBO SET

You can search for this. I got a good deal in my city so grabbed it. Advantage is it has semi-mechanical keys and the connections are gold plated. Wires are also nylon braided. Its tough armor for a budget gamer like me.

PS: It has backlit lights also, that too 3 colors and you can turn it off as well. :P

ethanyui 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

please tell me what keyboard that is

Arkwoman1990 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Dragon War Sencaic Keyboard

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Search for

DRAGON WAR GKM-001 SENCAIC KEYBOARD & MOUSE COMBO SET.

LeMMingSlayeR 9 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Nice build! I think you have a solid parts list for a very nice mid-range gaming machine. Are you going to update your parts prices to reflect actual cost?

The only other thing I can recommend is changing your cooling and case fan directions. Here is a simple diagram illustrating the ideal airflow path to keep your components cool. Rule to remember, hot air wants to go up anyway, so help it along and out and it will be easier than trying to push it down.

http://mygaming.co.za/news/wp-content/uploads/Coolermaster_HAF_X_airflow_748368706.jpg

Thanks for sharing! +1

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks for acknowledging this. I have changed the direction of cpu fan. Regarding upgrade, I am waiting for a new AMD cpu and will upgrade the motherboard with the latest gaming chipset of that time.

Monopoly316 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I would go with the 8320e over the 6300.

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

That will be my upgrade option. I was on a tight budget that time. :)

LeMMingSlayeR 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I wouldn't necessarily consider the 8320e as a viable upgrade. For a CPU that costs 25% more, you would only gain a 4%-8% increase in performance. To be honest, I don't even think the increase would be noticeable in day to day use. Only in benchmarks would you see any improvement at all. You would likely see more of an incease in performance just by overclocking your current CPU. Most of the 6300s I have seen will hit 4/4.2ghz very easily. I think the FX6300 should maintain it's usefulness until Summit Ridge comes along.

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-FX-8320E-vs-AMD-FX-6300/2985vs1555

gurpreet.jaspal submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I think I will wait for a more beefier cpu in coming times from AMD.

BlueAKGamer 1 point 3 months ago

Better cable management than I could ever do. I would of gone with a GTX 1050 Ti and a FX-8350. But nice build.