$700 is what I had, so I decided to make the best of it by building my 2017 rig.

I took the photos outside, and tried to manage my cables as best as I could. The case I used was not easy to work with. With little to no cable management options, I basically stuck all the excess cables behind the case. These photos were taken on my Google Pixel, in case you were wondering. Enjoy!

Part Reviews


Probably the best 8 core CPU for my budget.


Great Price for the features!


8GB is plenty for me, as I am not a huge multitasker.


Basic Hard Drive, would have gotten an SSD if they weren't crazy expensive. Needed 1TB though.

Video Card

Best GPU for gaming in 1080p and maybe 1440p.


Little to no cable management options

Power Supply

Maybe overkill for me but it does what it needs to do.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

while I might not agree with some of those part choices, it's still a sweet build, and sweet photos.


  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Just curious, which parts do you not agree with?

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

If you'd held out until RyZen, there might have been a cheap CPU in your price range that would best the 8350, or a pricedrop on Intel's stuff that made it more competitive.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree, Or buy a pair of Used Xeon E5 2670, server LGA 2011 motherboard and server ram. And for the gpu, the R9 380 is overpriced, and RX 480 can be found for the same price.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Really nice! Just did a build myself with the fx8350

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed in the pictures that you had the cpu fan plugged into the chassis fan header. Was that purposeful? Cool build though, +1.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

did you have to update ur bios as when u add these too parts together it say they are incompatible

  • 38 months ago
  • -2 points

You could go with i3 6100.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes, I could have gone that route but I needed AMD because of it's overclocking abilities and more cores.

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

you also could have waited for ryzen and pay the same price for a much better core