Description

Hey guys, this build took quite a while. Over a year to gather money and also researching since I'm a first time builder. I chose to go AMD because I see that you get more what you pay for. During the installation I actually accidentally got thermal paste on the pins but just washed it off with rubbing alchohol. The 212 evo was a little bit more difficult than I expected but I managed. Motherboard was a popular one among AMD builds and looks sweet! I chose the 770 because it was on sale and came with the Borderlands Pre Sequel! So far, I have DayZ and League of legends on this which both run max settings. I plan on buying far cry 4 and many other games. This thing is a monster! The headset is very comfortable and my computer boots in 9 seconds. Monitor has a great quality as well! Thanks to everybody who helped me build this on this website they were a real help. As a 16 year old I feel I did well!

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

This doesn't seem like a bad build. I'm not entirely sure of the date in which you decided to purchase a GTX 770 but news was definitely out-and-about for the 900 series cards while ago and the GTX 970 is much better than the 770 by far. I think that it would have been a much smarter choice to wait for the 900 series cards to release (but I understand impatience sometimes). Not to say the 770 isn't a good card, it is. However, you would have got way more for your money if you just waited for the 970. Other than that everything seems like great choices. Some people might give you flak about a 'gaming' headset such as the Siberia you bought (I'm using one ATM, it's great IMO) because you could have bought this or that then just bought a standalone mic but don't worry about it. +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the PSU?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It's great! Having it be modular helped with the cable management

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Good, any issues?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Only the 212 EVO. Weird to get on

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Always a problem with that. If you get it on properly, it works like a charm.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

There is one thing I noticed, I installed my OS on the SSD, however, now when I download steam games they go directly onto the SSD. I've used up half of the SSD. And when I go to check on my HDD storage I can't find it. It is plugged into the board properly because I can feel the disc moving

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

http://imgur.com/a/2RLmj#0 My Blackout 8350 build, and the build you made was very similar to a build I did for a friend, however I got him the ASUS 770 cause it was a bit cheaper, but that was several months ago. Nice build dude, +1 :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You should take advantage of EVGA's step up program and get a 970.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose the 770 because it was on sale and came with the Borderlands Pre Sequel!

At least there's a reason, even if it's not very strong.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I had purchased the 770 before the release of the 970

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If you gotten it off Amazon you can return it and get the 970

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Or use EVGA Step Up

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If you bought that 770 within the last 90 days you can take advantage of the EVGA step-up program, I think it will work going from 770-970

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you link this please lol

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Here you go

http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

I've never used this program, but EVGA is very well known when it comes to good customer service.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't... the site lagged out for me and that must be what happened.

Fixed now.