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My first ever build!!

by asleader12


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Date Published

March 13, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.216 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz


This is my first build, I had a project for one of my classes that was to build a PC. I know I could have bought something like a GTX 970 but I had a low budget at the beginning which then got bigger as I bought all of the main parts which kinda sucks :(

I really want some feedback on it, I will be uploading some more pictures once I have time and I will be overclocking soon, just need to learn more about Voltages.

The system is mainly for gaming , some programing and maybe some 3D modeling still a newbie at that .

I will be adding another GPU but I have to upgrade the Power supply first so it might take time.

UPDATE: So I just ordered the second GTX 960 which needed a new power supply so I went Rosewill 750W Gold Rated power supply, this should let me play most games at 1080p well over 60 FPS which might require a new monitor in the future because of Screen Tear.

What do u guys think about the GTX 960 ?

Part Reviews


Very good, full of features and ports the only problem is not with the actual motherboard with the AMD chipset that doesn't support PCIe gen 3 which kinda sucks


Love the case , it looks sexy and easy to cable manage in but when you get everything in you will have a bad time closing the bad side panel.


Only disadvantage is the one limited amounts of ports


Love the keyboard, I think it uses Khale Blues or something like that but sounds exactly like a cherry MX blue would


Ok mouse nothing special, it feels good and good and with all those keys on the side DOTA 2 will be a lot easier.


Very nice Headset, works like a charm and sounds great. The 7.1 channel will work great with the 7.1 sound card I got.

Comments Sorted by:

a796959xpo 5 points 49 months ago

Congrats on your first build! Where's the final product!!?

bsr387 2 Builds 3 points 49 months ago

Why liquid cooler is not connected to anything? As i see from picture it is swinging on the gpu, maybe I am seeing it wrong. The light reflects too much on the side panel, clear photos will be apreciated.

asleader12 submitter 1 Build 3 points 49 months ago

Yeah, I said that I have to install the CPU in my class room to get credit. So I installed to make sure everything worked and it did but I took it off just because I need to install it again in front of my teacher to get full credit so thats why and I dont have any pictures with the CPU installed.

bsr387 2 Builds 2 points 48 months ago

oh I get it, wish you nice grades :)

asleader12 submitter 1 Build 3 points 48 months ago


asleader12 submitter 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

By I told you this for a class I am taken so I just need to install the CPU, the rest of the system is ready and I can show you some pic

Xrunner98 2 points 49 months ago

Why 2 960s? You could've just gotten one 970.

asleader12 submitter 1 Build -1 points 48 months ago

I started with a limited budget then it increased and I dont have 2 960 but I will buy on in the future

paintboy131 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Nice build! How are those fans?

asleader12 submitter 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

They are ok, kinda quite, they provide good airflow and the LED are great but it will not light up your whole case. I got case LED so I am good with that

Retroman 1 point 49 months ago

Is this a completed build? if so upload some pics of the finished product please m8

Smk54 3 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

Really nice parts list. Very good case. It should allow for great cable management. I also would like to see some interior photos.

asleader12 submitter 1 Build 2 points 49 months ago

The cable management is great, but it's very hard to close the back side after you have all the cables in , the Foam on the back side has a spot where it's almost gone. But other than that it's very good case and easy to build with. It has a very sexy clean look especially with the White LED. I will show you when I upload the rest of the pictures.

Smk54 3 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

Thanks. Look forward to the photos!

Ian_H. 1 point 48 months ago

I would've dropped the sound card, gotten a single gtx 970 instead of sli 960's due to the lack of SLI support in games, and with the money saved from that, I would've picked up an i5 4690k. It would've come out to a similar price. Overall a decent build though. Nice job.

asleader12 submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

I actually would have done the same if I knew that I am gona have such a big budget, but the problem was that my budget started very low around 800$ then It got bigger slowly as I had got more money from selling old stuff. I would agree about the SLI support because I having problems with AC Unity. The CPU is great and I am gona overclock it soon

Ian_H. 1 point 48 months ago

Yeah, AMD CPUs tend to overclock like a beast if they're properly cooled. I had the 8350 for awhile before upgrading to an i7 4790k, and I got the 8350 up to a 5ghz stable overclock.

asleader12 submitter 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

I think I can reach the same overclock with all the fans I have, because it runs really cool right niw

Ian_H. 1 point 48 months ago

Nice. Tell me how it goes.

utleys17 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Nice Build Overall. But I have to ask, why go through the trouble to cool the FX-6300 with a H100i? You have a lot of really nice parts but a crappy cpu. The added gtx 960 would clock out under its full preformance because of the lower grade cpu. Just because you can push the overclock on a lower grade cpu doesnt yeild direct preformance. What I would suggest on your next build is to get a high quality cpu, like an intel i7 or a FX-8350. It would be in your best intrests to pick up an eight core cpu. Also you have high grade MOBO with 16gb of ram, and your cpu cant even access all the power your build has to offer. If you are in the relm of upgrading, use your am3+ socket to buy a FX-8350 or an 8370. It will be well worth your while and the H100 will make it a beast. And that MOBO has a decent sound card built in sou you probably would have been better off without it.

Superchickenburgers 1 point 44 months ago

Agree 100%, glad someone pointed that out since i couldn't be bothered typing all of that. Even an unlocked Intel 4 core, or the 8370/50 as you pointed out would make this pc soo much better.

pikajor 1 point 37 months ago

so did the sli with the 960 work out im waiting on my second 960 to arrive in the mail

PotentialPit 1 point 23 months ago

sry but to be brutal this could be better unless you got some of the parts for cheaper than your showing