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A friend asked me to build her a computer which she would mainly use for video editing. She chose the case, and when it came I must say I love the case! some parts of it have a cheaper feel to it, but overall it works great and looks great. My biggest complaint is the cable management, as there aren't many places to tie down the cables in back so the back looks like more of a mess than i like it to be. Some of the wires had to be visible from the front, but luckily they were all out of the way.

She was around a $700 budget, so this is what I came up with.

Motherboard does not have a connection for the cases USB 3.0 cable.... So I will probably get an adapter so all of the USB ports work.

Thanks for looking!

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice but that god awful motherboard... ew

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

What is wrong with that motherboard?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

The power delivery system on it is way to wimpy for an 8350's power needs.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

As I said...this is my 3rd build. I am still learning, so advice would be appreciated. How would I ensure there would be ample power delivery for everything?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the Msi board you have as a 4+1 power delivery system that has a heat sink. What you want for a 8350, 8320 and a 6350 is 6+2 vrm or greater with a heat sink. I personally say to stay away from Msi on AM3+. The board you picked has reported cases of frying under the 8350's power draw at stock (no overclocking). Msi's AM3+ stuff with the updated 990fx chipset is a gimmick. It really is a piece of crap. Buy the Asus or AsRock 990 (and 990x) chipset stuff if you want to run a 8350, 8320 or 6350. Also you can run the chipset you have (which is the 970), but the 990fx and 990x chipset's are really meant for the 8350 and 8320.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Advertised power delivery means jack ****. A 6-phase VRM with high quality chokes, well-rated MOSFETs, and ample cooling via heatsinks will perform better than a 12-phase DPak.

I do agree that 4-phase is a bit anemic for overclocking. However, it doesn't really come down to the VRM when choosing an AM3+ board; if you have taste, you can usually tell which boards are good and which are not by seeing which ones are ugly as hell and which ones aren't.

For overclocking the 990X and 990FX are recommended. Contrary to popular belief, an ideal AM3+ board is not one that costs less than $100.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Either:

A: The editing software she uses can use GPU acceleration making the 8350 a waste of money.

Or

B: The editing software she uses cannot use GPU acceleration making the GTX 750 Ti a waste of money.

Either way I think you didn't spend her money very well overall.

Oh and Seagate 2TB HDD is $10 more than what you paid for the 1TB drive.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Now to get a nice CPU cooler and OC that CPU to an even faster speed :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Not on that mobo...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah I just realized. Shame he didn't get a better one

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I almost got that one, so glad I didn't.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

horrible cable management

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

For this build just buy a good aftermarket cooler and change the board for better overclocking you cant maximize the speed of your cpu if you wont overclock it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice selection of parts! +1

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