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[In Progress] The Modern Matrix (FX-8350 Style)

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Hey OCN,

This is honestly my first time being here, and I am already posting. The goal I wanted to set for myself this year was to build my own computer, because I have always wanted my own computer. (A computer that would play games, watch movies on, and just do whatever I needed it to.)

I'm calling this the Modern Matrix for a few reasons. One, it'll have all modern parts. (*What a shocker!*) Two, I will have 3 1080p monitors. Lastly, I like The Matrix.

In all honesty, I have always wanted to build a computer, or at least own one, that could play the latest games and just be something for my to have multiple uses for. The computer I am currently running on is an eMachine ET1331G-05w that I bought off someone on Craigslist for $40. It's nothing special, besides the ATI Radeon HD 5450 GPU and Cooler Master CPU Cooler.

August of 2012 is when I really got interested in building my own computer, and it's also the same month I started college. (Yes, I am a freshman.) College is paid for me by the United States Government. (My Dad's GI Bill.) I plan on going into the United States Air Force after I graduate. (Currently in an AFROTC Program.)

Well, that seems to be enough chit-chatting for one thread... let's get onto the proposed build.

The parts that are in green have been bought.
The parts that are in orange are the next to be purchased.
The parts that are red have not be purchased.




CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($191.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($226.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($319.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VG23AH 23.0" Monitor ($218.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit) ($286.90 @ Adorama)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($50.86 @ Amazon)
Other: Gaming Audio Series™ SP2500 High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System ($249.99 @ Corsair)

Total: $4121.52



All I am waiting for at the moment is for my tax-refund to come in. Once I get that in the bank then I will start making purchases. While I do wait for that though, I'll be getting a few paychecks hopefully, so I'll be able to make the initial purchase of ~$1850.

Thanks for reading, and leave any questions/comments/suggestions down below and I'll take a look/respond to them promptly! biggrin.gif

~ Pez
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Welcome to OCN!


10 gig of HDDs what do you need that much storage for? As most here will tell you 8gig of ram is enough for gaming and most other uses.
Nice dream build though. smile.gif
Monster HAF
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 Gigabyte GA970A-D3 EVGA GrForce GTX 650 Kingston Hyber X Blue 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Cavair Black Asetek 570LX Windows 7 Home Pro Acer G226HQL 21.5" 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G226HQL 21.5" 1920x1080 Azio Large print Tri-color LED Corsair CX500 Cooler Master HAF X 
Mouse
Corsair Vengence M60 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX 8350 ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Vengeance® — 16GB Dual/Quad Channel DDR3 Memory... WD Corsair Black Corsair Hydro Series H100i High Performance Dua... Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCase
HX Series HX1050 Power Supply — 1050 Watt 80 PL... Cooler Master HAF X 
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Monster HAF
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 Gigabyte GA970A-D3 EVGA GrForce GTX 650 Kingston Hyber X Blue 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Cavair Black Asetek 570LX Windows 7 Home Pro Acer G226HQL 21.5" 1920x1080 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G226HQL 21.5" 1920x1080 Azio Large print Tri-color LED Corsair CX500 Cooler Master HAF X 
Mouse
Corsair Vengence M60 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX 8350 ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Vengeance® — 16GB Dual/Quad Channel DDR3 Memory... WD Corsair Black Corsair Hydro Series H100i High Performance Dua... Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCase
HX Series HX1050 Power Supply — 1050 Watt 80 PL... Cooler Master HAF X 
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Originally Posted by kyfire View Post

Welcome to OCN!


10 gig of HDDs what do you need that much storage for? As most here will tell you 8gig of ram is enough for gaming and most other uses.
Nice dream build though. smile.gif

10Gb of Storage - I use to hold all of my Music and Bluray Movies. I work as a DJ over the Summer(s).

I plan on maxing out with 32GB of RAM mainly for Virtual Machines. I also run several RAM-intensive programs that eat up 1GB of RAM over the period of day on their own. I figured the more the better.
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I agree with the ram choice I bought the same exact ones, I am working on a build to see here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1359879/fatal-build-by-mccsolutions-all-corsair-fatal1ty-amd-build-full-parallel-water-cooled-32gb-fx-8350-crossfire-6970s/20#post_19305913

Im using some of mine for a RAM disk.....

Im gonna shoot you a PM because I have some extra Vengeance RAM im gonna sell, I bought a 16gb red kit first and intended to buy another when I got the money just as you explained but I happened to get a good deal on a 32gb black kit and a 4gb 2000mhz kit as well so im gonna sell the extra 16gb and the 4gb.

I have Pics, im still waiting on the black 32gb kit in the mail though..... Im selling 16gb of the black ones by the way not the red ones..



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