High-End AMD Gaming PC
Only two entrants were chosen to compete in this quarter’s High-End AMD-Based Gaming PC BestConfigs category. Ivan’s AMD Overkill Build put up a good fight, taking 40 percent of the vote. But readers overwhelmingly favored CJ’s White Unicorn with no horn in this category.
The winning rig from CJ’s White Unicorn with no horn was built around the AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz processor, with a Corsair H110 94.0 CFM closed-loop cooler on an Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3-based motherboard. It has Kingston's Blu Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 for memory, a Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD writer optical drive, and splits up its storage duties between a super-fast Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5” SSD and a roomy Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5” 7200RPM hard drive.
The graphics capabilities are exceptional in this build thanks to the XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation video card, which features AMD’s PowerTune, TrueAudio, UltraHD and Eyefinity technologies. CJ’s White Unicorn with no horn’s build is powered by a low-noise, high-efficiency Corsair RM 1000W 80 PLUS Gold-certified modular power supply and housed in a Corsair 500R White mid-tower case, adding even more cooling to keep the graphics card humming smoothly.
CJ’s White Unicorn with no horn:
Congratulations to forum member CJ for having his recommended build picked by the Tom's Hardware community this quarter!