One Year Anniversary PC "Build" Contest

Recently, our site hit its first year anniversary and to celebrate we're holding a PC "Build" Contest

Now the reason we put "build" in quotations, is because you don't actually have to buy anything or build a computer, unless you really want to.

You'll really just be putting together a "Console Killer" build on PC PartPicker, for the chance to win some prizes.

For more details, head on over to our forums, sign-up and check out the contest!


We're not trying to come off as advertising, some of our staff follow Tek Syndicate and we thought it would be a great place to share our contest for like-minded individuals. If you feel the need to move this topic, we won't mind.

I submitted this

I had to really stretch to get everything, but its got everything.

  • Processor (CPU) : AMD 8350 8-core
  • Motherboard : Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
  • Memory (RAM) : 8gb kingston blu
  • Storage (Hard Drive) :
  •              SSD: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB (Boot drive)
  •              HDD: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • Video Card (GPU) : Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB
  • Case/Tower : Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0
  • Power Supply : Cooler Master i500 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified

The total is $646.89

Build highlights:
SSD boot drive
8-core processor
AMD 7950 graphics

I would overclock the ram on this build to 1600 mhz. There isn't much performance gain past that anyway.

You know that has to have some custom cooling or its going to melt that board. :)

 you could push it further by putting 8 GB of 1600 ddr3 ram inside (its more expensive but just by 1 dollar). but it wil be only 1 stick so i was wondering if it would be benificial because you will not take use of the dual channel capabilities put mine in too

It really doesn't need overclocking. The case has good airflow and this is not an overclocking system. Overclocking the ram to 1600 wont be heating up the system at all.

 Sorry, i just pulling chain. I did the same thing . All in Fun :)

It wouldnt be beneficial. You would lose a good amount of performance without 2 modules working in tandem.

Thank you guys for the extra submissions so far.

We love being able to host a contest like this and see the interesting build ideas everyone has to offer.