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Batchi, A Teen's First Build
by DooofusChoco
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Description

This is my very first build and it took me a five months saving up for this. i'll use it for gaming at 1080p and simple 3D rendering stuff. My budget was $730. Parts in my country are BIT more expensive than the US so i'll have to downgrade to Ivy... :'(

i5 3470: A nice cpu and it's just enough for what i do.

Z77 Pro4M: I know - a locked cpu in a Z chipset. The other option is H77-Pro4M, but the price differences between these two are 1.5 dollars.......................

Corsair Value Ram: Nice ram and 8gb was recommended for me.

250gb hard drive: This is an OLD and a TEMPORARY hard drive. I WILL ADD AN SSD AND SOME MORE TERABYTES SOME DAY.

GTX 760: This is a great card. Some people were wondering why not Asus or Msi - These two brand cost a hundred dollars more than this Zotac one..... Anyways I get 5 years warranty and Batman XD.

N200: I love this chassis. I did my best in cable management and yes, you can route your 24pin cable through the back. The shop owner surprised me with a windowed version. Yay!

M12ii 520w: Appreciate modular power supplies. It makes assemble so simple. Just another great psu from Seasonic.

Any critics are much appreciated.

Part List
Details
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB AMP! Edition Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.11Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.21Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Zeus [1 Build] 6 points 10 months ago

Nice build. +1 I personally would have went the amd route at this budget, however.

 
 
Swish2000 5 points 10 months ago

He makes a point, AMD mATX motherboards suck lots of wee-wees. It's a shame, I wish MSI or ASUS would step in and make a really high-end one.

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 4 points 10 months ago

I literally laughed out loud when I saw that. +1 on life.

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

I understand. A couple of my friends also mentioned it but i prefer a compact computer on my desk. AMD microatx motherboard have less features... Mini-Itx is expensive... haha

 
 
Zeus [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

'tis true, the majority of AMD motherboards are a fair bit behind atm.

 
 
deathfromup [6 Builds] 6 points 10 months ago

Hey man, i don't mean to worry you, but im pretty sure there's a monster in your computer.

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 10 months ago

Ahaha an orange one! It's a hot day so he's cooling down himself XD

 
 
Marcus_CA 1 point 10 months ago

Zotac is known to be a horrifying company when it comes to returning or exchanging faulty products. I also haven't seen many people attempt overclocking these either.

All-in-all, if the card works, enjoy the build. Congrats to your first build!

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks for the info and thanks

 
 
xshadowinxbc [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

For an Intel build at this price point, you did fine. +1

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks haha

 
 
ravagex 1 point 10 months ago

Fine job and your description for choices helps your cause.

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
Firecrackers [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

How's the Zotac? I heard it may be a little bit loud, but I don't know. Nice build though! Where do you live? I'd think Canada but.

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

When I boot the system up It wasn't audible. I haven't done any gaming/benchmark yet, but when i do, i'll upload the scores here. Oh, and I am Asian :P

 
 
talby [9 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

+1 great balance between cost and performance, have not seen that case in person it looks awesome - seems like a good upgrade from the Core 1000.

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
aludka 1 point 10 months ago

Well done. +1

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
BranToast75 [4 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Initially i would have suggested an AMD cpu and GPU for your budget, but then i read the description and saw you have 3D rendering in mind. You will benefit from the cuda and Intel, so +1

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Right On! That was the point i opt for Intel and Nvidia

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

+1 for 5 months of saving and learning the value of a dollar.

Good choices overall. I've decided to go RAID with mine for faster downloads. That is something you can look into to. I don't know if SSD's are worth the price, WITH THE EXCEPTION for a faster boot. I suppose they are more reliable as well, but they fill up so damn fast!

Good job kid! :)

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks a lot! RAID sounds interesting too maybe i'll try that as well :D

 
 
ITneto 1 point 7 months ago

Is that case a windowed version of the n200?

 
 
PCMan416 1 point 1 month ago

I know you were on a budget but I think Zotac isn't such a good choice for video cards.

 
 
iTzSnypah 0 points 10 months ago

Turn on MCE and undervolt. No reason not to.

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

How do I do that?

 
 
iTzSnypah 1 point 10 months ago

In the motherboard BIOS there should be an option somewhere to enable MCE. All it will do is instead of turboing up to 3.6GHz (depending on load) it will just run at 3.6GHz (EIST will still make the CPU idle at 1.6GHz).

Undervolting will be more tricky because you have to stability test. You can skip undervolting if you want (all it will do is shave a few Watts off and maybe 1C under load).

 
 
DooofusChoco [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

i'll try. Thanks for the tip :)