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My First 'Puter

by grp215

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24 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.0GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.0GHz

Description

this is my fist compooter. it plays games. i like cumputers. cumpooters ar cool.

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theonelonewolf 1 Build 4 points 16 months ago

Flip your PSU over unless your computer sits on carpet.

PickItApart 3 points 16 months ago

Totally agree with this comment. Seems weird to flip it but that's right the fan is best on the bottom.

grp215 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Sorry for the late response, but thanks for the advice. I eventually did flip it over after watching some more YT videos. I thought there were screw holes on the bottom, but I was mistaken.

a_slow_descent 3 points 16 months ago

be careful with stress testing. i have the same cpu and if you keep turbo boost on it gets real hot real fast with the stock cooler at full load.

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

Never seen a case like that before especially the front of it! hows the temps on the CPU with stock cooler?

grp215 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

It stays around 35C idling and went up to the high 60s while benchmarking.

Sorry for the late response.

PacificNic 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

What do you think of the 280X? I'm thinking about getting the same one

grp215 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I'm liking it so far. It's a big step up from the Intel integrated graphics that I'm used to. Seems to run everything pretty nicely. There's is a bit of a whining noise from the MSI one that others are reporting as well.

Sorry for the late response!

Orthithian 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Its a nice build! The only thing I would say is that you should have gotten a better motherboard. I use to have it and I had alot of problems with it. And also to get a bigger SSD but the SSD is really if you think you really want it. Still its a nice build!

grp215 submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry for the late response, I didn't think anyone would take notice to it haha. The motherboard is working fine for me as far as I can tell. I originally wasn't going to get an SSD at all, but I gave into the temptation with this tiny one. It works fine for just a boot drive. I have a few programs on there with room to spare as well.

slinkie45 1 point 16 months ago

Very nice build. I would have personally dropped the SSD to get a beefier motherboard, but that's just me

+1

slinkie45 1 point 16 months ago

Scratch that, I just noticed you don't have an unlocked CPU, so I guess you're not planning on overclocking anytime soon. In that case, terrific budget build.

grp215 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Sorry for responding so late, but thank you. I wasn't going to get an SSD at first, but I'm pretty happy with the boot times now. I'll probably get a better mobo and an unlocked CPU a little later.

GamingPC69 1 point 16 months ago

Almost 1k for the computer and you went ahead and bought that ugly case, great plan

sqielyr 5 points 16 months ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Rarityo3o 2 points 16 months ago

I have to agree. Even for ~$30-$40, they could have gotten a Source 210 which looks pretty nice, if rather minimalist.

grp215 submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

I don't think the case is ugly, but I am a little bit disappointed in it. I mainly bought it because it was so cheap. I was originally going to get the Corsair Carbide Series 200R, but girlfriend said that one was ugly. You can't please everyone.

tophero 1 point 16 months ago

lol, I hate the way the front of that thing looks too. I know he only paid $30 for it but there's gotta be better options even at that price point.

Shake87 1 point 15 months ago

How do you get windows 7 for free? Is it hard to install SSD?

grp215 submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Check your PMs, but no it's not hard.

Sousha 1 point 9 months ago

the case listed in the parts list and the one in the pictures is not the same, please update the parts list

grp215 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yes, the front ports on the NZXT case stopped working after a while, so I bought a "temporary" replacement case that I ended up having to live with for a while. I added a picture of the inside after I did some cable management (this Cougar case is terrible if you value a neat inside). My family is asleep now, so I will upload some pictures of the outside tomorrow if you'd like. I didn't think anyone would notice my build again ha.

A valuable lesson was learned on the importance of a good case with your build.

CbassFishin -2 points 16 months ago

In de cumpooter I woold hed drep de ssd 4 a beeter moderberd & unlok cpu. Good build though for the price, the case seems a bit small for a huge gpu.

grp215 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Yeah, looking back that may have been a good idea, although I am really happy with the boot times. Eventually I may get a better mobo and the 4670k. At least I'll have something to do in the future. Sorry for the late response.