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First Build, Ice Demon

by Dr_Procter

17
13 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 10, 2014

Date Built

April 10, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

850MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.2GHz

Description

This is my first build and I have had a lot of fun and knowledge gained from it. I originally started in the Thermaltake Commander MSI Snow Edition, but that case sucks. I do not recommend anyone getting it. I then purchased the Corsair Air 540 white edition and transferred my parts. I know that it is not the most balanced build, but it was a build that I set a limit on price (around $650) and deal hunted my way. Im planning on installing an SSD.

CPU: This was part of a bundle with the motherboard at Micro-center. 8 cores, overclocking available, haven't OC'd it yet, but I would like to. I heard great things about this and decided to hop on board.

Cooler: Got it on ebay, new in package, works fine, little trouble at first to install it, but came together quite fine.

Motherboard:Got this in a combo deal at Micro-center. Great deal on it and its pretty nice. The only downfall is that the HD Audio connector is next to the I/O connectors so I have to run that cord across motherboard. Little pet peeve, no big issue.

RAM: Cheap, bought this RAM on sale during school, 8gbs, fast speeds, matches color scheme. Great component.

Hard Drive: Holds a lot of files.... I don't really know how to characterize a HDD.

GPU: Got it on sale at Microcenter, its been a real upgrade.

Case: First one, hated it. Corsair Air 540, love it. I would recommend this case to anyone, **** a great price and very easy to work in. This case makes cable management a breeze. Painted the grills with the idea that I saw online. I think it looks awesome.

Power Supply: Got it on sale, fully modular, kinda overkill, but an all around great PSU. The cords are a little short though.

Thanks for viewing my build, feedback is welcomed.

Comments Sorted by:

bigeman101 1 Build 5 points 10 months ago

Graphics card upgrade soon?

Hellvaguy 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

omg plz say yes to gpu upgrade

atomicruns 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

He's updated his description to say he's getting a GPU upgrade and an SSD.

PolishXlion 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

That window though!

Hellvaguy 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome white and blue theme. Where did you buy the ram for so cheap?

Vorago 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Seeing as he got his cpu and mobo from microcenter for a huge discount I imagine he got the memory there too. Cursing the fact that there isn't a microcenter within 2 hours of where I live...

Dr_Procter submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Actually RAM was from a sale on Newegg. During Black Friday

SSJGGogeta 1 point 10 months ago

seagate HDD's and SSD's are prone to break easily

Hellvaguy 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Seagate makes great mechanical hdd's, not sure on the ssd's though. I only like intel and Samsung for those.

Jhact007 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

WHERE did you get that poster? I want one.

Dr_Procter submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

The Minecraft one? That was from Walmart.

Jhact007 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Ah okay, I'll look around for it!

ashroya 1 point 9 months ago

How do the LEDs look through the white grill?