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First Build, Ice Demon
by Dr_Procter
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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.

Part List
Date PublishedApril 10, 2014
Date BuiltApril 10, 2014
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate850MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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bigeman101 [1 Build] 5 points 9 months ago

Graphics card upgrade soon?

Hellvaguy [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

omg plz say yes to gpu upgrade

atomicruns [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

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

PolishXlion [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

That window though!

Hellvaguy [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

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

Vorago [1 Build] 1 point 9 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 9 months ago

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

SSJGGogeta 1 point 9 months ago

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

Hellvaguy [1 Build] 1 point 9 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 9 months ago

WHERE did you get that poster? I want one.

Dr_Procter [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

The Minecraft one? That was from Walmart.

Jhact007 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Ah okay, I'll look around for it!

ashroya 1 point 7 months ago

How do the LEDs look through the white grill?