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Upgrade from old desktop Q6600
by mr.blunder
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First time built from scratch. In the past, I did only small upgrades, like increasing amount of ram, or changing graphics card. Everything purchased from Amazon using free Prime trial. SSD and HDD came out my old desktop. Also keyboard, mouse and speakers. Everything works fine. Only had one issue with DVD and SSD sata connection priorities. Couldn't get in to Bios at first, but after connecting DVD drive to first sata connection and SSD to second, it came to life. This desktop is mainly for home use: watching films, playing old game and keeping wife happy on her Facebook. If I were in to numbers, I could say that I expected more from Haswell i3, because my old Q6600 scored 7.0 in Windows compared to i3's 7.3 I know, it's only dual core, but in real life it works a lot faster than my old desktop. Also, low power use was another factor for me and it's a lot quieter. My old desktop was from Mesh computers and cost me £1500 6-7 years ago. This one worked out nearly 3 times cheaper and does everything, what it was intended for.

Part List
Date PublishedMay 21, 2014
Date BuiltMay 10, 2014
Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.18Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Killeneminem [3 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

I understand that you had Win 7 Ultimate from a previous build, but why? Even if the OS is a little awkward in this build, you picked great parts on a budget. +1

mr.blunder [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you very much for positive feedback. I'm planning upgrade to Windows 8.1 at some point, so I can use all Asrock motherboard features, but not sure how my wife will take it, since she can't stand big changes (took only 2 years to persuade her that smart phone is the way to go. She had 7years old Nokia :)

Irodo_BSM [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

We have the same Mobo and vid card :) If money was no object I wouldve gone for an i5 4670 or higher. But very nice build

Instinc [1 Build] 0 points 7 months ago

gotta love the prime free trial XD