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Spaghetti Build ;p

by Shihanshu

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31 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 12, 2014

Date Built

April 9, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

870MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

4.0GHz

Description

*pictures no longer 100% accurate, new power supply+GPU as well as an SSD, for monitors i now have a 32 inch 1080p main and a 20inch 4:3

Well before anyone goes on about poor choices and not too great combinations. This is my first build, no one to help me or give any real info to me. Before this I had no computer. No way for me to ask and learn about stuff. I had to read books at the library. Anyways, first I should note these parts were acquired over a long time (two years). I don't have a wealthy family and to get money for this i'd return cans, babysit, and mow lawns. Yes I know the GTX560 SC is a few years old but for that price:performance it was worth it to me. I was given the 500GB WD, the D-Link wireless usb thingy, both monitors and the Blue Snowball microphone for my birthday. 70% of these parts I bought from people not vendors.

On to rants about this machine. I love it and am very proud of it. It looks nice (except the cable management). This case has no room for cable management at all so I am stuck with a very unpleasant cable mess. As for the processor its quick and great for Photoshop, fireworks, flash, and premier. The motherboard was a hard choice but I like what I chose because of the "fast usb" and because of the many sata ports. The ram is fine I guess, not much to say, the brand is actually Kingston but they don't have it listed and this is identical. Both hard drives are great, the 1tb already had win8 installed. I love how this case looks. That's it, cool volume, temp and fan gauges on the front, always impressive. I hate this power supply. I've had so many problems with it. I love corsair and when I upgrade I will be sticking to corsair but I hate the CX430. DVD drive is whatever, but hey cant beat it for $5 :D. Randomly found this WiFi adapter. Its nice. Absolutely love my razer deathadder <3 my keyboard is back-lit and was a Christmas gift, I love it. Got this GTX560SC on craigslist for $90 and its great for the price.

All together I am proud and love this build. As stupid as some part selections may seem I do really like this system.

Comments Sorted by:

Forester 3 points 15 months ago

Great work saving!

desync408 1 Build 3 points 15 months ago

That case and fan mounting on the acrylic window screams 1999. I love older builds! Save up for an SSD next. You'll **** brix when you see the difference in speed

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Will do :)

Dr_fuzzymuffin 2 points 15 months ago

it may not be the best most extreme build, but i feel where your coming from i had to save years for my first pc to!!! this is defiantly a +1 for me. one criticism work on your cable management!!!!!!

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you :) and I will haha

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Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Had to use a molex to 6pin which was a pain, getting a new one very soon!

thekasafist 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

I gota give you props! You managed to select the parts compatible with each other reading books! Plus all those parts are fine your standard PC for regular household still doesn't use parts of that grade so don't worry it's a nice pc to get things going especially for your first build. Slowly over time upgrade and swap parts for better one's as you are able to afford them and you will always be happy with it. I would personally improve on the case first before upgrading any major parts just to make sure it accomodates better cable management down the road and has other nice useful features for you. All in all you're off to a good start my friend and now that you have a PC and can go online you can get the access to info you need and such things like that and find even better deals over time! I wish you the best hope to see photos of upgrades down the road.

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you very much ! I will be getting a better power supply first because the CX430 is not quite enough power, but as much as I love the case I do agree I need a new one ;p

BorgLore 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Really nice build! +1 That case looks real good.

atomicruns 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I think using library computers for research would have been much much more beneficial than reading books. Not a terrible build, but definitely could have done much better!

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I live in a poor neighborhood and they dont have any computers :l

iisteeveii 1 point 12 months ago

wow...wow

ITneto 1 point 15 months ago

How about the ultimate "Spaghetti buld" just kidding, excelent build how about the Battle Cruisier

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I love spaghetti lol and thats a nice name.

iisteeveii 1 point 12 months ago

it looks like spaghetti

PolishXlion 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

You have thermal compund but no CPU cooler :P. I saw you got the mouse for chrismas but what about that keyboard? Nice build for the first one you made! EDIT:Just saw the post about the keyboard! Sorry!

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I bought the thermal compound having no clue the heatsink already had it, derp.

PolishXlion 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Oh well! Bettr research next time!

iisteeveii 1 point 12 months ago

for over $1000, I think you could have done better. But if you really are proud of this build than, NICE WORK :D

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I couldve but you have to realize that I bought it at different times and in bundles and I didnt really spend 1000 since i bought stuff used

MrElectricWolf 1 point 10 months ago

Why is there a gtx 970?

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

if you read the description you'd know I recently upgraded to it just didnt add pictures

smallie 1 point 10 months ago

What's the 970 like bro? Thinking of getting one instead of a 980.

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Its amazing, oh my, definitely recommend to anyone. You can even play some games in 4k at playable FPS with good settings!

Damjan25 1 point 8 months ago

how's the computer in games ?:D

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Realllllllllly late reply, but with the GTX 970 AMAZINGGG Far Cry 4 Max Settings 1080p @ 120-150 FPS

18hockey 1 Build 0 points 15 months ago

The Rat's Nest

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Yeah... Cable management in this case is quite bad.

18hockey 1 Build 0 points 15 months ago

you could've at least attempted to put in an effort, though.

Shihanshu submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Theres literally no where for the cables, they arent long enough to stuff into the 5.25 inch bays and theres no space behind the motherboard panel

iisteeveii 1 point 12 months ago

wow, now i know which case no to get