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First Build..NO OC.
by CPM37
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For Video Editing, Graphic Design and 3D Modeling. Will be adding SSD Soon.

Pretty much my first every build. I had a little assistance from younger brother, but mainly had no troubles following instructions to put it all together and after All the pieces came in and powered it up.I literally had no issues at all from installing hardware or software for that matter. More Pictures to come Thanks for looking

((PSU Will be Purchased soon. I already know it's not a good one)) That was BEFORE I purchased the Video Card! Also It is my first build.

Update: New PSU Will be on its way. CORSAIR GS800 800W ATX12V

Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate860MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.25Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Xerdia 7 points 15 months ago

I wouldn't pay much attention to the rating on your build, some people get a little trigger happy.

You made a very well balanced build for your needs, a Z87 board is perfectly fine even if you didn't overclock your CPU. Some people are really clueless.

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

thanks, but I am very leery on the PSU regardless of the OC business..which I am not doing ..

LookTopHats [2 Builds] 4 points 15 months ago

I really agree Xerdia! Finally someone understands. I will be building a build with a really flash z87 and none overclockable cpu. Why? Because it looks nice and has a 5 year warranty...

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

back to square one. cancelled the order for psu. doing more research on better ones for the buck.

utkugul 4 points 15 months ago

Dont know why this build is getting downvoted so much, seems pretty average to me. except that powersupply that HE SAID he was replacing. +1 IMO

Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Some people couldn't get over the locked CPU. Don't know why.

xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

I highly suggest changing out the power supply ASAP to one of the good brands like Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX. These are brands you can trust.

Other than that, you have a very nice build. +1

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

thanks. I appreciate that. I definitely am getting a different PSU.

xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

This XFX power supply is 550W, 80Plus Bronze certified, has a 5 year warranty, and is on sale for $50 right now.

Just something to consider. :)

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

I will look into that. Thank you! I just don't feel 550w is even suffice though

Maybe same brand but *bigger wattage? sorry for typo..

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CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Edit what?

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xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

In that case, I suggest the Antec HCG 620W. 620W, 80Plus Bronze, 5 year warranty, semi-modular, $60 right now.

ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

If you can swing $70, The EVGA NEX650G SuperNova is a frankly stellar deal right now. It's fully modular (to help with cable management) and 80 Plus Gold certified. It also has none of the problems of previous EVGA offerings. Just don't get the 80 Plus Bronze models, as they're largely crap...

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

thanks, I ordered this one and cancelled the corsair one!

ESPM400 [1 Build] 2 points 15 months ago

Go on ya. Glad to help.

Rollin489 2 points 15 months ago

its not so much that you have a clocked cpu...but there are plenty of other great boards out there that you could have gotten that would stand the test of time and save you most likely a hundred bucks, which could have gotten you a seasonic psu or an ssd. Building a pc on a budget is kinda like a jigsaw puzzle.....you can pick and choose where the money goes and in the end its all about the most balanced system

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

I'm not looking to over clock. I don't need to. I needed a build specifically for what I will be using it for. NOT for gaming. Graphic Design, 3D Modeling and a little video editing. Also, as stated before, I am looking into a bigger and better brand of PSU since I knew when I had to buy the Video Card,I was going to need a bigger PSU. Other than that, the parts I have will work fine.

bigblock454 2 points 15 months ago

well i like it i saw you said you changed the psu i think it is pretty good

Marcus_CA 2 points 15 months ago

Gave you a +1 to break even with the rating. Average build for a work station. Good work on your first build - I'm glad you got it booted on the first try!

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago


xQuickSilv3r0x 2 points 15 months ago

I really like this build. Since I'm fairly new, I can't give great advice, but from a couple of months of experience on this site, I feel as though you could have saved a little on the Motherboard and put it into a Radeon 7970 or the R9 280x. Anyway, it's your build, great job. +1

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago


Harleysmoke 2 points 15 months ago

Seems like a descent build +1.

ShawnDrizzle 2 points 15 months ago

Quit hating on the motherboard! A lot manufacturers gimp their H87 boards by withholding features that Z87 boards have, such as loading them with more PCI than PCI-E slots and other I/O ports most may find outdated. Though the only difference between the two may be the CPU overclocking features and the ability to support triple SLI/Crossfire configurations, it doesn't mean the MOBO makers are making H87 boards very appealing. Nice build!

Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

I won't downvote for the locked CPU and expensive mobo. But there are some rough choices here. I agree with the other commenters that that PSU is a disaster. You really should replace that asap. You should never skimp on the PSU.

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 15 months ago

I had no intentions of leaving the 550w PSU there..that was without my Video Card. It was an unexpected turn about purchasing the Video card sooner than I was expecting. so Now that I have that, I will be getting a different PSU

Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Excellent. I'd hate to see a nice setup get damaged by a bad PSU. You might want to add that to the description to avoid further comments.

xxvolwarexx [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

That PSU scares me. But otherwise great build. +1

Firecrackers [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Pretty average decent build. Yeah some parts are kinda weird but you said you'll upgrade your PSU and, overall, if it works, it works.


CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

So I am looking into this one EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650G 650 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply Instead.

swagnuggets123 1 point 15 months ago

That logi-bomb is gonna blow

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

that's why I have a better one on order and on its way. thanks

jiayejoe [2 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

Nice build overall, glad to see you're gonna change the PSU :) I used the same CPU in my build last week and it runs great!

Just curious, was there any features the Z87 Sabertooth has that a H87 board couldn't fulfill?

In any case, +1 and good job!

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Honestly , I didn't even look that H87 up Prior to the Z87.

jiayejoe [2 Builds] 2 points 15 months ago

Fair enough. The Sabertooth is a really nice board anyway, it's just that you paid a premium for features that you might not get to enjoy unless you upgrade.

It's a good build nevertheless, you're gonna have fun with it :)

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Any Recommendations for SSD? I have a new PSU on its way , so Now Im looking for a decent SSD. Not really expensive but effective and reliable. Thanks. I will look at all options you suggest.

CPM37 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

Just recently changed out my Logisys 550w PSU to an EVGA 650W 80% Gold.

robotmonkey121 1 point 11 months ago

I have one quick question about this build does the power supple have a 2x4 connector?

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xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 3 points 15 months ago

Actually, the Sabertooth series are designed for stability more than overclocking. They also have a 5 year warranty. I'd say the pairing of CPU + motherboard is great.

I have to agree about the PSU though. That thing is an accident waiting to happen.

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nickabong122 [1 Build] -1 points 15 months ago

this build confuses me u say this is a beast but here u are rong u kinda screwed up with that whole beast thing with getting a locked CPU on a z87 MOBO why no H87?? plus a 7950 hmm i feel that u could have saved alot of money on the mobo and got a better GPU and PSU good build i guess

l13199l [1 Build] -2 points 15 months ago

1.64% of the money you spent was on your psu, which will probably explode and take a few parts with it, maybe the overpriced mobo?