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First Build!
by DavidAtwood24
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Hey guys, I'm 15 and saved up all the money I could get and build my first gaming PC! I upgraded from a hp laptop which I would be lucky to play a game on low settings, With this build its focused on gaming. Every game I have tried I run with no lag on top settings.

Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate800MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.25Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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Ggadget 5 points 21 months ago

Because you have a locked CPU, I would have gone with an h77. Otherwise your build is pretty good. Also, it costs L33T.

Javanode [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

rookie mistakes happen

Ggadget 2 points 21 months ago

I know rookie mistakes happen. In my build, I bought a b75 motherboard with a 2700k. I was really unhappy when I found out I couldn't overclock.

Liam81 1 point 19 months ago

Maybe the 3570K can be purchased later....

bbooiigg [1 Build] 2 points 21 months ago

This is actually a really nice build. The psu will allow for some really nice upgrades later down the road. Only thing i can see is grabbing a H77 motherboard. Other than that, I like it. Looks like some really clean cable management too.

DavidAtwood24 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

Thank you!

thalesknight 1 point 21 months ago

Totally solid build. Wish you went with unlocked CPU, as you would have some safer wiggle room to overclock better now or in the future as needed. Otherwise, well done on part selection.

Divdor [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

Nice build and congrats on saving the money and building it yourself.

*CPU - As other have mentioned, it is a locked CPU. Not a big deal is you didn't plan to overclock.

*Mobo - Good Choice

*Memory - Really good choice.

*Storage - Good Choices

*Video - I have an XFX and it is loud. How does yours do under load? Leaf Blower level or less load than that. Dont get me wrong, I like my video card, just wish I couldn't hear it from a room away.

Rest is all subjective to me. Nicely done.

DavidAtwood24 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

O yes, the graphics card is SO loud, Its not terrible tho because I have a headset so I can't here it when I have it on. About the locked CPU, This was my first build so I really didn't want to overclock. In the future I might get a unlocked i7 or something but this works fine for now.

Divdor [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

It seems to be a common problem with XFX cards. I really like the one I have for what it does (low resolution eyefinity), but I hate the heat levels and loud fans. If I keep it (which doesn't seem likely), I am going to try an aftermarket vga cooler. Game On.

Enlyten [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

Why didn't you fork out the extra money and get an unlocked 3570k? Otherwise having a Z77 motherboard isn't necessary. H77 would be preferred.

DavidAtwood24 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 21 months ago

First build! haha. :]

Enlyten [1 Build] 1 point 21 months ago

Nice build. Everyone has said what needs to be said.

DylanSLC [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

I like this one a lot, you did well for a first time on your own.

8BitPhoenix [3 Builds] 1 point 1 month ago

How was the length on that CPU power cable?

hdmiller610 [2 Builds] 0 points 21 months ago

GAWD, you got a locked cpu. This build would of been perfect if you had gotten the K version.

bgiunt4 0 points 21 months ago

Ya, if you would have spent a couple more bucks on the 3570k, this would be a great build. Its still really good.

Planetside2fanboy -1 points 21 months ago

This build is 1337

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Vidar2 5 points 21 months ago

Please add something to the discussion other than this please.