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My First Decent PC
by jdalton11
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This was my first build and cost just shy of £800 all including delivery.

Anyway I was very nervous taking this on, but I am so glad I did now. I wanted to build a PC that could run newer high spec games, something that I have wanted to be able to do for years, and this certainly does the trick. I am so happy with her.

Would really like to thank the guys who helped me on "Build your own PC" website (especially Valis) who gave me a dig out on a few occasions. Anyway hope you like it.


Part List
Date PublishedApril 22, 2014
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
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darkchief1 [1 Build] 4 points 9 months ago

Wow, that is quite similar to my current rig, but is that actually a vapor x like you have listed? because my card doesn't look like that and it is the 280X vapor x edition. Anyways good looking build and tidy cable management. +1

jdalton11 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Sorry you are 100% correct. Just looked at my box and it's actually a Dual X! Can't seem to edit the list above now, darn it. Thanks for the comments, as I said I am very happy with it, how is yours going?

jdalton11 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Figured out how to do it. Edited now :)

darkchief1 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

sweet as :) its good to hear that you are happy with your build. Mine is good, except for the fact that the fans on my gpu are kinda loud sometimes and occasionally make a higher pitched noise lol. Is yours loud or audible in any way? And have you overclocked your cpu at all? I might put my build up now actually, I'd like to see the response from people.

jdalton11 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Happy days then. You definitely should, I'd like to see it, though not sure how I'd react to lots of negative comments about my baby :) ha!

Reckon I got lucky with my fans, the corsair 200r is a cheap case but thankfully that seems to be because of features rather than quality. The evo fan and gpu's are good, no whiny sound anyway. I have to admit once I did get it going I was amazed at how quiet it was, partially because of the above, but mostly because I had been using an old Dell pc which used to vibrate like an old washing machine :)

jdalton11 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Haven't tried overclocking cpu yet. Im at little nervous of it as there is a bit to learn. Though under load the CPU seems to go to 3.8GHz rather than 3.4 which I would have expected. You overclocking yours?

Had to go to the BIOS to set XMP to get my RAM to run at 1866 though as it was running at 1333.

Sorry to hear about the noise of your gpu. I had a look around and it seems to be a commonish issue with sapphire. No fast fix either it seems, you tried anything to fix it.


darkchief1 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I chucked it up just now, pics are average though haha, ill get more tomorrow. Here is the link. http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/b/PBc Spent about an hour typing all of that up. I was actually looking into the 200r but then my case was up on sale so i snatched it up. And yeah most modern computers are quieter than older computers, which is just great haha. I overclocked mine, got it sitting at 4.3 at 1.17v i think? Max temps was about 67c during BF4 for a few hours. And I had to do the same with my ram aswell. With regards to the gpu i think ill just turn down the fans and let it run a bit warmer and see if that fixes it. Still a good card overall though.

jdalton11 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I'd say it took a bit alright! Looks great man, fair play, it was quite a journey!

Really like your build. Also shows me i could have done the cable management a bit better. Definitely very similar, though nearly each part is a step up and you got an SSD. Would have got nearly the exact same as you if i had had a bit more money. I'm not jealous at all ha! No really fair play Cameron.

darkchief1 [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Most of the parts are a step up but the performance difference will be next to none haha. The cable management took a while but i think that it was worth it overall, just because of how tidy it looks compared to my old build lol.

xPCgamer79x 2 points 9 months ago

+1 for good cable management along with part selection.