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My First Build - Centurion
by DarkCreeper1020
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This is my first pc build ( I am 12 years old) . The CPU and GPU both work very well. The main problem that I had building this PC was the case. I do not recommend the case at all. It does not have much space to work in . And the cable management is not very good at all. Other than that, I do recommend all the other parts. It plays most games on max settings with some that have to be turned down just a little bit. Thanks for checking out my build!! Have a good day. ( And I did pay for most of this build my self, with chores all A's stuff like that, and all the things that I did not pay for , I will have to pay that all back to my parents.)

Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.3GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Vapor-X Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.1GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.3GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 5 points 23 months ago

Great build overall, though the PSU was quite an overkill. An SSD would complement this build nicely. Cabling looks OK, but could be better. Does that case have space behind the mobo for cable mgmt

RazzyFrazz 2 points 23 months ago

I've used this case before, there's a little room next to the HDD trays, but beyond that, the cable management is extremely lacking. Also, the blue led fan that comes with the case provides little airflow, so I'd suggest investing in a few more fans, preferably one to replace the given one with.

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

No sir, the case does not have room, maybe half an inch but not enough to put cables back there. And the reason for the overkill PSU is for upgrades in the future. Anyway, thank you very much for the feedback, have a nice day. And BTW, amazing job on your build

th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 3 points 23 months ago

That's too bad. Getting a PSU with reasonably high wattage isn't bad, (unless it's REALLY an overkill) it actually places less strain on the PSU itself, causing it, in some cases, to last longer :D Thanks!

miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 2 points 23 months ago

If you woulda spent 9 dollars more for the HAF 912, then you would have been much happier.

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Oh yes, I am totally regretting getting this case and not going with any on the HAF series, but thanks for the suggestion

miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

My friend bought one of these, but he didn't have any complaints. From what I saw, I thought it was a good case, but after reading reviews, and your build, I'd definitely have gone with the HAF.

miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

About SSDs... What advantages do they have besides quick boots and loading?

th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

They use less power, much quieter. For the most part though, it's the super fast R/W that is the best part. It's night and day!

miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

is it worth it

th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Yeah, I think so. I have some SSDs and they are so freaking fast! There are some really amazing deals also, if it's not time sensitive I recommend waiting a bit and watching sites like newegg, microcenter, amazon etc for sales.

miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

Okay, I'll look into that. Thanks!

th3m4dh4tt3r [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

No problem :D Happy to help!

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 23 months ago

And I got the RAM on sale for $20 during black friday.

miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 2 points 23 months ago


sixflags26 [3 Builds] 2 points 23 months ago

Why did you get a motherboard for overclocking and not a unlocked intel processor. you could've saved some money going to like an h77

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

I read somewhere that you can change CPUs over time , so I was thinking if I get a z77 motherboard I can switch to an unlocked processor in the future

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bgiunt4 2 points 23 months ago

sweet build. Its awesome that there are kids out there like you that have this kind of ambition. Kids like you are going to rule the world someday.

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

Thanks for the awesome feedback!!

tygersrule 2 points 23 months ago

Not a bad build at all! You could have saved some money on the motherboard and the power supply, maybe enough to get you 1tb of storage or a better processor, but overall very well done! Hows it run, and what are you using it for?

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DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Ok thanks for the advice, and my main use for this build is casual gaming .

Javanode [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

if you read the estimated wattage it does not exceed 400 watts even if it's core i7 and gtx 670

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 23 months ago

Ok, Thanks for the feedback, in my next build I will be sure to keep that in mind

construction [3 Builds] 1 point 23 months ago

Nice build, shame you couldn't hide those wires more. :)

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 23 months ago

Yes it is.. But thanks anyway

gamefan489 1 point 22 months ago

PSU is overkill but overall it is an amazing build, it' better than my fx-6300 build i will be making this march

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 22 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. And good luck on your build you're going to be making. I'm excited to see how that turns out

liquornmoney 1 point 20 months ago

nice job picking the vapor x edition of the card, it should overclock very well.

DarkCreeper1020 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 20 months ago


Trinergy [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

I was looking for examples of examples of builds with this case to look at the best ways to route the cables for my cousin. If you don't mind here are some suggestions I found from my own experience.

  1. The 12 volt AUX Motherboard cable (4/8 pin) can be run along the backside of the motherboard underneath the video card. There is a notch between the PCIe slot and the edge of the motherboard that you can run the cable under. Looks like there is a clear path on your motherboard to follow. Any excess slack can be stowed between the PSU and the case.

  2. Run the front panel cable straight down the front and the create a 90 degree angle or obtuse angle to the motherboard inputs. You can tie it to one of the drive bays. The wires should be parallel to the inputs and appear to disappear behind the drive cage. The excess slack can be tied back behind the drive trays or since the wires are thin enough tied back behind the motherboard tray to a zip tie using an unused stand off hole.

  3. ATX cable can also be done this way, trying to make all the slack hide behind the hard drive cage and tieing the cable to the drive cage.

  4. In fact all power cables from PSU other than AUX 12v should go straight back behind the HDD cage and reappear parallel to the device's power input. Again hiding excess behind the HDD cage and tieing it down behind there.

  5. Same thing for SATA cables taking excess behind HDD cage.

So all the wires from the main board should be parallel to the ground and appear to be coming from behind the HDD cage. Tie bundles together (front panel input cables, front panel USB).

Hope this helps clean things up.