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First Build - Budget gaming

by airtime25

25
19 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 13, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.03Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6GHz

Description

I am an engineering student and I thought it would be awesome to build my own pc to play games on since my laptop wasn't cutting it. I realize the cable management isn't the best but I don't plan on overclocking in the near future and didn't know how else to contain all the wires. I should have gotten a modular psu but I wasn't aware of how beneficial it was beforehand. Also i didn't actually apply the thermal paste as I am going to use it with an after market cooler eventually.

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chare375 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

The spaghetti monster lives!

QuantumEssence 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Praise be the spaghetti monster!

chare375 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

haha I needed a good laugh today

airtime25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hahahaha

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Lex001 1 point 3 months ago

R'amen

Painwithin 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

just run all them cables using the cable management holes behind the motherboard tray and your good to go!

Nice build none the less +1

airtime25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I will try! thanks!

renigadecrew 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

+1 just cable managment!!!!!!!

Purrhamfurbottom 1 point 10 months ago

How's that case doing? I'm building my own pretty soon and that one caught my eye.

airtime25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

The case is great. I like that you can remove some of the internal compartments for some more room inside!

Purrhamfurbottom 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah, my dad's pc just died and I may reuse some of the parts that still work like the fans, PSU, and the motherboard

EpicBro101 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Cable management much? Check out my build and you'll see what I mean...

DodecPCs 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Decent build, but please try some cable management. I do realize however that the case you have probably isn't very cable management friendly.

jacobs4525 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Manage the cables.

thunderdan602 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Nice budget build. Try running the cables though the holes of the motherboard tray and run the cables behind it. Good cable management is key for proper air flow and you will need that when you start to overclock.

davideus23 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I am getting the impression that some commenters here feel that you should perform something called "cable management". Only some of them though.

Definitely not every single one.

airtime25 submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I think only a couple people think that..... I must need to do something else first.?

MaxTheCake 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome budget build. +1

3skyhenderson 1 point 10 months ago

Dust will love those messy cables, the cables are my only complaint. You could tuck those cables behind the motherboard and you are good to go. Nice part choices.