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Bright Blue Beginning - First time build

by Dj



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6 months ago I made a promise to myself I would build my very own PC that and due too the fact that pre built computers are too expensive, so I saved up then started ordering every time they're was a sale which was allot thanks to Black Friday, and I know my cable management looks well horrid but I will fix that later on, and wanted to say a big Thank you to this website for existing.

Motherboard - A bit pricy but for all the features you get including USB 3.0 it's a pretty solid motherboard even though every time my case shakes my RAM gets loose but can't blame that on the motherboard, and also got a rebate on it so bonus!!!

CPU - Originally was going to get a quad core CPU because well 6 cores is a bit much, but saw allot of reviews on this being more powerful and it was the same price so hey why not.

Memory - Was on sale and 8gb, Happy day happy day

HDD - Well...was going to get a 500gb Hdd but this was the same price as that so eh.

GPU - Ah the Sapphire Radeon 7870 I love how it's already Overclocked, and the cooling system keeps it cool and quiet.

Case - Loving it so far came with 5 fans, 3 led blue fans, 2 regular fans and enough space for all my parts.

Power Supply - Was again going for some different power supply but it was on sale so I just had too, and wanted to note since it was semi-modular it was really difficult for me when trying to either hide the cables or make it look clean but still a wonderful Power supply.

Monitor - I like it 24 inch and it's probably all I ever need

I pretty much intend to play games and stream videos on this dream build and later on in the future I'll probably buy a CPU cooler to keep my nice little FX-6300 nice and cool.

Leave any feedback and hope all you have a wonderful day.

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twaelbroeck 2 points 47 months ago

As you said, cable management needs work and an aftermarket cooler would be beneficial, but your part choices are pretty great and particularly for the price. Good work and a quality first build :)

Dj submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you and yes the cable management needs work, a whole lot of work

Atechless 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Not bad, you've left yourself plenty of room for expansion. You should definitely take a look into non-stock coolers.

Dj submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you for the feedback, yes in time I will replace the CPU cooler, in time.....

Emperor200 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Suggestion: get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo. Not the plus, the evo runs a bit quieter. Its basically the best budget heatsink out there. Good part choice though. +1

Dj submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you for the feedback, and I will either get that or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214041

FreeFireXI 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I'd argue to just change out the fan on the Plus. I've done that :) I would change out the fan on the EVO as well, but that's just me.

RustyBaker 5 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

RAM coming loose is kind of a Bad Thing™. You probably don't want to RMA the board at this point in time, but I'd suggest a "ghetto" fix of some sort to prevent it from happening. There's a good variety of non-conductive (you don't want it shorting any components) reusable (you want to be able to change/upgrade your RAM) adhesives you could employ. Handi-Tak comes immediately to mind. I used it years ago to hang posters and the stuff is fantastic (and cheap).

Dj submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you for the "Ghetto" tip

RustyBaker 5 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I just realized I didn't say DON'T PUT IT IN THE SLOT. It should be common sense, but I try to make sure I cover my rear. I'd recommend putting it on the end where you clip it in.

Thomskon 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

oof $144 for a 7870. 270x/270's are £150-160 and 7870's are just as expensive if not more. lucky

Dj submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Lucky indeed

UndeadSold1er22 0 points 47 months ago

For the price its not a bad build I give it a 8.5/10 personally stock CPU coolers are the worst so I suggest you pick up a 30$ Cpu cooler I saw it was one of your plans but I still wanted to give you my feedback

Dj submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Thank you for you're feedback, and yes I will replace my CPU cooler in time.....

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