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Obsessed and addicted to pc building since the first build, I decided to give my Dell XPS 8500 a new life. Since half of the components can be reused so I just needed to buy few more parts.

CPU : It is not an overclocked version but still a great CPU.

CPU Cooler : Great looking cooler with performance. I replaced the stock for a Corsair SP120 Led for only one reason. To give the PC more vibrant at night.

MOBO : Small and ugly...The reason I keep it is, if I change the motherboard I would lose my Windows license since it tied to the motherboard. It's an OEM version of Windows.

RAM : Another ugly part in my system but they are still working good.

SSD : For $60 CND, it performs better than expected. Windows booting under 15 seconds and all programs run fast.

HDD : I has one 500Gb laying around after upgrading my PS4 to 2Tb. I'm not installing any programs on it so I'm ok.

GPU : Will replace it with my GTX 970 from other build once I get my hands on GTX 10xx.

CHASSIS : Catched this on sale. Very easy to work with and it looks nice too.

PSU : Very silent. Great performance for a price.

Overall, I'm happy with the result. This PC is running fast and smooth. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thanks for watching !!

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Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Just my 2 cents. The 2nd fan on the cooler is sorta redundant considering you have a rear fan so close it. Personally, I'd remove the rear fan and put the led fan in its place. And mount it in front as an intake.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I second that, remove the rear cpu cooler fan and place it on front of the case as intake fro greater airflow

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you all for your recommendation. I do have an extra fan to put in front, however I can't find the right screw to install the fan.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cable management. It's tough to get it looking clean when the PSU is exposed.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you! I tried my best :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job on the cable management. Most people would have said screw it and left it a mess. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

<---- would most def. done exatly that!

Nice build. The 3770 is a fantastic chip. Great to see them in such a clean build. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. Thank you for comment.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Take a fan off of the cpu cooler and put in the front to intake air. Your temps are suffering without an intake fan

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your recommendation. I actually have another extra fan. I'm still looking to buy the right screw to install the fan.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point
Great build and cable management.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how you stick the Windows 10 sticker on the rear IO

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL...Thanks :)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

As mentioned above, I will replace HD7770 with GTX 970 so I need a future proof part. Thanks.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok..Thanks for letting me know.