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For Video Editing/Gaming. My first build. i think the final total ended up being closer to 1200 bucks. Lots of patience with waiting for deals and bundles from Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct and Microcenter.

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  • 82 months ago
  • 9 points

Why go with a high end motherboard but only a 7870 and a Raidmax PSU. I would worry about the Raidmax PSU dying and taking out components.

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

This is very valid why is it being down voted...?? If you disagree and can prove it wrong then do so, don't just down vote.

I agree with you DjArtifact, it doesn't seem very balanced to have a high priced motherboard that doesn't have any more features or better quality than say a UD4H Gigabyte $160 or a MSI MPower $189 boards but the price tag is a lot higher. The Mpower having built in Wifi which would have been $40 cheaper than the Sabertooth and another $20-$30 cheaper because the wifi adapter wouldn't have been needed. There is a good $60+ savings that could have improved the budget Raidmax PSU or Graphics card. Aesthetically the Sabertooth looks nice but the looks is what is costing so much not performance or features.

Aside from the PSU though the rest of the parts are good quality.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

i love the hell out of that motherboard and how clean it makes the build look w/ great cable management. this is prob 3rd or 4th build ive seen with this motherboard and everytime i see a build with it i drool. only thing i hate is the price of it :\

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

If aesthetics really matter to you, don't let anyone else try to convince you to buy something cheaper.

Everyone has a different opinion when it comes to components.

  • 82 months ago
  • 3 points

To mirror what everyone else has said: Raidmax is bad

Now, what nobody else has said: Raidmax is one of the WORST if not THE worst power supply brand. Take a look at this: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Raidmax is listed as Tier 5, which is essentially: "replace immediately if you value your components." I mean, come on.. You dropped $100 on what is essentially a ticking time bomb.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Locin' this one :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Except for the case and the ssd. I was budget shopping. Over the span of 3 months I bought what went on sale and had good reviews. This is gonna be my avid video editing rig. (Though I have been using it for some gaming lately:)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

spitz, press "reply" under the comment you are replying to. already I am lost as to what your comments are referring to.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

my bad, im a newb i wont hide it haha

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest adding " This is gonna be my avid video editing rig." to the discription. ;) helps those of us who can't read minds and will help prevent the "you got to much ram" comments.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha a valid point

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that Rosewill Wireless Adapter working out for you? How high of speeds? I have 18.5 Mbps internet. If you don't know, go to speedtest.net. It shows you your internet speed.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

my bad i forgot to change this i ended up going with an asus adapter cuz they had one on sale at micro center. ill change it now

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Turn that PSU upside down to help keep it cool(and while we're on the PSU, you probably should've gotten a more reliable brand, Raidmax PSUs are something to avoid), double check your motherboard's manual to put the RAM in dual-channel (side-by-side usually doesn't do dual channel), and put that graphics card in the top PCI-Express slot. The RAM and graphics card placement will help your performance.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man btw that pic was before i added my final two sticks of ram like 30 seconds later i have major add and i forgot to put the second pair in

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

if you keep that case on that long carpet I wouldn't flip the PSU, unless you know for a fact it has enough ventilation underneath to get airflow. If you keep it on a hard surface or desk then you will want to flip the power supply so that the fan is facing the bottom to get fresh.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Its on a desk now:)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

that case is a beauty

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

i waited for it and i love it my only issues so far are that once the mobo is in it is basically impossible to get to the pegs to pop off the top panel. You have to squeeze them and push them through to remove the front and top panels. The other thing is the matte finish is prone to scratching. Other than that it is absolutely awesome.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks stunning...

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :D

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

sick case

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I see it this way. some parts you want more than others and I understand we all don't have 400$ to drop on a video card but we love that mobo... I get it you've still got a better computer than 80% of the nation. do what you love. not what others want

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build. You didn't leave a description so this is just what I would have done. It appears this build is for gaming with just the i5-3570K. If that's correct, I would have dropped the RAM down to 8GB (more than enough today for gaming), went with a less expensive mid tower case since you only have 2 HDDs and 1 GPU, and with those savings had gotten a better GPU like at least a HD 7870 XT or 7950.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey everyone thank you for alerting me to the raidmax red flags. This computer is a huge investment and i am very interested in protecting it. I'm currently looking into getting an OCZ ZT 750w to replace it. Still open to otehr suggestions :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Ocz psus are getting better but I would still stay away from them. Get this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss750am Even though it's more expensive, you'll be quite a bit happier.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

You have the same CPU and GPU that I'm thinking of getting. If you're using a 1080p, how high settings can this setup handle?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Crysis 3 defaults at high with system detection. Farcry 3 runs at high. Pretty much everything at high/ultra

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

What colors can the LEDs in the case be changed to?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Put the RAM in every other dimm for dual channel

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

very nice have you overclocked yet

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

nope i still need to play with the bios

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

You plan on upgrading that video card? If not, you should have gotten 8 GB of RAM, and a cheaper motherboard and used that to upgrade your video card. Also, Raidmax power supplies aren't the most reliable so keep an eye on it.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

ya ive been getting that about the psu so i will be sure to do so, and yes eventually i plan on setting up crossfire eventually or getting a better card. I got in a fender bender a a few weeks before and my deductible ate into my funds :(

  • 82 months ago
  • 0 points

pricey motherboard.. You should've gotten a 100$ motherboard and put another 100$ in GPU but that's my opinion

  • 82 months ago
  • -2 points

No NZXT PSU or custom cables? :'(

Still a good build, though!

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