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Hello,

This my first time building my own desktop. I accidentally bought a mini tower, but everything still fits, just do not have enough room to tidy up the wires inside. I mainly use the desktop for couple light gaming and basic student work. The price I listed is before tax, promotion code, and rebate. Total price is $1,035.61 before the rebate. I would say the rebate knocks about $100 off, but I'm not too sure.

I gave the mini tower a 4 stars is because it only came with 2 sata cord, so I had to buy an extra sata cord for my optical drive, ssd, and hdd. A 4 star for power supply because it didn't come with a power cord (partly my fault because it did say on newegg that it doesn't come with it).

I realized my video card is probably too good for my use, but it was on sale with rebate and it was only a bit more expensive than a radeon HD 7850 (the other cheaper video card I wanted to get instead).

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  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

I would really watch that psu you could have gotten a corsair builder series that's rated at 80 plus bronze 500w or 430w modular for about the same price or $10 more when on sale. Also would have been better to get two 4gb sticks of ram than one 8 gb. Seriously. though watch that psu I wouldn't want to spend $1000 on a system just to watch it go in flames when the psu goes.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I asked around and I didn't see a major difference between 1 stick compare to 2 sticks, plus I was thinking if I want to upgrade my ram, I at least have one more slot to add stuff. I am not overclocking so I was thinking the psu would be fine if not i'll just upgrade it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

If you can, can you sell or return the 8GB RAM?

By using only one stick of RAM you are limiting the bandwidth. A highway is a good analogy: You have 8GB of cars on 64 lanes. However, if you have 2x4GB you still have the same number of cars but now you have 128 lanes, so traffic moves faster. That's the point of dual channel.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

I agree totally with whopperjr92. Although I wouldn't be super paranoid, but I wish you would have chosen at the minimum a Corsair. Also, you really should have bought 2x4GB. It's faster for your system.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

I was a little disappointed to see that you have an SSD and aren't making use of the SSD spot in the case. :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

My ssd is in the ssd spot in the case. It was just already install in it. Am i suppose to flip it so it shows? O.o

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess I didn't realize the SSD was supposed to be mounted on the inverse side. It makes sense, just seems silly for the manufacturer to inscribe SSD in big letters on the other side.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Great choice of CPU, SSD, Monitor, Mouse, Speakers, and of course ..GPU. Great choices.

$58 for a 250GB HDD? ?? not possible. Most 1000GB HDDs are $60-70.

Never heard of ECS. Are you in the US?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

ECS has been around for awhile in the U.S., but they sell much more in Latin America.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

So it's only in Latin America...k. I've just never seen a tech website review an "ECS" PSU.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not only in Latin America, just predominately. They actually produce some very nice boards. Very good looking too.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I am in US. The motherboard was black o.o pretty sleek

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Also is that really how you have the wires?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

=/ yeah the mini tower was so small I couldn't tidy up the wire at all. it was REALLY tight

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Change your PSU, I'm cringing just looking at it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Please manage that bird nest ><

That power supply ! Living on the edge I see? Change when you can !

Other than that the parts themselves look good. Except why only a 250g ? for a few more bucks you can almost quadruple your storage space...

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not a heavy user or hords any videos and music. My laptop is perfectly find with only 200 gb too.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

For the price, you could have gotten a 500 GB - 1 TB hard drive...

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

They ALL come with 2 sata cables.....

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

For a bit less money, you could have gotten a 7870 XT, which somewhat outperforms the 660 Ti due to the memory interface (256 bit vs 192 bit) and the sheer fact that it's a Tahiti LE chip in a 78xx series card, price-wise and literally.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah sadly I had another GPU in mind too, but I bought that PNY when it was on sale and the restocking fee was just a pain

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