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Bye Bye Xbox

by dtran1342

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33 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 17, 2014

Date Built

June 27, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.111 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

First PC Build! After realizing that most if not all of my friends play pc, I had to get one myself. I previously played on the Xbox 360, and though it was fun, I knew I was missing out on the PC master race! Also, my pc was a 2009 HP desktop, and the upgrade would be both justified and significant. Having limited previous knowledge on computers, I researched for weeks trying to compile a decent parts list for playing games like Titanfall, Battlefield, League of Legends, Watch Dogs, etc etc. Mid June, I saw a bunch of these parts go on sale and immediately placed the orders. Besides being paranoid about static frying my parts, the build went really smooth and no problems came about.

The color scheme of this build is black and gold, but I couldn't find any other gold parts. If you have any suggestions please comment!

Comments:

Everything came together smoothly, wiring is a bit of a mess though.

SILENT. I was shocked when I turned on the pc for the first time because I heard no noise, thinking it failed.

The Corsair 500r case is outstanding. There is tons of room for airflow, removable drive bays, plenty of fan mounts (10), dust filters in the front and bottom, and small things such as the side panel thumb screws that can't be lost! However, the case fans are definitely weak, but are easily replaced. This case made my first build so simple it's ridiculous. Maybe it's because this is my first case, so I can't really compare it to anything else.

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Seghasivk 1 Build 9 points 55 months ago

I would say welcome to the master race, but that would be too cliche.

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Cknight 1 point 55 months ago

Lol

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Cknight 2 points 55 months ago

Yep.

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Seghasivk 1 Build 4 points 55 months ago

Wall, come to the mass turd race!

AJergy 3 points 55 months ago

I probably sound really dumb saying this right now but, where's the CD Drive?

Sponce 4 points 55 months ago

Likely salvaged from his '09 dell

dtran1342 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Correct! WD 1TB Green (ridiculously slow)

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Sponce 1 point 55 months ago

I haven't had horrible speed issues with them, but I've had massive failure rates at 4-8 months. For a slightly higher price and power consumption you can get a blue, which has been very reliable in my experiences.

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dtran1342 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Well 2 reasons: it's from 09 and I've been spoiled with the ssd. It has held up for a while, I'll give it that.

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TJ234life 1 Build 3 points 55 months ago

You got that case for a freaking STEAL. Nice build!

dtran1342 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Yup, I was incredibly lucky and that's why I hopped on it.

davideus23 1 Build 2 points 55 months ago

How do you feel about that case? I have the same one for my main rig and the longer I have it the less I can stand it.

dtran1342 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

I honestly really like it, although it's a bit big. What can't you stand about it?

sanchezliny 2 points 55 months ago

Great Build!

Euphemia 2 points 55 months ago

Bye bye indeed.Great build you have there. +1

xBajamonsteRx 2 Builds 2 points 55 months ago

+1 Looks pretty good!

frazchaudhry 1 Build 2 points 55 months ago

good to see more gamers finally getting some sense and moving to PC. Welcome, great first build. +1

zachar954 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

+1 for ditching the potato

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

good first build buddy

you nailed all the parts right

im guessing the PSU was on sale so you picked the 750 watts

dtran1342 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Yes, just to be safe for a possible, future sli

ABJ117 1 point 55 months ago

That's a hot CPU considering you have a Hyper 212.

pregunta 1 point 55 months ago

Too much thermal paste.

dtran1342 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

I was worried about the heat, but it's Haswell, which is known to be hot

Awed123 3 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

welcome home +1

Rajenator 1 point 55 months ago

+1 nice build

PolishXlion 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

That fan on the side! Like the build and the tittle reminds me of the first thought when I finihed my PC.

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thunderdan602 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Nice build. Welcome to how gaming should be

Pixal 1 point 26 months ago

Nice build, I may consider that case!

Pixal 1 point 26 months ago

And PC master race!

ncarter13 2 Builds 0 points 55 months ago

welcome to the master race

dtran1342 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Thanks!

matt3526 0 points 55 months ago

Very nice, welcome to the master race!

D42RAW 0 points 55 months ago

+1 for switching to pc :P

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