Description

I mainly play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and as of recent, Battlefield 4. I hadn't built a PC in a few years and really liked the Carbide 240 Air.

I originally wanted to build an FX-8350 based system, but I couldn't really find a motherboard that I felt was worth the money. I am glad I went I5-4690, but with the liquid cooled system I suppose I could have purchased the K series. Overall it runs everything very fast and smooth.

Battlefield on HIGH settings sits between 78-100FPS, CS GO maxed out easily ~300. The Air 240 cable management system is amazing, I am glad I chose it.

The Radeon R9 280 3GB Twin Frozr hauls ***, also, I haven't seen it past 71 Celsius. The 4690 paired with the H75 hasn't gone past 41C yet even under full load for hours and hours. Great little system - all my PC nerd friends were jealous of how small and powerful it is.

Just purchased new RAM for it, also noticed I entered the wrong SSD originally. This is a completed build shot. I will try getting some 3DMARK 11 Benchmarks today.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi your build is amazing I wish I new what I was doing but do you think it would be possible for you to build me a gaming pc pls if you can comment back thanks

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Its like playing with legos. Just follow the instructions and youll get something nice. Do what you want and it will be amazing.

To be serious though just look ata few build logs then browse the builds here. Youll get a feel for what parts are good for a budget and begin to recognize things that will help. Just be sure to pick the right CPU for a budget i recommend the G3258 (pentium) if you will be able to upgrade in the future. If upgrading in the future isnt likely then check out the Athlon 860K/FX-6300/FX-8320 each are good CPU's and are pretty reliable. (also OC very well)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. I used a fx6300 in a build OC'd and its working flawlessly.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Highly recommend that you do the research and build one for yourself. I just recently built my own system and knew just about next to nothing going into it. Three months later and hours on hours of research I was able to confidently find the parts I wanted for the price I wanted with performance that blows my expectations away. Point is: building a computer for yourself is an invaluable personal learning experience. Take the time, don't rush in, and you'll have a ton of fun in the process. As for selecting the right parts for the budget, I've found the critiques and advice here is always great and constructive so it is definitely recommended that you ask for advice on parts to performance/ read the new builds of the day, etc.

Oh and +1 for catfsh's completed build. Great work good sir or ma'am!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

putting one together isn't all that difficult. just takes some thought and patience into it. also, a good budget is highly recommended.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

But I don't know anything I can put it together but nothing els I have 500 pounds for the pc 130 for the moniter and keybord and mouse

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

that's what makes this website great. using your budget, pick the parts for your needs. you'll get the best prices listed for your build and can order right from the websites.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice pc. My pc is kinda like that in terms of specs. You said in the title and in your description that you had a 280x not a 280. Change that pls. They are not the same hey hey

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I do have a 280x - I actually entered the product wrong in PC PART PICKER! I have the 3GB Twin Frozr R9 280x bud I promise :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok. But the box does not say the same thing... At least in the photo

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I love seeing builds in this case. I'm so glad I used it too :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Buys Z motherboard, doesn't buy unlocked CPU... looks good nonetheless. I've been thinking about that case for quite some time, to be honest I've had wonderful experiences with all the Corsair cases I have used (450D, Vengeance C70, and the 250D). Cable management inside all of these is wonderful.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the water cooler is upside down

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I noticed it too, but didn't want to be the first to say it

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think the orientation mattered too much. The bottom of the H75 is round, so no matter where I seated it, it was in a correct position as far as I can tell. If I didn't mount it as I did, I was going to have an issue mounting the radiator and both push/pull fans that are a part of the H75. I have had no heat issues or anything so far related to it :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

the radiator is ok, mine's set up the same way. it's the logo, just looks weird having to see it upside down

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

does the case come with dust filters?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point
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