Description

I built this in mid December after spending quite a while gathering the parts. I plan on using it as a mostly gaming rig and if I ever get around to it maybe building my own games. I know that the 5830's are a little outdated but I got them off craigslist for $45 each. I got the 16GB RAM for $52, the 3570K from Microcenter for $180, and the HDD and SSD for $65 and $70 respectively. All told I spent just under $800 on it.

I haven't done a whole lot of benchmarking, but it was running Far Cry 2 at 90-120FPS, and Assassin's creed 3 at 30-50FPS. On max settings of course.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm considering getting this motherboard. Does the board feel cheap, and how is it for overclocking?

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

The motherboard is great, and ASRock has a tuning utility that you can download that makes overclocking really easy.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Daaaaamn. That's one hell of a steal if I've ever seen it.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the case to work with? I'm getting the exact same one and I was wondering how airflow, cable mangement, etc. is.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Best case ever. It looks great, has pleanty of room for everything and ample space behind the motherboard for cable management. The rubber grommets slip out of place easily, it's not a big hassle though. I really like the fan controller switch on the top.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Have any idea how to put the rubber grommets back in place? mine fell out :(

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I just pressed them back into place; not a perfect solution, but it seemed to work well enough.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

$45 each? I know they're outdated cards, but still, that's pretty good.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

probably shouldve gone with a higher end single card but good otherwise. especially the price

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

wow you must live near a heaven of people selling their parts for cheap!!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the ram fit well with the cpu cooler because I am looking at getting that ram.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It didn't cause any problems. It is a little tall but worst case scenario is that you cannot install the RAM before the heatsink.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man. I also have a raidmax psu. I did a little research and people say theyre good...for making smoke and fireworks. What are tyour thoughts on this? Im gonna be running some high end parts so I dont want to fry my system. Pls reply so I can maybe return it before the return deadline expires! Thanks

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't had any issues with them. I've used two of them total. The overall consensus, though, is that Raidmax PSU's are risky. I have since mad sure to NEVER cheap out on my PSU and tend to go with Corsair, EVGA, XFX, NZXT, Fractal Design, Seasonic, or some Antec or Thermaltake.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thank you for the reply. I think im gonna keep mine and just take a note down for future upgrades. Its just a pain in the butt to return through online :/ Thank you, wish me luck and nice build!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

How good is the power supply? I'm thinking about getting it but I don't want it to break.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly don't know. I ended up selling this on craigslist after about a month. Now That I've had more experience building PCs though I would say DO NOT get a cheap PSU! It should be 80+ gold if it is going into a computer you care about. I prefer EVGA, XFX, and Corsair.

  • 73 months ago
  • -3 points

horrible build for gaming, honestly for just under $800 you could of went with a r9 280x and play even better, but not with the i5. I would of went with a higher single card like the 270x, 7870 or even a 7850

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

You realize I built this in 2012, right?

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