Description

Very first gaming build, nothing amazing but runs mostly every game on Very high/Ultra with around 30fps. Cant go wrong with that.

Edit: I have 3 pics of cable management, goes from the day I finished the build to today, a lot better. Took out the drive cage since I won't need it and I plan on getting an SSD sometime so I thought I would just change that now. Also updated temps, and my overclock which i'm still trying to push a little farther. But I doubt anyone still looks at this so this update was pointless :(

Comments

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Good cable management will increase airflow and extend the life of your system, so i would recommend at least making an attempt at it. And that case is pretty good for cable management, just run cables behind the motherboard tray, and hide the unused cables in the lower hdd or ssd bays.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

It will get better as I go along with my build, most of the cables going up to the top of the case are going through the back besides the one for the CPU. The rest that aren't go to the HD or the bottom of the Mobo.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

idk about getting that i3 duel core and the 7870 you might bottle neck a little bit

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

He should be fine, don't forget i3's are Dual core with hyper threading, They are perfectly acceptable for lower end/beginner gaming guilds

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point, applications receive them as 4 cores.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

no, he should be fine, but personally i would've gone for an 3rd gen i3 but it's his money

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

So far it's been fine for every game I've thrown at it, BF3 Multiplayer gets on average 30-60 FPS on ultra depending on the map and how i'm playing. Even if it is bottle necking it a bit everything is still playable. I do plan on upgrading to an i7 once I have the money and a few other upgrades out of the way.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

i5 2500k or 3750k is all you'll need for gaming. You won't even utilize the hyper-threading of the i7 for gaming.

....and cable management will help with the cooling of your hardware:p

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well balanced budget build, but I would have saved a little on the optical drive, that's all. Also cable management will increase airflow and keep things cool, increasing the overall life and performance of your system, after all you're using the stock intel cooling so it would be a good idea to at least try as Bid_Dean mentioned above.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

very similar build to mine, wish I went with an i3 instead of a fx 4170=/

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good build. Definitely one of the better ones.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you finding that power supply, i was deterred from buying it because there were quite a few complaints that it makes a very loud noise.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very good and very quiet, even when playing games it is next to silent. The fans in my case are louder than the PSU itself.

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