Description

I use my desktop only for videogames. Everything worked perfectly fine even having my doubts on the graphics card and CPU cooler, this is just the beggining of my project. I intend to add more storage, RAM memory and do a Crossfire with the same graphics card. It was my firts time customizing a computer on my own. It was a great experience and a lot of work to earn the money for the pieces.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 10 points

$260 for a 7850?

  • 74 months ago
  • 6 points

damn why have a case that has room for cable management if your not even using it :/

  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

Why 1000w PSU?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed that 1000w psu is such a waste ._. could of gotten a sweet seasonic power supply 80 plus gold for that much http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't need thermal paste (and holy crap that paste is expensive - $5 for 0.01 grams, I hope that's a typo!), 8 extra gigs of RAM, overspent on a retail-boxed version of the HDD instead of the bare drive (paid $20 for a SATA cable and literature), overspent on the basic optical drive, and spent way too much on a non-IPS 5ms-60Hz 1080p display.

You could have afforded a much better GPU if you had swapped those things. If you were willing to sacrifice the CPU to an FX-6300 or the board to something lower, you could have afforded a 7970 GHz, which give you a net boost in performance for the CPU sacrifice or even better performance for the mobo sacrifice. That or spent the saved money on an SSD!

The cabling isn't terrible but could be much better knowing that you have an amazing case for cable routing.

I know it's your first build but man, this is money we're talking about here. A lot of it. When you're thinking of shelling out $1500 that you yourself say you worked your butt off for, you gotta do some thorough homework. Could have gotten a lot better for $1500.

  • 74 months ago
  • -1 points

If you were willing to sacrifice the CPU to an FX-6300 or the board to something lower, you could have afforded a 7970 GHz, which give you a net boost in performance for the CPU sacrifice or even better performance for the mobo sacrifice

Not very good advice. To a point sacrificing CPU for GPU is a good call, but an FX-6300 with a 7970 GHz Edition is just way too unbalanced.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

or the board

Put in both choices because who knows what kind of obsessions OP has if the listed parts were chosen. I agree completely. But when a guy drops on a Sabertooth 990FX, 16GB of RAM for gaming, and a kilowatt PSU with one GPU, you kind of have to wonder.

  • 74 months ago
  • 15 points

Just looks like a typical build by someone who either thinks they know a lot, or has a friend that thinks they know a lot.

  • 8350 (because moar cores)

  • Seidon 120M (because liquid cooling!)

  • Sabertooth (because Sabertooth! and Asus!)

  • 16GB of RAM (because more is better!)

  • Single retail-box 1TB HDD with no SSD (because 1TB is plenty for anyone and SSDs cost lots!)

  • 4GB 7850 because more VRAM is better right? I mean Nvidia does it, so it must be good!

  • 1000W Bronze semi-modular PSU (because big parts need big watts amirite?)

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Damn, I didn't even notice the 7850 was 4GB! Man...

Also I really hate how the formatting puts text underneath bullet points. Phillip please :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Haahah sounds about right but you forgot one:

more $$$ = Better Performance!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao XD

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha, hilarious!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

This case has wonderful cable management. I know because I have it. Please make it sexy. It's not sexy right now.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM and PSU overkill, needs better cable managment. If this is mainly for gaming 8 GB would have been fine. The cables is a personal thing, just looks nice and will help keep the GPU cool, as the CPU has liquid cooling. The money spent on the extra ram and overkill PSU could have been put towards a better graphics card or an ssd. Still it's your first build, and we all make mistakes.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Really unbalanced bro. I agree with jokermike that u could have gotten a gold rated psu and you dont need 16 gb of ram for gaming. 8gb is fine. with the money saved u could have improved graphics card

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Overkill RAM/PSU Cable management is not that great

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, but it could have been better:

  • RAM - For a semi-budget, gaming-only build like this, 8GB would have been fine.

  • PSU/GPU - You would have been better off with a new R9 280X. That said, despite NewEgg claiming that the 280X requires a 1000W PSU for CrossFire, it's essentially a slightly modified 7970 OC, meaning that you could have gotten an 850W PSU (probably fully modular and Gold certified) for cheaper, and been fine to CrossFire it.

It's a decent build, but with the money spent, it could have been better. Two more things as I close; that case has some decent cable management options, I suggest you utilize them and tidy up those snakes. Second, why Acer for your monitor? It's mainly a personal thing, but I avoid Acer like the plague...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. If you're using this desktop "only for video games," you could've saved some money by only getting 8GB of RAM. 16GB is overkill for gaming.
  2. You also could've saved a ton of money by just getting a 600W or 700W PSU. 1000W is completely unnecessary for the parts you have
  3. The HD 7850 is a good card, but for ~$260, you could've gotten a much better one like a GTX 760 or HD 7950. I bought my 7850 for only ~$150
  4. AHH! Work on that cable management!
  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

oh god this is not fun to look at

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Not so sexy cables.... Why man... WHY!!?? And that PSU is fine. Its always wise to have more than enough power when choosing a Bronze rated PSU. Plus you have room for expandability.

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