Description

I built this for another friend .

It's essentially the same as my other friends build with different brands of motherboard GPU ,case etc.

It took us 3 or four hours to build ,had to remove the motherboard a couple of times because I missed something :/

Apart from that it all went together smoothly.

I think I did a much better job of cable management this time compared to my other friends build. (Yet to revisit that one :P)

Booted up first time with no problems Windows was installed 20 minutes later and he took it home extremely happy with the result.

We haven't overclocked yet ,will wait until he has been running it for a while.

Will hear back soon how it runs games ,I am expecting butter smooth 60 fps + on ultra for BF4, TW3 and GTA5

Edit.

We got all of the parts from ED's PC in Australia ,surprisingly they matched and in some case beat the prices from MSY who are usually very hard to beat on price here.

For anyone in Australia it may be worth making a list of your parts from MSY and taking it into a local ED's PC and see what they can do.

I was very impressed with the final price and they did some good deals on the peripherals off the shelf prices.

Part Reviews

Case

Easy to build in and had all the necessary screws etc for adding fans and such.

Feels very solid and looks good .

Plenty of cooling options,the Coolermaster seidon fits with no problem,could fit the dual fan models in the top easily.

Toolless drive bays are excellent.

Power Supply

Does it's job ,flat cables make cable management bearable despite it being non modular.

Monitor

Looks great .

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

hows that kingston ssd working out, my friend got one and it was pretty slow compared to ssd i own

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not spectacular but it does it's job , Windows boots in seconds and BF4 fits and benefits from the speed.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I did have another ssd in my list, and another PSU, the ones listed are all they had in stock.

My mate had been waiting all week for the parts so he took what they had as he was keen to be up and running.

The impatience of youth haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in Australia and I've never heard of Ed PC's may have to check them out if they can beat MSY. Wouldn't count on them for good warranty support though...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

They have back to base warranty I believe.

If they build the system they have limited warranty as well.

Their prebuilt systems are too expensive for what you get.

The on shelf prices aren't as cheap as MSY's They only matched prices because we had a parts list with prices from MSY.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That bag conducts electricity you know. well the outside does.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What made you opt for the micro ATX chassis?

Looking at a similar build but with a Z97 MSI board (I know the case supports the larger board but was curious about why you went micro)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Same reason he took tbe Kingston SSD it would gave been another couple of days waiting.

I did a bit if research and it's a good board just no room for extra pci cards.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I'm a bit envious to be honest two systems built with these specs.

My rig does a great job for what it is but these outclass it pretty good.

Maybe next year all AMD rig can happen haha