Description

This was my first real build. I bought everything piece by piece and finally after about 8 months i had enough to put it together. It was a lot easier than i expected(having google helps ofcourse). I didnt really have any problems, except the cpu cooler plate was kind of tough to get pinned down. Also I had to take the big side fan off to fit that huge cooler in. I bought the mobo off ebay for $80 as a factory refurb and was pretty nervous about it. So I learned how to test it before installing it. It works flawlessly. So that's a plus for my next build. My psu is different than whats posted its a Cool Power CP-GP975 Gamer Pro 975W ATX Modular(I'm guessing is a generic cause there's no option for it so I chose the closest to it). I learned a lot during this process and I'm excited to get started on my second build. I'm building my daughter one for her bday. Right now all i have is the processor a fx-4170. So if there's any advice for her build or upgrades on mine i'd love to hear it. Thanks

PS. I know the pics aren't great I'll get better ones, and my cable organization is terrible too, there just isn't much room on the other side of the case.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Well. For one, you have more wattage than most people will ever need. Except you have a really bad PSU, Coolmax is known for making bad power supplies. Replace that, fix cable management, and you should be good!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

tidy up those cables but congrats on your first build

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD cooler lock downs do feel cheezy (IMHO). I prefer Intel. I agree with XX. A 650watt should be enough allowing for a little expansion. Also, look for at least semi-modular to reduce the cabling. A nice bronze rated PSU would run close to $100. I like the look of your case! I prefer full towers because 1) I have floor space, 2) Plenty of room to work and run cables, and 3) Component height rarely comes into play. But plenty of people do nice work in smaller boxes. Keep at it!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually is semi modular. Most of the cables you see are because I hooked my case fans up to the psu in stead of the motherboard and I couldn't fit them on the other side. I'll see what I can do about a better psu in general though.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a good PSU. But Seems pretty balanced.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management, too much PSU power, unreliable PSU brand.

Still good for a first build. :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you guys think a thermaltake toughpower 750w modular powersupply would be better?