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I wanted a new PC that could handle games, multimedia, and work. So I chose parts that I thought would achieve that. The case was great for only $35, seriously check it out on newegg, many good reviews on it. The heat sink is the cooler master hyper 212, which works amazing. As you can see I rewired the computer in the fourth and fifth pictures I posted to make it neater, I turned that hardrive around to hide the SATA and psu cables plugged into it, as well as blacking out the ugly colored wires by wrapping them neatly in electrical tape, I'm pleased with how it came out. The Xclio case had a lot of room for running cables to free up room for a larger amount of airflow. If you guys have any questions let me know!

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  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Just to update everyone I did in fact get the 3570k I just made a mistake on the parts list. Plus I saved a lot of money going to my local micro center opposed to buying online. The processor was only $170 there and the motherboard was on sale for $99 with a $15 dollar rebate making it only $75! :) I highly recommend micro center if you guys have one near you. Their in store prices are much cheaper than their internet prices for some odd reason.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I see great quality parts and a some what balanced build. Great job on the cable management. if you didn't plan on overclocking, a H77 motherboard would have been a good choice, and also an aftermarket cooler is not needed. Could have saved you a good chunk of money and or used that to upgrade the graphics card a little. Or on the flip side could have spent a few dollars more and given yourself the room to OC in the future.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the positive feedback, and I appreciate the advice with the GPU.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey could you recommend me to a decent graphics card that's not overly expensive?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

sure, whats your budget? Games you wish to play?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

FPS games like Tribes, as well as MMORPG's like LOTRO

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

budget?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, I'd say $150. I wouldn't mind doing SLI either by adding another gtx 650. Whatever you think would work better.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

A few budget changes could have either saved some money or built your a better PC.

H77 and non-'k' CPU to save you some cash, or Z77 and 'k' CPU for over-clocking capability and the ability to squeeze out more power. An extra $20 to get you an unlocked processor for more juice, or you could have saved some cash on the board AND the CPU cooler (you don't need it if you're not overclocking), which in turn you could have put toward a nicer GPU.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah like i mentioned to someone else I actually bought the 3570k, just clicked the wrong one on my parts list. And I agree that the GPU could be better. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE*

New video card added.

-MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr 3

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Why didn't you get the 3570K instead?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad I did actually get that one lol, i just updated the parts list. And it was only $170 at my local micro center :)

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

You should have paid a bit more for the 650 ti, its just a bit more expensive but the performance is very nice in comparison.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I think I may upgrade it based on what you guys are saying, I'll install this one in my gf's comp for a nice upgrade for her.