Needed something better then my Asus CG5270.. had it for about 6 years now. i think this should do.
Why a locked i5 CPU without hyper-threading over an unlocked i5 CPU with hyper-threading? You could have gotten an i5 4670k for only $15 more. And why don't you have a cooler on the CPU? You also should add another 4gb of RAM, and please, please remove that Raidmax PSU. They're really dangerous and just not reliable. You should also upgrade your graphics card if you're looking to play games, but your description is lacking, so maybe you don't need that powerful of a GPU.
No i5s have hyper threading. other tha that, I agree with you.
Agreed on all points except about the hyper-threading (as jacobs said) and the CPU cooler as well. When it comes to locked Intel CPUs they're not really absolutely necessary as the stock cooler will do it's job. An aftermarket job will probably be a bit quieter and give cooler temps (obviously), but there are other places on this build that could definitely benefit from the extra $20-40 first. Mainly that time bomb of a PSU.
My bad about the hyper-threaded i5's. I actually had no idea they didn't have hyper-threading. The more you know, I guess!
This is my 1st build. I dont know all that much about the fine details yet. I put one together. That can do more then search the internet. I am ok with that. I am not going to use it for intense gaming. Now that i know i can do this my next build will be better.I was not really going for a smart build.Just a working build. I was buying 1 piece per paycheck. Sometimes 2.
TBH, you could have gotten a lot more if you just spent your money wisely. However we do not know what you are using your system for so it is not up to us to tell if you are doing something wrong because it can work for you. However like Wombat stated earlier, a more reliable Power supply can help a build's life cycle. +1 for that Wombat. If you were gaming this would be my suggestion
I took the idea to use the corsair psu. I was looking at that before. I know corsair has great products. Yes this make up of your sounds better. But i was throwing things together for the most part just to see if i can have fun building a computer. I did. So there will be more to come. The use is for minor gaming. Nothing serious.
Corsairs CX lineup suck. Poor capacitors.
No offence, but this build is terrible. A shite chipset motherboard with poor VRMS paired with a CPU from 2011? aksim how the heck did you spend 1k on this garbage? and also the r7 240 is terrible
I agree this is not a very well bult pc but if you look at what he bought he only spent 675$ on the PC itself and 450$ on desk/chair/monitor and other small things like that.
With that said he could have still built a nice pc for 675$ that would include newer generation parts.
As for the psu please remove that thing quick. You're system at max prob pulls a good 350watts if that. You could have settled for a 430watt bronze certified SeaSonic s12II for the same price you spent on that psu and its far better.
Please turn off your computer and put a cpu cooler on there! For 1.1k IK could have built you a beast!
take into account the desk, the chair, speakers and the monitor
wheres the cpu cooler
Hey how is that monitor working for you. I was thinking about getting it for my build.
very well.. i highly recommend it.
is the mouse big?