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Once upon a time, I had basically just discovered PC gaming. After exhausting an old Dell that I got for my birthday, I decided I needed an upgrade. After exhausting the HP I had upgraded to, I realized that if I wanted this done right, I would have to do it myself. I saved up my money. I did the research. I educated myself. Finally, the day came when I slapped together a parts list and hit the 'order' button.

In hindsight, I kind of wish I'd spent a little more money on the gpu, but I can't really change it now. Besides, the cpu is pretty good for my video editing. If I have anything to complain about, however, it's the case. It was much bigger than I expected, (though I guess I should have paid more attention to the listed dimensions lol) the bottom psu slot meant I had to order an extension cable, not to mention the psu barely fit in it to begin with, and the motherboard ports cover doesn't fit at all. So you can literally look inside from the back.

On a final note, the listed prices for the parts have changed since I ordered them; most of them were from newegg.

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  • 57 months ago
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The cables... my god...

Please clean those up.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

"semi-crappy fan salvaged from dead computer"

LOL

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

note: prices: you can enter them manually so they will not change.

I second with the PSU comment, I'm not entirely sure about this one. It has the 12volt split in 2 rails but even if they were together it seems a bit on the weak side (10A+13A). According to the numbers it means a max combined 276watts output on the 12v. I didn't read the sticker on the side of the PSU but I bet the combined output permitted is lower than this, meaning it cannot fully feed both rails at once. That leaves 75w for the rest, which is impossible. And it's rather old: ATX12V 2.01 standard. But I'm sure it will last if you don't stress it too much! ok enough about that suspicious psu.

cables management is ulgy but if your airflow is sufficient, I personnaly don't care much about it. You do what you can with the case you have and sometimes... it's ugly! hehe

and before I finish, +1 for building your own PC and upgrading from your OEM Dell and HP

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

is this graphic card any good for video editing (for videography not video games)?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The Dell ran Vista. And before that, I had one that ran XP. I made some poor choices...

Also, the PSU was literally ordered at the last minute, in lieu of the 500W one whose discount expired. I will definitely get a different one, and probably an SSD.