Description

CPU

Great performance CPU for the money with good OC potential but as you can see the Motherboard is just terrible and doesn't OC very well at all, so that's a no for now but maybe in the future and also this is running the stock cooler which isn't the best.

Motherboard

Awful, just terrible. 2 fan headers, one for CPU cooler and one for a case fan only allowing me too use one fan, no USB 3.0 header so that'll have to wait till I get a PCI card. Not standard case mounting holes (3 less than usual). Only supports up to 1333MHz RAM and only SATA 3GB/s. But I suppose I've learnt not to skimp out so much next time.

RAM

Looks great and runs well considering it isn't running to it's full potential.

GPU

Looks amazing, and again great OC potential but it just isn't there with the motherboard and because it's MATX it runs in the slots 1 under the top which is a slight annoyance.

Case

Nice coating on the case interior, I like the rubberized finish on the front and top comes with 2 fans with the windowed version, one on the front and one at the back but only the one at the front is working at the moment because of the motherboard. The fans are adequately silent and don't make too much noise. The side panel is clearer than what it looks in pictures which is nice.

PSU

Provides the power and does a nice silent job.

Wireless Network Adapter

Adequately fast with easy setup

Additional Notes

You may have noticed that this build doesn't come with a hard drive yet, this is because my friend didn't order it in the first place, thinking he did. I will update this list Saturday or later when the hard drive arrives. He just borrowed one off me momentarily for testing and such.

Optical drive wasn't needed, installed Windows off a USB drive with a copy of Home Premium provided by my university.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not make full potential of the £500?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Not everything has been bought quite yet

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably was going for 500 after taxes/shipping, and came too close to get anything else that provided some real value to the build

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

But he's from the UK so there is no tax :/ Here they show the full price

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish the tax in UK was a lot lower, makes me sad when I wanna buy stuff here :( BUT I go abroad to Hong Kong to buy my stuff, so win win situation :D p.s. I also bargain to lower the prices :P

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

not bad. consider upgrading camera!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah haha.