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I have been working on this build since early April, trying to get the best parts for the money using this build for gaming. It has been a long process, but was well worth the wait for the savings. I still have minor things to add possibly blue cold cathodes, a few more fans, a cpu cooler, and definitely a disk drive, but besides those extra parts it is complete. I haven't recorded my temperatures on GPU or CPU, I will add those later. and I will also be running the 3DMark 11 Benchmark test soon. I am posting it here, because this site was a huge help and also I'd like to hear what you all have to say, positive comments, or any valid criticism would be awesome! There will probably be more pictures coming!!! If you have any direct questions you can PM me and I will try to respond ASAP. Thanks.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

haha you need to be on one of those extreme coupon shows.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Those are some very nice prices +1 for having the patience to wait haha

Great job!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it toooook forever!!! But definitely worth it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Looks beautiful. For the sake of my OCD, can you clean off those fingerprints with a cloth? ;P

  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

yeah this case bugs me because it picks up fingerprints better than a fbi crime lab lol. but I will do that for sure :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the 16gb of ram for 50$? And the os for Free?

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Newegg, first of all you have to realize I bought this ram before the raise in price, but then Newegg had them on a shell shocker for like 90, then it was in the daily deals section with a 25 dollar coupon code. and G.skill already had a 15 dollar mail in rebate on it lol it was the deal of a lifetime I would have gotten more but they were sold out by the time I bought my 1 set. I also got my Windows 7 free from a friend.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

"friend"

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

For Little less you could have gotten 4gbs What a lucky deal! I had a similar event like this happen to me recently. I was at the Thrift Shop and i was crusing the Electronics Isle And i saw nothing but old tvs printers and moniters. But I decide to check it out again and i found 4gbs of SoDimm Ram FOR Only 4 $! I was pretty proud of that find and i am only 13. so i have been looking for a motherboard that supports SoDimm But there like 70 to 120 Range because i was thinking of a low budget Minecraft server Build. The ram is normally for laptops.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Psu says "Bronze" on it. But yet only 80 plus certification!(according to pcpartpicker)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didn't even notice that! Must be a PCPartpicker mistake lol because the box and the psu are bronze plus, so I don't know.... but it I really like the PSU! :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

"It is only safe to run this psu up to 450W." It also failed tests 4 and 5. It would be 80 plus bronze. If it was a 600 watt. It only has 77% effiency at 750w. It isn't even really 80 plus. The tester for 80 plus tests in a non-realistic test situation. (25C) But at real stress it would run 45C to 50C.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-GX-750-W-Power-Supply-Review/917/7 Looks like you have a psu ready to die in your system!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I would look at replacing it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah for sure I am waiting for a good modular PSU to go on sale :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Fully modular, semi-modular, or either? Also don't forget to look at even higher wattage units. Although it'll be way more than you need, sometimes you can find a cheaper deal. Here's a good reference, if you don't already have one, for picking a good quality PSU.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, this power supply failed the ripple suppression/noise in their tests 4/5...But they didnt have anything between the 450-600w mark. So to say that it cant pull more than 450 without stable ripple suppression makes no sense. It might be able to pull 599w and pass...We dont know.

Secondly, the way review sites hot-box power supplies in reviews is not at all indicative of real world usage. You legitimately think room temperature is 45-48 degrees Celsius for most people? Because thats what Hardware Secrets is testing at. In a typical air conditioned room its about 20-24 Celsius.

I'm not saying this is a great unit, but I really doubt this is going to cause any harm to his system...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just reading what the review said.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, but I just would hvae got a better case and power supply but, other than that it's nice. +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the lian li case, but I am thinking about getting a different one and I am deffinatly going to get a different PSU, but for now this one is good!!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Played the waiting game nicely for a great budget build. +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You took about the same approach I did. I spent many months acquiring parts as well. Thank goodness I also got RAM before the factories burned down. 8GB for $40 at Best Buy was awesome.

Nice PC, although I would indeed look at a different PSU. You're not stressing it too much currently, but it's not a great PSU. Look at a Corsair/XFX/Seasonic/Antec PSU of 550W+

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, even greater prices. I flip my locks to you kind sir. :) +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

16 gb sniper for 47 dollars what..............