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my first attempt at building a computer. when I told my IT guy at work that it was time to replace my 6 year old core duo HP laptop, he said that I could build a really good unit for less than I was planning on spending for something off the shelf. he was right. I really like what built.

Everything here was purchased on Amazon. I could have saved a few dollars by shopping around but since this was my first, I didn't want the hassles of multiple companies' return policies if I had a problem. so I paid a premium to get Amazon to back them up if needed.

there were only a couple of things that gave me any problems. when I was connecting the case led power to the adapters to connect it to the motherboard, as I was connecting it to the motherboard, heard a "ting" and saw laying on the bottom of the case a gold connector pin (see picture). after I unclenched, I started looking around and discovered it was an unused pin from the adapter. no harm, no foul. but I was sweating for a minute.

the other issue was hooking up the auxiliary power to the motherboard. both the psu and the auxiliary power were 8 pin and the cable was a 8 pin / 4+4 pin. and it took a little bit to figure out which way it went (8 pin to the mobo and the 4+4 to the psu)

so far I'm not real crazy about the keyboard so that'll probably end up in the closet.

other than that, it's great. windows 8 loads in about 11 seconds off of the ssd.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 8 points

650ti in a $1400 build, OH GOD WHY, and 16 gigs of ram, you really needed to look into part selection more, for $1400 you could have had a 770, a decent cooler and a pus strong enough to oc

  • 75 months ago
  • 6 points

overpaid for a 550w

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

You could have done so much more with your money. You over paid by nearly $100 for RAM you'll never take advantage of, 8GB would have been more than enough. I won't get on you about the PSU, as it is fully modular and from a reputable company, you still spent $50 more than you needed to. The big glaring question mark is your GPU, dropping $1,400 and using an entry level GPU is puzzling. Especially when $30 more buys you a 7950 right now, with 3 free games of your choosing.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

No aftermarket cooler for the K? Could have gotten by with 8gb of ram and a 120gb ssd. Also, there are 1tb WD Blues for the same price as that Toshiba. Don't have a problem with the psu since you are paying a premium for full modular and the 650 ti is good enough for moderate gaming.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock Cooler... WHY? Get an aftermarket cooler!

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Flip your PSU over. Have the fan facing down getting fresh air, see if the 8 pin works then