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This was actually my first computer build from scratch and it was awesome. Didn't have the money to completely go all out, but I definitely was able to get a great start that I can build on for a long time to come! Next step is getting Hackintosh installed and working perfectly.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

more pics?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Coming soon hopefully

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Any benchmarks? Are you dual booting Yosemite and Windows? I really like this build, I might build something like this for photo editing.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the air cooler? Are the temps great or average? Please let me know.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I have yet to have an issue with it. Temps have honestly been pretty average. I'm not overlocking at all though, and the room it is in stays fairly cool as well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 212 evo touching your window on the side panel? I am just wondering because I have the same cooler, but my case is half an inch to thin for the side panel to close. I was just wondering if I got a new case, if the same issue happened where if it was touching the side panel window or even the side panel without the window if that would damage anything.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing in my case is touching. Sorry so long to reply!

  • 63 months ago
  • -3 points

6core i7 but a gt?

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

maybe its not for gaming, just casual media and editing

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly! Content creation is my biggest use which is more involved with the CPU than GPU.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

seems like a strange choice, but it may be for a CPU intensive workload, and since the 5820K doesn't have an iGPU, he may have just needed something cheap to plug his monitor into.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You nailed the reason on the head. Cheap, works, and I'm not a gamer.

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

That's what I figured. If only everyone in the PC building community was less obsessed with gaming performance, maybe desktop building would more mainstream.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's funny how often I even see non-gamers obsessing about a computer's performance when it comes to gaming! The reality is that your graphics card makes very little difference in any area other than gaming. Even with content creation it doesn't make much difference unless your specific program can integrate well, and even then it's a minute difference.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

HELP ME!!! I've been hunting around for some opinions and advice to get (build) a good system and I'm NOT a gamer. This statement usually turns away anyone in the desktop building community. Can you take a gander at my choices and reasons pweez? http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/2toua2/build_help_i74790k_or_i75820k_mostly_dev_maybe/

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

He's probably looking at Mackintosh compatibility first, then price with the intention of the GPU being the easiest upgrade down the road.

I'm also guessing that gaming is not his highest priority since he is looking at putting OSX on there.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. The card was natively supported by Yosemite which made the whole install of hackintosh much simpler. Also down the road I can upgrade very easily if I'd like.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The card is native support for Yosemite and is cheap. My budget was low so I went with a more future upgradeable approach. I'm not a gamer so a high end card is not necessary for me, but eventually I will upgrade.