Description

Just built my first PC. Can't comment really on performance since I just built it yesterday and haven't gotten a chance to really use it. I currently don't have a video card but do plan on getting one in the coming months. For some reason on the first few startups I kept getting a CPU fan error ( I think because the temperture was too low) but after letting it sit on for a while it was running fine. So far I can say the computer runs super quite (I literally can't hear anything). The loudest thing was the disk drive (sounded like a jet engine). It boots up in under ten seconds which is amazing and overall I'm really happy with the build.

Note: It might look like the MB is tilted but it's just the camera angle.

More pictures will be uploaded once I get a video card.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

What video card do you plan on getting?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm leaning towards the GTX 760 but I'm not sure if I need a powerful card like that. Any suggestions?

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

You should go for a 760 a 660 or a 7950.

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

Get a 7950. It performs better than the 760 and it comes with free games.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a little bit out of my price range. I could get a GTX 760 superclocked for 320.00 with taxes and shipping included. I was originally looking at getting the GTX 660 Superclocked or the GTX 650 TI Boost but I held back on buying any for now until I figure it all out.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

The 7950 and 760 are the same price. You can get a 7950 from NCIX for $260 after rebate. Definitely don't get the 660 or 650 ti boost. Unless this is an editing machine a low end card and an i7 would make this a really unbalanced machine.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I won't be buying one for a few months so I got time to decide I guess

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. My 2 cents: Motherboard is ugly imo but very good in performance. I think that cooler is a bit too weak for haswell if you want to do some higher overclocks. The case is awesome and you did a great job with cable management. +1

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks to be honest I really don't care what the motherboard looks like since I don't have a window on the case and its sitting where I would not be able to see it anyways. In regards to the cooler only time will tell.

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

For what it's worth, that mobo looks pretty great. And the cooler is just fine. It doesn't make sense for him to say an aftermarket cooler is "too weak" for a platform when the tiny stock coolers are designed to make them work without overheating at stock clock.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I like that mobo as well. I wish it matched more parts, but black always works.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

If the stock cooler can handle Haswell a hyper 212 definitely can. He just might not get crazy high overclocks but I'm sure he will be able to get 4.2-4.3

[comment deleted]
  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally find the new Asus motherboards to look really nice. My only gripes with them is that the Z87-Plus and lower models have ugly heatsinks

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a beautiful build. Great choice of parts too.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo looks tilted because the cpu cooler is. The evos tend to twist a tad after mounting, I hate it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I seemed to notice that during the build. I just tilted it back into position. As long as it stays on I dont really see a problem

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD nVidia battle eats popcorn

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat cable management ! Good build also you could have said a bit on the Mobo IMO. The PSU is a bit overkill but it'll last you a while at least. You could have saved a bit if you waited for some specials on some items but a good price and good parts overall. The 760 would indeed be a really good GPU for this price range also a used 660Ti might do the job pretty well.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the noise from this build? I'm about to invest in a nearly identical build for use as a recording workstation. Do you think the Noctua NH-U9B CPU Cooler would suffice?

[comment deleted]
[comment deleted]
  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Why?

[comment deleted]