My first computer build. HORRIBLE cable management. Over all still runs good. I mostly use it for gaming.
2500k with an h61 motherboard?
lol need a z77 board
I think you mean Z68..
I have a feeling that your choice in 2500k stems from the almost automatic answer for a i5 k-series whenever someone asks what CPU to get for gaming. So for future reference, if you ever go to r/buildapc for your next build or go on another large forum (Tomshardware, Anandtech, etc.), look for the best processor recommendation that fit your budget. Don't try to cut corners for something that does not affect gaming as much as you would think. Not that I'm blaming you or anything, I'm mostly blaming the whole legion of die-hard Intel fanboys who persecute those who say otherwise without any context as to what will best suit the user. If you could've afforded to have an i5 k-series without having to gimp on any other components (like your PSU and Mobo), then by all means get one, they are quality CPUs. Although this build needs balancing out over time in other areas.
I apologize if this makes me seem angered at you in any way. I understand that this is your first build and I am just trying to give some advice to help you along the way. If you ever have any question in regards to hardware, this site's community is very unbiased and will tell what is best for your needs. Enjoy your PC :)
I feel like cable management is a lost art among computer builders now days.
it's definitely not something you need to bug people about if they don't care
Well, it's not as important to everyone, but not every build has the same options for it either. I have the same case and it has its share of challenges. My own personal rule is never to buy a case with a huge window panel without a modular PSU to minimize the number of cables you'll be using. That being said, there are a few things you can do. I'm working on mine at the moment and will be posting updated pics soon.
I know from first hand experience that the case does not help much with cable management.
If it runs good and you have fun on it that is all that really counts.
If anything, at least try to tuck some of the excess cables next to the HDD trays. I use the 430 and it pretty much has the same issue with no cable management.
at least don't let the cables touch the cpu fan
I agree with javanode, watch the cpu fan and those cables, but other than that it's a nice first build. Balanced very nicely.
at least try to run some cables down into the HDD tray, or try to route them behind the mobo. you will get MUCH better temps that way, because as of right now you are wasting the 6 bucks you spent on the blue LED fan.
your PSU is also a bit overkill, but if you wanted to OC anything or upgrade you wont have to replace it. all that matters is if you really like it.
one last thing, in one of the pictures you have 2 huge USB cables coming out of the front USB slots. what were those for? you should be able to plug them in the back to make it look nicer
One is the cable for my headset the other is my cable for my phone. I was using it to move files back and forth from my phone to my computer. I don't have it plugged in 24/7.
oh, well in that case okay.
3570k and a z77
Also I love corsair lol so I will always reccomend it over another brand for RAM
I feel like you could have done better at that price point. Not a terrible build though
For gaming, a 7200rpm drive should have been a must for only about $10-15 more. And also, I'd try and stretch the video card budget to around $200 and you can get a lot more (that will be your most important component for gaming). But live and learn for the next time.
The motherboard is my main gripe with this build. It looks like you picked one of the cheaper compatible boards to go with the CPU and didn't really look into what would be the best match. IMO you should never cut corners on the mobo. It really limits your ability to upgrade in the future, and this one just isn't made for gaming in the meantime. A Z75 or Z77 would've been a much better choice.
The hard drive is also a poor choice. I would've gone for a 7200RPM and not a green series.
I agree with every thing thelastboss87 says, I built my first, and still my current, build with upgrading being my top priority.