Description

First desktop build I've ever done. Be gentle with the comments!

Install went smoothly. Picture doesn't show install of graphics card however.

Ran into a problem when installing OS. Windows 7 32 bit would install fine, Windows 7 64 bit would give me a BSOD immediately after initial driver loading. Couldn't figure out why. Windows 8 64 bit ended up working fine so I went with that.

If anyone knows any issues why I'd get a APCI.sys error with Windows 7 64 bit please let me know.

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

pretty decent budget build. why 16gb of ram???? watch that psu

  • 83 months ago
  • -2 points

Why not :/

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

why not what?

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Because he could've saved around $40 and gone with an amount of RAM that he would actually use. Then, he could've upgraded the process or Gpu.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

agreed..

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I would of gone with a corsair cx430 for the PSU, ive never even heard of diablotek. Plus, why 16gb of ram?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

First off really nice budget build! Will definitely play games around med/high settings.

Constructive criticism: WATCH THAT PSU. If it breaks it can take your whole system with it.

If you are just gaming then 8 gigs of ram is MORE than enough. You coulda saved about $40 dollars and upgraded your Graphics card to 1gb Radeon 7850.

For 5 extra dollars you could have got a terabyte harddrive. Maybe you wont use all the space but its only 5 bucks.

Other than that great build hope you enjoy it.

Oh and an after though you should work on your cable management more. That case has some pretty nice options for cable management so get er done.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

No kidding about that PSU. Don't be surprised when it frys everything in your computer :( Good luck with it though.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Bought 5 of these diablotek 350 watt psu's at work, and they have been running 24/7 in an office environment with zero failures. One of them is in my own desktop, which is a 6 core phenom II. We have horrible utility power, which includes occasional brownouts. On to top of that we are usually on a backup generator for a few days per year, which has the dirtiest power I've ever experienced. We've lost several OEM power supplies in our Lenovo business computers during these power incidents, but never one of these diablotek boxes. For what it's worth, I'll vouch for this particular model anyway.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

You're very right, especially for the hard drive. I got a 1.5TB Western Digital for $65.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

for about $40 get a cosair 430w psu make sure its 80+

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the HCG-400M and Silencer Mk. III 400W?

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

LOL NOOOOOOOOOO you people sicken me the corsair builder series is a disgust and I have heard nothign but horror stories from it

Guy, do not listen to these people lol get something with good reviews at tomshardware and get something 80+ gold 500w+

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Pay more attention. People complain about the v1 of the builder series, the builder v2 is excellent though. And why would you get an 80+ gold PSU in a $500 build?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you dare to get GOLD ON A 500 WATT?! Bronze is enough.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

you could have saved money on the ram and got like 1866 speed or 2133

You don't need the space, you were prolly looking for the speed and that wont get you it :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The phenom ii x4 only has memory controllers for up to 1333 speed I believe.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Those looks like IDE cables... wat?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Ewww diablotek... that won't last ling.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

2 Comments 1.SWITCH YOUR PSU! 2.16GB is major overkill