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First Girlfriend

by w007dchuck



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C


This is my first build, it will get used for mostly gaming. It got delayed by a couple of weeks. I originally ordered the NZXT H230. Tiger Direct then proceeded to do nothing with my order. After a month, the PayPal request for payment from Tiger Direct was canceled. No particular reason I bought the 302, just that it was on Amazon (whom I trust) and had some positive reviews. I also had ordered a 7870 XT at first, but after four weeks and several emails, I was finally told that it was discontinued and they would not stock any more of them.

CPU- Nothing to complain so far

Mobo- Not bad.

RAM- RAM is RAM, really. Does what should do. Would have gotten dual-channel, but it was more expensive.

Storage- I don't know if it's the hard drive or Windows 8, but it boots really fast, much faster than I expected. It's ready to go by the time my monitor turns on.

Video Card- Wish I could have gone AMD here (frickin' Litecoin miners) just to save some money, but it seems to be good. I can update later after I try some games.

Case: Pretty nice case. Did not come with an instruction manual, so I had to look one up online.

Power Supply- Nice. Should have gone modular for better cable management (I know it isn't the best), but it's fine for what it does.

Thanks for looking!

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themaniac 1 point 45 months ago

how well does your girlfriend do in bed jk and the only thing I would change is the mobo and the ram but everything else is good as I can see +1

FreeFireXI 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

I can vouch for that ram. It's pretty solid. It's sad that it isn't 2x4, but it is alright.

themaniac 1 point 45 months ago

ok as long as it works your fine but if I were you I would've got either crucial or g skill ram

FreeFireXI 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

I've had to send back more Crucial than any other brand, even off brands.

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Liam81 1 point 45 months ago

Ahhh, I remember my first girlfriend.... She was much taller than yours and was a brunette.

As for your build I like the parts but I am curious as to which AMD card you would have picked. As for your comment about your PSU not be modular for better cable management I would like to offer that by flipping your current PSU that you can enhance the cable management a little bit. But was this free?


w007dchuck submitter 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

I would have gotten a 7970. I think that prices for them were going to drop if not for the Litecoin craze. Also, the PSU was marked at 0.00 because it was a Christmas present. Thanks for the +1!

Liam81 1 point 45 months ago


Retroman 1 point 45 months ago

Nice build for the price! +1