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pretty much will be a gaming build. while this is my first computer ive ever build ive got a good idea how and where some of this stuff goes. i have just about all the parts i need waiting on my i5 sandy bridge. But do i need that piece for the computer and fans to actually work?

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  • 74 months ago
  • 14 points

Yes you do need the processor to worth. I don't know why you payed so much for the i5 though. It's a Sandy Bridge and it's not even unlocked. Why did you get the after-market CPU cooler? I also don't why you got the 1066 Mhz RAM for 75. Also, you over payed for the SSD. Your 560 Ti is also 2 generations old and is getting weaker. Finally, the PSU you chose is not that trustworthy. I've had one before, and it was DOA.

  • 74 months ago
  • 9 points

You miss the fact that more than 10% of the build cost was wasted on going with a 32/64bit version of Windows. Other than that, you're spot on.

OP, did you ask anyone about this build, or did you just pick parts at random? I'm not trying to be an ******* here, but this is quite possibly the worst build I've ever seen.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah I think this is the worst one I've ever seen. I truly didn't understand the ssd at this price point and im also still trying to figure out why did he choose that windows 7

  • 74 months ago
  • -1 points

well as for the build it is a copycat off a build i saw off youtube and decided to go with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrLZ62Sl-Dc&list=LLv3MBsYrXIXZq4hBlPPnSsQ this was built in 2011 though as a heads up but i thought i'd still would be a pretty solid pc to start with for a first build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to remember technology is changing at an incredibly rapid pace these days. I've heard the analogy of showing someone in the 19th century a computer, and them calling you a witch. Well, my spin on that would be showing someone from ten years ago a 64GB micro SD card, ending with the same result.

The problem you're going to run into is that by building a rig based on two year old tech, most of the parts are already pretty dated, so choosing an upgrade path is rather difficult. My suggestion would be to return any of the parts you can (The HDD is still a good one though), and posting the remaining parts in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum here with an explanation of your situation. The people here are generally a very helpful lot, but can get a bit overly critical in the 'completed builds' section (myself included). At least you're taking this in stride, which is more than I can say for some that post here...

EDIT: Just read your post about the RAM actually being 1600MHz. Makes more sense. Good RAM there.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

oh the gskill posted here is a mistake its actually 1600mhz. sorry it's kinda hard for me to tell the difference between the models.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

I agree with everything you said, however; he still build something better than he could get in the store for the same price so I give +1. I don't see a price for the video card, mobo, or power supply, so I think those were recycled. :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

TBH, you could probably get a laptop at this price that would perform better.

EDIT: To put this into context, I have an ASUS G74SW that I bought in late 2010/early 2011. It still works great and I use it for current games whenever I'm working out of town (obviously not on full settings). Some of the basic specs:

-i7 2600QM -8 GB 1333MHz RAM (CAS 8 IIRC) -160 GB SSD -500 GB HDD -2GB GTX 560M

I know they're the mobile equivalents, but I pick this computer up for $1200 CAD over two years ago.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

man that DOA for you kinda scares me now built hopefully its not as bad as people say.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh it's bad.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

i think your cable management needs some work?

  • 74 months ago
  • -3 points

im kinda not worried about it as im trying to figure where most these parts fit like the front panel pin connectors and stuff.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the worst build I have ever seen on here. And that includes the guy who had an i3 and 32gb of ram

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Would it still be the worst build ever if OP only paid $300-400 for everything?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Who is OP?

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

The guy that posted the build.. OP = Original Poster.

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Everyone's bordering on being ***hats here, but they're pretty much right and they sure have a point.

You should sell that 560 Ti unless it's temporary/recycled anyways and you're planning on an upgrade. Also, you probably should have looked at a better CPU, as Sandy Bridge is 2 generations old. Although it's certainly not a 'bad' CPU, why not get a newer one for the same price?

As for Windows, you could have just snagged a copy on eBay or wherever else for $100 or less.

And your PC won't boot or anything if you don't have a processor installed.

I think you should do some research, replace the GPU/CPU, make a nice, clean looking build, and repost this. People on this site don't play around and jump all over something if they don't like it. While they may be right oftentimes, I think that sometimes people are a bit mean here.

If you built this PC back when Sandy Bridge first came out, it would have been an awesome mid range/mainstream build. It's just that Fermi (the GPU architecture) horribly sucked compared to Kepler. (current Nvidia GPUs) The parts themselves appear to be good quality, but they're just old.

Fix that and clean it up and people should like it. I'm not going to downvote because I think the point has been made...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks a lot for this insight while its kinda too late lol i'll switch this stuff out as time and money allows. and i haven't gotten the windows 7 yet so you guys saved me there.i'll look into it more thanks. and by the way i saw this build on youtube and it looked pretty legit so i here is link in case. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrLZ62Sl-Dc&list=LLv3MBsYrXIXZq4hBlPPnSsQ

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I also would have went with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay, these guys don't play around. Case that baby and clean it up some, swap a few parts, and do a repost. (and lie about the prices you paid...LOL)

Maybe then you can get a positive score.

Also, I want you to know they are really just trying to encourage you to seek help/advice before you go buy all the parts for a PC, so they can help direct your path and help you get the most bang/performance for your buck. That is what they really like doing...they are not that bad of guys. :)

Right, xBlood_Monkey?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

ha thanks dude, im generally take criticism well with out hurt feelings though it would help for kinder words to be used but all in all i understand. i was actually betting this would happen with my first build ever.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe my delivery was a little softer because I'm not a "dude". <3

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

oh sorry about that ha, i could've guessed by the name had i payed attention to it. but thanks for the suggestions miss.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

This has the same specs as my old PC. It needs a case and for the love of god learn cable management.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

im kinda not worried about cable management at the moment, atleast not until i know how to connect everything thanks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, you've mentioned that several times in this thread.

Another perspective: If you get the motherboard mounted in the case, and start putting in drives/power supply/etc., routing the cables behind the motherboard tray, they'll be out of your way and you might be better able to see where each one goes.

Just a thought. :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

ok so i have taken in to consideration about that and decided to just mount in my motherboard etc; and will try to put picks up soon.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Last pic: The computer was sick and threw up its guts all over the table...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

haha that kinda made me laugh. but it'll look better as i get he hang of it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you need the processor for it to work. Is that 560 ti recycled along with that processor you could have gotten the 3570k its much better and its unlocked. Why do you just have all the guts out like that? The psu is also a bomb. I had one and it died after about 6 months. Your money could have been much better spent. Also why did you get that version of windows, you could have saved about sixty bucks and put it in to something else. You also dont realy need that ssd. That money could have been put elsewhere also.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 is what runs the whole thing. If this is your first pc, all im going to say is.. why :c You should have done some more research before you bought these parts. WHile the i5 2500 is still a great cpu, its pretty much outdated now, should have at least gone for a 2500k and gotten a 212 evo to OC it like crazy. I dont know much about the mobo so im not going to say anything. Why 1066 ram? thats just silly. 560Ti? Uhhh. And that power supply. Instead of buying a full version of windows, you should have really spent more on other parts..

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

While I wouldn't disagree with pretty much anything you said... it's not constructive criticism. It's just mean-spirited if you don't tell him WHY 1066 RAM is "just silly."

For example - yes, the CPU is outdated and not unlocked; for about $40 more you could have had an i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core CPU from MicroCenter (although you'd need a different motherboard, since yours is a socket 1155 and the one I mentioned requires a 1150). Being unlocked, you could overclock it, but be VERY VERY careful with this.

Also, on the topic of the processor - asking if you need the CPU to make it work is essentially like asking if you need the engine in your car to be able to go anywhere. It's the part of the computer that, well, computes. ;)

And for the OS - I'm currently looking at Windows 8.1 64 bit; the OEM version currently sells for $97.

I haven't bought most of my parts yet; I'm waiting for Black Friday/Cyber Monday so I can spend a lot less. :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone pretty much summed it up, but why did you put everything together without putting in the processor first?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those prices correct?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course their is no cable management, there is no case... Why did you pay so much for windows, You can get Windows 7 for less than 100 dollars.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for your thoughts man im kinda not worried about cable management at the moment, atleast not until i know how to connect everything and for the windows seven i havnt actually got that yet but ill look in to it thanks.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You only need the 64-bit version. I highly doubt that you could have any reason for needing the dual 32/64-bit versions. On top of that, if you're still in school, or work in an office environment, talk to your administration or IT departments (respectively), and you might be able to get a free key.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks, and i am currently enrolled in a community college so i'll try that.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

and i got this build from youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrLZ62Sl-Dc&list=LLv3MBsYrXIXZq4hBlPPnSsQ it seemed pretty legit.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

He built that in 2011...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i noticed but i didn't think i'd be that big of a deal.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

It really isn't, but a lot of changes occur in 2 years in the tech world..

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

and just to clear things guys i just took parts i got not paying attention to price on here. every thing i got was off ebay and amazon so i got these parts at pretty good prices. mainly the i5 which i only paid $158 for.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

For what it's worth, I think you did a good job with cable management in this case. :D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How was it installing the harddrive with those "screw-less" things? Was it annoying at all?

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