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This was my first custom build I've done so I'm hoping I wasn't too far off with what I went with.

I probably could have been alright with a lesser case but I like how it looked. I also would have been more than fine with a lesser power supply but, meh. Everything installed very easily. BIOS was easy to work with. Before building this I was using a 4 year old HP Laptop for everything. Me oh my, what a difference. Everything I throw at it runs smooth as oil...no choppy video or buffering. I've ran some light tests with CS:GO, GW2, CIV5, Diablo3...perfect.

The only complaint I have is the sidewall fan included with the case (the big'un) has such a short line that if you remove the sidewall to adjust something, it pulls it out of the MOBO before you can even reach your hand in to unplug it. Makes it very difficult to open up.

It should be safe to assume that all parts (except the case, OS, keyboard and mouse) were chosen because of a combination of the current price and good reviews.

I'd very much appreciate any feedback as this is my first go 'round with a custom build. I'm sure I overlooked or simply didn't know some things.

P.S. Cable management isn't one of my strongest abilities.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

its actually quite handy to have an apu in the event of your 750 failing, you still have a half decent gpu to use

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No idea, what that other guy is talking about.

There is nothing wrong with the CX series. And as for using an AMD CPU with an Nvidia GPU, it will make absolutely zero difference. They are separate things. Had a look at his profile, seems like some elitist troll.

Ignore him, nice build. I never comment on this site, but felt the need to, just to point out the idiocy of that guy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not that he's using an AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU, it's that he's using an APU and a CPU. There's no point in an APU, which is designed almost entirely around the integrated GPU, if you already have a dedicated GPU. Something like an Athlon 860K would have been better for a lower price.

As for the CX series, they are pretty crap. They can't even deliver the rated load at higher than 30c. That makes the CX750 effectively a 650W PSU (read here: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=416 ). That would be fine, except that an EVGA 750B2, which is a pretty great unit, can be had for a lower price.

And lastly, please do not purposefully attack people. Godzlegend1 has over 4,500 posts on the forum. If he was a troll, we'd know by now. You call him an elitist and a troll, yet you have only one comment (this one), and it's filled with misinformation.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had to do anything a little different with this build it would be these things.

Send the CPU, GPU, PSU and headphones back (356 back from all of those parts).

Get an FX-6300 (12 dollars more than current CPU. More cores, slightly less speed) https://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox

Get a Sapphire Radeon R7 260 (2 dollars cheaper than current GPU and more power) https://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003662l

Get a EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W (1 dollar cheaper, same amount of power and better ratings).

Use the 107 that is left to buy whatever headphones you can find in that range. If you can do without the headphones, you can put that 107 towards a better graphics card and have a beast of a computer.


All criticism aside, this is still a great build and as long as it does what you need it to do and plays the games you like to play at a reasonable level then I say keep it and do you. All of the suggestions listed above and I'm sure in other comments are just to get you the best out of your money, performance wise. If this suits you, be happy and be proud.

  • 59 months ago
  • -1 points

The 500r has excellent cable management options at the back... Why did you not make use of them? Other than that I like the LED. Some few critiques though.

1) i'm sorry you bought the gtx 750....

2) I'm sorry you bought that psu.....

3) I'm sorry you bought an apu and dedicated gpu......

4) I'm sorry you bought a WD black......

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

C'mon, man...it's the first time I've touched the inside of a computer in 12 years. Can you expand on why exactly you have so much sorrow for those pieces? I know the PSU was overkill but what's wrong with the GTX750? WD Black? I'm not much of a gamer if that matters...

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

1) The gtx 750 is expensive for what it is.

2) The corsair CX series has bad capacitors... nothing to do with wattage.

3) An APU and dedicated gpu is not a good combination.

4) WD blacks are loud and don't perform well enough to constitute the price.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang. Alright. Thanks for the input. Will do some research and see if I can do some swindling to replace where needed.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's fine for what you need then it's fine. Unless you feel the need to replace the parts then I don't see any reason to replace them..... except the power supply.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Yeah, I'm pretty pleased with how it's been running. I only very casually do gaming so it doesn't need to do anything crazy. Do you have any suggestions for a PSU that would be better without breaking the bank? Thanks, in advance, for your input. I need it.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup some ****** build ..