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Well this is my first build, I kind of just went with it. My first computer I bought didnt have the horsepower that I wanted. It was a all in one Arcer computer and it was a big boy. So I kill it by stealing the hard drive and the another hard drive was from a old netbook. I also got windows 7 from it too. The thing that I dont like is how I thought I would need a 550w power supply when I could have go with a 450w one. Now for the video card I had now idea what too get. I wish I had gone with something different once I knew what the hell I was doing. Im just happy that I can play the games I want. But would anyone have any ideas of want to upgrade.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

Couple of things:

  • An FX 6300 is $5 cheaper.
  • A MSI 970A - G46 would have been a better board to choose for the same price.
  • The RAM is overpriced, and 1600 mhz vs 1866mhz when you don't have an APU is hardly noticeable, especially for gaming.
  • The video card is completely overpriced and a terrible choice considering there are plenty of good deals on 7950s and 7970s in the $180 - $210 range recently due to the new generation of AMD Cards releasing. A little extra cash could have gotten you much better performance.
  • You could have gotten a better case for the same price (e.g. Antec One)
  • That PSU should be replaced ASAP.
  • AMD CPUs are cheap but they do get hot, you might wan't to invest in an aftermarket CPU Cooler.
  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

yea at the time of buying parts for my computer the 6300 wasn't out or I just didn't see it. I bought most of my part late 2012. I did get most for cheap like 20 buck off or even better. The reason I went with the 1866mhz ram at the time there was a shell shocker deal thing on newegg, I need more ram. I have check too see what my cpu temps are at, they haven't gone any higher than 60-50c when playing games. I'm tho looking at some CoolerMaster cpu coolers. And Yes I know the video card sucks, I pay why too much for it at the time. But than again I was inexperience at the time too.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about that, I didn't realise you built this machine a while ago. I'm surprised the PSU lasted this long for you. And the inside of your machine looks fairly clean. Since you listed custom prices for some of your items I thought the rest of them were the same price as you bought them for.

60-50 degrees is pretty hot, a CoolerMaster CPU cooler is a good idea.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I cant wait too get a new Cpu Cooler, the stock fan is kind of loud. But is my PSU really that bad, and I should have said when I got everything just wanted to make it short. And thanks for the feedback, Ive been taking computer building very seriously, cause if your spending money your going to want the good stuff.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build but replace that PSU like yesterday. Trust me do not cheap out on the PSU. I only get power supplies that are from reputable brands that are 80 plus gold certified and modular(modular only because I am OCD about cables. I would definitely upgrade the Power supply before the graphics card. Since you are in the market for a new graphics card I would recommend the new AMD R9 280X. With that bad boy you will need at least a 600w psu that has a 6pin and an 8pin PCI connection. And if you want to get crazy get a decent ssd and another stick of 8gb ram. Really impressive build for a first time PC. :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, will probably get 20k downvotes, and even if the PSU isn't very trusted it looks pretty cool. I don't know, it just does.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

It still works for me so I guess I got lucky than.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you'll be okay. There wouldn't be those PSUs on the market if they all "exploded". You should be okay.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The clear acrylic and neon green sleaving of that power supply SCREAM quality....

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the monitor?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, I like it but I do wish it had a hdmi port. Im going to be buying 2 more for a 3 monitor setup, once I get a way better graphic card.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management is real

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