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I use this build for gaming, and running a Minecraft Server. I have 2 monitors, although the second one isn't included in this build because it was another unused one that I had laying around. It runs any game that I throw at it, even Skyrim with HD textures on Ultra settings, at around 40-50FPS. I've never had any problems with it, except that one of the PCI ports it fried or something, so that I cannot use it to SLI or CrossFire, but that's ok because I was never planning on using SLI or CrossFire. Everything works fine and is very good and comfortable. I haven't needed to overclock the CPU or GPU, and the only thing I've upgraded is RAM (When I first built it back in May 2012 I had 8GB RAM, recently I've bought 8 more to help cope with my Minecraft Server). When I bought it it was $1035, and then I recently bought 8GB RAM at $45, so in total I've spent $1080 on it.

This computer handle anything and everything, but not always at the highest settings ;) It was a budget build, but a very good one at that. I shopped right and got discounts and everything went well. The only thing was that it took a bit for the parts to arrive, longer than they said it would take, and I got a bit impatient (It was my first build, and I was excited for it). Since then I have built many other computers, none of them being my own or for myself. Soon I will be building another one for my parents, a very cheap one, too, and then another budget build for my Mechanics instructor. All in all, it is a very good computer, especially for the price.

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 6 points

ever try dusting it before??

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Make sure your computer doesn't have allergies.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Haha, not really. I just took these pictures like 20 min ago, and I didn't really bother sprucing it up. I've ran out of compressed air a while ago and never really bothered to get anymore, although I really ought to...

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I seen that before twice, is it any good?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

More than good, You'll never need to buy another compressed air can again. It's loud, powerful and worth every penny.

You can catch it on sale for maybe $40 SOMETIMES...

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I remember seeing for $30 or $20 at my CompUSA.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

My school has something like that in our IT class, one end sucks up and the other end blows out. Need to get one of those...

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Any idea on how the one PCI port is fried?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

People who have bought the mobo I have had said that since it's a cheaper mobo there have been problems, and the most common one being one of the PCI ports not working. The real problem here is that one runs at x16 and the other at x4, and the one that is fried is the x16, so my Graphics card runs about 4-6% slower, but I don't really care because it's not that big of an issue as I haven't gotten lag or anything.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I approve of that background.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Rainbow Dash is best pony ;)

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

You've forgotten about Rarity.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

My list is

  1. Rainbow Dash

  2. Fluttershy

  3. Applejack

  4. Pinky Pie

  5. Twilight Sparkle

  6. Rarity

But they aren't far apart, it's like Rainbow Dash is number one, but after that I love them all equally, but if I had to produce a list that would be it :P

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

No background characters? :(

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I was speaking only of the Mane 6, of course I love Derpy and Doctor Whooves, and many others, but I was just speaking of the Mane 6.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

I respect your opinion, but really? Twilight it above Rarity? I can understand RD being at the top, But Rarity deserves better than this.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Like I said, they are basically the same. If you want, they could be rewritten like this:

  1. Rainbow Dash
  2. Fluttershy
  3. Rarity
  4. Applejack
  5. Pinky
  6. Twilight
  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Overall, nice build! Though maybe a better gfx card would be in order a bit farther down the road.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm saving up to get a 680 with 2GB VRAM. Only problem is that I'm really low on cash and probably not getting any any time soon.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

i like it. at least you have an excuse to use more than 8GB of RAM with a Minecraft server.

also consider getting an SSD. Dashie will thank you XD

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Definetly want a SSD, just need some money for it, and I am saving for a newer Graphics card right now.

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

just so you know, you may run into an interface bottleneck for your GPU because you have your graphics card in the second PCI-E slot, which is only wired for X4 (i'm aware your first one is burned out for some reason; consider getting that fixed while you're at it)

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Well I am just going to get a technically new build, just get a new case, Mobo, extra Graphics card, another Hard Drive, and a sound card, and use the same RAM, SLI the two cards, reinstall Windows on the new drive, maybe get a mobo with 6 RAM slots and get some more RAM, and go from there. I can't think of how I would be able to fix the fried PCI slot myself, and I certainly don't want to RMA the mobo because that would mean that I would have to go a while without it, and I don't want to risk breaking more myself, so I will just upgrade my build after saving up a bit.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

i hear ya. hope it all works out

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Dat background doe...

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Brony background... black ops 2 poster...

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  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Be polite. Comments like that are not acceptable here.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

At least someone agrees with me...

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't like it, then that's cool. You don't have to like Call of Duty or MLP. But you also don't have to be an ***. I don't care if you have different interests than me, but you don't have to be an ******* about it. Leave it be. If you don't like my room, don't live in it. If you don't like Call of Duty, don't play it. If you don't like MLP, don't watch it. But just because you don't like them, doesn't mean to need act like a ****.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Be polite. I won't tolerate you insulting others here.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

I see it too o.O

Maybe it's because they are two different kits of memory and the larger heatsink is from an older batch and the smaller heatsink is from a newer batch. Wouldn't surprise me if they decided to skimp on the heatsinks in newer batches. These times.....lol. We need to save resources. If you look at the picture that is on Pcpartpicker for the ram you can see that the heatsink cuts off alittle and exposes the PCB from a bird's-eye view.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, one kit was bought in May 2012, the other in January 2013. They changed literally one thing, and that is the outer little notch on the newer heatsink. Kinda bugs me as I am a perfectionist, but it's ok, I don't really look inside my PC that much :P