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Took a while to put everything together, modular psu, built in fan control, wires not labelled caused some serious delays for a first timer (breadboard took probably 3 hours, setup in case probably took about 2, lots of reading was done during).

I should have been more cautious with the PSU I bought (it worked great but I didnt pay much attention to anything but the total wattage) Worked first try in both breadboard and full setup with no issues so far, I still need to download latest drivers and benchmark which ill post here when completed.

All in cost was 1,230 CDN (with shipping and taxes), looking to spend probably 200-250 on a decent 24inch 1080p monitor.

Opinions appreciated, thanks for the helpful info pcpartpicker :D

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  • 64 months ago
  • 6 points

Congratulations on your first build. smart choices for mid level gaming, IMO which is to go for 8 gb 1866 ram and more powerful cpu or gpu as i assume by adding more 10$ or 20$ u could have gone better. but anyway very nice build i hope u get only good stuff out of it, no rma's or something else and better build in the future

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

8350 is Solid , Maybe a 280 or a 280x and drop the ram like you said

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

The CPU he picked won't bottleneck his current card but it might bottleneck a GPU upgrade a few years down the road. Even an FX-6350 would be fine.

I agree completely about the RAM though.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Alot of my choices were based on how much things were on sale. I knew the ram was excessive but it was 50$ off and the only one in blue (-^). You're right about the gpu i think now i should have went with the 280x.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

I recommend a new CPU cooler because the stock ones suck for frequent gaming and overclocking, but otherwise not bad!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasnt confident in my ability to overclock at the time but i wanted to have the option to upgrade and do it. I think i will probably end up doing it in the coming months though and with that, definitely getting a nice cpu cooler.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You over clocking soon?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering, but what exactly did you have to breadboard?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

'have' to is probably a stretch but since it was my first time i wanted to make sure i didnt have any faulty parts because troubleshooting would take me ages. I did the cpu, gpu, ram breadboard.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, what I meant was, what did you even use to breadboard such small components?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have done something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7X7hdC

Doesn't have to be Mini ITX either.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

i recommend this monitor http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01 but the ones above are still very good monitors

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose a 60hz monitor because the 270x is a 60fps card, but thanks for the suggestion.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

my 270x runs at a 89 fps in most games

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build m8 +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a pretty cool build, if you are doing a lot of gaming I would have gone with a better gpu than cpu

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I have the same tower but only red. You should really work on cable management. I just fixed mine and it looks much better. Check out my pics and good luck!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You dissing my cablr management, ouch. But seriously ya i just got too excited by the time it worked first try I wanted to get on it. Btw That's the biggest cpu cooler I've ever seen

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yea i feel you on being excited, i was excited too. But yea that CPU is no longer in my PC. Decided to do water cooling and it looks much better.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that Network Card treating you? I'm thinking about one myself for my current build