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I use the machine mainly for school and some 1080p gaming. This was my first computer I've ever built, using knowledge I obtained of the internet. I had pretty much no problems so far, and the machine works great. 1080p gaming on Borderlands 2 / Battlefield 3 with High settings is great with a stable 60 fps, several times a lot higher. Unfortunately the motherboard did not come with USB 3.0 front panel pins. so I couldn't use that. Mind you these pictures were taken before I tidied up the cables so sorry about that!

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  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Warms my heart to see budget builds on here... nice work man! Also, we're keyboard buddies! High Five. You could fix up the cables, but, if it doesn't bother you don't have to do it, in fact my cable management is horrid as well.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build overall, but would have went with a HD 7850 for cheaper. Might wanna do some cable management as well.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad, however please clean up the cables.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

My lord those cables, but other than than, solid budget build :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build mate!! U plan on overclocking?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice :) I think you can get PCI cards with USB 3.0 headers on them. (?)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

you get +1 seriously good for the price

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting almost the same exact build! I just have 2 questions: Does that motherboard really do not come with front panel usb 3.0s or was it only yours? And your psu, did you have to buy extra cables or did it provide everything since it's a semi modular? Thanks :) (It's gonna be my first build also)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey friend! I didn't see a front panel USB 3.0 on my board, and I believe all MSI 970A-G46 boards don't come with one (The website says there was one but I didn't see any and even checked my mobo manual for it, odd). The power supply had all the necessary cables I needed for this build; there was extra molex and pci-e connectors too. Good luck on your build and if you have more questions about building this rig / parts / etc I'm more than willing to help out.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, so that means my front panel usb's won't work on my case? (Zalman Z11 Plus)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The Front panel USB 2.0's will work fine, but unfortunately the 3.0's will not. You could always buy an adapter cable and use those front panel 3.0s at 2.0 speeds.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you reccommend any cheap am3+ motherboards that will work well with the cpu?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Board is about $20 more than the board I am using in my build, but it supports those front panel USB 3.0s on your case. I would probably recommend this board over mine.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Are you sure it'll work with my case though? I'm thinking of buying it

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Your mid tower case will fit this motherboard no problem

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

There is just no reason for your cables to look like that with this case. Otherwise, good part selection.