Description

This is my first attempt at building a PC. My previous setup consisted of a Dell Dimension connected to an IBM ThinkPad (yes, IBM) via a homemade cat5 crossover cable, as the Dell had no wireless card. Both were running XP. Time for an upgrade.

The build went smoothly, aside from dropping multiple screws into the PSU. The MB mounting points didn't line up perfectly with the case's standoffs, but there is contact at each one so I'm satisfied. Also, the stock CPU cooler was real noisy at first, so I repositioned its cables and now the whole thing purrs quietly. It was a good time buying and building this thing, not sure why I didn't build it sooner.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you get such a low end gpu? I'm planning to get that i5, is it good?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That i5 tears most everything apart. If you have the money, go for the i5 4670k.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This GPU has performed well for the mid-level games I play, but yeah definitely a weaker spot on the part list.

The i5 has been bomber so far, I recommend it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Could of built something much stronger for the price, decent build overall.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

If the name is a description of the performance and not a Radiohead reference I'd be very disappointed.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Right on! Radiohead provided the soundtrack to this build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice solid build man. For your budget there's not much I would change. The one think could have been done better was the SSD. You should have taken the money you spent on your SSD as they do not improve your FPS and spent it on a better GPU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yeah I mainly got the SSD to brag about the fast boot up time.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is fair. You got an z87 mobo and an nice case that's perfect for upgrading later, and that I commend.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty cool build and nice cable management.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

With the space in that case you could probably go with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO heatsink, I've never been overly fond of stock cpu coolers.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the tip, I'll keep it in mind for next time.