Description

Just finished putting this together, OS should be coming by tomorrow so i can actually get it up and running!

First time i've built a PC, quite happy with how well it all came together. Also fairly happy with my cable management, probably spent a bit more time on it than i would have since i don't have my OS. The case is nice and roomy, plenty of space left for upgrades in the future

The graphics card you see is not a 7770, it's an old 9800gt i had, just put it in to see how it would run. Still not totally decided on buying the 7770 as yet, so this will do in the meantime!

Apologies for bad picture quality, and lack of them! Never took any before i started, just wanted to get stuck in!

Will add a few more when i get the OS installed and all hooked up etc.

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 7 points

Sneaky CPU power cable move ;) Really solid build for the budget. I wouldn't change a thing!

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :) Was aiming to keep it under £500. I think it actually came in a little under the price shown above. Managed to pick up win7 for £65 on a deal, probably why im still waiting on it to arrive!

  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

Extremely good cable management, especially for a first build. You should be proud!

  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

Good solid parts. The one I'm thinking about is similar with a $600 budget, just I have a cheaper case, PSU, and memory. I also am getting a FX-6300 with a 7850 instead, which looks really good.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Don't go too low with the PSU. The last thing you want is a sub-par PSU to take out your whole rig.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about a cheaper Corsair PSU, which I trust won't destroy it. Believe me, the last thing I would do is take that risk. I've read enough about that.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Other good brands are Seasonic and XFX.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that, but Corsair is the cheaper of the two.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

I never said they didn't.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

What is that cooler on the gpu?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

The cooler came with it which i actually wasn't expecting, was planning on buying one so this was a nice surprise!

  • 77 months ago
  • -2 points

Hey well if I was you id pick up a 7850 over a 7770. Or if you can save a little maybe a 7870 xt/gtx 760. Good luck with the GPU hunt!!!

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Those cost a lot more than the 7770.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for pointing out the obvious, but for 20-40 dollars more and having a 7850 isn't that bad of a deal. 7850 overclock a lot, easily make it to 7870 stock speeds and "sometimes" 7950 speeds. Plus they really are the cheapest card to run every game on the market at max settings 1080p(or gtx 650 ti boost). That's why I suggested it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

This was built for mainly gaming so im wanting the best card that i can afford, don't mind if i have to wait a couple months to save up. I need to look into the cards a bit more and make a decision, it's just sooo difficult! So many to choose from and everyone has a different suggestion/review, i really don't know where to start!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

For a budget build like this I'm assuming OP is very limited on money. He even said he is deciding if he will get the 7770 as he is running a 9800gt.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

This is great, I love the 200r!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

save some more money and get the 7850 for 50 dollars more

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

great first build, really nice cable management. fond of this, as its almost the exact same build as mine will be. (just a quick sidenote, the 7790 is better for the money vs. frames than the 7770. sorry to make things a worse matter for your decision xD)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I just came across this site for comparing cards which should help me out a bit. Probably already known here but it's new to me!

http://www.hwcompare.com/

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's another one: http://www.gpuboss.com/