Description

I've been wanting to build a computer for roughly 6 years now, however I've never had the funds to do so.

However, now I have the money available I decided to build the computer I've always wanted!

I don't really game much, but I wanted something that I'd be able to game with..

I took my time and didn't run into any issues, I can't until I have to build another computer!

I'm looking to upgrade my PSU during Black Friday sales :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Seems to be a cracking CPU, performs well and does the job. Will be unleashing the beast closer to xmas when I have the ability to keep it cool :)

Motherboard

Can't grumble for the price, it seems to be doing the job for now.

Memory

RAM is RAM, so eh... It's good?

Storage

This SSD works wonders with Windows 10, the boot times make me emotional.. So quick.

Storage

HDD's are all similar, but these seems a decent one.

Video Card

BEAST. I'm yet to really knock it up on games, it's first test will be Black Ops 3 next week.

EDIT: This card performs far better than I ever expected, loving the performance.

It does run very hot though!

Case

Great case with plenty of space for what I want, looks the part with the window on the side.

Power Supply

I wasn't going for this PSU but I decided to play it safe with a 750W. I have been warned about this PSU though? It seems good but very worried about it.

Optical Drive

£9, does the job. Installed the drivers that came with mobo, GPU etc... So it's all good for me.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You have a Gigabyte edition 390 too(everyone seems to be getting 390s yay). Any problems?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I just finished my build about a month ago, with the Gigabyte 390 also. I haven't heard of issues others are having, but I am getting a lot of freeze ups playing Witcher 3. Haven't had much time to delve into it yet, but am interested in knowing if there are others out here with issues.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When I was researching this card quite a few review said that they had problems with this card where it would not shut off and everything they tried to shut down their computers it caused it to reboot. Look at the newegg (or other retailers )reviews.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't heard of anything like that, I have the Sapphire edition and it plods along nicely.

Only experience game crashes in games I haven't purchased (Arrg meharty), but only downloaded them as I didn't have any decent games to push my card to its limits and truly test it.

But gosh darn does it output some lovely frames :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I think its only a problem for the Gigabyte edition, some weird thing with their drivers.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I see sweet az :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't have to take my word for it look at the newegg or amazon reviews.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I've only watched Anime on my computer so far, not got any games or anything installed.

However, I've heard that these Gigabyte version of these cards get really hot and even heard about causing boot loops? I've had no issues (fingers crossed, touch wood etc) but as I mentioned, not really done much with it.

I'll report when I've got my games installed.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

The thought of this being "mediocre" does make me grin.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I think compared to most, it's pretty rubbish.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It really isn't, perfect for 1080p ultra

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope it runs some games on Ultra, that is the dream.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it that people build a $1000 build and call it mediocre and the people like me with crappy $400 laptops are like: yup definitely.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I'm hoping for the money I spent - It's a little better than a laptop!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build is nt mediocre AT ALL. If you were going for mid range then thats the word, because 1000 dollars is a nice starting point for those who have some experience in gaming and want to jump right in. Thebudget build that im aiming for is $650 with an i3 skylake and the 380, so yeah even that kills in most games 1080p. But yours is 1444p ready and maybe 4k on mid to low settings. gl hf with your new mediocre midrange build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

The only thing mediocre here is the power supply. Everything else is tip top!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Mediocre he says... has the best P-P combo you can get...

Its amazing +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to all this computer stuff, I thought that you would all say that it isn't great.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I have pretty much all the same components and I am definitely in love with the performance it gives :D

Nice build man +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I'm yet to use it (except watch some Anime).. How do you find it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic! Boots in under 5 seconds (I guess never timed it), steam rolls any game I throw at it.

Processor could be quicker though, only part that doesn't seem to keep up with the speed of everything else but is still pretty fantastic.

(Perhaps an overclock will fix this though)

:)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm finding this, it boots in roughly 3-4 seconds and is ready to be used!

I've played several games on Ultra now and not had an issue. Loving it!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear your enjoying it :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

what?!?! No I7...no titan? how very mediocre of you sir! No man just foolin....i like your build +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D I didn't think it was that good.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. Very nice indeed.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice first build. I'm sure by now you've realized that you don't just have a mediocre build on your hands after reading all these comments. This is a great rig and your cable management isn't too too bad either. It can be cleaned up a bit though if you wanted to make it really shine.

Also, I hate to join the common PSU bashing around here but I must agree with everyone in favor of replacing the CX750.

You can find a tier list HERE

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I still think of it as mediocre compared to some of the builds on here.

As I mentioned, the PSU was a last minute thing. I panicked and purchased that. I need another one quick! Thanks for the list :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I need to ask you guys. I have 3 fans (front, back and top) but it seems on my MOBO, I don't have enough slots for them? I have two 3-pin points on the mobo, but 3 fans.

I think I do have the 3rd connected but it's not spinning, the LED comes on though? Help guys!

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

You have a few options to solve this.

  • Option 1: Whichever fan that has a molex, plug into the PSU's molex. Make sure the two pins are set up as 5v for a slient fan. This will explain on how that looks for switching wires around: 12v, 7v, 5v for your fans.

  • If not sure about it. I can try posting an example picture that I did myself, later on. When dealing with two pins of a same color wire but sometimes it depends on the fan if it allows the switch around of wires with ease.

  • Option 2: Buy a 2-way fan splitter and connect the back and top fan together and reconnect the fan splitter onto your MOBO's system fan connector. They come in 3-pins and 4-pins so make sure they work, depending upon your case fan's connectors.

  • Option 3: Buy a fan mod that is called a fan splitter PCI or some kind of mod splitter. You attach it with velcro onto the case which already comes with, and prefer behind the case. Connect it with your PSU's PCI connector to power it up. Then connect all your fans onto it: some are 3-pins or 4-pins so make sure this works correctly based upon your case fans' connectors.

  • You could also buy a fan hub or a 5.25" fan controller.

Again, double check the case fans if they are 3-pin or 4-pins. Or if you intend to grab 4-pin case fans then make sure you have something that support it ahead of time. Usually a default fan will be 3-pin with a molex. Or some are only molex.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, thanks for the amazing reply. I'm going to look into the options available and see what I want to go ahead with.

If I get stuck then I'll be in contact haha.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries. You can contact me anytime if something is not working or stumped with something.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would personally get an fan hub if you have 4 pin PWM fans, or a fan controller if you have 3 pin fans. I have a 8 channel 3 pin controller on my rig, but you'd have a hard time finding that many today. Something that matches your case and has 4-6 channels would work great. But be prepared, as good controllers are not cheap, as they can run $30-50.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Never go molex, even if you reduce the voltage. It will spin at higher rate than necessary. I highly suggest the PMW splitter, or the fan controller.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I would change that power supply as soon as possible though. As well as a AfterMarket Cooler Cryorig is pretty good

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1 :)

But how's that mobo treating you? I'm thinking of getting the same one

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

This mobo seems good for the money, not let me down yet!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome PC. And your cable management seems alright. Hope it serves you well.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Need to sort it out as it's now frustrating me, however I intend on upgrading parts soon.. So I'll keep it as is for now.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That CX in such a lovely build is not recommended for high end gaming. And this build fits into that category, not a medicore. Give yourself some more credit here. * winks * I do love your parts but that one PSU is something I wouldn't place inside this great PC of yours.

  • Whenever you have some available money in the future, maybe you can get an XFX's TS: 650w ot 750w. XFX's XTR.

  • Or EVGA's GS/G2/B2/P2.

  • There is also Antec's HCG, Seasonic's G series, and Corsair's RMi, AX/AXi or HX/HXi.

No rush. I just think this build needs a good PSU in the future. Yet keep in mind, it's a good build so enjoy it! And thank you for sharing.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you good sir. I think that I will be changing the PSU in the coming future, hopefully next week (dependent on funds).

Thank you for the links, I'll check them out now and thank you for the nice comments :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points
  • It is ma'am but no worries. :)

No problem. I only linked the ones that I saw online in a good price range for right now. I know everything changes in due time but others I mentioned are basically very good as well but at the time of searching they were up in price. I tried to link reasonable prices of tier 2 and tier 1 PSUs.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Apologies for that, ma'am :)

I'm going to purchase this PSU (hopefully during Black Friday sales) - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

Thanks for your help, appreciate the suggestions!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries!

That is an excellent and a high quality PSU. I wish you well for a great deal when Black Friday sales occur! And you are most welcome.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a question about my current PSU.

Will it last a few weeks?

I've got some stuff coming up and I'm limited on cash flow. I can change it now, although I'd rather not until I've got more money in my possession.

I'd hope it lasts a lifetime due to costing me £75+ and I've not even had it built 2 weeks and I'm worried about it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a little picture of my system after just running BO3 on Ultra for 30 mins..

Temperatures all seem normal?

Mediocre Build Speccy

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be looking into some of these for the future.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a2/4d/bd/a24dbd13fb35a53cd465a3a49725cf9b.jpg ARE THOSE SHARKS WITH FRICKIN LAZER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

haha!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm getting some nice comments, so I guess I did something right!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments _^ I'm ordering a new PSU, it was only temporary.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I take it that you think it's not mediocre?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I know the PSU is weak and the GPU seems really good, I've just heard that they can get hot.