Description

I'm going to college so I wanted something with a little more quality than a laptop. I just finished this build a few weeks ago and no problems yet. The title gives away why I went with an i7. I regret not going XL ATX on the mother board modular on the power supply . Over all I love it. It is also my first build. The keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers are from an old dell inspiron that was built in 2008 i think. Sense I'll be in an 7 bed apartment with only one Ethernet cable I need the wireless network adapter. The 16gb of RAM most say are overkill but for CAD programs that's good. So games? I'll be mostly doing steam and minecraft. The price has probably changed by now but I got everything for $1585.49. So tell me what do you think, did I do good or bad?

Part Reviews

CPU

I needed something with some beef.

Motherboard

I wish I went bigger but it does the job.

Memory

I just wanted overkill it.

Video Card

I did a test run with minecraft and after I turn down the render distance to 14 it ran smooth.

Case

I love this case. I wanted a STAR WARS feel to it and that's what I got.

Power Supply

Should have gone with a modular.

External Storage

This is just my back up hard drive for if this crashes. My sisters tell its more common in college than anywhere else.

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Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Flip the CPU cooler to exhaust out the rear.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first build !

As for how well you did I think you need to tell us! If you are happy then you were successful. You comment about not having a modular power supply is obvious to you now and many people feel that way as well. I could have told you about an awesome case with nice cable management for less money and then maybe you could have added an SSD for the same total price but you love this case........ So enjoy it.

As for me I understand why you want/ need to back things up but you could have used an internal hard drive unless you unplug yours and take it with you. I have opted for a 2nd internal HDD to clone to. This way I know what make and model the drive is.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Flip the CPU cooler. The fan should be in the front.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

what type of engineering are you studying

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Mechanical as the major and I might do a minor in aeronautical as well.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So jealous of that case man. Nice build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Your ram is in the touching slots, they should be spaced out for dual-channel.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason the CPU fan is the way it is ,because I was having trouble with the RAM. It would try to turn on but the installation it though was messed up. (I check that I forget how many times) For clearance issues I moved the CPU fan so that pulls air through the radiator.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup poor cable management

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Any ideas on who to improve it?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If you mean how use some EVGA clips or sleeved cable managers

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

between 200 and 300. That is with everything else maxed out.