Description

I built this computer when I was still making the transition from Xbox 360 to PC. Since I was still playing games like Cod and Battlefield on 360 with my friends, this computer has some pretty basic hardware. As you can see from the pictures, I started out with a HAF 912 case. I didn't care much about aesthetics at first, but they started bothering me eventually. So, I bought the FD Arc Midi R2 and sleeved my own cables and I think it turned out quite well. Since I'm now gaming solely on the PC, I'll probably look to upgrade some stuff. An SSD is most likely coming in the near future. I'd like to upgrade the gpu, but I'm not sure what I want to upgrade to yet. I had been looking at something like an R9 280x or 770, but I'm not sure that I'd get the full benefit from a gpu like that with the Fx-6300. I play a ton of different games, so just let me know what gpu you would recommend for someone wanting to get the most performance possible with the 6300. A CLC system is probably coming soon too for the more appealing looks compared to the 212+.

The prices here aren't accurate. I built this PC for less than what it says here because I built it over the span of a few months looking for good deals on hardware. Thanks for looking!

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

very clean, very nice!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it!

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't like the GPU but I will hand out a +1 just for sleeving your own cables. How is it to do? I'm looking to try it with an older junk PSU just to see what it's like.

EDIT: Also, you will not bottleneck the 6300 with a GTX770 (or a R9 280X)on most games. Just get the best one you can afford.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, the GPU isn't the best. It worked fine at first since I was just playing simple games that weren't graphically demanding, but it'd be nice to upgrade soon. Sleeving wasn't difficult at all! I will say that it can be very frustrating at times, but you just have to stick with it and take breaks when necessary. Just pick up some paracord from a local military surplus store, an ATX pin removal tool from Lutro0 customs, a lighter, some scissors, and you're good to go!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was thinking some Mod/Smart. It's like $30 for a 200ft spool. Good to know it's basically just time consuming. Thanks for the response :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem. I was able to pick up 100ft of each color from my local mil surplus store for $5 each, but I'm not sure how much it would be where you live. I will say that I sleeved all of the cables you see in my case with probably 75 ft of black and 50 ft of blue just to give you some idea of how much you'll need. I ended up wasting some due to measuring mistakes, so it could've been done with quite a bit less.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent. Is that the 1/8" kind? I don't even think I have a military surplus store here. I'll check out a couple places though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It was called 550 Paracord where I bought it, so I'm not sure if it's 1/8". I think it is though, judging by how it fit on the cables. http://www.reddit.com/r/pcsleeving is a great resource if you have any questions. In the sidebar on the right of that subreddit there's a ton of different video and text guides to sleeving.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

FINALLY! Someone else who sleeves their own cables! Great build man!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I'm really happy that I decided to do it myself. I just wasn't fond of seeing the ugly wires come out of the psu like you do with extensions.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Its honestly worth the effort. Funny too because I sleeved my cables with the exact same colors.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Great minds think alike I suppose, haha. I was originally planning to go with white, but I figured it would just clash too much considering the fans are the only other white thing in the case.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful! Well done.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, glad you like it!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for having the patience on sleeving the cables lol can you edit the prices that you acutally payed for on your items? It gives people a better sense of what build they can afford on a budget. Nice build though!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try to dig up my reciepts. I actually bought the components quite a while ago, and it's only been a week since it looked like the first picture in the HAF 912.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Another young person like myself converted from 360 to PC

Another soul saved +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, nice cables, nice case, good price excluding the fact that 1tb drives are the same price as the 500gb drive you bought and you could have saved 30$ on the PSU. +1 tho

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the PSU a while back on sale for I believe $40 after a $10 MIR, so that's the reason I went with it. The 500gig hdd instead of a 1tb was just me being a noob though, hahah. Thanks for the comment!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow good job with the sleeving mate!!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The sleeving definitely made a big difference.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for having the patience on sleeving the cables lol can you edit the prices that you acutally payed for on your items? It gives people a better sense of what build they can afford on a budget. Nice build though!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for custom sleeving