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First desktop build. Upgrade from a Toshiba laptop, and I must say it was worth it. At first I was nervous about this whole thing, but it really was not all that bad. I mostly use it for gaming and multimedia. I know the PSU is overkill, but the IT guy from my sisters workplace recommended it. I bought a 500GB HDD for now, but I'm going to add a 1TB soon. As you can see I am using a Playstation 3D TV as a monitor right now. It's my brothers and he has never used it so I figured I'd put it to use. Already had the Razer Deathadder and I bought the keyboard because it was around $28 on amazon. Overall I was excited with this build.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, the only thing I have to question is why a Z77 motherboard when your CPU is locked?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe so he can sli in the future

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, probably.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same case. I'd like to make a couple of suggestions:

1.) Move your HDD down to the bottom cage. Then remove the middle cage altogether. You'll get better airflow.

2.) Take the extra cables and stuff them behind. The case wire from the front panel especially. They are long enough. You'll get a much neater appearance and a cooler system.

You might want to get an SSD instead of another HDD for now. I got my first one and was astonished how fast everything loads.

Some people will comment on the fact that you got an unlocked CPU but a motherboard meant for overclocking. You could have saved a few bucks and gotten an H77. But pretty nice job.

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

the i5-3470 is NOT unlocked, though i think you meant that :P

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

He probably meant locked.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Sometimes my mouth and brain just won't synch up. :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

You type with your mouth :O You have my respect good sir.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

It certainly explains the drool. :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol! Yes. I screwed that up royally.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

lol no worries, man. :D

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm going to work on that today. Also, how big of a SSD do you recommend?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

A Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB SSD would do you great as it gives you enough space to save your OS on it, and a few other programs of your choice.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

The Pro series is one of the fastest on the market today, but if you don't need the extra speed there are a bunch that are more budget-friendly and they'll still knock your socks off. But I agreed 128Gb is a good, solid size.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

The A-Data XPG SX 900 is a personal favorite of mine.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

I would have recommended getting a standard keyboard and a 500w psu, and then a 660 ti for a few extra bucks.