This was a budget gaming build made from parts bought during sales and store specials.
I used to work at TigerDirect. ;)
Why did you choose a very weak graphics card compared to the proccesor?
Dat CPU with dat GPU....
I think I found your bottleneck....
i fail to see why people claim they have a gaming computer yet insist on the latest highest-end CPU without putting any thought into the GPU, which is the real part that matters most. even if the tower itself is sub-$800, it would've been much better-balanced with a 3570K and an R9 270X or an inexpensive GTX 760... maybe even save a few bucks in the process, and you'd get a much better experience.
in all honesty, people who say this is a well-balanced system need to take a look at the benches again.
Honestly, The only reason I went with that GPU was it was the only one in that price range in the store. Also, had it not been for the at cost price I paid for the CPU, I would've went with AMD.
Given this system is over two years old, I wanted to post and update. This is still my desktop with all of the original components and then some. This system was my first personal build just to dabble in the world of PC gaming. I got a UPS so I am less worried about the PSU than I was originally, however I would still like to get a better one eventually.
Video cards confused me at first and I am not too happy with the heat and noise level of the 7850. This is the first part in line to get an upgrade. GTX 970 perhaps?
I upgraded to a 128GB Boot SSD and added another 1TB drive for RAID 0 storage. (Cue the hate)
Now running Windows 10. I may get 2 more 4GB sticks of RAM to make 16, but I haven't hit a need to yet.
I'm willing to accept suggestions and tips, but if you're coming to berate my choices, you can be miserable somewhere else. K Thx Bai.
I decided it was time to correct some of the less desirable parts of the build. A better quality power supply, GTX 1060, and a new coat of thermal paste. :D
Well balanced build.
But you might want to upgrade your GPU later.
But please first get an 80+ certified PSU.
Using this is dangerous
your PSU will damage your PC.
Very balanced build BTW. But why did you spend on an extra disk reader if you already have an all in one? You could upgrade to an R9 270 or a HD 7870. Anyways, money well spent on your complete set.
This is the current configuration. I bought the blue ray player later on.
Not bad, but could be better. If I could make some suggestions; ditch that PSU ASAP. It's (more than) a bit ****, and I'd hate to see you fry your rig by using a crappy PSU. Also, if you're gonna drop more than $1K on a build, you might as well get a tower with some decent cable management options. If you're gonna put the effort into it, you might as well make it look good. A semi-modular PSU will help with that as well.
I spent around $800 due to parts I already had, (heavy) discounts and sales. The PSU was the best 700 Watt they had without pushing the price.
Had these PSUs fried before?
the Thermaltake PSU is the TR2 serires. The TR2 series is not that bad but it is not recommended to be on full load all the times. You could put it at 75% load but not full load. Since you only need 500W based on your components, The PSU you bought is alright.
You can manually set the price...then the upvotes will pour in.
Bad news about your PSU. Find it on this list:
First off, you can edit the prices on your build to reflect the actual prices paid for the parts. It kind of skews a viewer's opinion when a build appears to cost more than it actually does.
Secondly, after some more research I've found that the quality of that PSU depends heavily on which company actually built it. There are actually four different manufacturers of that unit: HEC, CWT, FSP, and Thermaltake themselves (FSP being the only decent one). However, the fact of the matter is that you never want to risk your build to a shoddy PSU, as it's the only part (barring a water cooling mishap) that can damage multiple components of your build if it dies.
That PSU isn't even 80 plus certified which is screaming bad quality and unreliability. So yes, yes they probably have.