Description

I use my PC for mainly gaming and web browsing, maybe a little recording on the side. Das about it. :) Seems to be working fine, Only problem which is more of a nuisance than a problem is that my headphone and microphone port or whatever its called loses detection with my headset If i move too much and the front USB ports don't pick up either. I'm sure its something on my end and would appreciate any help on how to fix it. I know the wiring isn't the best in the world, and would like some tips on that or anything else I can do or should do, with this PC.

EDIT So I did what you guys suggested, the USB ports now work, cable management is MUCH better now I think. Will post pictures of the new wiring as soon as I can get a hold of my phone.

EDIT Friend of mine gave me 8 Gigs of ram from the same brand. :D Total is now 16 Gigs.

Oh, and what should I name it?

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build/parts +1. For the USB ports, possibly you missed a header that connects to your MB? They're pretty tiny cables unless you connected them using one of those connectors that connect all of them to one piece and then connect to the Mb. Also for the cable management, try routing cables that connect to nearby places together so you don't have a huge tangle of cables crossed everywhere. Other than that great build :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, will do. Thanks for the Advice!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

So I did what you said and the USB ports Work! :) The audio and Mic ports are still a little iffy but Now i'm pretty sure its just my headset. Thanks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to help!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

One of the worst decisions that I made with my build was getting Windows 8. Glad you got Windows 7 instead =).

Nice build, and cheap. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

I personally disagree with many people's hate of W8. Windows 8, although Microsoft should not have forced "metro" upon us, is much faster, quicker, and lighter than Windows 7. I really notice a difference. On my 7200rpm 320GB HDD, it boots up in 20 secs. With windows 7, which I dual-boot for programming purposes, it boots up in around 40. Huge difference. I totally agree about metro though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Load time aside, I really struggled with getting used to it until I got Star8. It adds the holy grail, the Start Button, to your desktop. Now it's like Windows 7, but prettier!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup! I feel people shouldn't complain SO much about it if there's an easy fix. I mean, MS should allow us to disable the metro menu completely, but it's a marketing scheme and I understand why they don't. And there's good free programs out there to fix it for people :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, a lot of what makes it faster are EFI 'hacks' that don't play nice with dual-booting setups, which is why I don't really like win8. If you don't plan on dual-booting, then Win8 is for you. Otherwise, I strongly recommend Win7 as Win8 complicates dual-booting greatly. I've had lots of headaches with my laptop's Win8/Arch Linux setup.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

I have Windows 8 on my laptop, just a normal laptop, and it had a lot of bugs until windows 8.1 which fixed all of my problems. The only reason they made the metro menu is because everybody is pushing for touchscreens so Microsoft did what they needed to do. New games now recommend Windows 8 as your OS so it may be annoying but it appears that it is faster. Also, my laptop boots up very fast (out of the box about 10 seconds) off of a 2.5" 5400 RPM Toshiba hard drive.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Put that gtx 760 in the top x16 slot for maximum performance.'

Decent build, good parts selection.

+1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks for the info. Was not aware of that. :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is the liquid cooling? I only see stock cooling.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately it seems that I need another person to hold the backplate while I screw it in because the screws get undone whenever I try to screw them in. It sucks because I can't seem to find anyone willing to help with such an easy problem. :(

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that same case, so for the cable management, take off the other side panel, and you see those big holes near the motherboard? Put all your cables through there and take them out where you need them to connect to whatever it is.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, Will have to cut some cable ties but its better than poor airflow. Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have your GPU in the lower slot? It seems to me that the GPU's back fan and the PSU fans would be fighting each other.

+1 for good build parts though!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

In reality, I originally had a GTX 650 in there as I was waiting for the 760 to arrive so I hadn't paid attention to where I put it. Excitement mistake but thanks for pointing it out. :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Part selection is pretty decent. But you seriously need to work on those cables. It's a jungle in there!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Got some pointers on cable management, so when I have the chance I'll take care of it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i really wanna know about those fans, are they loud and do they work well?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

When running at max speed, yes they are loud. It sounds like a small car engine. At minimal speed they are very quiet however. Also, you tell me? Look at my temps and decide for yourself :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

well, what max temps are you getting on full load? and would you say those fans are worth it?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The highest Temperature under load that I ever saw was 61 degrees C. on the CPU and it was for about 2 seconds. Keep in mind that while fans DO help for CPU cooling, it mostly falls to your heatsink. Whether the fans are worth it... They are some of the brightest LEDs for fans I have ever seen and come with a lot of features, but for $10 I think you could get better. Hope I could help.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

np. im happy that you have helped!

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the weak, old and deprecated CPU with triple Titans?

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

3 titans and then a $100 cpu? im confused

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No idea. :) Being completely honest, I think that was meant for another build.