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My first successful gaming rig. Wasn't too keen on cable management. I just wanted to make sure that it worked lol.

EDIT: The PSU I'm actually using is unknown because it was given to me by my dad, but he did buy me the PSU that is listed in the parts list for Christmas.

GUYS!!! I know this is probably the worst PC you've ever seen, and this is because this is the first one I've ever built! I'm new to all of this, so I'm mainly asking for supportive comments people. We all had to start somewhere. (and yeah, the pics could have been a little better)

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  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

i7 was total overkill, and I hope you cleaned up those cables...

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

The 16GB of RAM is a bit much as well.

Also, it doesn't look like that case has much cable management options.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

True.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

But still it's not the cases fault for poor cable managment, just need to do some Reaserch on which cases are good or bad for your needs of cable managment just like choosing any other part of your pc you need to weigh the pros and cons of each element

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It was recommended to me by a friend and my dad. I really had no knowledge of PC parts during the time, so it's what I went with. And I'm still in the process of learning how to manage these cables properly :\

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice GPU, I want to get that for myself. For the overall build, it's a little underpowered, but not tragically so.

You really might wanna switch out the unknown PSU for the Corsair. I've heard a few horror stories about what a sketchy PSU can do to a build, those things can take out the whole PC. All your other parts are reputable, though. It's most emphatically NOT the worst PC for a beginner (or even for an expert), believe me.

The i7 and Z87 motherboard are both overkill, yes, but both also allow a lot of room for upgrading (and overclocking, if and when you ever choose to do so) in the future. At least you won't have to replace them for years to come. Same with the ram, you're good for ages. You've made a solid investment here without demolishing the bank, I've seen people spend much more than you have on worse parts.

Most importantly, work on cable management whenever you get a chance; there's videos up on YouTube that can help. It's not just about aesthetics, neat cables help with airflow in the case, and also won't get in your way when you have to swap out parts.

EDIT: Just want to add that yeah, this PC seems way too powerful for your current needs, but better too much power than not enough. I bought a piddly little pre-built assuming I'd never need much, and now I'm upgrading piece by piece trying to keep up with my gaming needs.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

terrible potato pics, horrid cable managment, overkill on the i7 since it's strictly a gaming build, and why not an ssd?

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Struggle was kind of real, but maybe I could have manipulated the money a little more since everyone is saying an i7 is overkill. I was honestly gonna settle for an i5, but my dad wanted me to have an i7. I'm new to all of this honestly, calm down

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

dude im only trying to help - im just giving suggestions

  1. clean up cables
  2. i5 instead of i7
  3. ssd
  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd say this is the complete opposite of a gaming PC. You don't need an I7 and 16GB of Memory to game. Justifying this as a gaming PC is unreasonable. You could've gotten a 4670k and could've gotten a GTX 770 or even a 780!

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

This is my VERRY first build, and I had no knowledge of building a PC prior to this. I mostly went with reviews and recommendations from friends. I'm NEW, calm down

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I had little knowledge prior to my first build, but I did research and asked around on the forum for a few weeks before actually ordering the parts, and I ended up with a 4570 and a GTX 770.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

i7 and 760? -1 16 gigs of ram for gaming? -1 unknown PSU (that might blow up a perfectly good PC) -1

basically if I could downvote 3 times I would. This is garbage.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

This is my VERRY first build man. I had no knowledge of building a PC prior to this. My friends said I should get an i7. I'm a NOOB, cut me some slack

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Look bro, I'm going to cut you some slack since your logic behind why you purchased these unbalanced parts is that you had no idea what you were doing and you made decisions based on other people's recommendations. That being said...

You need to learn how to do your own research. When I built my first system, I did about 2 months worth of research and I still made some poor choices. But, you should take to heart what people on these other people are saying. Especially when it comes to handling expensive pieces of equipment.

In regards to the cable management, I am not familiar with the case, but you could at least bundle the cables together with some wire ties, at least get them off the motherboard.

But at least, learn from everyone's suggestions. Most people are not trying to be dicks (emphasis on 'most').

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

most beautiful cable management I've ever seen. Reminds me of a Jackson Pollock painting.

yeah but you should've gotten a 780, an i5 and 8 gb ram instead. also windows 8.1 run slightly faster than 7.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have grease on your camera lens?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I did. Had my S3 for a while now. Probably could have taken some better pictures. Sorry

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Really chaotic.