All purpose desktop. (Gaming, school, CAD, media, etc.) Total cost was not NEAR as high as PC Part Picker estimates... definitely under $1000, I always look for discounts and rebates. Did I improve my cable management?
A balanced set of components, but a total lack of cable management.
I'd also move the mechanical drives down a slot to pick up more of the flow from the front fan. The SSD doesn't need it.
Thank you for the suggestion. I'm a first time builder.
Update vote? Edited! :D
That's about as good as cable management can get with that case. Much improved. Keep an eye on that tape though. With the heat it might start to dry out and fall off. Probably not a big deal behind the motherboard, but the tape on the front could come loose and fail. Look into zip tie anchors, you can find them in the tape isle at an office supply store or the electrician isle at a home improvement store.
Thanks for the tip. It's electric tape so nothing fancy... I could see the heat making adhesive loosen up. Will look into the anchors.
Nice mouse, I use the same one, although I keep it wired.
It is! Have you checked out the new software update that Logitech put out for it?? http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/wireless-gaming-mouse-g700?osid=14&bit=64
The gaming firmware? Yea, I think its pretty tops. I use it with my G510 keyboard to. Its a pretty epic combo.
UPDATED 1-18-13. Cables managed, drives moved around, new (better) PSU, markup more accurately represents cost, and new pictures! Let me know what you think.
Watch out for the power supply.
What about it? Am I approaching max load or something? This is an older PSU, what do you recommend for a replacement?
ocz is not a very reliable brand of psu. corsair and seasonic are good brands
I see. I bought that one a while back without much thought for an old PC. How is this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153157
thats some pretty horrid cable management
Yes, it is. Can you offer some advice? I find that the cables are really stiff and hard to move around.
I threw up at $1800 and only getting a 7870... and that cable mgmt... and that power supply... ew
I guess I should have mentioned that I slickdealed pretty much every part of that computer... and some components like the PSU were from an old PC. My total cost was under $900. I threw all I had on the list for sake of completeness. And what about the power supply? I am obviously oblivious to something here. This is an older PSU, what do you recommend for a replacement?
Your power supply is just $60 for 700W which makes it sound extremely untrustworthy. A power supply nowadays should NEVER be cheaper than $80, and that would be for just 400-500W of power. A TRUSTWORTHY power supply would be somewhere in the $100-120 range, have solid reviews on places like Newegg, and be 80+ Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze certified.
The fact that you only ended up spending $900 is a miracle, because if you had actually spent money on ALL those parts individually and then only gotten a card like that, at that price, would be horrible. In the future, use the custom part section of PCPP and label it as $0.00 so people know you already have/getting it for free to avoid this kind of misunderstanding.
Gotcha. Thank you for the advice and knowledge, most people wouldn't take the time. If I could have just one more minute of your time, how is this PSU? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153157 It is on sale right now and there is a rebate. Reviews look good, although there are only 11.
Check this guy out -- SeaSonic G Series is one of the first (if not the first..?) semi-modular PSUs that only ties the motherboard power cable to the PSU itself, making it so that it's basically modular because there's no reason why you wouldn't have to power a motherboard. They're 80+ Gold and very popular.