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UPDATED BUILD AS of 06/2015*

So I moved in to a new case the Corsair 450D, updated Graphics card to a gigabyte R9-270x as I still only do light gaming think Cities XXL, Neverwinter, basic stuff like that, Upgraded PSU to a EVGA Supernova G2 750w, upgraded to Corsair Veng Pro 1866 8GB RAM, upgraded fans to cougar blue led series 120, also moved to a new glass L desk. thanks!! I didnt bother with prices a lot of old stuff carried over ****

I would call this a general use computer, while I love to use my computer for everything I dont really like to play games all that much... I do occasionally sit-down and play C&C 3 TB Wars and sometimes Roller Coaster Tycoon but thats its really for my "GAMING"....

My money is spilt between two hobbies my car and computers so yea cant get everything I wanted...

When I started to build I knew I wanted lots of power so I wouldn’t be to behind when the hardware starts getting dated.. So I went with the 8320 cause it was slightly cheaper and still overclocks very well, which is also the reasoning behind my motherboard choice I dont need that to SLI or Crossfire so one x16 will do me fine... and it has a 6+2 power phase which will allow for decent OC without to much worrying, my PC is literally right by my ear so I chose the H80i cause I can run my PC really quiet which I have... and a big plus its gives me enough OC headroom to mess around with...

I know im going to get some neg comments but yea thats just what I need my build for....

the HDD where salvaged from a old pc... I have plans to buy a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB soon...

the 6750 card was decent priced only $44 cant complain... had decent specs for my uses... could in the future upgrade to a better card if need be or I all the sudden become addicted to PC gaming idk....

Wanted to keep my case cool since I was planning on OC just because I want to be able to have that even thou I might not necessarily need it per say....

I know the fans choice were a little weird and random but I just customized each fan for each location and also based on price too and I also I wanted some LEDs in the front and side fans…

Also I modded my case to be able to mount my H80i outside and just have the one fan on the inside so it lines up perfectly with my two top exhaust fans and doesn’t block them

The PSU I know how important they are so I spent almost 3 days reading all the review and test one them and felt happy with this one with performance/price and was just right for my build will leaving room for OC and future GPU upgrade.

And my external fan screen was awesome I really liked it and also I picked super cheap on ebay and I could be happier with the results

Thanks for this site really helped decide what I wanted to go with and how everything fit..

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

even for "general use" this is a bit overkill, but an FX-8320 should serve you well. a decent motherboard with a 970 chipset (like the Gigabyte 970A-UD3) probably would be a more ideal choice, unless you wanted that quality assurance.

interesting mounting method of the H80i. how's that working out for you?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I know there isnt such thing as future proofing but my budget was about $600 and even with everything I was able to stay under my budget which is why i just went for the better board, originally I was looking at the ASUS M5A97... Also I heard Gigabyte doesnt do good or isnt the best for overclocking.

I think I get much better temps with it mounted outside cause the radiant heat isnt trapped inside the case where its already hot.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

yeah, it probably was not the best, but the Gigabyte board would've been a good option nonetheless. however, the M5A97 is actually less expensive than the Gigabyte option currently. i don't have a problem with either brand.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I was really surprised when I was glancing at the pictures. I thought it was an H60, but then I realized that we had the same cooler. I would have liked to see how you actually accomplished that mounting system for your cooler. Great build. Happy gaming.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I cut out the rear 120 fan grill but I left the steel around the 120 holes already in the case and enough steel surrounding to make a firm mounting point and just put the pump from the outside inside and thats it...I wish I took pics of the hole I cut out...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Bro, is that a PS2?

And don't listen to these dickheads, mounting your rad outside your case is... RAD.

Gosh I miss my PS2...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yea I havent touched or turn in on in ages but I dont like to throw away old systems thou haha... but thanks thou I like to think it was a good idea

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

It IS a good idea, and frankly I think it looks pretty cool.

Enjoy your build man, and give that ps2 the love it deserves!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

oh damn I got that same desk lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

great job. I understand why you installed the cooler that way. That is very creative. It looks like that cooler won't fit inside with all the other goodies installed( fans, mobo, ram...). Be careful of that rear outside fan as an intake. Those little blades will take the tip off of your finger unless you add a fan filter, or screen. +10 if I could.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly would've went with a FX-6300 and got a better card but it's a good build anyway so +1 from me

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  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

The fans are perfectly fine, and please calm down. It's a great build, and a great idea to have specific fans for different parts of the machine. The case is also a very nice budget case.

The only thing I would suggest would be a different PSU, it's good and all, but for a little bit more, you could have gotten a little more trusted brand. Very nice build overall though, and nice mounting of the H80i! :D

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

PCP&C is a great brand.

I really like this build.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

this was rated better than most at least according to the reviews at hardware secerts and also I think jonnyguru... I had considered the TX650 I think also too...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, well then it must be pretty nice! :D

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the Samsung 840 Pro ive seriously been considering it.. speed wise

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the 840 Pro 256GB, and it has 100k iops. The fastest that an average consumer can buy on the market. It has read and write speeds of around 500-550mbps. It is meant to last ages, but if you're looking for something a little cheaper, I recommend the Corsair Force GS 120GB. It is around 10k iops less, but is also much cheaper. They also are 5k iops more than the more popular Force GT series, and just a reliable. The Force GS is supposed to last longer, but not perform as greatly, and for you, I would recommend the 840 series, non-pro, just for budget purposes.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks yea that H80i was a random idea that came to me in the middle of the night I pretty much just took out the dremel and go to work...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

that particular PSU, if i'm not to be mistaken, is OEM'ed by Seasonic. the OP picked a good unit.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea it has SeaSonic guts main reason I got it plus its was partially modular for only $59

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh gosh..

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

just cause you have no ingenuity or sense of creativity doesnt mean we all need to conform to your judgement...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

What did the guy say?

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

something about it being louder than a air conditioning and that it was the stupidest idea to mount h80i outside the case and that its looks ghetto rigged something like that

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Please keep it civil.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

the point of the fans where so I can run them all at really low rpms and keep noise down but still have good cooling...

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

vroom vroom