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A friend of mine has wanted a good gaming PC for a while, so we and another friend put this one together for him. So far, it's awesome. Personally, I'm really impressed by the parts list and the look of the PC. The CPU is overclocked to 4.2 GHz, though it stays very cool. My only complaints would be the wires of the cold cathode lights are really difficult to hide because of their short length, but we made due with some electrical tape. Also, the 650D, while an amazing case, didn't have as much cable space behind the motherboard tray as I would have liked. I really hope you like the build and please leave any feedback in the comments bellow.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 5 points

Not gonna post about the case and what not other things that unbalanced. BUT! Another thing in mind you said you went with upgradability, but didn't go with haswell?

And about that PSU, I've heard some bad stuff about rosewill PSU, and It's not because you can't find a Seasonic or a Corsair that wouldn't power this, so why Rosewill PSU?

Man and the Ram makes me cringe aswell. This is 2013 thought 1600mhz was standard by now. Unless upgradability means adding new ram then yeah, it is. but I would've payed the 10 bucks more for 1600mhz.

  • 81 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice build...you don't deserve the rating you're getting. It only appears to be bad for the money because Peripherals as well as an OS are included in the price. Although maybe the case is a tad overkill but at least your friend won't need to upgrade that for a few years.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Some appreciation is nice to see. Thank you.

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd have to agree with others that this isn't the most well-thought out build. The motherboard isn't that great, the memory is 1600mhz (even though mem speed doesn't make a huge difference, it's practically the same price), the video card choice could have been better, the case choice could have been better, and the power supply definitely could have been better. I get that you were consulting, but the whole point of consulting is to try to steer your friend into making better buys. If he was suggesting bad choices and you knew better, your supposed to tell him that and redirect him.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Are those temps correct? Are they the socket temps or the core temps? 70 seems high.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are correct, and they're core temps. 70 is high, but fine as a maximum.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty nice, but I would have put less money into the case and more into RAM and Video Card. 1600 speed would have been a good upgrade as well as a 660 ti. You could get a case that would serve this build fine for $70ish. I'm not in any way bashing corsair. They're one of my favorite brands and that's a great case, I just would have put the money into performance improvements instead.

  • 81 months ago
  • -1 points

logitech has a better mmo mouse...

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

you posted that twice man

  • 81 months ago
  • -1 points

double post I guess :3

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Delete one.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

eh..

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  • 81 months ago
  • 5 points

Agreed, this was money spent in a really bad way

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  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, but it's made with upgradablility in mind. Down the road, the CPU and GPU will need upgrades, but the case won't. Also, the peripherals wouldn't be my first choice, but I didn't chose them.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 6 points

I've been starring at this build since it was posted trying very very hard to write a response that wasn't condescending or mean. Especially when the builder was advertising this build to build computers for others.... Cheap budget motherboard, mid / low end gpu with a high priced $170+ case.... no SSD I'm just a little puzzled by the unbalanced choices in parts that don't add performance to sacrifice parts that would add performance..

I personally would rather have a more powerful computer then a case that looks really nice... I mean there are a couple corsair cases for $100 that have amazing cable management and even from other vendors.

So TL/DR I completely agree with you jaabez.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I appriciate your thoughts. In many ways I do agree with both you and jaabez. I think it's really the case that sets the unbalance in this build. Again, this was originally aimed at a lower budget, hence the the lower end GPU and Mobo. The CM Storm Enforcer was my recommendation, but the choice wasn't mine to make. Also, yeah. The plug was a bad idea. Took that down real quick.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

You make a very valid point. I'm not trying to avoid all blame here, but to be completely honest, I chose all of the parts besides the case and the mouse. I originally recommended the CM Storm Enforcer, but my friend who actually bought the PC chose otherwise. Personally, l didn't have an issue with his choice, but I wouldn't have done the same.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Also, the plug has been removed. I figured that wouldn't go over so well, but it was worth a shot.