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This is my very first build. Needed a new computer for school work and of course to play Star Craft 2. Considering I am a college student this build was definitely on a budget. Cable management is not the best but the computer gets the job done.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a nice build. Just be cautious because that CoolMax, from what the reviews say, is either a bomb or a bad PSU so just be careful will that. I see you're on a budget. The Micro ATX isn't for gaming though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The micro ATX doesn't matter. It is just not as good as other ones, but it does what he needs it to. It's perfectly fine for gaming.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

By not as good, I mean the $200 ones that are good for extreme overclocking with huge RAM capabilities. Great build by the way!

~M.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build on a budget. +1. But going along with what h4r15 said I would really suggest getting a new psu because it would really suck for a bad psu to ruin your whole system.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great part selection, normally I prefer Nvidia as well but in your build I would have gotten a Radeon HD 7850 or when you are lucky the 7870 for around the same price.

Other then that nothing wrong with the build +1! Enjoy your PC!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I second changing the PSU. Since you don't have great cable management option, I would get a modular PSU. This OCZ is a decent price and gets great reviews. If you would prefer a different power supply, you can get one of corsair cx modular power supplies, but it's not as good of a PSU. It has better efficiency, but that's about it. It uses cheaper chinese caps that don't hold up well in higher temperatures (like might be the case in your matx build). Either way, either one would be a lot better than the coolmax and a similar price. Otherwise, it's a great budget build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to replace that PSU (depending on if the case might fit it, which it might) OCZ has some really nice $30.00+ rebates on 550-650W Silver 80+ PSUs right now on Newegg making them like $20-40? Check it out. Have you overclocked the 650 ti yet? I was going to do a build with one and OC it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Your power supply scares me. Coolmax isn't what I'd call reliable or safe. At least go with a cheap 80+ unit.

Other than that, this is a pretty nice little build. I know the cable management options in that case are terrible (I have a little APU system in that same case).

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

dat psu