Description

I haven't opened a PC case since I had a 386 back in college. It was easier than I expected. The hardest parts were getting the CPU cooler onto it and mounting the motherboard because the CPU cooler made it tight.

I just ran the 3dMark demo from Steam, not the full version. It only let get a Performance score, not an Extreme or Entry score.

I had to remove some of the hard drive cases to let the graphics card fit but that was no big deal. I can still add two more drives. I will add a storage drive eventually, but I think the 256 GB SSD will be sufficient for a while.

I accidentally ordered the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus instead of Evo, but I am fine with that. I will overclock at some point.

I got the DVD drive because I already own Windows DVDs (I ran it using VMWare on my Mac). I am running Windows 7 64-bit.

I bought the 600 watt PSU with the intention of adding a second graphics card next year or the year after. I figure the prices will drop as the technology is older and the bitcoin/ litecoin miners stop buying the cards in bulk.

I have an Asus VK266 that I bought years ago for another computer and PS3 (1920 x 1200; 2 ms response time).

The case price includes a $20.00 rebate. The power supply price includes a $10.00 rebate.

I need to figure out a place to put it permanently, besides this shelf.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

you need to work on your cable management man

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Your cable management definitely needs some work, but other than that, you've got a nice build, especially for the price you paid.

Happy gaming. :)

Edit: You may want to upgrade your PSU if you plan to Crossfire in the future. 600W is cutting it pretty close, and that's if you don't overclock anything.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok my opinion that PSU is a no go, and you could have budgeted about 50-100$ more for a better GPU other than that solid build man especially for 750$

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build!

The only things I would have done differently would be getting a 270 and spending the saved money on a nicer psu

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The 270X is just a 270 binned at a higher clock speed and rated for 30W more, so the 270+overclock would have been the smarter buy, but since you have it, no point in going back!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Games ONLY? NOT EVEN FOR ****?!?!!1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

My profile pic? But, why? You'd want a seperate keyboard for ****, for "reasons"...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of frame rates are you getting in games? I am planning on building a gaming PC with an AMD FX-8320, and a R9-270X.