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This is the first build I've ever done, so some stuff like the cable management may not be top notch (okay, terrible). I'm planning re-routing all of the cords next time I install a new part (just ordered a new WD Caviar Red). Sadly all of the parts were a bit more expensive as I live in Canada :/

CPU: Good CPU, does everything I need it to.

Motherboard: It's a motherboard, it works, so I'm happy.

RAM: Works good, it hasn't died on me so it's good in my books.

HDD: Good for the price point.

Video Card: I am actually fairly impressed with this card for picking it up for $100, it can run BF3 on ultra with only a bit of frame loss (average:40-50, sometimes drops to 30) and on high with constant 60+ FPS.

Wireless Network Adapter: If you are far from your router and have one or two walls between, DO NOT buy this. When any interference is between, it constantly dropped connection. It barely reaches half the distance my old HP Pavillion G6 reached. I ended up replacing the antennas with some slightly better ones but they still drop connection every once in a while.

Case: Sadly, when I went to my local Memory Express to pick my case up, they were out of the Cosair 200Rs I originally wanted, now me being the impatient me I asked for a similar case, and I didn't really care about looks. They brought this case out and it looked fin to me. Now, don't get me wrong, it has everything I need, but a little bit of the plastic on the front of the case is SLIGHTLY out of line and it really annoys me sometimes. Other than that it's a well built case with the bare minimum features ideal for a budget case. Although the stock fans could be a bit cooler, I plan on buying new ones and a new fan controller soon. And one more thing I forgot to put before, for some reason the stick fan controller that would go into a PCI express slot on the back of the case randomly stopped working. Not sure what to think of this.

Power Supply: Saw a couple of good reviews on it and it was cheap and hasn't blown out my hardware yet, just wish I had went with the Corsair CX series, I realize it would go much better with my case.

Optical Drive: Can't really say anything about an optical drive besides it makes the front of this computer look ugly, which is why I took it out.

Operating System: Can't go wrong with those who have stood the test of time.

Additional information: When I get some more money I plan on upgrading the CPU cooler and then overclocking. The case fan on the front likes to get a bit of dust in it, as seen in one of the pictures. which creates an ugly lookign circle look.if you have the chance, go with another case like to 200R or the Source 210, although it does what it's mean for, it has these small little problems that really irk me. I also actually decided while writing this to fix the cable managment. I'll put up pictures if I remember.

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

That is one expensive graphics card.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

nice GPU

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Building nearly identical setup for my son for Christmas, only the power supply is differs (Rosewill Hive Mod.) Ram is the same except a single stick of 8

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

really hope you didn't go with a single stick of 8, it is not as fast because some of these motherboards use dual channel memory

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually JUST fixed that today. Pretty much all that's out in the open is all the stuff that is necessary.

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