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First build. Battlefield 3-4

by TomPoolHD



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

48.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


This is my first build and it has been great time assemble all the parts. I had a bit of help along the way but its all up and running now. I had a few problems with thermal paste and how to apply it at first but now it's been running for a few months the temps have gone down and I can run battlefield on ultra like a dream! Hope you enjoy looking at the build thanks.

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grove4life 1 Build 6 points 47 months ago

Why the downvotes? I feel like I'm missing something.

mateuszr 2 points 47 months ago

If I had to take a guess, it would be the lack of photos and/or a more detailed description of the build.

dschutt84 3 Builds 4 points 47 months ago

Solid build. F the haters they don't know what they are missing. Happy new years!!!!

TomPoolHD submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Happy new year thanks!

Valdore 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

Similar to other poster, I don't get the down-votes either. Looks just fine! The mismatch fans on the EVO cooler do give me pause though.

TomPoolHD submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

I guess they do look a bit weird il change it now thanks

Mincading 12 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

here`s how i set mine up, looks pretty cool

grove4life 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Seriously. I read the list, saw the pictures, and upvoted. The score was -3 after my upvote. I was so confused. Solid selection, clean assembly. Probably some dislike trolls or something.

NoviceBuilder300 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Why did you go with after market thermal paste?

TomPoolHD submitter 1 Build 4 points 47 months ago

It was £2 at a local shop so why not

Thanks for the reply!

Jason124 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

i think it looks fine and alot of time was spent onit

supramp 1 point 47 months ago

That case is awesome. No need for a full tower case IMO. Unless you really need the room. +1 Nice Build

PolishXlion 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Basically what I wanted to build but with a different case. +1 for awesome build

shawnshibu123 1 point 47 months ago

A good build, really don't see what's wrong with it.

N0B1Doctor 1 point 5 months ago

Realy solid build you got there buddy. It is quite similar to mine. I just don't know why you got an 850W PSU, when you dont need it.

700mAdOg700 -1 points 39 months ago

If I were you I would get a fx 8350 or 6300 and with the money you saved, get a better video card like a r9 290 or 290x

wtfcowisown 4 Builds -4 points 47 months ago

-you shouldve went with a fuol sized case for this price range. Just my opinion

  • windows 8.1 performs 8-15% faster than windows 7, and theres ways to get the start menu back and to disable charms, etc.
comptech0408 2 points 47 months ago

Why would he need a full sized case?

TomPoolHD submitter 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

Well a friend recommended it and I like the look of the case. Room for upgrading as well

wtfcowisown 4 Builds 0 points 47 months ago
  • usually people like either very big and show-offy cases, or small cases.

  • generally better more managent.

  • more room for upgrades.

dkevelx 1 point 47 months ago

Usually people buy mid range cases. You have no idea what you're talking about. I could look at the last 20 builds listed on this site and see that most of them are in mid towers with a couple ITX cases thrown in here and there with full towers being the rarest.

Most mid towers have great cable management, unless you're really, really terrible at managing cables.

Most mid towers now a days supports the same number of expansion slots, the same number of drive bays, and the same motherboard options as a full tower case.

I would only get a full tower case if I was going to do hardcore liquid cooling, such as a fully liquid cooled LGA 2011 socket board and CPU with more than two GPU's and several large, phat rads.

wtfcowisown 4 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Usually people I deal with prefer full cases, to each is their own.

dkevelx 1 point 47 months ago

Yes, to each their own, but to say something like "usually people like either big and show-offy cases or small cases" means that you're speaking for everyone else. Not just your own opinion. Like, you know a majority of the computer building populace, and you're speaking on their behalf and not just your own group of friends and acquaintances.

Your first comment was fine. You were simply stating an opinion and you're entirely entitled to it. But then you followed up with a comment that literally had no factual merits but you're trying to pass of opinion as fact, that's begging to ruffle feathers, man.

TomPoolHD submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Was thinking about that I will try to get 8.1 thanks

twaelbroeck 2 points 47 months ago

Performance differences between 7 and 8/8.1 are unremarkable in my experience. Just use whichever you prefer and are more comfortable with.

Regarding the case, it's pretty much the same imo. Just get one you like - you're the one who has to build in it and look at it every day, not us.

+1 for a good build.

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TomPoolHD submitter 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Did not want to cheap out on a PSU and it gives me room to sli my cards Thanks

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