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Hello, This is my first build and an upgrade from a 3,5 years old laptop. The build could be cheaper, but I had to build it this week (holiday) and some parts were cheaper but they will be available in november. So I went to an other store and payed a little bit more for some components to get it sooner. It's going to be used for gaming and general use. In the beginning, I thought it would never work. When the build was finished, it didn't boot.. because the cpu 8 pin wasn't connected yet (didn't know that was necessary lol).

The first picture is before cable management and the second one and third one after cable management (couldn't do it better because of the space on the other side of the case).

This pc hits around 70 fps in GW2 with max settings. Haven't tested other games yet.

  • Monitor: It was free, otherwise I would buy the cheapest 1050p monitor.
  • Speakers (2.1): These ones were also free. I don't know what the name of them is and didn't put them on the list.
  • Mouse: It's an awesome mouse because it was cheap (7 or 13 euros, can't remember it, bought it 1,5 year ago). And the most awesome part: it can give 7 different lights, yay!
  • Keyboard: It's a good keyboard. Although, I recommend the Trust eLight LED Illuminated Keyboard, because this one has a larger backspace button.
  • CPU: I wanted to see how to cpu stock cooler is, and then decide wheter to buy a aftermarket cooler or not (it would be the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO). The CPU is pretty good.
  • Motherboard: It's an awesome motherboard. First I went for the Gigabyte 970A-UD3, but it was impossible to get it this week. I recommend this Gigabyte motherboard over this ASUS motherboard because of the 8+2 power phase (this board + 8320 overclocked + aftermarket cooler = same price / cheaper).
  • RAM: It was expensive because of the huge RAM price increase since a month. It works very well.
  • HDD: Awesome.
  • Graphics card: Unfortunately, I didn't notice the new R9-270x. I can get it for the same price as the 7870, and I really regret this.
  • Case: The store gave me 5 euros discount, hooray. It's an awesome case for the price. It has two preinstalled casefans (both 120mm), 2 usb 2.0 ports and 1 usb 3.0 port in the front.
  • Wifi adapter: The adapter does work, but the signal is bad. I'm planning to return it and get a usb adapter because the antenna of the pci adapter is at the back of the case and the signals are being blocked by a wall.

Planning to buy these ones later (2014 or maybe later): - SSD - CPU fan - Monitor

I'm very happy with this build because it can multitask and game without lag. I didn't even know gaming could be so beautiful.

Thanks for checking out this build and hopefully you like it as much as I do :)

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  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Good job on the before and after cable management! Really nice, especially because of the PSU and case you were able to get.

If you think gaming is beautiful now, just wait till you upgrade your monitor to a 1080p IPS screen ;) (which your 7870 GHz should have little trouble running with most games).

It is graphics ****.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha thanks :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Pretty good build.

Remember, with today's GPU tech, you can often use a regular HDTV for a cheaper monitor solution. Some can even have their frame rate overclocked to 120Hz. Hell, I'm using a five year old Samsung 37" gaming TV as my monitor, and it kicks some serious *** (although I'm stuck at 60Hz). Something to look into.

On the CPU cooler, if you're not overclocking, you don't really need one, otherwise I would suggest a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. A very cost effective way to keep your chip cool.

EDIT: BTW, what do you play?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I will remember that when buying a monitor :) Mainly LoL and GW2, but sometimes Mirror's Edge too

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

What FPS do you get on league? Getting the same GPU and a fx 6300. Im gessing 100+? :D also, pretty nice build! +1

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D Haven't played it yet and wanted to test i now but I have to wait 20 minutes in login queue. I will let you know the results tomorrow :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm.. I got 60FPS on league, probably the counter in GW2 wasn't right because the monitor can't get higher than 60Hz. But the 7870 and fx6300 is really nice, have fun with your future build ;)

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, thank you! I'm looking forward to building it :D

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

10.0°C idle temp?? How cold is your room? Lol.

Seriously though, awesome build and great cable management. :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD has broken temp sensors.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah that's a pity

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

CoreTemp is pretty accurate though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

They're not that bad at higher temps, but yeah. When I was using my Phenom II, I had to use the Corsair Link software to check temps of coolant to give me a rough idea of what my CPU was at. :/

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah my 960t used to give me ridiculous temp readings at idle.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

My 1090T would show as 43°C idle temp in AI Suite, but Corsair Link would show the coolant temp as 28°C so I decided it was ~30°C. :p

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Haha yes it's cold, it's 19°C in my room.

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

It's impossible for your CPU to be running cooler than the ambient temp.

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

Your idle temp is not 10*C unless you live in a meat freezer. Probably more like mid 20s to low 30s.

You have to turn your computer on and let it run for a few minutes to get a proper temp.

Technically, it can't be lower than the ambient room temperature, unless you're using LN or something to cool it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Below ambient temps on air cooling? ehhhhhhhhhh

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

Hm.. thanks for the answers :) Maybe the sensor is broken. I'm going to check it now

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD temperature sensors are incredibly inaccurate under 45C, so don't bother reading the idle temperature from the die itself. your best bet would be to check the socket temperature; if it's within a few degrees of the reported CPU temperature at a load (like Prime95), then your temperature sensors are fine. to me, load temps are where it's important, as your CPU isn't meant to run hotter than 70C (62C is the retail recommended maximum operating temperature).

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Checked the temperature in BIOS and it is 37°C lol. Sorry for the misunderstanding

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. AMD temp sensors are notoriously inaccurate at lower temps.

So yeah, even if you don't necessarily want to OC yet, an aftermarket cooler wouldn't be a bad investment. It'll keep your CPU nice and cool, and stay quiet while doing it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

if you're considering the Hyper 212 EVO, get it. your CPU and ears will thank you.

yeah, that really sucks that you couldn't get ahold of an R9-270. don't worry, it's basically the same thing as an HD7870, which already does really well with single-monitor 1080p gaming. you'll also still be able to take advantage of the Mantle API once you get Battlefield 4 and patch it in December.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for answering, I will get that CPU fan soon

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a nice budget build. Really balanced.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build but honestly to me it looks rinky-dink.

Still +1 though.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

8 gigs of ram for 80 euros you could have gotten 16 gigs for the same price unless the place you live have very expensive ram