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Got this up and running in 10/2014 but didn't take any photos until now, which explains the dust. Yeah cable management could be better. When I finally hunt down my air duster and clean up the inside, I'll probably redo the cables then.

Everything was bought brand new. I wasn't going for any sort of color coordination, just whatever that was on sale and that I liked. Except for the GTX 970. I was greedy so I bit as soon as that sucker was available, and now this 3.5GB monkey business is giving me random bouts of indigestion. But whatever, the thing stays cool and runs smoothly even after hours and hours. (It helps that the room it's in is pretty chilly...)

So yeah, first build. I planned and got everything myself, then a friend helped me put it together. It was intimidating at first, and downright nerve-racking when I tried to line up the motherboard, but overall it was fun. I'm not looking to upgrade or change anything anytime soon, but any opinions on what I could have done better? Thanks.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

WhaT games do u play? Can u also list the quality such as low, med, and high graphics? How much fps do u get in high settings?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm sorry that this reply is awfully late and you probably don't need it now. i saw that you asked about the settings for battlefield 4. i don't play that game, but i played dragon age: inquisition which requires similar specs. i didn't overclock a single thing and was able to play da:i on tweaked ultra settings (most options, but not all, were set on ultra) with steady 60fps. some micro stutter i think, but very rare.

i'm also playing fallout 4 (you can go ahead and look up that game's system requirements), again nothing overclocked, everything on ultra except godrays (because that thing is glitched as hell) and i got steady 60fps (well i lock it in at 60 fps) with cpu and gpu temp always under 60 even after 5 straight hours.

one thing that doesn't show up in my part list for some reason: i used the arctic cooling mx4 thermal paste for my cpu instead of the stock paste that was already on the cpu.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

so if i wanted to build this i could take off all the extras stuff like keyboard n mouse and stuff i would be fine right with the pc

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

oh man sorry, i haven't logged in in months. maybe this reply is too late now. but anyway, yeah, to build the pc itself you don't have to buy the exact peripherals (keyboard, mouse, monitor) that i have but you definitely need those to use a finished pc.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

"any opinions on what I could have done better?"

Umm, about that... :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

"When commenting on a completed build please keep your feedback polite and constructive, particularly if commenting on part choices and possible alternatives."

Umm...?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL, I meant that in a good way, meaning there was nothing to whinge and nit-pick about, haha. Fantastic build!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay thanks! I thought you meant there was some very obvious mistake that I didn't see and it was kinda driving me nuts lol.