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This is the first PC I built and it took me a really long time to get around to actually building it. I got almost all of the parts when they were on sale and I managed to get some really good deals here and there. The budget wasn't entirely focused on graphics performance and I know I could have spent less on some things but I wanted a more well rounded system that will last me a while.

I plan on using this primarily for general use and gaming, but also 3D modeling and CAD applications, some video editing, music production, and photo editing/digital art... I have a bunch of hobbies basically, but nothing intensive enough for me to justify getting the 3770K.

Building it didn't give me too much trouble, aside from the heat sink... next time I'll try to put that on AFTER the motherboard is in the case, or get someone to help me, because you really need three hands for that. My cable management could be better but I didn't really know what to do with the cables in the back... the panel fit on just fine though so I guess it's okay. Oh and the 8-pin CPU power cable BARELY reached, keep that in mind if you get this power supply.

I haven't overclocked anything yet but I'm aiming for 4.2Ghz for now.

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  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Class-A build. Enjoy

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely elegant build, you did an amazing job with cable management. The things you indicated you want to do with your build make an Nvidia card possibly more beneficial though AMD provides some stiff competition for this price range. I understand peoples concern and hesitation because of driver issues though recently they are amazing. Thank you for sharing your photos I really enjoyed looking through them!! ~ IamApropos

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I only used one cable tie lol, the rest are sort of just hanging there. And yeah stuff like CUDA is why I chose Nvidia, though I was also considering the 7870 and the 7950. Really tough to choose at this price range.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well balanced build! Dont feel bad about the cable management, looks excellent! 660ti is a very well card for what you will be doing. i5 3570k is a great processor as well. Nice photos as well. Quite a good build! Good job.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I spent a lot of time planning this.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! For like 30 bucks more you could have gotten a 670 :)

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I almost got a 670, but I got that 660ti on sale for $300, the 3GB one is usually $340 and I couldn't pass that up!