My first build. Loving it.
How come you aren't using any of the cable management features of this computer case for the big cables?
Short answer: I barely know what I'm doing. This is my first build.
I probably should (and will) loop the CPU power connector up in the top left corner back around the back. There's definitely plenty of room back there. Any other tips are welcome.
Agree with IamApropos, cable management could use some work. Look at some of the highly rated builds to see what they are doing on cables. Main key is to not obstruct airflow from the front of the case across the components. More air - cooler pc. Cooler pc - happy pc.
And I just can't help myself. Once upon a time on a desk, there lived three monitors, a momma monitor, a baby monitor and a great big daddy monitor. j/k ;)
Haha, yeah, all of the monitors were bought at different times, all before this build. I've got two more VGAs sitting in the closet, LOL.
My next move is probably to break down and get a desk mount and monitors that actually match, but until then this'll work.
It looks like I've got some cable management work to do. Once I get around to that, I'll update the pics.
I did a little bit of cleanup. Also installed the Blu-Ray drive I picked off an onld PC. Let me know what you think.
Looks better. Looks are secondary in importance anyway. Main thing is to check your temps and make sure they aren't excessive. Managing temps isn't that difficult, but each little bit helps, especially if overclocking.
I overclocked my CPU and to 4.4GHz, and my GPU to 1100MHz but the temps were a little above what I wanted for everyday use. So I backed it down to 4.2 CPU and 1025 GPU (stabilty was also an issue on GPU) and now it runs fine. Looking good and good luck!
AMD ram with an Intel CPU. Nice. Not a problem, just made me chuckle a little at the irony. This is a good parts selection for a light gaming machine that does a lot of other things.
Haha, always nice to have the best of both worlds.
If this is a gaming build, you should've kept your RAM at 8 GB and spent more on the graphics card. The memory saved from RAM could have gotten you a 650Ti Boost
Very casual gamer. Was almost content to stick with 8GB, and I probably went overboard on the memory, but at the last minute I decided to go with 16GB just to ensure I never have any issues. I do a lot of multitasking.
Well if you're a light gamer, you went with one of the best cards for performance per watt
Good to hear.
Why the that GPU?
I have the same case! How do you like it?
I personally love it. It's a monster. Plenty of room in there. Looks nice, IMO.
Well agreed! It was between the CM Storm Enforcer (nice look) and this, I went for this because of the cool removable fans in the front, and the top 280mm radiator support (which I have a H110)!
Loooool AMD ram with an Intel processor. I'm surprised that neither one of them has something set to self destruct if they find the competitor's hardware, lol.
So far, no explosions. I'll let you know if the RAM decides to gang up on the CPU.
Was the GPU ok? I'm considering using it for my build, and it'd be good if I had some opinions.
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