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My first build. Loving it.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

How come you aren't using any of the cable management features of this computer case for the big cables?

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

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 ;)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, always nice to have the best of both worlds.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 81 months ago
  • 4 points

Well if you're a light gamer, you went with one of the best cards for performance per watt

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Good to hear.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the that GPU?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

See above.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case! How do you like it?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally love it. It's a monster. Plenty of room in there. Looks nice, IMO.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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)!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

So far, no explosions. I'll let you know if the RAM decides to gang up on the CPU.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

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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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

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