Description

Use - I primarily use this computer to edit videos for YouTube, however I couldn't resist gaming on this computer. I like to play a bit of GTA 4, Sims 2 and Trains Simulator. I have recently started playing PS2 games through the PCSX2 emulator (brings back good memories!). I also do an odd bit of 3D CAD work on this machine for my projects in AutoCAD Inventor 2014.

Thoughts - This PC is the most powerful PC I've ever own and it was my first build for under £600, I think it's a decent build, I have had a few problems with the R9 270X flickering but that problem seems to have been fixed now. Another thing that's bugging me is the fact I rushed the whole build, I didn't do research into the various AMD chipsets available thus reducing the amount of expansion on the motherboard- No USB 3.0 header for example and PCIe x16 lane is 2.0 rather than 3.0, saying that PCIe x16 2.0 has enough bandwidth that the GPU won't be bottle necked.

Conclusion - This PC has served me well, it's been my first little steps into the PC building community. However I have learnt a lesson, be patient, plan, research and you'll end up with a PC that will fulfill all of your needs!

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Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

If possible, I wish that the motherboard companies would place the cpu power next to the 24 pin power connector. That way, people would not have to place a huge cable going across the whole board if they don't have a good case for cable management.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That'd be so much more convenient, then again a case that facilitates good cable management would also be much more convenient. Thanks for the comment! :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build but you have some cable management problems some simple ways to clean it up if you dont have any cable management hocks use some zip ties to bundle all your lost cables together. btw Up Vote :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the case doesn't help to be honest. Next time I open it up, I'll have some zip ties to hand to sort it out! Thanks! :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem Just Glad I could help :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Dell U2414H, expensive but well worth the money for that ultra thin bezel! :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build m8 +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :D