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My First Build

by btholt3

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I needed a sub $1,100 computer complete with monitor and OS. I had a few coupons and sales that pushed the price even lower than 1,100. I play a few recent fps type games, but I don't need the beefiest GPU. Everything I play (Arkham Knight, Skyrim, Mordor, etc.) runs smooth, 60+ fps.

I plan on upgrading as I go. More ram. Additional HDD and SDDs. The case is great.

With the motherboard, the reviews are almost all negative about the wifi adapter antennae. Installation is easy once you realize what you have to do. And they snap secure enough to not come apart during the rest of the build.

This was my first build. Everything went together easy and works great. This was by far the fastest installation of Windows I've ever seen. It seemed like it was completely installed in under two minutes. Just surprising what faster (than I'm used to) parts can do.

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Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Nicely done with this build. It should serve you well and thanks for sharing. +1

Tide_Pods 1 point 31 months ago

It would have been much better if you could have waited for the RX 480 NITRO, but still a a good build. Go team RED!

Kaneda 1 point 30 months ago

How is the WiFi quality on this mobo?

btholt3 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Just saw this today (10.26). Sorry for the late reply. I have had no problems with it. I was connecting to a known AC hotspot 125+ feet away, and it worked well with strong signal and expected speeds. The patience required during the install is the only "con."

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TourelIe 1 point 31 months ago

T H E R E I S N O W I N D O W

:P

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