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So yeah, some of the pictures are sideways.

Anyways, this is my first PC build, going to be used for gaming and schoolwork, although I have no GFX Card yet, I am currently saving up for one. It was an amazing experience to start with, putting all the parts together. Now I know my cabling may be messy, but I'm planning on fixing that up. Hopefully, very soon the Hyper 212 EVO I ordered will come in, so I can scrap the stock cooler. My friend hasn't given me the W7 OS yet so I can't get past the BIOS.

I'm wondering on what you guys think (especially with the PSU), and if the cabling is good enough for now. (Worries about the CPU cable going over the RAM.)

Lastly, I named this Nightfall since if I recall I built this early in the morning, and the moon was falling as the Sun rises (Eh?). Also, I thought the lighting effects along with the black case reminded me of a night-y theme.

Cheers, all who viewed this!

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

You should have gone with no SSD and gotten a graphics card if this build is for gaming. Then you could have saved up for an SSD. But that's not really a big deal. Sweet build!! :D

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks, I'm in no rush to get the Graphics Card, probably going to get the 670, and I'm only 14, so money is hard to come by as of now. Just gotta do more jobs and sell stuff, I guess.

The SSD was a gift, however, you should've seen my face when I got a speed demon for xmas. :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

The 670 is a beast! Although if you are on a tight budget, consider the 7870 or the 7950, as they give much better bang for the buck. 7950 OCed is just as good as the 670.

And that's an awesome present :D

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Time will tell :P I was planning on the 670 cause of CUDA, since I'm going to join the path of Programming, as well as the Borderlands 2 promotion, since I fell in love with BL2 when I came over to my cousin's home.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

I didn't know CUDA helped with programming. I do some programming, but it doesn't seem like using the CUDA on my 680 would help. Link? BL2 is a great game :D Free is always best!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Well apparently it does, according to a wonderful uncle of mine. Or maybe it's computing, the latter sounds more likely.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then a 670 OCed is just as good as.....? Every GPU can be OCed so I don't think that's a very good rationale.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice start so far. Decent choices on parts (except for maybe the PSU). Do your airflow a favor and route as many and much of those cables behind the mobo tray. That 8pin going across the mobo is going to be collecting a lot of heat and hindering the flow of cool air.

What's your budget for your GPU? We can help provide recommendations based on that to help balance your build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the PSU is fine but I'll be cautious about it.

Can you route the 8 Pin under the motherboard tray, that's my question, since I'm fairly new at this.

Yes, cabling is a priority as of now, and it shall look neater as days pass.

As for the GPU, I was going for the GTX 670, although there are definately more options.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can route the 8pin behind the motherboard tray. There should be a cutout at the top left corner of your case to bring route the cable through.

As far as your cable management, the best advice I can give is to take your time and plan out the routing. Zip ties are your friend!

A GTX 670 2GB would be a solid addition to your build. The AMD equivalent would be the HD 7950 and ~$100 cheaper, although you lose features like PhysX (if that matters to you in your gaming).

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

you should definitely invest in a better cpu cooler, the intel one really blows...no pun intended. haha

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't read the descriptions, huh?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, ordered an EVO, should be coming soon...haha

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I just saw it sorry man :( but nice good good you'll be in overclocker's heaven! :)

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

I purchased an extension for my 8 pin atx/eps12v PSU cable on Amazon. The cable is fine for now I'm sure, but you may want to get an extension.