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Sold for $1175.00, shipping included.

Re-done based on the advice I was given when I first posted!

Bit of a re-hash, this computer was my first build back in October of 2012, but I've done a bit of updating since then based on the recommendations of helpful and lovely users here. If you're wondering why my parts picture didn't have a CPU or RAM box it's because it's post-production, and I threw them away a year ago!

Updated some of the cable management. Was an idiot the first time, didn't realize my PSU had specific cords for the GPU, I had them weirdly adapted through molex-cables and other odds and ends. So that is now fixed and much cleaner. Took out the modular cables that weren't being used and threw them in the PSU box.

Moved my HDD down to bottom for airflow.

Love the 212 Evo, it is working great. Thanks for the suggestions Kenh536, PickItApart, and Jaabez.

The CPU Power Extension Cord was a godsend and put my OCD at ease, thanks Jaabez

Other than that moved my GPU to top-slot based on the advice of DJArtifact.

Still very much on the fence about a SSD Drive, but if I ever stumble into some free money I might decide to invest. A bit disappointing in 5400 RPM HDD, but newb mistake, won't make in the future.

EDIT: My BIOS was reading the RAM as 1600, I checked my reciept and it was indeed 1600 RAM, silly me!

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  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

20$ more on the case and you could have had something way better IMO. Too bad you didn't wait for the 760 too, at 260$ it's a great deal, on par with the 7950. Good mobo / cpu / cooler combo though, this one always work. I would have grabbed some faster memory (1600) but at this price it's quite unbeatable. A western digital blue (the 7200 one) for cheaper might have given a better experience, no need to talk about the gain an SSD would bring here ;). The PSU is a bit overpowered but the price you got it, it's quite a good deal.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm an idiot and actually did purchase 1600 RAM, just forgot in the length of time it was been and thought for some reason it was 1333. I love my case though. And I built this in Oct 2012, so no 760 back then. But did have the awesome RAM prices.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah forgot about the purchase date for a moment, how much did you pay the 7950 back then ? Glad you have some 1600 and not 1333, there is actually a difference, and yeah, I miss these prices :'(. If price fixing was punished sometimes..

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought the card for 358.80. The only things I changed recently were the addition of the EVO 212 and the CPU power cord extender, because beforehand it ungraciously ruined everything. I'll look into what I can do with PCI-E cables whenever I get a chance though.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, thanks for the info :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

This has pretty good cable management given that the case doesn't give you a lot of room. Did the PCIE cables not fit behind the motherboard? Otherwise this is a good build.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choice of parts, but would it be possible for you to route your PCI-E cables behind the back plate? I probably would also have picked up DDR3-1600 RAM instead of 1333.

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