Description

Bought the parts separately during the weeks preceding and following Black Friday.

Price changes**

CPU was bought at $99.00 Mobo was bought at $85.00 - $20.00 mail in rebate (so in total $65.00!) GPU was bought at $190 - $15.00 mail in rebate Case was bought at $110 from the NZXT website


The FSP PS was actually dead on delivery... I returned it and went to a local computer parts store (Tiger Direct store) and bought an "ULTRA" brand PS (550W) for $45.00.

In total, I spent around $600 for everything.

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 5 points

move the other stick of ram to the other black lane to run in dual channel mode

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

my mobo gets hung up whenever i try to run the ram in dual channel mode =/

i've tried manually decreasing the speed of the RAM but to no avail... any suggestions?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

go research it. i have never encountered this problem before

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally if I didn't know what the sales were I'd have said something about the high priced MB but I saw it on sale for $85 myself and nearly picked up a couple :P You got some great deals and built a solid system but the PSU would worry me to death. the one item in an entire system you don't want to skimp on is the PSU. It powers everything and that power determines the life of the computer. If a PSU dies it can very well take more than itself with it costing you more in the long run. For the very reason your PSU was dead on delivery is the same reason most people would never recommend FSP. For nearly the same price you could get a more well known reliable PSU and not have the risks. Seasonic, Corsair, XFX Pro series (All guts of these three are made by Seasonic) Also Coolermaster Silence, Silverstone aren't bad either though usually you can find the first 3 for the same price as others and you'll have the peace of mind behind the quality.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Just noticed as well that your 8Pin which is most definitely long enough, is running over the top of your GPU / motherboard which I'd highly recommend routing behind the motherboard.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I agree with you on both points. The PS 8 pin was too short to route through the back though (I tried various routes but none were successful). Is there a specific drawback for routing it through the front?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Cables tend to trap heat on them and heat = bad for components. if you can unplug the cable and stretch the cable straight up and it will extend past the case, than the cable is definitely long enough to route behind the mb tray.

There are few tips to get it to work. 1. it should probably be the first cable routed out the hole directly next to the PSU. example o = 8pin cable(oxxxx) it will be / should be bent before putting it into the hole at the top so it'll be easier to get it connected. There will not be a lot of slack in that cable infact if you look at other builds that particular cable is usually tight against the back of the motherboard tray and very little of it is visible at the top. if there is vents, usually is, at the bottom of the PSU, having it with the fan down usually puts that particular cable even closer to the wireing hole. If you'd like some help figuring this out I'd be more than happy. I welcome anyone to join me on my facebook page for build advice and computer parts consultation: http://www.facebook.com/IamApropos

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

i3 and $200 dollar mobo? -_- EDIT: Sorry I didn't read the description. Nice deal.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Prepare to be blitzed on that PSU, methinks

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points
  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

In the woooorld of PC, it's not how solid people seem, it's the reputation they have.

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