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Just completed this build, works well so far, it should last a long time for what I want to use it for. It runs my Mastercam software like a dream.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

I dont mean to be a downer but for you budget you could have gotten a way better computer

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, with dual monitors and a GPU for that price, yeah it could have been better.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Like what? Maybe you could spec one out as an example.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone for an xfx r7 370 2255

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

maybe you should go with a GTX 970, it's only 30 or 50 bucks more and gives much better performance

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Again I will only use it for Mastercam, not hardcore gaming, so it should work fine for what I'm doing. Thanks for the advise though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! I'm mastercam certified haha. Never seen anyone else use that software.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get certified? What version are you on? I'm on X8, and stay on the newest one all the time. I also use Vericut, Catia, and Unigraphics at work, but only MCX* and Vericut at home.

Big here in Wichita, Ks.

Many places use it to program with, CATIA is sooo expensive, so shops use it as a low cost alternative.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it in my highschool engineering class. We worked with a local education distributor to get the certification. I can't really point you in the right direction as I am in college now.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a few problems with this build

I sincerely hope you didn't pay that much for an SSD

Why spend $1300 dollars on a build and get a $30 PSU and risk it ?

Could have gotten a 8320 and OC'd to the same levels of performance.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did, I just used this site as a compatability checker and price comparasion.

It was my first build and dont know about alot of stuff like psu's, just got what seemed like a good one, but honestly it just looked good and kept my price down. If it goes out I'll pony up for a new one and spend more next time,It wont be hard to rewire everything. What would you recomend?

I wont ever over clock, no need for my application.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would use an EVGA or Corsair PSU 650w+ just to be safe.

And yeah it's your first build , there is no other way to learn right?

But I might just add if you weren't going to overclock you could have saved on the cpu cooler by quite a few dollars and gone with air.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right. Thank you for your advise, if I discover that overclocking will improve my tool path calculation time I may do it.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I was just wondering if you game on your machine, if so could you list some benchmarks?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No gaming, but there are benchmarks for mastercam I will post when I get the time.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

https://imgflip.com/i/he4gt

Too many stickers, but nice. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is junk. Don't be surprised when it fails on you one fine day.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I will cross that bridge when it gets here. Should work fine for me. Just doing contract CNC progrmming with it from home after my 9-5 programming job, and on the weekends.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Might want to adjust your ram. you're using slots 1 & 3. should be utilizing 1 & 2. Check with your manual.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I will check that, thankyou

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

it is my first build so, I probably made some mistakes.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

rookie mistake, easily corrected.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No he should be using 2 & 4

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I know its one of the two, I just got the numbers wrong. Thanks for the correction

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't like that apevia

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If anything goes wrong I'll just throw money at it. :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

that gpu and cooler tho....? why?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

He did say he's using CAD, so no 970 necessary

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the gpu because I have a Nvidia Quadro 4000 at work, have used it for 3 years and works great, and pound for pound it seemed to spec out ok.Nvidia because I wanted to stay in the brand recomended to me by my fellow Mastercam guys at work.

The cooler because I wanted too. :) Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well what can I say... I'm a sticker guy. :)